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||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.|
|True Strike||PGL||4||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 270. 300 when executed from a target's rear.|
|Snap Punch||PGL||6||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 270. 300 when executed from a target's flank.|
|Fists of Earth||PGL||1||15||Ability||Instant||3s||Reduces damage taken by 10%.|
|Twin Snakes||PGL||18||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 230. 260 when executed from a target's flank.|
|Arm of the Destroyer||PGL||26||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby targets.|
|Demolish||PGL||1||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 80. 110 when executed from a target's rear.|
|Rockbreaker||MNK||1||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.|
|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.|
|Fists of Fire||MNK||1||40||Ability||Instant||3s||Increases damage dealt by 10%.|
|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||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all nearby enemies.|
|Perfect Balance||PGL||50||Ability||Instant||90s||Grants 6 stacks of Perfect Balance, each stack allowing the execution of a weaponskill that requires a certain form, without being in that form.|
|Dragon Kick||MNK||1||50||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 230. 260 when executed from a target's flank.|
|Form Shift||MNK||1||52||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Grants Formless Fist to self, allowing the execution of a weaponskill that requires a certain form, without being in that form.|
|Meditation||MNK||1||54||Ability||Instant||1s||Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once.|
|The Forbidden Chakra||MNK||54||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 340.|
|Elixir Field||MNK||1||56||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies.|
|Tornado Kick||MNK||1||60||Ability||Instant||45s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 400.|
|Riddle of Earth||MNK||64||Ability||Instant||30s||Grants 3 stacks of Riddle of Earth, each stack reducing damage taken by 10% and nullifying all action direction requirements.|
|Riddle of Fire||MNK||68||Ability||Instant||90s||Increases damage dealt by 25%.|
|Brotherhood||MNK||1||70||Ability||Instant||90s||Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to all nearby party members.|
|Enlightenment||MNK||74||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Anatman||MNK||78||Ability||Instant||60s||Extends the duration of Twin Snakes and your present form to maximum and halts their expiration.|
|Six-sided Star||MNK||80||Weaponskill||Instant||5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 540.|
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 strength and dexterity by 10%.|
|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%.|
|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%.|
|Deep Meditation||MNK||62||Grants an 80% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.|
|Enhanced Tackle||MNK||66||Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Shoulder Tackle.|
|Enhanced Fists of Fire||MNK||72||Improves Fists of Fire's damage increase to 10%.|
|Deep Meditation II||MNK||74||Guarantees that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.|
|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%.|
No longer effective as of Patch 5.4 on 12/10/2020
These mechanics have been replaced by automatically learned Traits. The gauges will no longer show for Pugilists/Monks.
Greased Lightning is now passive and always on.
Lightning Gauge in PvE
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.
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.
Chakra Gauge in PvE
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).
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.
Chakra Gauge in PvP
- FinalFantasyXIV.com Monk on the official website.