Way of the Warrior Monk (5e Subclass)

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Way of the Warrior Monk[edit]

Monk Subclass

A Sohei Warrior Monk from the Kamakura period.

While many monasteries would teach their monks in the ways of unarmed combat, fewer are those who would incorporate weapons into their martial arts and even those who do are limited in their selection. But for the few rare monasteries who have fully incorporated weapons and armor into their martial arts, they would be the ones to create Warrior Monks, a rare breed of Monk who specializes in all manners of weaponry and armor to fully utilize the power of their Ki. From here, it is no question why a monastery full of these monks would be known to effortlessly defend these places from all manners of invaders for thousands of years.

Monk Arsenal[edit]

Starting at 3rd level, you've come to master a veritable arsenal of weapons and a good selection of armor to use with your martial arts. Starting when you choose this tradition, You gain proficiency with simple and martial weapons and any weapon that you are proficient in becomes a Monk weapon for you. You also gain proficiency in light and medium armor. In addition, you gain the following benefits:

  • For any Monk feature that allows you to make an Unarmed strike, you may instead make a melee attack using use a Monk weapon, using the Monk's Martial Arts die instead of the weapon's damage die in the damage roll.
  • You may now fully benefit from your Unarmored Movement feature when wearing any light or medium armor you are proficient in, of which you don't suffer disadvantage from Stealth checks from wearing them. You may also freely choose to either use the Armor's AC or your Unarmored Defense AC when determining your AC score while wearing armor.
  • You can now infuse a weapon with your Ki, allowing you to call all weapons infused with your Ki back to you within a range of 100ft with a Bonus action, of which they immediately teleport back to you. You can infuse a number of weapons equal to your Wisdom modifier, each weapons taking 10 mins to infuse your Ki and would count as light activity for the purposes of resting.

Ki Warfare[edit]

You've come to fully master your Ki in a way suitable for the rigors and danger of prolonged warfare. Beginning at 6th level, choose one of the following benefits from the list below:

  • Everlasting Fury - You may now use your Flurry of Blows feature without spending a Ki point a number of times equal to your Wisdom modifier, of which you regain all uses after a short or long rest.
  • Enduring Defense - You may now use your Patient Defense feature without spending a Ki point a number of times equal to your Wisdom modifier, of which you regain all uses after a short or long rest.
  • Flow of the Unshackled Wind - You may now use your Step of the Wind feature without needing to spend a Ki point.

In addition, you may now use your Stunning Strike feature when you hit a creature with ranged weapon you are proficient in and attacks with your monk weapons count as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to non-magical attacks and damage.

Perception Beyond Sight[edit]

You've come to be able to use your Ki to supercharge your senses, allowing you to perceive the area around you without sight. Beginning at 11th level, you can spend 2 Ki points as a Bonus action to supercharge your senses, giving you your choice of either Blindsight or Tremorsense within a radius of 60ft for 10 minutes.

One with the Weapon[edit]

Your devotion to the mastery of your weapons have brought you unparalleled skill in its use. Beginning at 17th level, you now gain the following benefits:

  • While wielding a melee monk weapon, you may now add your Proficiency modifier to your damage rolls.
  • You may now call all weapons infused with your Ki as an Object Interaction instead of a Bonus action.
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