Exponential Power. When you activate Kaioken, but before you gain any benefits from the form, you will declare which level; one (x3), two (x10), or three (x20) you will use. You can spend one (1) Action during your turn to change the level of Kaioken you are using. When, or if, you change the level of Kaioken you are using you must make a stress test.
After you declare the level of Kaioken you are going to use consult the Kaioken table below for its benefits.
|Extra Dice||ToP +1||ToP +2||ToP +3|
|Stress Test||+2 (+2)||+3 (+3)||+4 (+4)|
|Attribute Bonus||+2 (+2)||+3 (+3)||+4 (+4)|
On the Kaioken table, you will see one-fourth(1/4) and one-half (1/2). Where you see this apply it from your current aptitude which is required. An example, if your Ki Pool is twenty and you are using Kaioken level two (x10) your Ki Pool will increase by five (+5).
When using Kaioken you increase the Extra Dice you gain from your current Tier of Power into a category higher based on what level of Kaioken you are using. At level one your Extra Dice will increase by one (1) category higher, at level two it will increase by two (2) categories, and at level three is will increase by three (3) categories higher. As example, if you are Tier of Power four your Extra Dice is +1d8. If you use Kaioken level one your Extra Dice becomes +1d10. If you are using Kaioken level two your Extra Dice becomes +1d10+1d4 and if you are using level three your Extra Dice would be come +1d10+1d6.
Moreover, Stress Test and Attribute Modifiers all have values within parentheses. These values are the bonuses each of those categories increases by for each tier of power reached. Only attributes in the attribute table above marked with asterisk (*) gain bonuses to their modifiers. As an example, at Tier of Power three while using Kaioken level two (x10) your AG, ST, SP and PO will increase by eighteen (18)
Increases to Kaioken’s Stress Test value are added to the power’s base Stress Test value of ten (10).
Cost of Strength. While using Kaioken, when you take any actions you will suffer an amount of lethal damage equal to your one-half (1/2) of your Power Level, minimum of two (2). This damage is doubled if you are using level two (x10) and it is tripled if you are using level three (x20). Lethal damage from Cost of Strength cannot be reduced by any means. Moreover, increase the overall lethal damage you suffer from Cost of Strength by two (+2) for each Alternate Form or Enhancement Power you are using. Increase this effect by two (+2) for each tier of power reached.
At the start of each round of combat, you must take a Stress Test for Kaioken. If you are using Kaioken in conjunction with an Alternate Form increase the Alternate Form’s Stress Test by Kaioken’s Stress Test value and then make your test. If you are using both an Alternate Form and an Enhancement Power increase the Enhancement Power’s Stress Test by Kaioken’s Stress Test value instead then make your test.
If you are using more than one Enhancement Power add Kaioken’s Stress Test value to the Enhancement Power with the highest Stress Test value.
Surge of Strength. Once per round, you can increase the damage of a single attack by the amount of lethal damage you suffered from Cost of Strength to use that attack. Additionally, while in an Energy Duel you can suffer an amount of lethal damage equal to double your Tenacity modifier to enter the next level of Kaioken. This does NOT cost any actions and counts as an instant action.