Mind Brawler Prestige (3.5e Class)

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Mind Brawler[edit]

The power of thought...

A time comes in every psionic beings life where he must compete in a mind battle. Some develop their skills, being at one with the mind. Using it as a weapon and a shield, these are... the Mind Brawlers.

Becoming a Mind Brawler[edit]

This prestige classes uses the Another Psionic Variant rules.

Mind Brawlers gain additional mind battle skills. More power, defense and regeneration.

Entry Requirements
Feats: Move the Mind
Skills: Knowledge Psionics 8 ranks.
Special: Must have a power point reserve, must have competed in at least 3 Mind Battles and achieved at least 1 win.

Table: The Mind Brawler

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 You’re comin' with me!, Power point DR
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Power point Regen +1
3rd +2 +1 +1 +3 Why don't we all go?
4th +3 +1 +1 +4 Power point Regen +2
5th +3 +1 +1 +4 Double thought

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Autohypnosis (Wis), Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (psionics) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Psicraft (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Mind Brawler.

You’re comin' with me!: A Mind Brawler may make an attempt to take another to the psionic plane as a melee touch attack. The DC remains the same.

PP DR: A Mind Brawler gains a bonus to his damage reduction while in the psionic plane. Any damage done to his power points (not when he uses his power points) is reduced by his class level.

PP Regen: A Mind Brawler gains power point regeneration while on the psionic plane, these power points cannot be used to cast spells but are stored separately. A Mind Brawler may store a number equal to the amount of power points he could normally store. This ability regenerates 1 PP at 2nd level and 2 PPs at 4th.

Why don't we all go?: A Mind Brawler of 4th level or higher may either use a ranged touch attack to a maximum of 60ft or may make an area attack with an origin on himself to take all within 20ft into the psionic plane.

Double thought: A 5th level Mind Brawler may move a full round action with both his body and his mind.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Mind Brawler[edit]

Combat: A mind brawlers combat ability is mostly against other psionicists. The power points they do gain can be used to cast pre-existing powers but they don't gain any extra knowledge of powers (other than special ones for combat in mind battles).

Advancement: Most psionic classes will gain a level in this at some point, they will require to mind battle with others. Some psionic monsters use this class and other races that don't have a psionic class will take this one to better defend themselves agains mind battles.

Resources: Lower level creatures may have a level in this, it allows them to use their powers more regularly and defends against mind battles.

Mind Brawlers in the World[edit]

You think that will stop me? Alas, no. For I... Am a Mind Brawler.
—Generic Mind Brawler

Mind Brawlers are usually solitary, they can work together but most often chose not to. In the factions Mind Brawlers are protected and called in only when needed (if specifically made for Mind Battles).

NPC Reactions: Mind Brawlers are unknown to others, you cannot tell until you have had a mind battle. This makes an NPCs reaction usually out dated.

Mind Brawler Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Psionics) can research Mind Brawlers to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (Psionics)
DC Result
10 Mind Brawlers have more psionic energy.
15 A Mind Brawlers combat is best learnt in a Mind Battle.
20 A Mind Brawler may last for quite some time in a Mind Battle, they don't have as high physical strength but the same can't be said of mental strength.
30 Those who reach this level of success can learn about a specific Mind Brawler, their whereabouts, and activities.

Mind Brawlers in the Game[edit]

Mind Brawlers usually protect a non-psionic creature from Mind Battles, they can be a guide that does this silently or they may be the leader of the party, using their knowledge to defend them.

Adaptation: None, yet.

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