Gifted Blade

There are some soulknives who learn to manifest powers, as well as to form mind blades. These gifted individuals wield both blade and mind with deadly efficiency


At 3rd level, a gifted blade gains the ability to manifest a small number of psionic powers, which are drawn from the gifted blade power list.

A gifted blade chooses his powers from the gifted blade power list. At 3rd level, a gifted blade knows one gifted blade power of your choice. He learns new powers as indicated on Table: The Gifted Blade. A gifted blade can manifest any power that has a power point cost equal to or lower than his manifester level. The total number of powers a gifted blade can manifest per day is limited only by his daily power points.

A gifted blade never needs to prepare powers ahead of time; he draws them from his mind when needed. When a gifted blade recovers his daily power points after resting, he may choose to rotate one or more powers he knows for new ones. These powers must always be chosen from the gifted blade power list, and the maximum number of powers the gifted blade may know at any one time in this fashion is listed on Table: The Gifted Blade. If a gifted blade learns a power through other means, such as the Expanded Knowledge feat, the Mental Power blade skill, or psychic chirurgery, this power is known in addition to his normal powers. He may never exchange it for another power from the gifted blade list when he chooses his powers known, and it doesn’t count against his limit of powers known at any one time.

The Difficulty Class for saving throws against gifted blade powers is 10 + the power’s level + the gifted blade’s Wisdom modifier.

Through 2nd level, a gifted blade has no manifester level. At 3rd level and higher, a gifted blade’s manifester level is equal to his soulknife level – 2.

A gifted blade gains the ability to learn 1st-level powers at 3rd level. Every four levels thereafter (7th, 11th, etc), a gifted blade gains the ability to master more complex powers, up to 4th level powers at level 15.

To learn or manifest a power, a gifted blade must have a Wisdom score of at least 10 + the power’s level.

A gifted blade’s ability to manifest powers is limited by the power points he has available. His base daily allotment of power points is given on Table: The Gifted Blade. In addition, he receives bonus power points per day if he has a high Wisdom score. His race may also provide bonus power points per day, as may certain feats and items. If a gifted blade has power points from a different class, those points are pooled together and usable to manifest powers from either class.

This ability replaces the psychic strike class feature normally gained by soulknives. The gifted blade never gains the psychic strike class feature.

Table:The Gifted Blade
Soulknife Level Power Points/Day Powers Known Maximum Power Level Known
3 0 1 1st
4 1 1 1st
5 2 2 1st
6 3 2 1st
7 5 3 2nd
8 7 3 2nd
9 9 4 2nd
10 11 4 2nd
11 14 5 3rd
12 17 5 3rd
13 20 5 3rd
14 24 6 3rd
15 28 6 4th
16 32 6 4th
17 37 7 4th
18 42 7 4th
19 47 7 4th
20 52 7 4th
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Psionics Expanded: Advanced Psionics Guide. Copyright 2011, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Jeremy Smith and Andreas Rönnqvist.

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