With the release of Ultimate Combat, and myself a sort of fanboy of the always-underpowered monk, I decided to take a swing at some of the new stuff for monk with a new build.
The build I came up with uses the Master of Many Styles Archetype. My biggest problem is deciding the feat order for best survivability at lower levels. I was hoping I could get some advice on how to best optimize this build?
Here is what I have so far:
Stat Prioritization (15 points): DEX 15, WIS 16(+2 human), STR 13, CON 12, INT 12, and dump CHA 7
Traits: Caretaker, World Traveler
Vows: Peace and Truth
(and now the tricky part)
- Feats (alphabetical order):
Combat Expertise, Crane Riposte, Crane Style, Crane Wing, Panther Claw, Panther Parry, Panther Style, Snake Fang, Snake Sidewind, Snake Style, Weapon Finesse
I figure these are the feats I will need to effectively make him. I am just not sure on the order in which to take them. (Crane must be taken on the 'free style' bonus feats given by MoMS, otherwise I'll need to add Dodge.)
Currently our campaign is lower level, so I want the character to be combat ready/capable by level 4 -- 5 at the latest, as I don't see my current character dying before level 4. We have a lot of squishies in the group, so being able to keep the enemy off them would be favorable if that is possible, though we do also have a paladin in the group.
Any ideas on feat order or other optimization? I guess you would say that his purpose is to provoke attacks to gain multiple extra attacks. Crane (unless you see another purpose) is for the off-chance they don't miss… like crits.