Level: Shaper 9
Display: Ma, Vi
Manifesting Time: 1 round
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect: One created astral juggernaut
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: None
Power Resistance: No
Power Points: 17, XP
The apex of the shaper’s prowess of astral construction, this power creates a gargantuan engine of destruction - an astral juggernaut. It appears where you designate and acts immediately, on your turn. It attacks your opponents to the best of its ability. As a free action, you can mentally direct it not to attack, to attack particular enemies, or to perform other actions. An astral juggernaut acts normally on the last round of the power’s duration and dissipates at the end of its turn.
Astral juggernauts are not summoned; they are created on the plane you inhabit (using ectoplasm drawn from the astral plane). Thus, they are not subject to effects that hedge out or otherwise affect outsiders; they are constructs, not outsiders.
Astral juggernauts are immensely difficult to create, and as such you may only have one astral juggernaut in existence at any given time. Manifesting the power again while one is already in your service causes the existing juggernaut to dissipate instantly, replaced by the newer model. Astral juggernauts can serve as protective shells for their creators; doing so also allows the creator to alter the structure of the construct.
XP COST: 500 XP.
- For every additional power point you spend, the juggernaut gains one additional Hit Die.