I was planning to build an Elemental Ascetic for a Skulls & Shackles tabletop game starting in a few weeks (20 points, core races and few exceptions, one campaign trait, all Paizo legal, no 3rdPP). This archetype seems to suck hard but I want to be Avatar Ang in close combat!
So I got a few questions for the crunch experts around!
- If you got an ability which emulate one from another classe (Furry of Blows) can you take the Unchained one?
- If I take a one dip in Unchained Monk, and then Elemental Ascetic, will I have the two furry of blows? Only one?
- Is there a way to do a decent build with that or not? We are not power gamer and our GM is generaly fair, but I don't want to slow the group down with a cool thematic character that sucks.
what is the draw to elemental ascetic? What of that class makes you think of Avatar Ang? I ask because I have seen a few classes that mimic stuff that might satisfy your view.
I want a character that throw elemental stuff at people while doing Kata and martial arts. If you got anything like that with this feeling I'll take it!!
Multiclassing monk/umonk and kineticist seems to be a better option than elemental ascetic.
Yes multiclassing seems like the better option here! How much levels in Monk in your opinion? I generally prefer core Monk when I don't mucticlass because of all the cool archetypes but for a dip Unchained seems better
Two levels maybe then Kinetist?
Just to play the devil's advocate, I actually prefer elemental Ascetic to the base kineticist, if you are using the fire element. Giving up your targeted blasts doesn't hurt as much when you have all the aoe infusions, and ginving up elemental defense doesn't hurt when it is as useless as fire's.
Yes you will be better off with a multiclass, but the ea is not really that bad at what it does.
Hum at least I got a few build possibilities which is good! However it's a shame that they did not create a better Ascetic than this one. All I can think when I see the class (Blood Kineticist come on...) is Avatar, and still Ascetic seems lackluster. I'll give it a try with a full fire build thanks Imbicatus fire is going to be strong in S&S I think a lots of boats to burn.
Thanks for this wonderful discovery Sledgehammer I did not know this archetype.
There are so many books and cool options outhere, hard to keep track on all of it!