I was thinking about the quasi-dilemma of Force users becoming gradually impotent at higher levels and thought I would take a stab at creating a band-aid of sort. Unfortunately other than a house rule a ran across lately that proposes Block/Deflect use BAB (similar to the Cortosis gauntlet application), this does little to balance out the lower level dominance of Force Users. All feed back is welcome: please accept a very big thank you in advance.
COMPLETE THE CIRCUIT
Able to unleash your Force Powers more effectively at close range, you lash out with devastating results when you are able to touch your target.
When you make a Use the Force check to activate a Force Power that has a Target other than you; you may replace the activating skill check with the result of a melee attack against an adjacent target, using relevant modifiers for a weapon you are currently armed with.
Force Powers activated with Complete the Circuit are able to be negated as both melee attacks (via talents and abilities like Block and Unarmed Perry) as well as through conventional means such as the Rebuke Force Power.
Rule of cool inner-monologue:
I picture a Force User with this talent swinging her lightsaber and stopping at the last second (martial arts movie style) as (a Move object is instead activated) and the opponent is hurled back.
Or a Warden of the Sky lowering his center of gravity and reaching out- his opponent instantaneously assesses the danger of a punch and smiles as his confidence is put in his armor’s recently installed shock web-when, to his surprise, he is engulfed in (combustion’s) fire.
Maybe I am reaching here, but it has been an enjoyable reach.