While most vitalists focus on healing wounds or siphoning off healing energy, some relish the pain their collective members feel. These sadists are able to empower their abilities when others feel pain, making them less predictable in how they will handle the wounds of their allies.

Exquisite Agony (Su)

When a member of the sadist’s collective dies, instead of needing to make a save to avoid taking damage, the sadist gains a number of temporary power points equal to the Hit Die of the creature killed. These power points last a number of rounds equal to the sadist’s Wisdom modifier and do not stack with each other or other temporary power points.

This ability replaces knacks.

Lingering Pain (Su)

A sadist of 3rd level learns to make wounds more painful than usual. Any time the sadist inflicts hit point damage on a creature and the sadist is maintaining psionic focus, it also causes bleed damage equal to half the sadist’s level unless the target makes a successful Fortitude save (DC 10 + 1/2 the sadist’s class level + the sadist’s Wisdom modifier).

This ability replaces the power known normally gained at 3rd level; the sadist does not learn a new vitalist power until 5th level.

Empowered In Pain (Su)

A sadist of 5th level can treat any power he manifests of the healing subdiscipline as if affected by the Empower Power feat by expending his psionic focus and causing a number of hit points in damage to one member of his collective equal to the total number of power points spent on the power. The member targeted by this damage cannot be the recipient of the healing (whether directly or through effects such as collective healing) and may attempt a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the sadist’s class level + the vitalist’s Wisdom modifier) to negate the effect, but doing so means the power is not empowered and psionic focus is still expended. The sadist cannot inflict this damage upon himself.

This ability replaces Request Aid.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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

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