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Commander

For some tacticians, it is not enough to direct their allies and coordinate battle tactics, they need to ensure that the members of their collective are doing exactly as told. These commanders can force individuals into their collective and force members within the collective to take actions by using telepathic force, rather than diplomatic measures.

Forced Participant

A 1st level commander gains the Unwilling Participant feat as a bonus feat. At 5th level and every 4 levels thereafter, the DC to resist being unwillingly added to the collective is increased by 1.

This ability replaces Coordinated Strike.

Issue Order (Su)

A commander of 4th level can, as a swift action, direct one member of his collective to take an action that requires either a standard or move action. On that member’s next turn, they must perform that command unless they make a successful Will saving throw at the same DC as that of the commander’s Unwilling Participant DC.

This ability replaces the strategy normally gained at 4th level, but functions like a strategy, including using the same pool of 3 + the tactican’s Charisma modifier limited uses per day.

Thrall (Su)

Once a commander has reached 12th level, he can treat one member of his collective as if a thrall and that member will follow any instruction given by the commander. Like a thrall, if this member of the collective dies while under this effect, the commander suffers one negative level for one day. This thrall effect can be ended by the commander as a free action, but otherwise is treated as a permanent effect. The targeted collective member may make a Will save at the same DC as the commander’s Unwilling Participant DC if the commander gives any commands that would cause the thrall to harm itself or obviously suicidal orders.

This ability replaces the Teamwork Feat normally gained at 12th level.

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