Monks are versatile warriors skilled at fighting without weapons or armor. Good-aligned monks serve as protectors of the people, while evil monks make ideal spies and assassins. Though they don't cast spells, monks channel a subtle energy, called ki. This energy allows them to perform amazing feats, such as healing themselves, catching arrows in flight, and dodging blows with lightning speed. Their mundane and ki-based abilities grow with experience, granting them more power over themselves and their environment. Monks suffer unique penalties to their abilities if they wear armor, as doing so violates their rigid oaths. A monk wearing armor loses their Wisdom and level based armor class bonuses, their movement speed, and their additional unarmed attacks per round.
- Base Attack Bonus: +3 / 4 Levels.
- Alignment Restrictions: Any lawful.
- Hit Die: d8.
- Primary Saving Throws: Fortitude, Reflex, Will.
- Proficiencies: Proficient with monk weapons.
- Skill Points (*4 at 1st level): 4 + Int Modifier.
Class Skills: Concentration, Discipline, Heal, Hide, Influence, Listen, Lore, Move Silently, Parry, Perform, Spot, Tumble.
Unavailable Skills: Animal Empathy, Use Magic Device.
Bonus Feat Progression:
1: Cleave - Make a free attack on a nearby enemy when you land a killing blow.
Evasion - A successful Reflex save for half damage results in no damage.
Flurry of Blows - Gain an extra attack per round when fighting unarmed or with monk weapons.
Improved Unarmed Strike - Unarmed attacks no longer incur attacks of opportunity.
Monk AC Bonus - Add Wisdom Modifier to AC.
Stunning Fist - Special attack that can stun an opponent.
2: Deflect Arrows - Reflex save to parry incoming projectiles.
Fiery Fist - Can use one Stunning Fist use to deal extra fire damage.
3: Monk Speed - Movement speed increases by 10% for every 3 levels.
Still Mind - +2 bonus on saving throws vs. mind effects.
5: Purity of Body - Immune to disease.
6: Improved Knockdown - Knockdown attempts are made as if made by a larger creature.
7: Wholeness of Body - Can heal self of damage equal to two times class level.
8: Fiery Ki Defense - Can use one Stunning Fist use to cover the body in flames, causing fire damage to melee attackers.
Ki Blast - Can channel and throw an orb of ki energy at a target.
9: Improved Evasion - Take half damage even on a failed Reflex save.
10: Ki Strike +1 - Unarmed strikes act as +1 weapons.
11: Diamond Body - Immune to poison.
12: Diamond Soul - Gain spell resistance equal to class level + 10.
13: Ki Strike +2.
15: Quivering Palm - Special attack that can instantly slay an opponent.
16: Ki Strike +3.
18: Empty Body - Assume an ethereal state, as though using the spell Ethereal Jaunt.
20: Perfect Self - Immune to mind-affecting spells, and gain 20/+1 damage reduction. Racial type changes to Outsider.
A monk's unarmed strike damage increases with level (Medium Monk / Small Monk):
1: 1d6 / 1d4
4: 1d8 / 1d6
8: 1d10 / 1d8
12: 1d12 / 1d10
16: 1d20 / 2d6
A monk gains a bonus to Base AC, based on level:
A monk's Base Attack Bonus does not determine the number of attacks per round when fighting unarmed, with a kama, a quarterstaff, a sai, nunchaku, or shuriken. Instead, a monk gains an additional attack at level 6, and an additional attack for every 4 levels thereafter, to a maximum of 5 attacks at level 18.
|Lvl||BAB||Saves||Feats||HP range||Unarmed AB||Flurry of blows AB||Unarmed damage||AC bonus||Speed bonus|
|1st||+0||+2||+2||+2||Cleave, Monk AC Bonus, Stunning Fist,Evasion,
Flurry of Blows, Improved Unarmed Strike
|2nd||+1||+3||+3||+3||Deflect Arrows, Fiery Fist||8-16||+1||-1/-1||1d6||1d4||-||-|
|3rd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Monk Speed, Still Mind||12-24||+2||+0/+0||1d6||1d4||-||+10%|
|5th||+3||+4||+4||+4||Purity of Body||20-40||+3||+1/+1||1d8||1d6||+1||+10%|
|6th||+4||+5||+5||+5||Knockdown, Improved Knockdown||24-48||+4/+1||+2/-1/+2||1d8||1d6||+1||+20%|
|7th||+5||+5||+5||+5||Wholeness of Body||28-56||+5/+2||+3/+0/+3||1d8||1d6||+1||+20%|
|8th||+6/+1||+6||+6||+6||Fiery Ki Defense, Ki Blast||32-64||+6/+3||+4/+1/+4||1d10||1d8||+1||+20%|
|10th||+7/+2||+7||+7||+7||Ki Strike +1||40-80||+7/+4/+1||+5/+2/-1/+5||1d10||1d8||+2||+30%|
|13th||+9/+4||+8||+8||+8||Ki Strike +2||52-104||+9/+6/+3||+7/+4/+1/+7||1d12||1d10||+2||+40%|
|16th||+12/+7/+2||+10||+10||+10||Ki Strike +3||64-128||+12/+9/+6/+3||+10/+7/+4/+1/+10||1d20||2d6||+3||+50%|