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humbleroller
12-14-2013, 07:16 AM
So i understand that monks start out with a 1d6 and then progress on to 3d6 by level 20.

I have 2 past monk lives and I was wondering what the past life feat Disciple of the Fist really does.

...deal increased unarmed damage (one step higher than normal on the unarmed combat chart)

what does 1 step higher mean ?
how many times can I take this feat ?

-thanks.

also, is Improved Critical: Bludgeoning worth it? Does it make handwraps go from critting on 20, to 19-20 ?

Rusty_Can
12-14-2013, 07:40 AM
So i understand that monks start out with a 1d6 and then progress on to 3d6 by level 20.


3.5 [1d6] (http://ddowiki.com/page/Monk) actually.



I have 2 past monk lives and I was wondering what the past life feat Disciple of the Fist really does.


Disciple of the Fist feat (http://ddowiki.com/page/Past_Life:_Disciple_of_the_Fist) will add another 0.5 W; i.e. your unarmed attacks will deal 4[1d6] damage. It takes a feat slot and you can take it only once.

As for the passive past-life feat (http://ddowiki.com/page/Past_Life:_Monk), you will gain +1 to damage rolls; it can be stacked up to 3 times and it doesn't require a feat slot.



Does it make handwraps go from critting on 20, to 19-20 ?

Yes.



also, is Improved Critical: Bludgeoning worth it?

It depends. However, it's a requirement for a couple of epic feats, such as Overwhelming Critical (http://ddowiki.com/page/Overwhelming_Critical) and Vorpal Strikes (http://ddowiki.com/page/Vorpal_Strikes).

humbleroller
12-14-2013, 07:58 AM
so instead of 1d6 for the first few levels I would have 1.5d6 ?

i heard (but took it as general /advice channel rubbish), that it went up a die step, so 1d6 became 1d8 and lev 20 was 3.5d8.

Im not sure if its worth it now. I guess I will take it when I have all the other feats i need.

Qhualor
12-14-2013, 08:28 AM
so instead of 1d6 for the first few levels I would have 1.5d6 ?

i heard (but took it as general /advice channel rubbish), that it went up a die step, so 1d6 became 1d8 and lev 20 was 3.5d8.

Im not sure if its worth it now. I guess I will take it when I have all the other feats i need.

you can increase 1d6 to 1d8 if you level through Shintao and take the T5 Empty Hand Mastery.

Rusty_Can
12-14-2013, 08:30 AM
i heard (but took it as general /advice channel rubbish), that it went up a die step, so 1d6 became 1d8 and lev 20 was 3.5d8.


Before Weapon dice multipliers (http://ddowiki.com/page/Weapon_dice_multiplier), Unarmed Strike (http://ddowiki.com/page/Unarmed_Strike) worked in a different way (1d6 --> 1d8 and so on).

As of today, the only ways to improve that 1d6 are:
- Empty Hand Mastery (http://ddowiki.com/page/Shintao_enhancements) in the Shintao tree;
- Wild shapes (http://ddowiki.com/page/Wild_Shape), druid/monk builds, aka "drunks".

humbleroller
12-14-2013, 09:57 AM
thankyou and thankyou.

so it seems the advice i got was correct for before the updates but not so correct now.