Assume Ability

Psychometabolism (Shapechanging)
Level: Egoist 5, Formbound Spiritist 5, Formbound Surger 5
Display: Vi
Manifesting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw: None
Power Resistance: No
Power Points: 9

Manifesting this power allows you to use one extraordinary special ability of an imprinted creature (see the [Formbound] descriptor). If the creature was limited in the number of times their ability could be used, then the ability granted by this power is equally limited. Limits on the imprinted creature’s ability that specify a number of times per day (or other interval of time) are limited over that time period regardless of the number of times this power is manifested. If a special ability is dependent on a natural attack (such as poison delivered by a claw attack) or spectacular anatomy (such as the swallow whole ability), you must possess the natural attack or form in question to use it (natural attacks provided by powers such as claws of the beast count for this purpose).

If you are under the effect of another [Formbound] power that grants you characteristics of an imprinted form (such as assume form), you may only assume abilities from the imprinted form that the existing effect is using. For instance, if you are under the effect of assume form using the imprint of a dire lion, assume ability could only grant you the dire lion’s extraordinary abilities, and not the abilities of any other imprint.


  • For every 2 additional power points you spend, you may assume an additional extraordinary ability of the imprinted creature.
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