Contemplative Meditant (3.5e Prestige Class)

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A remake of the meditant, a class for zen psionics. 5 Psionics Full


Contemplative Meditant[edit]

Meditation is more than closing your eyes and pretending to zen.
—Kazaar, Karivik Contemplative Meditant

Contemplative Meditants are a rare breed of psion and wilder who instead of focusing on raw destructive psionic powers instead focus on self betterment and meditation, attempting to achieve a higher state of being. Contemplative Meditants are capable of using meditation to increase the potency of their psionic powers, more advanced meditants can even enter a trance allowing them to do deeds otherwise impossible like animating an object from afar, teelpathy that extend at a great range and even dismebodiying their own spirit.

Becoming a Contemplative Meditant[edit]

Entry Requirements  
Skills: Autohypnosis 8 ranks, Knowledge (Psionic) 8 ranks, Psicraft 4 ranks. 
Feats: Skill Focus (Autohypnosis), Psionic Meditation
Manifesting: Must be able to manifest 3rd level powers.

Table: The Contemplative Meditant

Hit Die: d4

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Manifesting
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Awakening, Psychic Meditation 2/day +1 level of existing manifesting class
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Inner Peace +1 level of existing manifesting class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Deep Meditation, Inhabit Object, Psychic Meditation 3/day +1 level of existing manifesting class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Timeless Trance +1 level of existing manifesting class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Deep Telepathy, Rapid Psychic Meditation +1 level of existing manifesting class
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 Intense Psychic Meditation, Psychic Meditation 4/day +1 level of existing manifesting class
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 Astral Voyage, Timeless Body +1 level of existing manifesting class
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 Ethereal Form +1 level of existing manifesting class
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 Psychic Meditation 5/day +1 level of existing manifesting class
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 Inner Harmony, Mystical Meditation +1 level of existing manifesting class

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)
Autohypnosis (Wis), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Knowledge (Int), Listen (Wis), Psicraft (Int), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Speak Language (None), Spot (Wis).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Contemplative Meditant.

Manifesting: At each level, you gain power points per day, an increase in manifester level, and new powers as if you had also gained a level in a manifesting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one manifesting class before becoming a contemplative meditant, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining powers, manifester level, and powers known.

Awakening: A 1st level contemplative meditant is capable of regaining her psionic focus as a swift action.

Psychic Meditation (Su): As a full-round action, requiring the contemplative meditant to expend her psionic focus, a contemplative meditant can enter a state of high consciousness, in order to do so she must succeed on a DC 25 autohypnosis check. If she fail on that check she fail to achiever a higher state of being and her action is wasted. She may increase the time she spend meditating to 1 minute, lowering it the DC to 20. The DC increase by 5 in situation where it is difficult to concentrate (such as in the middle of a battlefield) or decrease by 5 in very calm place where it is easy to concentrate.

If she succeed she attain a zen state, she choose one of the benefit below:

  • The contemplative meditant gain a number of temporary power point equal to her character level.
  • the contemplative meditant gain a number of temporary hit point equal to her character level. These temporary hit point stack with the temporary hit point granted by the vigor power.
  • The contemplative meditant gain a +4 bonus on all knowledge, psicraft and spellcraft checks.
  • The contemplative meditant gain telepathy with a range of 100 feet.
  • The contemplative meditant can form a mindlink with one creature per class level within range.
  • The contemplative meditant replicate the effect of heart of a champion on herself.
  • The contemplative meditant heal 2 hit points per character level.
  • The contemplative meditant gain the benefit of endure elements.
  • The contemplative meditant do not need to eat or drink for 24 hours.

Any non-instantaneous bonuses only last for 1 hour per class level unless noted otherwise. The contemplative meditant may use her psychic meditation twice per day at 1st level, she gain another use at 3rd level and each 3 level thereafter. A contemplative meditant may only have one psychic meditation active at a time, if she start another meditation she immediately lose all benefits of her previous meditation.

Inner Peace (Ex): A 2nd level contemplative meditant add her class level as a bonus on all her will saving throw against [mind-affecting]] effects. Additionally she may use calm emotions on herself as a swift action at will.

Deep Meditation: A 3rd level contemplative meditant is capable of a incredibly deep meditation. Then she successfully use her psychic meditation class feature she may stay in her meditative state instead of gaining normal benefits from it. While in this state she is unable to move and otherwise do any bodily action and take penalties as if she was paralysed (but she is not helpless), she is still capable of doing purely mental task (such as using psionic powers). She is aware of her body and within 60 feet as if she was under the effect of touchsight. In this state she gain additional special abilities. Using deep meditation do not expend an use of psychic meditation for the day.

A contemplative meditant may return to her previous state as a move action or as an immediate action whenever she take damage.

Inhabit Object: A 3rd level contemplative meditant in deep meditation is capable of inhabiting any nonmagical object within 30 feet or her or that she inimically familiar with (no matter the range) as a full-round action as per control object with unlimited duration. She is aware of everything within 60 feet of the inhabited object (as her body). She may only inhabit a single object at a time, she may use her powers normally form the object although her actual body need to be within the normal range for the power to work.

Timeless Trance (Su): A 4th level contemplative meditant can as a 1 round action cause time to pause during her deep meditation, this ability function as time stop but with an unlimited duration. However while in this state she is unable to interact with the world at all, unable to perform any action save for concentrating. While in this trance time is not actually stopped, rather it is slowed to a crawl, for each hour spent in this trance a single round pass. While in her timeless trance the contemplative meditant do not need to eat, drink or sleep and she do not age, this allow her to possibly spend a very large amount of time in this trance.

She may stop her timeless trance as a free action, however doing so also immediately break her deep meditation.

Deep Telepathy (Su): At 5th level, when a contemplative meditant is in deep meditation she gain telepathy with unlimited range. She is only capable of communicating with creatures she is aware of, as a result only creature she is familiar with or are within the range of her body.

Rapid Meditation: A 5th level contemplative meditant is capable of using her psychic meditation as a standard action by increasing the DC by 5 (usually DC 30).

Intense Psychic Meditation: At 6th level the contemplative meditant may select up to two additional benefits from her psychic meditation, however she increase the autohypnosis DC by 5 for each additional she benefit she take.

Additionally she may now take the same benefit twice, increasing it potency:

  • The contemplative meditant gain a number of temporary power point equal to twice her character level.
  • the contemplative meditant gain a number of temporary hit point equal to 3x her character level. These temporary hit point stack with the temporary hit point granted by the vigor power.
  • The contemplative meditant gain a +6 bonus on all knowledge, psicraft and spellcraft checks.
  • The contemplative meditant gain telepathy with a range of 100 feet and the benefit of the mindsight feat.
  • The contemplative meditant can form a mindlink with two creatures per class level within range.
  • The contemplative meditant replicate the effect of heart of a champion on herself or any willing creatures within close range.
  • The contemplative meditant replicate the effect of body adjustment augmented to her character level on herself.
  • The contemplative meditant gain the benefit of adapt body.
  • The contemplative meditant do not need to breath, eat, drink or sleep for 24 hours. This benefit is not overridden by future meditations.

Astral Voyage (Su): At 7th level a contemplative meditation is capable of separating her essence and her body as a full-round action, becoming a disembodied spirit. She lose contact with her body, essentially becoming an invulnerable ethereal spirit. While in this state she cannot attack, harm or interact with creatures, objects and environment at all with the exception of communicating through telepathy. She essentially assume a observatory role. She is no longer aware of her body unless it is damaged.

A contemplative meditant may use her astral voyage ability while in her timeless meditation. Doing so however allow her to 'move' during her timeless trance.

She may end this ability either by moving back to her body or by breaking her deep meditation. If she does so with the latter she take 1d6 nonlethal damage for each 100 feet her spirit and her body were apart (maximum of 20d6).

Timeless Body (Ex): After attaining 7th level, a Contemplative Meditant no longer takes ability score penalties for aging and cannot be magically aged. Any penalties she may have already incurred, however, remain in place.

Bonuses still accrue, and the Contemplative Meditant still dies of old age when her time is up.

Ethereal Form (Su): A 8th level contemplative meditant may instead of gaining the normal bonus from her psychic meditation may instead become ethereal. She can stay ethereal as long as she wishes and may return to material existence as a standard action without requiring another use of psychic meditation.

Inner Harmony: At 10th level the contemplative meditant has achieved perfect psionic zen, at the beginning and end of her turn if she is not psionically focused she instantly become psionically focused.

Mystical Meditation: A 10th level contemplative meditant can now attempt to enter her psychic meditation as a swift action, increasing the autohypnosis DC by 10.

Additionally she may now take the same benefit three time, increasing it potency even further:

  • The contemplative meditant gain a number of temporary power point equal to 3x her character level.
  • the contemplative meditant gain a number of temporary hit point equal to 5x her character level. These temporary hit point stack with the temporary hit point granted by the vigor power.
  • The contemplative meditant gain a +10 bonus on all knowledge, psicraft and spellcraft checks.
  • The contemplative meditant gain telepathy with a range of 200 feet and the benefit of the mindsight feat.
  • The contemplative meditant can form a mindlink with any number of creatures within range.
  • The contemplative meditant replicate the effect of heart of a champion on herself and any number of willing creatures within close range.
  • The contemplative meditant replicate the effect of body adjustment augmented to her character level on herself or any creature within close range.
  • The contemplative meditant gain the benefit of adapt body for 24 hours. This benefit is not overridden by future meditations.
  • The contemplative meditant do not age and do not need to breath, eat or drink for 24 hours. This benefit is not overridden by future meditations.



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AuthorLeziad +
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Class AbilityPsionics +
Class Ability ProgressionFull +
Fortitude Save ProgressionPoor +
Identifier3.5e Prestige Class +
Length10 +
Minimum Level5 +
RatingUndiscussed +
Reflex Save ProgressionPoor +
SkillAutohypnosis +, Concentration +, Craft +, Decipher Script +, Knowledge +, Listen +, Psicraft +, Search +, Sense Motive +, Speak Language + and Spot +
Skill Points4 +
SummaryA remake of the meditant, a class for zen psionics. +
TitleContemplative Meditant +
Will Save ProgressionGood +