Questions tagged [psionics]

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How can Githzerai and Githyanki both be Chaotic Aligned and Psionicists? [closed]

How can Githzerai and Githyanki both be Chaotic Aligned and Psionicists? Furthermore, there's a handful of Psionic races with powers, typically equal to their level, with no apparent restriction, but ...
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Could Touchsight be used to feel the presence of the microscopic or nanoscopic?

Touchsight allows you to feel your surroundings, and ignore invisibility and darkness and other visually obscuring effects. It also allows you to detect and pinpoint all creatures within range. And it ...
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What method can be used to renew a psionic power on a schedule, even if the character sleeping or unconscious?

If a character wants to have a psionic power renew on a once or twice per day schedule (no more than twice per day at max) regardless of external circumstances or personal status conditions up to and ...
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Can a Soulknife make a whip?

What the title says. Can a soulknife get a 15 foot reach weapon that does (I guess?) 1d8 points of non-lethal damage and has disarm? How would it work? Or is it undefined?
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Do a Soulknife’s soulknife abilities function in an Antimagic Field?

The Soulknife’s soulknife comes from their Psychic Blades subclass feature, which states: “Also at 3rd level, you can manifest your psionic power as shimmering blades of psychic energy. Whenever you ...
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Do the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat work with the Manyshot feat?

Can the Manyshot feat work to allow you to apply the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat to all the arrows? The hang-up is that you are creating 3 arrows so you ...
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When do you lose bonus power points?

I'm looking specifically at the feat Azure Talent, from Magic of Incarnum. I've read various debates about whether or not one can combine it with things like Psycarnum Infusion to get infinite power ...
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Please clarify Soulknife's Blade Skill Multiple Throw?

Please clarify Soulknife's Blade Skill Multiple Throw? Multiple Throw: The soulknife can throw a number of mind blades per round equal to the number of melee attacks she could make. A soulknife must ...
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How to calculate Power Point total for multi-calss manifesters?

I'm currently playing an Aegis Lv6 and want to dip a few levels in Vitalist to aid my party cleric...mostly out of combat. I have an Int 18 and Wis 16. According Ability Modifiers and Bonus Power ...
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How does the Soulknife's Bladeskills Dual Imbue and Powerful Strikes work together with Psychic Strike?

How does the Soulknife's Bladeskills Dual Imbue and Powerful Strikes work together with Psychic Strike? Dual Imbue: When utilizing multiple mind blades, the soulknife may charge both blades with her ...
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Does an Aegis' Climb astral suit customization function like Spider Climb?

Does an Aegis' Climb astral suit customization function like Spider Climb?
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What set of abilities affects a Soul Knife's Mind Blade/s when they use Shape the Mind Blade class feature?

What set of abilities affects a Soul Knife's Mind Blade/s when they use Shape the Mind Blade class feature? Is it both Blade Skill/s and Mind Blade Enhancements or one or the other?
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How does underwater combat work with Soul Knives?

How does underwater combat work with Soul Knives'/Bolts'? Do they get the same penalties as regular weapons under water? Does a Soulbolt's Mind Bolt still have -2 per 5 feet ranged weapon penalties ...
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How does Improved Critical feat work with a Soul Knife's Emulate Weapon Blade Skill?

How does Improved Critical feat work with a Soul Knife's Emulate Melee Weapon Blade Skill? For intents and purposes "Emulate Weapon" functions like the weapon emulated, from damage to damage ...
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Does the Soul Knife's blade skill Mind Blade Finesse require the Weapon Finesse feat?

Does the Soul Knife's blade skill Mind Blade Finesse require the Weapon Finesse feat? Mind Blade Finesse Mind Blade Finesse: The benefits of the Weapon Finesse feat apply to the mind blade even when ...
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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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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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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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