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3 Archetypes #06 - Monk

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Welcome to DiBastet's Archetypes. All these archetypes were playtest and used by my own group. I don't believe in charging 1$ for a single option, so inside every file in this series you'll find 3 the archetypes we did for the class.

Inside you'll find some player favorite monk traditions:

Way of the Chakras: "Monk of the Way of the Chakras are healers who mix traditional medicine with martial arts. They specialize in calling upon the restorative power of the Ki to balance the good and bad energy within people" Maybe here on Secrets of Alancia we like WoW too much, but we always thought D&D was missing a healing monk, so this archetype was born. At first it was a Four Elements clone with healing spells, but later we decided it would be better if the monk healed a little while doing what monks do best: Smacking people.

Way of the Drunken Fist: "Monks of the Way of the Drunken Fist may seem to struggle with balance as they chug drinks in the middle of a fight, but most opponents can't keep with their erratic moves." I play WoW and I love tanking, so this class was inspired by the brewmaster monk tank and its unique way of tanking. The drunken fist turns the monk's usually fragile nature into a mighty glacier. A tripping one, sure, but a mighty glacier anyway.

Way of the Duel: "While most monks are widely known for their fearsome unarmed strikes, Monks of the Way of the Duel refuse to limit themselves to a single method of combat, and perfect their armed fighting until their weapons become extensions of themselves." One of my players wanted an "armed monk" subclass, and soon we found that the monk made for a great romantic (not necessarily historical) samurai. We took a lot of inspiration on Aikido to make this parrying-focused archetype.

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