FFXIV Monk (MNK) Cross Class skills guide
What are the Pugilist -> Monk Cross Class Skills? Here, we will be strictly discussing the cross-class skills Monk can get.
How many cross-class skills can I get as a Monk? Any job class may only equip five (5) cross-class skills.
From what other classes does Monk get skills from? Marauder and Lancer.
What are the best Monk cross-class skills? This is discussed below.
Full list of Monk (MNK) Cross-class skills
|Feint||2||Damages and slows enemies||Lancer (LNC)|
|Foresight||2||Increases defense||Marauder (MRD)|
|Skull Sunder||4||Attack that generates enmity||Marauder (MRD)|
|Keen Flurry||6||Increases parry rate||Lancer (LNC)|
|Fracture||6||Damage over time (DOT)||Marauder (MRD)|
|Impulse Drive||8||Attack. Damage is stronger if dealt at the back of target||Lancer (LNC)|
|Bloodbath||8||Converts damage dealt to HP||Marauder (MRD)|
|Invigorate||22||Instantly restores 300 TP||Lancer (LNC)|
|Mercy Stroke||26||Attack that can only be executed when enemy is below 20% HP. Up to 20% life steal.||Marauder (MRD)|
|Blood for Blood||34||Damage dealt +20%, Damage taken +25%||Lancer (LNC)|
Monk (MNK) Cross-class skills discussion
Feint – If there are key adds that can be slowed, and you don’t have a LNC / DRG, take it.
Foresight, Keen Flurry – Take one or the other if surviving physical damage is a concern.
Fracture – A decent DoT as always.
Impulse Drive – My impulses tell me it’s not worth getting this as a monk.
Bloodbath – A pretty decent self-healing mechanism, for the lack of other things to take.
Invigorate, Blood for Blood – well, this is the main event in terms of monk cross class. Take these two and dont look back.
Mercy Stroke – This is kind of underrated. Pretty strong for when it’s needed.
Ideal Monk (MNK) Cross-class progression
- Pugilist to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
- Marauder to 6 for: Fracture.
- Pugilist to 30 for: MNK Requirement.
- Lancer to 15 for: MNK Requirement.
- MNK to 50 for: Maximum level.
- Lancer to 34 for: Blood for Blood.
- Marauder to 26 for: Mercy Stroke(All Cross Class Skills Obtained)
Like always, getting an extra DoT from Marauder 6 is very helpful early on.
- Monks use skills from: Gladiator and Pugilist.
- Invigorate and Blood for Blood are your key offensives here.
- For defensives, Foresight and Bloodbath.
- Best Monk Cross-Class Skills:
Blood for Blood, Mercy Stroke, Invigorate, Fracture, Bloodbath.
More Info: Pugilist | Monk | PGL MNK Stats