View Full Version : Questions about Psionic Focus and AoO

2007-04-28, 02:20 PM
I've got a psychic warrior with Psionic Meditation and Psionic Weapon. I have found the need to use Concentration to gain psionic focus as a move action then attack with a standard action (all within reach of a foe).

-I know most skill that require the use of a Concentration check provoke an attack of opportunity but does using a Concentration check to gain psionic focus provoke an attack of opportunity?

--If so, can I gain psionic focus defensively, or use and feat, ability, item etc. to prevent provoking an attack of opportunity?

--If so, what happens when I am hit? Does it inhibit my concentration (Concentration DC 20 + damage dealt for example), force me to concentrate on my concentration (For example, having to pass both Concentration DC 10 + damage dealt and Concentration DC 20 (would that be one roll or two?)), or something else

I can't find this anywhere in the DM Guide, Player's Guide, or Psionic Handbook - Can anyone help me?

Thanks :)

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2007-04-28, 02:22 PM
Psionic Focus in the SRD (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/skills/concentration.htm#gainPsionicFocus)

If you have 1 or more power points available, you can meditate to attempt to become psionically focused. The DC to become psionically focused is 20. Meditating is a full-round action (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/combat/actionsInCombat.htm#fullRoundActions) that provokes attacks of opportunity (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/combat/attacksOfOpportunity.htm). There is nothing else listed regarding AoOs, so its safe to say that you can't prevent the AoO, and getting hit doesn't disrupt the attempt.