- “Though now under Garlean rule, the city-state of Ala Mhigo once boasted the greatest military might of all Eorzea. Among its standing armies were the monks—ascetic warriors as dreaded by foes on the field of battle as the city-state's great pikemen.
The monks comprised an order known as the Fist of Rhalgr, and it was to this god—the Destroyer—that they devoted their lives of worship. By mastering seats of power within the body known as chakra, they are capable of performing extraordinary physical feats.”
- —Game Description
Monk is a job that specializes in hand-to-hand combat. Monk evolves from the class pugilist. It is a melee damage dealing class specializing in single target dps. Monks have all the abilities and traits of Pugilists. They can also use all the cross-class abilities of lancer and marauder. The most important stat for the monk is strength, which increases attack power. The level of your monk is equivalent to that of your Pugilist.
Monks use all the Pugilist Actions in addition to having their own unique actions for their Job:
|Action||Icon||Level||TP Cost||Cast Time||Cooldown||Range||Radius||Description|
|Rockbreaker||30||120||Instant||2.5s||5y||5y|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a cone before you. |
Can only be used when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo for 10s.
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning for 12s.
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 9% and attack speed by 5%.
|Shoulder Tackle||35||120||Instant||90s||20y||0y|| Rushes to target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100. |
Additional Effect: Stun for 2s.
Cannot be executed while bound.
|Fists of Fire||40||0||Instant||3s||0y||0y|| Increases damage dealt by 5%. |
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Wind and shares cooldown with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.
|One Ilm Punch||45||60||Instant||2.5s||3y||0y|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 80. |
Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Removes one beneficial status from target.
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl for 10s.
|Dragon Kick||50||60||Instant||2.5s||3y||0y|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
150 when delivered from a target's flank.
Cross Class Actions
|Keen Flurry||6||Skull Sunder||4|
|Blood for Blood||34||Bloodbath||8|
|Arbor Call||3||Lay of the Land||3|
|Arbor Call II||6||Lay of the Land II||6|
|Truth of Forests||46||Truth of Mountains||46|
|Action||Icon||Description||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3|
|Axe Kick|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 160 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Pacification for 4s
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning III for 12s
|Enhanced Axe Kick: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.||Enhanced Axe Kick II: Increases potency to 190.||Enhanced Axe Kick III: Increases duration to 6 seconds.|
|Somersault|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
Additional Effect: Decreases spell speed of target by 30% for 10s
|Enhanced Somersault: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds.||Enhanced Somersault II: Extends duration to 15 seconds.||Enhanced Somersault III: Increases spell speed reduction to 50%.|
|Fetter Ward||Grants immunity to stun, sleep, bind, heavy, and disease for 9 seconds.||Enhanced Fetter Ward: Shortens recast time to 120 seconds.||Enhanced Fetter Ward II: Extends duration to 12 seconds.|
|Weapon Throw|| Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: 20% chance of inflicting Heavy when dealt from behind for 6s.
Additional Effect: Removes Sprint effect when dealt from behind.
|Enhanced Weapon Throw: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds.||Enhanced Weapon Throw II: Extends duration to 9 seconds.||Enhanced Weapon Throw III: Increases effect potency to 40%.|
|Enliven||Instantly restores 50% TP.||Enhanced Enliven: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds.||Enhanced Enliven II: Increases TP recovery to 75%.|
|Purify||Removes all detrimental effects. Can be used regardless of status affliction.||Enhanced Purify: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.|
|30||Brother from Another Mother||Gagaruna - Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x9,y10)||Unlocks Monk, Rockbreaker|
|35||Insulted Intelligence||Erik - Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10,y13)||Shoulder Tackle|
|40||A Slave to the Aether||Erik - Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10,y13)||Fists of Fire|
|45||The Pursuit of Power||Erik - Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10,y13)||One Ilm Punch|
|45||Good Vibrations||Erik - Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10,y13)||Temple Gaskins, Temple Gloves |
Temple Boots, Temple Circlet
|50||Five Easy Pieces||Erik - Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10,y13)||Dragon Kick, Temple Cyclas|
|50||A Relic Reborn (Sphairai)||Gerolt - North Shroud (x30,y20)||Sphairai (Relic Weapon)|
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