Precision Monk (3.5e Class)

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A precision monk is a monk who uses his will to become stronger.

Alignment: Any.

Starting Gold: 5d4 (12 gp, 5sp)

Starting Age: As Monk

Table: The Precision Monk

Hit Die: d10

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Precision Strike Special Flurry of Blows
Attack Bonus
Ki Pool/Day Unarmed Damage AC Bonus
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +2 +2 1d6 Ki power, flurry of blows, unarmed strike, Mind over matter -1/-1 1 plus wis mod 1d8 +1
2nd +2 +3 +3 +3 1d6 Bonus feat, evasion +0/+0 2 plus wis mod 1d8 +1
3rd +3 +3 +3 +3 2d6 Bonus feat, Water walk, Healing Aura +1/+1 3 plus wis mod 1d8 +1
4th +4 +4 +4 +4 2d6 slow fall 20 ft. +2/+2 4 plus wis mod 1d10 +1
5th +5 +4 +4 +4 3d8 Bonus feat +3/+3 5 plus wis mod 1d10 +2
6th +6/+1 +5 +5 +5 3d8 slow fall 30 ft., Spider walk +4/+4/-1 6 plus wis mod 1d10 +2
7th +7/+2 +5 +5 +5 4d8 Steel body +5/+5/+0 7 plus wis mod 1d10 +2
8th +8/+3 +6 +6 +6 4d8 Slow fall 40 ft. +6/+6/+1/+1 8 plus wis mod 2d6 +2
9th +9/+4 +6 +6 +6 5d10 Improved evasion +7/+7/+2/+2 9 plus wis mod 2d6 +2
10th +10/+5 +7 +7 +7 5d10 Steel Hands, slow fall 50 ft., Perfect Strike +8/+8/+3/+3 10 plus wis mod 2d6 +3
11th +11/+6/+1 +7 +7 +7 6d10 Diamond body, greater flurry +9/+9/+4/+4/-1 11 plus wis mod 2d6 +3
12th +12/+7/+2 +8 +8 +8 6d10 Abundant step, slow fall 60 ft. +10/+10/+5/+5/+0 12 plus wis mod 3d8 +3
13th +13/+8/+3 +8 +8 +8 7d10 Diamond soul, Mind over Body +11/+11/+6/+6/+1 13 plus wis mod 3d8 +3
14th +14/+9/+4 +9 +9 +9 7d10 Slow fall 70 ft. +12/+12/+7/+7/+2 14 plus wis mod 3d8 +3
15th +15/+10/+5 +9 +9 +9 8d12 Quivering palm +13/+13/+7/+7/+3/+3 15 plus wis mod 3d8 +4
16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +10 +10 +10 8d12 slow fall 80 ft. +14/+14/+8/+8/+4/+4/-1 16 plus wis mod 3d10 +4
17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +10 +10 +10 9d12 Timeless body, tongue of the sun and moon +15/+15/+9/+9/+5/+5/+0 17 plus wis mod 3d10 +4
18th +18/+13/+8/+3 +11 +11 +11 9d12 Slow fall 90 ft. +16/+16/+10/+10/+6/+6/+1 18 plus wis mod 3d10 +4
19th +19/+14/+9/+4 +11 +11 +11 10d12 Empty body +17/+17/+11/+11/+7/+7/+2 19 plus wis mod 3d10 +4
20th +20/+15/+10/+5 +12 +12 +12 10d12 Perfect self, slow fall any distance +18/+18/+12/+12/+8/+8/+3 20 plus wis mod 2d20 +5

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Precision Monk.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Monks are proficient with club, crossbow (light or heavy), dagger, handaxe, javelin, kama, nunchaku, quarterstaff, sai, shuriken, siangham, slings, and are proficient with light and medium armor.

AC Bonus (Ex): The Precision Monk adds her Wisdom bonus (if any) to her AC. In addition, a monk gains a +1 bonus to AC at 5th level. This bonus increases by 1 for every five monk levels thereafter (+2 at 10th, +3 at 15th, and +4 at 20th level). You may also add your wisdom mod when unarmored.

These bonuses to AC apply even against touch attacks or when the monk is flat-footed. She loses these bonuses when she is immobilized or helpless, when she wears any armor, when she carries a shield, or when she carries a medium or heavy load.

Ki Pool (Su): A Precision monk gains a pool of ki points, supernatural energy he can use to accomplish amazing feats. The number of points in a monk’s ki pool is gained at each level by the ki pool table.

Ki Powers (Su): A Precision monk can channel her ki to manifest and preform a ranged touch attacks.

Mind over matter: This monk is able to use his Wis on attack and damage rolls instead of strength (while using Flurry of Blows).

Flurry of Blows (Ex): When unarmored, a monk may strike with a flurry of blows at the expense of accuracy. When doing so, she may make one extra attack in a round at her highest base attack bonus, but this attack takes a –2 penalty, as does each other attack made that round. The resulting modified base attack bonuses are shown in the Flurry of Blows Attack Bonus column on Table: The Monk. This penalty applies for 1 round, so it also affects attacks of opportunity the monk might make before her next action. When a monk reaches 5th level, the penalty lessens to –1, and at 9th level it disappears. A monk must use a full attack action to strike with a flurry of blows.

When using flurry of blows, a monk may attack only with unarmed strikes or with special monk weapons (kama, nunchaku, quarterstaff, sai, shuriken, and siangham). She may attack with unarmed strikes and special monk weapons interchangeably as desired. When using weapons as part of a flurry of blows, a monk applies her Strength bonus (not Str bonus × 1-1/2 or ×1/2) to her damage rolls for all successful attacks, whether she wields a weapon in one or both hands. The monk can’t use any weapon other than a special monk weapon as part of a flurry of blows.

In the case of the quarterstaff, each end counts as a separate weapon for the purpose of using the flurry of blows ability. Even though the quarterstaff requires two hands to use, a monk may still intersperse unarmed strikes with quarterstaff strikes, assuming that she has enough attacks in her flurry of blows routine to do so.

When a monk reaches 11th level, her flurry of blows ability improves. In addition to the standard single extra attack she gets from flurry of blows, she gets a second extra attack at her full base attack bonus.

Unarmed Strike: At 1st level, a monk gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. A monk’s attacks may be with either fist interchangeably or even from elbows, knees, and feet. This means that a monk may even make unarmed strikes with her hands full. There is no such thing as an off-hand attack for a monk striking unarmed. A monk may thus apply her full Strength bonus on damage rolls for all her unarmed strikes.

Usually a monk’s unarmed strikes deal lethal damage, but she can choose to deal nonlethal damage instead with no penalty on her attack roll. She has the same choice to deal lethal or nonlethal damage while grappling.

A monk’s unarmed strike is treated both as a manufactured weapon and a natural weapon for the purpose of spells and effects that enhance or improve either manufactured weapons or natural weapons.

A monk also deals more damage with her unarmed strikes than a normal person would, as shown on Table: The Monk. The unarmed damage on Table: The Monk is for Medium monks. A Small monk deals less damage than the amount given there with her unarmed attacks, while a Large monk deals more damage; see Table: Monk Unarmed Damage by Size.

Bonus Feat: At 2nd level, The monk take up a bonus feat.

Water walk: The monk can walk on water at the cost of 2 ki per ten min.

Spider walk: The monk can walk on walls at the cost of 3 ki per ten min.

Evasion (Ex): At 2nd level or higher if a monk makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, she instead takes no damage. Evasion can be used only if a monk is wearing light armor or no armor. A helpless monk does not gain the benefit of evasion.

Slow Fall (Ex): At 4th level or higher, a monk within arm’s reach of a wall can use it to slow her descent. When first using this ability, she takes damage as if the fall were 20 feet shorter than it actually is. The monk’s ability to slow her fall (that is, to reduce the effective distance of the fall when next to a wall) improves with her monk level until at 20th level she can use a nearby wall to slow her descent and fall any distance without harm.

Perfect Strike: At level 10 the monk can cause all attacks for this round do max damage the monk is paralyzed for 1d10 rounds after the attack. 10 ki.

Steel Hands: The Monk is able to transform his hands into a material stronger than steel. As a readied action, the monk can use this as a way to defend against all attacks.

Healing Aura (Su): At 3rd level or higher, a monk can heal her own wounds. at the cost of 1 ki, 1d8 per class level plus wis mod.

Purity of Body (Ex): At 5th level, a monk gains immunity to all diseases except for supernatural and magical diseases.

Steel Body (Su): At 7th level, a monk gains the ability to harden her body as if it's steel to gain Damage Reduction 5.

Improved Evasion (Ex): At 9th level, a monk’s evasion ability improves. She still takes no damage on a successful Reflex saving throw against attacks, but henceforth she takes only half damage on a failed save. A helpless monk does not gain the benefit of improved evasion.

Precision Strike: The Monk can able his precision strike damage to his attack any of his attacks this round at the cost of 1 ki.

Diamond Body (Su): At 11th level, a monk gains immunity to poisons of all kinds.

Abundant Step (Su): At 12th level or higher, a monk can slip magically between spaces, as if using the spell dimension door, once per day. Her caster level for this effect is one-half her monk level (rounded down).

Diamond Soul (Ex): At 13th level, a monk gains spell resistance equal to her current monk level + 10. In order to affect the monk with a spell, a spellcaster must get a result on a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) that equals or exceeds the monk’s spell resistance.

Mind over Body: The monk can use his wis mod when making a strength check twice per day.

Quivering Palm (Su): Starting at 15th level, a monk can set up vibrations within the body of another creature that can thereafter be fatal if the monk so desires. She can use this quivering palm attack once a week, and she must announce her intent before making her attack roll. Constructs, oozes, plants, undead, incorporeal creatures, and creatures immune to critical hits cannot be affected. Otherwise, if the monk strikes successfully and the target takes damage from the blow, the quivering palm attack succeeds. Thereafter the monk can try to slay the victim at any later time, as long as the attempt is made within a number of days equal to her monk level. To make such an attempt, the monk merely wills the target to die (a free action), and unless the target makes a Fortitude saving throw (DC 10 + 1/2 the monk’s level + the monk’s Wis modifier), it dies. If the saving throw is successful, the target is no longer in danger from that particular quivering palm attack, but it may still be affected by another one at a later time.

Timeless Body (Ex): Upon attaining 17th level, a monk no longer takes penalties to her ability scores for aging and cannot be magically aged. Any such penalties that she has already taken, however, remain in place. Bonuses still accrue, and the monk still dies of old age when her time is up.

Tongue of the Sun and Moon (Ex): A monk of 17th level or higher can speak with any living creature.

Empty Body (Su): At 19th level, a monk gains the ability to assume an ethereal state for 1 round per monk level per day, as though using the spell etherealness. She may go ethereal on a number of different occasions during any single day, as long as the total number of rounds spent in an ethereal state does not exceed her monk level.

Perfect Self: At 20th level, a monk becomes a magical creature. She is forevermore treated as an outsider rather than as a humanoid (or whatever the monk’s creature type was) for the purpose of spells and magical effects. Additionally, the monk gains damage reduction 10/magic, which allows her to ignore the first 10 points of damage from any attack made by a nonmagical weapon or by any natural attack made by a creature that doesn’t have similar damage reduction. Unlike other outsiders, the monk can still be brought back from the dead as if she were a member of her previous creature type. Ex-Monks

A monk who becomes nonlawful cannot gain new levels as a monk but retains all monk abilities.

Like a member of any other class, a monk may be a multiclass character, but multiclass monks face a special restriction. A monk who gains a new class or (if already multiclass) raises another class by a level may never again raise her monk level, though she retains all her monk abilities.

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