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Is psionic focus itself actually psionic, or magical?

Expanded Psionics Handbook introduced a new use of the Concentration skill to gain psionic focus, which can then be expended in order to “take 15” on a future Concentration check. Various psionic ...
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Where can I find errata for Psionics Unleashed/Ultimate Psionics?

I recall, at one point, there being a collection of patches to Dreamscarred Press's psionics content, found on their forum, but it seems that in the time since I checked it, they've replaced their old ...
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Are there limits to object Sizes when a character uses Metamorphosis?

I intend to use an NPC to make her attack a vessel. The NPC is capable of using Metamorphosis as a multiclass Ardent 7, manifester level 11. My idea was to make her metamorph into a flying creature, ...
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What methods exist, if any, for adding a power from one class list to another class list?

Having looked into the matter, so far the only possibility I'm finding would be to research the power in question the same way one would create a new power or spell... Are there any other methods? ...
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Can, and if so how, may a non-Erudite psionic character learn a spellpower?

Spellpowers are powers that are converted into powers from spells by the Convert Spell to Power Erudite alternate class feature. They are powers for all intents and purposes. But they do not seem to ...
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Are there legitimate methods other than feats for an erudite to learn powers not on the psion/wilder list?

An Erudite can select powers freely from the psion/wilder lists, and from all the discipline lists with certain caveats. A StP alternate class feature Erudite can learn spells, converting them to "...
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Harness Shard customization

An 8th-level Aegis has 14 power points (due to level, race and other stuff), so if he customizes his suit with harness shard, he can create 14 shards. This round, he uses them all trying to hit one ...
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Spending customization points

From an answer to a previous question: So for example, at 1st level, you have 3 customization points, and diehard costs 3 customization points, so you can choose it. Choosing it takes 8 hours. ...
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Aegis, customization points, and power points

When the Aegis levels up and gains more basic powers for the suit, he can form, change type and dismiss the suit if he likes or needs it. This takes a specific action depending on the new type of suit ...
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An example of a normal day for an aegis

I want to make sure I correctly understand how playing an aegis works. Does this example day match the rules? In the morning the 3rd-level aegis wakes up and chooses 'speed' for astral skin (free), '...
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Aegis customizations after 1st level

As the Aegis gains levels after 1st, they gain more customizations, and some for free so for example at 2nd-level he obtains evasion in astral skin form and flex skin in astral armor form. Does that ...
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Changing aegis's astral suit mid-day

I need to confirm that I understand how the aegis's astral suit works. My understanding is, I'm a 1st-level Aegis, and in the morning I form an astral skin, and I choose nimble (dex+2) and speed ...
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Can the limitations of Mind Thrust be overcome?

The Mind Thrust psionic power has a few disadvantages. Notably, it is mind-affecting, which doesn't allow it to function against undead, constructs, oozes, and some plant creatures. Also, it ...
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How does the Mind Thrust psionic power work?

The description of the Mind Thrust psionic power in the SRD says: Level: Psion/wilder 1 Display: Auditory Manifesting Time: 1 standard action Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels) Target: ...
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Blasting Wilder using a second blast

I ran into another hiccup in my understanding of the rules for the Blasting Wilder. A blasting wilder uses her wild surge not to improve her psionic powers, but to enhance her surge blast ability. ...
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Blasting Wilder with Chaotic Surge

I started playing a Blasting Wilder with the added nutso idea of using the chaotic wild surge from the base class. I realize there is a huge risk/reward that comes with that combination. Onto my ...
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Do Psion and Ardent power points and powers stack?

The description of the psion class says: Every psion must decide at 1st level which psionic discipline he will specialize in. Choosing a discipline provides a psion with access to the class ...
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Am I correctly calculating the damage of this build?

Books of D&D 3.5: Player's Handbook (PHB) Tome of Magic (ToM) Complete Adventurer (CA) Complete Psionic (CP) Expanded Psionic (EP) My character is a fighter 2/shadowcaster 1/scout 1/ardent 1. He ...
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8th-level drow wizard got Wild Talent—what can I do with it?

So basically my DM gave my 8th-level drow wizard the Wild Talent feat after meeting some old elven dudes and communicating with them via telepathy. I'm wondering if I can make something cool out of ...
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Do the Astral Suits from the Aegis ability have weight that affects encumbrance, armor check penalties, and speed penalties?

Does the armor created by the Aegis ability Astral Suits have weight that contributes to encumbrance, along with armor check penalties and speed penalties, like normal armor?
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Is there an official supplement about psionics or are they only mentioned in UA-material?

I'm a big fan of psionics (like ones described in the Expanded Psionics Handbook for D&D 3.5e) including character options, monsters, lore, everything in fact, and I want to use them in my D&D ...
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For the Soulbolt's Double Shot blade skill, is the pair of ranged attacks made at the PC's highest BAB?

Please elaborate on Soulbolt's Double Shot blade skill? The skill simply states.... Double Shot: As a standard action, a soulbolt can expend her psychic strike to make two ranged attacks with her ...
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Can you hit two different targets with Lethal Acrobatics and deal sneak attack damage to both?

Can you hit two different targets with Lethal Acrobatics and deal sneak attack damage to both? We came a cross this problem when one our players a Rogue/Soulbolt used Lethal Acrobatics by moving in ...
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What happens after Body Snatcher prestige class's “Death is Only the Beginning” feature is used in the case of hit point damage?

The Mind Switch and True Mind Switch powers in Dreamscarred Press's psionics supplement state that you retain your hit points when you use them. The Body Snatcher prestige class that revolves around ...
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Why is the Psionic Artificer considered to be better than all other tier 1 classes?

The tier list over on GitP considers the Psionic Artificer to be "tier 0" and lists a few reasons explaining why. The primary justifications given for this (as seen here and here, and debated here) ...
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How does the Blasting Wilder archetype work?

The Blasting Wilder's modified Wild Surge ability says (emphasis mine): A blasting wilder uses her wild surge not to improve her psionic powers, but to enhance her surge blast ability. Any time ...
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Cerebral Parasites and Where to Find Them

What book do I find cerebral parasites in? I've got an adventure that has them in it but doesn't give me any of the details of what they do. The adventure came from an issue of Dragon magazine, in an ...
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What other uses do Power Points have in Pathfinder, specifically for non-manifesters?

I know this has been asked for D&D 3.0 & 3.5, but please hear me out as this concerns Pathfinder. I get PP is used to fuel and modify Psionic Powers and Psionic Focus no longer requires a PP ...
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Is a Duergar's Expansion and Invisibility abilities spell-like or psi-like? And does it matter?

The Duergar in the Monster Manual says that their expansion and invisibility abilities are spell-like abilities. But in the Expanded Psionics Handbook they are psi-like abilities. Which is it? And ...
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Does Aegis Augment Weapon suit option affect ranged weapons they use?

Does Aegis Augment Weapon suit option affect ranged weapons they use? Augmented Weapon The astral suit coats the aegis’s weapon. The weapon is treated as if it was one size category larger for ...
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Can a psion manifest Schism to use Guarded Sleep on themselves?

Can an 11+ level Psion who is about to naturally fall asleep manifest Schism and should they fall asleep (or willfully fail a sleep spell saving throw) before Schism ends, use Guarded Sleep on their ...
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Can a creature have simultaneously a magical and a psionic contingency?

Can a creature have in operation at the same time both the 6th-level Sor/Wiz spell contingency [evoc] (Player's Handbook 213) and the 6th-level psion/wilder power psionic contingency [clairsentience] (...
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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-...