Datasphere Control Tier 6 ability - Speaks to the Datasphere
Tier 6: Datasphere Control (8 Intellect points). Exploiting your connection to the datasphere, you can control the functions of any item of the numenera, automaton, or machine (intelligent or otherwise). If you use an action to concentrate on the device, you are aware of what is going on around it (you see and hear as if you were standing next to it, no matter how far away you are). You must touch the device to create the bond, but afterward, there is no range limitation. This effect lasts for one week. You can master only one device at a time. Action to initiate.
How does this work when taking control of Automatons? Would a player have to roll against the level of the Automaton i.e. to successfully touch it or take control? The description itself doesn't seem to imply any roll, only a touch is required to create a bond.
I can foresee a player using 'Speaks to the Datasphere' wanting to take control of high level Automatons such as the Dread Destroyer and either auto-destructing them or using them against other enemies. While i don't take issue with the idea itself, I want a practical and fun means of dealing with it.
Thanks in advance.