Planning the Perfect Party | Lord Markus | Stygar | Akutagawa | Alliria | Tithian | Lady Elanna
AKUTAGAWA, LAWFUL GOOD, MALE HUMAN MONK OF ILMATAR 21
Why He's Included
The Monk has several combat related abilities that really come in handy, high damage rolls, good armor class as the game progresses, Stunning Blow, and Quivering Palm. He also serves as the party scout.
Secondary Tank, Primary Mage Killer, Secondary Decoy, Primary Scout
The first three bonuses will combine with a ring that Akutagawa will wear, and a potion he will drink later on. The +2 to Wisdom will raise the difficulty class of Stunning Blow and Quivering Palm, Will-based saving throws, and armor class.
Hide and Move Silently – As the party scout, these choices should be obvious.
Starting Feats: Power Attack, Cleave – Cleave is always useful for getting in extra hits whenever a foe goes down.
3rd level: Dirty Fighting – This allows my Monk to often blind or slow down an opponent during combat.
6th level: Blind-Fight – Comes into play fairly often, like when he gets blinded, or when he's attacking a spellcaster under Improved Invisibility (which is now fairly common in Tactics).
9th level: Lightning Reflexes – This enhances my Monk's use of the Evasion ability.
12th level: Improved Critical – A no-brainer really.
15th level: Iron Will – In Tactics, you can't go wrong with improving your saving throws.
18th level: Great Fortitude – same thing.
21st level: Luck of Heroes – +1 to all saving throws.