November 19th, 2008


5th level D and D Psion questions

I'm reaching 5th level as a psion (telepath). (D and D 3.5) I'm thinking the right powers for me to choose are energy burst and elemental stewards, but I'm open to other suggestions. I just think the telepathic powers I can pick are kind of weak until I can get dominate. I noticed that energy burst was considered weak in the thread about most powerful powers for psions. Why? What's weak about 5d6 in a 40 foot burst? Energy bolt can only hit in a straight line.

Time Hop seems like a great power if you're fighting one small or medium sized enemy. That way, you don't have to deal with him/her/it for 5 rounds. On the other hand, my opponents seem to make their will save about 50% of the time. Any thoughts on that?

My DM thinks energy burst is too powerful and I need to choose a particular type of energy and stick with it. I'm thinking cold, because more monsters are high in reflex than high in fortitude, but feel free to disagree with me.

Another issue is what feat to take. I think I should pick precise shot, just because I can't use so many of the spells I have now. I almost never use energy ray, crystal shard, or my crossbow because it usually means firing into melee, at a -4 penalty or some such, and with a chance of hitting a party member. On the other hand, last time I picked the feat that allows you to choose from another school, and that proved indispensable - I picked astral construct.