FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Monk Guide/FAQ

ffxiv monk guide faq stats race skills traitsHow do I become a Monk in ARR?
You need to be a Pugilist (30) and Lancer (15) First! If you’ve met these requirements, you can return to the Pugilists Guild in Ul’dah to get your quest to obtain the “Soul of the Bard”. In FFXIV ARR, becoming a job is as simple as equipping the required Soul.

What’s the Monk playstyle?
Monks evolve the Pugilist rotation a bit. Dragon Kick becomes a high priority skill, making sure you keep the debuff up (-10% blunt resistance) becomes key to maximing your DPS. You also gain Fists of Fire, which is a damage increasing stance. You also gain some good AoE in the form of Rockbreaker.

All in all, Monks are a pretty good upgrade to Pugilists. All 5 skills are useful, and worth sacrificing the other 5 cross-class skill slots for.

What are good Monk stats?
Monks scale well with alot of STR. Much like Dragoons, any point you cant put in STR goes into VIT. And when thinking of secondary stats, take any CRITICAL CHANCE you can find.


What are the Monk Traits?
As of now, there are no advanced job specific traits. You inherit all Pugilist traits you’ve already learned.

What are the Monk Skills?
Aside from the skills below, you may use any skill you’ve learned as a Pugilist. Monks also have access to some Lancer and Archer skills.

Patch 2.1 changes

  • Shoulder Tackle – Cooldown has been reduced to 30 seconds from 90 seconds.
  • One Ilm Punch – Potency has been increased to 120 from 80.
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Duration: 18s
Can only be used when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning
Duration: 12s
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 7% and attack speed by 5%
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Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100. Must be more than 10 yalms from target to execute.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Cannot be executed while bound.
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Increases damage dealt by 10%.
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Wind, and shares recast timer with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.
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Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Removes one beneficial status from target
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl
Duration: 10s
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Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
150 when delivered from a target's flank.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Reduces target's blunt resistance by 10% Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 10s

How many cross-class skills can I use?
When choosing advanced job, the amount of cross-class skills you may equip decrease to a total of 5 (as compared to 10)

Do I have to level up Monk separately?
No, your EXP in Monk rises as you level up your Pugilist class.

Any other Monk Guides and Resources?
As we learn more about each job, we will be linking useful guides in each Job page, as well as our community discussion on the Job.

7 thoughts on “FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Monk Guide/FAQ”

  1. In the area detailing how you obtain the class you say “Soul of the Bard” when I assume it should be of the monk.

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