As a monk levels up, the monk table says they get the following:

\begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Level} & \textbf{Proficiency Bonus} & \textbf{Martial Arts} & \textbf{Unarmored Movement} \\ \hline \text{1st} & \text{+2} & \text{1d4} & \text{-} \\ \hline \text{2nd} & \text{+2} & \text{1d4} & \text{+10 ft.} \\ \hline \text{3rd} & \text{+2} & \text{1d4} & \text{+10 ft.} \\ \hline \text{4th} & \text{+2} & \text{1d4} & \text{+10 ft.} \\ \hline \text{5th} & \text{+3} & \text{1d6} & \text{+10 ft.} \\ \hline \text{6th} & \text{+3} & \text{1d6} & \text{+15 ft.} \\ \hline \end{array}

Do I add what it says at each level to what I already have?

At level 6, do get add +14 to proficiency? And also, if I started with 30 speed, do I add the movement as well to make my movement be 85 total?

  • \$\begingroup\$ 5e and as i level up at say 2 i get a +2 to proficiency and +10 to movement and so on and so fourth as the question is do i keep adding those to what i have allready since i start with 30 movement so i would then add +10 each level so that at level 6 i would be at an 85 movement and 20 to profieciency this was my question or is the wording in this wrong roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Monk#content \$\endgroup\$
    – jokernxs
    Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 3:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is your Martial Arts damage also 4d4+2d6? \$\endgroup\$
    – András
    Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 9:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ no I thought it was just d6 for damage is that wrong as well? \$\endgroup\$
    – jokernxs
    Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 23:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ it is 1d6. But why sum other colums and not Martial Arts? \$\endgroup\$
    – András
    Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 5:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ @András it seems reasonable to interpret that the plus sign means that it must be added for each level. \$\endgroup\$
    – raven
    Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 9:31

1 Answer 1


The table lists the bonus you have at that level. They are not in addition to the previous levels.

So for a Level 6 Monk, he would have a proficiency bonus of +3, a Martial Arts die of 1d6, and a unarmored movement bonus of +15 (45 ft total).

Note: For a multiclass character, proficiency bonus is based on total character levels not individual class levels.


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