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Magentawolf wrote:Monks do not provoke because they have Improved Unarmed Strike, not because their attacks are natural weapons. (Which they're not)Natural Attacks wrote:Most creatures possess one or more natural attacks (attacks made without a weapon). These attacks fall into one of two categories, primary and secondary attacks.
Any attack made without a weapon is a natural attack. These attacks fall into one of two categories. Primary or Secondary.
It helps to look at the whole section.
Unarmed Attacks: Striking for damage with punches, kicks, and head butts is much like attacking with a melee weapon, except for the following:
Attacks of Opportunity: Attacking unarmed provokes an attack of opportunity from the character you attack, provided she is armed. The attack of opportunity comes before your attack. An unarmed attack does not provoke attacks of opportunity from other foes, nor does it provoke an attack of opportunity from an unarmed foe.
An unarmed character can't take attacks of opportunity (but see "Armed" Unarmed Attacks, below).
"Armed" Unarmed Attacks: Sometimes a character's or creature's unarmed attack counts as an armed attack. A monk, a character with the Improved Unarmed Strike feat, a spellcaster delivering a touch attack spell, and a creature with natural physical weapons all count as being armed (see natural attacks).
Any attack made without a weapon is an unarmed attack.
If we now look at natural attacks.
Natural Attacks: Attacks made with natural weapons, such as claws and bites, are melee attacks that can be made against any creature within your reach (usually 5 feet). These attacks are made using your full attack bonus and deal an amount of damage that depends on their type (plus your Strength modifier, as normal). You do not receive additional natural attacks for a high base attack bonus. Instead, you receive additional attack rolls for multiple limb and body parts capable of making the attack (as noted by the race or ability that grants the attacks). If you possess only one natural attack (such as a bite—two claw attacks do not qualify), you add 1–1/2 times your Strength bonus on damage rolls made with that attack.
Monks unarmed strikes are not natural weapons, so they are not natural attacks. They are not primary or secondary, because they are unarmed strikes. They do count as a natural weapon for effects and spells, but it does not specify primary or secondary, so it is neither.
Natural weapons fall into 2 groups, primary or secondary.
A monk unarmed strike is not a natural weapon, but can be treated as one for effects and spells.
Because power attack requires a primary natural weapon, and a monk unarmed strike is treated as a natural weapon, it does not apply.