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Crystalline Focus Items

Unlike most items which grant new abilities or improve the wearer, crystalline focus items improve a psionically-created item such as a mind blade, mind armor, or an astral suit.

Crystal Bow

Aura faint psychokinesis; ML 3rd; Slot weapon; Price 11,200 gp (+1), 44,800 gp (+2), 100,800 gp (+3); Weight 2 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

A crystal bow looks like a crystalline bow with no string and comes in short, medium, and long varieties. A soulknife with the soulbolt archetype, or anyone else with the ability to manifest a mind bolt, channels their mind bolt through the crystal bow when summoning it. This does not otherwise alter the action needed to summon a mind bolt, the summoner must simply be wielding the crystal bow and choose to manifest the mind bolt through the bow. For those using their mind bolt in a long variety, the crystal bow need only be on the character’s body to channel the mind bolt through the crystal bow; he does not need to actually wield the bow.

Crystal bows have 45 hit points and a hardness of 15.

When a mind bolt is manifested in this fashion, the enhancement bonus and the maximum enhancement bonus of the mind bolt is increased by the enhancement bonus of the crystal bow, although any enhancement bonus above +5 is lost.

Crystal bows may only be made with a +1, +2, or +3 enhancement bonus.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Crystalline Focus, ability to manifest mind bolt; Cost 5,600 gp (+1), 22,400 gp (+2), 50,400 gp (+3).

Crystal Gauntlets

Aura faint psychokinesis; ML 3rd (+1), 6th (+2), 9th (+3); Slot weapon; Price 11,200 gp (+1), 44,800 gp (+2), 100,800 gp (+3); Weight 2 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

Crystal gauntlets look like crystalline gloves with the fingers removed. A character with the ability to empower their unarmed strikes, such as a soulknife with the deadly fist archetype, can channel that power through the crystal gauntlets when activating it. This does not otherwise alter the action needed to empower the unarmed strikes, the wearer must simply be wielding the crystal gauntlets and choose to channel the power through the gauntlets.

Crystal gauntlets have 45 hit points and a hardness of 15.

When a character with empowered strikes uses these gauntlets in this fashion, the enhancement bonus and the maximum enhancement bonus of the empowered strikes are increased by the enhancement bonus of the crystal gauntlets, although any enhancement bonus above +5 is lost.

Crystal gauntlets may only be made with a +1, +2, or +3 enhancement bonus.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Crystalline Focus, ability to use empowered strikes; Cost 5,600 gp (+1), 22,400 gp (+2), 50,400 gp (+3).

Crystal Grip

Aura faint psychokinesis; ML 3rd (+1), 6th (+2), 9th (+3); Slot shield; Price 5,600 gp (+1), 22,400 gp (+2), 50,400 gp (+3); Weight 2 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

A crystal grip looks like a crystalline handle with nothing attached. A soulknife, or anyone else with the ability to manifest a mind shield, channels their mind shield through the crystal grip when summoning it. This does not otherwise alter the action needed to summon a mind shield, the summoner must simply be wielding the crystal grip and choose to manifest the mind shield through the grip.

Crystal grips have 45 hit points and a hardness of 15.

When a mind shield is manifested in this fashion, the enhancement bonus and the maximum enhancement bonus of the mind shield is increased by the enhancement bonus of the crystal grip, although any enhancement bonus above +5 is lost.

Crystal grips may only be made with a +1, +2, or +3 enhancement bonus.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Crystalline Focus, ability to manifest mind shield; Cost 2,800 gp (+1), 11,200 gp (+2), 25,200 gp (+3).

Crystal Hilt

Aura faint psychokinesis; ML 3rd (+1), 6th (+2), 9th (+3); Slot weapon; Price 11,200 gp (+1), 44,800 gp (+2), 100,800 gp (+3); Weight 2 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

A crystal hilt looks like a crystalline sword with no blade and comes in light, one-handed, and two-handed varieties. A soulknife, or anyone else with the ability to manifest a mind blade, channels their mind blade through the crystal hilt when summoning it. This does not otherwise alter the action needed to summon a mind blade, the summoner must simply be wielding the crystal hilt and choose to manifest the mind blade through the hilt.

Crystal hilts have 45 hit points and a hardness of 15.

When a mind blade is manifested in this fashion, the enhancement bonus and the maximum enhancement bonus of the mind blade is increased by the enhancement bonus of the crystal hilt, although any enhancement bonus above +5 is lost.

Characters wielding two mind blades only gain the benefit on the mind blade channeled through the crystal hilt. Multiple crystal hilts would be needed to affect multiple mind blades.

Throwing a mind blade while wielding a crystal hilt does not require the crystal hilt be thrown. If forming your mind blade into two blades, only one is altered by the crystal hilt unless you are wielding two crystal hilts.

Crystal hilts may only be made with a +1, +2, or +3 enhancement bonus.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Crystalline Focus, ability to manifest mind blade; Cost 5,600 gp (+1), 22,400 gp (+2), 50,400 gp (+3).

Crystal Spaulders

Aura faint psychokinesis; ML 3rd (+1), 6th (+2), 9th (+3); Slot armor; Price 5,600 gp (+1), 22,400 gp (+2), 50,400 gp (+3); Weight 2 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

Crystal spaulders are crystalline plates resembling armor and are worn on the upper arms and shoulders, although they take up the armor magic item slot. An aegis, or anyone else with the ability to create an astral suit or mind armor, can channel their astral suit or mind armor through the crystal spaulders when creating it. This does not otherwise alter the action needed to create an astral suit or mind armor, the summoner must simply be wearing the crystal spaulders and choose to create the astral suit or mind armor through the spaulders.

Crystal spaulders have 45 hit points and a hardness of 15.

When an astral suit is formed through crystal spaulders, it gains an enhancement bonus to the armor bonus it grants equal to the enhancement bonus of the crystal spaulders. In addition, the character gains a number of customization points to spend equal to the enhancement bonus of the crystal spaulders.

When mind armor is created in this fashion, the enhancement bonus and the maximum enhancement bonus of the mind armor is increased by the enhancement bonus of the crystal spaulders, although any enhancement bonus above +5 is lost.

Crystal spaulders may only be made with a +1, +2, or +3 enhancement bonus.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Crystalline Focus, ability to manifest mind armor or an astral suit; Cost 2,800 gp (+1), 11,200 gp (+2), 25,200 gp (+3).

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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