Daily Punch 12-6-19 The Way of Anger monk monastic tradition for DnD 5e

I’ve been known to fly into a crazy rage and I’ve got a black belt. Let’s get some peanut butter into the chocolate!

The Way of Anger

Not all monks practice the art of silent meditation and delicate self-discipline. Some monks fuel their abilities on the anger that burns in their soul. These monks learn to harness that anger and release it at their enemies when the time arises.

The Way of Rage

Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you learn to harness your anger to move faster and hit harder. You enter a fugue state where only combat matters as a bonus action on your turn akin to a barbarian’s rage. You gain the following benefits

  • You have advantage on Dexterity checks and Dexterity saving throws.
  • When you use a bonus action to make an attack, you may make an additional unarmed attack. This stacks with bonus action attacks from ki point use.
  • Melee attacks against you are made at disadvantage.

If you are able to cast spells, you can’t cast them or concentrate on them while in this state.

Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven’t attacked a hostile creature since your last turn or taken damage since then. You can also end your rage on your turn as a bonus action.

You can do this a number of times per day equal to your level /3 + 1, minimum 2 per day. Once you have raged this number of times, you must finish a long rest before you can rage again.

Any effect, ability, or feat that would affect a barbarians rage also affect this ability as well.

All Out Attack

At 6th level, your training in focusing for combat bleeds into your ferocity during your rage. If you declare one target as the soul person you will attack this round at the start of your turn, you gain two ki points that you must spend this round in attacks against this target or in advancing on the target. If the target dies or is incapacitated during your round, you may not attack another target but may continue to attack the target’s body or remains.

Hatred

Beginning at 11th level, you now enter a state where you no longer experience the outside world during your rage state. During your rage, you gain resistance to psychic damage and have advantage on all Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma saving throws.

Only Violence

At 17th level, you gain the ability to literally let rage keep you alive. If you would be knocked out or killed while in a rage, you are allowed to stay conscious while making death saving throws. Increase the number of death saving throws you are allowed to make before dying by 3 while in a rage. Each round you automatically fail your death saving throw if you stay conscious in a rage. Critical hits on you increase the number of failed death saving throws you have failed by 2. While using this ability, you can not be healed or regain hit points. Each round you gain a number of ki points equal to your number of death saving throws you have currently failed. These addition ki point occur after abilities like perfect self have increased your ki pool. As a free action, you can voluntarily end your rage at the start of your turn and fall unconscious and stabilized at 2 death saving throws failed.

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Daily Punch 10-23-19 Minamoto’s Disciple Monk Monastic Tradition for DnD 5e

Back to killing demons and devils in DnD!

 

Minamoto’s Disciple

You follow a warrior of renown, know for protecting the innocent and leading his clan.  You have studied at the feet of masters of his clan and emerged as a top student.  You are now learning techniques and receiving gifts that only the most prestigious of demon and evil slayers are granted.

Liquor of the Gods

Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you are gifted a flask of the purest ale from heaven.  You can drink from the flask or throw a dose at a fiend within 30 feet by spending a ki point.  If you drink from the flask, you gain the effects of haste  for one turn.  If you throw a dose at a fiend, that creature must make a constitution saving throw.  On a failure, the fiend is stunned and loses it immunity to non-magic weapons and elemental damage till the end of your next turn.  It is a bonus action to throw a dose at a creature but a free action to drink from the flask yourself.

Armor of Heaven 

At 6th level, you gain the helm of your master.  From now on you gain immunity to critical hits unless the creature has advantage on the attack and scores two critical hits.

Kumo-Kiri

Beginning at 11th level, you are gifted Spider Slayer, a +2 fiend slaying katana.  This counts as a monk weapon and makes all your attacks, including unarmed ones, count as +2 fiend slaying attacks.  When you hit a fiend with any attack while wield the weapon, the fiend takes an extra 3d6 damage unless it succeeds a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or fall prone.

Quivering Palm

At 17th level, you gain the favor of heaven itself and are gifted champions from heaven.  As an action, you may spend up to four ki points.  For each ki point spent, you may cast guardian of faith summoning one guardian.  These guardians last as normal per the spell.

 

 

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Daily Punch 8-31-17 Martial Monk feat for DnD 5e

Let’s cross polinate the monk and the fighter in DnD 5e.

Martial Monk

You have trained in the ways of flow, but you have also trained in the ways of force. Gain the following:

  • Increase you Dexterity by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • Choose three maneuvers from the Battle Master Fighter list. You can use these by spending a ki point. The DC of any saves is equal to your KI save DC, and your superiority die is equal to your martial arts die value.

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