D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Subclasses (Part VII: Monks)


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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Whatever helps us eliminate the Drunken Master the fastest. If we need to eliminate all PHB subclasses before we can finally get the Drunken Master the help and treatment he desperately needs, so be it. It's weird, but...sure.
Bah. It’s a fighting style/martial arts tradition.
I just want a monk to win. Kensei(the sword saint) should have been a fighter subclass, not a monk subclass.
You could rename the monk Kensei and it would be fine. It’s a monk.
 


doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
It's a martial sword fighting style. It's a fighter.
No, it’s not. It’s neither a fighting style nor a fighter. IRL it’s a title given to masters who surpass the normal level of skill of a master to attain “perfection”, which is exactly the more mundane end of what the Monk represents. It’s the perfect option for a more “martial” Monk.

If I were to rename the monk while making it less mystical by default (not at all what I’d ever do with the monk, but hypothetically) I’d probably call it the Kensei.
 


gwek4580

Explorer
I've been lurking on the thread from the beginning. Probably should have logged in a page or two ago... I've played the Kensei. I love the Kensei. If we can accept someone who throws fireballs as a monk, why not someone who uses a weapon? Heck, you could make an argument that the Shadow is better suited to Rogue or Ranger.
 





CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
And we have a winner! The Way of the Kensei monk will advance to the final round, where it will face off against the Battle Master, the College of Lore, and other champions!

All hail the way of wind and blade!

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CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
My two favorites in this contest were the Shadow and the Kensei. So while it wasn't my very favorite outcome, I can live with it. If nothing else, the Kensei is a solid contender for representing the whole Monk class in the Final Round. I don't think the Drunken Master or the Sun Soul would fare as well.
 

RealAlHazred

Frumious Flumph
Wow, literally the worst and least flavorful Monk subclass.* Huh.

* /s I'm not fond of it, but whatever. Just kick the drunk guy out of the house, he can sleep in the gutter, no problem. Out of sight, out of mind, as they say.
 




DND_Reborn

The High Aldwin
My two favorites in this contest were the Shadow and the Kensei. So while it wasn't my very favorite outcome, I can live with it. If nothing else, the Kensei is a solid contender for representing the whole Monk class in the Final Round. I don't think the Drunken Master or the Sun Soul would fare as well.
Yep, I agree completely. It was my 2nd choice (after Open Hand).
 

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