Quick and graceful, the xeph respect the finesse that a soulknife can show. When a xeph travels down the path of the soulknife, he learns to use his natural speed to his benefit, striking at his enemy and darting away before his enemy realizes what happened.
To take a xeph soulknife racial specialty level, a character must be a xeph about to take her 1st, 3rd, or 6th level of soulknife.
GAME RULE INFORMATION
Hit Die: d10
Xeph soulknife racial specialty levels have the class skills of the standard soulknife class. Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier. Skill Points at 1st Level: (4 + Int modifier) x4.
All of the following are class features of the xeph soulknife racial specialty levels.
Speed of Thought: A xeph soulknife gains the Speed of Thought feat as a bonus feat. This racial specialty feature replaces the standard soulknife’s free Wild Talent feat. Since xeph are naturally psionic, they do not need this feat to create their mind blade.
Mind Blade: As a standard soulknife, but a half-giant soulknife may create and wield a mind blade one size category larger than normal without penalty due to his powerful build natural ability. If the half-giant soulknife creates the mind blade in a larger shortsword form, it is still treated as a light weapon.
Burst Strike (Ex): When a xeph uses his racial burst ability, he adds a +1 competence bonus to attack and damage rolls with his mind blade for each 10 ft. increase to his speed from the burst ability. This bonus lasts until the burst ends. This racial specialty level replaces the psychic strike ability gained at 3rd level by a standard soulknife. Subsequent psychic strike increases are at 1d8 lower (+1d8 at 7th level, +2d8 at 11th level, etc).
Mind Blade Enhancement (Su): At 6th level, a xeph soulknife gains the ability to enhance his mind blade, like a normal soulknife. However, treat the following weapon abilities as if they were on the soulknife’s list of available enhancement options:
Expeditious Skirmish (Ex): When using the attack action with a mind blade, a xeph soulknife can move both before and after the attack, provided that his total distance moved is not greater than his speed. This can be used with Throw Mind Blade, but cannot be used with the full attack action. This racial specialty level replaces the Speed of Thought bonus feat gained by the standard soulknife.