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Re: Building a Monk:
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2010, 01:05:51 AM »
I completely support having at least 1 level in Tattooed Monk. It's great for having a wise monk, especially since one of its tattoos gives an enhancement bonus to Wisdom for class level rounds a day.

The fun part is that it never specifies that only tattoos from the class modify the bonuses and such. So get 20 psionic tattoos, and revel in the DR 2+2(# of tattoos-1)/Magic one tattoo gives you.
On rereading the class it doesn't say the tattoos have to be magical, just that you have to possess them. Hell i'm playing a tattooed monk and murdering entire pirate ships  :sofa
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Re: Building a Monk:
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2010, 06:31:36 PM »
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Re: Building a Monk:
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2010, 08:24:52 PM »
Warblade 4/Warshaper 4/+Warblade :P
Probably using tiger claw? With a focus on constitution and strength.
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Re: Building a Monk:
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2010, 01:20:39 AM »
murdering entire pirate ships  :sofa
Silent and Deadly...just like a ninja.
I prefer to relate it to that one story in Drakengard, actually.

You know, that one about the monk with a spear that goes and kills pirates?
[spoiler]Fighter: "I can kill a guy in one turn."
Cleric: "I can kill a guy in half a turn."
Wizard: "I can kill a guy before my turn."
Bard: "I can get three idiots to kill guys for me."

On a strange note, would anyone be put out if we had a post about people or events we can spare a thought for, or if its within their creed, a prayer for? Just a random thought, but ... hells I wouldn't have known about either Archangels daughter or Saeomons niece if I didn't happen to be on these threads.
Sounds fine to me.
probably over on "Off-topic".
might want to put a little disclaimer in the first post.

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Re: Building a Monk:
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2010, 03:58:49 AM »
I would probably add in a few levels of Warmind to the build to get the bab up and grab expansion. All of the first 6 levels make great breakpoints and so do levels 8 and 9. with thaselora you won't lose too much of the monk stuff either. On the other hand losing maneuvers is sad... just throwing some ideas out there for consideration.

here is a sample;

1 ss/2 monk/3 ss/2 warmind/4 warshaper/4 warmind/4 Master of Nine

requiered feats:
Knowledge Devotion(psionics)
Practiced Manifester
Master of Nine prereq feats

thaselora would be good for some extra monk ability.

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Re: Building a Monk:
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2010, 05:53:57 PM »
Warblade 4/Warshaper 4/+Warblade :P
Probably using tiger claw? With a focus on constitution and strength.


I'm having trouble getting excited about playing a monk, actually. In my books, that is bad for a character that I want to play long-term. Any thoughts for non-spellcaster builds effective from 1-high levels? (I'm thinking straight Warblade... I want Double Stance.)
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Re: Building a Monk:
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2010, 06:31:16 PM »
I'm a fan of half orc paragon3/monk2/warmind5/bearwarrior5/warmind5, note that half orc paragon allows you to rage even if you are lawful

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