5E Monk

Last 3 Edits

Oct 27th, 2020

  • Added Ascendant Dragon subclass of UA.

May 9th, 2020

May 1st, 2020

  • Added variant class features from Unearthed Arcana.




Armor: None
Weapon Groups: Monks gain proficiency in Simple weapons from their proficient groups, however, they gain proficiency with the Martial weapons of 2 of these groups (which should reflect their unique fighting style). Choose any 5 weapon groups. All chosen weapons are considered monk weapons unless they have any of these properties: heavy, special, two-handed, unbalancing.
Tools, Items, Vehicles, etc: Select any 1 that reflects your major study (typically artisan tools or musical instrument group)

Saving Throws: Strength, Dexterity
Skills: Choose 2 from Acrobatics, Athletics, Endurance, History, Insight, Performance, Religion, Stealth, Swim.


  1. Ki-Fueled Strike. 2nd level, enhances Ki feature. (Unearthed Arcana).
  2. Ki Features. 2nd level, enhances Ki feature. (Unearthed Arcana).

SUBCLASSES (Monastic Traditions)

  1. Arcane Fist. (EN5ider, Speaking with Fists, Josh Gentry).
  2. Ascendant Dragon (Unearthed Arcana, Wizards of the Coast).
  3. Astral Self.
  4. Chance For followers of the dwarven deity, Vergadain (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  5. Desert Wind. (Calimshan Adventurer's Guide, by M.T Black, DM's Guild).
  6. Drunken Master. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p33, Wizards of the Coast)
  7. Four Elements. (PHB p80).
  8. Infinite Worlds (EN5ider article Explorers of the Universe, by Anthony Jennings).
  9. Iron Mountain
  10. Kensai. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p34, Wizards of the Coast).
  11. Kraken (Heroes of Saltmarsh I, DMsGuild, Eventyr Games)
  12. Long Death. (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide p130, Wizards of the Coast).
  13. Mercy
  14. Open Hand. (PHB p79).
  15. Reckless Dance. (House - DMGuild).
  16. Sacred Fist
  17. Self For followers of the drow deity, Vhaeraun (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  18. Shadow. (PHB p80).
  19. Shield (From Odyssey of the Dragonlords Greek-styled setting).
  20. Shifting Flow. (En5sider The Art of Peace).
  21. Soul.
  22. Stalwart For followers of the halfling deity, Yondalla (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  23. Steel For followers of the gnomish deity, Flandal Steelskin (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  24. Sun Soul. (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide p131 & Xanathar's Guide to Everything p35, Wizards of the Coast).
  25. Timeless For followers of the elven deity, Labelas Enoreth (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  26. Tranquility. (Unearthed Arcana, Wizards of the Coast).
  27. Venom-Blooded
  28. Watchful Gate. (En5sider The Art of Peace).
  29. Winds
  30. Wrath

There are MANY more subclasses here on the 5E SRD website

There are MANY more subclasses on the DMsGuild. Feel free to try one of those too.

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