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Warrior Monks combine martial training with mental exercise, honing body and soul. They serve as a monastery's protector and guide pilgrims on their journeys. Some take a more active role in the world, entrusted with a sacred mission or sent forth to test themselves in the world of man. Often thoughtful, educated, humble and composed, these holy warriors are well received and respected throughout Impiltur.

Bound by strict oaths, Monks tend to avoid weapons and armour and fight with simple tools or nothing at all instead. Through their rigorous training they become capable of amazing feats, and while they may struggle against a fully equipped warrior they are more than capable of besting anyone else.

PropertiesEdit


ProgressionEdit

As Monks grow in level, they also gain extra damage on unarmed attacks, extra unarmed or kama attacks per round and a bonus to their AC. Wearing armour or using a shield negates many of the monk's abilities.

FeatsEdit

  • Armour of Silks - Monks add their Wisdom modifier to their Armor Class.
  • Flurry of Blows - Monks receive an extra attack per round when fighting with unarmed attacks or a kama. However, all attacks in that round suffer a -2 attack penalty.
  • Stunning Fist - A character with this feat can attempt a disabling strike. If successful, the target must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 10 + 1/2 the attacker's level + the attacker's Wisdom modifier) or be held for three rounds. This can be used once per day per level of the monk.
  • Still Mind - The monk gains a +2 competence bonus on saving throws against mind-affecting spells.
  • Fleet of Foot - Monks move 10% more quickly than other classes, and this ability improves to 20% at level 6.
  • Ki Focus - The monk can choose one of four powers: A Special Ability granting 2 temporary HP for 1 round in exchange for a 10% miss chance on attacks , Elemental DR 10/- (40 points total), Uncanny Dodge III or Skill Focus: Balance. The choice takes effect after they rest and can so be changed daily.
  • Meditation - WIS times/day, the Monk can meditate for 2 turns to switch between the Luck of Heroes, Greater Fortitude, Lightning Reflexes or Iron Will feat.
  • Uncanny Dodge - The character retains his Dex bonus to AC, even if caught flat-footed or attacked by a hidden or invisible creature.
  • Diamond Soul - The monk gains spell resistance equal to their class level + 10.
  • Ki Strike - The monk's unarmed attack cannot be blunted by damage reduction x/+1. At level 8, damage reduction x/+2 is also bypassed.
  • Monastic Art - The monk can choose a combat feat: Improved Parry, Disarm, Knockdown, Expertise, Power Attack, Great Cleave, Blind Fight, Rapid Shot or Ambidexterity. The choice takes effect after they rest and can so be changed daily.
  • Evasion - Whenever a Reflex save is allowed for half damage, the character instead takes no damage if he succeeds at the save.
  • Greater Meditation - Meditation also grants the monk the ability to cast Resistance on themselves at will, disease immunity, Deflect Arrows or a 2-round Special Ability granting +3 Stealth while immobile, depending on the active saving throw feat.
  • Heightened Ki Focus - The chosen Ki Focus power gains an upgrade: either granting 1+WIS temporary HP instead of 2, 15/- (90) elemental DR instead of 10/- (40), Mobility in addition to Uncanny Dodge III or Greater Skill Focus: Balance respectively.
  • Wholeness of Body - The monk may sacrifice a Stunning Fist use to heal themselves for monk level x WIS modifier HP. This can not heal the monk beyond 50% of their maximum HP.
  • Conduit of Faith - Choose a damage type. All attacks with monk weapons and gauntlets deal +d2 damage of this type (this decision cannot be changed once made).
  • Improved Monastic Art - The Monastic Art feats also include Skill Focus: Parry (Greater if SF:P is a general feat already), Improved Disarm, Improved Knockdown, Improved Expertise, Improved Power Attack, Whirlwind Attack, Called Shot, Weapon Specialization: Shuriken or Improved Two Weapon Fighting, respectively.
  • Empty Body - The monk may sacrifice a Stunning Fist use to gain Concealment 30% and the ability to move through creatures for 1 turn.

NotesEdit

Monks start with +1 base attack, but still skip a point every 4 levels after that.

Their Unarmed damage follows standard progression, increasing at level 1, 4 and 8, as does their bonus AC, granting +1 from level 5 onwards.