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Monk Melee DPS

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.

Last Update: 01/08/2019

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Bootshine

Lv. 1

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Critical damage if dealt from a target's rear
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 10s

True Strike

Lv. 4

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
180 when executed from a target's rear.
Can only be executed when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl
Duration: 10s

Snap Punch

Lv. 6

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 40 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
170 when executed from a target's flank.
Can only be executed when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo
Duration: 10s
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%

Internal Release

Lv. 10

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Increases critical hit rate by 30%.
Duration: 15s

Fists of Earth
Class Quest

Lv. 15

Ability Instant 3s - 0y
0y
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

Lv. 18

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
130 when executed from a target's flank.
Can only be executed when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Increases damage by 10%
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl
Duration: 10s

Arm of the Destroyer

Lv. 26

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 130 TP 0y
5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all nearby targets.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Silence
Duration: 1s
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 10s

Demolish
Class Quest

Lv. 30

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 40 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50.
70 when executed from a target's rear.
Can only be executed when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 50
Duration: 18s
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo
Duration: 10s
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
Job Quest

Lv. 30

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 120 TP 5y
5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Can only be executed when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo
Duration: 10s
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

Lv. 34

Ability Instant 3s - 0y
0y
Increases movement speed.
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Fire, and shares recast timer with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.

Shoulder Tackle
Job Quest

Lv. 35

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Cannot be executed while bound.

Steel Peak

Lv. 38

Ability Instant 40s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.

Fists of Fire
Job Quest

Lv. 40

Ability Instant 3s - 0y
0y
Increases damage dealt by 6%.
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Wind, and shares recast timer with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.

Mantra

Lv. 42

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
7y
Increases HP recovery via healing magic by 20% for self and nearby party members.
Duration: 15s

One Ilm Punch
Job Quest

Lv. 45

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 120 TP 3y
0y
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

Howling Fist

Lv. 46

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

Perfect Balance

Lv. 50

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Allows execution of weaponskills which require a certain form, without being in that form.
Duration: 10s

Dragon Kick
Job Quest

Lv. 50

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
140 when executed from a target's flank.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Reduces target's blunt resistance by 10%
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 10s

Form Shift
Job Quest

Lv. 52

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 0y
0y
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.

Meditation
Job Quest

Lv. 54

Ability Instant 1.2s - 0y
0y
Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once.
Shares a recast timer with all other weaponskills.

The Forbidden Chakra

Lv. 54

Ability Instant 5s Fifth Chakra 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
Can only be executed while under the effect of the Fifth Chakra. The five chakra close upon execution.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Elixir Field
Job Quest

Lv. 56

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all nearby enemies.

Purification
Job Quest

Lv. 58

Ability Instant 120s Fifth Chakra 0y
0y
Restores 300 TP.
Additional Effect: Reduces enmity by half
Can only be executed while under the effect of the Fifth Chakra. The five chakra close upon execution.

Tornado Kick
Job Quest

Lv. 60

Ability Instant 10s Greased Lightning III 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 330.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Greased Lightning III. Effect fades upon execution.

Riddle of Earth

Lv. 64

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Grants Fists of Earth. Also 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%
Duration: 30s
Both Riddle of Earth and Earth's Reply are canceled if Fists of Earth ends.

Earth Tackle

Lv. 66

Ability Instant 30s - 10y
0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: 10-yalm knockback
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Fists of Earth.
Cannot be executed while bound.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Wind Tackle

Lv. 66

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 65.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Additional Effect: Grants Riddle of Wind
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Fists of Wind.
Cannot be executed while bound.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Fire Tackle

Lv. 66

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Fists of Fire.
Cannot be executed while bound.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Riddle of Wind

Lv. 66

Ability Instant - - 20y
0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 65.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
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%
Can only be executed while under the effect of Fists of Wind and Riddle of Wind
Cannot be executed while bound.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Riddle of Fire

Lv. 68

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
0y
Increases damage dealt by 30% while increasing weaponskill recast time by 15%. Also grants Fists of Fire.
Duration: 20s
Riddle of Fire is canceled if Fists of Fire ends.

Brotherhood
Job Quest

Lv. 70

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
15y
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

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 4.0: Featherfoot, Second Wind, Haymaker, and Touch of Death.

Role Actions

Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role.
Both jobs and classes can select and use up to ten role actions.

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Second Wind

Lv. 8

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.

Arm's Length

Lv. 12

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s

Leg Sweep

Lv. 16

Ability Instant 40s - 3y
0y
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s

Diversion

Lv. 20

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 30s

Invigorate

Lv. 24

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores 400 TP.

Bloodbath

Lv. 32

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
0y
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s

Goad

Lv. 36

Ability Instant 180s - 30y
0y
Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Duration: 30s

Feint

Lv. 40

Ability Instant 120s - 10y
0y
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s

Crutch

Lv. 44

Ability Instant 90s - 30y
0y
Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.

True North

Lv. 48

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
0y
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 15s

Trait

Traits

Acquired

Effect

Enhanced Strength

Lv. 20

Increases strength by 8.

Enhanced Greased Lightning

Lv. 20

Allows the stacking of a second Greased Lightning.

Enhanced Strength II

Lv. 40

Increases strength by 16.

Enhanced Greased Lightning II

Lv. 40

Allows the stacking of a third Greased Lightning.

Enhanced Strength III

Lv. 60

Increases strength by 24.

Deep Meditation

Lv. 62

Grants a 50% chance that a chakra will open upon dealing critical damage with a weaponskill.

Tackle Mastery

Lv. 66

Changes the effect of Shoulder Tackle depending on which Fists status is active.

Fists of Earth: Knockback added, range reduced
Fists of Wind: Immediate second Tackle, damage halved
Fists of Fire: Increased damage dealt

* The following traits were removed with the release of patch 4.0: Enhanced Featherfoot, Enhanced Twin Snakes, Third Wind, Enhanced Internal Release, Mythril Peak, and Mantra.

All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 70.

Forms and Greased Lightning

Unlike other jobs, the actions available are determined by the monk's current form. Performing certain actions in coeurl form applies Greased Lightning, which increases potency and attack speed.

Changing Form

Actions

Bootshine

Dragon Kick

Arm of the Destroyer

Additional Effects

Changes form to raptor.

If used while in opo-opo form, the following effects are applied:
Bootshine: Critical damage if dealt from a target's rear
Dragon Kick: Reduces target's blunt resistance by 10%
Arm of the Destroyer: Silences nearby enemies

Actions

True Strike

Twin Snakes

One Ilm Punch

Additional Effects

Changes form to coeurl.

Twin Snakes: Increases damage by 10%
One Ilm Punch: Stun the target

Actions

Demolish

Snap Punch

Rockbreaker

Additional Effects

Changes form to opo-opo and applies Greased Lightning.

Demolish: Deals damage over time
Greased Lightning: Increases damage dealt by 10%.
Reduces attack delay by 5%

Job Gauge

Job gauges are a new user interface element introduced in Patch 4.0. Learn the unique playstyle of each job to truly shine in battle!

Lightning Gauge

The Lightning Gauge indicates a monk's current amount of Greased Lightning as well as the time remaining before the effect fades. Greased Lightning is accumulated by executing certain weaponskills and improves attack speed and damage dealt.

As a monk or pugilist increases in level, the amount of Greased Lightning that can be stored at one time will increase to a maximum of 3 units.

Chakra Gauge

The Chakra Gauge indicates the number of chakra a monk currently has opened. Chakra are opened using the action Meditate, and opening 5 allows for the execution of the Forbidden Chakra and Purification (acquired at level 58).

Simplified versions of the Lightning and Chakra Gauges were introduced in Patch 4.1. Players can enable or disable this UI at any time.

Lightning Gauge

Chakra Gauge

Last Update: 03/26/2019

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Bootshine

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

True Strike

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Bootshine
Combo Potency: 1,000

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Snap Punch

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: True Strike
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time by 5%
Greased Lightning III Bonus: Opens a chakra

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Dragon Kick

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Twin Snakes

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Dragon Kick
Combo Potency: 750

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Demolish

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Twin Snakes
Combo Potency: 500
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 300
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Increases damage you deal target by 15%
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time by 5%
Greased Lightning III Bonus: Opens a chakra

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Form Shift

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 150 TP 0y
0y
Grants Greased Lightning.
Duration: 15s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 5% and reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time by 5%

Somersault

Ability Instant 3s 250 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Opens a chakra

Wind Tackle

Ability Instant 20s - 15y
0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Grants Riddle of Wind
Duration: 10s
Cannot be executed while bound.

※Action changes to Riddle of Wind while under the effect of Riddle of Wind.

Riddle of Fire

Ability Instant 45s - 0y
0y
Increases damage dealt by 10% while increasing weaponskill recast time by 10%.
Duration: 10s

Riddle of Earth

Ability Instant 45s - 0y
0y
Grants Riddle of Earth.
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Earth's Reply upon losing 50% or more of maximum HP
Duration: 10s
Earth's Reply Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10% and reduces damage taken by 10%

Tornado Kick

Ability Instant 10s Greased Lightning III 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Greased Lightning III. Effect fades upon execution.

The Forbidden Chakra

Ability Instant 10s Fifth Chakra 3y
0y
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.

Riddle of Wind

Ability Instant - - 15y
0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Riddle of Wind.
Cannot be executed while bound.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Additional PvP Actions

These actions are common to all jobs, and can only be used in PvP areas.
The number of additional actions that can be set is limited to two, so be sure to choose abilities which complement your combat strategy!

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Effect

Recuperate

Ability Instant 45s Restores 25% of maximum HP.

Muse

Ability Instant 60s Restores 25% of maximum MP.

Enliven

Ability Instant 60s Restores 50% of maximum TP.

Purify

Ability Instant 30s Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from self. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.

Concentrate

Ability Instant 30s Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s

Safeguard

Ability Instant 60s Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s

Bolt

Ability Instant 30s Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s

PvP Traits

These traits are common to all jobs, and only take effect when in PvP areas.
The number of PvP traits that can be set is limited to three, so consider your preferred playstyle before making your selections!

Traits

Effect

Increased HP

Increases maximum HP by 500.

Increased Action Speed

Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.

Increased Damage Dealt

Increases damage dealt by 3%.

Decreased Damage Taken

Decreases damage taken by 3%.

Increased Healing Potency

Increases HP restoration by 5%.

Decreased Recast Time

Decreases recast time of additional actions by 10%.

Increased Resistance Duration

Increases duration of resistances by 50%.

Increased MP Regeneration

Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.

Increased TP Regeneration

Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.

The "Increased Resistance Duration" trait is applied to the following resistances:
PvP: Stun Resistance
PvP: Heavy Resistance
PvP: Bind Resistance
PvP: Slow Resistance
PvP: Silence Resistance
PvP: Sleep Resistance

Adrenaline Rush

In the Feast, adrenaline rush will replace the limit break action and unlike limit break, can be used by single players. The adrenaline rush gauge can be filled through combatting enemies and other objectives dependent on the PvP duty.

Action Name

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Raw Destruction

2s - Adrenaline Gauge 8y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 9,000.
Can only be executed while the Adrenaline Gauge is full.

Job Gauge

Job gauges are a new user interface element introduced in Patch 4.0. Learn the unique playstyle of each job to truly shine in battle!

Lightning & Chakra Gauge

The Lightning Gauge indicates a monk's current amount of Greased Lightning as well as the time remaining before the effect fades. Up to 3 units can be accumulated by executing certain weaponskills, improving attack speed and damage dealt.

The Chakra Gauge indicates the number of chakra a monk currently has opened. Chakra are opened using actions such as Somersault or combo actions, and opening 5 allows for the execution of the Forbidden Chakra.

Lightning Gauge Chakra Gauge

Simplified versions of the Lightning and Chakra Gauges were introduced in Patch 4.1. Players can enable or disable this UI at any time.

Lightning Gauge Chakra Gauge

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