View Full Version : (5th Edition) Custom monastic tradition (PEACH)

2015-11-02, 11:23 AM
Monks following this tradition learn to use their Ki to manipulate the same natural forces as Druids and Rangers. These monks are often considered chaotic by others due to their seemingly erratic nature, though the monks themselves know precisely why they act the way they do.
Fangs of the Beast-
At 3rd level, you learn a ritual that creates a primal bond between yourself and 2 daggers. You perform the ritual over the course of 1 hour, which can be done during a short rest. The daggers must be within your reach throughout the ritual, at the conclusion of which you touch the daggers and forge the bond. Once you have bonded with these daggers you gain the following benefits.
雄ou cannot be disarmed of these daggers unless you are incapacitated.
雄ou may use your bonus action to teleport the daggers to your hands, provided they are on the same plane of existence.
輸ny monk class feature that requires you to make an unarmed strike, such as your Flurry of Blows, may use these daggers instead.
雄ou may cast spells or cantrips with Somatic components while wielding these daggers.
雄our Ki-Empowered Strikes feature extends its benefits to these daggers.
Primal Arts-
At 6th level, you may expend 2 Ki points to cast any of the following spells: Animal Messenger, Beast Sense, Moonbeam, and Pass without Trace without providing material components. In addition, you learn the Druidcraft cantrip if you don't already know it. Finally, you may use 3 Ki points to cast the Commune with Nature spell as a ritual.
Primal Aspect:
At 11th level, you learn to use your Ki to take on features of animals. You may use 3 Ki points to gain one of the following effects, which lasts for 1 minute. You cannot use more than 1 effect at a time.
唯eastly Hide: You gain +1 AC and temporary hit points equal to your WIS modifier (minimum of 1).
猶ouncing Attacker: Whenever you attempt to strike a creature, you may leap at it up to 10 ft in distance as part of your attack.
猶ack Hunter: All friendly creatures within 10 ft of you gain advantage on attack rolls.
Apex Predator:
At 17th level, you learn to use your Ki to tap into the deepest depths of natural energy, becoming a pure conduit of primal power. On your turn as a bonus action while you're wielding your bonded pair of daggers, you can supercharge yourself with primal energy by expending 12 Ki points. This state lasts 1 minute, during which you gain the following effects.
雄our raw strength is enhanced, increasing your martial arts damage by 1d10.
雄our bonded daggers are cloaked in the ghostly flames of the moon, causing them to deal an extra 2d10 radiant damage.
雄ou gain all 3 benefits of your Primal Aspect feature.
雄our attacks cannot suffer from disadvantage, and ignore resistances.
雄our attacks score a critical hit on a roll of 18-20.

Alright, criticize away please!

2015-11-03, 03:34 PM
:smallannoyed: Jeez guys, don't everybody start commenting at once now.

2017-09-02, 10:09 PM
I dig it, well done.