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Old 11-09-2001, 02:24 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about starting as a monk.

What are thee Pros and cons?

Is it worth it?

Should i bother using weapons?
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Old 11-09-2001, 02:44 PM   #2
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Monks suck at low levels but after that they are mean killing machines with their fists. At level 15 they're fist are +3 and with quivering palm you can kill anything with one hit (only what requires +3 or less to hit).
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Old 11-09-2001, 02:47 PM   #3
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So a monk is no good against kangaxx? As he needs a +4 to hit him!
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Old 11-09-2001, 03:24 PM   #4
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Any more tips would be nice?
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Old 11-09-2001, 09:59 PM   #5
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check my monks are awesome post! they really are. maybe not the best characters early on, but when they get some XP they are pretty much the toughest around. Next to Boo of course!
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Old 11-09-2001, 10:10 PM   #6
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They wear no armor. Well woo-frikin-hoo. IT REALLY DOSEN'T MATTER, for those who are like "Oh man, no armor" They get like a natural -4 at the end of ToB, and in SOA, they're uber! Never misjudge them. Can't haste em, to fast to be hasted. Magic resistance,stunning blow, and I'd say make em wield a katana, for the awesome katana (Forgot name) by the Slavers Compound in the Temple district (Also known as the Guarded Compound building). They're nasty, wicked awesome, you'll love em!!!!
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Old 11-10-2001, 03:42 AM   #7
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quote:
Originally posted by SecretMaster:
They wear no armor. Well woo-frikin-hoo. IT REALLY DOSEN'T MATTER, for those who are like "Oh man, no armor" They get like a natural -4 at the end of ToB, and in SOA, they're uber! Never misjudge them. Can't haste em, to fast to be hasted. Magic resistance,stunning blow, and I'd say make em wield a katana, for the awesome katana (Forgot name) by the Slavers Compound in the Temple district (Also known as the Guarded Compound building). They're nasty, wicked awesome, you'll love em!!!!


The name of the sword is the Celestial Fury, possiby the best weapon in SoA (not sure about ToB, don't have it yet). Here's the stats on that weapon:

Celestial Fury, Katana +3

Combat Abilities
Resounding Blow
Opponent was save vs.spell or be stunned each time the weapon strikes.
10% (I think 10&) chance on successful hit to deal out additional 20 points of electrical damage.

Cast Lightning Strike once per day
Cast Call Lightning once per day

Damage: 1d10+3
THAC0: +3 bonus
Weight: 6
Speed: 3 (?)
Proficiency Type: Katana
Not usable by:
Mage
Cleric
Druid
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The weird thing about Monks is that while they may use Katanas, the can't gain proficiency in them. And the penalties for non-weapon proficiency still apply... Strange don't you think? However, when a monk gets to high levels, they make Katana's look weak!

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Old 11-10-2001, 06:08 AM   #8
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+3 fists + Stunning Blow == Celestial Fury [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-10-2001, 05:04 PM   #9
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Just a thaught, but dont the Gauntlets of Crushing make ur unarmed attacks +4? If so, then wouldnt Kangnax have a lil wee prob?
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Old 11-10-2001, 05:12 PM   #10
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Nope, unfortunately the bracers dont add to the +3 ..
They just add +4 damage and a +4 THAC0 increase, no weapon-adjustments
sorry
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