Xeph Monk

Generally easy-going and good-natured, there are those xeph who look inward for their answers. When a xeph takes up the code of a monk, he learns to harness his psionic nature and blend those aspects of his race that suit his role.


To take a xeph monk racial specialty level, a character must be a xeph about to take her 1st, 3rd, or 6th level of monk.


Hit Die: d8

Class Skills

Xeph monk racial specialty levels have the class skills of the standard monk class, plus Autohypnosis. Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier. Skill Points at 1st Level: (4 + Int modifier) x4.

Class Features:

All of the following are class features of the xeph monk racial specialty levels. Xeph monks with at least one of these specialty levels may freely multiclass between monk and soulknife.

Monk Weapons: A xeph monk may treat a mind blade and a ki blade (see below) as a special monk weapon. Additionally, both of these weapons benefit from any ki strike feature he has.

Flurry of Blows: As the Monk class ability

Unarmed Strike: As the Monk class ability

Bonus Feat: A 1st level xeph monk may choose either Mental Leap, Speed of Thought, or Up the Walls as a bonus feat. He need not meet the prerequisites for the feat. At 6th level xeph monk may choose either Duck and Weave or Xeph Bladestorm as a bonus feat. He does not need to meet the normal prerequisites of the feat. This class feature replaces the standard bonus feat choices gained as a monk.

Resistant Mind (Ex): A 3rd level xeph monk’s racial bonus on saving throws against powers, spells, and spelllike effects increases to +2. This racial specialty feature replaces the standard monk’s still mind class feature, but counts as still mind for the purposes of meeting requirements.

Ki Blade (Su): At 6th level, a xeph monk may focus his ki into a semisolid blade of energy as a move action, similar to a mind blade. This ki blade appears as a straight, double-edged ribbon-like sword and deals slashing damage equal to the unarmed strike damage of a monk one size smaller than the xeph monk. Feats and class features that require the use of a mind blade, such as Xeph Bladestorm and Throw Mind Blade, can be used with a ki blade, with the exception of Shape Mind Blade. A multiclass xeph monk / soulknife cannot have both his ki blade and his mind blade in existence at the same time. This racial specialty feature replaces the standard monk’s slow fall progression gained at 6th level. His progression from this point forward is 10 ft. slower (30 ft. at 8th level, 40 ft. at 10th level, etc.).

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