And all the abilities of the human is... nothing. They get nothing. Other races at least get darkvision.
What kind of action is using Warp Perception? The texts doesn't say anything about it.
Warp Perception (Su)
A 4th level distorter has learned to alter the way creatures perceive distances by manipulating the visual patterns. The distorter can cause up to her Intelligence modifier in creatures to incorrectly calculate the distance between the affected creature and the cryptic unless each creature makes a successful Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 cryptic class level + the cryptic’s Intelligence modifier). For a number of rounds equal to the cryptic’s Intelligence modifier, each square of movement any of the affected creatures take toward the cryptic counts as two squares of movement, regardless of the mode of movement (flight, swim, etc) or if the creature is corporeal or incorporeal. In addition, any ranged attacks made at the cryptic by the affected creatures that only work within a certain range (such as a ranged sneak attack or Point-Blank Shot) count the distance between the creature and the cryptic as double. This does not affect the range increment of the attack, only if the distance of the attack qualifies.
This ability replaces the insight normally gained at 4th level.
You can't stack Card caster and eldritch scion since both modify the Arcane Pool feature. :( Multiclassing and Bladecaster mostly doesn't work ethier because you need every level of magus to be able to enhance the cards with the arcane pool.
If I wanted to play an overpowered character I would play a full caster an be done with it. I didn't ask for help with a build because I already checked and it's not feasible. Every single build is horrible in combat and/or with little skills and super MAD. It's just not possible.
I ask for help building an archetype (like the card magus but, better) or a feat like deadly dealer. You don't have to help me, I won't complain, just leave me alone.
And every trade I suggested has it's drawbacks. Everything I already pointed out is used in an archetype. Hell, it's a guy throwing cards that do the same damage and range as DARTS and you're accussing me of cherry picking to make something overpowered.
And it's completely feasible, you just don't want to see it. I don't mind making sacrificies to achieve it. Reducing the hit dice from 10 to 8 or the bab de medium. There're tons of things that could let you build that concept. I mean, it's not that hard. It's just a psionic thrower. In regard to the soulknife you already make sacrifices when you tie your mindblade/bolt to a weapon/card to be able to use it.
PoW would never work because you need to be able to use regular cards as weapons. That means enhancing them and nothing in PoW could help you with that. While the soulknife has that already built into the class.
Balance doesn't have anything to do with it. It shouldn't be so hard to balance a roguish character focused on throwing and then make some feat to throw cards like deadly dealer.
Cutthroats archetype Covert Training already gives you more skill points in exchange for medium armor and shield proficiency. This could be combined with Augment Blade archetype abilities since it already works on normal weapons.
Two things are left. First, I would need some feat, or feature, like Deadly Dealer to use the cards as weapons and be able to augment them. Let's call it psionic dealer.
The other thing would be to change soulknifes use of wis to cha. It should present a balance problem since cha is less usefull than wis.
If you don't want to help it's fine, just run along and go bother someone else.
Necessary? It depends on what you want. Why did ErrantX bother with the Argumented Knife, you could just fluff it. Why create the brutality blade? Just multiclass with barbarian!The fun thing about pathfinder is having mechanichs that match the concept. I could just re-fluff a ninja or simply play the arcane bard but I don't want to.
And I never really liked the soubolt. It just a patch until you get to the soul archer. Plus you cripple yourself multiclassing to classes that won't help you much and it doesn't have CHA sinergy of any kind (You need Wis instead, and dex, and con and cha and still won't have enough skill points!).
Great work! More soulknife options are always welcome!
I don't know if any of you guys can help me with this but I have to ask. I wanted to play a gambit style character (charming, roguish, card throwing). Some googling provided two possible builds:
So I was thinking about making an archetype to make it work and using psionics seem like a natural fit. It could be a mixture of several Soulknife archetypes like Cutthroat, Soul Bolt and the new augmented blade.
What do you think?