Scion of Absence

"Think on the time after you die. It is the same world, distinguished only in that you no longer exist. Do you see how you cannot fight an absence, yet it can be responsible for your demise?"

Prerequisite: Genasi, voidsoul elemental manifestation

What is, the void consumes. To attack the void is of the utmost futility, because it has no point of weakness, no vulnerability, and nothing to sever or destroy.

The scion of absence studies and learns from the voidsoul association with the inverted fundament: the lack of all things. Most are philosophic warriors or masters of magic, seeking the nonaction that achieves their goals. Others resemble destructive forces of nature that no one can easily stop.

SCION OF ABSENCE PATH FEATURES

    Nonbeing Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you can end one effect you currently have that a save can end. Also, you regain use of your void assumption power if you have expended it this encounter.
    Touching the Void (11th level): When an enemy misses you with an attack, it takes psychic damage equal to your Strength modifier or your Intelligence modifier.
    Void Phase (16th level): You gain a +2 bonus to saving throws.

Scion of Absence Attack 11Glimpse of the Void

Your lightest touch grants the creature the true experience of being without existence.

Encounter  
Standard Action      Melee touch

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength or Intelligence + 6 vs. Reflex
Level 21: Strength or Intelligence + 9 vs. Reflex

Hit: The target ceases to exist and can take no actions until the start of your next turn. It has line of sight and line of effect to no creature, and no creature has line of sight or line of effect to it. At the start of your next turn, the target reappears in the space it left, or in the nearest available space if that space is occupied.

  Aftereffect: The target grants combat advantage to you and your allies until the end of your next turn.


Scion of Absence Utility 12Wearing the Void

You are nothing; nothing can pierce you or rend you.

Encounter  
Immediate Interrupt      Personal

Trigger: You take damage

Effect: You reduce the triggering damage to 0.


Scion of Absence Attack 20Voidsoul Infliction

All creatures that near you feel the fatal pull of utter dissolution.

Daily        Psychic, Stance
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You assume the voidsoul infliction stance. Until the stance ends, any enemy that starts its turn within 2 squares of you is dazed until the end of your next turn. The enemy can choose to take 10 psychic damage instead of being dazed.


Published in Dragon Magazine 380, page(s) 22.