Psychic Warrior

(Expanded Psionics Handbook variant, p. 24)

One who turns the mind’s potential to the warrior’s art is known as a psychic warrior. Where psions devote themselves wholly to the development of mind-engendered abilities, psychic warriors give emphasis to the development of the body. With mental and physical energy working in union, the psychic warrior strives toward martial perfection.

The sword, axe, and bow are physical tools that psychic warriors embrace along with their psionic abilities. Well trained in both physical and psionic matters, the psychic warrior is a formidable adversary.

The defining trait of the psychic warrior is his ability to supplement his physical attacks with psionic feats and powers. A combination of strength, martial skill, and psionic ability allows the psychic warrior to match and sometimes surpass a normal fighter of equal experience. As the psychic warrior gains experience and power, his fighting skills and psionic abilities grow in concert.

Hit die




Starting gold


Skill points

2 + Int

Class Features

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Psychic warriors are proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with all types of armor (heavy, medium, and light), and with shields (except tower shields).

Power Points/Day: A psychic warrior's ability to manifest powers is limited by the power points he has available. His base daily allotment of power points is given on Table 2—4: The Psychic Warrior. In addition, he receives bonus power points per day if he has a high Wisdom score (see Table 2—1: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Power Points). His race may also provide bonus power points per day, as may certain feats and items. A 1st-level psychic warrior gains no power points for his class level, but he gains bonus power points (if he is entitled to any), and can manifest the single power he knows with those power points.

Powers Known: A psychic warrior begins play knowing one psychic warrior power of your choice. Each time he achieves a new level, he unlocks the knowledge of a new power.

Choose the powers known from the psychic warrior power list. (Exception: The feats Expanded Knowledge, page 46, and Epic Expanded Knowledge, page 34, do allow a psychic warrior to learn powers from the lists of other classes.) A psychic warrior can manifest any power that has a power point cost equal to or lower than his manifester level.

The total number of powers a psychic warrior can manifest in a day is limited only by his daily power points. In other words, a 11th-level psychic warrior (with a total of 35 power points) could manifest a power costing 1 power point 35 times in one day, a power costing 5 power points 7 times in one day, or any combination of power point costs that does not exceed 35 power points in total.

A psychic warrior simply knows his powers; they are ingrained in his mind. He does not need to prepare them (in the way that some spellcasters prepare their spells), though he must get a good night's sleep each day to regain all his spent power points.

The Difficulty Class for saving throws against psychic warrior powers is 10 + the power's level + the psychic warrior's Wisdom modifier. For example, the saving throw against a 6th-level power has a DC of 16 + Wis modifier.

Maximum Power Level Known: A psychic warrior begins play with the ability to learn 1st-level powers. As he attains higher levels, he may gain the ability to master more complex powers—for example, a 4th-level psychic warrior can learn powers of 2nd level or lower, a 7th-level psychic warrior can learn powers of 3rd level or lower, and so on.

To learn or manifest a power, a psychic warrior must have a Wisdom score of at least 10 + the power's level. For example, a psychic warrior with a Wisdom score of 13 can manifest powers of 3rd level or lower.

Bonus Feats: At 1st level, a psychic warrior gets a bonus combat-oriented feat in addition to the feat that any 1st-level character gets and the bonus feat granted to a human character. The psychic warrior gains an additional bonus feat at 2nd level and every three levels thereafter (5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 20th). These bonus feats must be drawn from the feats noted as fighter bonus feats on Table 5—1: Feats, page 90 of the Player's Handbook, or from the psionic feats in Chapter 3 of this book. The psychic warrior must still meet all prerequisites for the bonus feat, including ability score and base attack bonus minimums as well as class requirements. A psychic warrior cannot choose feats that specifically require levels in the fighter class (such as Greater Weapon Focus or Weapon Specialization) unless he is a multiclass character with the requisite levels in the fighter class.

These bonus feats are in addition to the feats that a character of any class gains every three levels (as given on Table 3—2: Experience and Level-Dependent Benefits, page 22 of the Player's Handbook). A psychic warrior is not limited to fighter bonus feats and psionic feats when choosing these other feats.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Power Points per Day Powers Known Maximum Power Level Known
1st +0 +2 +0 +0 Bonus feat 0* 1 1st
2nd +1 +3 +0 +0 Bonus feat 1 2 1st
3rd +2 +3 +1 +1 3 3 1st
4th +3 +4 +1 +1 5 4 2nd
5th +3 +4 +1 +1 Bonus feat 7 5 2nd
6th +4 +5 +2 +2 11 6 2nd
7th +5 +5 +2 +2 15 7 3rd
8th +6/+1 +6 +2 +2 Bonus feat 19 8 3rd
9th +6/+1 +6 +3 +3 23 9 3rd
10th +7/+2 +7 +3 +3 27 10 4th
11th +8/+3 +7 +3 +3 Bonus feat 35 11 4th
12th +9/+4 +8 +4 +4 43 12 4th
13th +9/+4 +8 +4 +4 51 13 5th
14th +10/+5 +9 +4 +4 Bonus feat 59 14 5th
15th +11/+6/+1 +9 +5 +5 67 15 5th
16th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +5 79 16 6th
17th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +5 Bonus feat 91 17 6th
18th +13/+8/+3 +11 +6 +6 103 18 6th
19th +14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +6 115 19 6th
20th +15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +6 Bonus feat 127 20 6th
*The psychic warrior gains no power points from his class at 1st level. However, he does add any bonus power points he gains from a high Wisdom score, his race, and feats or other sources to his reserve. He can use these points (if any) to manifest his power.

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Autohypnosis WIS yes no
Climb STR no yes
Concentration CON no no
Craft INT no no
Jump STR no yes
Knowledge (psionics) INT yes no
Profession WIS yes no
Ride DEX no no
Search INT no no
Swim STR no yes

Spells for Psychic Warrior

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