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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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Can a 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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Can an elder brain shed its body to escape disaster? [closed]

Can an elder brain (monster) shed its body to escape an incoming physical disaster, or something to that effect? If so, what class feature or power would it actually qualify to use to achieve the ...
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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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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: One ...
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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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