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Ebon MonkEdit

Becoming an Ebon MonkEdit

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Any Lawful
Feats: Dodge
Special: Must have at least 5 levels in Monk and gain the approval of a Grandmaster

Table: Disciple of the Order
Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
1st +0 +2 +2 +2 Ki, As the Wind, Monk Abilities
2nd +1 +3 +3 +3 Mobility
3rd +2 +3 +3 +3 Hands of Crosis
4th +3 +4 +4 +4 Electricity Resistance 10, Spring Attack
5th +3 +4 +4 +4 Lightning Step(5 ft)
6th +4 +5 +5 +5
7th +5 +5 +5 +5 As the Lightning, Electricity Immunity
8th +6 +6 +6 +6 Lightning Step(10 ft)
9th +6 +6 +6 +6 Ki Blast
10th +7 +7 +7 +7 As the Eye
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Bluff (Cha), Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Profession (Wis), Tumble (Dex) and Swim (Str).

Class FeaturesEdit

All the following are class features of the Ebon Monk

Ki: The Ebon Monk gains access to great spiritual energy inside himself known as Ki. Ki is used to power his various abilities if the Monk has no Ki left then he gets a -2 to all saving throws. His Ki pool is equal to twice his class level plus his wisdom modifier, in order to regain Ki the Monk must rest his body and soul in meditation. This grants him a Ki regeneration of two Ki per hour. All uses of Ki cost a swift action unless specified otherwise.

As the Wind (Ex): Through extreme training and knowledge of his body the Ebon Monk can force himself to achieve unnatural speed. At the cost of one Ki the Monk gains an effect identical to the Haste spell. This ability cannot be dispelled and lasts for one round per class level.

Monk Abilities: The Ebon Monk continues to improve his physical capabilities and so calculates his Unarmed Damage, AC bonus, and Speed Bonus as if he were advancing in the Monk class.

Mobility: At 2nd level the Ebon Monk gains the Mobility feat.

Hands of Crosis (Su): At 3rd level the Ebon Monk begins to be able to channel the power of his holy lord. By spending one Ki he adds 1d6 points of lightning damage to any unarmed attack he makes. At 6th level the damage is increased to 1d8 lightning and holy. This ability lasts for one round per class level.

Electricity Resistance: At 4th level due to his constant contact with electricity the Ebon Monk begins to gain resistance to its effects.

Spring Attack: At 4th level the Ebon Monk gains the Spring Attack feat.

Lightning Step (Su): At 5th level the Ebon Monk is able to increase his speed by such a large amount he appears to teleport a short distance. By spending one Ki for every 5 feet he wishes to move the Ebon Monk is able to rapidly close in on his foes. This ability does not allow an Ebon Monk to move through spaces he would not ordinarily be able to go through.

As the Lightning (Su): At 7th level the Ebon Monk is able to completely surpass natural capabilities for speed. By spending two Ki the Ebon Monk gains an effect identical to haste except he gains an additional +1 to attack rolls, AC, and Reflex saves, as well as another additional attack. This ability lasts for one round per class level and does not replace the 'as the wind' extraordinary ability.

Electricity Immunity: At 7th level the Ebon Monks familiarity with lightning is at its peak and he is now immune to its effects.

Lightning Step (Su): At 8th level the Ebon Monk is able to travel 10 feet per Ki used.

Ki Blast (Su): At 9th level the Ebon Monk is able to will his Ki to channel the wrath of his holy patron. It takes the form of a lightning bolt that deals 1d4 points of holy electricity damage per class level in a 60 foot line 5 feet wide(DC 15+wisdom modifier for half). At the cost of an additional Ki the damage die may be upgraded to 1d6. This ability costs a Ki and a standard action to use and is considered a 3rd level spell.

As the Eye (Su): At 10th level the Ebon Monk has finished his training and is a living embodiment of the Ebon Storm. By virtue of his massive will and spiritual power he may accelerate his body to such a speed while he uses his 'As the lightning' ability that time itself seems to be frozen. By expending five Ki the Ebon Monk may take another set of actions after his current turn. This ability puts severe strain on the body and when his 'As the Lighting' ability fades the Monk immediately takes two points of damage to all of his physical attributes and is fatigued. If the Monk uses this ability twice in a row he takes six points of ability damage and is exhausted. If the Monk uses this ability three times in a row he takes 14 points of ability damage, is exhausted, and must make a DC 30 fortitude save or die. Any additional uses increase the ability damage by another 10 and the death DC by 5. This ability damage cannot be healed by magic and recovers at the rate of one point per day.

Campaign InformationEdit

Playing an Ebon MonkEdit







Monks of the Lightning Path in the WorldEdit

All shall come into balance once we finish our noble crusade
—Lord Torvin, High Templar of the Lightning Temple

NPC Reactions:

Disciple of the Order LoreEdit

Characters with ranks in Knowledge (religion) can research the Disciple of the Order to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (Religion)
DC Result
11 The Lightning Path is a type of martial arts created by Emperor Crosis.
16 Lightning Monks serve as the elite in the Phyrexian capital of Braxis.
21 The Lightning Path is actually a lifelong series of tests designed to see if one is worthy of serving the Emperor, most who fail die.

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