|Mastermind: Controller||Tier 1|
|Basic (1 pt): Increases your supply of cable ties by 4. You can cable tie hostages 75% faster.|
|Ace (3 pt): You and your crew gain 0.5 damage absorption for each hostage you have. This effect stacks with up to a maximum of 8 hostages. Note: This skill does not stack with other players Forced Friendship skills.|
It's fairly straightforward: you gain 4 extra cable ties and it takes 1/4 of the time in normally would to take hostages for the basic version and for every hostage you have .5 damage absorption, up to 4 damage absorption for the aced version.
While the recent addition of collecting cable ties from ammo bags might make this skill sound less useful in loud situations, the 4 extra cable ties, plus the faster tying speed, will allow a player to tie up enough civilians in order to delay the first assault wave. Additionally, if you collect enough hostages with your crew and have the aced version of this skill you will be better prepared for that first assault.
- Patch #107 moved the Civilians remain intimidated 50% longer part of Stockholm Syndrome to this skill. As can be seen here: