Ways to replenish Ki and / or Arcane Pool?


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How many ways are there to replenish a character's Ki and/or Arcane Pool?

Also, what if the character is a multiclass monk/magus with the Ki Arcana arcana; allowing him to use ki and arcane pool points interchangeably; would that have any effect?

  • I know of drunken master, which I like - but which destroys action economy.
  • I know of hungry ghost monk, which I like less, especially since the ability is delayed.
  • I know of the Ki Mat, but that is a very weak and time consuming option.
  • I have seen a couple of 3rd party spells, one cleric and one which was arcane (but not magus), which essentially duplicated the hungry ghost monk's siphon ability.

    Are there any items, which can be used to replenish (and/or stockpile) ki or arcane pool points?


  • Arcane Revitalization magic train or Malleable Magic magic trait can give you 1 arcane pool point per day. You can't have both though, since they're both magic traits.


    weyroot weapons can give you back arcane pool points


    Yeah, given how little there is and how quickly it can be expended, there really should be more options to get it back somewhat fast.


    weyroot weapons? I cannot find anything on these...?


    If you're playing mythic and have the tier that allows you to spend power on resetting your daily counts, that's a way.


    The bladebound can get points form his blackblade and at level 19 there is bonus points for kills.


    Ki Leech from Quinggong Monk is maintainable for free all day long starting at level 11 and should provide all the ki you need. If not, start doing nonleathal damage and Coup de Grace the unconcious enemys after the fight.


    karossii wrote:
    weyroot weapons? I cannot find anything on these...?

    Wyroot is a special material wood described in the elf racial entry of the ARG. It can only be used to make weapons with wooden hafts (so, better for a monk staff than a magus scimitar), and on a confirmed crit it stores one point that can be drawn into the wielder's ki or arcane pool. There are 1, 2, and 3 point storage capacity variants. Due to the language there has been some debate about whether they actually do damage on a crit.


    Wyroot, not weyroot. I was googling and failing to find anything. Now I see it. Thanks!


    Also found Gloves of Arcane Gathering and Ring of Arcane Mastery.

    The gloves are just a leveled item like the malleable magic trait, and the ring is a decent storage device; up to 4 points can be stored/used - also gives a few more uses for arcane pool points..


    Wyrwood could be used with Scimitars if you combine it with Ironwood.

    Though, I suppose you just get a quarterstaff or something and an animated chain shirt, and then you just whack, whack, whack away.


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    You could also use a Ring of Ki Mastery, which stores Ki points and reduces the cost of any maneuvers using Ki by 1 (to a minimum of 1).


    Derklord wrote:
    Ki Leech from Quinggong Monk is maintainable for free all day long starting at level 11 and should provide all the ki you need. If not, start doing nonleathal damage and Coup de Grace the unconcious enemys after the fight.

    Or carry around a sack of 100 toads and step on them in between fights.


    karossii wrote:

    How many ways are there to replenish a character's Ki and/or Arcane Pool?

    Also, what if the character is a multiclass monk/magus with the Ki Arcana arcana; allowing him to use ki and arcane pool points interchangeably; would that have any effect?

  • I know of drunken master, which I like - but which destroys action economy.
  • I know of hungry ghost monk, which I like less, especially since the ability is delayed.
  • I know of the Ki Mat, but that is a very weak and time consuming option.
  • I have seen a couple of 3rd party spells, one cleric and one which was arcane (but not magus), which essentially duplicated the hungry ghost monk's siphon ability.

    Are there any items, which can be used to replenish (and/or stockpile) ki or arcane pool points?

  • At level 3 a Drunken Master with an 18 Con may select the Fast Drinker feat. This will reduce drinking to a swift action.


    This reminds me of a particularly good game by an excellent dm. He added ki vampires and their forbidden style. The secret, as a ki user (I was a ninja), was to actually burn all of your ki before you fought them, or they would take it and smash you to bits. Great concept, I wonder where he got it from?

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