Within the mind of any sentient being lies power to rival that of the greatest magical artifact or holy site. By accessing these staggering vaults of mental energy, the psychic can shape the world around her, the minds of others, and pathways across the planes. No place or idea is too secret or remote for a psychic to access, and she can pull from every type of psychic magic. Many methods allow psychics to tap into their mental abilities, and the disciplines they follow affect their abilities.
Role: With a large suite of spells, psychics can handle many situations, but they excel at moving and manipulating objects, as well as reading and influencing thoughts.
Hit Die: d6.
Starting Wealth: 2d6 × 10 gp (average 70 gp.) In addition, each character begins play with an outfit worth 10 gp or less.
The psychic’s class skills are Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Fly (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (all) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int).
Skill Ranks per Level: 2 + Int modifier.
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|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Discipline power, discipline spell, knacks, phrenic amplification, phrenic pool, psychic discipline||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|11th||+5||+3||+3||+7||Major amplifications, phrenic amplification||6||6||6||6||4||—||—||—||—|
The following are the class features of the psychic.
A psychic is proficient with all simple weapons, but not with any type of armor or shield.
A psychic casts psychic spells drawn from the psychic class’s spell list. She can cast any spell she knows without preparing it ahead of time. To learn or cast a spell, a psychic must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a psychic’s spell is equal to 10 + the spell’s level + the psychic’s Intelligence modifier.
A psychic can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Her base daily spell allotment is given on Table: Psychic. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Intelligence score.
The psychic’s selection of spells is limited. A psychic begins play knowing four 0-level spells and two 1st-level spells of the psychic’s choice. At each new psychic level, she learns one or more new spells, as indicated on Table: Psychic Spells Known. Unlike a psychic’s spells per day, the number of spells a psychic knows isn’t affected by her Intelligence score.
At 4th level and every even-numbered level thereafter (6th, 8th, and so on), a psychic can choose to learn a single new spell in place of one she already knows. In effect, the psychic loses the old spell in exchange for the new one.
The new spell’s level must be the same as that of the spell being exchanged, and it must be at least 1 level lower than the highest-level spell from the psychic’s class list that the psychic can cast. A psychic can swap only a single spell at any given level, and must choose whether or not to swap the spell at the same time that she gains new spells known for the level.
A psychic need not prepare her spells in advance. She can cast any psychic spell she knows at any time, assuming she has not yet used up her allotment of spells per day for the spell’s level.
Knacks: Psychics learn a number of knacks, or 0-level spells. These spells are cast like any other spell, but they don’t consume any slots and can be used again. Knacks cast using other spell slots (due to metamagic feats, for example) consume spell slots as normal.
A psychic has a pool of supernatural mental energy that she can draw upon to manipulate psychic spells as she casts them. The maximum number of points in a psychic’s phrenic pool is equal to 1/2 her psychic level + her Wisdom or Charisma modifier, as determined by her psychic discipline. The phrenic pool is replenished each morning after 8 hours of rest or meditation; these hours don’t need to be consecutive. The psychic might be able to recharge points in her phrenic pool in additional circumstances dictated by her psychic discipline. Points gained in excess of the pool’s maximum are lost.
A psychic develops particular techniques to empower her spellcasting, called phrenic amplifications. The psychic can activate a phrenic amplification only while casting a spell using psychic magic, and the amplification modifies either the spell’s effects or the process of casting it. The spell being cast is called the linked spell. The psychic can activate only one amplification each time she casts a spell, and doing so is part of the action used to cast the spell. She can use any amplification she knows with any psychic spell, unless the amplification’s description states that it can be linked only to certain types of spells. A psychic learns one phrenic amplification at 1st level, selected from the list below. At 3rd level and every 4 levels thereafter, the psychic learns a new phrenic amplification.
A phrenic amplification can’t be selected more than once.
Once a phrenic amplification has been selected, it can’t be changed. Phrenic amplifications require the psychic to expend 1 or more points from her phrenic pool to function.
Biokinetic Healing (Su): When the psychic casts a linked spell from the transmutation school, she can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to regain 2 hit points per level of the linked spell. Source PZO9461
Complex Countermeasure (Ex): The psychic can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to increase by 2 the DCs of concentration checks or caster level checks the linked spell requires enemies to attempt. For example, if the linked spell were nondetection, the DC of the caster level check for using a divination on the warded creature or item would increase. This increase also applies to checks to dispel, counterspell, or identify the linked spell. The bonus applies while the spell is cast and lasts for the spell’s duration (if appropriate), to a maximum of 24 hours. The psychic can choose to spend 2 points from her phrenic pool to instead increase the linked spell’s DCs by 4.
Conjured Armor (Su): By spending 1 point from her phrenic pool, the psychic grants any creature she conjures or summons with the linked spell a +2 deflection bonus to AC. This bonus lasts for 1 round per caster level or until the creature disappears, whichever comes first. This amplification can be linked only to conjuration (calling) or conjuration (summoning) spells. The bonus increases to +3 at 8th level and to +4 at 15th level.
Defensive Prognostication (Su): When casting a divination spell, the psychic sees a glimmer of her future. By spending 1 point from her phrenic pool as she casts a divination spell, she gains a +2 insight bonus to AC for a number of rounds equal to the linked spell’s level. She can instead spend 2 points to increase the bonus to +4. This amplification can be linked only to divination spells.
Dragon’s Breath Focus (Su): The psychic can spend 2 points from her phrenic pool to change a linked spell that has a line or burst area of effect into a 30-foot cone that emanates from the psychic’s mouth as a breath weapon. Source PZO9461
Focused Force (Su): When casting a force spell, the psychic can increase the spell’s damage by spending 1 point from her phrenic pool. Increase the die size for the spell’s damage by one step (from 1d4 to 1d6, 1d6 to 1d8, 1d8 to 1d10, or 1d10 to 1d12). This increases the size of each die rolled, so a spell that dealt 4d6+3 points of force damage would deal 4d8+3 points of force damage instead. This amplification can be linked only to spells that deal force damage, and only if that damage includes a die value. A spell that already uses d12s for damage can’t be amplified in this way.
Intense Focus (Ex): The psychic can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to gain a +2 bonus on any concentration check she attempts as part of casting the linked spell. She can choose to spend 2 points from her phrenic pool to instead gain a +4 bonus.
Mindshield (Su): The psychic can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to give one target of the linked spell a +2 morale bonus on Will saves for 1 round per psychic level (maximum 10 rounds). The psychic can instead spend 2 points to increase the bonus to +4. If the linked spell affects more than one creature, the psychic can spend the same number of points for each additional creature she wants to affect with this amplification. She must choose to spend either 1 point for each creature or 2 points for each creature; she can’t grant different bonuses to different targets.
Mindtouch (Su): The psychic can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to probe one target’s mind if that creature is affected by the linked spell. If the target of the linked spell fails its saving throw or is hit by the spell, the psychic detects its surface thoughts (as the 3rd-round effect of detect thoughts). If the linked spell doesn’t already require an attack roll or allow a saving throw, the target can attempt a Will Saving Throw to avoid the thought-detection effect only; the DC is calculated using the linked spell’s level (and all other bonuses that would apply if the linked spell allowed a Will save). This amplification can be linked only to spells that affect a target or an area. If the linked spell can affect more than one creature, the psychic can attempt to detect more than one target’s thoughts by spending 1 additional point per creature beyond the first. She must select these targets when she casts the spell and spends the points. This is a mind-affecting effect.
Ongoing Defense (Su): The psychic can increase the duration of spells that improve her psychic defenses. She can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool when she casts any intellect fortress, mental barrier, thought shield, or tower of iron will spell to extend the spell’s duration by 1 round.
Overpowering Mind (Ex): The psychic can spend 2 points from her phrenic pool to increase the Will save DC of the linked spell by 1. At 8th level, she can choose to instead spend 4 points to increase the DC by 2. At 15th level, she can choose to instead spend 6 points to increase the DC by 3. This amplification can be linked only to spells that have the mind-affecting descriptor and require a Will saving throw.
Phrenic Strike (Su): As long as the psychic has at least 1 point in her phrenic pool, she can attempt an unarmed strike in place of a touch attack as part of casting a spell with a range of touch. This unarmed attack still provokes attacks of opportunity as normal unless the psychic can otherwise make unarmed attacks without provoking attacks of opportunity. Source PZO9461
Psychofeedback (Su): The psychic can spend 2 points from her phrenic pool to sacrifice a linked spell of 2nd level or higher. Doing so grants the psychic a +1 enhancement bonus to Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution per level of the sacrificed spell. This bonus lasts for 1 minute per psychic level. Source PZO9461
Relentless Casting (Su): The psychic can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to roll twice on any caster level checks to overcome spell resistance required for the linked spell and take the better result. Because she must decide to spend points from her phrenic pool when she starts casting a spell, the psychic must decide to use this ability before the GM calls for the caster level check.
Telempathic Restoration (Su): When the psychic casts telepathic bond, she can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to remove the dazed, frightened, panicked, shaken, or stunned condition from one target of the bond. Doing so removes the status from the target of the linked spell, but applies it immediately (with any remaining duration) to the psychic. Source PZO9461
Transfer Fear (Su): When the psychic successfully affects a target with a fear effect, she can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to remove a fear effect from herself or one ally with whom she is in telepathic contact. Source PZO9461
Undercast Surge (Su): When the psychic undercasts a spell, she can spend points from her phrenic pool to increase the spell’s effective level, essentially using up a lower-level spell slot to cast a higher-level version of the spell. This costs 2 points per spell level increased. She can’t use this ability to cast a version higher than the version she knows. For instance, a psychic who knows mind thrust III but not mind thrust IV could cast mind thrust II and spend 2 points to treat it as mind thrust III, but couldn’t spend 4 points to treat it as mind thrust IV. This amplification can be linked only to spells that can be undercast.
Will of the Dead (Su): Even undead creatures can be affected by the psychic’s mind-affecting spells. The psychic can spend 2 points from her phrenic pool to overcome an undead creature’s immunity to mind-affecting effects for the purposes of the linked spell. This ability functions even on mindless undead, but has no effect on creatures that aren’t undead. This amplification can be linked only to spells that have the mind-affecting descriptor.
The exact origin of psi-tech is lost to time, but many believe that the first practitioners of this strange art gained their abilities through exposure to the cybernetics, nanites, and biological technology salvaged from ancient ruins. Others posit that the psychics who discovered it were working at the behest of sinister entities. Regardless, psi-tech traditions have endured and are available to psychics who have connections to high technology.
Androids and individuals with ties to those synthetic humanoids often find themselves called to merge their natural psychic abilities with the technological aptitude that comes so organically to them, considering many of the psi-tech discoveries below as well as the mindtech discipline to be part of their unique heritage. Psychics often spend years studying ways to synergize these two seemingly unrelated specialties before returning home and awing others with their newfound capabilities. More than a few seemingly innocuous psychic scholars have found themselves driven mad with power this way, making psitech a potentially dangerous route for the weak willed.
A psychic can learn a psi-tech discovery in place of a phrenic amplification or a feat.
Artificial Ascension: You can upload your consciousness into a robot, becoming an artificial intelligence. Performing this ascension requires uninterrupted access to a construct with the robot subtype and at least 10 Hit Dice for 24 hours, during which time you cannot perform other tasks. Any interruptions cause the upload to fail. At the end of the 24 hours your consciousness is successfully uploaded into the robot. If the robot is not willing, it must attempt a Will save (DC = 1/2 your psychic level + your Intelligence modifier). If it is successful, the robot rejects your consciousness, rendering you staggered for 24 hours and unable to perform the ritual again during this time. If your consciousness is successfully uploaded, the robot’s consciousness is destroyed and your physical body immediately dies and can’t be raised, resurrected, or otherwise brought back to life. Your creature type changes to artificial intelligence, and your robot body gains the aggregate template, with all the adjustments made in the template’s description. As a full-round action, you can attempt to upload your consciousness to any other robot within 30 feet that has 10 Hit Dice or more. If the robot is not willing to serve as your vessel, it receives a Will save as above, except if it succeeds, your current robot body is staggered for only 1 minute. If it fails, you move from your current body to the new host body, granting it the aggregate template. Your previous robot body is immediately destroyed by the transference. If the robot you inhabit is destroyed, you are destroyed along with it. You cannot be brought back to life by any means. You must be 20th level to select this discovery.
Disease Transference (Su): You are able to psychically control and manipulate all manner of diseases. You can cast diagnose disease as a spell-like ability at will. Additionally, you can touch a creature afflicted with a disease as a standard action and draw the disease into yourself, or transfer it to another willing living creature that is susceptible to diseases and that you (or the afflicted creature) are also touching. Attempt a caster level check against a DC equal to 10 + the disease’s Fortitude save DC. If you are successful, the afflicted creature is no longer affected by the disease. If you move the disease into yourself or another creature you (or the afflicted) are touching, the target receiving the disease must immediately attempt a Fortitude save as if it were initially exposed to the disease. If the target fails, the disease affects it immediately with no onset time. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Intelligence modifier. You must be at least 7th level to select this discovery.
Force Field (Su): As a swift action, you can spend 1 point from your phrenic pool to activate a force field of raw psychic energy that provides you with a number of temporary hit points equal to 5 + your psychic level (maximum 10 temporary hit points). If you spend 2 points from your phrenic pool, the force field provides a number of temporary hit points equal to 10 + your psychic level (maximum 20 temporary hit points). The force field lasts for a number of minutes equal to your psychic level. If you spend 3 points from your phrenic pool, the force field lasts for twice as long, and it provides fast healing 2. Once the temporary hit points are depleted, the force field disappears and you cannot reinstate it for 24 hours. You must be at least 3rd level to select this discovery.
Kinetic Enhancement: You can generate kinetic energy to aid yourself in close-quarters scrapes. You can add your Intelligence modifier as a bonus on combat maneuver checks and to your CMD. You can also add your Intelligence modifier as a bonus on Strength checks to break or lift objects.
Laser Blast (Su): You can generate laser blasts powered by your psychic energy. As a standard action, you can sacrifice an unused spell slot of 1st level or higher and transform it into a ray of laser energy, targeting any foe within 30 feet as a ranged touch attack. This attack deals 2d6 points of fire damage plus an additional 1d6 points of fire damage for every level of the spell slot you sacrificed. You can’t sacrifice 0-level spells in this manner. You must be at least 11th level to select this discovery.
Mind Over Augmentation: When you’re determining how many cybernetic implants you can have, the total implantation values of all cybertech implanted in you can’t exceed your Intelligence score + 4 (ignoring your Constitution score).
Psychic Battery (Su): You can expend an unused spell slot or a number of points from your phrenic pool as a swift action to power a technological device you are touching. Each spell level expended in this way grants the device 1 charge, and every 2 points from your phrenic pool spent grant 1 charge. Any charges unused at the end of the round are lost, and any charges used by the device that round that aren’t provided by you must come from the device’s own power reserves. You cannot use this ability to power timeworn technology. You can power only devices that use charges. You must be at least 7th level to select this discovery.
Techsmith: Select one type of technological item (armor, cybertech, pharmaceuticals, technological gear, or weapons). You can create items of this type 25% faster than normal, and you gain a +4 bonus on Craft (mechanical) checks (or other checks, as appropriate) to craft items of this type. You can select this discovery multiple times; its effects do not stack. Instead, each time you select this discovery, it applies to a single different type of technological item.
Each psychic accesses and improves her mental powers through a particular method, such as rigorous study or attaining a particular mental state.
This is called her psychic discipline. She gains additional spells known based on her selected discipline. The choice of discipline must be made at 1st level; once made, it can’t be changed. Each psychic discipline gives the psychic a number of discipline powers (at 1st, 5th, and 13th levels), and grants her additional spells known. In addition, the discipline determines which ability score the psychic uses for her phrenic pool and phrenic amplifications abilities. The DC of a saving throw against a psychic discipline ability equals 10 + 1/2 the psychic’s level + the psychic’s Intelligence modifier.
At 1st level, a psychic learns an additional spell determined by her discipline. She learns another additional spell at 4th level and every 2 levels thereafter, until learning the final one at 18th level. These spells are in addition to the number of spells given. Spells learned from a discipline can’t be exchanged for different spells at higher levels.
At 2nd level, a psychic can use detect thoughts as a spell-like ability once per day. She can also expend any unused spell slot of 1st level or higher to cast detect thoughts. If she does so, she uses the level of the spell slot expended to determine the Will save DC. When a psychic gains this ability, if she knows detect thoughts, she can learn a different 1st-level spell in place of detect thoughts, losing the old spell in exchange for the new one.
At 9th level, a psychic can use telepathic bond as a spell-like ability once per day, using her psychic level as her caster level. She can’t leave herself out of a bond created in this way. She can also expend any unused spell slot of 4th level or higher to cast telepathic bond. Casting the spell using a higher-level spell slot gives no benefit on its own, but the psychic can apply metamagic feats that would increase the spell level to the appropriate level. For instance, if the psychic knows Extend Spell, she can use a 5th-level spell slot to cast extended telepathic bond as a full-round action. When a psychic who knows telepathic bond gains this ability, she can learn a different 4th-level spell in place of telepathic bond, losing the old spell in exchange for the new one.
At 11th level and every 4 levels thereafter, a psychic can choose one of the following major amplifications in place of a phrenic amplification.
Deflection Field (Su): Whenever the psychic casts a linked spell that grants her a deflection bonus to AC, she can spend 2 points from her phrenic pool to automatically reflect the first ranged attack that misses her (as long as the linked spell remains active) back at the attacker. This reflected attack uses the original attack roll plus a circumstance bonus equal to the psychic’s caster level. Source PZO9461
Dispelling Pulse (Su): The psychic can spend 3 points from her phrenic pool to entwine dispelling magic with a targeted spell. If the target is hit by the linked spell or fails its saving throw, it’s affected as though the psychic had cast a targeted dispel magic spell on it. This effect can dispel only spells of the linked spell’s level or lower. If the linked spell doesn’t already require an attack roll or allow a saving throw, the target can attempt a Will saving throw to avoid the dispelling effect only; the DC is calculated using the linked spell’s level (and all other bonuses that would apply if the linked spell allowed a Will save). This amplification can be linked only to a spell that targets one creature or object.
Dual Amplification (Ex): When the psychic uses this major amplification, she chooses two other amplifications or major amplifications she knows to apply to the same linked spell. She must spend 1 point from her phrenic pool to do so, plus the full cost of the two other amplifications. She can’t apply the same amplification to the linked spell more than once, even if she can use that amplification for multiple different effects.
Mimic Metamagic (Ex): When the psychic gains this amplification, she chooses two metamagic feats; she need not have these feats to select them. When she casts a spell, she can spend points from her phrenic pool to apply one of the chosen feats to the linked spell without increasing the spell’s level or casting time. She must spend a number of points equal to double the number of levels by which the feat normally increases a spell’s level (minimum 2 points). If the metamagic feat alters the spell’s casting time in a different way than the standard rules for a spontaneous caster using a metamagic feat (as in the case of Quicken Spell), it changes the casting time accordingly. The psychic can still apply metamagic feats she knows to the spell while using this amplification, increasing the casting time and spell level as normal. This amplification can be applied only to a spell that the chosen metamagic feat could normally affect, and only if the spellcaster can cast spells of a high enough level that she would be able to apply the metamagic feat in question to the linked spell. For example, an 11th-level psychic could spend 8 points to quicken a 1st-level spell, but couldn’t quicken a 2nd-level spell because she’s unable to cast 6th-level spells. This ability doesn’t require her to have any free spell slots in the relevant level, however, so the psychic in the example could quicken a 1st-level spell even if she had cast all her 5th-level spells for the day. A psychic can select this amplification multiple times, adding two additional options to the list of metamagic feats she can apply using this amplification each time.
Space-rending Spell (Su): The psychic can warp space with her mind, teleporting herself as she casts her linked spell. She teleports herself 10 feet per point she spends from her phrenic pool (as dimension door). The maximum number of points she can spend in this way is equal to the linked spell’s level.
Subordinate Spell (Ex): The psychic can divide her mind to cast a less powerful spell upon herself alongside her linked spell. The linked spell can’t be lower than 5th level and can’t take less than a standard action to cast. This applies to the actual casting time, so the psychic can’t add a subordinate spell to a quickened spell. The subordinate spell’s casting time must be 1 standard action or less, and its level can be no higher than the linked spell’s level – 5. The subordinate spell must target only the psychic (even if it could normally affect other or multiple targets). The psychic must spend a number of points from her phrenic pool equal to 3 + double the subordinate spell’s level. The subordinate spell acts as though it had been cast, and uses up one of the psychic’s spells per day of its level. The effects of the two spells are separate, so each might require its own concentration check.
Synaptic Shock (Su): The psychic manipulates an enemy’s mind with brute force, causing mental harm beyond that done by her linked spell. She can spend 1 point from her phrenic pool when casting a mind-affecting linked spell to select one of the spell’s targets. If the target is affected by the linked spell, that target is confused for 1 round after the duration of the spell expires (or immediately, if the spell has an instantaneous duration). If the target succeeds at its save against the linked spell, it is instead confused for 1 round immediately. For each additional point the psychic spends from her phrenic pool, she can confuse one additional target of the linked spell. This amplification can be applied only to a mind-affecting spell that can affect a number of targets or that has an area. It has no effect on creatures that are immune to mind-affecting effects, unless the linked spell is able to affect such creatures (such as a spell that has both will of the dead and synaptic shock applied to it via dual amplification).
Telepathic Targeting (Su): By spending 2 points from her phrenic pool, the psychic can target any creature with which she is in telepathic communication (whether via her telepathic bond ability, a creature’s telepathy ability, or another effect) with the linked spell, even if the creature would normally be out of range. The linked spell must have the mind-affecting descriptor and must have a range of touch or greater. Source PZO9461
Turning Shield (Su): The psychic can turn her excess spell energy into a barrier that deflects weaker spells. She can spend a number of points from her phrenic pool equal to the linked spell’s level to gain the benefit of spell turning for 1 round per psychic level. The number of spell levels she can turn is equal to the level of the linked spell.
At 17th level, the psychic can mentally communicate with any other creature within 100 feet that has a language. It is possible to address multiple creatures at once telepathically, although maintaining a telepathic conversation with more than one creature at a time is just as difficult as both speaking and listening to multiple people at the same time. When a psychic who knows telepathy gains this ability, she can learn a different 5th-level spell in place of telepathy, losing the old spell in exchange for the new one.
At 20th level, the psychic is affected by one of the following spells as a constant spell-like ability: arcane sight, fly, haste, heroism, nondetection, or tongues. This ability is chosen when the psychic reaches 20th level and can’t be changed. While the psychic is under the effects of this spell-like ability, each time she casts a psychic spell, she can link one phrenic amplification or major amplification she knows that has a point cost of 1 to that spell without spending any points from her phrenic pool.
This amplification is in addition to the normal maximum of one amplification per spell.
The following disciplines represent those most commonly chosen by psychics. Followers of a discipline might come to it in a variety of different ways, and though some might join together in orders, others follow personal, singular interpretations of the discipline.
Your mind is impure, tainted by outside forces. These might be monstrous ancestors whose blood still flows within you, or powerful and unknowable psychic forces that intrude upon your mind. Like a psychic disease, this influence consumes part of your brain, creating a dark counterpart to your normal self. Every time you call forth a psychic spell, You’re drawing on this dangerous force—and potentially giving it a greater hold on you. This malign influence might stem from creatures like rakshasas and aboleths, or perhaps malign entities that dwell in the voids between the stars.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Ray of enfeeblement (1st), alter self (4th), excruciating deformation (6th), black tentacles (8th), explode head (10th), repulsion (12th), insanity (14th), orb of the void (16th), telekinetic storm (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers allow the dark influences to take over, and it can be difficult to come back from the brink.
By allowing the dark forces to overcome you, You can enter a state of instinctual cruelty as a swift action.
While you’re manifesting your dark half, you increase the DCs of your psychic spells by 1, gain a +2 morale bonus on Will saves, and become immune to fear effects. Whenever you cast a spell that deals damage while manifesting your dark half, you can cause one creature that took damage from the spell to also take 1 point of bleed damage. The amount of bleed damage increases to 2 points at 5th level and to 1d6 points at 13th level. While manifesting your dark half, You can’t use any Charisma-, Dexterity-, or Intelligence-based skills (except Acrobatics, Fly, Intimidate, and Ride) or any ability that requires patience or concentration other than casting spells using psychic magic, using phrenic amplifications, or attempting to return to normal. You can attempt to return to your normal self as a free action, but must succeed at a concentration check with a DC equal to 10 + your caster level. If you fail, you continue to manifest your dark half and can’t attempt to change back for 1 round.
You can manifest your dark half for a number of rounds per day equal to 3 + 1/2 your psychic level + your Charisma modifier; when these rounds are expended, you return to your normal self without requiring a concentration check.
At 5th level, while manifesting your dark half, you gain DR 5. This damage reduction can be overcome by a random type of damage each time you manifest your dark half, determined by rolling on the table below.
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Psychic Safeguard (Su)
At 13th level, you project constant mental defenses, gaining spell resistance equal to 8 + your caster level. While manifesting your dark half, this spell resistance increases to 16 + your caster level.
You discover deeper and more powerful corners of your mind through journeys you make in your dreams. Your consciousness expands outward into other dreaming minds, allowing you to explore the psychic landscapes of unconsciousness or regions of nightmare and horror.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Discipline Powers: Your mind can powerfully influence dreaming consciousnesses.
While adjacent to a sleeping or unconscious creature, you can take a swift action to siphon that creature’s dreams, thereby learning new things about your own mind. The creature can attempt a Will save to negate this effect; such creatures are never considered willing. Creatures that don’t dream are immune to this effect. If the subject fails the save, you gain a +4 bonus on your next Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate check against the subject within the next 24 hours, and you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Charisma modifier, but no more than once per hour and no more than once per creature per day.
As a standard action, you can tamper with the minds of sleeping creatures. You plant a subconscious thought in a sleeping creature’s mind by attempting a Diplomacy or Intimidate check to modify the sleeping creature’s attitude or request a service from it. If you succeed, When the creature wakes it behaves in the way you dictated with the normal restrictions for the Diplomacy or Intimidate skill. The target of oneiromancy remains unaware of this manipulation, though if you fail your Diplomacy check the subject might have its starting attitude toward you negatively impacted, as normal. You must be adjacent to the sleeping creature to use this ability. Alternatively, you can use this ability as part of the casting of dream, minor dream, or nightmare. In this case, the oneiromancy effect takes place when the spell is cast. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier. Creatures that don’t dream are immune to this effect.
At 5th level, you can delve into the subconscious mind of a sleeping target. You can cast detect thoughts as a spell-like ability on any adjacent sleeping creature. Additionally, you can gain the benefit of detect thoughts on a target of your dream, minor dream, or nightmare spells as if you had studied the target for 3 rounds. If you cast dream scan, you know whether you received false information from the dream.
A successful Will save negates mind heist.
You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Charisma modifier.
At 13th level, as a standard action, you can take control of the body of a sleeping creature within 30 feet for 1 hour per level.
This ability functions like magic jar, except that your soul travels directly into the sleeping target with no receptacle necessary and the target creature’s consciousness remains dreaming and unaware of its body’s actions.
When waking dream ends or the host body is destroyed, you immediately wake up in your body regardless of the distance from the host body, provided your body hasn’t been destroyed. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Charisma bonus. Creatures that don’t dream are immune to this effect.
Your quest for enlightenment has opened your eyes to new concepts and heights of spiritual awareness. You seek learning that allows you to evolve in mind and spirit, improving your next incarnation.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Acute senses (1st), identify (4th), clairaudience/clairvoyance (6th), thoughtsense (8th), atonement (10th), greater arcane sight (12th), circle of clarity (14th), protection from spells (16th), overwhelming presence (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your enlightened mind eases your burden and allows troubles to harmlessly wash over you.
As a move action, you can focus on your senses and gain one of the following sensory abilities: blindsense (10 feet), darkvision (30 feet), low-light vision, or scent. This new sense lasts for 1 round per psychic level.
At 15th level, you can use it to gain lifesense.
At 5th level, you can enter a deep meditation, allowing you to concentrate on a single problem, philosophical issue, or memory. This trance lasts 1d6 rounds, during which time you can take only move actions and gain a bonus equal to your psychic level on all saves against sonic effects and gaze attacks. When you come out of your trance, you can attempt a single Appraise, Knowledge, or Spellcraft check with a +20 circumstance bonus. You can enter a focused trance a number of times per day equal to your Wisdom modifier.
At 13th level, you can clear your mind by focusing on a sense of emptiness, purging yourself of doubt and discomfort. You can spend 1 point from your phrenic pool on your turn as a free action to remove the blinded, confused, dazed, deafened, staggered, or stunned condition from yourself.
Your belief in a higher power fuels your psychic abilities.
Whether your mental abilities truly come to you as a divine gift or are simply enhanced by the power of your belief, none can say. In many ways, you resemble a divine caster, and prayers often factor into your casting of psychic spells.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Bless (1st), spiritual weapon (4th), magic vestment (6th), guardian of faith (8th), commune (10th), psychic surgery (12th), greater scrying (14th), greater planar ally (16th), miracle (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers serve to protect or cure you and your allies.
At 1st level, choose a deity to worship. Your alignment must remain within one step of your deity’s or you lose access to all this discipline’s bonus spells and discipline powers.
Divine Energy: You can channel spell energy into cure or inflict spells. This ability functions similarly to the cleric’s ability to spontaneously cast cure or inflict spells, and the type of spells you can convert depends on your alignment in the same way. The cure or inflict spells don’t count as being on your psychic spell list for the purposes of any other effects. Each day, you can convert up to one spell from each spell level you can cast. Each time you use this ability to convert a spell, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool.
The maximum number of points you can regain in this way per day is equal to your Wisdom modifier.
At 5th level, you gain a +2 resistance bonus on all saving throws. This bonus increases by 1 for every 5 levels you possess beyond 5th.
At 13th level, as a free action, you can extend an aura around you to bolster your allies and make your enemies less effective. You can use this aura for a number of rounds per day equal to your psychic level. These rounds don’t need to be consecutive. This functions as the prayer spell, granting your allies a +1 luck bonus on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saves, and skill checks and imposing a –1 penalty on your enemies’ rolls of those types. If you are chaotic, lawful, good, or evil, the penalty from your aura changes to –2 against creatures of an opposing alignment. The penalty doesn’t change further for a creature that opposes you on two alignment axes (such as a chaotic evil creature fighting a lawful good psychic).
You are in touch with the most primal part of your subconscious. Your training allows you to unlock animalistic senses and powers.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Anticipate peril (1st), bull’s strength (4th), heroism (6th), freedom of movement (8th), stoneskin (10th), transformation (12th), greater arcane sight (14th), mind blank (16th), foresight (18th).
Discipline Powers: Through your psychic training, you can unleash the most animalistic portions of your subconscious, enhancing your senses and physical capabilities.
Enhanced Senses (Ex)
Your mind can process sensory stimuli with exceptional efficiency, awakening you to a world most humanoids cannot comprehend. You gain scent as per the universal monster rule. You can spend 1 point from your phrenic pool as a standard action to amplify your sense of smell, gaining blindsense with a range of 30 feet for 1 minute. At 11th level, your blindsense is continuously active, and you can spend 1 point from your phrenic pool as a standard action to gain blindsight with a range of 30 feet for 1 minute.
Survival Instinct (Ex)
Through sheer willpower, you can keep your body going longer than should be possible. You add your Wisdom bonus (minimum +1) to your Constitution score to determine the negative hit point total at which you die, and as a bonus on Constitution checks to become stable or regain consciousness.
At 5th level, you cling to life with increasing ferocity. You gain ferocity as per the universal monster rule. Whenever you have 0 hit points or negative hit points, you gain a +4 morale bonus to your Strength and Dexterity, as well as a +2 morale bonus on Fortitude saves. At 8th level, you are not staggered when you have 0 hit points or negative hit points, and you automatically stabilize when you have negative hit points.
Primal Fury (Su)
At 13th level, you can unleash a more primal version of yourself as a free action. This functions as transformation, with the following exceptions. You can use this ability for a number of rounds per day equal to your psychic level. These rounds do not need to be consecutive. You can end the effect as a free action. After using this ability, you are fatigued for a number of rounds equal to twice the number of rounds spent in primal fury. You cannot enter a new primal fury while fatigued or exhausted. If you fall unconscious, your primal fury immediately ends.
A hag’s call echoes through your mind like a siren’s song, enticing you to surrender and become something horrible.
Even after you’ve resisted the call or even killed your hag mother, those echoes remain, shaping your mind into something else and telling you who you were meant to be. While you’re almost certainly a changeling, you might be a latent psychic who came into accidental psychic contact with a hag’s call through a changeling associate, or your dreams might have long been infested by a night hag’s machinations.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma
Discipline Powers The echoes of the hag’s call shapes the psychic potential of your mind, granting you exceptional abilities that might one day exceed the hag’s own.
Threefold Casting (Ex)
While you cannot join a true witch’s coven, you are nonetheless skilled at casting magic in conjunction with others. You gain a +2 insight bonus on skill checks for ritual magic in which you have at least two secondary casters. In addition, whenever you are within 30 feet of another hag, psychic, or witch, you can use the aid another action to grant a +1 bonus to the other spellcaster’s caster level for 1 round.
Mother’s Embrace (Su)
The hag’s call grows stronger as you grow more desperate, promising protection and release if only you would succumb. When you would fail a Will save, you can add 1d4 to your result; whether or not this causes you to succeed at the saving throw, you take 2 points of Wisdom damage. When you perform an act of cruelty, you regain 1 phrenic pool point. You can use each aspect of this ability a number of times per day equal to your Charisma modifier.
Deceptive Shapes (Su)
At 5th level, you learn the hag’s art of concealing your true face to get what you want. You can change into any Small or Medium humanoid at will as alter self, though you don’t gain any special abilities or ability score adjustments. You can’t replicate a specific person using this ability.
Curse Mastery (Sp)
At 13th level, you have made the accursed magic of the hags your own. You become immune to spells of the curse subschool and curse effects. Furthermore, the DCs of your spells with the curse descriptor increase by 1, and you can apply the overpowering mind and synaptic shock phrenic amplifications to spells with the curse descriptor so long as you have learned those amplifications.
You attract the attention of spirits as naturally as a lodestone attracts iron filings. Testing your power leads you to develop some control over undead forces, despite the inherent defenses such creatures have against psychic abilities. Meanwhile, those spirits clinging to your life essence become increasingly protective, channeling their abilities to aid you and warn of threats.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Detect undead (1st), calm spirit (4th), halt undead (6th), speak with haunt (8th), disrupting weapon (10th), undeath to death (12th), ethereal jaunt (14th), greater possession (16th), etherealness (18th)
Discipline Powers: Your powers interact with the spiritual world, attracting the attention of minor spirits and undead.
Numerous minor spirits find themselves attracted to you. Your connection with these spirits allows you to manifest any of the following spell-like abilities as a swift action: mage hand, ghost sound, grave words, or telekinetic projectile. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier.
At 5th level, you develop a deeper attachment to your lingering spirits, and learn to rely on their presence as protection from external spiritual attacks. You gain a bonus equal to your Charisma modifier on saving throws against effects generated by haunts, incorporeal undead, incorporeal outsiders, and on saving throws against possession attempts.
At 13th level, you learn to harness your psychic force against all forms of haunts and undead creatures. Your mind-affecting spells that deal damage can now be used against haunts and undead normally immune to mind-affecting effects (including mindless undead). These spells are treated as though they dealt positive energy damage. This affects only spells that deal purely psychic-based damage (such as psychic crush, mind thrust, or synapse overload); effects based on physical effects (such as telekinetic projectile or telekinetic storm) don’t benefit from this ability.
Additional non-damaging effects from such spells don’t affect the haunt, unless it would be normally affected.
When you use a mind-affecting effect that deals damage against a possessed creature, the possessing entity takes a –4 penalty on the saving throw against the mind-affecting attack.
By collecting expert information and reading all sorts of treatises and chapbooks on occult subjects, you learn proper techniques and rituals to empower your mental abilities.
Your abilities become stronger through study and science, not instinct.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Comprehend languages (1st), hypercognition (4th), dispel magic (6th), mind probe (8th), retrocognition (10th), legend lore (12th), greater arcane sight (14th), moment of prescience (16th), divide mind (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers relate to your extensive knowledge and your ability to alter and adapt your memory.
You can glean deeper truths from advice you magically obtain, even if the information itself is specious. When you use a spell or spell-like ability that allows you to get answers to questions (such as augury, blood biography, or contact other plane) and get at least one answer, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool. You regain this point even if the answer is false or vague. The maximum number of points you can regain in this way per day is equal to your Wisdom modifier.
You can memorize a piece of information and later recall it perfectly. Your mnemonic cache can hold roughly 10 pages of written information, including images and maps, or 30 minutes’ worth of speech or music. (Memorizing music doesn’t confer the ability to perform it properly.) The amount you can store increases by 5 pages and 5 minutes at 2nd level, and at every psychic level thereafter.
You can hold only one piece of information in your mnemonic cache at a time.
The information doesn’t go away when you recall it, but when you put a new piece of information in the cache, the old piece becomes as imperfect any other memory.
Memorizing magical writing (such as a scroll or a page from a spellbook) doesn’t confer the ability to borrow, duplicate, or retain any of the magic in the writing. You could reproduce the spell in writing to allow someone who prepares spells from a spellbook to prepare it, though this functions as using a borrowed spellbook for anyone other than you. If you’re in telepathic contact with another creature (through telepathic bond, for example), you can transfer the information directly into its mind as a free action. For this creature, the information functions like a normal memory, not one with perfect clarity.
You can attempt to sequester a written magical trap (such as explosive runes or sepia snake sigil) in your mnemonic cache and destroy it. Treat this as a Disable Device check to disarm a magical trap (as though you had the trapfinding class feature). Your bonus on this roll is equal to either your Disable Device modifier or the sum of 5 + your psychic level + your Wisdom modifier, whichever is higher. If you succeed, instead of being disabled, the trap is erased and destroyed.
This ability can’t destroy symbol traps; it functions only if written text is involved.
At 5th level, when attempting checks for the automatic writing occult skill unlock, you can treat your psychic level + your Wisdom bonus as your number of Linguistics skill ranks. At 8th level, you gain an additional option when using automatic writing, and can attempt a DC 35 check to gain information as though you’d used commune instead of augury or divination. This type of commune requires no material component, and the duration equals 1 round per psychic class level you possess. You connect to a distant being of great intellect, a fragment of the Akashic Record, or a similar bastion of knowledge instead of to a deity.
This ability functions as mage’s magnificent mansion, with the following adjustments: the memory palace is limited in size to a number of 10-foot cubes equal to your psychic level; your memory palace doesn’t contain any furniture other than bookcases and a few desks and sofas where you and your visitors can study; and there is no food within, though the memory palace does contain a number of unseen servants equal to 1/2 your psychic level, which function solely as librarians. The library keeps the same layout each time you summon it, though you can alter its appearance each time you gain a level or by spending 15 minutes concentrating. You can reshape the memory palace in your mind, so it doesn’t need to currently be in effect for you to alter it. You can create your memory palace once per day.
Choose one type of Knowledge skill when you gain this ability. Consulting your memory palace gives anyone who studies within—including you—a +4 circumstance bonus on Knowledge checks of that type, and the memory palace counts as an extensive library for people attempting Knowledge checks of that type untrained. You gain a +2 circumstance bonus on checks with the chosen skill when you’re not consulting the palace (including when the palace isn’t in effect). At 14th level and at each additional level thereafter, choose another Knowledge skill to which your memory palace’s library bonuses apply.
You are innately tied to and can communicate with electronic machinery and similar technological objects, through which you can funnel your psychic power like flowing water. You can amplify and focus your psychic energies using the technology that surrounds you— even certain kinds of technology that might not be obvious to others.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Technomancy (1st), protection from technology (4th), irradiate (6th), malfunction (8th), lightning arc (10th), destroy robot (12th), memory of function (14th), prismatic wall (16th), time stop (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers relate to uniting technology with psychic energy.
Whenever you use a battery, a generator, or the ability described in the psychic battery psi-tech discovery (see above) to restore charges to any piece of technological equipment, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool. The maximum number of points you can regain in your phrenic pool in this way per day is equal to your Wisdom modifier.
Starting at 5th level, you can spend a full-round action once per day to harness and channel the power of your cybernetic implants into your psychic spellcasting. This increases the saving throw DCs of your psychic spells by 1, and the increase lasts a number of minutes equal to your psychic level. You must have at least one piece of cybertech implanted in you to use this ability. Additional implants do not increase the duration or the number of uses of this discipline ability.
At 13th level, you can meld your mind with a piece of technology and temporarily control it, even if you had no hand in creating it or anything like it. Once per day, you can target one construct with control construct (as per the spell), except the DC of the Spellcraft check each round to maintain control of the construct is equal to 15 + the construct’s HD. If you must attempt opposed Spellcraft checks against the construct’s creator, you take a –5 penalty on your Spellcraft checks while you concentrate on this ability.
Mental blocks prevent your immense inborn psychic energies from flowing freely. They are unleashed only when you suffer pain.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Persuasive goad (1st), pain strike (4th), vampiric touch (6th), mass pain strike (8th), synapse overload (10th), mass inflict pain (12th), waves of exhaustion (14th), horrid wilting (16th), mass suffocation (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers allow you to cause and endure pain.
As a swift action, you can cause an enemy to take 1d6 points of nonlethal damage if you dealt damage to that enemy with a spell since the start of your previous turn. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier. This damage increases to 2d6 at 8th level and to 3d6 at 15th level.
If your painful reminder deals at least 5 points of damage, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool.
The maximum number of points you can regain in this way per day is equal to your Wisdom modifier.
You also gain access to mercies as though you were a paladin of 3 levels lower than your psychic level. You can target only yourself with lay on hands or mercies gained from this discipline. This stacks with lay on hands abilities gained from other sources.
At 13th level, whenever you cast a spell that deals damage to a creature, you can also make that creature frightened or sickened (your choice) for a number of rounds equal to your Charisma modifier. If you expend two uses of this ability, you can instead have the creature become dazed, nauseated, or panicked for 1 round. The creature can attempt a Will saving throw to negate this effect. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier. This is a mind-affecting pain effect.
You ingest hallucinogens to expand your mind.
Experimentation and study show you which ones will have the greatest effect. Your psychedelic forays put you into a different mental space from others, and normal people don’t really understand you.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Polypurpose panacea (1st), mad hallucination (4th), synesthesia (6th), confusion (8th), mirage arcana (10th), joyful rapture (12th), waves of ecstasy (14th), euphoric tranquility (16th), astral projection (18th).
Discipline Powers: You distort your own mind and perceptions, and can impress your altered states onto others.
When you ingest drugs, you take half as much ability damage (minimum 1). You also gain a +4 bonus on saving throws to avoid becoming addicted to a drug or to overcome being addicted.
Once per day, you can create a cognatogen, a mutagen-like mixture that heightens one mental ability score at the expense of a physical ability score. When you imbibe a cognatogen, you gain a +2 natural armor bonus and a +4 alchemical bonus to the selected ability score for 1 minute per psychic level. In addition, while the cognatogen is in effect, you take a –2 penalty to one of your physical ability scores. If the cognatogen enhances your Intelligence, it applies a penalty to your Strength. If it enhances your Wisdom, it applies a penalty to your Dexterity.
If it enhances your Charisma, it applies a penalty to your Constitution. Otherwise, this ability works just like the alchemist’s mutagen ability. When the effect of the cognatogen ends, you take 2 points of ability damage to the ability score penalized by the cognatogen. If you have both alchemist and psychic levels, these levels stack to determine the duration of your cognatogen and the DC of the save a non-alchemist must attempt if he drinks your cognatogen. If you gain discoveries, You can take the grand cognatogen and greater cognatogen discoveries to improve your cognatogen. The infuse mutagen discovery and the persistent mutagen class ability apply to cognatogens. However, even if you have alchemist levels, the duration of your cognatogen remains 1 minute per level (instead of 10 minutes per level) and you can still create only one per day (instead of an unlimited number) unless you also possess the cognatogen discovery.
At 5th level, your mind becomes difficult to comprehend. When another creature uses a mind-affecting spell or ability against you, that creature must attempt a Will save. If it fails, it becomes nauseated for 1 round. This ability triggers even if you succeed at your save (or are otherwise unaffected by the spell or ability), but doesn’t apply if you’re a willing subject of the spell. This is a mind-affecting effect.
At 13th level, a mental field emanates from you, touching the minds of those nearby.
Any creature within 30 feet of you must succeed at a Will save or be confused for 1d4 rounds. A creature that succeeds at its saving throw is immune to your hallucinogenic aura for 24 hours. A creature that fails its save doesn’t need to continue making saves while it’s confused by this aura, and becomes immune for 24 hours once its confusion ends.
This is a mind-affecting effect. You’re immune to your own hallucinogenic aura, as well as that of any other psychic. You can brew an antidote that protects the imbiber from your aura. Brewing 1 dose requires 1 hour and a successful DC 15 Craft (alchemy) check. One dose’s effects last for 1 month.
Forging a close bond with other people brings out the best in you, making it easier for you to link your mind with theirs. Through bonding your psyche with another person, You’re able to fill in your own mental gaps and develop new psychic powers.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Charm person (1st), enthrall (4th), coordinated effort (6th), lesser geas (8th), telepathy (10th), battlemind link (12th), mass hold person (14th), mass charm monster (16th), overwhelming presence (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers meld several minds together, or allow you to more easily influence others.
You can create an empathic link between yourself and your allies, allowing you to monitor their emotional states. Setting up the link requires 10 minutes of uninterrupted concentration from you and all subjects, Who must remain within 10 feet of you. You can link with a number of allies equal to your Charisma modifier. This bond lasts until the next time you regain your spells, or until you go unconscious or voluntarily end the bond as a free action.
If the bond ends, you can establish a new bond at will with another 10 minutes of mutual concentration. This link allows you to monitor emotions, detecting when allies become angry, surprised, confused, fearful, or the like, but doesn’t allow them to communicate specific details. You can also easily tell whether a subject is unconscious. If a subject dies or moves to a different plane than you, your bond with that creature is severed. The distance between you and the subjects doesn’t affect the bond as long as you’re on the same plane of existence.
At 4th level, the bond also gives you the benefits of the status spell with all subjects of the emotional bond.
You can draw upon the intense power of your own emotions in desperate situations, and your allies can call upon you through your emotional link to protect themselves. When you or a subject of your emotional bond must attempt a saving throw, the person attempting the save can gain a bonus equal to your Charisma bonus on the save as an immediate action. This ability can be used once per day, plus one additional time per day for every 4 psychic levels you possess. Allies using this ability don’t need your permission, since the emotional connection is so direct, though you know when one of the uses has been expended. If the ally’s saving throw is successful, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool.
At 5th level, you can use share memory at will, but only with a willing target.
At 5th level and 13th level, you gain a bonus teamwork feat.
At 13th level, each time you set up an emotional bond, you can choose one Intelligence– or Charisma-based skill from the list of psychic’s class skills. Any subject of your bond can use your bonus instead of his own when attempting checks with that skill as long as the bond lasts.
Your mind is forged from the most powerful memories of a multitude of lifetimes. You have fragmentary knowledge of your prior lives and can leverage the experience gained during these lifetimes into raw psychic power.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Burst of insight (1st), false life (4th), contact other plane (6th), ancestral memory (8th), reincarnate (10th), transformation (12th), ethereal jaunt (14th), bilocation (16th), akashic form (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your myriad lives inspire diverse exceptional abilities.
By reaching into the recesses of your past lives, you gain knowledge beyond that of most psychics. Select a single additional spellcasting class. Once per day when you prepare your spells, you can add one spell from this class’s spell list to your spells known and class spell list for 24 hours. This spell must be 1 level lower than the highest-level spell you can cast, and you cast it as if it were psychic magic.
You can decide to change the spellcasting class from which you draw this spell each time you gain a new level.
At 5th level when you would be reduced to 0 hit points or fewer by an attack, you can spend 2 points from your phrenic pool as an immediate action to regain a number of hit points equal to 1d8 points of damage + your psychic level. At 10th level, this ability’s healing increases to 3d8 + your psychic level. If this healing is insufficient to bring you above negative hit points, you are automatically stabilized. If you would still be killed by the amount of damage taken, you erupt with positive energy and heal all allies within 30-foot-radius burst for the amount you healed yourself.
At 13th level, you can spend 2 points from your phrenic pool as a standard action once per day to take on the form of one of your previous incarnations.
You take a holistic view of psychic power, believing that you must hone both your mental and physical attributes to remain in balance. The focus you find while exercising, fasting, and otherwise tending to your body broadens your psychic powers.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Expeditious retreat (1st), bear’s endurance (4th), haste (6th), freedom of movement (8th), echolocation (10th), transformation (12th), ethereal jaunt (14th), iron body (16th), akashic form (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers alter your body through your force of will.
When unarmored and unencumbered, you add your Wisdom bonus (if any) to your AC and CMD. The bonus to AC applies even against touch attacks or when you’re flat-footed. You lose these bonuses when you’re immobilized or helpless, when you wear any armor, when you carry a shield, or when you carry a medium or heavy load.
By channeling your psychic energy, You can make your body capable of greater physical feats.
When you attempt a Strength-, Dexterity-, or Constitution-based ability check or skill check, you can gain a bonus on the check equal to your Wisdom bonus. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Wisdom modifier.
Using this ability is part of the action used to attempt the skill check (if any). If you succeed at the check, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool.
You can heal your own wounds and maladies with the power of thought alone. At 5th level, You gain access to a daily pool of healing energy. This pool starts with 3 d8 dice per day, and gains 1 additional d8 for every 2 psychic levels you possess beyond 5th. As a standard action, you can use up any number of these dice to regain a number of hit points equal to the result of rolling that many d8s. For example, at 5th level you could regain 3d8 hit points all at once, 1d8 hit points three separate times, or 1d8 hit points once and 2d8 hit points at a different time.
In addition, you can expend 2 dice from this pool to instead gain the benefit of lesser restoration (affecting yourself only). At 7th level, you can expend 3 dice from this pool to instead gain the benefit of neutralize poison, remove disease, or restoration (affecting yourself only). To use restoration to dispel a permanent negative level, you must expend 4 dice from this pool instead of 3.
Use your psychic level as your caster level for these effects.
At 13th level, you gain immunity to diseases and poisons.
You draw strength from deep feelings of abandonment, loneliness, and sadness, turning these emotions into a powerful weapon or a barrier that protects you.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Discipline Powers: Through your powers, you can use overwhelming sorrow to protect yourself and weaken others.
Numb to the Pain (Ex)
When a creature within 30 feet rolls for an attack, a save against a fear effect, or a skill check, you can flood its mind with a feeling of hopelessness as an immediate action before the roll is made. The target takes a –1 penalty on the roll. The penalty increases by 1 for every 6 psychic levels you have beyond 1st, to a maximum of –4 at 19th level. If the target fails its attack roll, save, or skill check, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier. This is a mind-affecting emotion effect.
Wave of Gloom (Su)
At 5th level, by expending 1 use of your despair ability as a standard action, you can project a strong feeling of dejection. All creatures within 30 feet of you must succeed at a Will save or take a penalty on attack rolls, saves against fear effects, and skill checks for 1d4 minutes. The penalty is equal to (but doesn’t stack with) the penalty provided by your despair ability. The DC of the saving throw equals 10 + half your psychic level + your Charisma modifier. You’re immune to your own wave of gloom. This is a mind-affecting emotion effect.
Fortress of Sorrow (Sp)
At 13th level, you can mentally construct an extraplanar retreat on the Astral Plane. This ability functions as lesser create demiplane with a caster level equal to your psychic level, with the following adjustments: you need no focus to create the fortress of sorrow; the demiplane is permanent until dismissed by you; you cannot create more than one demiplane with this ability or add to the plane’s area by casting the spell again; the light level on the demiplane is dim, though light sources affect it normally; and you cannot bring other creatures to your demiplane. Once per day, you can enter your demiplane (as plane shift), and once per day, you can return in a similar manner, arriving at the same spot you left from (or the nearest available space).
You have embraced those aspects of your body that cause you agony, respecting the perspective they grant you if not necessarily the roles they’ve condemned you to in life.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Heightened awareness (1st), bear’s endurance (4th), aura sight (6th), persistent vigor (8th), true seeing (10th), thought shield V OA (12th), mind blank (14th), iron body (16th), Akashic form (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers relate to your discipline and Mastery of mind over matter.
Agitating Cognizance (Su)
Whenever you are not maintaining an altered form via metamorphosis (including the 24 hours normally required to assume a new form), your maximum number of points in your phrenic pool increases by 1.
By meditating for 1 hour, you can trigger a slow, physical metamorphosis that takes 24 hours to complete (during which you do not gain the benefits of this new form). This ability cannot change your type or subtype, grant new abilities or natural weapons, or change your size category, but otherwise allows you to transform your appearance into anything possible for creatures of your type and subtype. You gain a +1 enhancement bonus to one physical ability score of your choice (Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution) while in this altered form. This bonus increases by 1 for every 5 psychic levels you have. Your shape and ability score bonus persist until you assume a new form or your current altered form ends. When meditating to begin your metamorphosis, you can spend 1 point from your phrenic pool either to change your size category to Small or Medium, or to gain a new ability from those provided by the alter self spell. If you do so, your altered form lasts only 1 hour per level.
Spirit Channeling (Su)
As your self-awareness expands, you become increasingly attuned to the spirit world around you. At 5th level, as part of your meditation to initiate metamorphosis, you can invite a wandering spirit to share your body as if you were a shaman. You gain the associated 1st-level spirit ability as long as you maintain your altered form, but your metamorphosis form also exhibits some aspect of the spirit you host, such as vivid red hair for a flame spirit or gauntness for a bone spirit.
Greater Spirit Channeling (Su)
At 13th level, when you open your body to a wandering spirit, you also gain that wandering spirit’s greater spirit ability as long as you are in a metamorphosed form.
You know that you are far better than average creatures of your kind. The more you leverage your psychic talents to prove yourself superior, the more powerful you become.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Moment of greatness (1st), deflect blame (4th), unflappable mien (6th), majestic image (8th), mage’s private sanctum (10th), transformation (12th), project image (14th), clone (self only) (16th), overwhelming presence (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your unflappable sense of self-worth grants you powers that your rivals can’t hope to countermand.
Overwhelming confidence in your success brings you closer to your goals, and you know that your superiority has destined you for greatness. As an immediate action, you can gain a morale bonus equal to half your psychic level (minimum 1) on a single ability check, attack roll, saving throw, or skill check. You must declare that you are using this ability before attempting the roll in question. If you succeed at the check, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Charisma modifier.
At Arm’s Length (Ex)
At 5th level, you gain Reach Spell as a bonus feat. Additionally, when using this feat, you can spend 1 point from your phrenic pool for each increase in the spell’s range category. If you do, the spell does not use up a higher-level spell slot than normal. (For example, a spell with a range of touch increased to long range via this feat would normally use up a spell slot 3 levels higher, but if you spend 3 points from your phrenic pool, the spell does not use up a higher spell slot.)
Magical Hoarder (Su)
At 13th level, whenever a creature within 30 feet of you casts a spell intended to benefit its targets, you can spend 1 point from your phrenic pool as an immediate action to include yourself as a target of that spell.
If the creature is not your ally, you must be able to clearly see the spell’s effects and you must succeed at a Spellcraft check (DC = 15 + the spell’s level) to identify the spell before using this ability. If you are not within the normal range of the spell, then you must spend 1 additional point from your phrenic pool to use this ability. If the spell has a range of personal, then you must instead spend 2 additional phrenic points from your pool to use this ability. This ability does not affect spells with an instantaneous or permanent duration.
Like pollen on the wind or the roots of plants in the ground, your thoughts permeate your surroundings, allowing you to study and manipulate the world around you.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Charisma.
Bonus Spells: Hide from animals (1st), hold animal (4th), dominate animal (6th), command plants (8th), awaken (10th), liveoak (12th), greater scrying (14th), control plants (16th), dominate monster (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your powers allow you to connect with and manipulate natural life.
Animal Mastery (Su)
As a standard action, you can project your mind into the mind of an animal you can see, establishing a mental link that allows you to share the animal’s senses—hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching everything the animal does. You cannot use this ability on an animal if its Hit Dice exceed your psychic level. The animal can attempt a Will save to resist the effect. If it is successful, the animal is immune to this ability for 24 hours.
While sharing an animal’s senses, your body is effectively unconscious, but you can end the effect as a free action. You can maintain the link for 1 hour per level, but the link is immediately severed if the animal moves beyond a range of 1 mile per psychic level you have. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier.
At 7th level, the mental link becomes stronger. Whenever you share an animal’s senses, you can control it, as per dominate animal, except the duration, Hit Dice limit, range, and other conditions listed above apply.
One with Nature (Sp, Su)
You can cast detect animals or plants as a spell-like ability at will. You gain a +2 insight bonus on Knowledge (nature) checks, and while using detect animals or plants, the bonus increases to +4 to identify a matching animal or plant creature within the area of effect. At 7th level, you can speak with any animal you successfully identify, as per speak with animals, but this ability doesn’t make the creature any friendlier than normal.
At 5th level, your mental influence over nature increases. Once per day, you can spend 10 minutes to mentally connect with living fungi, leaves, moss, roots, and similar plants or plantlike things. You form a temporary network that functions as an extension of your senses.
The network allows you to use one of the following two effects: you can remotely view any familiar or obvious location within a range of 250 feet per psychic level, as per clairaudience/clairvoyance ; or you can attempt to locate a creature within the area, as per scrying. You don’t need a focus to use this effect, and you can’t cast spells through the sensor.
This ability doesn’t function in areas of sparse vegetation, such as arid deserts, barren caverns, or frozen tundras. Buildings and urban areas are generally excluded from your network, but ruins reclaimed by nature are connected. While you’re underground, roots and fungi function as your network, but the radius of the network is only 100 feet per psychic level.
At 9th level and every 4 levels thereafter, you gain an additional daily use of this ability.
Animate Tree (Su)
At 13th level, you can animate a tree within 180 feet as a standard action. This functions as a treant’s animate trees ability, with the following exceptions. Each day, you can animate a number of trees equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier, and you can control up to one tree at a time, plus an additional tree at 15th level and every 2 levels thereafter. A tree remains animated for 10 minutes per level, or until dismissed by you or destroyed.
Psychic magic flows through you when you attain a peaceful mental state. Regular meditation expands your mind, allowing new powers to develop.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom.
Bonus Spells: Telempathic projection (1st), silence (4th), mantle of calm (6th), mass daze (8th), serenity (10th), psychic surgery (12th), mind blank (14th), euphoric tranquility (16th), time stop (18th).
Discipline Powers: Your stable mind protects you and your allies.
This bonus increases to +4 against an enchantment spell or effect. Any ally who attempts a saving throw against the same effect gains a +1 bonus on the Will save, or a +2 bonus if the effect is an enchantment. If you succeed at the saving throw, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Wisdom modifier.
At 13th level, you can banish mental distress. You become immune to fear spells and effects and to the confused condition. As a standard action, you can choose a willing creature that is either within 30 feet or in telepathic contact with you. For 1 round per psychic level you possess, you suppress any fear effect or confused, cowering, frightened, panicked, or shaken condition affecting that creature. You can suppress only one effect at a time with this ability, and choosing a new target ends the suppression for the character you previously chose.
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