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 Job quest 30 Gagaruna  Rockbreaker
Insulted Intelligence Job quest 35 Erik  Shoulder Tackle
A Slave to the Aether Job quest 40 Erik  Fists of Fire
The Pursuit of Power Job quest 45 Erik  Four-point Fury
Good Vibrations Job quest 45 Erik
Five Easy Pieces Job quest 50 Erik  Dragon Kick
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  Meditation
Fight the Battle to Win Job quest 56 Widargelt  Elixir Field
Stop the Senseless Killing Job quest 58 Widargelt
Appetite for Destruction Job quest 60 Widargelt  Tornado Kick
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
A Monk's Legacy Crystalline mean quest 80 Erik

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Bootshine Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
 True Strike Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 220. 240 when executed from a target's rear.
 Snap Punch Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 210. 230 when executed from a target's flank.
 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 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150. 170 when executed from a target's flank.
 Arm of the Destroyer Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 80 to all nearby targets.
 Demolish Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 1Quest: Return of the Holyfist 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 70. 90 when executed from a target's rear.
 Rockbreaker Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Brother from Another Mother 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
 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.
 Fists of Fire Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: A Slave to the Aether 40 Ability Instant 3s Increases damage dealt by 10%.
 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 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
 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 120s Allows execution of weaponskills which require a certain form, without being in that form.
 Dragon Kick Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Five Easy Pieces 50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 180. 200 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 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 370.
 Elixir Field Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Fight the Battle to Win 56 Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.
 Tornado Kick Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: Appetite for Destruction 60 Ability Instant 10s Delivers an attack with a potency of 430.
 Riddle of Earth Monk frame icon.png MNK 64 Ability Instant 60s Grants Earth's Reply if damage is taken while active.
 Riddle of Fire Monk frame icon.png MNK 68 Ability Instant 90s Increases damage dealt by 25%.
 Brotherhood Monk frame icon.png MNK 1Quest: The Power to Protect 70 Ability Instant 90s Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to all nearby party members.
 Enlightenment Monk frame icon.png MNK 74 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
 Anatman Monk frame icon.png MNK 78 Ability Instant 60s Halt the expiration of Greased Lightning and your present form.
 Six-sided Star Monk frame icon.png MNK 80 Weaponskill Instant 5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 400.

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.
 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 strength and dexterity by 10%.
 Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Tank role.png Tank
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
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
 Enhanced Greased Lightning Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 20 Allows the stacking of a second Greased Lightning.
 Enhanced Greased Lightning II Pugilist frame icon.png PGL 40 Allows the stacking of a third Greased Lightning.
 Deep Meditation Monk frame icon.png MNK 62 Grants a 50% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.
 Enhanced Tackle Monk frame icon.png MNK 66 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Shoulder Tackle.
 Enhanced Fists of Fire Monk frame icon.png MNK 72 Improves Fists of Fire's damage increase to 10%.
 Deep Meditation II Monk frame icon.png MNK 74 Grants a 70% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.
 Riddle of Wind Monk frame icon.png MNK 76 Allows the stacking of a fourth Greased Lightning while under the effect of Fists of Wind.

Job mechanics

Lightning & Chakra Gauge is Monk's Job Gauge.

Lightning Gauge in PvE

Executing certain weaponskills will grant stacks of Greased Lightning. The remaining time of this effect is displayed in the Lightning Gauge.

The effect can be stacked up to three times after learning the trait Enhanced Greased Lightning (acquired at level 40), four times after learning the trait Riddle of Wind at level 76. However, a fourth stack can only be gained while under the effect of Fists of Wind.

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Upon learning the action Anatman, you can temporarily halt the Greased Lightning timer and maintain your present form. While the timer is halted, you will accumulate stacks of Greased Lightning and its remaining duration will be increased to maximum.

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Simple Mode

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Chakra Gauge in PvE

Upon learning the action Meditation, the Chakra Gauge will be displayed.

Using actions such as Meditation and Brotherhood (acquired at level 70) open your chakra. After opening your fifth chakra, you can execute the Forbidden Chakra (acquired at level 54) and Enlightenment (acquired at level 74).

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Simple Mode

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Lightning 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. Greased Lightning is accumulated by executing certain weaponskills, improving attack speed and damage dealt. Up to three stacks can be stored at one time, with a fourth stack being granted upon executing Fists of Wind.

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Simple Mode

Lightning gauge pvp simple mode1.png Fists of Fire

Lightning gauge pvp simple mode2.png Fists of Earth

Lightning gauge pvp simple mode3.png Fists of Wind

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

Chakra gauge pvp simple mode1.png

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