Composure (Ki)

Your cool serenity allows you to master your fears and present an imperturbable mask to those you encounter.

Prerequisite(s): Wis 13, ki pool class feature or Ki Meditation

Benefit(s): As long as you have at least 1 point in your ki pool, you gain a +1 bonus on saving throws against divinations and emotion and fear effects, and you increase the DC of Sense Motive checks against you by 2. As an immediate action when a creature makes a Sense Motive check against you, you can spend 1 point from your ki pool to increase the DC of the check by 10; this stacks with the bonus above.

In addition, when you would become shaken, frightened, or panicked by a fear effect, you can decrease the severity of the fear effect by one step (panicked reduces to frightened, frightened to shaken, and shaken to unaffected) for each ki point you spend. Fear effects that cause conditions other than the above (e.g., phantasmal killer (death) or a mummy’s despair attack (paralysis)) can be ignored by spending 5 points from your ki pool. Composure does not allow you to ignore hit point damage, ability damage or drain, energy drain, or other effects caused by fear effects.

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