Way of the Open Hand

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You specialise in unarmed combat, using your hands and control of ki to heal or inflict grievous hurt.

Class Monk Open Hand Badge Icon.png
Class Monk Open Hand Badge Icon.png

You specialise in unarmed combat, using your hands and control of ki to heal or inflict grievous hurt.

Way of the Open Hand is one of the subclasses of Monk. It can be chosen at level 3. These monks are more specialized in using unarmed attacks to strike their opponents down.

Subclass Features[edit | edit source]

Monk's default armour

This subclass obtains all the features from its base class, Monk, in addition to its unique features outlined below.

Level 3[edit source]

See the Flurry of Blows Flurry of Blows page for additional details on the base ability.

Flurry of Blows: Topple Flurry of Blows: Topple[edit | edit source]

  • Use a Bonus action and a Ki Point to punch twice in quick succession and possibly knock the target Prone Prone.

Flurry of Blows: Stagger Flurry of Blows: Stagger[edit | edit source]

  • Use a Bonus action and a Ki Point to punch twice in quick succession and Open Hand Technique: Staggered Stagger the target, making it unable to take reactions.

Flurry of Blows: Push Flurry of Blows: Push[edit | edit source]

  • Use a Bonus action and a Ki Point to punch twice in quick succession and possibly push the target 5 m / 17 ft.

Level 6[edit source]

Manifestation of Mind, Body and Soul[edit | edit source]

  • Manifestation of Body Manifestation of Body: Your hands sap the ki from your enemies' bodies. Your unarmed attacks deal an additional 1d4 + Wisdom ModifierDamage TypesNecrotic damage.
  • Manifestation of Mind Manifestation of Mind: Your strikes interrupt the ki flow to your enemies' minds. Your unarmed attacks deal an additional 1d4 + Wisdom ModifierDamage TypesPsychic damage.
  • Manifestation of Soul Manifestation of Soul: Infuse your strikes with ki from outside your body. Your unarmed attacks deal an additional 1d4 + Wisdom ModifierDamage TypesRadiant damage.

You can only have one of the above three toggleable features active at any time.

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Wholeness of Body Wholeness of Body[edit | edit source]

  • Regain half your Ki Point and enter a temporary state of Wholeness where you regain 1 Ki Point per turn and have an extra Bonus action.
  • Restores 3 x Monk Levelhit points

Level 9[edit source]

Ki Resonation: Punch Ki Resonation: Punch[edit | edit source]

  • Use an Action to hit a creature with your bare fists, making the ki in its body Resonating Ki Resonate with yours. You can then make the ki explode with Ki Resonation: Blast.

Ki Resonation: Punch (Bonus Action) Ki Resonation: Punch (Bonus Action)[edit | edit source]

  • Use a Bonus action to hit a creature with your bare fists, making the ki in its body Resonating Ki Resonate with yours. You can then make the ki explode with Ki Resonation: Blast.

Ki Resonation: Blast Ki Resonation: Blast[edit | edit source]

  • Detonate the ki of a creature Resonating Ki Resonating with you, hitting the creature and anyone within 5 m / 17 ft of it. The resulting explosion causes any nearby creatures Resonating with you to also detonate.
  • On a successful Dexterity saving throw, targets still take half damage.

Level 11[edit source]

Tranquility Tranquility[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]