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Soma Transference is a Tier Five psionic discipline that allows you to steal Hit Points (10 HP + 5 HP per PSI over 5) from targeted (non-robotic) creatures, and transfer them to yourself.

This Psi Power actually benefits from a PSI level up to 10, but needs an Psi overload for that. In other words, the player needs PSI 8 (or higher) obtained in any way and THEN overload the Power. The maximum HP taken from the enemy would be 35, in the best case.

Damage Table

PSI Level HP transferred
1-5 10
6 15
7 20
8 25
9 30
10 35


  • This Power combines well with Metacreative Barrier, especially in case of enemies without a ranged attack.
    Trap a monster with the Barrier(s), then drain all of its Hit Points away.
  • It's important not to spam-use this Ability, as it will not work if used too often. Make a pause of at least 2 seconds (or simplier: until its graphic effects disappear) before casting again.
  • Soma Transference does not work on Annelid Swarms.
  • This Power is particularly effective when facing the Brain of the Many. You don't need to destroy the Defense Nodes that protect it. Simply use Soma Transference on the Brain directly, causing its explosion.