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[Psionics] Emulate melee weapon and Deadly blow blade skills


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I'm rather new to psionics but I was wondering if someone could elaborate a little bit on how the emulate melee weapon blade skill works for soul knives? Am I right in assuming that the mindblade (normally 19-20 x2) can change its modifiers to be more like the chosen weapon or have I completely misunderstood it?

And just in case I am correct, how does this work if you've picked Deadly blow, which raises a mind blade's critical multiplier by 1?

Sczarni

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Are you asking about D&D? Or something 3rd Party?

Pathfinder doesn't have Psionics.


Pathfinder, though I guess it's from dreamscarred press. It's got its own section on the PFSRD.

Sczarni

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Ah. In that case I'll help flag your post for the 3rd Party Forum.

I hear that the Developers of 3rd Party materials post frequently over there and are really helpful.


With emulate melee weapon, you change your mindblade’s stats to that of the selected weapon. Full stop.

Once you have this, apply deadly blow’s critical multiplier change to the emulated weapons stats.


Oh wow, okay.

See, the reason I was curious about this is because I've been considering picking butterfly sting on one of my fighter characters and statting up his wife as a soul knife (probably going primarch), and I was wondering how much of a kick a scythe could get if I made that her weapon of choice.

Unfortunately I'll probably never have both of them on the field at the same time, but it's fun to theorycraft a bit every once in a while.


Oh, don't get me wrong. Any sort of tandem effect like butterfly sting is really powerful.

Think of a dual wielding keen kukri's with butterfly sting with Seize the Moment -- passing the crit confirmation to the deadly blow scythe wielder as well as an attack of opportunity. That is ridiculous levels of melee destruction right there.


Quintain wrote:

Oh, don't get me wrong. Any sort of tandem effect like butterfly sting is really powerful.

Think of a dual wielding keen kukri's with butterfly sting with Seize the Moment -- passing the crit confirmation to the deadly blow scythe wielder as well as an attack of opportunity. That is ridiculous levels of melee destruction right there.

Add to that, a level dip in Stalker, to get the +1 Threat range stalker art, for a 14-20 crit range... (Of course, when someone gets that, watch the number of nat 13's they roll...)


To be honest I'll probably be using a longsword and dirk (refluffing a shortsword) on him since his weapon selection is an homage to a different character, so his crit range won't be optimal.

But, you know, still good when it does happen.
(And as I said before, the likelihood of me being able to play both of them at the same time is minimal anyway).

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