The Monk school is focused on dealing heavy damage to enemies, with several abilities raising the user's Attack (ATK) or having an increased critical hit rate. Monk abilities mostly deal Fire or Earth elemental damage, but there are other options.
Notable abilities in the Monk school include: Pressure Point, which can instantly KO a target; Piercing Strike, which has very high power and ignores Defense; the Rank 5 "Rush" series of attacks, which strike enemies for four hits of elemental damage with a high critical hit rate; and several Rank 6 abilities, the first of which was Lifebane.
List of Monk abilitiesEdit
|Death Strike||2 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||2.00||None||None||x5 x8 x3|
|Deal a guaranteed critical strike if the Deathblow hits.|
50% hit rate
|Chi Blast||2 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||1.70||None||None||x5 x8|
|Deal light ranged physical damage to one target.|
|None||ATK +20% (25s)||x5 x8|
|Restore HP and increase the Attack of the user.|
|Kick||4 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||1.30||None||None||x5 x3 x3|
|Deal physical damage to all targets.|
|Memento of Might||4 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||1.30||None||ATK +30% (25s)||x5 x8|
|Temporarily raise the Attack of the user.|
|Pressure Point||2 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||2.10||None||Instant KO (50%)||x5 x8|
|Damage and have a moderate chance to KO one target.|
|Punishing Palm||2 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||2.10||None||ATK +30% (25s)||x5 x3 x3|
|Damage one target and increase the Attack of the user.|
|Piercing Strike||2 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||20.00||None||None||x5 x3 x3|
|Deal physical damage to one target, ignoring its Defense.|
Unlocking access to Rank 6 Monk abilities requires the individual character to be at Level 65 and have their second level cap broken, unlocking their Record Spheres. The player can then use Monk Motes to unlock access to Rank 6 Dragoon. Note that only characters with innate access to Rank 5 Monk will have the Empowered Sphere that includes access to Rank 6 Monk ; characters who must use their Record Spheres to access Rank 5 have no Empowered Sphere for Monk and cannot access Rank 6.
|Lifebane||2 (+2)||Physical||1.65s||?x 1.05||None||None||x10 x6 x6 Note that this ability cannot be crafted, and is received from Empowered Spheres. These are the base components as extrapolated from its honing materials.|
|Deal up to five physical attacks to one target. The number of attacks dealt depends on the user's Attack.|
Deals two hits at lowest level, deals additional hit at 492, 780, and 1,014 ATK