Classes :: Monk

Monks are extremely deadly fighters specializing in unarmed combat. As The
Forest's Edge is not set in an Asian-type setting monks are not necessarily
analogous to 'traditional' monks, but instead represent experts at individual,
unarmed combat. Included in their plethora of physical abilities are the
skills of
tiger paw, dragon strike, and critical hit, which multiply the
damage done on a strike. Higher level monks attain the abilities of
death
strike
, and demon slash. Unable to use metal armors, monks rely upon leather
and natural armors and defensive skills such as
dodge, parry, and shadow dance
to provide them with protection.
While very weak at lower levels, monks are
indispensible to any group seeking to battle any powerful foe, because their
ability to inflict massive damage is required for victorious combat.

Monk weaponry ('unarmed' weapons) comes in two basic types: sets and one-
handed. Sets are simply a pair of one-handed weapons, and offhand attacks
count toward a monk's total attacks when using a two-handed 'unarmed' weapon.
Most one-handed weapons can be held in either hand. For a monk to get full
attacks, the monk cannot be holding items other than weapons in his or her
hands. It is worth mentioning that while holding nothing at all, monks are
still able to take advantage of their training and use their combat skills
quite effectively.

For a listing of the skills available to Monks, please see the help
file on
Abilities.

Skill/SpellLevelPracsPrerequistes
bandage12
cartography12
climb12
cooking13
dagger12
dodge12
dwarvish12
elvish12
entish13
fishing13
gnomish12
goblish12
humanic12
kick12unarmed[3]
leatherworking13
metallurgy13
ogrish12
orcish12
punch12unarmed[3]
ryoushi15
searching16
slisp13
staff12
swimming12
thennish12
trollish12
unarmed12
vyanian12
whip14
woodworking13
meditate54
tiger paw54punch[7]kick[7]
bash73punch[5]
parry105dodge[7]
second attack105punch[7]kick[7]
appraise134
riding134
critical hit156punch[7]kick[7]
locust kick206tiger paw[7]
rescue207parry[7]
shadow dance237meditate[7]parry[7]
third attack257second attack[10]parry[7]
trance256meditate[7]
bear grasp277locust kick[7]
disarm306parry[7]
mantra306trance[5]
blind fighting337trance[7]
focus378blind fighting[7]
off-hand attack408third attack[10]
stun408critical hit[10]bear grasp[10]
spin kick4510locust kick[7]tiger paw[10]
guard4710rescue[7]disarm[7]
eagle claw5012stun[7]
fourth attack5512third attack[10]guard[7]
transfer energy6010mantra[5]trance[10]
dragon strike6515eagle claw[10]spin kick[7]
off-hand parry6510parry[10]off-hand attack[7]
demon slash7020dragon strike[7]
second off-hand attack7515off-hand attack[7]
death strike8025demon slash[10]stun[10]