Although most soulknives choose to focus their psionic energy into weapons they can wield, some have chosen to channel their energy into a more defensive form, creating armor to protect themselves as well as the weapons to strike at their enemies.
The armored blade can form a mind blade in the same fashion as a standard soulknife, using the normal rules under the Form Mind Blade class feature. In addition, as a separate move action, she may form mind armor. Mind armor can be formed as light, medium, or heavy form. Light form is treated in all ways (except visually) as a masterwork chain shirt. Medium form is treated in all ways (except visually) as masterwork chainmail. Heavy form is treated in all ways (except visually) as masterwork splint mail. Mind armor is treated like a mind blade in all other ways (breaking, null psionics fields, etc) and can be dismissed as a free action.
An armored blade is always considered proficient in her mind armor.
The armored blade can shape her mind blade and mind armor in the same fashion as a standard soulknife shapes her mind blade. Her mind blade and mind armor must be reshaped separately.
This replaces the Shape Mind Blade class feature, but counts as Shape Mind Blade for prerequisites or requirements.
The armored blade’s mind armor and mind blade are improved like a standard soulknife’s mind blade, including if the armored blade creates two mind blades, except the enhancement bonus increases at a reduced rate, rather than every odd level, as indicated on Table: Mind Armament Progression. The enhancement bonus for mind armor is unaffected if the armored blade shapes two mind blades. The armored blade can select armor special abilities from the Table: Mind Armament Abilities.
|Soulkife Level||Enhancement Bonus|
|Armor Special Ability||Enhancement Bonus Value||Required Level|
|Spell Resistance (13)||+2||7|
|Spell Resistance (15)||+3||9|
|Energy Resistance, Improved||+4||12|
|Spell Resistance (17)||+4||12|
|Spell Resistance (19)||+5||15|
|Energy Resistance, Greater||+5||15|
Psionics Expanded: Advanced Psionics Guide. Copyright 2011, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Jeremy Smith and Andreas Rönnqvist.