This is a build I am planning on using for my next TR (4th). The final build might very well change with addition of "soon" to be released battlepriest. Any critique and improvements and suggestions are most welcome. Focus is on melee but should also have fairly good blade barrier and decent evasion and defences. (BB dc sucks ofc but still max emp BBs do nice damage.)
Stats: (not going to count out all tomes and equipment)
STR 16 + levelups (was considering going purely dex based but would lose out on overwhelming crit, divine might etc. Ref save would be better though.)
CON 14 + 3 from stance
INT 10 (maxing heal, spellcraft and concentration) +2 tome at 7
WIS 8 (no DC casting)
CHA 16 (mainly because of divine might, but also helps with sp and energy burst dc)
Gearing focus on STR, CON, DEX, CHA in that order.
Level progression and feats:
1 Monk Power attack (bonus) / Cleave
2 Monk TWF (bonus)
3 FvS Empower spell
6 Monk Maximise
7 Monk Dodge
9 FvS Imp. TWF
12 FvS Imp.crit pierce
15 FvS Master of forms
18 FvS Great cleave
21 Overwhelming critical
24 Greater TWF
26 Perfect TWF
27 Blinding speed
28 Holy strike
Enhancements (subject to change, only listing the ones that I feel are most important)
Ninja spy 1st core lets me use shortswords as ki-weapons and remain centered and 3rd is shadow veil.
3 core enhancements give 30 Positive spell power and 15% heal amp
Deft strikes III
Iron Skin III
Fists of Iron
Divine Might III
Core 1,2,3,4 Archon and shield of condemnation are very nice
Scourge III (archon alone usually keeps this maxed which is good for BB and energy burst)
Articles of faith
Xendrik weapon training IV
Improved dodge III
Venom blades III
This build is built around wielding twin celestias. Light damage that bypasses DR and damage is increased by shield of condemnation, they also benefit from both FvS autogrant +2/+2 and drow +4/+4 enhancements. Work as spellcasting implements with articles of faith.
Should work fairly well in several different EDs.
With dance of flowers and master mountain stance, overwhelming critical Celestias become 4(1d10) and 4 x crit on 19-20. 5 x crit with spamming fists of iron.
Dance of flowers