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Ballistic Attack is an innate Psionic Ability available to some creatures, including Entu. The ability is initiated via script by the AI. The effect is directed at a single target creature in visible range of the source creature. The Ballistic Attack effect applies 1d12 Crushing damage upon the target.

The attack will bypass Magic resistance and cannot be blocked by Spell Immunity, or Spell protections that block spell Power level effects, as this one has 0 power level. Some examples would be Minor Spell Deflection, Spell Turning or Globe of Invulnerability.

This ability has a secondary type Magic attack designation. It is possible that a Spell Shield will block this spell, as well as a Stoneskin.

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The Sword Coast Stratagems mod revises this ability. The mod changes the Opcode configuration of the spell, and changes the Secondary designation to Offensive damage type. The damage inflicted is also raised to 5d12 Crushing damage. Otherwise, it is the same as the unmodified ability.

Ballistic Attack is widely available to Psionic Ability using creatures in SCS. It is typically scripted for use by Mind Flayer, Ulitharid, The Master Brain and some Githyanki (Race) opponents. This ability is one of the best ways for a SCS Psionic user to deal direct damage to an opponent (the party) instead of with a melee attack, and of course, the ability automatically hits the target in almost all cases.