The strength of your fist flows from your mind and spirit. You seek perfection—honing your body into a flawless instrument and your mind into an orderly bastion of wisdom. You’re a fierce combatant renowned for martial arts skills and combat stances that grant you unique fighting moves. While the challenge of mastering many fighting styles drives you to great heights, you also enjoy meditating on philosophical questions and discovering new ways to obtain peace and enlightenment.

During Combat Encounters...

You speed into the fray, dodging or leaping past obstacles with acrobatic maneuvers. You strike opponents in a rapid flurry of attacks, using your bare fists or wielding specialized weapons that you mastered during your monastic training. Stances let you change up your combat style for different situations, and ki abilities allow you to perform mystic feats like healing yourself and soaring through the air.

During Social Encounters...

Your perceptiveness lets you see through falsehoods, and your philosophical training provides insight into any situation.

While Exploring...

You climb up walls, dodge traps, overcome obstacles, and leap over pits. You usually stay toward the outside of the group to protect more vulnerable members, and you’re well suited to looking for danger or moving stealthily.

In Downtime...

You diligently exercise, eat healthy foods, meditate, and study various philosophies. You might also take up a craft that you strive to perfect.

You Might...

  • Maintain a regimen of physical training and meditation.
  • Face adversity with a calm and measured approach, never panicking or succumbing to despair.
  • Look to the future for ways you can improve, while remaining at peace with your present self.

Others Probably...

  • Marvel at your feats of physical prowess.
  • Think you’re more than a bit uptight, given your vows and tenets.
  • Come to you for philosophical advice.

Monk Advancement

Level Class Features
1 Ancestry and background, initial proficiencies, flurry of blows, monk feat, powerful fist
2 Monk feat, skill feat
3 General feat, incredible movement +10 feet, mystic strikes, skill increase
4 Monk feat, skill feat
5 Ability boosts, alertness, ancestry feat, expert strikes, skill increase
6 Monk feat, skill feat
7 General feat, incredible movement +15 feet, path to perfection, skill increase, weapon specialization
8 Monk feat, skill feat
9 Ancestry feat, metal strikes, monk expertise, skill increase
10 Ability boosts, monk feat, skill feat
11 General feat, incredible movement +20 feet, second path to perfection, skill increase
12 Monk feat, skill feat
13 Ancestry feat, graceful mastery, master strikes, skill increase
14 Monk feat, skill feat
15 Ability boosts, general feat, greater weapon specialization, incredible movement +25 feet, skill increase, third path to perfection
16 Monk feat, skill feat
17 Adamantine strikes, ancestry feat, graceful legend, skill increase
18 Monk feat, skill feat
19 General feat, incredible movement +30 feet, perfected form, skill increase
20 Ability boosts, monk feat, skill feat