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multiclassed monks 
7th-Feb-2009 08:30 pm
MC Frontalot - Nerdcore Rising
I think I remember seeing some monk feats that allowed multi-classing with specific classes but I can't remember where. I also can't remember what the requirements were or if there were any other benefits. I can't find them in any of my books. I'll go look around online but when I'm using something that's not in a book I own I like to read it from a book as opposed to an online srd doc so I can make sure I'm applying it right instead of how some guy decided it ought to be on his website. My DM has just about every book there is but I need to know what book it's in so I can look it up. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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8th-Feb-2009 01:35 am (UTC)
Complete Adventure mostly, the "Ascetic" series:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/lists/feats&tablefilter=Ascetic
8th-Feb-2009 01:41 am (UTC)
incredibly fast reply, and just what i was looking for. tyvm.
8th-Feb-2009 04:36 am (UTC)
For the record, I think restricting monk's ability to multiclass is inane. its a thematic rule, not a balance rule. (if it were balance, you'd not be able to multiclass into monk from anything else, as well.) Most house rules that think about iut ignore that restriction.
8th-Feb-2009 06:29 am (UTC)
you can multiclass, just don't take monk first. or take monk to the point you want and then leave it forever. doesn't seem that bad.

of course i am opening a can of worms right now.
8th-Feb-2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
i'm not a fan of the rule myself and my DM would probably waive it for me. but the feat also appears to allow the character to stack the new class levels (rogue in my case) with monk levels for determining unarmed attack damage. so i take one level of monk, one level of rogue, take the feat and continue as a rogue, and the damage continues to go up. he won't get any other monk benefits unless i take more levels of monk. but it seems good to me. i'm not sure how i'll make the build, or even when i'll get a chance to use the idea.
8th-Feb-2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
There were monk orders in the FR books, as well, that allowed multiclassing into certain classes basied on their mandate.
9th-Feb-2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Every time I allow gestalt characters so that the two players I have can survive in the encounters designed for 4+ people, it is inevitable that their memory slips and they show up with feats like this.

No, I will not let your 16th level Monkrogue have the sneak attack ability of a 32nd level rogue.
9th-Feb-2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
The feat doesn't allow that. It allows a monk/rogue to stack rogue and monk levels for unarmed damage only. it also gives +2DC to stunning fist only when it's being done as a sneak attack. all other monk/rogue abilities are calculated using class level, not character level. so a monk(5)/rogue(5) would get 3d6 on sneak attack, not 5d6, and the damage on unarmed attack would be 1d10 not 1d8. he would have purity of body which monks get at 5th level but not wholeness of body which they get at 7th level.
16th-Feb-2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Gestalt breaks everything anyway. (And I'm surprised that gestalting would allow 2 PCs to survive CR 4 encounters. Their hit points don't go up all that much...)
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