Psicraft (INT; Trained only)

(Expanded Psionics Handbook variant, p. 38)


Use this skill to identify powers as they are manifest or powers already in place.


You can identify powers and psionic effects. The DCs for Psicraft checks relating to various tasks are summarized on the table below.

Psicraft DC Task
15 + power level Identify a power being manifested. (You must sense the power's display, or see some visible effect, to identify a power.) No action required. No retry.
15 + power level When manifesting detect psionics, determine the discipline involved in the aura of a single item or creature you can see. (If the aura is not a power effect, the DC is 15 + 1/2 manifester level.) No action required.
15 + power level Address a power stone to figure out what power or powers it contains.
20 + power level Identify a power that's already in place and in effect. You must be able to see or detect the effects of the power. No action required. No retry.
20 + power level Identify materials created or shaped by psionics, such as noting that a particular object was created using a metacreativity power. No action required. No retry.
25 + power level After rolling a saving throw against a power targeted on you, determine what that power was. No action required. No retry.
25 Identify a psionic tattoo. Requires 1 minute. No retry.
20 Draw a diagram to enhance manifestation of psionic dimensional anchor on a summoned creature. Requires 10 minutes. No retry. The DM makes this check.
30 or higher Understand a strange or unique psionic effect, such as the effects of an outcrop of psionically resonant crystal. Time required varies. No retry.

Additionally, certain powers allow you to gain information about psionic effects, provided that you make a successful Psicraft check as detailed in the power description. (For example, see the detect psionics power, page 91.)


Varies, as noted above.

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See above.


A psion gains a +2 bonus on Psicraft checks when dealing with a power or effect from his discipline.

If you have the Psionic Affinity feat, you get a +2 bonus on Psicraft checks.


If you have 5 or more ranks in Psicraft, you get a +2 bonus on Use Psionic Device checks related to power stones.

If you have 5 or more ranks in Use Psionic Device, you get a +2 bonus on Psicraft checks to address power stones.

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