6
\$\begingroup\$

Monks get an AC bonus from WIS. The paladin archetype “Enlightened Paladin” from the Inner Sea Combat Guide gains an AC Bonus based off of CHA?

Can those stack?

\$\endgroup\$
2
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ How would the Ki Pools stack? Would you add both your Wisdom and Charisma modifiers to determine? \$\endgroup\$ – DanceSC Feb 10 '18 at 23:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @DanceSC rpg.stackexchange.com/q/102300/28926 \$\endgroup\$ – FrancisJohn Feb 10 '18 at 23:30
7
\$\begingroup\$

Yes.

I thought this was going to be a complicated stacking question, but looking at the Enlightened Paladin made it really simple. The monk's AC Bonus has always stacked with your Dex bonus to Armor Class, and the Enlightened Paladin's Confident Defense feature simply adds to your Dex bonus to AC, it's not a separate thing. So stack away ^_^

(Note that if you're choosing to wear light armor instead of no armor, you'll probably lose your monk AC bonus unless you're using a monk archetype that allows it, AND your armor's max Dex bonus will limit how much benefit you can get from Confident Defense.)

\$\endgroup\$
2
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ What kind of monk archetypes allow armor with the WIS bonus? \$\endgroup\$ – FrancisJohn Feb 11 '18 at 2:06
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ @FrancisJohn I can't think of one off the top of my head, but face it, is there ANYTHING about a class that normally goes unaltered when every possible archetype gets involved? I'm sure there's one out there somewhere. The "armored monk" archetype makes as much sense as the "naked paladin" archetype. \$\endgroup\$ – gatherer818 Feb 11 '18 at 20:59

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.