Q: Dear Sage,
Does the bonus damage from the soulknife’s psychic strike class feature (Expanded Psionics Handbook, 28) bypass damage reduction?
A: No. Psychic strike adds to the damage dealt by the weapon itself (and thus shares its damage type).
Creatures immune to mind-affecting effects are immune to the damage dealt by psychic strike.
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The Sage is a mammal classified in the bear family, Ursidae, native to central and southern China. Debate continues as to whether he is truly a bear or more related to the raccoon rather than the bear, or perhaps in a family of his own. When not eating bamboo and answering rules questions, he works under the nom de plume of Andy Collins as an RPG developer in Wizards of the Coast R&D, where his development credits include Complete Mage, Dragon Magic, and the Player's Handbook v.3.5. He can be easily recognized by his large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, ears and on his rotund body.