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Post Post subject: PsiEx - ALPHA - Pattern Breaker
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 02:38 PM
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The other pattern breaker archetype is being renamed the Brutal Disruptor.

Pattern Breaker
Breaks and disables patterns.

Disable Lock: 2nd level. Gains ability to disable a lock akin to knock spell. ML + 10 vs DC of the lock. Replaces 2nd level insight. Counts as insight for the purposes of prerequisites.

Sunder Pattern: 2nd level. Gains +1 bonus on Sunder per 2 class levels. Replaces Hidden Pattern.

Disable Weapon or Armor: 6th level. Temporarily suppress the magical qualities of a weapon or armor (1 per use). Still functions as masterwork. ML check against 11 + ML of item. Lasts rounds equal to Int modifier. Can have multiple affected items at a time. Replaces swift trapper.

Disabling Aura: Expend psionic focus as full round action to suppress only harmful effects around the pattern breaker 5 ft. aura for Int modifier in rounds. Like null psionics field, but only stops harmful effects. This includes suppressing magical / psionic weapons being used in attacks against the pattern breaker. The pattern breaker does not need to be aware of the effect to be suppressed. Replaces 16th level insight.


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Post Post subject: PsiEx - ALPHA - Pattern Breaker
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 09:00 PM
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Is Disable weapon or armor at-will?

This is very interesting. Two concerns:

1. I like Disable Weapon or Armor, but I usually don't have the ML/CL of the magical weapons of my player's and NPC's items on-hand during a game. Maybe give it a higher DC and use the wielder's save? Just an idea.

2. In general, I find sunder to be a highly underwhelming ability. Do you use it more often in your games?

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Post Post subject: PsiEx - ALPHA - Pattern Breaker
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I guess that sunder fits the style, while being not as useful, while Disable Weapon or Armor is really useful. Maybe even to much so.
If you would need a touch attack (as a standard action) to disable a weapon or armor or if Disable Weapon or Armor had an number of uses per day I think it would be more in line.

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Post Post subject: PsiEx - ALPHA - Pattern Breaker
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 02:05 PM
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Touch attack to disable weapon / armor seems reasonable to me.

And Calain has it right - it's the thematic aspect more than how often it gets used.

And the problem with making it a DC / save based is that low-power items would therefore get the same save as high-power items. For example, a +1 sword vs a +10 sword would effectively have the same chance of being disabled.

For weapons and armor, the CL is simply "enhancement bonus x3"


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