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 leather armor. 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
Insulted Intelligence
A Slave to the Aether
The Pursuit of Power
Good Vibrations
Five Easy Pieces
The Legend Continues
Let's Talk about Sects
Against the Shadow
Fight the Battle to Win
Stop the Senseless Killing
Appetite for Destruction
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

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Bootshine Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
 True Strike Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 4 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140. 180 when executed from a target's rear.
 Snap Punch Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 6 Weaponskill 40 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 130. 170 when executed from a target's flank.
 Internal Release Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 10 Ability Instant 60s Increases critical hit rate by 30%.
 Fists of Earth Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1Quest: The Spirit Is Willing 15 Ability Instant 3s Reduces damage taken by 10%.
 Twin Snakes Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 18 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 130 when executed from a target's flank.
 Arm of the Destroyer Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 26 Weaponskill 130 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all nearby targets.
 Demolish Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1Quest: Return of the Holyfist 30 Weaponskill 40 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 30. 70 when executed from a target's rear.
 Rockbreaker Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Brother from Another Mother 30 Weaponskill 120 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a cone before you.
 Fists of Wind Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 34 Ability Instant 3s Increases movement speed.
 Shoulder Tackle Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Insulted Intelligence 35 Ability Instant 30s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Steel Peak Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 38 Ability Instant 40s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
 Fists of Fire Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: A Slave to the Aether 40 Ability Instant 3s Increases damage dealt by 5%.
 Mantra Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 42 Ability Instant 90s Increases HP recovery via healing magic by 20% for self and nearby party members.
 One Ilm Punch Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: The Pursuit of Power 45 Weaponskill 120 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
 Howling Fist Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 46 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 210 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
 Perfect Balance Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 50 Ability Instant 60s Allows execution of weaponskills which require a certain form, without being in that form.
 Dragon Kick Monk frame icon.png MNK 50 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
140 when executed from a target's flank.
 Form Shift Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Let's Talk about Sects 52 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Shifts your current form to the next in the sequence. If no form is being used when executed, you will move into the opo-opo form.
 Meditation Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Against the Shadow 54 Ability Instant 1.2s Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once.
 The Forbidden Chakra Monk frame icon.png MNK 54 Ability Instant 5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
 Elixir Field Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Fight the Battle to Win 56 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all nearby enemies.
 Purification Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Stop the Senseless Killing 58 Ability Instant 120s Restores 300 TP.
 Tornado Kick Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Appetite for Destruction 60 Ability Instant 10s Delivers an attack with a potency of 330.
 Riddle of Earth Monk frame icon.png MNK 64 Ability Instant 60s Grants Fists of Earth. Also grants Earth's Reply if damage is taken while active.
 Earth Tackle Monk frame icon.png MNK 66 Ability Instant 30s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Wind Tackle Monk frame icon.png MNK 66 Ability Instant 30s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 65.
 Fire Tackle Monk frame icon.png MNK 66 Ability Instant 30s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
 Riddle of Wind Monk frame icon.png MNK 66 Ability Instant Instant Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 65.
 Riddle of Fire Monk frame icon.png MNK 68 Ability Instant 90s Increases damage dealt by 30% while increasing weaponskill recast time by 15%. Also grants Fists of Fire.
 Brotherhood Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: The Power to Protect 70 Ability Instant 90s Increases physical damage dealt by nearby party members by 5%. Also grants a 30% chance of opening a chakra when those under the effect of Brotherhood execute a weaponskill.

PvP actions

Melee DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP 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.
 Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 12 Ability Instant 60s Creates a barrier nullifying knockback and draw-in effects.
 Leg Sweep Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 16 Ability Instant 40s Stuns target.
 Diversion Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
20 Ability Instant 120s Reduces enmity generation.
 Invigorate Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
24 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores 400 TP.
 Bloodbath Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 32 Ability Instant 90s Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
 Goad Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 36 Ability Instant 180s Refreshes TP of a single party member.
 Feint Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 40 Ability Instant 120s Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
 Crutch Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 44 Ability Instant 90s Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.
 True North Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 48 Ability Instant 150s Nullifies all action direction requirements.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
 Enhanced Greased Lightning Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 20 Allows the stacking of a second Greased Lightning.
 Enhanced Strength Pugilist frame icon.png PGL
Lancer frame icon.png LNC
Samurai frame icon.png SAM
20 Increases strength by 8.
 Enhanced Greased Lightning II Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 40 Allows the stacking of a third Greased Lightning.
 Enhanced Strength II Pugilist frame icon.png PGL
Lancer frame icon.png LNC
Samurai frame icon.png SAM
40 Increases strength by 16.
 Enhanced Strength III Pugilist frame icon.png PGL
Lancer frame icon.png LNC
Samurai frame icon.png SAM
60 Increases strength by 24.
 Deep Meditation Monk frame icon.png MNK 62 Grants a 50% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.
 Tackle Mastery Monk frame icon.png MNK 66 Changes the effect of Shoulder Tackle depending on which Fists status is active.
Fists of Earth: Knockback added, range reduced
Fists of Wind: Immediate second Tackle, damage halved
Fists of Fire: Increased damage dealt

Job mechanics

Lightning & Chakra Gauge is Monk's Job Gauge.

Lightning & Chakra Gauge in PvE

Lightning gauge1.png

The Lightning Gauge indicates a monk's current amount of Greased Lightning as well as the time remaining before the effect fades. Greased Lightning is accumulated by executing certain weaponskills and improves attack speed and damage dealt.

As a monk or pugilist increases in level, the amount of Greased Lightning that can be stored at one time will increase to a maximum of 3 units.

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The Chakra Gauge indicates the number of chakra a monk currently has opened. Chakra are opened using the action Meditate, and opening 5 allows for the execution of the Forbidden Chakra and Purification (acquired at level 58).

Lightning & Chakra Gauge in PvP

The Lightning Gauge indicates a monk's current amount of Greased Lightning as well as the time remaining before the effect fades. Up to three units can be accumulated by executing certain weaponskills, improving attack speed and damage dealt.

The Chakra Gauge indicates the number of chakra a monk currently has opened. Chakra are opened using actions such as Somersault or combo actions, and opening 5 allows for the execution of the Forbidden Chakra.

Lightning gauge1.png Chakra gauge1.png

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