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Can Kensai Improve a Soulbow's weapon?

I am preparing to DM a D&D 3.5e game. One of my players is trying to go Soulbow into Kensai. Can Kensai actually enhance the Soulbow's weapon? I am not sure if it can do that, as it is just an ...
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Best spells or powers for punishing anyone too close to me

I have a character with a reach of 20-25 feet depending on the buffs I have operational, with a specialty in grappling. The goal is to grab enemies and drag them to my space—and have my space, or ...
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Can a user benefit from personal powers stored in an empowered object?

I realized while writing this question that I have another issue with empowered objects. Specifically, it is the object using the stored powers, rather than the wearer/wielder/user. Can such an ...
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How does the receptacle power actually work?

This is actually several questions, but closely related enough I felt they should be asked as one question. If the community disagrees, I'm happy to split them up. The 2nd Edition Complete Psionics ...
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Is there any psion variant/ACF/etc that gets Grip of Iron?

I have a character who would really like to have grip of iron, the 1st-level psychic warrior power. However, said character is a psion, specifically an egoist, not a psychic warrior, and doesn’t have ...
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Elan Aegis total power points

An Elan gains: Naturally Psionic: Elans gain the Wild Talent feat as a bonus feat at 1st level. If an elan takes levels in a psionic class, she instead gains the Psionic Talent feat. Then she takes ...
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Do Telepathic Talent and an elan's resistance stack?

Do racial traits bonus stack? Telepathic Talent: Benefit: You can expend your psionic focus to gain a +2 trait bonus to your saves against mind-affecting powers and psi-like abilities. This talent ...
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Does the Psi Warrior Telekinetic movement let you move an item you're standing on?

as title, the telekinetic movement option says "One loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature other than yourself", does that mean that if say, i placed my shield on the ...
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Can one dismiss their Psionic Focus voluntarily?

The full question is: Can a character voluntarily dismiss their psionic focus and, if so, what type of action would it be? The rules clearly state how to gain or expend your focus. They also explain ...
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Does the bonus-action shove from the (UA) Telekinetic feat move the target through the air, or only on the ground?

Imagine a party of PCs exploring a dungeon inside a volcano. After a climactic confrontation with the Big Bad, the volcano begins to erupt, and the PCs must flee for their lives. Unfortunately, one of ...
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Does the psicrystal telepathic speech ability qualify it for the Mindsight feat?

Assuming that a psicrystal can take feats, does the psicrystal telepathic speech ability it gains at 5th level qualify it for the Mindsight feat from Lords of Madness?
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Aegis's key ability

All psionic classes has own key ability except Aegis. I searched through many manuals but I found nothing to help me. I ve found "Table: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Power Points" but Aegis ...
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Can Will save modifier from Elan “Resistance” stack with Will save modifier from “Empty Mind” psionic talent?

Can an Elan use their Resistance (su) and Empty Mind in the same round to gain a total of +6 on a Will save?
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Can the modifiers from psionic talents stack?

If you choose the Access Psionic Talent feat, you choose 5 psionic talents (which are 0-level psionic powers), then if you have enough power points to spend, you can activate "Precognition, ...
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Does the Mind Flayers Innate Spellcasting (Psionics) trigger the melee weapon attack granted by the Mage Slayer feat?

While searching for an answer i found this and this question about counterspelling a Mind Flayer. Which does not work because Counterspell states in it's reaction trigger: when you see a creature ...
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How many Disciplines does a Mystic get?

At level 1, An Awakened Mystic gets 1 Discipline (any order) and 2 Bonus Disciplines (Awakened only) at level 8 with a total of 4 disciplines known (per the advancement chart) I should have a total of ...
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Metamind under effects of Font of Power and Split Mind, can both minds utilize Font of Power?

A10th level Metamind has the class feature Font of Power, which produces endless power points for one minute. If the Metamind manifests Split Mind, can both minds access the power points from Font of ...
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If a spirit is to “return to its body” and the body is in stasis, what happens?

Can a manifester that has separated body and spirit, such as by the power Stealsteel or by some other means, still return to its body if the manifester's body is in stasis, such as by the power ...
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Mechanic implications of the Psionics tag?

Quite a few monsters have the Innate Spellcasting trait. Some of them, such as the Gith (MM) and the Neothelid (VGtM) have a trait called Innate Spellcasting (Psionics) instead. I cannot recall having ...
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Can a “psionic spell” be dispelled using the Dispel Magic spell?

Situation from my recent game: a tree-like supposedly psionic monster used pain mirror on me (I'm Arcanist). I intended to dispel it with dispel magic, but I was informed that because it's a psionic ...
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What creatures exist (besides the Githzerai) that associate psionics with anything besides Intelligence?

My understanding of psionics in D&D is that it is usually tied to Intelligence. Going by player classes, the UA Mystic class was Intelligence-based, and going by monsters, many of them who are ...
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What can Psychoportive Talent effectively deny?

The description of the Psychoportive Talent Trait says, You can expend your psionic focus as an immediate action to make a five-foot step. You may do this even if you have already moved in the ...
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How many times can the Psionic Talent Die be rolled before becoming unusable?

In the Psionic Options UA all the subclasses get access to a Psionic Talent Die that works as follows: Changing the Die’s Size. If you roll the highest number on your Psionic Talent die, it ...
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Can a UA Soulknife use the Dueling fighting style with both Psychic Blades attacks?

Soulknife is available as a rogue subclass in Unearthed Arcana: Psionic Options Revisited. One of its 3rd-level features is Psychic Blades, which states: When you are about to make a melee or ...
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The UA Psionics wizard subclass feature Psionic Devotion modifies the Friends cantrip; how does it work?

I am playing a wizard, and I am looking at choosing Psionics (from Unearthed Arcana: Fighter, Rogue, Wizard) as my Arcane Tradition. The Psionic wizard subclass gets the Psionic Devotion feature at ...
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When does the Psion Power Point recency limit count?

I'm a bit confused by the below and just want to gain clarification. In the book it says, Recent Manifesting Limit/Rest Interruptions If a psionic character has manifested powers recently, the ...
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Can a 3rd-level aegis add “improved damage” to the astral skin?

A 3rd-level aegis, with the astral skin, has 2×speed, 1×nimble, and 1×evasion, plus 5 customization points. Can the aegis improve the astral skin with 1cp×darkvision, 2cp&...
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Can Aegis take the Open Minded feat?

The Open Minded feat (Psionics Unleashed) says: You are naturally able to reroute your memory, mind, and skill expertise. Benefit: You gain 1 skill point for every Hit Die you possess. You gain 1 ...
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Can you use more than 1 PP to increase Temporary HP from the Toughened Suit feat?

Can you use more than 1 PP to increase Temporary HP an Aegis gets from the Toughened Suit feat? If so, is the Aegis still limited to spending no more PP than their manifester level?
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Do psionics powers' effects stack?

If an Elan Aegis obtains the Unlocked Talent and Access Psionics Powers, can they stack fortify, lesser +1 and fortify +2 and Resistance (due to Elan) +4 on saving throws (spending Power points)?
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How many feats does an Elan Aegis spend to gain Unlocked Talent and Access Psionic Talent?

The Elan race description says: Naturally Psionic: Elans gain the Wild Talent feat as a bonus feat at 1st level. If an elan takes levels in a psionic class, she instead gains the Psionic Talent feat. ...
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Can an Aegis stack 2 improved damage?

I have a cascade of questions relative to customization points and their use but I think an all-in-one question is better. I can divide that as well as you prefer. Can a 2 level Aegis with 14 power ...
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What is the logic or fallacy behind the Perpetual Power Point trick?

The Perpetual Power Point trick uses two feats. The first is Azure Talent (which grants 1:2 ratio of incarnum in for double the power points out) per point of incarnum invested. When essentia is ...
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Which psionics book is missing the least content?

I want buy the most complete book for use of psionics in my Pathfinder game. The three books I’m concerned about are Psionics Unleashed, Psionics Augmented and Ultimate Psionics. I’ve heard there’s ...
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Can a psionic-but-no-manifesting creature use psionic powers? such as Elan with some Aegis class level? [closed]

Can a psionic-but-no-manifesting creature use psionic powers? such as Elan with some Aegis class level. Normally not but there are some "tricks" Such Elan's trait the character gain "wild talent". As ...
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How does the tactician psionic class's Collective ability work?

The tactician's Collective ability (Advanced Psionics Guide, p. 53) states, in part: A tactician can manifest certain powers through his collective. If a tactician power specifies one or more ...
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Resurrection via Psions using their Psicrystal

I vaguely remember psicrystals holding the soul of the Psion upon death and escaping to a safe location to regrow a new body for its owner where the crystal itself is part of the new body. Was this ...
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Different Number of feats between Aegis and fighter

A 12th-level human two-handed fighter has 13 feats. How many feats does a 10th-level two-handed fighter/2nd-level aegis have if they were human until 10th level and then changed to the elan race?
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Is Aegis a Manifesting psionic creature?

Is Aegis a Manifesting psionic creature? And so, can he use Psionic powers? From Ultimate Psionics I believe the answer is "no" but I'm not completely sure. Is there a "feat" or other way that ...
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Does the Scent ability function under water in conjunction with the Aegis' Underwater Breathing Astral suit option?

Does the Scent ability function under water in conjunction with the Aegis' Underwater Breathing Astral suit option? PC in party is an Aegis 4, Druid 7 and managed to get the scent ability, wonders if ...
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Can “x'/level” area effects be set at smaller sizes?

For example, a 12th level character produces an effect that has "x'/level" area of effect. Can the character control the size of the area of effect, or not? It would be nice to have a quote of where ...
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Multi-classing and prerequisites

The character begins as a 10th level human fighter and then received an extra benefit at the adventure's ending; he is discovered to be an Elan (not a human, GM's alchemy) gaining psionic capacities. ...
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Can you wear armor over an Aegis Astral Skin?

Can you wear armor over an Aegis Astral Skin? Astral Skin: When formed in this way, an astral suit resembles a psychoactive skin. Psychoactive Skins: A deployed skin completely covers the ...
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How does the psionic power Immovability actually work?

The psionic power Immovability has a duration of "Concentration". Does it mean that I need to roll more than 10 on the Concentration check each round to keep manifesting it if I'm not under attack, ...
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Have any psionic specific adventures or modules ever been published for D&D by TSR or WotC?

Have any psionic specific adventures or modules ever been published for D&D by TSR or WotC? Any edition is fine, as my impression is that there are not really any. Answers are preferred to be ...
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Does a Control Weather effect and Gust of Wind effect stack or not, and why?

Does a Control Weather type effect and Gust of Wind type effect stack or not for purposes of total wind speed, and why? One or more of these effects may arise from items or effects of psionic and/or ...
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If someone is under the effect of microcosm, does putting the physical body in quintessence affect their dream world?

Does putting someone's physical body in quintessence, thus removing them from the time stream, also remove them from the dream demiplane their mind was sent to by Microcosm? The point of this is to ...
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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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