Soulblade (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||My will is stronger than steel, let me show you.||”|
|—Althem Balerion, Human Soulblade, from the Records of House Balerion|
A Soulknife is one who has learned to focus their very soul into a blade, forging a powerful weapon. But for some, a simple blade isn't enough to hold the full power of their will. These few are called Soulblades, and they are a force to be feared.
Becoming a Soulblade
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|Base Attack Bonus:||+3.||Special:||Must be capable of manifesting a mindblade.|
|Saving Throws||Special|| Maximum Power|
|1st||+1||+0||+2||+2||Unearthed Power, Shape the Soul||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|2nd||+1||+0||+3||+3||+1 mind blade, Barrier to the Soul, Path of the Heart||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|3rd||+2||+1||+3||+3||+1 Mindblade Enhancement, Weapon Spec. (Mindblade)||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|4th||+2||+1||+4||+4||Improved Path||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|5th||+3||+1||+4||+4||+2 mindblade||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|6th||+3||+2||+5||+5||+2 Mindblade Enhancement, Greater Path||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|7th||+4||+2||+5||+5||Greater Weapon Spec. (Mindblade)||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|8th||+4||+2||+6||+6||+3 mindblade, Higher Path||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|9th||+5||+3||+6||+6||+3 Mindblade Enhancement||+1 level of existing psionic class|
|10th||+5||+3||+7||+7||Soul Mastery, Path of Perfection||+1 level of existing psionic class|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)
|12th||+4 Mindblade Enhancement, Improved Soul|
|14th||+5 mindblade, Refined Soul|
|15th||+5 Mindblade Enhancement|
|16th||Bonus Feat, Clear Soul|
|18th||+6 Mindblade Enhancement, Golden Soul|
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Unearthed Power (Ps): The Soulknife is an inherently psionic being, so as they begin to develop their powers they begin unearthing more of their psionic heritage. At each Soulblade level, you gain power points and powers known as a further level in a psionic class. If you are unable to manifest powers these are considered levels as a Psychic Warrior, if you can manifest powers these are considered as extra levels of whatever psionic classes you have ranks in.
Shape the Soul (Ps): The Soulblade has learned to shape his mindblade into more than just a simple blade. They are able to manifest it as any simple tool, such as a pickaxe or shovel. These are used in the exact same manner as a normal tool of that type. If used as an improvised weapon it gains any additional bonus for mindblade proficiencies.
Weapon Specialization: Mindblade: The Soulblade gains the feat Weapon Specialization (Mindblade).
Barrier to the Soul (Su): The Soulblade has developed his mindblade to act defensively as well as offensively. The Soulblade becomes surrounded by a colored aura that flows across their body to prevent injury. This provides a +2 to Armor Class, which increases by a further +2 at 5th and 8th levels.
Path of the Heart: The Soulblade realizes that their soul is best equipped for a specific path. At 2nd level, the Soulblade must decide which is best for them: the Warrior, the Tower, The Shadow, the Archer, the Healer, or the King. Each of these paths ecel in a different area.
The Warrior: The Tower: The Archer: The Healer: The Shaper:
Greater Weapon Specialization (Mindblade) The Soulblade gains the feat Greater Weapon Specialization (Mindblade).
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The epic Soulblade gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic Soulblade feats) every 3 levels after 10th.
Epic Soulblade Bonus Feat List:
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