Mindbenders are those Psionicists who shun telekinesis as an impure application of the science, and focus instead on telepathic magic. This focus on the purity of mind-on-mind domination makes Mindbender spells much harder to resist, and their attack spells more damaging.
This is a Prestige Class for Psionicists, and they retain the original class's Prime Requisite, in this case, intelligence. As a Psionic class, they possess a Psion's higher degree of success with spells such as deception. Mindbenders are prone to the type of arrogance that can lead a caster down darker paths. They can become Sorcerers earlier than Psions can.