Psi-Like Abilities

Most psionic monsters have some number of "psi-like abilities".
They are psionic, and work just like powers or spells
.
These are very similar to spell-like abilities.

For example: The "Mindlink" racial ability of the kalashtar is a psi-like ability.

Mechanics:
●A creature with psi-like abilities does not pay Power Points (PP) for using these abilities.

●A psi-like ability usually has a limit on how often it can be used, unless it's an ''at will'' power.

●Using a psi-like ability is a Standard action unless noted otherwise, and doing so while threatened provokes Attack of Opportunity. It's possible to make a Concentration check to use it defensively to avoid provoking AoO, just as when using a power or casting a spell.

●All beings with psi-like abilities are assigned a manifester level (ML), which indicates how hard it is to dispel their psi-like effects and determines all level-dependent variables (like range or duration).

●When a creature uses a psi-like ability, the power is manifested as if the creature had spent a number of Power Points (PP) equal to its ML, which might augment the power to improve its damage or save DC if this is more points than the power itself costs to use. However, the creature does not actually spend power points for its psi-like abilities, even if it has a power point reserve due to racial abilities, class levels, or some other psionic ability.

●The saving throw DC of a psi-like ability is (10 (or 1D20 if used by a player) +power's level +creature's Cha modifier). Remember to check the power's ''Augment'' entry to see if the creature's ML (and thus the effective Power Point expenditure) increases the DC of the saving throw.

●A psi-like ability can be interrupted just as a spell can be.

●Psi-like abilities don't work in a ''null psionics field'' and are subject to Power Resistance (psionic Spell Resistance) if the power or spell the ability is based on would be subject to Power Resistance.

●Psi-like abilities can't be used to counterspell, nor can they be counterspelled themselves.

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