Ebon Monk (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Becoming an Ebon Monk
|Alignment:||Lawful Good or Lawful Evil|
|Special:||Must have at least 5 levels in Monk and gain the approval of a Grandmaster|
|1st||+0||+2||+2||+2||Ki, As the Wind, Monk Abilities|
|3rd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Hands of the Divine|
|4th||+3||+4||+4||+4||Electricity Resistance 10, Spring Attack|
|5th||+3||+4||+4||+4||Lightning Step(5 ft)|
|6th||+4||+5||+5||+5||Hands of Crosis|
|7th||+5||+5||+5||+5||As the Lightning, Electricity Immunity|
|8th||+6||+6||+6||+6||Lightning Step(10 ft)|
|10th||+7||+7||+7||+7||As the Eye|
|Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)|
Bluff (Cha), Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Profession (Wis), Tumble (Dex) and Swim (Str).
All the following are class features of the Ebon Monk
Ki: The Ebon Monk gains access to great spiritual energy inside himself known as Ki. Ki is used to power his various abilities if the Monk has no Ki left then he gets a -2 to all saving throws. His Ki pool is equal to twice his class level plus his wisdom modifier, in order to regain Ki the Monk must rest his body and soul in meditation. This grants him a Ki regeneration of two Ki per hour. All uses of Ki cost a swift action unless specified otherwise.
As the Wind (Ex): Through extreme training and knowledge of his body the Ebon Monk can force himself to achieve unnatural speed. At the cost of one Ki the Monk gains an effect identical to the Haste spell. This ability cannot be dispelled and lasts for one round per class level.
Monk Abilities: The Ebon Monk continues to improve his physical capabilities and so calculates his Unarmed Damage, AC bonus, and Speed Bonus as if he were advancing in the Monk class.
Mobility: At 2nd level the Ebon Monk gains the Mobility feat.
Hands of the Divine (Su): At 3rd level the Ebon Monk begins to be able to channel the power of his holy lord. By spending one Ki he adds 1d6 points of lightning damage to any unarmed attack he makes. This ability lasts for one round per class level.
Electricity Resistance: At 4th level due to his constant contact with electricity the Ebon Monk begins to gain resistance to its effects.
Spring Attack: At 4th level the Ebon Monk gains the Spring Attack feat.
Lightning Step (Su): At 5th level the Ebon Monk is able to increase his speed by such a large amount he appears to teleport a short distance. By spending one Ki for every 5 feet he wishes to move the Ebon Monk is able to rapidly combat his foes. This ability does not allow an Ebon Monk to move through spaces he would not ordinarily be able to go through.
Hands of the Crosis (Su): At 6rd level the Ebon Monk masters the holy power surging through his hands. By spending one Ki he adds 1d8 points of lightning and holy damage to any unarmed attack he makes. This ability lasts for one round per class level and replaces Hands of the Divine.
As the Lightning (Su): At 7th level the Ebon Monk is able to completely surpass natural capabilities for speed. By spending two Ki the Ebon Monk gains an effect identical to haste except he gains an additional +1 to attack rolls, AC, and Reflex saves, as well as another additional attack. This ability lasts for one round per class level and does not replace the 'as the wind' extraordinary ability.
Electricity Immunity: At 7th level the Ebon Monks familiarity with lightning is at its peak and he is now immune to its effects.
Lightning Step (Su): At 8th level the Ebon Monk is able to travel 10 feet per Ki used.
Ki Blast (Su): At 9th level the Ebon Monk is able to will his Ki to channel the wrath of his holy patron. It takes the form of a lightning bolt that deals 1d4 points of holy electricity damage per class level in a 60 foot line 5 feet wide(reflex for half DC equal to 5 plus wisdom modifier). At the cost of an additional Ki the damage die may be upgraded to 1d6. This ability costs a Ki and a standard action to use.
As the Eye (Su): At 10th level the Ebon Monk has finished his training and is a living embodiment of the Ebon Storm. By virtue of his massive will and spiritual power he may accelerate his body to such a speed while he uses his 'As the lightning' ability that time itself seems to be frozen. By expending five Ki the Ebon Monk may take another set of actions after his current turn. This ability puts severe strain on the body and when his 'As the Lightning' ability fades the Monk immediately takes two points of damage to all of his physical attributes and is fatigued. If the Monk uses this ability twice in a row he takes six points of ability damage and is exhausted. If the Monk uses this ability three times in a row he takes 14 points of ability damage, is exhausted, and must make a DC 30 fortitude save or die. Any additional uses increase the ability damage by another 10 and the death DC by 5. This ability damage cannot be healed by magic and recovers at the rate of one point per day.
Playing an Ebon Monk
Disciples of the Order in the World
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Disciple of the Order Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (religion) can research the Disciple of the Order to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|11||The Way of the Scythe is a series of martial scripts that explain how to wield a scythe|
|16||An Acolyte of the Scythe is a follower of the Way of the Scythe.|
|21||The Way of the Scythe is actually a secret that is not written down, but passed down between Acolytes of the Scythe.|
|26||An Acolyte of the Scythe wields their weapon with a precision saught by many, capable of various tricks and abilities in order to conquer their foes.|