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Is Monk the most meme class in fantasy games? Everytime a new RPG gameis announced there's always a couple of "can I be a badass monk punching shit?" Without fail.

Okay monkfags, name a couple games that did monk so right you want to play them in every game.
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life, you plastic idiot
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>>323982513
can swordsmen that shoot laser waves be the new meme class because i want that in every game
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I just like monks.
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>>323983695
>Etna.....with a sword
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>>323982513
>"meme class" because people enjoy a pretty universal and ever present aspect of it

I guess fighters are a meme class because "I just want to stab shit"
Or Wizards because "I just want to cast shit".

Anyway, replying to your stupid question, it really depends on the game. FF Monks have some really cool utility, D&D Monks are completely fucking useless and so on and so forth.
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>>323982513
Not even just monks anon. I just want to punch shit with my fists. I'm not saying it's stronger than a sword in terms of bleeding/cutting damage, but martial artists tend to be able to fuck shit up.
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Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 had badass monks that could create fiery fists of fucking impending doom from the sun god

so that
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>>323984213
I mean she's decent with them, it's still a better option to give her a spear or axe.
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>>323982513
When was the last time someone that wasn't a complete idiot used the word "meme?"
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>>323982513
FFTA, D3 post-RoS
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>>323982513
Diablo 3 did monks right with nice flavour(I still why they are so bad fantasy wise in wow)
BG
NWN(Only first, in obsidian games they are shit)
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I DM a d&d group where one person plays a monk. I think it's cool.
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>>323982513

Monks are the definition of a meme class. Unarmed and karate bullshit undermine one of the best things of RPGs: unique looking weapons
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>>323984859
>best things of RPGs: unique looking weapons
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>>323984859
>fist weapons arent a thing
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>>323985083
/v/ is full of kids who were born in 1992+
Of course they will only care about weapon models
They watch let's players and unironically love obsidian games too
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What games let me play a real monk where I live a simple, pious lifestyle hand-copying books, studying scripture and secretly scamming riches from people outside the church?
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In the game I'm scripting the monks are a subclass and each one plays differently based on what scroll they have equipped. Each one comes with their own defensive and offensive options and buffs. The Judo scroll, for example, gives the monk a forward dodge that gets in close and has slight invulnerability as well as grabs that does a large amount of damage on the target with moderate AoE damage from the impact. Whereas a Muay Thai scroll has the monk gain access to a attack speed up buff and attack flurries as well as an AoE sweep kick. There's around 20 different scrolls.
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>>323982513

You tried the same "meme class" bullshit with the Ayla thread earlier
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>>323984859
YOU ARE THE WEAPON
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Do you want them to become healers?
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>>323982513
I think the real problem is that those kind of people will not accept any hand to hand fighter that is not eastern martial art flavored.
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>>323982513

Ragnarok Online Monks are pretty cool.
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Using "meme" as an adjective should be a bannable offense.
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>can't play an unarmed brawler type character without being grouped in with some kind of retarded oriental wizard shit

Why
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>>323984494
It certainly wasn't this guy: >>323984859
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Jade Empire.

>tfw throwing 100 punches a second.
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>>323985464
Now, that's a game worth buying and playing.
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>>323985515
I still remember the time the GM I was rolling with told me I couldn't use a weapon monk in pathfinder because "midmax or gtfo".
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>>323982513
ATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATAT
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Aesthetic-wise I prefer 'angry hobo kicks the crap out of everything' rather than 'wise eastern monk punches light beams and stuff', so i got no love for monks
As much as i love big 2h sword berserkers, the 'i want to le rip and tear guts game when!?!?!' memesters are pretty prevalent too
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>monk class
>almost always copy DBZ, Street Fighter or Fist of the North Star

I mean shit, it IS badass to fire a Kamehameha or do a Tatsumaki or ATATATATATATATATATA a motherfucker to death, but almost none of them get into the spiritual aspect of it.

I WILL give WoW points for letting you play a drunken fist spec though.
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>>323985550
my nigga
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>>323985550
Best monks and best healer in every game hands down. Couldn't play them for shit but I still loved everything about how anet designed this class. Fuck them for ruining everything.
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>>323986069
I find it ironic that for a support class, they have one of the most powerful nuking spell in the game.

>>323986054
Guild Wars basically make them a support class/healers while they do their martial art with /dance.
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>>323982513
Final Fantasy tactics and FF in general

>>323984859
They use big ass knucles in most mmos. Frankly quite more interesting than spiky swords.

>Yang
>Sabin
>Tifa
>Zell
>Amarant
>Ayla from Chrono Trigger
>Fei from Xenogears
>Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat

So get fucked Monks are great. With maybe the exception of Chie. Sluts can never be monks.
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>>323984859

give them a unique talisman that they equip and use in their skills/form
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>>323986315
>Sluts can never be monks.
obviously, in that case they're nuns
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>>323982513
Alpha Protocol monk-like build, it was so broken, it was so fun
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FFV
FFXII
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>Monk class
>Shoots holy lasers instead of punching things
I just wanna be a karate man
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>>323987251
This will never happen because the animations would be too difficult to pull off well.
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>>323982513
Guild Wars 1
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What RPG lets you play an unarmed fighter with punching and throwing with no gay Buddhism zen shit?
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>>323987251
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBesCA27CFM
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>>323987645
God Hand
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>>323987645
>>323987251
LISA
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>>323987645
Dark Messiah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnxgQMSsc8c
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>>323982513
Fucking shit up with your fists is just fun
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>>323984658
>D3 post-RoS

>mfw finally putting together the seven sided exploding palm set
>mfw detonating entire groups in a fucking second
>mfw no face because exploded off

Radical
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I just want to play Street Fighter in my RPGs
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Punching shit is fun even though it's rarely the most efficient combat methods.
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>>323988991
I kinda wanna get back into D3.
I heard it got pretty good in the latest patch, is this true?
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>>323982513
Monk is pretty fucking rad and fun in every iteration (that I've played, anyhow) of D&D.

So.
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>>323982513
Everquest. Hand to hand, blunt weapons, flying kick, sneak, feign death, intimidation
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>>323984859
You're just bitter because you waste all your time praying for weapons in a shitty loot-grinder RPG, while monks transcend that pathetic bullshit.
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>>323989142
monks in dungeon fighter are silly

>fighter class that equips boxing gloves uses street fighter moves
>monk class with boxing moves equips a totem pole that he just slams into the ground
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>>323982513
>not wanting to punch shit

Sword fag detected.
folded 1000 times steel, right kirito?
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>>323985564
Ragnarok Online took the mystic side of a monk's potential to a new level with Guillotine Fist. I sure had fun on a guild composed solely by monks throughout years of gameplay.
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Pic related has a cool monk.
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Reminder that REAL monks used weapons like staffs or hook blades
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>>323989164
Much better than Vanilla and it has improved since RoS launch with patches adding more content. New season starts tomorrow.
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>>323989664
>Mystic side
Guillotine Fist made things 10/10 though
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>>323982513
Monks in WoW were really fun when they were first released.
>flying kick ability that let you travel the entire map in .5 seconds
>hadouken
>ATATATATATATA
>flying cloud like goku's nimbus cloud
Then Memelords of Gaynor dropped and now they do approximately 0 damage. I fucking hate Blizzard.
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>>323988991

yeah that set is fucking crazy

>getting the full set with all the optional stuff
>exploding palm gets applied on generators
>seven sided strike deals like 3000% weapon damage on EACH hit
>seven sided strike hits 14 times
>seven sided strike detonates exploding palm
>exploding palm explosion applies exploding palm again

it was just fun dashing around and blowing everything up
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>>323989638
I'll have you know my longsword was blessed ten thousand times in the holy waters of the vatican by the pope himself and can cut a fully armored horse in half
*tips bascinet*
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>>323987645
>play a super hero game
>play a punch and kick character
Was that so hard?
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>>323989664

Most rad class in RO
I miss playing this game ;-;
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>Monk's abilities scale with their weapons
>Their weapons sit on the back or side at all times
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>no one mention TKA from SWG
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>>323990265
>No bonuses for being unarmed
>Impossible to create a build for being completely unarmed

Thanks Diablo 3.
>B-but muh fist weapons
Fuck off.
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>>323989709

Man, monks in that game could be fucking game-breaking. Probably my favourite class.

>Skilll that increases your attack by 50% cumulatively every turn until a fight ends, completely fucks bosses and other players
>All stats increase as HP decreases
>Can combo that with Banish to kill an enemy and reduce your health to 1 instantly, making you OP as fuck

Shit was pretty high-risk though. If you're going 1HP danger mode there's always that one faggot who does nothing but spam field magic at you, and you just have to hope that your boosted stats are enough to dodge everything.
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>>323983695
can gunlance be a meme class
I want gunlance in everything
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Oh? you said you got 999 defense? let me deal 9999 damage on a critical you idiot.fuck your defense rate
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>>323985550
>600/smite monks running CoF
>I scrounge up money just to try to scam my way into these runs
>Pay half at start and half at finish
>I got all my runs half off :^)

Only ever got that shitty cleaver from it, never any decent gear, you have to go full autismo in GW to get respectable gear
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>people shifting on D&D monks for "karate bs"
Have you all forgotten the luchadore who grappled the dragon?!
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>>323989664

Monk's everything was amazing.

>Built like mountains
>Combo monks shat out numbers and screen effects all over the place
>Hadoukens
>Guillotine Fist
>Super Saiyan aura sparks
>Blade catching shit with Root
>Mental Strength for when you wanted to be an actual mountain
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>>323989929
Wait, fuck. They ruined Monks in WoD? I skipped that expansion but plan on coming back for LEgion and my main was a Monk.
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The most meme class in fantasy games is Paladin.
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>>323989664
>Monk vs Monk on PvP
Shit was fucking crazy
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Not about Vidya, but this one faggot in our DnD party decided to be a monk, and consistently fucked up. Literally the most one dimensional character, Lawfully Good, and absolutely useless to anyone else.
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>enemy's capable of disarming
>you're a fist fighter so he can't do shiet
alternatively
>level takes away all your equipment
>you're only marginally less powerful than before
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>>323990743

Necromancer please. Go back to your caves. Everyone knows that Bard is the real meme class. There's been a grand total of like three games that have done them right.
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>>323990578
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG_7gkFYMKw
DSC says hi
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>>323982513
God Hand
Guilty Gear
The Simpson's Hit 'n' Run
Rocket Knight Adventures
Gunstar Heroes
Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven
Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
Brave Fencer Musashi
Rygar(Ps2)
Metal Gear Solid 2
Dungeons and Dragons: Iron & Blood
Kirby Super Star
Final Fantasy Tactics
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>>323982513
God hand
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monk was fun in dis game doe.
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I liked going unarmed in New Vegas
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>>323990743
Male healers are the most meme class senpai
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The only game that I've played that gets the whole "badass monk fist warrior" feeling right is sleeping dogs and that was a squeenix action game. Most people that play rpgs alot are either
>Dumb unimaginative cunts who won't play any "gay fantasy shit" or
>Special snowflake autists who have a " cute halfgoblin mage waifu"

You think people make videogames for fun and not money?
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>>323990968
It got even crazier with transcent class since Champions could invoke all 5 balls at once
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>>323982513
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup?
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>>323991379

hey i like sleeping dogs but the combat is basically bam ham aka. mash square and occasionally the counter button. if you're feeling adventurous maybe you can throw someone into something
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>>323982513
>any old d&d crpg
>roll monk/druid
>suddenly a godly tank with almost no need for equipment
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Shining force II had an insane monk character that can kill pretty much anything except the final boss, the only flaw is that you have to level him up to get the monk class first
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>>323982513
>meme class
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>>323984859
I like being monk classes and I hate fist weapons.
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>>323990687
Any martial class with high Strength could do the same, and likely do it better.
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>>323991938
same, I feel like fist weapons are cheating
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>>323982513
That one obscure Ragnarok Online platformer game thing. Monk/Acolyte fist combat are CUHRAYZEE tier.
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I dont respect anyone who disses on the monk class. Nothing makes you feel more bad ass than being so powerful you just 360 roundhouse a dragon into red mist
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>>323991075
>SaGa

Nice.
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>>323982513

I'm guessing this is a monkfag reverse trolling to get people talking about good monk games.

Otherwise, people just like wuxia and kungfu in fantasy media. Theyve been in d&d since the 80s, so its been a staple for a long time, so much that people expect a good hand to hand / fist fighting option as much as a sword or magic user. I dont know why this is ever overlooked by devs.

>hurf durf, cant punch a dragon!

Its fantasy. Monks condition their bodies to break stones and shit in real life, its not too much of a stretch to think they could shatter scales with magic or chi.
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Being raised on on kung fu Shaw Brothers films makes me such a big monk faggot, I get disappointed when games don't have an unarmed type of class.
MH would be so fucking good if you built cestus or brass knuckles out of monster parts
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I love Unarmed classes like Monks in RPG's

Nothing is more manly than fighting a god-like being with your bare hands.
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>>323984221

5th ed D&D monks are pretty dank.
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Name the game and character /v/.

>"ACHOO" followed by AOE kick attack
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>>323992994
>Gauntlet fighting style
>You run around with the actual monster's claws
>They are absolutely massive
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>>323992994
Frontier has the tonfas which play like knuckles.
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>>323984658
id give her plenty of spirit if you catch my drift
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>>323992994
>>323993401

I didnt know I wanted this.
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>>323986214
They were only good at healing because they were useless if you skilled for smiting. Like they had one good smite skill retribution.
>>323986315
>Final Fantasy tactics
Yes only good monks I've ever seen in a game, excellent skills.

Fallout does unarmed alright, like it feels weird punching super mutants to death with your bare hands but it's nice it has unarmed weapons and I just pretend it's because I'm a cyborg or have the FEV powering it.
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Blade and Soul Kung Fu Masters are very satisfying to play if you like punching shit to death.
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>>323991867
Who turned into the monk? I know the rat turned into a ninja, jaha could become a baron, I sort of remember a healer dude you picked up in that town before you find elwood after you cross the ocean. Been like nearly 20 years since I played that though.
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>>323987645
hybrid heaven

was good shit
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>>323994218
This is why I emulate now.
Corrupted save on my memory pak. The hours, breh.
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>>323990550
gunlance and pile bunkers are so cool. it's too bad crapcom added the shitty autoreload move so you can't just mash the shell button and watch your sharpness drop.
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>>323993960
>mmo
Nah son
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>>323992972
(You)
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>>323985464
Morrowind
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>>323982513
I'm with OP, monks are fucking total memes. If they were some other creative type of monk I would be fine with it, but pretty much alway's it's like a medieval Europe type setting and then theirs some Shaolin retard using the 4 elements or some shit, it's retarded. At least make the monks fit in with the other classes, WoW is the biggest offender in this regard.
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>>323982513
occasional Monkbro here, you gotta have fun with it though, I pretend my dude is a drunk who learned it all from years of barfights.

It's no more meme than being a mage, or paladin.
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>>323985464
Friar Tuck simulator 2005
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>>323982513
Oblivion. Set difficulty to easy and skill up hand to hand, keep your manacles from the start of the game on, go shirtless, and roleplay a street fighter.
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>>323984859
>That little faggot kid with the really big useless looking sword with spikes coming out at random angles because it 'looks cool'

I bet you cosplay as a death knight in your off time.
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>>323993248
>Tfw rolled a Aarakocra monk
Shit is so cash
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I want a Monk to "cleanse my energy"
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>>323985464
Elder Scrolls Online
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>>323987645

SMT: Nocturne
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>>323982513

Monks have always been a class, sorry you were born yesterday. Early Final Fantasy titles had them.
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>>323994530
You KINDA can. There's still charged shots, and you can pump those out without having to reload. It's not as cool as mashing the shell button, but they're pretty good, and wide gunlances get a huge bonus to them.
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>>323984658
I know who I'm playing tomorrow.
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Classes with unarmed combat are the fucking best. Now recommend me some good martial arts movies
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>>323997503
Monkey Kung Fu.
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>>323997593
Mad Monkey Kung Fu?
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>>323997650
I think of this

Where do I fit in
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>>323997738
Geezer
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>>323997650
I've always wondered.
What else would you call a class in a game that uses kicks and punches?
I thought calling is monk was kind of silly, all things considered.
Although most games that have monk are in a fantasy setting, so i guess even that department also follows the whole fantasy logic.
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>>323996947

>At will flying

As a DM you can suck a fat dick. As a player, mah nigga.

I know this is more /tg/ but holy fuck 5th ed monks were so easily fixed it blew my mind. They just kicked MAD in the ass by being like "Dex is love, dex is life." It was such a simple and elegant solution it made me so happy.
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>>323997650

how the fuck did monks being THE martial arts class happen? I mean i could see a few games doing it being inspired by some shaolin shit, but its crazy that ANY punching class or character is a monk these days.
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>>323997738
An autism treatment center, for autist with really bad taste in TV shows.
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>>323982513
Haschel in Legend of Dragoon was one of the two best characters in the game for all but the first quarter of the game.
>solid stats in every area, no glaring weaknesses
>high multiplier additions that are easy to pull off
>no elemental weaknesses
>perfect balance between the funny old guy and badass old mentor roles
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>>323990578
>tfw you just now realize that her tail was a scarf this whole time
holy fuck /v/ this thread
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>>323998062
rekt
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>>323993248
>>323996947
>>323997969
>D&D
>not Hackmaster
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>>323997738
Couch potato
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>le human strength muh impenetrable will muh jojo muh guts

punchfags are the worst
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>>323998371
What's up with this butthurt? You got punched?
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>>323998031
I can't think of any better unified term for somebody who uses martial arts for a fighting style.
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>>323997969
The DM I was playing with handled it with putting us in tight spaces and dungeons so I couldn't really abuse flying to much.

But when I could it was great, Dive attack, normal attack and flurry of blows would destroy shit. I wish my friends played more often.
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>>323984859
>he doesn't wield kamas with his monk
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>>323983695
just play literally any anime game with swords
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>>323998503
Brawler
Punchmaster
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>>323998031
Because both the west and Japan are far enough removed from actual IRL monks that pop culture is the biggest source of information on them. For both, they provide a sense of exotic foreignness. Their martial arts are varied enough that they the exact depict can be varied enough to match the tone of any work, from serious combat to flashy drunken wutang shit. And for any work that has any element of magic or other mysticism, you have qi manipulation. Plus it's a short four-letter name that can fit in any game with character limits on class names.
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>>323998435
cause its always the same shit, you guys are so predictable

>can i be guts????
>can i be jojo????

shitting up every class or RPG thread
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>Monk class
>Does not punch directly with its fists
fucking retarded
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>>323998656
Brawler just makes me think of some drunken soldier who gets into bar fights, not a skilled martial artist with a focused mind.
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>>323998503
Martial artist?
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>>323984859
>monk
>your body is the weapon
>implying the character creator doesn't accomplish what you're implying
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>>323998503
>>323998656
Brawler sounds fair,
BnS names them Kung Fu Master (KFM)
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>>323989621
Well their Korean class name was actually Infighter, which makes a fuckton more sense.
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>>323998834
Is that a bad thing?
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>>323998656
>Brawler
I suppose it's just as good and vague as something like Warrior.

>Punchmaster
Alright everybody we got our answer you might as well all go home.
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>>323998543
I'm an old as fuck DM. I know you can manage it, but it's annoying because it's always a thing you gotta keep in the back of your head. You build shit and gotta be like "Or the birdman could just fucking fly and fix it all." It requires you to think more, and when I'm writing shit drunk the night before the game that's annoying. You gotta strike a balance between making it not trivialize everything and making it useful enough that the player doesn't feel retarded for picking that race instead of Variant Human.

It's still an awesome race though
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>>323998031
the original dungeons and dragons expansion book that added monks was the most hilarious "what white people think china is like" sort of fiction.
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Any class that uses unarmed combat is fucking awesome.
Especially when they're keeping pace with people who have weapons.
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>>323998656
>Punchmaster
Why not Muscle Wizard?
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>shitalking monks
I fucking bet that OP is a healing class.
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>>323999236
Because NO ONE QUESTIONS THE PUNCHMASTER
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>>323982513
>monks in d&d
>3rd edition: not a spellcaster, dogshit class
>4th edition: restricted weapon list, dogshit class
>5th edition: cant polymorph, dogshit class

Being a monk blows
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>>323989142
Monk ruined DFO for me. Every other melee class feels clunky and slow in comparison to the fluid duck and sway mechanics.
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>tfw only exclusively play unarmed melee classes because you wish to learn martial arts as well
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>>323998834

Why can't a skill martial artist get into drunken bar fights?
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>>323998184
Fuck
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>>323999572

>Polymorph required to not suck

Yeah no. Git gud.
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>>323985550
>GW monk
>healer

Nigga please, I 55 monk'd my way to riches and solo hard mode areas.
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Playing an Oblivion punch wizard is super fun.
There's just something about wearing no armor and carrying no weapon, just your fists and magic.
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>>323999587

Weaponmaster can be pretty good too but they take so long and so much investment to get rolling.
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>>323999634
>warlock with polymorph
>beats 90% of stock monsters, even if they morph down in levels/CR

Read the fucking MM, then quit that shit system
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>>323998115
>antimage in the 70s.jpg
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>>323982513
You're that same fucked up nigger that was talking shit on CT's Ayla aren't you?
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>>323999590
so go learn one?
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>>324000037
1 year Wing Chun
2 years Krav Maga

playing those classes just makes me want to learn more and more
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>>324000159
oy vey
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>>324000221
jew punching is hardcore m8
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>>323995442
>WoW
>medieval europe
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I like the idea of the dude who surrounded by magic and powers given by the gods and armored up sword and board dudes who can take a missile to the face and laugh it off there is a dude who just punches things.

and it works, he punches good.

I also like grapplers and wrestling moves and in vidya this is commonly given to the punch mans.
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>>323982513
Elder Scrolls 3, and 4. I cheated and used a Stamina Poison on a bow every fight but holy shit stuff went down fast

Most Final Fantasy games:
1 - black belt superiority
2 - punch selves in face, win game
3 - i cant remember
4 - yang with proper elemental claws wrecked shit, and in the remakes was the biggest badass in the game and a strait upgrade to edge and kain where you can use him for the moon + postgames
5 - never played much
6 - sabin, same elemental claws boat, farm genji gloves on the floating isle before the world of ruin for everyone, or stack STR/dmg up espers/relics for 9999 damage Pummels
7 - tifa, tits
8 - zell's limit breaks broke the game, spam the two lowest tier breaks almost endlessly
9/10/11/spinoffs/12/13 - never played
14 - monks are the highest parsing dps in the game currently when played properly
Tactics, I think Monks with Ninja's Dual Wielding was cool, I guess? I think. I dunno been forever

fallout new vegas, slayer build, any fist weapon
>killing a deathclaw with boxing tape
fallout 4, sneak attack back breaking bitches all day with cement lined boxing gloves or frontline metal armor damage reduction build power fists to the face

star wars: galaxies - Teras Kasi was by far the most fuck you nigger i want you dead spec in the game until the CU/NGE. you are dead as fuck if you were dizzy + forced position change + head damage spam

star wars: the old republic Scrapper Scoundrels are pretty high on the damage charts, warning: there is pistol whipping and sawed off shotgun back blasts

EverQuest, high damage, near-tank ability, the games main pullers until a good Bard was a thing, self healing, feign death, favorite class of many then and now in project1999

Monks in MoP, good times.

Ayla in Chrono Trigger, solid damage, awesome techs and dual/tri techs

pokemon

Earthbound, Poo, unless you found the sword
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>>324000726
I forgot to mention:
Etrian Odyssey 3: A Zodiac/Monk all roid'ed out on STR books abusing weaknesses, charges and debuffs literally use the power of the stars to punch shit to death, this is amplified by using the unarmed exploit where you keep your mainhand empty and your offhand with the highest damage mace you can get
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>>323984859
Mad because my fists have as much power as your Blade of Flaming Faggotry?
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>>323982513
The best way to play a Monk is to be an old man.
I once rolled a character based on pic related and it was a blast.
>deceive party and enemies that I am just a senile elderly traveler who is extremely frail
>fights start and I go full smug kung fu villain, mocking my opponent for not being able to kill an unarmed old man.
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>>323999587
Become a grappling waifu. It's so amazing. I cannot express how amazing it is.
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>>323982513
What is the difference between a monk and a muscle wizard?
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>>324001047
Most monks are dex

Muscle wizards are str
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Not an RPG, but Liu Kang and Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat are pretty cool
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>>324001097
Where can I find a game where I can play a muscle wizard?
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>Fallout 4
>Brawling build
>Rooted and Moving Target
>DR perks and passive HP regen
>Get Ballistic Cloth upgrade so I can fight wearing a fucking skirt
>Kill Swan with barely upgraded knucks to claim his power for my own.
>Fuck Blitz. I sprint at my target the instant I have LoS and punch him with the speed and power of an oncoming freight train.

I have almost as much DR as a suit of T 45b, and my sprinting punch can kill most things in one hit.

I once punched a vertibird to death.

This is so incredibly satisfying.
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>>324001198
Tabletop games have endless options. As for vidya, I don't know of much.

In Bloodborne you can get a weapon called Kos Parasite that uses unarmed attacks as a move set. Damage scales off of the arcane stat, so that might work.
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>>323984859
>he doesn't use a staff
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>>324001345
FOTNS mod when?
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>play monk in shadowrun
>every attack is dodged or blocked
>still miss on 99% punches
fuck you too game
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It was strange when I played a monk in BG2, and entered the watcher's keep.

I recall encountering some magic golems that were immune to magic and magic weapons. There were conveniently non-magic weapons in a cupboard nearby. However I neglected to arm my monk with one because I made the assumption that his hands which are "considered" magic weapons would be fine.

They weren't.
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>>323992571
Garo?
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>>324001345
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQG6n35PKuI
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>>323984367
>Baldur's Gate 1
>had
>monks

WE WUZ MONKS 'N SHIT
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>>323990370
TKA? SWG?
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>>323998772
that's a good way to fuck up your bones and hands mah dude
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>>323992972
>tfw wuxia RPG
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>>323998580
the Samurai Champloo game didn't have that.
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>>324001187

MK Shaolin Monks 2 when?
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Diablo 3
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>>323997503
The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2.
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>>324001659
>everyone wants to be Saitama
>no one wants to be Bang

sad world we live in
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>>323982513
>setting/game has kung-fu Monks
>setting/game has no Asians
>literally all the kung-fu Monks are non-Asian
>they still about chi and zen and shit

Why is this allowed?
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>>323999236
Musclewizard is a really buff wizard who can solve problems with both punching and magic.
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Godhand
>machine gun fast glass cannon with survivability solely around evasion
Id said this fits monks conpletely
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>>323987757
these types of games look like complete fucking garbage holy shit why would ANYONE play this?
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>>323997969
I actually think 5e monks are the 2nd worst class.

1st worst is rangers.
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Last I checked, Monks are still the best DPS class in FFXIV
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>>324002328
Why not? If chi/zen/shit exists in that setting that it would be discovered by somebody eventually. If only white people are around then only white people are gonna be able to find it.
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>>323982513
Guild wars
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>>324002467
What do you dislike about it specifically?
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No one mentioned Little Mac yet?
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>>324001454
>5e monk mid level staff attacks and damage
Unhittable and tons of damage. I could see how groups that didn't do a lot of combat wouldn't need a monk, but hot damn, we fucking rock in combat.
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Blade and Soul is gonna be great for being a 'monk'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHpB1x56d5U
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>>324002872
if those tits can get bigger, bouncier and browner.. might be sold on this game
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>>324003086
You wanna oil them up too?
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>>324003203
shit effect, no thank you.
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>>324001783
not that anon, but i use easytutu so i could be a monk in bg1 if i wanted.
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>>323999660
>55 hp monk

holy fuck that was my favorite meme
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>>324002069
MK shaolin monks 2 by platinum when?
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>>324003229
You can ignore that effect entirely. They can get bigger and browner than even that pic shows if you wanted.
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>>324003439
Not sure why people like oiled/shiny skin, but its good to know on the skin/size
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>>324003491
>Not sure why people like oiled/shiny skin
Body oil/massage oil is the shit and while I can't understand people not liking it, I respect your tastes.
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I'm more salty that the warrior monk has been reduced to a simple brawler when warrior monks in Asia were typically proficient with a multitude of martial weapons.
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>>324002737
Why would anyone mention him.

If you want a boxer there's hundreds better and boxers aren't monks.
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>>324002510
>mfw 3 stacks GL
>mfw being no match for anybody in DPS
>mfw punching elder dragons and robots at the speed of light
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>>324003491
It highlights curves and emulates sweat.
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>>323985562
agreed. if you put mike tyson in an rpg i would be all over that, boxxing people into dust left and right.
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>>323985464
Sims Medieval friend, although you're more of a priest than a legit monk
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>Not playing a priest with a blunderbuss

Just spreading the love for the God of Fire.
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>>323985385
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The monk class is really satisfying on a very basic level : no equipment means you are just a little less powerful, while weapon classes are just fucked.

Wizards are cool for the same reason. Going into hell naked and making the demons and devils beg for mercy is priceless.
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>>324001454
>>323986326
>>323991938
>>323998579
>using weaopons with a monk
the only reason I like this class is because its cheap and efficient, points into str or atk means I can save money for something more important
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This is a pretty neat weapon
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>>323996747
>He doesn't
Do you even /edge/?

bet you don't even call DH a neo-edgefags and no edgy enough and warlocks as old and blunted edge.
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>>323991013
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>>323998115
That guy was badass but he had like the second most difficult combos after lavitz/albert.
That game was pretty cool I got stuck in that freaking desert place though after you go through that town with the palace chasing down lloyd and I think after a mirage fight I think in that weird tower.
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Ragnarok online
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>>323999660
>TFW ranger in arena made impossible hit on reversal of fortune monk with distracting shot
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>>323991143
Shadowrun?

>>323999634
>Druid gets feat to spell cast morphed
>Insane stat minmaxing follows
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>>323991013
>>level takes away all your equipment
>>you're only marginally less powerful than before

>everyone says how bullshit Dead Money was because you lose all of your shit
>mfw I just punched people anyway
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>>324005726
It is, this dude used one that was 80 pounds.
>He became a Buddha by doing everything unbuddha-like
>kickass tattoos.
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I always want my monks to be about mass utility from a broad range of skills. They don't deal or tank the most damage but they fuck up enemies by crippling them while defending themselves with more than just damage reduction.

>Disarm
>Knockdown
>Grab projectiles
>Stunning fist
>Blinding kick
>Lightning fast mov and atk speed
>Parry
>Deflection of strikes
>Massive dodging
>Fist, leg and body fighting
>Great mental defenses
>Break weapon
>Heart stop punch
>Grappling, throwing and wrestling
>Master of throwing shit
>Some debuffs and buffs
>Precision striking lethal points
>Stealth and sneak

Stuff like that.
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>mfw no action rpg with Mortal Kombat-tier animations / aesthetics
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My favorite character archetype is old man with grey hair that fights using their fists much better than any younger fighter. It just so happens they tend to be Monk class.

It's great.
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>>323992994
My hope every time a new MH is announced. That one day we'd get h2h type weapons.
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>>324008634
So like a support-like class that does crowd control and making enemies vulnerable?
With that much utility, they'd be very good for solo content and pvp (if in an mmo)
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>>323985464
The guild
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>>323999590
You know what 'martial art' in martial arts means?
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>>323982513
nethack
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>>323983695
Disgaea is one of the few series that made melee weapons and magic equally over the top.
More games need to do this.
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>>323993401
>blunt damage
>minor KO damage on head attacks
>Trance gauge that fills by dodging
>fills faster by perfect dodging
>Trance mode makes all attacks chargeable with increased KO, increases Evasion frames and/or adds forward- and back-steps using same R+evade button combo as the memstick's jump

Fund it.
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>>323995643
Nice I like it
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>>324009250
Sure. I find it more fun to have more things to do than have perfect min-max with 3 skills.
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Dark ages from Nexon had the absolute best monks.

>Always unarmed
>Most armor sets were bare chested
>Could be the tankiest class despite having lower defenses but massive HP
>Four different martial arts schools to further develop your character all with unique abilities like becoming immune to damage, blinding enemies, and a punch that utilizes your hp as a resource.
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Underrail.
>one of psi abilities adds psi damage to every unarmed attack
>there's a trait that makes your fist AP cost hilariously low if you're using light armor
>melee special attacks like a combo or dirty kick which can be enhanced with using specific equipment
>one of psi traits also allows force damage to scale with your STR
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>>323982513
Jade Empire.
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>>324009548
Why don't more games do cool looking sprite work like this? I never even knew this was possible for the longest time because the industry usually does polygons. If they do sprites it doesn't look elaborate like this.
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>>324010101

It takes too much time and effort. Same with hand drawn animation.
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>>323982513
yes. they've always been that way.

also, for monks not to use some form of magic is retarded. they are incredibly spiritual.
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>>323985464
Gothic 2
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>>323990727
Not true. They're still pretty good. With the monk trinket and the 4set, they're more ATATATATATAT than ever.
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>tfw so few games let or play as a chronomancer/time mage or a blue mage like class
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I will never understand anyone choosing anything but the warrior when it comes to classes.

Simple, clean decapitation fun. What's not to like?
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>>323997878

>What else would you call a class in a game that uses kicks and punches?

I never really thought about it either, but, there are a few options:

Martial Arts Master
Brawler
Pugilist
Kickboxer
Hand to Hand Expert
Unarmed Warrior
The Fister
God Hand
Avenger
Ring-Fighter
The Contender
CQC Expert
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FFXI does Monks right. You just punch things really, really hard.
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>>323983695
Bloodborne
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>>323998503
pugilist ya dope
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>>324011671
Sometimes simple and clean isn't the way I want to feel.

Tonight.
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>>324011671
>Simple, clean decapitation fun. What's not to like?

Being naked and getting stabbed and not dying kind of takes me out of the game. Like seeing a wristwatch in a medieval movie or something. Mage, archer, rogue classes avoid damage more with ranged attacks or sneaking, so it mitigates the psychological effect.

And magic seems more refined and intellectual, which suits me. While sneaking thrills me, while also being so satisfying when you kind murder someone thereby ending the fight before it even occurs.
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>>323989164
It's good now, anon.
New season so the perfect time to start.
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>>323986315
90% of any fighting games are monks by your definition
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>>323991075
WHY DIDN'T I BUY THAT COPY I SAW ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
brb, time to PS1 emu
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>>324011671
I dunno maybe because people have different tastes to you anon, did you ever like think of that for once?
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>>323991013
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>>324012368
you motherfucker
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>>323982513
Its not really a Monk class nor is it a fantasy but with pic relate you can choose to either punch your foes with your fists/feet or go full muscle mass in ripping them in half. You can even choose to charge, mix and alternate your combos with slow motion for maximum effect.
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>>324012368
I know, anon. It's hard to let go.
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>>323982513
Last monk I played was in Pathfinder. I made a full blooded Orc....Thing is he has no arms, so he had to do all his attacks with just feet. Pretty much when any one ever grappled him, he was usually shit out of luck.
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>Some people can't seriously understand why they are called monks.

The source of the strenght of this class' archetype is its ascetical lifestyle, made of meditation, training and passionless mindset. You know the fucking Jedi and the fucking Jedi ORDER, right? It's the same concept.
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>>323997650
>what gamers think of monks
Uchiha Itachi is a ninja, not a monk.
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>>324017323
Underage narutard, please.
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>>324017467
Not underage, not a narutard. I'm just saying. That's not a monk description
You cancerous fucking fag.
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Saw a lot of cops with guns.
Fucking meme weapons, everyone use them.
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>>324017467
>implying theres anything wrong with Naruto

it probably inspired your favorite show
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>>324011671
Double bitted axes trigger my autism
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>>324017886
>That's not a monk description

It is, you fucking closet narutard.

The "I murdered my fatherly figure/master/someone I have a strong emotional connection with" is a fucking generic trope of characters that lead a fighting-monastic lifestyle.

>You cancerous fucking fag.

Yeah, now stop projecting and stop lying about your age, little shit.
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>>323998772
They did add a weapon that's invisible that you can glamour so there's that. You still run around with your hands like if you're holding them though.
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>>324001517
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLadZotBuE
Not Fallout 4 but it reminded me of this
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>>324018120
Well that is the axe that Axe actually uses so now you just make the artist look like a silly person who doesn't know what game he's drawing.
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>>324018781
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>>324001345
>I once punched a vertibird to death
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kingfu monks have no place in western fantasy period. If you want hand to hand battles, make it related to warriors and rogues, not fucking grashopper bald religious faggets in the mountain.
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>>323984701
Monks are absolutely shit in NWN1
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Kharazim in HOTS is pretty badass
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>>323991013
>enemy capable of disarming
>instead of hitting the back of your hand so hard that you drop your weapon he just breaks your wrist
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>>324018994
This. Make the unarmed class some sort of pugilist that's an offshoot of a fighter or a thug, which is an offshoot of a rogue.
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>>324018858
Wow nice job showing me not the default axe in the context of an image showing Axe in his default gear.
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>>324018994
>>324019141
Terrible taste, mates.
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>>323982513
>Implying monks aren't the tightest shit ever.
I don't care how pissed it makes you that people like something you don't, I'm still gonna keep playing Monk every time I can.
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>>324011671

My nigga. Warrior is the best class.
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>>323984701

>I still why the yare so bad fantasy wise in wow

What? Monks are great in WoW.
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>>323997650
Monk equivalent in my language makes me think of the first one.
"Monk" makes me think of the second one.
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I dislike it when games give monks too many flashy abilities like WoW or Diablo 3. An unarmed fighter with a neat philosophy is more than enough in my opinion.

When you start dropping pillars of lighting on people with your KI CHI HAKI whatever the fuck you wanna call it, it just becomes stupid since you're just a melee not-wizard.
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Monk fanboys are just lame white boys who keep trying to use old 'gangsta' slang like 'my nigga' and 'the tightest shit'

You are so fucking pathetic, this is why nobody likes you
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>>324019150
Happy now?
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>>323982513
God hand
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>>324020263
How does your wizardry work?
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>>324011671
>warrior
Literally the shittiest most boring class, also gets its ass handed to it by spellcasters.
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>>323995442
WoW monks literally come from Wow's version of China, your argument falls flat on it's face.
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>>324018120
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>>324020746
Spellcasters aren't even a class, they're easy mode in every game I've ever played them in.

Every game likes to pretend that deciding between various incredibly overpowered versions of rape or crowd control (also with rape) is an incredibly deep tactical choice, when it's always a faceroll.

I hope DD is actually satisfying or challenging as a spellcaster because fucking hell I want to be a wizard and feel actually good about myself when I overcome a challenge.
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>>323982513
real life faggot
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>>324018120
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>>324021274
Those are not double bitted, though.
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>>323982513
Final Fantasy consistently has great monks except for Yang.
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>>323998685
I don't read berserk but I'm pretty sure guts doesn't punch shit
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>>323997503
drunken mother fucking boxing baby
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>>324001917
you know not how to make your fist into steel then
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final fantasy tactics advance
shogun total war
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>>324022050
>final fantasy tactics advance

Mah nigga, White Monks were awesome
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>>324021327
The fourth one from the left.
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>>324021801
I think he means that those two types of characters are always asked if you can be like in RPGs. Like if it's not a guy that can punch the fuck out of everything it's a guy that uses a fuckhuge sword to cleave shit.
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>>324022082
monk dragoon, jumping for funzies
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>>324021801
he uses canon ball punch
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>>324022261
>punch

No.
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>>324021274
Nice ceremonial weapons you got there.
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>>323985464
Mount and Blade
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>>323999695
>Skyrim took away Hand-to-Hand skill
>only way to make a viable unarmed class is to play Khajiit or wear heavy gauntlets and are forced to break down a unique for the unarmed enchant
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>>324001846
Teras Kasi Artist from Star Wars Galaxies
http://swg.wikia.com/wiki/Teras_Kasi_Artist
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>>323999429
I'd play a game about Punchmaster
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>>323989929

>and now they do approximately 0 damage

They've been pretty consistently in the top 5-7 DPS's. Sorry that you're awful.
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>>323982513
tbqh with you, martial arts fighting in age of wulin/wushu was quite badass
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>>323982513
Monks/unarmed builds were really fun and viable in Divine Divinity 2. It even had an ATATATATAT move.
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>>323982513
I don't even like monks, but Bonefist weapon from DaS2 was based.
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>>323985464
I'd try oblivion.
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>>323984367
Did you only play enhanced edition? Aww.
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>He doesn't like being stronk enough to break steel, stone and bones with his bare fists at the speed of light

Why would anyone not like monks? Do you need to express overcompensation with big ass weapons and big ass magic fireballs?
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>>324022379
comes from his fist, it's a punch.
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>>324025490
op is just butt hurt that people like monks. he considers everything he doesn't like a meme. it's the new meme now.
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>>324022648
Those are sharp poleaxes from a museum in italy why would you sharpen a cremonial weapon?
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>>324025782
It comes from his forearm.
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>>324003736
>female priest
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>>323982513
>monks according to videogames: peaceful, religious, use violence as a last resource and even at that point they only fight with their fists

heh no
in japan some of them were no more than mafia gangs
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>>324026265
where his fist is attached, it's like having a fist inside a fist.
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>>324026509
depends because monks use weapons too brah, just not medieval style weapons, they use those Chinese style swords and all kinds of shit.
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>>324026369
>mfw have a slutmogged female priest healer
>mfw ERPing with the tank while we are in a dungeon
I still haven't told him I'm actually a guy
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>he doesn't main monk

Shit is badass IRL
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>>323998184
To be fair, the scqrf is an actual tail.
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Monks are simply the way of life.
If you are not a fan of monk, or when you do not even want to be a monk in real life, then that life of your must end immediately
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>>324018443
The fists are loose when drawn,but they clench when doing actions still.
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>>323982513
I was a Monk in my first RPG: Neverwinter Nights 2

That shit was crazy overpowered. I just dumped everything into DEX and WIS, and my automatic feats took care of the rest. By the end I had an insanely high AC and was immune or superbly resistant to just about everything.
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>>323982513
Ragnarok online
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>Wanting to be a monk
>Not being a Cleric
Do you even Holy Warrior?
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>>323982513
I just want to be Gene from Godhand in every game.
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I like being able to heal myself. I like blunt force, especially bare handed blunt force.
I like monks. The only game I've played a monk is Brakely default, wherein you can actually outdamage other physical classes by not equipping a weapon, which I think is cool.
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>>324028807
Crusader/Paladin/Cleric/Monk

They are all a holy prestige class for christians
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>>324011923
The thing is, a lot of those sound dumb and are too long. I've always thought that Tempest would work well. It looks dumb on paper, but it captures the idea of a really fast cuh-razy fist fighter better than pugilist or brawler.
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Anyone else enjoy playing Zenyatta during the beta? He's probably the character that made the biggest impression on me.
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FF1 ruined my opinion of monks forever.
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What would you replace the Class Name "Monk" to anyway?
I would replace it with Hero.
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>>324029894
why?
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What games let me be a monk? Or at least a dude that punches shit with crazy moves? Eight from FFT0 opened up my passion for punching again.
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>>324011671
>Simple, clean decapitation fun. What's not to like?
Youc an do that with a monk. Just buff up your strength so you can punch their fucking head off.
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>>324033912
Diablo 3
HOTS
Transformers devastation (you can punch shit for days)
Ragnarok
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>>323982513
All I know is that they blow ass in 5th edition
>can't make an "Akuma" style Dwarf Monk because they don't need STR
>heck, can't even really make a Dwarf Wizard because once again, STR
Fuck Hasbro.
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>>323999590
martial arts doesn't mean unarmed
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>>324034698
Your DM is just a shitlord I let all my PCs do that within the rules of 5e, that's the beauty of homebrew.

If you're playing adventurers league then well yeah shit outta luck there.
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>>324035572
Well you can make any combo, it's just you won't have your +3 in the stat you need.
It's just that D&D is such a numbers game that you feel dumb if you are playing a suboptimal build.
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>>323982513
Final Fantasy 3
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What I never understood is what Buddhist Monks are doing in a European Medieval Fantasy Setting.

Wouldn't a monk be more like a Friar or some shit?
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>>323982513
D&D
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>>324035865
I've tweaked classes many a time to allow a PC to play something they wanted. Man I could tell a hundred stories about PC's walking in and trying to dump some broken special snowflake character on my table only to be handed a blank character sheet, but /v/ isn't the place.
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>>323998503
>somebody who uses martial arts for a fighting style.

Hmmm...


How about, MARTIAL ARTIST?
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>>324036040
I'd imagine they were wandering around on some kind of journey. Slapping evil's shit wherever they go.
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>>324028807
Clerics are pushovers that can't do squat on their own.

Now Plague Doctor, THAT'S an underrated class I want to see more of.
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>>323982513

What an odd thing to be upset about.
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>>324036881
What would that class even do?

Cure the Black Death?
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>>324034405
Does Diablo 3 ever go on sale?
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>>324037243
Concoctions up the ass nigga. Maybe a cool little thing where you can mix and match ingredients with better results and potency or something I dunno. Lotta buffs, debuffs, and AoE moves bruv.
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>>323985464
the guild
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>>324037506
That already exists, it's called an Alchemist.

Plus they have the added bonus of being able to transmute shit, and can do sciency magic shit.
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>>323982513
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>>324038186
Then I just want an Alchemist with a Plague Doctor skin.

Fuck, do games even do classes with skins that make them a different entity?
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>>324039164
>skin

You could just make an RPG where you have an Alchemist class, and have a Plague Doctor coat and mask as equipment.
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>>324039164
>>324039543
Or you could, you know, play Shovel Knight
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>>323982513
Ragnarok Online
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>>324029250

>The thing is, a lot of those sound dumb and are too long.

Thanks.
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>>323983982
This. The human body is a miracle of the universe.
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>>324029250
I like tempest. Nobody would fuck with someone named _______, the tempest.
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>>324029450
>a mechanical being that finds the artificial equivalent of reaching enlightenment
not gonna lie thats a pretty cool concept
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>>324030293
Kinda relevant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPoVMwDjJCw
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>>324008465
>>everyone says how bullshit Dead Money was because you lose all of your shit

people thought that was bullshit?
you're given a crapton of explosives, guns and even start with a holorifle not to mention dog fucks literally everything once you get him
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>>324043923
fuck off with this meme anime

you guys are seriously becoming the next jojofags
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>>323997472
tomorrow? shit nigga season 5 starts in 6 hours for me.
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>>324044285
Wouldn't have posted it if he hadn't said "Hero" in particular.
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>>324044285
Also calling it a "meme" anime isn't exactly making you look good considering how the thread started.
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>>324036591
Martial artist is kind of broad. It covers every style of armed an unarmed combat, and in a fantasy setting probably practical combat magic as well. What he likely meant is he wants a better term for a naked punchy guy.
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>>324044285
anon, jojo fags and opm fags are one in the same
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>>324003712

I am pretty sure you can punch people out boxer style in dungeon fighter online.
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>>324046104
we aren't, we really aren't.
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>>323990687
At least post the fucking story...
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>>323982610
fuck everyone, you win; first comment and direct reply.
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>>323998115

Who was the other? I MAY HAVE TO KICK YOUR ASS DEPENDING ON WHETHER OR NOT THAT NAME BEGINS WITH AN "M" AND ENDS WITH AN "ERU"
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Monks in Everquest are pretty solid and true to their class. Come to think of it every class in that game is pretty solid and true to their respective basic concepts.
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>>323984395
miss EQ.
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>>324046582
Everyone's seen the fucking story.
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>>323984395
undead hit like mac trucks as it is and have a shitload of health. undead monks are even worse. that punching sound they make like your bones are cracking from the impact doesn't help either
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>>323984859
You guys don't know what meme means. Monk classes are always the least played classes in game that have them. Everyone wants cool weapons not some stupid fist shit.
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>>323982513

>monks

that's nice OP, where are the fucking spell bladers?
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>>323991075
Saga Frontier is still my favorite game. All those intertwining stories with the main characters. Badass music.
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>women
>monks

i kinda feel offended by this. women just...dont have it.
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>>323999587
That's because every class plays different. Female Grappler is fun as fuck and you can go Zangief on niggas.
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Fists in dark souls 2 are tons of fun.
The bone fist is the most boner inducing weapon in the fucking game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaG43ArzxV8
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>>324048274
You shut your fucking mouth and show some respect! You are in the presence of your betters.
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>>324048274
That's because you've never seen a woman in real life, anon.
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Didn't you shitpost in a thread about Ayla from Chrono Trigger the other day?
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>>324048274
This
Woman should be more about kicks and not punching
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>>324048274
Girls who fight with their fists alongside men who uses weapons are the best, anon.
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>>323991091
>Guilty Gear
?
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I just hate how ANY martial arts based class is automatically a "monk". Monk isn't just some general term for any guy who uses Karate. Call Monk a "Martial Artist" or something.
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>>323982513
Aren't monks usually really religious? Why does everyone want to play monks solely for punching shit
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>>324048852
It is called like that due to the origination of the class in D&D books back in the 80's.
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>>323991143
I tried playing that as a cybernetic kung fu master the first time around. I thought it made sense that a master of punching would be even better if he had hydraulic strength and could punch holes in tanks. I was wrong.
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>>324044496
Check the time stamp.

But speaking of which, why does it have to be so damn late? That's 8pm EST on a Friday night.
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>>324048554
by definition women can't be monks.
Its sad how ignorant everyone these days.

a warrior Monk literally CANNOT be female, if you want to be culturally/historically accurate. Granted no one cares about accuracy anymore, its all about protecting our feelings now!
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>>324048995

D&D is retarded.
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>>323985550
Healer monks are best monks
>usually revolve around small heal over time abilities
>can fuck people up and heal at the same time
>not a 100% heal slut and not a 100% meme monk
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>>324048995
I don't care, it's stupid. You wouldn't call this guy a Monk, would you?
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>>324048889
Because typically in most RPGs. they're the only class good at punching shit. I don't like it, but that's the way it is.
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I just want a fist fighter class that revolves around grappling
>throwing people around left and right
>throwing people into other people
>kicking people over ledges and cliffs
>mother fucking suplex
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>>323982513
TopZozzleCopter
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>>324049113
Nigga, we're talking about the archetypical chink martial artist, we're not talking about the actual shaved castratos who sit in temples all day farming potatoes.
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>>324049438
I believe all RPGs need two separate martial arts based classes; Striker and Grappler. Fuck the monk shit.
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>>324049438
but Sabin was a Monk and he did all those things
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>>324049204
You actually would.

He's a practitioner of a Kung Fu variant in a temple based in China whose ultimate technique is based on a peaking of emotion and enlightenment.

And yes, Hokuto Shinken (Even if it's a Japanese name) is a Chinese martial art, its stances and movements are all based on Kung Fu. It really shows with Kenshiro and Toki as well.
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>>324049725
Okay forget Kenshiro. How about pic related? He definitely isn't a monk.
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>>324049438
Dorf Fort is actually really good for that.
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>>323982513
The bruiser class in Everquest 2 got me hooked on playing monks.
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>>324050143
Now that I think about it, what if RPGs had both the weeaboo kung-fu fighting "I must become the strongest" monk archetype and big muscle men who wrestle bears?
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>>324049725
Finally someone who isn't a dense shitposter.
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>>324050310
Everquest 2 kinda had that. you had the typical weaboo monk for the good guys who punched shit kung fu style and could use staffs and shit then there was the badass bruiser on the bad side that could get awesome brass knuckles and just beat the shit out of everything.
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>>324050143
Yeah that's what made me want a grappling Class in the first place, that and sabin
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>>324049568
then rename the class to "fighter" "brawler" or something of that nature.
If they aren't monks then don't call them monks.
Monks imply a religious element, even in Asian culture. Kung Fu lifestyle/temples were basically a cult with Buddhist influences in china and even then they appear to be male exclusive.
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>>324049984
A dedicated Buddhist martial artist who practices mainly kung fu with a religious background? Who even has attacks like "Zen Healing" and "Shaolin Fist?"

Nigga he's Monk as fuck.
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>>324050940
Anyone can become a Buddha, m8. Don't be so exclusive, otherwise you'll never reach enlightenment.
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>>324051012
He also has a God Hand and yet it's not implied anywhere he's a Christian.

What's your fucking point? And where the hell did you get him being a "dedicated Buddhist martial artist" from?
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>>324050310
That'd be a pretty funny party.
>thin old monk who uses martial arts as a tool to further his mental and spiritual enlightenment, meditates all the time and is eternally calm
>isn't superhumanly quick, but seems that way because of his mastery of technique, attacks are targeted to do more damage then what seems possible

>massive bearded brawler, enters pit fights for fun, once wrestled a bear for a Z28 Camaro which he never received, acts like your one buddy who drinks heavily and gets you both into and out of horrible situations
>breaks skulls, shatters ribcages, basically a human meat tenderizer, but is also a skilled wrestler who uses grappling moves and throws to great effect

>monk and brawler are total bros, spar often while jokingly making fun of each other's fighting styles
>watching this little old guy go toe to toe with a giant sweaty guy who's blood is 30% steroids is a strange sight
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>>324051280
>And where the hell did you get him being a "dedicated Buddhist martial artist" from?
The fact his main form of healing requires zen and his interactions with the four Devas are all inspired by actual tales of monks becoming Buddhas, ranging from a gluttonous demon who tries to be friendly with them, to a temptress trying to seduce them, to a third demon just straight up getting hostile with them?

Hell, Devas are actual concepts in Buddhism, look it up.

And the fourth Deva is a human who basically gave up on his path to enlightenment, but goes full on Bodhisattva by giving up his Devil Hand to Gene so he can use both (Attaining enlightenment)
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