Assassin Attack 9Black Garrote
A wisp of shadow stuff stretches between your hands. You loop it around your foe’s throat and transform the shadow into a material as hard as steel.
Daily Implement, Reliable, Shadow
Standard Action Melee touch
Target: One creature
Attack: Dexterity vs. Reflex
Hit: You grab the target. Until the grab ends, the target takes a –5 penalty to all escape attempts and a –2 penalty to attack rolls against you. When the grab ends, the target takes 1d10 + your Dexterity modifier damage.
Sustain Standard: The grab persists, and the target takes 2d10 + your Dexterity modifier damage.
Special: You can instead sustain the grab as a minor action. If you do so, the power’s effect ends, and the grab becomes a normal grab.
Published in Dragon Magazine 379, page(s) 24.