Mind Switch

Telepathy [Mind-Affecting]
Level: Telepath 6
Display: Visual
Manifesting Time: 1 round
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Targets: You and one other creature
Duration: 10 min./level
Saving Throw: Will negates; see text
Power Resistance: Yes
Power Points: 11, XP

You can attempt to take control of a nearby living creature, forcing your mind (and soul) into its body, and its mind into your body. You can target any creature whose Hit Dice are equal to or less than your manifester level. You possess the target’s body and force the creature’s mind into your body unless it succeeds on a Will save. You can move your mind back into your own body whenever you desire, which returns the subject’s mind to its own body and ends the power. If the manifestation succeeds, your life force occupies the host body, and the host’s life force takes over yours. You can call on rudimentary or instinctive knowledge of the subject creature, but not upon its acquired or learned knowledge (such as skills and feats it possesses). The same is true for the subject in your body. The mind switch brings about the following changes.

• You gain the type of your assumed body.

• You gain the Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores of your assumed body.

• You gain the natural armor, natural attacks, movement, and other simple physical characteristics of your assumed body.

• You gain the extraordinary special attacks and qualities of your assumed body, but you do not gain supernatural or spell-like abilities.

• You gain the possessions and equipment of your assumed body.

• You retain your own hit points, saving throws (possibly modified by new ability scores), class abilities, supernatural and spell-like abilities, spells and powers, and skills and feats (although skill checks use your new ability scores, and you may be temporarily unable to use feats whose requirements you do not meet in your new body). Supernatural abilities that require a certain body part, such as a beholder’s eye rays or a dragon’s breath weapon, may be unavailable in your new form.

For example, if you were a 10th-level human psion with 70 hit points who used mind switch on a 1st-level goblin warrior with 4 hit points, you are now a goblin psion with 70 hit points in the goblin’s body, and your target is now a 1st-level human warrior with 4 hit points in your natural body. (When using this power, you should be careful about whom or what you allow to occupy your natural body, and what you let the subject do with it.)

If either body is killed while the power is in effect, the other participant also dies when the power ends. If one participant’s body becomes petrified, imprisoned by temporal stasis or imprisonment, or incapacitated in some other way, the other participant will be incapacitated in that way when the power ends.

A targeted dispel psionics (or similar spells or effects) successfully manifested on either participant causes both minds to return to their original bodies.

XP Cost: 100 XP.

Augment: For every 2 additional power points you spend, this power’s save DC increases by 1.