Archetypes


Monk

Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Monastic training has taught you martial arts and allowed you to hone your mind, body, and spirit to new heights.

Multiclass Monk characters

The monk archetype is a strong choice for any character that fights unarmored or with unarmed attacks.
  • Barbarian monks with the animal instinct can combine the barbarian’s excellent unarmed damage with the monk’s diverse unarmed special abilities.
  • Champion monks are perfect for champions of Irori or other deities who favor unarmed attacks.
  • Fighter monks can supplement free-fighting and add mobility to the fighter’s toolkit.
  • Rogue monks are incredibly effective because stances grant some of the best agile finesse attacks and flurry gives more sneak attacks.
  • Spellcaster monks can fight with a free hand and still use material components to cast spells.

Monk Dedication Feat 2

ArchetypeDedicationMulticlass
Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Archetype Monk
Prerequisites Strength 14, Dexterity 14

You become trained in unarmed attacks and gain the powerful fist class feature (page 156). You become trained in your choice of Acrobatics or Athletics; if you are already trained in both of these skills, you become trained in a skill of your choice. You become trained in monk class DC.

Special You can’t select another dedication feat until you have gained two other feats from the monk archetype.

Basic Kata Feat 4

Archetype
Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Archetype Monk
Prerequisites Monk Dedication

You gain a 1st- or 2nd-level monk feat.

Monk Resiliency Feat 4

Archetype
Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Archetype Monk
Prerequisites Monk Dedication, class granting no more Hit Points per level than 8 + your Constitution modifier

You gain 3 additional Hit Points for each monk archetype class feat you have. As you continue selecting monk archetype class feats, you continue to gain additional Hit Points in this way.

Advanced Kata Feat 6

Archetype
Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Archetype Monk
Prerequisites Basic Kata

You gain one monk feat. For the purpose of meeting its prerequisites, your monk level is equal to half your character level.

Special You can select this feat more than once. Each time you select it, you gain another monk feat.

Monk Moves Feat 8

Archetype
Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Archetype Monk
Prerequisites Monk Dedication

You gain a +10-foot status bonus to your Speed when you’re not wearing armor.

Monk's Flurry Feat 10

Archetype
Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Archetype Monk
Prerequisites Monk Dedication

You gain the Flurry of Blows action.

Flurry of Blows Single Action

FlourishMonk
Source Core Rulebook pg. 156
Make two unarmed Strikes. If both hit the same creature, combine their damage for the purpose of resistances and weaknesses. Apply your multiple attack penalty to the Strikes normally. As it has the flourish trait, you can use Flurry of Blows only once per turn.

Perfection's Path Feat 12

Archetype
Source Core Rulebook pg. 227
Archetype Monk
Prerequisites Monk Dedication, expert in at least one saving throw

Choose one saving throw (Fortitude, Reflex, or Will) in which you are an expert. Your proficiency rank in the chosen saving throw increases to master.