5E Monk

Last 3 Edits

May 9th, 2020

May 1st, 2020

  • Added variant class features from Unearthed Arcana.

Feb 6th, 2020

  • Added Way of the Kraken.




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

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

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