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Monk Feats


Crane Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites You are unarmoured

Requirements You are unarmored


You enter the stance of a crane, holding your arms in an imitation of a crane's wings and using flowing, defensive motions.

You gain a +1 circumstance bonus to AC, but the only Strikes you can make are crane wing attacks. These deal 1d6 bludgeoning damage; are in the brawling group; and have the agile, finesse, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

While in Crane Stance, reduce the DC for High Jump and Long Jump by 5, and when you Leap, you can move an additional 5 feet horizontally or 2 feet vertically.

Stance: Crane Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Dragon Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites You are unarmored

Requirements You are unarmored


You enter the stance of a dragon and make powerful leg strikes like a lashing dragon's tail. You can make dragon tail attacks that deal 1d10 bludgeoning damage. They are in the brawling group and have the backswing, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

While in Dragon Stance, you can ignore the first square of difficult terrain while Striding.

Stance: Dragon Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Gorilla Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide

You lower yourself to the ground and take an imposing, knuckle - walking stance.

While in this stance, the only Strikes you can make are gorilla slam unarmed attacks. These deal 1d8 bludgeoning damage; are in the brawling group; and have the backswing, forceful, grapple, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

While you are in Gorilla Stance, you gain a +2 circumstance bonus to Athletics checks to Climb, and if you roll a success on an Athletics check to Climb, you get a critical success instead.

Stance: Gorilla Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Ki Rush Feat 1


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You can use ki to move with extraordinary speed and make yourself harder to hit. You gain the Ki Rush ki spell and a focus pool of 1 Focus Point.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Ki Strike Feat 1


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Your study of the flow of mystical energy allows you to harness it into your physical strikes. You gain the Ki Strike ki spell and a focus pool of 1 Focus Point.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Monastic Archer Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide

Requirements You are unarmored and wielding a longbow, shortbow, or a bow with the monk trait.


You enter a specialized stance for a unique martial art centered around the use of a bow. While in this stance, the only Strikes you can make are those using longbows, shortbows, or bows with the monk trait.

You can use Flurry of Blows with these bows. You can use your other monk feats or monk abilities that normally require unarmed attacks with these bows when attacking within half the first range increment (normally 50 feet for a longbow and 30 feet for a shortbow), so long as the feat or ability doesn't require a single, specific Strike.

Stance: Monastic Archer Stance


Special When you select this feat, you become trained in the longbow, shortbow, and any simple and martial bows with the monk trait. If you gain the expert strikes class feature, your proficiency rank for these weapons increases to expert, and if you gain the master strikes class feature, your proficiency rank for these weapons increases to master.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Monastic Weaponry Feat 1


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You have trained with the traditional weaponry of your monastery or school. You gain access to uncommon weapons that have the monk trait and become trained in simple and martial monk weapons. When your proficiency rank for unarmed attacks increases to expert or master, your proficiency rank for these weapons increases to expert or master as well. You can use melee monk weapons with any of your monk feats or monk abilities that normally require unarmed attacks, though not if the feat or ability requires you to use a single specific type of attack, such as Crane Stance.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Mountain Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Requirements You are unarmored and touching the ground


You enter the stance of an implacable mountain-a technique first created by dwarven monks-allowing you to strike with the weight of an avalanche and block blows with your garments.

The only Strikes you can make are falling stone unarmed attacks. These deal 1d8 bludgeoning damage; are in the brawling group; and have the forceful, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

While in Mountain Stance, you gain a +4 item bonus to AC and a +2 circumstance bonus to any defenses against being Shoved or Tripped. You have a Dexterity modifier cap to your AC of +0, meaning you don't add your Dexterity to your AC, and your Speeds are all reduced by 5 feet. The item bonus to AC from Mountain Stance is cumulative with armor potency runes on your Clothing (Explorer's), Mage Armor, and bracers of armor.

Stance: Mountain Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Rain of Embers Stance One ActionFeat 1


Rare‚ÄčFire‚ÄčMonk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Lost Omens: Pathfinder Society Guide

Requirements You are unarmored.


You enter the stance of an enraged phoenix, holding your fingers as rigid as deadly talons while moving with quick, flickering gestures that flicker with dancing flames. The only Strikes you can make are fire talon Strikes. These deal 1d4 fire damage; are in the brawling group; and have the agile, finesse, fire, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

While in Rain of Embers Stance, you gain a +1 status bonus to AC and fire resistance equal to half your level (minimum 1).

Stance: Rain of Embers Stance


Traits

Rare

This rarity indicates that a rules element is very difficult to find in the game world. A rare feat, spell, item or the like is available to players only if the GM decides to include it in the game, typically through discovery during play. Creatures with this trait are rare. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creatures is increased by 5.

Fire

Effects with the fire trait deal fire damage or either conjure or manipulate fire. Those that manipulate fire have no effect in an area without fire. Creatures with this trait consist primarily of fire or have a magical connection to that element.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Reflective Ripple Stance One ActionFeat 1


Evocation‚ÄčMonk‚ÄčStance‚ÄčWater‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Secrets of Magic

Requirements You're unarmored.


You enter a stance of fluid grace as small amounts of water flow with your movements and attacks. You can make flowing wave attacks that deal 1d6 bludgeoning damage. They are in the brawling group and have the agile, disarm, finesse, nonlethal, trip, unarmed, and water traits.

While in Reflective Ripple Stance, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus to Athletics checks to Disarm, Swim, or Trip, and you gain a +2 circumstance bonus to your Reflex DC to avoid being Disarmed and Tripped.

Stance: Reflective Ripple Stance


Special This feat gains your choice of either the divine or occult trait, matching your ki spell tradition if possible.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Evocation

Effects and magic items with this trait are associated with the evocation school of magic, typically involving energy and elemental forces.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Water

Effects with the water trait either manipulate or conjure water. Those that manipulate water have no effect in an area without water. Creatures with this trait consist primarily of water or have a magical connection to the element.

Stoked Flame Stance One ActionFeat 1


Evocation‚ÄčFire‚ÄčMonk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Secrets of Magic

Requirements You're unarmored.


You enter a stance of fast, fiery movements. You can make flashing spark attacks that deal 1d8 slashing damage. They are in the brawling group and have the forceful, nonlethal, sweep, and unarmed traits. If you have access to the flashing sparks' critical specialization effect, you can take an alternate effect instead: if your critical Strike dealt damage, the target takes 1d6 persistent fire damage.

While in Stoked Flame Stance, you gain a +5-foot status bonus to your Speed. If you have incredible movement, increase the benefit from incredible movement to a +15-foot status bonus plus 5 feet for every 4 levels beyond 3rd.

Stance: Stoked Flame Stance


Special This feat gains your choice of either the divine or occult trait, matching your ki spell tradition if possible.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Evocation

Effects and magic items with this trait are associated with the evocation school of magic, typically involving energy and elemental forces.

Fire

Effects with the fire trait deal fire damage or either conjure or manipulate fire. Those that manipulate fire have no effect in an area without fire. Creatures with this trait consist primarily of fire or have a magical connection to that element.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Stumbling Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites trained in Deception

You enter a seemingly unfocused stance that mimics the movements of the inebriated-bobbing, weaving, leaving false openings, and distracting your enemies from your true movements.

While in this stance, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus to Deception checks to Feint. The only Strikes you can make are stumbling swing unarmed attacks. These deal 1d8 bludgeoning damage; are in the brawling group; and have the agile, backstabber, finesse, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

If an enemy hits you with a melee Strike while in this stance, it becomes Flat-Footed against the next stumbling swing Strike you make against it before the end of your next turn.

Stance: Stumbling Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Tiger Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Requirements You are unarmored


You enter the stance of a tiger and can make tiger claw attacks. These deal 1d8 slashing damage; are in the brawling group; and have the agile, finesse, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

On a critical success with your tiger claws, if you deal damage, the target takes 1d4 Persistent Bleed Damage.

As long as your Speed is at least 20 feet while in Tiger Stance, you can Step 10 feet.

Stance: Tiger Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Wolf Stance One ActionFeat 1


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Requirements You are unarmored


You enter the stance of a wolf, low to the ground with your hands held like fanged teeth. You can make wolf jaw unarmed attacks. These deal 1d8 piercing damage; are in the brawling group; and have the agile, backstabber, finesse, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

If you're flanking a target while in Wolf Stance, your wolf jaw unarmed attacks also gain the trip trait.

Stance: Wolf Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Ancestral Weaponry Feat 2


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Monastic Weaponry, a feat granting access to all weapons with an ancestry trait (such as elf or orc)

You blend monastic techniques with the ancestral fighting styles of your people. Choose an ancestry for which you have access to all weapons with that trait. For you, melee weapons with that ancestry trait and either the agile or finesse trait gain the monk trait.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Brawling Focus Feat 2


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You know how to make the most of your attacks when fighting hand-to-hand. You gain access to the critical specialization effects of unarmed strikes in the brawling group and weapons in the brawling group. If you have Monastic Weaponry, you also gain the critical specialization effects of all monk weapons in which you are trained.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Crushing Grab Feat 2


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Like a powerful constrictor, you crush targets in your unyielding grasp. When you successfully Grapple a creature, you can deal bludgeoning damage to that creature equal to your Strength modifier. You can make this attack nonlethal with no penalty.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Dancing Leaf Feat 2


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You are as light as a leaf whirling in the breeze. When you Leap or succeed at a High Jump or Long Jump, increase the distance you jump by 5 feet. When calculating the damage you take from falling, don't count any distance fallen while you are adjacent to a wall.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Elemental Fist Feat 2


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Ki Strike

You call upon the power of the elements, infusing your ki with elemental energy and allowing your attacks to deal energy damage.

When you cast Ki Strike, in addition to the damage types normally available, you can deliver the extra damage in the form of a gust of storm-tossed wind (dealing electricity damage and gaining the air trait), a chunk of stone (dealing bludgeoning damage and gaining the earth trait), a flickering flame (dealing fire damage), or a crashing wave of frigid water (dealing cold damage and gaining the water trait).


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Shooting Stars Stance One ActionFeat 2


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Monastic Weaponry

You enter a stance that lets you throw shuriken with lightning speed.

While in this stance, you can use your monk feats or monk abilities that normally require unarmed attacks with shuriken instead.

Stance: Shooting Stars Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Stunning Fist Feat 2


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Flurry of Blows

The focused power of your flurry threatens to overwhelm your opponent. When you target the same creature with two Strikes from your Flurry of Blows, you can try to stun the creature. If either Strike hits and deals damage, the target must succeed at a Fortitude save against your class DC or be Stunned 1 (or Stunned 3 on a critical failure). This is an incapacitation effect.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Cobra Stance One ActionFeat 4


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide

You enter a tight stance, coiled up like a lashing cobra with your hands poised as venomous fangs.

While in this stance, the only Strikes you can make are cobra fang unarmed attacks. These deal 1d4 poison damage; are in the brawling group; and have the agile, deadly d10, finesse, nonlethal, poison, and unarmed traits.

While in Cobra Stance, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus to Fortitude saves and your Fortitude DC, and you gain poison resistance equal to half your level.

Stance: Cobra Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Deflect Arrow ReactionFeat 4


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Trigger You are the target of a physical ranged attack.

Requirements You're aware of the attack, are not flat-footed against it, and have a hand free.


You gain a +4 circumstance bonus to AC against the triggering attack. If the attack misses, you have deflected it. You cannot use this feat to deflect unusually massive ranged projectiles (such as boulders or ballista bolts).


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Flurry of Maneuvers Feat 4


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites expert in Athletics

You flurry is a combination of maneuvers. You can replace one or both of your attacks during a Flurry of Blows with Grapples, Shoves, or Trips.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Flying Kick Two ActionsFeat 4


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You launch yourself at a foe. Make a Leap or attempt a High Jump or Long Jump.

At the end of the jump, if you're adjacent to a foe, you can immediately Strike that foe with an unarmed attack, even if the foe is in midair. You fall to the ground after the Strike. If the distance you fall is no more than the height of your jump, you land upright and take no damage.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Guarded Movement Feat 4


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Your guard is up, even while moving. You gain a +4 circumstance bonus to AC against reactions triggered by your movement.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Peafowl Stance One ActionFeat 4


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Monastic Weaponry

Requirements You are wielding a sword that has the monk

trait in one hand.


You enter a tall and proud stance while remaining mobile, with all the grace and composure of a peafowl.

While in this stance, the only Strikes you can make are melee Strikes with the required sword. Once per round, after you hit with a monk sword Strike, you can Step as a free action as your next action.

Stance: Peafowl Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Sacred Ki Feat 4


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Lost Omens: Gods & Magic
Prerequisites Ki Strike, you follow a deity

The power of your faith suffuses your ki. When you select this feat, choose chaos, evil, good, or law. Your choice must match one of your deity's alignment components.

When you cast the Ki Strike focus spell and damage a creature whose alignment is opposite your chosen alignment, you can choose for the ki strike damage to be of the chosen type.

Additionally, you can substitute the damage from Ki Blast (or other ki spells that deal force damage, at the GM's discretion) with damage of your chosen alignment.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stand Still ReactionFeat 4


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Trigger A creature within your reach uses a move action or leaves a square during a move action it's using


You strike out when your foe tries to flee. Make a melee Strike against the triggering creature. If the attack is a critical hit and the trigger was a move action, you disrupt that action.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Wholeness of Body Feat 4


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites ki spells

You can restore your health by tapping into your ki. You gain the Wholeness of Body ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Abundant Step Feat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Incredible Movement, Ki Spells

You can teleport yourself a short distance. You gain the Abundant Step ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Align Ki ReactionFeat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites ki spells

Frequency once per hour

Trigger You Cast a Spell that has the monk trait.


The power of your ki soothes your wounds and energizes you for battle. You regain Hit Points equal to your level plus your Wisdom modifier.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Blazing Talon Surge Two ActionsFeat 6


Fire‚ÄčFlourish‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Lost Omens: Pathfinder Society Guide
Prerequisites Rain of Embers Stance

Requirements You are in Rain of Embers Stance.


You rush forward and latch onto your enemy with talons of hungering fire.

Stride once. If you end your movement within reach of at least one enemy, you can make a fire talon Strike against that enemy that deals an additional 1d4 Persistent Fire Damage. If it hits and deals damage, you can attempt an Athletics check to Grapple the creature you hit.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Fire

Effects with the fire trait deal fire damage or either conjure or manipulate fire. Those that manipulate fire have no effect in an area without fire. Creatures with this trait consist primarily of fire or have a magical connection to that element.

Flourish

Flourish actions are actions that require too much exertion to perform a large number in a row. You can use only 1 action with the flourish trait per turn.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Crane Flutter ReactionFeat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Crane Stance

Trigger You are targeted with a melee attack by an attacker you can see.

Requirements You are in Crane Stance.


You interpose your arm between yourself and your opponent. Your circumstance bonus to AC from Crane Stance increases to +3 against the triggering attack. If the attack misses you, you can immediately make a crane wing Strike against the attacker at a -2 penalty, even if the attacker isn't within your reach.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Dragon Roar One ActionFeat 6


Auditory‚ÄčEmotion‚ÄčFear‚ÄčMental‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Dragon Stance

Requirements You are in Dragon Stance


You bellow, instilling fear in your enemies. Enemies within a 15-foot emanation must succeed at a Will save against your Intimidation DC or be Frightened 1 (Frightened 2 on a critical failure). When a creature frightened by the roar begins its turn adjacent to you, it can't reduce its frightened value below 1 on that turn.

Your first attack that hits a frightened creature after you roar and before the end of your next turn gains a +4 circumstance bonus to damage.

After you use Dragon Roar, you can't use it again for 1d4 rounds. Its effects end immediately if you leave Dragon Stance. Creatures in the area of your roar are then temporarily immune for 1 minute.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Auditory

Auditory actions and effects rely on sound. An action with the auditory trait can be successfully performed only if the creature using the action can speak or otherwise produce the required sounds. A spell or effect with the auditory trait has its effect only if the target can hear it. This applies only to sound-based parts of the effect, as determined by the GM. This is different from a sonic effect, which still affects targets who can't hear it (such as deaf targets) as long as the effect itself makes sound.

Emotion

This effect alters a creature's emotions. Effects with this trait always have the mental trait as well. Creatures with special training or that have mechanical or artificial intelligence are immune to emotion effects.

Fear

Fear effects evoke the emotion of fear. Effects with this trait always have the mental and emotion traits as well.

Mental

A mental effect can alter the target's mind. It has no effect on an object or a mindless creature.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Gorilla Pound One ActionFeat 6


Emotion‚ÄčFlourish‚ÄčMental‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites expert in Intimidation, Gorilla Stance

Requirements You are in Gorilla Stance.


You pound your chest before slamming into your foes.

Attempt an Intimidation check to Demoralize, then make one gorilla slam Strike against the same target. If your Strike hits, you gain a circumstance bonus to the damage roll equal to triple the value of the target's Frightened condition.


Special If you have this feat, while you are in Gorilla Stance, you gain a Climb Speed of 15 feet.

Stance: Gorilla Stance (Gorilla Pound)


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Emotion

This effect alters a creature's emotions. Effects with this trait always have the mental trait as well. Creatures with special training or that have mechanical or artificial intelligence are immune to emotion effects.

Flourish

Flourish actions are actions that require too much exertion to perform a large number in a row. You can use only 1 action with the flourish trait per turn.

Mental

A mental effect can alter the target's mind. It has no effect on an object or a mindless creature.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Inner Fire (Monk) Feat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Secrets of Magic
Prerequisites Stoked Flame Stance

While you're in Stoked Flame Stance, you have cold and fire resistance equal to half your level, and any creature that hits you with an unarmed attack, tries to Grab or Grapple you, or otherwise touches you takes fire damage equal to your Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). A creature can take this damage no more than once per turn.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Jellyfish Stance One ActionFeat 6


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #167: Ready? Fight!

Requirements You are unarmored.

You relax your posture and loosen your joints, allowing yourself to move with incredible fluidity. You can make stinging lash attacks that deal 1d8 slashing damage. These attacks are in the brawling group, and have the finesse, nonlethal, reach, and unarmed traits.

While in Jellyfish Stance, you gain a +2 circumstance bonus to Reflex saves and on checks to Escape and Squeeze.

Stance: Jellyfish Stance


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Ki Blast Feat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites ki spells

You can unleash an impactful cone of force by channeling your ki. You gain the Ki Blast ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Mountain Stronghold One ActionFeat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Mountain Stance

Requirements You are in Mountain Stance


You focus on your connection to the earth and call upon the mountain to block attacks against you. You gain a +2 circumstance bonus to AC until the beginning of your next turn.

Effect: Mountain Stronghold


Special If you have this feat, the Dexterity modifier cap to your AC while you're in Mountain Stance increases from +0 to +1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

One-Inch Punch Two ActionsFeat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites expert strikes

You put all your force into a single mighty, carefully controlled blow. Make an unarmed Strike. If you spend two actions and this Strike hits, you deal an extra die of weapon damage. You can instead spend 3 actions to perform an even more powerful attack, dealing a second additional die of weapon damage on a hit.

If you're at least 10th level, the number of additional dice you add from this feat doubles, for a total of 2 additional dice if you spend 2 actions or 4 additional dice if you spend 3 actions.

If you're at least 18th level, the number of additional dice you add from this feat triples, for a total of 3 additional dice if you spend 2 actions or 6 additional dice if you spend 3 actions.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Return Fire Feat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Deflect Arrow, Monastic Archer Stance

Requirements You are in Monastic Archer Stance, are wielding

a bow, and have a free hand.


Snatching an arrow out of the air, you instantly put it to your bow and return fire. When you successfully Deflect an Arrow as part of that reaction you can immediately make a ranged bow Strike by firing the arrow you deflected from your own bow.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stumbling Feint Feat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites expert in Deception, Stumbling Stance

Requirements You are in Stumbling Stance.


You lash out confusingly with what seems to be a weak move but instead allows you to unleash a dangerous flurry of blows upon your unsuspecting foe.

When you use Flurry of Blows, you can attempt a check to Feint as a free action just before the first Strike.

On a success, instead of making the target Flat-Footed against your next attack, they become flat-footed against both attacks from the Flurry of Blows.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Tiger Slash Two ActionsFeat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Tiger Stance

Requirements You are in Tiger Stance


You make a fierce swipe with both hands. Make a tiger claw Strike. It deals two extra weapon damage dice (three extra dice if you're 14th level or higher), and you can push the target 5 feet away as if you had successfully Shoved them.

If the attack is a critical success and deals damage, add your Strength modifier to the Persistent Bleed Damage from your tiger claw.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Water Step Feat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You can Stride across liquid and surfaces that don't support your weight. This benefit lasts only during your movement. If you end your movement on a surface that can't support you, you fall in or it collapses as normal.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Whirling Throw One ActionFeat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Requirements You have a creature Grabbed or Restrained.


You propel your grabbed or restrained foe a great distance. You can throw the creature any distance up to 10 feet, plus 5 feet √ó your Strength modifier. If you successfully throw the creature, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to your Strength modifier plus 1d6 per 10 feet you threw it.

Attempt an Athletics check against the foe's Fortitude DC. You take a -2 circumstance penalty to your check if the target is one size larger than you and a -4 circumstance penalty if it's larger than that. You gain a +2 circumstance bonus to your check if the target is one size smaller than you and a +4 circumstance bonus if it's smaller than that.


Critical Success You throw the creature the desired distance and it lands Prone.

Success You throw the creature the desired distance.

Failure You don't throw the creature.

Critical Failure You don't throw the creature, and it's no longer grabbed or restrained by you.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Wolf Drag Two ActionsFeat 6


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Wolf Stance

Requirements You are in Wolf Stance


You rip your enemy off their feet.

Make a wolf jaw Strike. Your wolf jaw gains the fatal d12 trait for this Strike, and if the attack succeeds, you knock the target Prone.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Arrow Snatching Feat 8


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Deflect Arrow

You pluck missiles from the air and hurl them back at their source. When you successfully deflect an attack with Deflect Arrow, as part of that reaction, you can immediately make a ranged Strike against the attacker using the projectile you deflected. This is a thrown weapon with the same range increment and effect on a hit as the triggering attack.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Clinging Shadows Initiate Feat 8


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites ki spells

You learn a mystical stance that transforms your ki into sticky smoke that shrouds your limbs, clinging to everything you touch.

You gain the Clinging Shadows Stance ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1. While entering the stance uses a ki spell, the shadow grasp attacks it grants are not, so you can use them as often as you like while in the stance.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Ironblood Stance Feat 8


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites You are unarmored

Requirements You are unarmored


You enter the stance of impenetrable iron, refusing to yield to any blow. You can make iron sweep unarmed attacks. These deal 1d8 bludgeoning damage; are in the brawling group; and have the nonlethal, parry, sweep, and unarmed traits.

While in Ironblood Stance, you gain resistance 2 to all damage. The resistance increases to 3 at 12th level, to 4 at 16th level, and to 5 at 20th level.

Stance: Ironblood Stance

Effect: Parry


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Mixed Maneuver Two ActionsFeat 8


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites master in Athletics

You combine two different maneuvers together into a single flowing whole. Choose any two of Grapple, Shove, and Trip. Attempt both of the attacks you chose against the same or different creatures, but don't apply the multiple attack penalty until after resolving both attacks.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Pinning Fire Free ActionFeat 8


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide

Trigger You use Flurry of Blows to make two ranged piercing weapon Strikes against the same target.


You target your opponent's clothing, equipment, or loose flesh with piercing projectiles to pin them to the ground or a nearby surface.

If both your attacks hit, the target must succeed at a Reflex save against your class DC or become Immobilized until it or an adjacent creature succeeds at a DC 10 athletics check to remove the pinning projectiles.

The creature doesn't become stuck if it is incorporeal, is liquid (like a water elemental or some oozes), or could otherwise escape without effort.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Rippling Spin ReactionFeat 8


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Secrets of Magic
Prerequisites Reflective Ripple Stance

Trigger You are hit by a physical melee attack by an attacker you can see that's in reach.

Requirements You're in Reflective Ripple Stance.


After the triggering attack is done, Step. You must end this Step within the attacker's reach. Then, you can attempt an Athletics check to Disarm or Trip the attacker.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Tangled Forest Stance One ActionFeat 8


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Requirements You are unarmored


You extend your arms like gnarled branches to interfere with your foes' movements. You can make lashing branch unarmed attacks. These deal 1d8 slashing damage; are in the brawling group; and have the agile, finesse, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.

While you're in Tangled Forest Stance and can act, every enemy in your reach that tries to move away from you must succeed at a Reflex save, Acrobatics check, or Athletics check against your class DC or be Immobilized for that action. If you prefer, you can allow the enemy to move.

Stance: Tangled Forest Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Wall Run One ActionFeat 8


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You defy gravity, traversing vertical planes as easily as the ground. Stride up to your Speed. You must start your movement on a horizontal surface.

During this movement, you can run up vertical surfaces, like walls, at your full Speed. If you end the Stride off the ground, you fall after taking your next action or when your turn ends, whichever comes first (though you can Grab an Edge, if applicable).

If you have Water Step or a similar ability, Wall Run lets you run along flimsy vertical surfaces, as well as vertical liquids, such as a waterfall.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Wild Winds Initiate Feat 8


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites ki spells

You learn a mystical stance that lets you attack from a distance. You gain the Wild Winds Stance ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.

While entering the stance is a ki spell, the wind crash Strikes the stance grants are not, so you can use them as often as you like while in the stance.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Blazing Streak Three ActionsFeat 10


Flourish‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Secrets of Magic
Prerequisites Stoked Flame Stance

Requirements You're in Stoked Flame Stance.


Stride twice, making Strikes against up to four different creatures within reach at any point during your movement. Flashing sparks Strikes made during Blazing Streak deal fire damage instead of slashing.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Flourish

Flourish actions are actions that require too much exertion to perform a large number in a row. You can use only 1 action with the flourish trait per turn.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Cobra Envenom One ActionFeat 10


Monk‚ÄčPoison‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Cobra Stance, expert in unarmed attacks

Frequency once per minute

Requirements You are in Cobra Stance.


You lash out with devious intent and the power to envenom your foe. Make a cobra fang Strike. Your reach with this Strike is 5 feet greater than normal.

If this Strike hits, the target takes 1d4 Persistent Poison Damage per weapon damage die.


Special If you have this feat, the circumstance bonus to Fortitude saves and Fortitude DC granted by Cobra Stance increases from +1 to +2.

Stance: Cobra Stance (Cobra Envenom)


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Poison

An effect with this trait delivers a poison or deals poison damage. An item with this trait is poisonous and might cause an affliction.

Entwined Energy Ki Feat 10


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #166: Despair on Danger Island

You can transform your inner power into a type of energy to empower your ki abilities. When you gain this feat, choose either acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage. When you cast ki blast, you can choose to have the spell deal the type of damage you chose instead of force damage. When you cast ki form or ki strike, add the type of damage you chose to the list of damage types you can select for the spell.

Special At the GM's discretion, this feat can alter other ki spells.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Knockback Strike Two ActionsFeat 10


Concentrate‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You focus your strength into a blow powerful enough to push an enemy away from you. Make an unarmed Strike. If you hit, attempt an Athletics check to Shove the target. This attack uses the same multiple attack penalty as your Strike, and doesn't count toward your multiple attack penalty.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Concentrate

An action with this trait requires a degree of mental concentration and discipline.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Peafowl Strut One ActionFeat 10


Flourish‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Peafowl Stance

Requirements You are in Peafowl Stance.


You slowly move across the battlefield with dangerous grace. Step twice and then Strike. The Strike must be made with the sword required by Peafowl Stance.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Flourish

Flourish actions are actions that require too much exertion to perform a large number in a row. You can use only 1 action with the flourish trait per turn.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Prevailing Position ReactionFeat 10


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites at least one stance feat

Trigger You are targeted by an attack or attempt a Reflex saving throw against a damaging effect, and you are in a stance.


Your willingness to flow from one stance to another lets you sacrifice their benefits to better protect yourself.

You leave the stance you were in, gaining a +4 circumstance bonus to the triggering saving throw or to your AC against the triggering attack.

Effect: Prevailing Position


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Sleeper Hold One ActionFeat 10


Incapacitation‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Requirements You have a creature Grabbed or Restrained.


You pinch crucial points of your target's nervous system, impeding its ability to function. Attempt an Athletics check to Grapple the creature, with the following success and critical success effects instead of the usual effects.


Critical Success The target falls Unconscious for 1 minute, though it remains standing and doesn't drop what it holds.

Success The target is Clumsy 1 until the end of its next turn.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Incapacitation

An ability with this trait can take a character completely out of the fight or even kill them, and it's harder to use on a more powerful character. If a spell has the incapacitation trait, any creature of more than twice the spell's level treats the result of their check to prevent being incapacitated by the spell as one degree of success better, or the result of any check the spellcaster made to incapacitate them as one degree of success worse. If any other effect has the incapacitation trait, a creature of higher level than the item, creature, or hazard generating the effect gains the same benefits.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Wind Jump Feat 10


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites ki spells

You gather the wind beneath you, allowing you to soar as you jump. You gain the Wind Jump ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Winding Flow One ActionFeat 10


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Frequency once per round


Any journey consists of more than simply reaching your destination. You use two of the following actions in any order: Stand, Step, and Stride. You can't use the same action twice.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Wronged Monk's Wrath Feat 10


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #166: Despair on Danger Island
Prerequisites ki spells

You gain the Wronged Monk's Wrath ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Diamond Soul Feat 12


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You have fortified your body and mind against eldritch effects. You gain a +1 status bonus to saving throws against magic.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Disrupt Ki Two ActionsFeat 12


Monk‚ÄčNegative‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Make an unarmed Strike. If it deals damage to a living creature, you block that creature's inner life force.

The creature takes 2d6 Persistent Negative Damage and is Enfeebled 1 until the persistent damage ends.

If you're 18th level or higher, this deals 3d6 Persistent Negative Damage instead.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Negative

Effects with this trait heal undead creatures with negative energy, deal negative damage to living creatures, or manipulate negative energy.

Dodging Roll ReactionFeat 12


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites master in Acrobatics

Trigger You take damage from an area effect that allows a Reflex save.


You dodge a blow at the last possible moment.

You Step and gain resistance to all damage equal to your level against the triggering effect. If your Step moves you out of the triggering effect's area, this resistance is instead equal to your level plus your Dexterity modifier.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Focused Shot One ActionFeat 12


Concentrate‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Monastic Archer Stance

Requirements You are in Monastic Archer Stance.


You achieve a state of perfect calm before unleashing your attack, opening your mind to the minute movements of the world around you to increase your accuracy.

Make a ranged weapon Strike against a target within your weapon's first range increment. This Strike ignores the target's Concealed condition and all cover.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Concentrate

An action with this trait requires a degree of mental concentration and discipline.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Improved Knockback Feat 12


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites master in Athletics

When you successfully Shove a creature, increase both the distance you can push the creature and the distance you can move to follow along with the target by 5 feet on a success or 10 feet on a critical success.

If you push the target into an obstacle, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to 6 plus your Strength modifier, or 8 plus your Strength modifier if you have legendary proficiency in Athletics.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Meditative Focus Feat 12


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites ki spells

Your meditation is so effective that you can achieve a deep focus. If you have spent at least 2 Focus Points since the last time you Refocused, you recover 2 Focus Points when you Refocus instead of 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Overwhelming Breath One ActionFeat 12


Concentrate‚ÄčMetamagic‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites ki spells

You control your breathing and align it with your ki, exhaling with controlled force in order to overcome your opponent's resistance.

If you use your next action to Cast a Spell that has the monk trait and no duration, the spell and any Strike} you make as a result of casting it ignore an amount of the target's resistance to physical damage equal to your level.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Concentrate

An action with this trait requires a degree of mental concentration and discipline.

Metamagic

Actions with the metamagic trait, usually from metamagic feats, tweak the properties of your spells. You must use a metamagic action directly before Casting the Spell you want to alter. If you use any action (including free actions and reactions) other than Cast a Spell directly after, you waste the benefits of the metamagic action. Any additional effects added by a metamagic action are part of the spell's effect, not of the metamagic action itself.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Sense Ki Feat 12


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #167: Ready? Fight!
Prerequisites ki spells

You can read the presence of ki in your area. You gain imprecise lifesense out to a range of 30 feet.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance Savant (Monk) Free ActionFeat 12


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Trigger You roll initiative


You enter a stance without a thought. Use an action that has the stance trait.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Wave Spiral Two ActionsFeat 12


Monk‚ÄčWater‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Secrets of Magic
Prerequisites Reflective Ripple Stance

Frequency once per minute

Requirements You're in Reflective Ripple Stance.


You dip and spin, unleashing a wide whirlpool of water. Make an Athletics check to Trip each creature standing on the ground in a 10-foot emanation.

These attacks all count toward your multiple attack penalty, but the penalty doesn't increase until after you make all the attacks.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Water

Effects with the water trait either manipulate or conjure water. Those that manipulate water have no effect in an area without water. Creatures with this trait consist primarily of water or have a magical connection to the element.

Explosive Death Drop One ActionFeat 14


Fire‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Lost Omens: Pathfinder Society Guide
Prerequisites Blazing Talon Surge

Requirements You are in Rain of Embers Stance and have a target Grabbed or Restrained.


You lift your enemy into the air before bringing them crashing down with a fiery detonation. Roll an Athletics check against your target's Fortitude DC. You take a -1 circumstance penalty to your check if the target is one size larger than you and a -3 circumstance penalty if it's larger than that. You gain a +1 circumstance bonus to your check if the target is one size smaller than you and a +3 circumstance bonus if it's smaller than that.


Critical Success The target takes 12d6 fire damage and falls Prone in an unoccupied adjacent square of your choice. The target is no longer grabbed. The target and any creature adjacent to it also each take 1d6 Persistent Fire Damage.

Success As critical success, but the target takes 6d6 fire damage instead of 12d6, and creatures don't take persistent fire damage.

Failure The target is no longer grabbed.

Critical Failure As failure, but you fall prone.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Fire

Effects with the fire trait deal fire damage or either conjure or manipulate fire. Those that manipulate fire have no effect in an area without fire. Creatures with this trait consist primarily of fire or have a magical connection to that element.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Ironblood Surge One ActionFeat 14


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Ironblood Stance

Requirements You are in Ironblood Stance


You steel yourself, preparing to resist oncoming attacks and using your muscles to absorb the impact.

You gain the benefits of your iron sweep's parry trait (a +1 circumstance bonus to AC until the start of your next turn) and your resistance from Ironblood Stance increases to your Strength modifier (if it's higher) for the same duration.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Mountain Quake One ActionFeat 14


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Mountain Stronghold

Requirements You are in Mountain Stance


You stomp, shaking the earth beneath you. Creatures on the ground within a 20-foot emanation take damage equal to your Strength modifier (minimum 0), which they can resist with a basic fortitude save against your class DC. On a failure, they also fall Prone.

After you use this action, you can't use it again for 1d4 rounds.


Special If you have this feat, the Dexterity modifier cap to your AC while using Mountain Stance increases from +1 to +2.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Shadow's Web Feat 14


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites ki spells

Requirements You are in Clinging Shadows Initiate.


You launch a wave of shadowy ki outward from your body, damaging your opponents and potentially binding them in place. You gain the Shadow's Web ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Tangled Forest Rake One ActionFeat 14


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Tangled Forest Stance

Requirements You are in Tangled Forest Stance.


You reposition foes with raking attacks. Make a lashing branch Strike. If you hit and deal damage, you force the target to move 5 feet into a space within your reach. This follows the forced movement rules.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Timeless Body Feat 14


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You cease aging. In addition, you gain a +2 status bonus to saving throws against poisons and diseases, and you gain resistance to poison damage equal to half your level.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Tongue of Sun and Moon Feat 14


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You have transcended the barriers between words and meaning. You can speak and understand all spoken languages.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Whirling Blade Stance One ActionFeat 14


Monk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Monastic Weaponry

You enter a mindful stance that creates a deep connection between you and your monk weapons, allowing you to manipulate them with your ki even at a distance.

All melee Monk weapons you wield with the finesse trait gain the thrown 10 feet trait (unless they already have the thrown trait with a greater range).

Once you've made a thrown Strike with such a weapon, you can use the precision of your throw to make additional Strikes with it, even from a distance. Start from the space of the previous Strike's target to determine the range increment and whether the new target has cover. At the end of your turn, the thrown weapon flies directly back to you in a straight line. If a solid barrier blocks its path, it falls to the ground after hitting the barrier.

Stance: Whirling Blade Stance


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.

Wild Winds Gust Two ActionsFeat 14


Air‚ÄčConcentrate‚ÄčEvocation‚ÄčManipulate‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Wild Winds Initiate

Requirements You are in Wild Winds Stance


You store up energy and release it in an enormous gust of rushing wind. Make a wind crash Strike against each creature in your choice of a 30-foot cone or a 60 foot line. These attacks all count toward your multiple attack penalty, but the penalty doesn't increase until after you make all the attacks.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Air

Effects with the air trait either manipulate or conjure air. Those that manipulate air have no effect in a vacuum or an area without air. Creatures with this trait consist primarily of air or have a magical connection to that element.

Concentrate

An action with this trait requires a degree of mental concentration and discipline.

Evocation

Effects and magic items with this trait are associated with the evocation school of magic, typically involving energy and elemental forces.

Manipulate

You must physically manipulate an item or make gestures to use an action with this trait. Creatures without a suitable appendage can't perform actions with this trait. Manipulate actions often trigger reactions.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Electric Counter ReactionFeat 16


Uncommon‚ÄčElectricity‚ÄčEvocation‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #167: Ready? Fight!
Prerequisites Wild Winds Initiate

Trigger You would take damage.

Requirements You are in Wild Winds stance.


You gain resistance to electricity equal to your level until the start of your next turn. If the triggering damage was electricity, this resistance applies to it. If the triggering damage was from a melee attack, the attacker takes 3d6 electricity damage.

Special This feat has the trait corresponding to the tradition of ki spells you cast, either divine or occult.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Electricity

Effects with this trait deal electricity damage. A creature with this trait has a magical connection to electricity.

Evocation

Effects and magic items with this trait are associated with the evocation school of magic, typically involving energy and elemental forces.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Enlightened Presence Feat 16


Aura‚ÄčEmotion‚ÄčMental‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You exude an aura of resolve. You and allies within 15 feet of you gain a +2 status bonus to Will saving throws against mental effects.

Effect: Enlightened Presence


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Aura

An aura is an emanation that continually ebbs out from you, af ecting creatures within a certain radius. Aura can also refer to the magical signature of an item or a creature with a strong alignment.

Emotion

This effect alters a creature's emotions. Effects with this trait always have the mental trait as well. Creatures with special training or that have mechanical or artificial intelligence are immune to emotion effects.

Mental

A mental effect can alter the target's mind. It has no effect on an object or a mindless creature.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Flinging Blow Two ActionsFeat 16


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide

You take a moment to center yourself, then unleash a powerful blow that sends your target tumbling away.

Make an unarmed Strike. If you hit, the target must succeed at a Fortitude save against your class DC or be pushed up to 10 feet directly away from you (or 20 feet, on a critical failure) and fall Prone.

If another creature or physical object would prevent this movement, both your target and the blocking creature or object take 1d6 bludgeoning damage per 5 feet of movement that was prevented.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Master of Many Styles Free ActionFeat 16


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Stance Savant

Trigger Your turn begins


You move between stances in an unceasing dance. You use an action with the stance trait.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Medusa's Wrath Feat 16


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites ki spells

You learn a monstrous ki technique that infuses your blows with the petrifying power of a medusa's gaze. You gain the Medusa's Wrath ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

One-Millimeter Punch Feat 16


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites One-Inch Punch

Your punches have incredible force and control. When you damage a target using One-Inch Punch, you can focus your ki to send the foe flying. If you do, the target must attempt a Fortitude save against your class DC.


Critical Success The target is unaffected.

Success The target is pushed back 5 feet.

Failure The target is pushed back 10 feet.

Critical Failure The target is pushed back 10 feet for each action you spent on One-Inch Punch.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Quivering Palm Feat 16


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites ki spells

Your strikes can kill foes. You gain the Quivering Palm ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Shattering Strike (Monk) Two ActionsFeat 16


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

The force of your considered blow shatters objects and defenses alike. Make an unarmed Strike. It bypasses the target's resistances. If the target has Hardness, the Strike treats the Hardness as if it were half its value.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Diamond Fists Feat 18


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Your body hardens as you combine your attacks, making your finishing blows more damaging. Your unarmed attacks gain the forceful trait. Any that already had this trait instead increase their weapon damage dice by one step.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Effortless Reach Feat 18


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #167: Ready? Fight!

Focusing the powers of your ki to augment your blows, you stretch and lengthen your body in ways that defy logic. Your unarmed attacks gain the reach trait.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Empty Body Feat 18


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites ki spells

You transmute your body into an ethereal form. You gain the Empty Body ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Ki Center Free ActionFeat 18


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites ki spells, Master of Many Styles

Frequency once per minute


You center yourself with the universe and draw upon its vast power. You cast a single action ki spell with the stance trait, without spending a Focus Point.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Ki Form Feat 18


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites ki spells

You have mastered a potent technique for using your ki to reinforce your physical form and propel yourself through the air. You gain the Ki Form ki spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Meditative Wellspring Feat 18


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites Meditative Focus

When you clear your mind, your focus comes flowing back in a powerful rush. If you have spent at least 3 Focus Points since the last time you Refocused, you recover 3 Focus Points when you Refocus instead of 1.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Swift River Free ActionFeat 18


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Trigger Your turn ends and you have a status penalty to your Speed or are Immobilized or Slowed


You flow like water, avoiding all restraints. End one status penalty to your speed, or end one immobilized or slowed condition affecting you.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Triangle Shot Two ActionsFeat 18


Concentrate‚ÄčFlourish‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide
Prerequisites Monastic Archer Stance, Stunning Fist

Requirements You are in Monastic Archer Stance and wielding a bow usable with that stance.


You string three arrows to your bow and fire them all at once. Make three ranged Strikes against a single target with the required weapon, each using your current multiple attack penalty, and you take an additional -2 penalty. This counts as two attacks when calculating your multiple attack penalty, and you combine the attacks' damage for the purpose of resistances and weaknesses.

Your Stunning Fist benefit applies to Triangle Shot, even though it isn't a Flurry of Blows. If all three Strikes hit, the target takes 3d6 Persistent Bleed Damage.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Concentrate

An action with this trait requires a degree of mental concentration and discipline.

Flourish

Flourish actions are actions that require too much exertion to perform a large number in a row. You can use only 1 action with the flourish trait per turn.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Deadly Strikes Feat 20


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide

You have honed your body to attack with lethal focus. Your unarmed attacks gain the deadly d10 trait, or you increase their deadly trait to d10 if the unarmed attack is already deadly with a smaller die size.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Endurance of the Rooted Tree Feat 20


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #156: The Apocalypse Prophet
Prerequisites Wholeness of Body

Just as the Vale of Aroden retains light and life despite inhospitable surroundings, you can sustain yourself regardless of your environment. You don't need to eat, drink, or breathe.

In addition, you can cast the Wholeness of Body ki spell almost effortlessly. You can cast it as a free action that triggers at the start of your turn.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Enduring Quickness Feat 20


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

You move as fast and as high as the wind itself. You're permanently Quickened.

You can use your extra action to Stride or Leap, to provide one of the actions needed for a High Jump or Long Jump


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Fuse Stance Feat 20


Monk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Prerequisites at least two stances

You have combined two stances into a single stance all your own. When you take this feat, choose two stances you know and combine them into a single fused stance. Give your new fused stance a unique name. When you enter your fused stance, you gain all the effects of both stances, including the requirements and restrictions. You can't fuse stances with fundamentally incompatible requirements or restrictions (such as Mountain Stance and Crane Stance, which both require using only one type of Strike).


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Golden Body Feat 20


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #150: Broken Promises

You perfect your body, refining the flex of every muscle and the bend of every joint to maximum efficiency. Your unarmed Strikes gain the deadly d12 trait, and you have fast healing 20, causing you to regain 20 HP at the start of each of your turns provided you have at least 1 HP.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Impossible Technique ReactionFeat 20


Fortune‚ÄčMonk‚Äč
Source Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Trigger An enemy's attack hits you or you fail a saving throw against an enemy's ability.

Requirements You are not armored or fatigued.


You execute a maneuver that defies possibility. If the triggering effect was an enemy's attack hitting you, the enemy rerolls the attack roll and uses the lower result. If the triggering effect was you failing a saving throw, you reroll the saving throw and use the higher result.


Traits

Common

Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.

Fortune

A fortune effect beneficially alters how you roll your dice. You can never have more than one fortune effect alter a single roll. If multiple fortune effects would apply, you have to pick which to use. If a fortune effect and a misfortune effect would apply to the same roll, the two cancel each other out, and you roll normally.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Vitality-Manipulating Stance Feat 20


Uncommon‚ÄčMonk‚ÄčStance‚Äč
Source Pathfinder #168: King of the Mountain
Prerequisites Stunning fist

You have learned to attack meridians and pressure points like your rival Shino Hakusa. You gain a vitality blast ranged unarmed Strike that deals 1d4 negative damage, has a range of 30 feet, and has the unarmed and versatile positive traits.

Additionally, when you use Stunning Fist, instead of saving against being stunned, you can choose to have the target make a Fortitude save against your class DC with the following results. You must choose to do this before the target rolls its save.

Stance: Vitality-Manipulation Stance


Critical Success The target is unaffected.

Success The target's muscles become temporarily weaker. For 1 round, the target is Enfeebled 2, and any time it attempts to take an action with the manipulate trait, the action is disrupted unless it succeeds at a flat check with a DC equal to 5 + its enfeebled value.

Failure As success, but the duration is 1 minute.

Critical Failure As success, but the duration is 1 minute, the flat check is DC 11, and the target takes -10-foot status penalty to all Speeds for the duration.


Traits

Uncommon

Something of uncommon rarity requires special training or comes from a particular culture or part of the world. Some character choices give access to uncommon options, and the GM can choose to allow access for anyone. Less is known about uncommon creatures than common creatures. They typically can't be summoned. The DC of Recall Knowledge checks related to these creature is increased by 2.

Monk

Abilities with this trait are from the monk class. A weapon with this trait is primarily used by monks.

Stance

A stance is a general combat strategy that you enter by using an action with the stance trait, and that you remain in for some time. A stance lasts until you get knocked out, until its requirements (if any) are violated, until the encounter ends, or until you enter a new stance, whichever comes first. After you use an action with the stance trait, you can't use another one for 1 round. You can enter or be in a stance only in encounter mode.