Ultimate Monk (SRD) (3.5e Optimized Character Build)

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Introduction[edit]

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.

Progression[edit]

Initial scores (28 point buy):

Human Str: 14 Int: 14 Wis: 14 Dex: 15 Con: 10 Cha: 8

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

Metamorphosis Forms[edit]

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.



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