Two monk questions


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1) Can a monk with a two handed weapon still deflect arrows when not on his turn, by using free actions to free one hand at the end of his turn and reapplying his hand to the two-handed weapon at the beginning of it?

It would presumably mean that AoOs would have to be with unarmed strikes.

2) Am I right that you need to have Shield Proficiency to use a quickdraw shield, so a monk that wants to use such a shield when it isn't his turn will need two feats: shield proficiency and quickdraw?

Cheers

Richard


yes and you would give up aoos with the 2h weapons

yes and you also wouldnt get your monk ac bonus when using the shield so i have no idea why you would want to use it

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TVM

On the second one, because you put your shield away at the end of your initiative/turn, and then you're no longer wielding it so you *do* get your AC whilst everybody else is busy trying to hit you.


richard develyn wrote:

TVM

On the second one, because you put your shield away at the end of your initiative/turn, and then you're no longer wielding it so you *do* get your AC whilst everybody else is busy trying to hit you.

A monk loses his WIS to AC and the AC bonuses from class if he wields a shield. Thus losing your Monk AC to gain the shield AC. Often this will be a bad trade and result in a loss of AC overall.

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Sorry - I was being stupid.

The quickdraw thing is just to allow you to flurry.

But you are both right.

Richard

Shadow Lodge

It takes a bit to qualify for, Unhindering Shield would be better.

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Dragonborn3 wrote:
It takes a bit to qualify for, Unhindering Shield would be better.

Thank you for that.

Although it takes 3 feats, you then potentially have access to 6 points of AC (+5 Buckler). That's pretty good, in my opinion.

Richard

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