Ask Wizards07/09/2007


07/09/2007



Q: Dear Sage
What classes contribute toward a psicrystal’s abilities? What about monsters with psi-like abilities—do their racial HD count too?
--Andy

A: Any class or prestige class that grants the ability to manifest psionic powers contributes its level for the purpose of determining a psicrystal’s abilities, unless the class states otherwise.

Racial Hit Dice don’t contribute toward this purpose, even if the creature has a power point reserve or psi-like abilities.

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