View Full Version : Wisdom bonus and non monk weapons

07-19-2008, 04:05 PM
ok so i'm making a monk/ranger ranged build, i'm just curious if it is a bug that i retain my Wisdom to armor class when wielding a bow?

would like to know before i go to far with this guy

07-19-2008, 04:13 PM
No, eladrin confirmed that monk AC bonus can be kept with non-monk weapons, as long as you are also unarmoured (robe/outfit/naked/docent only), dont carry a shield (why wouldnt you be 2weapon fighting anyway hehe), and the often missed unencumbered.

That last one can get people because it isnt hard to find 3 sets of halfplate in a quest, and be at medium encumbrance (plummeting your AC due to no monk wisdom AC, and max 3 dex AC).

What you lose from non-monk weapons is:
-you cannot generate Ki, and you get a -4/round ki generation
-you cannot be in a monk stance, nor use monk stance attacks
-you cannot use most monk special attacks
-you lose the centered AC bonus (the one you get every 5 levels).

And you probably lose alot more things that a 1level monk splash doesnt care about hehe.

07-19-2008, 04:16 PM
awsome thanks! this guy is gonna be fun then!