Monk

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Introduction

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.

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Monks are hand-to-hand fighters. Their moves include all sorts of fastly-sequenced physical combos, with a flurry of punches and kicks which build up even greater strength as they unlock their inner chakra.

General information

Guild

The Pugilist's Guild is in Ul'dah - Steps of Nald. Pugilists may specialize into monk once they reach level 30, and complete the quests Sylph-management and Return of the Holyfist.

Equipment

The monk is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Striking." They use fist weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the monk:

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks
Brother from Another Mother Job quest 30 Gagaruna Monk
 Rockbreaker
Insulted Intelligence Job quest 35 Erik  Thunderclap
A Slave to the Aether Job quest 40 Erik  Howling Fist
The Pursuit of Power Job quest 45 Erik  Four-point Fury
Good Vibrations Job quest 45 Erik
Five Easy Pieces Job quest 50 Erik
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Bulletproof I
 Perfect Balance
The Legend Continues Job quest 50 Erik
Let's Talk about Sects Job quest 52 Widargelt  Form Shift
Against the Shadow Job quest 54 Widargelt  Steel Peak Mastery
 The Forbidden Chakra
Fight the Battle to Win Job quest 56 Widargelt
Stop the Senseless Killing Job quest 58 Widargelt
Appetite for Destruction Job quest 60 Widargelt  Enhanced Perfect Balance
 Masterful Blitz
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Bulletproof II
A Fistful of Resolve Job quest 60 Erik
Return of the Monk Job quest 63 Widargelt
Cross-fist Training Job quest 65 Widargelt
Choices and Paths Job quest 68 Widargelt
The Power to Protect Job quest 70 Widargelt  Brotherhood
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Bulletproof III
A Monk's Legacy Sidequest 80 Erik
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Bulletproof IV

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Bootshine Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 210.
 True Strike Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 4 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.
 Snap Punch Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 6 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 250. 310 when executed from a target's flank.
 Meditation Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1Quest: The Spirit Is Willing 15 Ability Instant 1s Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once.
 Steel Peak Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 15 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
 Twin Snakes Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 18 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 280.
 Arm of the Destroyer Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 26 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby targets.
 Demolish Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1Quest: Return of the Holyfist 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 70. 130 when executed from a target's rear.
 Rockbreaker Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Brother from Another Mother 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all nearby enemies.
 Thunderclap Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Insulted Intelligence 35 Ability Instant 30s Rush to a targeted enemy's or party member's location.
 Howling Fist Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: A Slave to the Aether 40 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
 Mantra Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 42 Ability Instant 90s Increases HP recovery via healing actions by 10% for self and nearby party members.
 Four-point Fury Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: The Pursuit of Power 45 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
 Dragon Kick Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 50 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 320.
 Perfect Balance Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Five Easy Pieces 50 Ability Instant 40s Grants 3 stacks of Perfect Balance, each stack allowing the execution of a weaponskill that requires a certain form, without being in that form.
 Form Shift Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Let's Talk about Sects 52 Weaponskill Instant 2s Grants Formless Fist to self, allowing the execution of a weaponskill that requires a certain form, without being in that form.
 The Forbidden Chakra Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Against the Shadow 54 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 340.
 Masterful Blitz Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Appetite for Destruction 60 Weaponskill Instant 2s Strike the enemy with a technique fueled by the power of your Beast Chakra.
 Elixir Field Monk frame icon.png MNK 60 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 70% for all remaining enemies.
 Flint Strike Monk frame icon.png MNK 60 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 70% less for all remaining enemies.
 Celestial Revolution Monk frame icon.png MNK 60 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 450.
 Tornado Kick Monk frame icon.png MNK 60 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 850 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
 Riddle of Earth Monk frame icon.png MNK 64 Ability Instant 30s Grants 3 stacks of Riddle of Earth, each stack reducing damage taken by 20%.
 Riddle of Fire Monk frame icon.png MNK 68 Ability Instant 60s Increases damage dealt by 15%.
 Brotherhood Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: The Power to Protect 70 Ability Instant 120s Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to self and all nearby party members.
 Riddle of Wind Monk frame icon.png MNK 72 Ability Instant 90s Reduces auto-attack delay by 50%.
 Enlightenment Monk frame icon.png MNK 74 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 170 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
 Anatman Monk frame icon.png MNK 78 Ability Instant 60s Extends the duration of Disciplined Fist and your present form to maximum and halts their expiration
 Six-sided Star Monk frame icon.png MNK 80 Weaponskill Instant 4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 550.
 Shadow of the Destroyer Monk frame icon.png MNK 82 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.
 Rising Phoenix Monk frame icon.png MNK 86 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers physical fire damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 700 for the first enemy, and 70% less for all remaining enemies.
 Phantom Rush Monk frame icon.png MNK 90 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 1,000 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

PvP Actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Bootshine (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1000.
 True Strike (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack to target.
 Snap Punch (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack to target.
 Four-point Fury (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an atack with a potency of 600 to all nearby enemies.
 Rockbreaker (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies.
 Six-sided Star (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Weaponskill Instant 4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 2400.
 The Forbidden Chakra (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 2000.
 Enlightenment (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1200 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
 Tornado Kick (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1800.
 Shoulder Tackle (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 15s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 800.
 Axe Kick (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1000 to all nearby enemies.
 Riddle of Fire (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 30s Increases damage dealt by 10%.
 Riddle of Earth (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 30s Reduces damage taken by 10%.
 Brotherhood (PvP) Monk frame icon.png MNK Ability Instant 60s Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to all nearby party members.

Common Actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Smite (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 600.
 Bolt (PvP) Tank role.png Tank
Healer role.png Healer
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
30 Ability Instant 30s Movement speed is increased.
 Medical Kit (PvP) Tank role.png Tank
Healer role.png Healer
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
30 Ability Instant 15s Restores own HP.

Additional Actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Feint (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 45s Increases damage you deal target by 20%.
 Bloodbath (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 30s Converts 100% of physical damage dealt into HP.
 Arm's Length (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 45s Reduces damage taken by 10%.
 Fetter Ward (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 60s Grants immunity to Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Silence, and knockback and draw-in effects.
 Backstep (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 15s Jump 10 yalms back from current position.

Adrenaline Rush (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Raw Destruction (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability 2s Instant Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000.

Melee DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Second Wind Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
8 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores own HP.
 Leg Sweep Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 10 Ability Instant 40s Stuns target.
 Bloodbath Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 12 Ability Instant 90s Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
 Feint Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 22 Ability Instant 90s Lowers target's physical damage dealt by 10% and magic damage dealt by 5%.
 Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Tank role.png Tank
32 Ability Instant 120s Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
 True North Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 50 Ability Instant 45s Nullifies all action direction requirements.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
 Greased Lightning Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1 Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 5%.
 Enhanced Greased Lightning Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 20 Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 10%.
 Deep Meditation Monk frame icon.png MNK 38 Grants an 80% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.
 Enhanced Greased Lightning II Monk frame icon.png MNK 40 Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%.
 Steel Peak Mastery Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Against the Shadow 54 Upgrades Steel Peak to The Forbidden Chakra.
 Enhanced Perfect Balance Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Appetite for Destruction 60 When under the effect of Perfect Balance, grants Beast Chakra in accordance with the form normally required to execute weaponskills.
 Deep Meditation II Monk frame icon.png MNK 74 Guarantees that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.
 Howling Fist Mastery Monk frame icon.png MNK 74 Upgrades Howling Fist to Enlightenment.
 Enhanced Greased Lightning III Monk frame icon.png MNK 76 Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 20%. Also improves Disciplined Fist's damage increase to 15%.
 Arm of the Destroyer Mastery Monk frame icon.png MNK 82 Upgrades Arm of the Destroyer to Shadow of the Destroyer.
 Enhanced Thunderclap Monk frame icon.png MNK 84 Allows a third charge of Thunderclap.
 Melee Mastery Monk frame icon.png MNK 84 Increases the potency of Bootshine to 210, True Strike to 300, Snap Punch to 250, Twin Snakes to 280, Demolish to 70, Dragon Kick to 320, The Forbidden Chakra to 340, and Six-sided Star to 550.
 Flint Strike Mastery Monk frame icon.png MNK 86 Upgrades Flint Strike to Rising Phoenix.
 Enhanced Brotherhood Monk frame icon.png MNK 88 Guarantees that a chakra will open when you are under the effect of Meditative Brotherhood and execute a weaponskill or cast a spell.
 Tornado Kick Mastery Monk frame icon.png MNK 90 Upgrades Tornado Kick to Phantom Rush

Combos

Unlike other jobs, the actions available are determined by the monk's current form. Performing certain actions in opo-opo form grants increased potency and other additional effects.

Changing Form:

Bootshine.png Dragon Kick.png Shadow of the Destroyer.png

The above actions change your form to raptor form. They also gain the following bonuses when used in opo-opo form:

Dragon Kick grants the Leaden Fist effect. Shadow of the Destroyer guarantees a critical hit.

True Strike.png Twin Snakes.png Four-point Fury.png

The above actions change your form to coeurl form.

Twin Snakes also increases damage dealt. Four-point Fury also increases damage dealt.

Demolish.png Snap Punch.png Rockbreaker.png

The above actions change your form to opo-opo form.

Demolish also applies a damage over time effect to target.

Job mechanics

Chakra Gauge in PvE

When you learn the action Meditation, the Chakra Gauge will be displayed.

Accumulating the maximum amount of Chakra will allow you to execute several actions such as Steel Peak, Howling Fist (Acquired at level 40), The Forbidden Chakra (acquired at level 54) and Enlightenment (acquired at level 74).

Master's Gauge:

Upon learning the trait Enhanced Perfect Balance, you will unlock the Master's Gauge as well as Solar and Lunar Nadi. You can open Chakraby using a weaponskill while Perfect Balance is in effect. There are three types of Chakra: Courel Chakra, Raptor Chakra, and Opo-opo Chakra. When three of the same type of Chakra have been opened, you can use the action Elixir Field.

When one of each type of Chakra has been opened, you can use the action Flint Strike. Using Elixir Field will open the Lunar Nadi, while using Flint Strike will open the Solar Nadi. You can use Tornado Kick by opening three Chakra regardless of type.


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Simple Mode

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Chakra Gauge in PvP

The Chakra Gauge indicates the number of chakra a monk currently has opened. Chakra are opened by executing certain actions. Opening five allows for the execution of Enlightenment.

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Simple Mode

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