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 — Leather armor, and some fist weapons.
- Goldsmith — Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|Bootshine||PGL||1||Weaponskill||50||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.|
|True Strike||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||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||PGL||10||Ability||Instant||60s||Increases critical hit rate by 30%.|
|Fists of Earth||PGL||1||15||Ability||Instant||3s||Reduces damage taken by 10%.|
|Twin Snakes||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||PGL||26||Weaponskill||130||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all nearby targets.|
|Demolish||PGL||1||30||Weaponskill||40||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 30. 70 when executed from a target's rear.|
|Rockbreaker||MNK||1||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||PGL||34||Ability||Instant||3s||Increases movement speed.|
|Shoulder Tackle||MNK||1||35||Ability||Instant||30s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Steel Peak||PGL||38||Ability||Instant||40s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.|
|Fists of Fire||MNK||1||40||Ability||Instant||3s||Increases damage dealt by 5%.|
|Mantra||PGL||42||Ability||Instant||90s||Increases HP recovery via healing magic by 20% for self and nearby party members.|
|One Ilm Punch||MNK||1||45||Weaponskill||120||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.|
|Howling Fist||PGL||46||Ability||Instant||60s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 210 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Perfect Balance||PGL||50||Ability||Instant||60s||Allows execution of weaponskills which require a certain form, without being in that form.|
|Dragon Kick||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||MNK||1||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||MNK||1||54||Ability||Instant||1.2s||Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once.|
|The Forbidden Chakra||MNK||54||Ability||Instant||5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.|
|Elixir Field||MNK||1||56||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all nearby enemies.|
|Purification||MNK||1||58||Ability||Instant||120s||Restores 300 TP.|
|Tornado Kick||MNK||1||60||Ability||Instant||10s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 330.|
|Riddle of Earth||MNK||64||Ability||Instant||60s||Grants Fists of Earth. Also grants Earth's Reply if damage is taken while active.|
|Earth Tackle||MNK||66||Ability||Instant||30s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Wind Tackle||MNK||66||Ability||Instant||30s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 65.|
|Fire Tackle||MNK||66||Ability||Instant||30s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 130.|
|Riddle of Wind||MNK||66||Ability||Instant||Instant||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 65.|
|Riddle of Fire||MNK||68||Ability||Instant||90s||Increases damage dealt by 30% while increasing weaponskill recast time by 15%. Also grants Fists of Fire.|
|Brotherhood||MNK||1||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.|
Melee DPS actions
|Second Wind|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|8||Ability||Instant||120s||Instantly restores own HP.|
|Arm's Length||Melee DPS||12||Ability||Instant||60s||Creates a barrier nullifying knockback and draw-in effects.|
|Leg Sweep||Melee DPS||16||Ability||Instant||40s||Stuns target.|
|Diversion|| Magic Ranged DPS
|20||Ability||Instant||120s||Reduces enmity generation.|
|Invigorate|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|24||Ability||Instant||120s||Instantly restores 400 TP.|
|Bloodbath||Melee DPS||32||Ability||Instant||90s||Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.|
|Goad||Melee DPS||36||Ability||Instant||180s||Refreshes TP of a single party member.|
|Feint||Melee DPS||40||Ability||Instant||120s||Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.|
|Crutch||Melee DPS||44||Ability||Instant||90s||Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.|
|True North||Melee DPS||48||Ability||Instant||150s||Nullifies all action direction requirements.|
|Enhanced Greased Lightning||PGL||20||Allows the stacking of a second Greased Lightning.|
|Enhanced Strength|| PGL
|20||Increases strength by 8.|
|Enhanced Greased Lightning II||PGL||40||Allows the stacking of a third Greased Lightning.|
|Enhanced Strength II|| PGL
|40||Increases strength by 16.|
|Enhanced Strength III|| PGL
|60||Increases strength by 24.|
|Deep Meditation||MNK||62||Grants a 50% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.|
|Tackle Mastery||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
Lightning & Chakra Gauge in PvE
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.
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.
- FinalFantasyXIV.com Monk on the official website.