Blackstone Guardian

"I have peered into the darkness clouding my soul, and it has found me worthy."

Prerequisite: Battlemind

Strange dreams are common among those who wield psionics. Your dreams, however, are different. You dream of a black monolith set within a cavern rimed with ice. This vision has haunted you for as long as you can remember, but until now, you have struggled in vain to discover its meaning.
    The blackstone monolith has chosen you as its champion. In another age, noble champions of a distant land fought to contain a breach to the Far Realm. They sealed the rift with powerful psionic wards, behind elemental stone imbued with their own consciousness. Each generation, the wards they forged must be resealed by new champions. You are bound to the fate of the guardians you follow.

BLACKSTONE GUARDIAN PATH FEATURES

    Blackstone Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to use an attack power, you gain resistance to all damage equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier until the end of your next turn.
    Monolithic Vision (11th level): Whenever you use your mind spike power, you also slide the target of that power 3 squares. The target is then slowed until the end of its next turn.
    Paragon Power Points (11th level): You gain 2 additional power points.
    Blackstone Chains (16th level): Whenever you reduce an enemy to 0 hit points, each enemy marked by you is immobilized until the end of your next turn.

Blackstone Guardian Attack 11Blackstone Curse

Your weapon attack inflicts a vicious curse on your foe, which appears to turn to cracked black stone as it is held fast.

Encounter        Augmentable, Psionic, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Constitution vs. AC

Hit: 1[W] + Constitution modifier damage, and the target is immobilized until the end of your next turn.

Augment 2

Hit: 1[W] + Constitution modifier damage, and the target is petrified until the end of your next turn.


Blackstone Guardian Utility 12Monolithic Blessing

The monolith’s power grants you the resilience of ageless stone.

Daily        Psionic
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, you have tremorsense 5 and resist 10 to all damage.

Sustain Minor: The effect persists.


Blackstone Guardian Attack 20Aspect of the Blackstone Gaoler

Your attack wracks an enemy’s mind and binds its body in stone as you channel the blackstone monolith’s forbidding power.

Daily        Polymorph, Psionic, Psychic, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Constitution vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Constitution modifier damage, and ongoing 10 psychic damage (save ends).

  First Failed Saving Throw: The target is restrained until it saves against the ongoing damage.

  Second Failed Saving Throw: The target is petrified instead of restrained and takes a -2 penalty to saving throws against the ongoing damage. The ongoing damage from this power ignores the resistance granted by the petrified condition.

Miss: Half damage, and ongoing 10 psychic damage (save ends).

Effect: You push each creature adjacent to you 1 square. You then assume the aspect of the blackstone gaoler until the end of the encounter. While in this aspect, you can use the following augmentation with your battlemind at-will attack powers that are augmentable. This augmentation is in addition to the effects that an at-will power might have; this augmentation doesn’t supersede them.

Augment 2

Effect: You gain resistance to all damage equal to your Constitution modifier until the end of your next turn. In addition, one creature you hit with the at-will power is restrained until the end of your next turn.


Published in Psionic Power, page(s) 49.