Ultimate Monk (SRD) (3.5e Optimized Character Build)
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His music is acoustic alternative. His favorite flavor of ice cream -- vanilla. His after-dinner snack; a slice of white bread (with a glass of water on the side, for dipping). He is -- the System Reference Document-only Ultimate Monk. And surprisingly, his flexibility and combat prowess are within a hairsbreadth of his Unearthed-Arcana'd, Dragon-Magizine-feat'd counterparts.
This is a hard-hitting, fast-moving monk/psionic fist whose ki (via his psionic abilities) allows him to shapeshift. A cousin of the original Ultimate Monk using SRD rules only.
For power selection, races, equipment, items, roleplaying notes, and the like, see the main page.
Initial scores (28 point buy):
Skills: Jump, Tumble, Escape Artist, Balance (ECL+1), Hide (ECL + 1), Move Silently, Spot, Concentration, Listen (Skill level = ECL +3 except as noted.).
|ECL||Class/HD/LA||Feats||Special||Dmg (charge) (other modifiers)||Move (focused)||Bab|
|1st||Monk 1||Improved Unarmed Strike, Improved Initiative, Wild Talent, Improved Grapple,||Monk abilities||1d6||30 (30)||+0|
|2nd||Monk 2||Combat Reflexes||Evasion||1d6||30 (30)||+1|
|3rd||Monk 3||Overchannel||Still Mind||1d6||40 (40)||+2|
|4th||Monk 4||Ki strike, slow fall||1d8||40 (40)||+3|
|5th||Monk 5||Purity of body||1d8||40 (40)||+3|
|6th||Monk 6||Improved Natural Attack (unarmed strike), Improved Disarm||2d6||50 (50)||+4|
|7th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 1||Psionic abilities (Expansion available)||2d6 (+ 1d8)||50 (50)||+4|
|8th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 2||2d8||50 (50)||+5|
|9th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 3||Speed of Thought||2d8 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||60 (70)||+6|
|10th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 4||2d8 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||60 (70)||+7|
|11th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 5||Quicken Power||2d8 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||60 (70)||+7|
|12th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 6||Multiattack||3d6 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||70 (80)||+8|
|13th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 7||Enhanced expansion available: +2 size categories||3d6 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||70 (80)||+9|
|14th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 8||Evasion||3d6 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||70 (80)||+10|
|15th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 9||Expanded Knowledge||Metamorphosis (via Expanded Knowledge)||3d6 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||80 (90)||+10|
|16th||Monk 6/Psionic Fist 10||Up the Walls||3d6 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||80 (90)||+11|
|17th||Monk 7/Psionic Fist 10||3d8 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||80 (90)||+12|
|18th||Monk 8/Psionic Fist 10||Psionic Charge||3d8||90 (100)||+13|
|19th||Monk 9/Psionic Fist 10||3d8||90 (100)||+13|
|20th||Monk 10/Psionic Fist 10||4d8||90 (100)||+14|
|21st||Monk 11/Psionic Fist 10||Superior Initiative||Greater Flurry, Diamond Body||4d8 (+ 1d8) (+1d12 Flying Kick)||120 (130)||+15|
|22th||Monk 12/Psionic Fist 10||Abundant Step, Slow Fall 60 ft.||4d8||120 (130)||+16|
|23th||Monk 13/Psionic Fist 10||Diamond Soul||4d8||120 (130)||+16|
|24th||Monk 14/Psionic Fist 10||Improved Natural Attack (claws),||Slow Fall 70 ft.||4d8||130 (140)||+17|
|25th||Monk 15/Psionic Fist 10||Quivering Palm||4d8||130 (140)||+18|
|26th||Monk 15/Psionic Fist 11||4d8||140 (150)||+18|
|27th||Monk 15/Psionic Fist 11/Psychic Warrior 1||Deflect Arrows, Infinite Deflection||4d8||140 (150)||+18|
|28th||Monk 15/Psionic Fist 11/Psychic Warrior 2||Improved Combat Reflexes (Epic)||4d8||140 (150)||+19|
|29th||Monk 15/Psionic Fist 11/Psychic Warrior 2/Fighter 1||4d8||150 (160)||+20|
|30th||Monk 15/Psionic Fist 11/Psychic Warrior 2/Fighter 2||Exceptional Deflection, Fighter bonus feat||150 (160)||+21|
The forms the monk can take using his Metamorphosis power are limited only by the usual Polymorph rules (15HD, no outsiders, constructs, or undead). (This makes the Bear Warrior levels previously incorporated in this build superfluous; see the talk page.) A for a few suggestions, see Ultimate Monk (3.5e Optimized Character Build)/Metamorphosis Forms.