Release The Hounds

Technique

Image SummonHound.jpg
Description Invoke twisted hounds you've bound
Chain 5
Type Etheric
Attribute Will
Effects Summons a hound from your Tome of Binding.
Special Like the hounds themselves, this attack is most dangerous in packs.

Attack Summary

Condition Base
Damage
Base
Defense
Notes
Normally - -
You call out, invoking the twisted hounds that haunt the ether. There's an awkward pause, but nothing happens.
With a tome of binding, first time 6 -
You call out, invoking the twisted hounds that haunt the ether. The hound appears as a spectral echo and tears into <opponent> for <X> damage.
With a tome of binding, second time 9 ≥4 (E)
You call out, invoking the twisted hounds that haunt the ether. Your pair of hounds circle <opponent> and tear into it with their spectral teeth for <X> damage.
<Opponent attacks> but one of your hounds blocks the brunt of the attack, absorbing <X> damage.
With a tome of binding, further times 12 ?? (E)
Your pack of hounds descends on <opponent>, tearing into it with their spectral fangs. <Opponent> takes <X> damage.
<Opponent attacks> but the hounds swarm around <opponent> and absorb <X> of the damage from the attack.
With a tome of binding, vs. a Hound opponent - -
You call out to the hounds that haunt the ether, but they refuse to attack their kin.

Source

Defeating a Twisted Hound with a tome of binding equipped. If you defeat a hound with both a tome of binding and a Myers sampling kit equipped you will collect samples rather than bind it. Kinak says this is deliberate.

The hound collapses into a pile of dust in moments. You call out with ancient words from the tome you carry and gather the hound's energies.

You trap a spectral echo of the hound within the pages of the tome, feeling exhausted afterward.

If you defeat multiple hounds in one fight, the message is:

The hounds collapse into piles of dust in moments. You call out with ancient words from the tome you carry and gather one hound's energies.

You trap a spectral echo of the hound within the pages of the tome, feeling exhausted afterward.

Notes

If you have two or three hounds summoned, this technique also blocks Etheric techniques.

Defeating a Horrific Spider after summoning three hounds lets you learn the Unleash Spider technique.

Defeating a Drone Statue after summoning a hound lets you learn the Hunting Command technique. Hunting Command is enhanced based on how many times you have summoned Hounds (does not have to chain to it explicitly).

Enhances Call to Feast.

Some encounters allow you to set free bound hounds; doing this erases one instance of this technique permanently.

Used By (opponents)

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