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Monk - Way of the Adamant Fist

Monk - Way of the Adamant Fist


Walled up in the earth so steady
Burned from clay, the mould doth stand.
This day must the Bell be ready!
Fresh, O workmen, be at hand!

— Friedrich Schiller, The Song of the Bell

One of the oldest monastic traditions, monks of the way of the adamant fist - also referred to as the adamantine way by the practitioners themselves - focus on the deep and unyielding truths that the ages have carved into stone. They take a great interest in mineralogy, especially metallurgy and crystallography, being widely regarded as skillful masons, stone carvers, and sculptors, but also as famous glaziers, ceramists, and bell founders.

Novice disciples develop signature attacks like elbow blows or heel kicks due to the extensive practice required by this tradition. In return, they are rewarded with adamant resilience, raw power, and the ability to sense even the finest vibrations.

- Brandnew monastic tradition for the monk class. For use with the 5th edition rules.

- Augment your body with the density of mineral structures for the toughest of skins and the heaviest of punches.

- Reflect magical effects with your obsidian soul and awaken to the sacred chime of stones, a communication without words.

- Build a Strength-based monk without suffering from low armor class (optional).

Patch Notes

Patch 1.0.2

Lithic Body

  • You now add half your proficiency bonus to your AC, instead of your Constitution modifier.

Grip of the Mountain

  • Fixed interaction between grappling and bonus action attack.

Obsidian Soul

  • Wording changes.
  • You can now concentrate on a reflected spell that requires concentration.

Patch 1.0.1

Obsidian Soul

  • Removed additional ki point cost.
  • Wording adjustments.

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