Form Mind Blade (Psionic)

Benefit: You are now skilled at forming your psionic energy as a physical weapon. As a move action, you can create a semisolid blade composed of psychic energy distilled from your own mind. The blade is identical in all ways (except visually) to a short sword of a size appropriate for you. For instance, a Medium character materializes a Medium mind blade that can be wielded as a light weapon which deals 1d6 points of damage (19-20/×2). Characters who are smaller or larger than Medium create mind blades identical to short swords appropriate for their size, with a corresponding change to the blade’s damage. The wielder of a mind blade gains the usual benefits to his attack roll and damage roll from a high Strength bonus.

The blade can be broken (it has hardness 10 and 10 hit points); however, you can simply create another on your next move action. The moment you relinquish your grip on the mind blade, it dissipates. A mind blade is considered a magic weapon for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. You can use feats such as Power Attack or Combat Expertise in conjunction with the mind blade just as if it were a normal weapon. You can also choose mind blade for feats requiring a specific weapon choice, such as Weapon Specialization (mind blade). Powers or spells that upgrade weapons can be used on a mind blade.

Even in places where psionic effects do not normally function (such as within a null psionics field), a character can attempt to sustain your mind blade by making a DC 25 Concentration check. On a successful check, you maintain your mind blade for a number of rounds equal to your ranks in Concentration before your need to check again. On an unsuccessful attempt, the mind blade vanishes. As a normal materialize action (usually a move action) on your turn, you can attempt a new Concentration check to rematerialize your mind blade while he remains within the psionics negating effect. When you take this feat you gain Concentration as a class skill. You are always proficient with your own mind blade.

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