Mythic Psionic Power Rules

Mythic powers use the manifester’s mythic power to create more powerful magical effects—mythic crystal shard pins affected creatures to the wall, mythic inertial armor can negate critical hits, and so on. These powers aren’t separate powers you gain as a power known from your manifesting class, but rather mythically charged versions of powers you already know.

Learning Mythic Powers

To learn a mythic power, you must either select the mythic manifesting universal path ability or the Mythic Powers Known feat. In doing so, you unlock the secret of using your mythic power to amplify non-mythic powers you choose.

Manifesting Mythic Powers

If you know the mythic version of a power, any time you manifest the power, you may expend one use of mythic power to convert the power into its mythic version as you manifest it. This doesn’t change the number of power points required to manifest the power.

Effects of Mythic Powers

Unless otherwise specified, a mythic power works just like the non-mythic version of the power. For example, undead are immune to mythic mind-affecting powers unless the power specifies otherwise, and creatures immune to a particular energy type are immune to the damage from mythic powers that deal damage of that energy type. Unless a mythic power’s description says it improves, replaces, or upgrades an effect of the non-mythic power, or says that it creates an effect instead of the non-mythic power’s effect, it retains all the effects of the non-mythic power in addition to the effects of the mythic version.

For example, the mythic catapsi power has penalties for creatures that fail their saves; because the description doesn’t indicate that these penalties replace those of non-mythic catapsi, the penalties are in addition to the non-mythic power’s effects.

Augmented Mythic Powers

An augmented version of a mythic power has the same effect as the mythic power, plus additional benefits, options, or an increased effect. Some augmented effects require you to have a minimum tier in order to cast it as an augmented mythic power. If so, the tier requirement for the augmented effects is listed in parentheses in the entry.

For example, “Augmented (4th)” means you must have at least 4 mythic tiers to use this option. If you know a mythic power, you automatically know how to manifest the augmented version of that mythic power upon reaching the required tier.

Manifesting the augmented version of a mythic power requires you to expend more uses of mythic power when you manifest it. The number of additional uses required for the augmented version is listed in the power’s augmented entry and includes the one use of mythic power necessary to manifest the mythic version of the power. When you manifest a power, you must decide whether you want to manifest the non-mythic version, the mythic version, or the augmented mythic version, and expend the appropriate number of uses of mythic power.

You can’t manifest the non-mythic version of the power and later expend one use of mythic power to change it to the mythic version, nor can you manifest the base mythic version of a power and later in the duration expend the difference in mythic power to change it to the augmented version.

Example: You’re a 9th-level shaper/6th-tier overmind who knows mythic astral construct. Manifesting astral construct works as normal and requires no uses of mythic power. Manifesting mythic astral construct requires you to expend one use of mythic power when you manifest astral construct. Manifesting the augmented version of mythic astral construct requires you to expend two (not three) uses of mythic power when you manifest astral construct.

Mythic Powers in Psionic Items

Mythic powers can’t be crafted into psionic items unless the item is an artifact (for example, you can’t scribe a psionic tattoo of mythic natural healing).

Mythic Powers in Stat Blocks

In a creature stat block, a superscript “M” indicates the creature knows the mythic version of the power.

Potent

Any power you manifest as a mythic power can also be manifest in a potent form that is harder to resist. By expending one additional use of mythic power, you increase the power’s save DC by 2 and gain a +2 bonus on your manifester level check to overcome power resistance.

Resilient

Any power you manifest as a mythic power can also be manifested in a resilient form that is harder to dispel. Expend one additional use of mythic power; any check attempted in order to dispel the power then takes a –4 penalty. You may combine the potent and resilient forms of a power; to do so, you must expend a total of two additional uses of mythic power. You can manifest potent and resilient forms of augmented mythic powers in the same manner.

Tiers in Mythic Powers Descriptions

Unless otherwise stated, any reference to tier in a mythic power description refers to the tier of the creature manifesting the power. Whenever a mythic power refers to half your tier, the minimum is 1 (meaning you still get a benefit at 1st tier).

Source

All psionic powers are from Ultimate Psionics.

Universal Augment Option

For all powers that offer the choice of fire, cold, electricity, or sonic and that deals hit point damage, such as energy ray, the following mythic augmented option is available when that mythic psionic power is selected.

Augmented

If you expend one use of mythic power, you can choose two energy types and apply the effects of both energy types to your power. The power gains the descriptor of both energy types used.

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