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A pugilist is an expert in hand-to-hand combat. Through rigorous training, he forges devastating weapons of his limbs. Having said that, fists and feet don't deal near as much damage as a blade. But what does that matter when you can land several blows for each swing of the sword? Aye, what a pugilist lacks in destructive force, he makes up for in speed and cunning. Rather than trying to deal great damage with a single blow, he pummels his foe with lightning-fast combinations. If you become as good as yours truly, your combinations will be so swift and seamless, folk won't be able to tell when one technique ends and another begins! Hah hah hah!

The Monk is a job in Final Fantasy XIV, introduced as the Discipline of War Pugilist (格闘士, Kakutōshi?, lit. Grappler) in the original release. Players start as a Pugilist, and then may upgrade to Monk using the Soul Crystal obtained from the quest Brother from Another Mother after Pugilist reaches level 30. Over the course of the Monk storyline, the adventurer does not actually seem to be taught anything by the job-instructor, Widargelt Beake, and is largely separated from him between levels 30 and 50. It is implied that their skills as a Monk are a continuation of their training as a Pugilist, combined with the opening of chakra through combat in aether-suffused areas, rather than being completely new abilities conferred by their soul crystal as with most other jobs.

Profile[]

Pugilist[]

Pugilist Class Artwork ARR.jpg

The path of the pugilist is one of incessant training aimed at mastering the traditional techniques of hand-to-hand combat. Though pugilists command formidable power when unarmed, they are wont to use metal, leather, and bone weaponry to maximize their destructive potential.

Their preference for fighting at close quarters makes negotiating distances an absolute necessity. Many among them accomplish this by avoiding burdensome armor, allowing for maximum mobility while they move in for the kill.

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Pugilists attack with hora and knuckle-dusters, and are close-quarters melee attackers. Their positioning plays a pivotal role in battle, with some of their weaponskills increasing their power or guaranteeing a critical hit when delivered at the side or back of their target.

Pugilists do not follow the same combo system as the other Disciplines of War, and instead can perform attacks based on what battle form they are currently in. Most weaponskills require the Pugilist to be in a particular battle form (each of considered a self-buff granted by an appropriate weaponskill), and executing them will allow them to change into another form. Whenever a Pugilist cycles through the raptor, coeurl and opo-opo forms, they gain the status Greased Lightning, which improves their attack power and skill-speed. While they still have deined chains of weaponskills, they have some freedom in how they begin such chains, and if they miss an attack they do not have to completely restart the skillchain. Later levels allow the player character to stack the Greased Lightning status, making the Pugilist even more powerful.

Monk[]

Though now under Garlean rule, the city-state of Ala Mhigo once boasted the greatest military might of all Eorzea. Among its standing armies were the monks—ascetic warriors as dreaded by foes on the field of battle as the city-state's great pikemen.

The monks comprised an order known as the Fist of Rhalgr, and it was to this god—the Destroyer—that they devoted their lives of worship. By mastering seats of power within the body known as chakra, they are capable of performing extraordinary physical feats.

Lodestone

Retaining the Pugilist's mechanics, Monks differ in their aesthetic and in the quest characters. Monks place more emphasis on the "chakra" and elements of meditation than the typical close-quarters combat arts. Monks wear a specific uniform, which is often colorful.

Story[]

Pugilist[]

The Pugilist Guild's guild receptionist Gagaruna directs the adventurer towards Hamon who is initially delighted to train them, and has them train alongside his other pupil, Chuchuto Brightstar. Later, Hamon and the two encounter Hamon's former apprentice Rurukuta Tornstar, who humiliates Hamon by proving him a shadow of his former glory, and discourages him from continuing to fight. Chuchuto encourages the adventurer to face Hamon in combat to help Hamon regain his strength, and after a few rounds, Hamon regains confidence. The group defeats Hamon's old adversary and crime syndicate kingpin, Weggfarr Wideaxe, and Hamon congratulates the adventurer on their progress.

Monk[]

After speaking to Gagaruna again, the adventurer is directed to Erik, found in the Goldsmith's Guild. A researcher of the "chakra", Erik tasks the adventurer with helping Widargelt, who sees their potential as a Monk, research in aether-heavy battle-ravaged areas. Widargelt is not interested in helping Erik, and is only interested in opening his own chakra in those areas, encouraging the adventurer to do the same. After the adventurer obtains their relic gear, Widargelt asks them to help him restore Ala Mhigo. When he learns the adventurer's seventh chakra had been opened and he was denied of his, he attempts to defeat them; after failing, he grants the adventurer their final relic gear piece, and declares he has learned to fight not for vengeance, but for life.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

Speaking with Erik, the adventurer learns that Widargelt intends to rebuild the Fist of Rhalgr with a new generation of monks. He introduces the adventurer to two of his new pupils, D'zentsa and O'tchakha, a pair of Miqo'te orphans who turned up to learn from him out of the blue. A group of unidentified monks attacks Widargelt who unlocks a new chakra not previously known about during the fight.

After several encounters with this rival sect, Widargelt and the adventurer learn the monks belong to the 'Sect of Shadow'—an opposing sect of the old Fist of Rhalgr to Widargelt's 'Sect of Light', and that there are 14 chakra, with 7 of shadow as well as the 7 of light the adventurer has already unlocked. Erik expands on the history of the Fist of Rhalgr, explaining that the Sect of Shadow betrayed the Sect of Light after the latter allied with the Ala Mhigan royal family. The Sect of Shadow survived the destruction of the Fist of Rhalgr's temple, and had believed the Sect of Light to be destroyed.

D'zentsa and O'tchakha are a part of the Sect of Shadow, and are using Widargelt and the adventurer to unlock their light chakra. Widargelt and the adventurer try to get D'zentsa and O'tchakha to cooperate rather than have their sects fight, but they refuse. The two find O'tchakha on death's door who explains their master and father figure, a man named H'raha Tia, forced her and D'zentsa to fight to the death. Though she avoided being killed, she now fears for D'zentsa, who is still under H'raha's mercy. O'tchakha works with the adventurer and Widargelt to unlock their chakra so that they might rescue D'zentsa.

Ultimately, the adventurer unlocks thirteen of the fourteen chakra, though the final one eludes them, and the only known way to unlock it is in a fight to the death. Though O'tchakha offers her life to unlock it, the adventurer refuses, saying that they can fight against H'raha together instead. During the confrontation the adventurer blocks H'raha's ultimate attack and in so doing unlocks their final chakra. With that power unlocked, the adventurer defeats H'raha and rescues D'zentsa. Widargelt, the adventurer, O'tchakha, and D'zentsa all agree to work together to rebuild the Fist of Rhalgr with both sects working cooperatively.

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Equipment[]

A viera monk with the Godhands and Bhikku artifact armor.

Pugilists and monks wield various fist weapons. Their armor is primarily made up of "Striking" gear, light armor with average defenses that they share with samurai.

The primary attribute for pugilists and monks is strength, which boosts their attack power, and should be prioritized over other attributes. As DPS disciplines, they draw the most benefit from the critical hit, direct hit, skill speed, and determination secondary attributes, which all improve their damage dealing capabilities in some way.

Lists of pugilist and monk equipment

Pugilist's Arms Pugilist's Arms

Head Head
Body Body
Hands Hands
Waist Waist
Legs Legs
Feet Feet

Earrings Earrings
Necklaces Necklaces
Bracelets Bracelets
Rings Rings
Soul Crystal Soul Crystal

Job gauge[]

Lightning Gauge.

Job Gauges were introduced in 4.0. The Monk has two gauges, The Lightning Gauge and the Chakra Gauge.

The Lightning Gauge shows how much Greased Lightning the Monk currently has and how much time remains on the effect. Certain skills get an increased attack speed and damage through Greased Lightning. As the Monk (or Pugilist) levels up, the amount of Greased Lightning they can store increases, up to 3 points.

Chakra Gauge.

The Chakra Gauge shows how many Chakra the Monk currently has open. These are acquired by using Meditation. Once 5 are open, Monks are able to use the Forbidden Chakra and Enlightenment.

Abilities[]

Ability Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area
Bootshine
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Pugilist1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Leaden Fist Potency: 300
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Critical damage if dealt from a target's rear.
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 15s
True Strike
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Pugilist4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 220.
240 when executed from a target's rear.
Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl
Duration: 15s
Snap Punch
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Pugilist6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 210.
230 when executed from a target's flank.
Can only be used when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 16s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10% and reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 5%
Fists of Earth
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Pugilist15(Complete the Level 15 Pugilist Quest "The Spirit is Willing") Ability Instant 3s
Reduces damage taken by 10%.
Cannot be used with Fists of Fire or Fists of Wind, and shares recast timer with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Twin Snakes
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Pugilist18 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
170 when delivered from a target's flank.
Can only be executed when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Increases damage by 10%
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Changes from to coeurl
Duration: 15s
Arm of the Destroyer
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Pugilist26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 80 to all nearby targets.
Opo-opo Form Potency: 110
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 15s
Demolish
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Pugilist30(Complete the Level 30 Pugilist quest "Return of the Holyfist") Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 70.
90 when executed from a target's rear.
Can only be executed when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 65
Duration: 18s
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 16s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10% and reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 5%
Rockbreaker
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Monk30(Complete the Level 30 Monk quest "Brother from Another Mother") Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
Can only be executed when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 16s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10% and reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 5%
Fists of Wind
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Pugilist34 Ability Instant 3s
Increases movement speed.
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Fire, and shares a recast timer with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Shoulder Tackle
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Monk35(Complete the Level 35 Monk quest "Insulted Intelligence") Ability Instant 30s 20y
Rushes to target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Maximum Charges: 2
Cannot be executed while bound.
Fists of Fire
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Monk40(Complete the Level 40 Monk quest "A Slave to the Aether") Ability Instant 3s
Increases damage dealt by 10%.
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Wind, and shares recast timer with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Mantra
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Pugilist42 Ability Instant 90s 15y radius
Increases HP recovery via healing actions by 10% for self and nearby party members.
Duration: 15s
Four-point Fury
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Monk45(Complete the quest "The Pursuit of Power") Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
Can only be executed when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Extends Twin Snakes duration by 10s to a maximum of 15s
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl
Duration: 15s
Perfect Balance
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Pugilist50 Ability Instant 90s
Allows execution of weaponskills which require a certain form, without being in that form.
Duration: 10s
Dragon Kick
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Monk50(Complete the Level 50 Monk quest "Five Easy Pieces") Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
200 when delivered from a target's flank.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Grants Leaden Fist
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 15s
Form Shift
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Monk52(Complete the Level 52 Monk quest "Let's Talk About Sects") Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be)
Shifts your current form to the next in the sequence. If no form is being used when executed, you will move into the opo-opo form.
Additional Effect: Extends Greased Lightning duration to maximum
Meditation
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Monk54(Complete the Level 54 Monk quest "Against the Shadow") Ability Instant 1.2s
Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once.
Opens all five chakra when used outside of combat.
Shares a recast timer with all other weaponskills.
The Forbidden Chakra
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Monk54 Ability Instant 1s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 370.
Can only be executed while in combat and under the effect of the Fifth Chakra. The five chakra close upon execution.
Shares a recast timer with Enlightenment.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Elixir Field
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Monk56(Complete the quest "Fight the Battle to Win") Ability Instant 30s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.
Tornado Kick
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Monk60(Complete the Level 60 Monk quest "Appetite for Destruction") Ability Instant 10s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 430.
Can only be executed with maximum stacks of Greased Lightning. Effect fades upon execution.
Riddle of Earth
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Monk64 Ability Instant 60s
Grants Earth's Reply if damage is taken while active
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Extends Greased Lightning duration to maximum
Earth's Reply Bonus: Reduces damage taken by 10% and nullifies all action direction requirements
Duration: 30s
Riddle of Fire
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Monk68 Ability Instant 90s
Increases damage dealt by 25%.
Duration: 20s
Brotherhood
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Monk70(Complete the Level 70 Monk quest "The Power to Protect") Ability Instant 90s 15y radius
Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to all nearby party members.
Brotherhood Effect: Increases physical damage dealt by 5%.
Meditative Brotherhood Effect: 30% chance you open a chakra when party members under this effect execute a weaponskill
Duration: 15s
Enlightenment
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Monk74 Ability Instant 1s 10y 10y line
Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Can only be executed while in combat and under the effect of the Fifth Chakra. The five chakra close upon execution.
Shares a recast timer with the Forbidden Chakra.
Anatman
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Monk78 Ability Instant 60s
Halt the expiration of Greased Lightning and your present form.
Additional Effect: Increases stacks of Greased Lightning and extends duration to maximum while in combat
Duration: 30s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution. Effect ends upon using another action or moving (including facing a different direction).
Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills upon execution. Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills.
Six-sided Star
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Monk80 Weaponskill Instant 5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400.
Additional Effect: Extends Greased Lightning duration to maximum
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Upon execution, the recast timer for this action will be applied to all other weaponskills and magic actions.

Role Actions[]

Action Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area Role Affinity
Second Wind
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8 Ability Instant 120s Melee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Leg Sweep
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10 Ability Instant 40s 3y Melee DPS
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s
Bloodbath
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12 Ability Instant 90s Melee DPS
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s
Feint
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22 Ability Instant 90s 10y Melee DPS
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Arm's Length
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32 Ability Instant 120s TankMelee DPSPhysical Ranged DPS
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s
True North
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50 Ability Instant 45s Melee DPS
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 2

Traits[]

Name Level Description
Enhanced Greased Lightning
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Pugilist20 Allows the stacking of a second Greased Lightning.
Enhanced Greased Lightning II
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Pugilist40 Allows the stacking of a third Greased Lightning.
Deep Meditation
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Monk62 Grants a 50% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.
Enhanced Tackle
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Monk66 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Shoulder Tackle.
Maximum Charges: 2
Enhanced Fists of Fire
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Monk72 Improves Fists of Fire's damage increase to 10%.
Deep Meditation II
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Monk74 Grants a 70% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.
Enhanced Greased Lightning III
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Monk76 Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 20%.

PvP actions[]

Ability Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area
Bootshine
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Opens a chakra
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
True Strike
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Bootshine
Combo Potency: 1,200
Additional Effect: Opens a chakra
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Snap Punch
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: True Strike
Combo Potency: 1,400
Combo Bonus: Opens a chakra
Combo Bonus: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill recast time by 5%
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Four-point Fury
Four-point Fury PvP from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 600 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Opens a chakra
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Rockbreaker
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Weaponskill Instant 2.4s 5y radius
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies.
Combo Action: Four-point Fury
Combo Potency: 800
Combo Bonus: Opens a chakra
Combo Bonus: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill recast time by 5%
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Six-sided Star
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Weaponskill Instant 4.8s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,600.
Additional Effect: Greased Lightning
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill recast time by 5%
Additional Effect: Opens a chakra
The Forbidden Chakra
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Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.
Can only be executed while under the effect of the Fifth Chakra. The five chakra close upon execution.
Enlightenment
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Ability Instant 1s 10y 10y line
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,200 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Can only be executed while under the effect of the Fifth Chakra. The five chakra close upon execution.
Tornado Kick
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Ability Instant 1s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.
Can only be executed while under the effect of maximum stacks of Greased Lightning. Effect fades upon execution.
Shoulder Tackle
Shoulder Tackle PvP from Final Fantasy XIV icon.png
Ability Instant 15s 15y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 600.
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill recast time by 5%
Maximum Charges: 3
Cannot be executed while bound.
Axe Kick
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Ability Instant 30s 5y radius
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants a stack of Greased Lightning for each enemy hit
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill recast time by 5%
Additional Effect: Opens a chakra for each enemy hit
Riddle of Fire
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Ability Instant 30s
Increases damage dealt by 10%.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Increases damage dealt by next weaponskill by 10%
Duration: 6s
Riddle of Earth
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Ability Instant 30s
Reduces damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Creates a barrier around self that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 2,500 potency
Duration: 6s
Brotherhood
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Ability Instant 60s 15y radius
Grants Brotherhood and Meditative Brotherhood to all nearby party members.
Brotherhood Effect: Increases damage dealt by 5%
Meditative Brotherhood Effect: 50% chance you open a chakra when party members under this effect execute a weaponskill or cast a spell
Duration: 10s

Common Actions[]

Common Actions have no cost

Action Type Cast Recast Range Area
Smite
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Ability Instant 30s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 600.
Potency increases up to 3,000 as the target's HP decreases.
Bolt
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Ability Instant 30s
Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s
Medical Kit
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Ability Instant 15s
Restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 3,000
Potency increases up to 6,000 as HP decreases.
Maximum Charges: 3


Additional PvP Actions[]

Players are restricted to equipping two Additional PvP Actions at once. These actions have no cost.

Action Type Cast Recast Range Area
Feint
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Ability Instant 45s 15y
Increases damage you deal target by 20%.
Duration: 6s
Bloodbath
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Ability Instant 30s
Converts 100% of damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 6s
Arm's Length
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Ability Instant 45s
Reduces damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: When you are struck, the striker's damage dealt will be reduced by 10%
Duration: 6s
Fetter Ward
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Ability Instant 60s
Grants immunity to stun, sleep, bind, heavy, silence, knockback, and draw-in effects.
Duration: 10s
Backstep
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Ability Instant 15s
Jump 10 yalms back from current position.
Cannot be executed while bound.

Removed abilities[]

The following abilities have been removed. Removed abilities will still appear on the hotbar, their icon greyed out icon with a red strikethrough. They will have no effect and must be removed by the player. The given statistics represent their last form before their removal.

Ability Level Type Cast Recast MP Cost Range Area
Featherfoot
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Pugilist4 Ability Instant 90s
Increases evasion by 12%.
Duration: 15s

Pugilist14 Enhanced Featherfoot: Improves evasion increase granted to 20%.

Removed in patch 4.0.

Second Wind
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Pugilist8 Ability Instant 120s
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 450
Cure potency varies with current attack power.

Pugilist32 Third Wind: Increases cure potency to 650.

Replaced by Second Wind Role Action in patch 4.0.

Haymaker
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Pugilist10 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170.
Can only be executed immediately after evading an attack.
Additional Effect: Slow +20%
Duration: 12s

Removed in patch 4.0.

Internal Release
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Pugilist15 Ability Instant 60s
Increases critical hit rate by 30%.
Duration: 15s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Touch of Death
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Pugilist15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 20.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 25
Duration: 30s

Removed in patch 4.0.

One Ilm Punch
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Monk45 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s(Base value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Can only be executed when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 1s
Stun is impervious to stun nullifying effects.
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl
Duration: 10s

Removed in patch 5.0.

Howling Fist
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Pugilist46 Ability Instant 60s 10y 10y line
Delivers an attack with a potency of 210 to all enemies in a straight line before you.

Removed in patch 5.0.

Riddle of Wind
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Monk76 Trait Persistent
Allows the stacking of a fourth Greased Lightning while under the effect of Fists of Wind.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Limit Break[]

Monks' Limit Breaks focus on dealing powerful damage to a single target. Monks have the same Level 1 and Level 2 limit breaks as other Melee DPS classes.

Ability Level Description Image
Braver 1 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 2300. FFXIV Braver.png
Bladedance 2 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 5000. Bladedance XIV Limit Break.jpg
Final Heaven 3 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 9000. FinalHeavenXIVLimit.png

Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Monk and Pugilist appear in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Earth-elemental Backup and Forward cards.

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Etymology[]

A monk is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be a person who decided to dedicate his life to serving all other living beings, or to be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live his life in prayer and contemplation. The concept is ancient and can be seen in many religions and in philosophy.

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