Below are definitions of some of the common terms used in this section.
Base Class: A class that progresses from level 1–20.
Manifester Level: Generally equal to the number of class levels (see below) in a manifesting class. Some prestige classes add manifester levels to an existing class.
Character Level: The sum of a character’s class levels.
Class Level: The level of a character in a particular class.
Previous editions of psionics had confusing rules when it came to progressing psicrystal abilities, especially when it came to prestige classes. As specified in the Psicrystal Affinity feat, all levels in psionic classes progress psicrystal abilities, including all of the prestige classes presented here.