- “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.”
- —Game Description
Monk is a job that specializes in hand-to-hand combat. Monk evolves from the class pugilist. It is a melee damage dealing class specializing in sustained single-target dps. Monks have all the abilities and traits of Pugilists. They can also use all the cross-class abilities of lancer and marauder. The most important stat for the monk is strength, which increases attack power. The level of your monk is equivalent to that of your Pugilist.
|Gagaruna||Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x9,y10)||Job Start for ARR|
|Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10,y13)||Job Trainer for 30-50|
|Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x10,y13)||Job Start for Heavensward|
|Widargelt||Mor Dhona (x21,y7)||Job Trainer for 52-60|
|Action||Icon||Level||TP Cost||Cast Time||Cooldown||Range||Radius||Description|
|Rockbreaker||30||120||Instant||2.5s||5y||5y|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a cone before you. |
Can only be used when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo for 10s.
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning for 14s.
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10% and attack speed by 5%.
|Shoulder Tackle||35||0||Instant||30s||20y||0y|| Rushes to target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100. |
Additional Effect: Stun for 2s.
Cannot be executed while bound.
|Fists of Fire||40||0||Instant||3s||0y||0y|| Increases damage dealt by 5%. |
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Wind and shares cooldown with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.
|One Ilm Punch||45||120||Instant||2.5s||3y||0y|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. |
Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Removes one beneficial status from target.
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl for 10s.
|Dragon Kick||50||60||Instant||2.5s||3y||0y|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. |
150 when delivered from a target's flank.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Reduces target's blunt resistance and Intelligence by 10% for 15s.
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor for 10s.
|Form Shift||52||0||Instant||2.5s||0y||0y||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||54||0||Instant||1.2s||0y||0y||Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once. Shares a recast timer with all other weaponskills.|
|Forbidden Chakra||54||0||Instant||5s||3y||0y||Delivers an attack with a potency of 320. Can only be used when under the effect of Fifth Chakra. Consumes all Chakra upon activation.|
|Elixir Field||56||0||Instant||30s||0y||5y||Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all nearby enemies.|
|Purification||58||0||Instant||120s||0y||0y||Restores 300 TP. Can only be used when under the effect of Fifth Chakra. Consumes all Chakra upon activation.|
|Tornado Kick||60||0||Instant||40s||0y||0y||Delivers an attack with a potency of 330. Can only be used when under the effect of Greased Lightning III. All stacks of Greased Lightning are consumed upon execution.|
Cross Class Actions
|Keen Flurry||6||Skull Sunder||4|
|Blood for Blood||34||Bloodbath||8|
|Arbor Call||3||Lay of the Land||3|
|Arbor Call II||6||Lay of the Land II||6|
|Truth of Forests||46||Truth of Mountains||46|
|Action||Icon||Description||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3|
|Axe Kick|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 160 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Pacification for 4s
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning III for 12s (24s in PvP)
|Enhanced Axe Kick: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.||Enhanced Axe Kick II: Increases potency to 190.||Enhanced Axe Kick III: Increases duration to 6 seconds.|
|Somersault|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
Additional Effect: Decreases spell speed of target by 30% for 10s
|Enhanced Somersault: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds.||Enhanced Somersault II: Extends duration to 15 seconds.||Enhanced Somersault III: Increases spell speed reduction to 50%.|
|Fetter Ward||Grants immunity to stun, sleep, bind, heavy, and disease for 9 seconds.||Enhanced Fetter Ward: Shortens recast time to 120 seconds.||Enhanced Fetter Ward II: Extends duration to 12 seconds.|
|Enliven||Instantly restores 50% TP.||Enhanced Enliven: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds.||Enhanced Enliven II: Increases TP recovery to 75%.|
|Purify||Removes all detrimental effects. Can be used regardless of status affliction.||Enhanced Purify: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.|
|Brother from Another Mother||30||Gagaruna||Ul'dah - Steps of Nald||(x9,y10)||7410||,|
|Insulted Intelligence||35||Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal||(x10,y13)||9020|
|A Slave to the Aether||40||Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal||(x10,y13)||11270|
|The Pursuit of Power||45||Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal||(x10,y13)||12420|
|Good Vibrations||45||Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal||(x10,y13)||12420||, , ,|
|Five Easy Pieces||50||Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal||(x10,y13)||0||,|
|A Relic Reborn (Sphairai)||50||Gerolt||North Shroud||(x30,y20)||0|
|The Legend Continues||50||Erik||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal||(x10,y13)||24000|
|Let's Talk about Sects||52||Widargelt||Mor Dhona||(x21,y7)||26400|
|Against the Shadow||54||Widargelt||Mor Dhona||(x21,y7)||31200|
|Fight the Battle to Win||56||Widargelt||Mor Dhona||(x21,y7)||36000|
|Stop the Senseless Killing||58||Widargelt||Mor Dhona||(x21,y7)||40800|
|Appetite for Destruction||60||Widargelt||Mor Dhona||(x21,y7)||0|
A Monk's damage output depends on her ability to keep all her DoTs up on the target and herself, positioning herself appropriately at all times, and making the most of every application of Dragon Kick and Twin Snakes without re-applying them early or allowing them to fall off.
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Use when you are in the appropriate form for Dragon Kick, Twin Snakes, or Demolish; the timer for it is at 4-6 seconds remaining; and when Touch of Death doesn't need to be reapplied. This ensures that the re-application of those three skills will be "staggered" so that you benefit from their full duration without missing ticks/GCDs, as Fracture is higher potency than any other non-DoT weaponskill. Do not upkeep Fracture, as this will lead to dropping your buffs/DoTs and running dry on TP quickly.
Explanation: This opener involves using Perfect Balance to set up all your DoTs right away at their full potency. By Form Shifting into raptor form and using Demolish first, you will perform your opener while a weak Demolish ticks away, reach Greased Lightning III quickly and will have Dragon Kick, Blood for Blood, Internal Release, and Twin Snakes applied to you for every oGCD attack as well as Touch of Death. Your first re-application of Demolish should coincide perfectly with the expiration of the weak Demolish applied at the beginning of the opener as well as still being applied during the duration of Blood for Blood, Internal Release, and your potion in order to squeeze out as much damage as possible.
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