You are able to see a split second into the future and interrupt others before they can finish manifesting a power.
Prerequisites: Psionic Affinity, Psicraft 12 ranks.
Benefit: To activate Retort of the Prepared Mind, you must meditate to gain psionic focus. Focusing in this fashion requires a Concentration check 10 higher than normal. Once activated, this mantra lasts for 1 minute as long as you maintain psionic focus. While active, you may attempt to counter a power being manifested by a target within line of sight. To counter a power, you must spend an equal number of power points being used to manifest the power and make a Psicraft check against a DC of 20 + the power level of the power being countered. You may not spend more power points in this fashion than your manifester level.
If you successfully make the Psicraft check, make an opposed check against the target manifester as if using dispel psionics on an on-going effect. If the check fails, you still expend your power points and the target successfully manifests the power. If the check succeeds, the target’s manifesting is spoiled and they lose the power points they would have spent on the power. You may expend your psionic focus during this mantra to gain a +5 bonus on your opposed check to counter a power being manifested.