Quite simply, are there any archetypes for non-monk classes that gain ki powers as a monk does? That is, gets powers that are found on the ki power list of the monk (any archetype).

Any official Paizo material, any Dreamscarred Press material (though I’m about 98% sure none helps), or any third-party Pathfinder material I can access online through an SRD is acceptable.

I am absolutely uninterested in any monk archetypes, or in any non-monk archetypes that get something “kind of like” ki powers. They have to be actual ki powers on an actual non-monk class. Answers with archetypes that get some specified ki power are OK as an answer, but ultimately I am hoping for something that will let me pick my choice of ki power.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The form of this question is fairly broad, but I’ve already done some digging and I believe the answer to be no, so I expect that any positive answers will have a fairly-limited collection of options. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Jun 27, 2018 at 14:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ What exactly do you mean by ki power? Any ability that uses ki? Specifically a power off the Unchained Monk's list of ki powers? Something off the Qinggong Monk's list of ki powers? It's a little unclear what you want. \$\endgroup\$
    – Delioth
    Jun 27, 2018 at 15:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Delioth Anything off of the ki power list of any monk archetype, say. So not ninja tricks. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Jun 27, 2018 at 15:36

2 Answers 2


I wasn't able to find any other archetypes, but there are a couple of Prestige Classes that can learn Ki Powers.

The Student of Perfection is one. Of course, the entry requirements for the class are Improved Unarmed Strike, and Perfect Style, which itself requires BAB +5 or 5 levels in Monk, and the Ki Power doesn't kick in until level 2 of the Prestige Class, meaning at least level 7 before getting a Ki Power, and the easiest way to qualify is to already be a monk, but those aren't absolutely required.

There's also the Psychic Fist, which needs 6 ranks in Acrobatics, leading to the first Ki Power at level 2 of the class (minimum character level 8).

There's also the Unchained Ninja, from Everyman Games, which can take a Master Trick at level 10, one of which is to take any Ki Power.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Student of perfection might work for me, thank you. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Jun 27, 2018 at 20:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Kryan No worries - I am glad the non-archetype options might help out! \$\endgroup\$
    – YogoZuno
    Jun 28, 2018 at 0:16

There is the Teisatsu Vigilante archetype. This archetype gets the following vigilante talent:

Ki Power (Su): The teisatsu gains a single ki power of his choice from the list available to the unchained monk class.


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