The Psychic Blade ability says:

Whenever you take the Attack action, you can manifest a psychic blade from your free hand and make the Attack with that blade.


The blade vanishes immediately after it hits or misses its target...

Opportunity Attack says:

You can make an opportunity Attack when a Hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. To make the opportunity Attack, you use your Reaction to make one melee Attack against the provoking creature.

As far as I can determine, an Opportunity Attack allows you to make an attack, but you are not taking the Attack action. Psychic Blade specifies that the blades only manifest when you take the Attack action. It would seem that an opportunity attack with a psychic blade is impossible.

Can a Soulknife use a psychic blade for an opportunity attack?


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No, you can’t

Your reading is spot on, you can only use Psychic Blade when you take the Attack action.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Interesting. That also disallows grappling and shoving as Opportunity attacks. I had never thought of that. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 18, 2022 at 16:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ @keithcurtis correct \$\endgroup\$
    – Dale M
    Apr 18, 2022 at 21:32

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