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A pseudo-scientific term for unnatural mental powers, including telekinesis, psychometry and telepathy.

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Can an Actual Cognizance Crystal be used as Reality Revision's Material Component?

From Reality Revision: Manifesting reality revision requires channeling psionic power through specially-treated crystals similar to cognizance crystals that cost 25,000 gp. Does "same" overpower "...
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Repeated Reality Revisions Inherent Bonus To Attribute Material Component Cost?

In the text for Reality Revision as follows: Grant a creature a +1 inherent bonus to an ability score. Two to five reality revisions manifested in immediate succession can grant a creature a +2 to +...
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Is the Dimension Hop power a valid choice for the Hidden Talent feat?

The Hidden Talent feat (XPH, p. 67) allows a character to: ...choose one 1st-level power from any psionic class list. You know this power (it becomes one of your powers known). You can manifest ...
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Can a Devoted Tracker’s companion/mount get share powers?

I have a character who has a special mount that also counts as an animal companion, per the Devoted Tracker feat from Complete Adventurer. Is there any way of gaining the share powers ability (as ...
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Is there a D&D 3.5e equivalent to the Death Field psionic power from 2nd edition?

D&D 2nd edition's Psionic class has a psionic power called Death Field. That power allows character to sacrifice half of his hitpoints to deal damage to all living things in some radius around ...
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How many times can a mystic use psionic body?

If a level 20 Mystic character dies, his psionic ability has a chance to bring him back to life 1d3 days later on the same plane of existence. How often can a Mystic do this? Is it every time they die ...
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Would Ghost Trap revert a Psion Uncarnate to corporeal form?

Would the spell Ghost Trap revert a psion uncarnates incorporeal form if they enter the affected area ? What confuses me is this part of the wording for the ghost trap spell: All incorporeal ...
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Does the bite of the wolf actually deal extra damage, or does it increase the base bite damage?

The 1st-level psychic warrior power bite of the wolf [psychometabolism] (Expanded Psionics Handbook 80), in part, says If you are not a Medium creature, your bite attack’s base damage varies as ...
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Can a Mind Mage/ StP Erudite learn Shapechange as a 1st level power?

Can a character with levels in Mind Mage and Spell-to-Power Erudite learn their own spells (i.e. Shapechange) as powers at a below normal spell level (i.e. 1st level) with the Mind Mage's Focus of ...
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Do Soulbolts with ability Emulate Range Weapon need to reload the emulated weapon?

Do Soulbolts with ability Emulate Range Weapon need to reload the emulated weapon? Emulate Ranged Weapon The soulknife can form her mind bolt to replicate any single ranged weapon (except ...
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Can you have multiple enchanted Fire Lashes? [duplicate]

Relating to Can you enchant a fire lash?: Can you have multiple fire lashes, each enchanted differently (for example, +1 shock and +2 keen, choosing each time you summon a fire lash which type you ...
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Can magical enhancement bonuses and weapon special abilities be added to a fire lash?

Can a pyrokineticist's fire lash be made magical so that, for example, it's a +1 shock fire lash? If so, can a pyrokineticist have multiple fire lashes, each of them different? (For example, can a ...
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Is there a Complete Psionic errata document?

I heard there was one that was distributed via email, but I can't find a reference to it anywhere on the interwebs. Does it exist, and, if it does, what does it cover?
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What non-explicitly-psionic Prestige Classess advance psionic manifesting?

So, I was looking for a way to close up my Cerebremancer (Wizard/Psion) build with emphasis on Psionic side (I like it way more) and as little Manifester Level loss as possible, and... There's not a ...
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Weapon afire on fire lash

Regarding the pyrokineticist’s fire lash from Expanded Psionics Handbook, Can you use weapon afire on a fire lash and does the 2d6/4d6 stack with or replace the normal 1d8 damage?
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How much like a whip is a fire lash?

Regarding the pyrokineticist’s fire lash from Expanded Psionics Handbook, It says that the fire lash is a “15-foot long whip of fire,” but is it a whip for the purposes of other things such as trip, ...
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Feat that allows you to convert power points to spell slots?

I'm trying to remember the name of a feat that allows you to convert power points to spell slots and vice versa
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Can your psicrystal fuse with you and give you construct immunities?

Can your psicrystal: Use Metamorphosis to transform into a living creature? Wait until it's about to wear off and then use Fusion on you? Have the Metamorphosis expire leaving you a construct/living-...
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Penetrating Vision, TK, and sabotage

I'd like to use PV and TK to cause havoc, disabling guns and power armor, killing power or control to building features (security systems, elevators, etc), and so on. But looking through the books and ...
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Penetrating Vision, TK, and choke

My character has Penetrating Vision 1 and Telekinesis 10. How would I handle the following situations? Could I use TK to squeeze the internal organs of an opponent to do damage, or would I have to ...
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Can I cover someone in Quintessence while time is frozen during Timestop?

After using the Time Stop spell, can I coat someone in Quintessence while they're frozen in time?
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How flexible is the Skin of Proteus?

The psychoactive skin "Skin of Proteus" grants the ability: This psychoactive skin continually affects the wearer as the metamorphosis power. While in a form other than his natural form, the wearer ...
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Psionically Augmented Power and a High Crit weapon - how do they work together?

I'm playing an Ardent and I have psionic points to augment my at-will powers. My weapon is a Falchion, a high crit weapon. If I augment for example "Psionic Shield" with 2 psionic points and then roll ...
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Is the power Transition Life described in more detail anywhere?

The Dragon #319 Dark Sun article "Setting and Races: Struggling to Survive in a Savage World" by David Noonan says, "Non-human elan are never created, and it could be that the transition life power ...
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Are a Mystic's psionics (UA) affected by an antimagic field?

Unearthed Arcana has taken up the concept of Psionics several times now. At first, with some basic rules for a Mystic class up to level 5 (which I can't seem to find online anymore, they seem to have ...
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How to build a psionic Ranger?

I would like to build a 13th level NPC Ranger-type, i.e. nature and stealth themed warrior, with psionics instead of spellcasting. Are there a) guidelines to adept spellcasters to psionics b) ...
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How can a psionic power be augmented beyond your usual manifester level?

What ways are there to either reduce power point costs or increase the effective manifester level for a psionic power—apart from Overcharge, the wilder class in general, or the torc of power ...
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Does the psionic power sustenance cover a vampire's need for blood?

Can a vampire who is able to manifest the sustenance power use that power to satisfy their thirst for blood?
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Does the Crystal created by Astral Seed violate Vow of Poverty?

Does the crystal created by the power Astral Seed count as a possession that would violate Vow of Poverty?
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If two Crystal Masters use fusion do their embedded gems stack?

If two characters who both have levels in the Crystal Master prestige class use fusion, does the resulting gestalt retain all of the embedded gems of both?
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What are the ramifications of no Psionics-Magic Transparency? [closed]

I'm planning a custom power to honor the psionic deity Auppenser and his desire to separate psionics and magic. I was planning on having a power that allows you to manifest other powers you know as ...
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How many Speed boost mods can be applied to an Aegis's Astral Skin?

The aegis Astral skin has the Speed option twice as free as bonus mods, however the Speed option state: Speed The aegis’s base land speed is increased by 5 feet. This customization can be ...
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How can you make Aegis Augmented Weapon and Crystallize Weapon suit options work with unarmed strikes?

How can you make Aegis Augmented Weapon and Crystallize Weapon suit options work with unarmed strikes? Augmented Weapon The astral suit coats the aegis’s weapon. The weapon is treated as if ...
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Melee Touch Attack + Natural Weapons

So, I have a character that will be making many, many melee touch attacks. The melee touch attacks come from the dread class (Unleashed Psionics). This is the ability: Devastating Touch (Su): A ...
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Can mundane crystal weapons break?

A friend of mine in our campaign recently got a masterwork mundane-crystal great axe after his last great axe was eaten by a rust monster. The DM said that since its made of crystal its more likely to ...
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How do Elan Resilience, Aberrant Manifesting, and Overchannel Damage interact?

If I apply Overchannel to a power, can I use my Elan Resilience to absorb the damage? If so, can I use the temporary power points from Aberrant Manifesting to fuel my Resilience? On a side note, can I ...
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What does the “+1 bonus per level” from psionic talents do?

Characters pg. 257 Teleportation Talent 5 points/level You have a natural talent for Teleportation. You get +1 per level to use any Teleportation ability. You can use earned points to ...
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Psionics/Magic Transparancy and PrC Qualification

So, I'm in a campaign that is running full (aka, 100%) Psionic-Magic Transparency. I'm a Divine Caster with not psionics classes, but am interested in taking Thrallherd. So, for purposes of ...
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How long can I keep the Str bonus from “Strength of my Enemy”?

The Psychic Power 'Strength of my Enemy' allows you to enhance any (natural) weapon you have to deal one point of strength damage with each succesful hit. This drained strength is then added to your ...
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How are people affected by augmented “Empathic Transfer, Hostile”?

Hostile empathic transfer is a psionic power on the psychic warrior's power list. It allows you to transfer your 'hurt' (damage you have suffered) to a creature that you touch. You are healed for the ...
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Under Psionic-Magic Transparency, can Wish emulate psionic powers?

From the SRD: The default rule for the interaction of psionics and magic is simple: Powers interact with spells and spells interact with powers in the same way a spell or normal spell-like ability ...
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Can feats like Psionic Weapon, Shot or Fist work with out interference with Path of War Rules?

Can feats like Psionic Weapon, Shot or Fist; or Greater Psionic Weapon, Shot or Fist work without interference or sacrifice with Path of War Rules? Effects from stances remain so long as stance is ...
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Under “Psionics-Magic Transparency” what kind of powers is a half-fey immune to?

A half-fey is immune to enchantment effects: Original text from Fiend Folio: Special Qualities: Half-fey have low-light vision and are immune to enchantment spells and effects. Revised ...
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Is there a method to change damage from psionic powers to nonlethal?

Is there a method to change damage from psionic powers to nonlethal? I am looking for answers in the 3.x/d20 material from Official WotC sources (published by WotC or by authorized 'official' sources ...
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Who gets to save against a telekinetic sphere, and what happens to those that do?

Psionic power Telekinetic Sphere has a save: Saving Throw: Reflex negates (object) All good. But the sphere can be targeted at a creature or an object, and picks up everything in its radius (at ...
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What can and can't Form of Doom be combined with?

The psionic power form of doom states: This power functions only while you inhabit your base form (for instance, you can’t be metamorphed or polymorphed into another form, though you can use claws ...
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Ultimate Psionics - Marksman Talents

Does the Marksman class in the Ultimate Psionics book gain talents? There is no mention of talents in the class description; however, page 148 lists 0-Level Marksman Powers (Talents). If the class ...
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Ultimate Psionics - Claws of the Beast

I'm having a hard time understanding claws of the beast. Does it stack with bite of the wolf? To be precise, do you get 2 claw attacks and 1 bite attack per round by having both of these psionic ...
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What determines the power level of a power an ardent can pick?

The standard class ardent (Complete Psionic 5-8) on Powers Known, in part, says At each additional level, an ardent learns one new power from her available mantles. She must be able to manifest the ...
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Can Athasian psionicist/druids evolve into “advanced beings” like the other caster classes?

In Athas, there are options for high level Psionicist / Clerics or Psionicist / (Defilers | Preservers) to become advanced beings. Is there such an advancement path for high level Psionicist / Druids?...