Where most maenads learn to internalize their raging emotions, there are those that master it another way, expressing it through a terrible wail that brings people to their knees and breaks the sturdiest wood. Banshees are dangerous individuals, capable of melding their racial abilities with the emotional tide of the wilder.
The banshee’s surge blast is an empowered scream that is focused and targeted at a single creature and deals sonic damage instead of force damage. When the banshee makes a successful attack with her surge blast, the target must make a successful Fortitude save (DC 10+ 1/2 the banshee’s wilder level + the banshee’s Charisma modifier) or be dazed for 1 round and deafened for one minute. Once affected by this effect, a target cannot be affected by the daze effect again for one minute. The banshee cannot use this ability if she cannot speak, such as being in an area under the effects of silence.
At 2nd level, any time the banshee takes either the Expanded Knowledge or Extra Power Known feat and chooses a power with the sonic descriptor, she can choose a second power with the sonic descriptor to learn at the same time. Powers like energy ray that can have the sonic descriptor count for this benefit, but if the second power chosen allows multiple energy types, such as energy ray, that power can only be manifested with the sonic option selected. The banshee gains the following augment option for any power with the sonic descriptor:
Augment: By spending 2 additional power points, the target of the power must make a Fortitude save or be dazed for 1 round. If the power does not normally allow a save, calculate the save DC based upon the level of the power.
This ability replaces elude attack.
At 4th level, the banshee gains a +1 bonus on attack rolls made with sonic powers and a +1 bonus to the save DC of powers that she manifests with the sonic descriptor. These bonuses also apply to the banshee’s surge blast. The bonus increases +2 at 12 th level and +3 at 20 th level.
This ability replaces surging euphoria.
Ultimate Psionics, © 2013, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Andreas Rönnqvist, Jeremy Smith.