I heard of a famous lasombra build, and I wonder how does one make it work?


I’m a DM for D&D and Vampire the masquerade. After I looked on some D&D Multiclass Build that could break my games (and gave me ideas for bosses), I search some build for Vampire the masquerade. I found out only one build that always return on the table, with only few things explanation:

The so called Lasombra Death machine (Yeah I know their is one more word, but no I will not write it).

The only explanation I found was on a forum topic about making de greatest supernatural fighter:

Str 1 Dex 1 Sta 5 Manipulation 5

Occult (obtenebration) 5

Obtenebration 5 (will always be in Tenebrous form)

Relevant Merits: Discipline prodigy (Obtenebration) The difficulty for any use of this Discipline is reduced by 1 to a minimum of 4.

Preparation: cover area of battle in Shroud of Night

Tactics:

  1. Spam Arms of the Abyss
  2. Direct x Arms to hold the opponent, with x=half the number of Arms summoned, until the total number of grappling arms =the number of actions the opponent can achieve in a turn. 2a. Do not forget bonuses for attacking helpless opponent 2b. Do not forget multi-attacker penalties for opponent.
  3. Remaining arms use constrict melee attacks for 7L damage per arm per turn
  4. Win

But I’m not able to believe that the entire build. Is it really just that? THE thing that all game masters should be prepare to handle?