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Monk

Stat requirements: 15 dexterity, 15 wisdom
Alignments allowed: any lawful
Hitdice: d8
Saving throws: Reflex, Fort, and Will strong
Class Skills: Athletics, Endurance
Class Feats: L1: simple weapon proficiency, unarmored defense
L2: flurry of blows, dodge
L5: stunning strike
L7: evasion, stillness of mind
L10: purity of body
L14: diamond soul
L15: timeless body
L18: empty body
L19: tongue of the sun and moon
L20: perfect self
L21: defensive roll
Also: one bonus hybrid feat at L21, and every five class levels thereafter

The monk is an enlightened warrior, able to transcend many of the bodily limits that hamper most others. They are typically from one order or another and have an affinity for the strict procedures that such an order imparts on them.

They despise most traditional armor, finding that it gets in the way of their ability to perfect their inner self. Which is something that they dedicate their lives to. Most have an amazing ability to manipulate their own energies and that of others, which they refer to simply as “Ki”, in profound ways, especially as they grow wiser.

Some monks are known to use small weapons, almost as if they were an extension of themselves. Others prefer the feel of battle and thus limit themselves to using their bare hands. All monks are experts at using their body as a weapon. Some are very quick, using their dexterity in combat to both hit and deal damage, others are very strong and benefit from a higher strength stat.

Unarmed monks use the following damage table:

Levels 1-101d6 damage
Levels 11-201d8 damage
Levels 21-301d10 damage
Levels 31-401d12 damage
Levels 41-501d14 damage

By default a monk uses strength for unarmed attacks (for both hit and damage), however, a monk may choose the weapon finesse feat in order to use dexterity instead.

Unarmed monks also receive a critical damage multiplier of their monk level divided by 10 + 1. A level 10 monk, for example, would have a critical damage multiplier of 2. This means that a level 10 monk would do an additional 2d6 damage on a critical hit.

An unarmed monk also receives +1 to damage and hit, per six levels in their monk class. This is considered magical for purposes of bypassing monster weapon resistance and or special abilities.

Starting at level 3 you may dedicate to a particular emphasis of Ki, in any church or temple, by using pick WAY. The current known ways are:

  • The Way of The Fist
  • The Way of The Shadow
  • The Way of The Elements

Monk feats, abilities, and spells require ki. Most monks receive 1 ki point per level starting at level 2. Ki regenerates passively. Ki regeneration rate is 1-2 every 10-20 seconds. A higher wisdom score reduces this time but never below 5 seconds.

The ki command is a command showing the abilities imparted to you by your dedication, your total and available ki, and how long until you passively regenerate more.

Flurry of blows, which is a very unique monk feature allowing extra attacks, functions somewhat differently depending on the particular dedication of any given monk.

monk.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/19 23:12 by titania