View Full Version : 1 monk? 13 rogue 6 fighter

10-30-2009, 08:57 PM
Im making a rogue/fighter. I see people suggesting 1 monk be added to such builds. What does 1 monk gain you and what enhancement or feat makes it so worth while?

10-31-2009, 04:40 PM
There are several things that are added - some depend upon enhancements. You get better saves and Wis bonus to AC from monk level 1. Also, you can take the Elemental Enhancement line for some nice dps early on. Finally, you can fight better with just your hands. So, if your weapon breaks, you still do some dps with "just" your fists.

11-01-2009, 02:05 AM
There is only one thing that makes splashing 1 level monk worthwhile. And that is getting your wisdom bonus added to unarmoured AC.

So if you have a character that is lawful and have a good wisdom bonus and high dexterity bonus then splashing 1 monk level makes a lot of sense.

But you need a character that is built for it from the beginning, and you need to grind some very specific gear for it to be worthwhile. If you dont get a chattering ring, an Icy raiment and greensteel weapon with +4 insight on it then you will only reach high 40's unbuffed AC and you might be better off without that monk level.

Splashing a monk level also has some negatives, especially that it is a 0 BAB level, so you loose out on your attack progression and will have to wait before you can take feats that rely on having a certain BAB.