With the ability to create a blade from thin air, soulknives can be extremely effective assassins. Cutthroat soulknives work to be even better at infiltration as well as how to perfectly place strikes against their opponents.
This ability replaces the medium armor proficiency and shield proficiency normally gained by soulknives.competence bonus on Bluff and Stealth skill checks made while maintaining psionic focus. Furthermore, Bluff is a class skill for the cutthroat. At 6th level and every four soulknife levels thereafter, this bonus increases by 1 (to a maximum of +5 at 18th level).
This ability replaces the bonus feat gained at first level.
A cutthroat of 3rd level gains the sneak attack ability as a rogue of half his soulknife level (rounded down) as long as he is maintaining psionic focus. If a character already has sneak attack from another class, the levels from the classes that grant sneak attack stack to determine the effective rogue level for the sneak attack’s extra damage dice (so a soulknife 3/rogue 1 has a +1d6 sneak attack like a 2nd-level rogue, a soulknife 8/rogue 1 has a +3d6 sneak attack like a 5th-level rogue, and so on).
This ability replaces psychic strike.
Psionics Expanded: Advanced Psionics Guide. Copyright 2011, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Jeremy Smith and Andreas Rönnqvist.