The assassins of the Dreaming Dark enjoy toying with their prey. This psionic attack disrupts the nervous system of the victim, causing intense weakness or disorientation for the duration of the effect.
When you use dissonant touch, a successful melee touch attack causes your victim to take a penalty of 1d6 points to either Strength or Dexterity; you choose which before you make the attack. The affected ability score cannot be reduced below 0, and if you use this ability more than once on the same victim, only the greatest penalty is applied.
You can augment this power in one or both of the following ways.
- For every 2 additional power points you spend, the penalty is increased by 1 point.
- If you spend an additional 6 power points, the penalty applies to both Strength and Dexterity.