Epic Insights
Psionic Prestige Classes, Part Three
By Mark A. Jindra

This month we explore epic-level progressions for three more of the prestige classes featured online!

Epic Diamond Warrior

If you missed the diamond warrior prestige class in the Mind's Eye psionics features, hop over to it and take a peek!

Although it is uncertain what percentage of the diamond order is comprised of epic diamond warriors, some speculate that achieving epic status is reserved for only the greatest warriors.

Those diamond warriors that reach epic levels are assigned a solo mission by the order. The mission varies for each individual, but it is designed to test the warrior's wits, courage, and martial prowess. Upon successful completion of the mission, they are awarded the crystal mask of shadows. These masks are rare within the order, and if one is ever lost, the order makes every effort to retrieve it.

Hit Die: d8.

Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 4 + Int modifier.

Powers: The epic diamond warrior does not discover any additional powers after 10th level unless he selects the Spell Knowledge feat. The epic diamond warrior's manifester level increases by 1 three levels in a row after 9th before skipping a level in a continuing progression. The epic diamond warrior's number of power points per day does not increase after 10th level.

Bonus Feats: The epic diamond warrior gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic diamond warrior bonus feats) every 3 levels after 8th.

Epic Diamond Warrior Bonus Feat List: Armor Skin, Damage Reduction, Devastating Critical, Dire Charge, Epic Endurance, Epic Leadership, Epic Prowess, Epic Toughness, Epic Weapon Focus, Epic Weapon Specialization, Exceptional Deflection, Improved Combat Reflexes, Improved Manifestation, Improved Stunning Fist, Improved Whirlwind Attack, Infinite Deflection, Legendary Commander, Legendary Rider, Legendary Wrestler, Overwhelming Critical, Penetrate Damage Reduction, Reflect Arrows, Spellcasting Harrier, Storm of Throws, Superior Initiative, Uncanny Accuracy. In addition to the feats on this list, the epic diamond warrior may select any fighter or psychic warrior bonus feat not listed here. As noted in the Epic Feats section of the Epic Level Handbook, epic diamond warriors learn "psionically flavored" versions of feats, as appropriate.

Level Special Manifester Level
11 Bonus feat +1
12 -- +1
13 -- --
14 Bonus feat +1
15 -- +1
16 -- +1
17 Bonus feat --
18 -- +1
19 -- +1
20 Bonus feat +1

Crystal Mask of Shadows: This smooth crystal mask distorts the wearer's features by using an ever-shifting, swirling pattern of smoke within the crystal. On command, the crystal mask of shadows allows the character to use the shadow body power for up to 1 hour per day. The duration of the shadow body need not be consecutive minutes.

Manifester Level: 16th; Prerequisites: Craft Universal Item, shadow body; Market Price: 185,000 gp; Weight: 1 lb.

Epic Meditant

If you missed the meditant prestige class in the Mind's Eye psionics features, hop over to it and take a peek!

The meditant is always looking for new ways to achieve inner peace and harmony. Advancement into the realm of epic psionics brings the epic meditant closer to that goal.

Other Options: The epic meditant often selects the Epic Inner Harmony and Epic Psychic Meditation feats to help her toward her goals.

Hit Die: d4.

Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 4 + Int modifier.

Powers: The epic meditant does not discover any additional powers after 10th level unless she selects the Spell Knowledge feat. The epic meditant's effective manifester level increases by 1 per level of epic meditant gained above 10th. The epic meditant's number of power points per day does not increase after 10th level.

Psicrystals: The epic meditant's psicrystal continues to increase in power. Every two levels after 20th (22nd, 24th, 26th, and so on), the psicrystal's hardness and Intelligence each increase by +1. The psicrystal's power resistance is equal to the master's level +5.

Epic Psychic Meditation: The epic meditant gains the Epic Psychic Meditation feat at 11th, 14th, 17th, and 20th levels.

Ethereal Form (Su): The epic meditant gains additional uses of her ethereal form ability. The number of uses per day is 4 at 13th level, increasing by 1 every three levels thereafter (16th, 19th, and so on).

Bonus Feats: The epic meditant gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic meditant bonus feats) every 3 levels after 9th.

Epic Meditant Bonus Feat List: Automatic Quicken Spell, Automatic Silent Spell, Automatic Still Spell, Combat Casting, Enhance Spell, Epic Inner Harmony, Epic Psychic Meditation, Epic Spell Focus, Epic Spell Penetration, Epic Spellcasting, Improved Combat Casting, Improved Heighten Spell, Improved Manifestation, Improved Metamagic, Intensify Spell, Multispell, Permanent Emanation, Spell Focus, Spell Knowledge, Spell Mastery, Spell Opportunity, Spell Penetration, Spell Stowaway, Spontaneous Spell, Tenacious Magic. As noted in the Epic Feats section of the Epic Level Handbook, epic meditants learn "psionically flavored" versions of feats, as appropriate.

Level Special
11 Epic Psychic Meditation
12 Bonus feat
13 Ethereal form 4/day
14 Epic Psychic Meditation
15 Bonus feat
16 Ethereal form 5/day
17 Epic Psychic Meditation
18 Bonus feat
19 Ethereal form 6/day
20 Epic Psychic Meditation

Epic Mindknight

If you missed the mindknight prestige class, hop over to it and take a peek!

While it is not known whether any mindknights ever reached epic levels, it is certain that they would have embraced epic psionics to help aid them in their war against the illithids.

Hit Die: d8.

Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 4 + Int modifier.

Powers: The epic mindknight does not discover any additional powers after 10th level unless she selects the Spell Knowledge feat. The epic mindknight's effective manifester level increases by 1 every other level of epic mindknight gained above 10th (12th, 14th, and so on). The epic mindknight' s number of power points per day does not increase after 10th level.

Bonus Feats: The epic mindknight gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic mindknight feats) every 2 levels after 10th.

Epic Mindknight Bonus Feat List: Armor Skin, Damage Reduction, Devastating Critical, Dire Charge, Epic Endurance, Epic Leadership, Epic Prowess, Epic Toughness, Epic Weapon Focus, Epic Weapon Specialization, Exceptional Deflection, Improved Combat Reflexes, Improved Stunning Fist, Improved Manifestation, Improved Whirlwind Attack, Infinite Deflection, Legendary Commander, Legendary Rider, Legendary Wrestler, Overwhelming Critical, Penetrate Damage Reduction, Reflect Arrows, Spellcasting Harrier, Storm of Throws, Superior Initiative, Uncanny Accuracy. In addition to the feats on this list, the epic mindknight may select any fighter or psychic warrior bonus feat not listed here. As noted in the Epic Feats section of the Epic Level Handbook, epic mindknights learn "psionically flavored" versions of feats, as appropriate.

Level Special Manifester Level
11 -- --
12 Bonus feat +1
13 -- --
14 Bonus feat +1
15 -- --
16 Bonus feat +1
17 -- --
18 Bonus feat +1
19 -- --
20 Bonus feat +1

Epic Inner Harmony [Epic] [Psionic]

You achieve an inner harmony that allows psychic meditation effects to last longer.

Prerequisite: Meditant 11+ levels.

Benefit: The duration for the bonuses gained through psychic meditation is increased to 1 hour per character level.

Special: Psychic meditation bonuses are always considered temporary bonuses regardless of how long they last and statistic increases do not affect bonus power points or any other ability that relies on a permanent statistic or value. This feat can be taken as a bonus feat by the epic meditant.

Epic Psychic Meditation [Epic] [Psionic]

You further your study and understanding of psychic energy centers, which allows you to enter the deepest levels of meditation.

Prerequisite: 21+ levels, Intense Psychic Meditation (seven times), Psychic Meditation (seven times)

Benefit: When you take this feat, you are granted additional psychic energy center bonuses. You can select a given psychic energy center only once. You can take this feat multiple times and must select a psychic energy center that you have not already previously selected. Bonuses from this feat stack with bonuses received from the Psychic Meditation and Intense Psychic Meditation feats. Meditation time is increased to 40 minutes. The duration of the benefits increase to 4 hours. You can activate this feat only once per day. This feat can be taken as a bonus feat by the epic meditant.

Energy Center Associated Bonus
Crown +3 natural armor bonus to AC
Third Eye 2 temporary power points per manifester level
Throat +2 enhancement bonus to Int, Wis, and Cha
Heart Fast healing 3
Solar Plexus +2 to saving throw of choice, +1 to remaining two
Base +2 enhancement bonus to Str, Dex, and Con
Sacral +3 to DC for powers in primary discipline; +1 to all other powers

About the Author

Mark A. Jindra has been a fan of Dungeons & Dragons for the past 25 years and has organized RPGA Network events for many conventions and game days, including Origins and Winter Fantasy. In 1998 he landed his dream job as a web developer for Wizards of the Coast and is currently the developer of the D&D website. Mark has authored or coauthored various tournaments for the RPGA Network, and he also coauthors the monthly Mind's Eye feature on the Wizards of the Coast website.

Special thanks go to the following members of the Wizards of the Coast online community for their contributions to this article: Michael Tree, Dr_Draco, Big Jake, and many more.


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