Many elan cryptics view the process of creating an elan out of another race as simply another example of bending the patterns of reality to suit their needs. Some of these elans recognize that the patterns from tattoos can similarly be used to alter the physical world and even the effects of psionic power, and form a more powerful bond with their tattoos, blending the psionic energy of their very being with that locked inside of the tattoo. This blending allows them to alter the nature of weapons, other creatures, and even psionic power itself.
Patterned Weapon (Su)
At 2nd level, the pattern wielder is able to strengthen her weapon by imbuing it with the energy from her tattoos. As a move action, the pattern wielder can transfer the tattoo of one of her powers known onto or off of one manufactured weapon she is wielding. While on the weapon, the pattern wielder adds her Intelligence modifier (if any) to damage rolls made with that weapon. However, while the tattoo is on the weapon, the pattern wielder may not manifest the power represented by the tattoo. Should the weapon be destroyed, the tattoo returns to the cryptic’s body unharmed. Tattoos of 0th level talents may not be used in this fashion.
This ability replaces the insight gained at 2nd level.
Hurl Tattoo (Su)
Starting at 4th level, the pattern wielder gains the ability to throw her psionic tattoos, those created with Scribe Scroll, with a range increment of 10 ft as a ranged touch attack. If the ranged touch attack is successful, the creature struck is affected by the power in the tattoo as if the struck creature had used the tattoo itself.
This ability replaces rapid defense.
A pattern wielder of 8th level gains the ability to use psionic tattoos to alter her psionic powers. When manifesting a power, the pattern wielder can expend her psionic focus to tap a psionic tattoo she is wearing. Doing so locks out the tattoo so that it cannot be used for 24 hours after being tapped, but the power manifested is treated as if it was affected by either the Empower Power or Extend Power feat.
This ability replaces the insight gained at 8th level.
Ultimate Psionics, © 2013, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Andreas Rönnqvist, Jeremy Smith.