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.
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.
- Blacksmith — Fist weapons.
- Leatherworker — Striking armor, and some fist weapons.
- Goldsmith — Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|Bootshine||PGL||1||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 210.|
|True Strike||PGL||4||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.|
|Snap Punch||PGL||6||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 250. 310 when executed from a target's flank.|
|Meditation||PGL||1||15||Ability||Instant||1s||Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once.|
|Steel Peak||PGL||15||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.|
|Twin Snakes||PGL||18||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 280.|
|Arm of the Destroyer||PGL||26||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby targets.|
|Demolish||PGL||1||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 70. 130 when executed from a target's rear.|
|Rockbreaker||MNK||1||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all nearby enemies.|
|Thunderclap||MNK||1||35||Ability||Instant||30s||Rush to a targeted enemy's or party member's location.|
|Howling Fist||MNK||1||40||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Mantra||PGL||42||Ability||Instant||90s||Increases HP recovery via healing actions by 10% for self and nearby party members.|
|Four-point Fury||MNK||1||45||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.|
|Dragon Kick||PGL||50||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 320.|
|Perfect Balance||MNK||1||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||MNK||1||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||MNK||1||54||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 340.|
|Masterful Blitz||MNK||1||60||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Strike the enemy with a technique fueled by the power of your Beast Chakra.|
|Elixir Field||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||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||MNK||60||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 450.|
|Tornado Kick||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||MNK||64||Ability||Instant||30s||Grants 3 stacks of Riddle of Earth, each stack reducing damage taken by 20%.|
|Riddle of Fire||MNK||68||Ability||Instant||60s||Increases damage dealt by 15%.|
|Brotherhood||MNK||1||70||Ability||Instant||120s||Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to self and all nearby party members.|
|Riddle of Wind||MNK||72||Ability||Instant||90s||Reduces auto-attack delay by 50%.|
|Enlightenment||MNK||74||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 170 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Anatman||MNK||78||Ability||Instant||60s||Extends the duration of Disciplined Fist and your present form to maximum and halts their expiration|
|Six-sided Star||MNK||80||Weaponskill||Instant||4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 550.|
|Shadow of the Destroyer||MNK||82||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.|
|Rising Phoenix||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||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.|
|Bootshine (PvP)||MNK||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 1000.|
|True Strike (PvP)||MNK||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack to target.|
|Snap Punch (PvP)||MNK||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack to target.|
|Four-point Fury (PvP)||MNK||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an atack with a potency of 600 to all nearby enemies.|
|Rockbreaker (PvP)||MNK||Weaponskill||Instant||2s||Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies.|
|Six-sided Star (PvP)||MNK||Weaponskill||Instant||4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 2400.|
|The Forbidden Chakra (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 2000.|
|Enlightenment (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 1200 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Tornado Kick (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||15s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 1800.|
|Shoulder Tackle (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||15s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 800.|
|Axe Kick (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 1000 to all nearby enemies.|
|Riddle of Fire (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||30s||Increases damage dealt by 10%.|
|Riddle of Earth (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||30s||Reduces damage taken by 10%.|
|Brotherhood (PvP)||MNK||Ability||Instant||60s||Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to all nearby party members.|
Common Actions (PvP)
|Smite (PvP)||Melee DPS||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 600.|
|Bolt (PvP)|| Tank
Physical Ranged DPS
Magical Ranged DPS
|30||Ability||Instant||30s||Movement speed is increased.|
|Medical Kit (PvP)|| Tank
Physical Ranged DPS
Magical Ranged DPS
|30||Ability||Instant||15s||Restores own HP.|
Additional Actions (PvP)
|Feint (PvP)||Melee DPS||Ability||Instant||45s||Increases damage you deal target by 20%.|
|Bloodbath (PvP)||Melee DPS||Ability||Instant||30s||Converts 100% of physical damage dealt into HP.|
|Arm's Length (PvP)||Melee DPS||Ability||Instant||45s||Reduces damage taken by 10%.|
|Fetter Ward (PvP)||Melee DPS||Ability||Instant||60s||Grants immunity to Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Silence, and knockback and draw-in effects.|
|Backstep (PvP)||Melee DPS||Ability||Instant||15s||Jump 10 yalms back from current position.|
Adrenaline Rush (PvP)
|Raw Destruction (PvP)||Melee DPS||Ability||2s||Instant||Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000.|
Melee DPS actions
|Second Wind|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|8||Ability||Instant||120s||Instantly restores own HP.|
|Leg Sweep||Melee DPS||10||Ability||Instant||40s||Stuns target.|
|Bloodbath||Melee DPS||12||Ability||Instant||90s||Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.|
|Feint||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
Physical Ranged DPS
|32||Ability||Instant||120s||Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.|
|True North||Melee DPS||50||Ability||Instant||45s||Nullifies all action direction requirements.|
|Greased Lightning||PGL||1||Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 5%.|
|Enhanced Greased Lightning||PGL||20||Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 10%.|
|Deep Meditation||MNK||38||Grants an 80% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.|
|Enhanced Greased Lightning II||MNK||40||Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%.|
|Steel Peak Mastery||MNK||1||54||Upgrades Steel Peak to The Forbidden Chakra.|
|Enhanced Perfect Balance||MNK||1||60||When under the effect of Perfect Balance, grants Beast Chakra in accordance with the form normally required to execute weaponskills.|
|Deep Meditation II||MNK||74||Guarantees that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.|
|Howling Fist Mastery||MNK||74||Upgrades Howling Fist to Enlightenment.|
|Enhanced Greased Lightning III||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||MNK||82||Upgrades Arm of the Destroyer to Shadow of the Destroyer.|
|Enhanced Thunderclap||MNK||84||Allows a third charge of Thunderclap.|
|Melee Mastery||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||MNK||86||Upgrades Flint Strike to Rising Phoenix.|
|Enhanced Brotherhood||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||MNK||90||Upgrades Tornado Kick to Phantom Rush|
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.
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.
The above actions change your form to coeurl form.
Twin Snakes also increases damage dealt. Four-point Fury also increases damage dealt.
The above actions change your form to opo-opo form.
Demolish also applies a damage over time effect to target.
Chakra Gauge in PvE
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).
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.
Chakra Gauge in PvP
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