Race: Wood Elf
Class: Monk, Way of the Kensei
Monk Kensei Weapons: Longsword, Longbow
Dex: 18 (14 point buy, 2 wood elf, 2 ASI)
Wis: 16 (15 point buy, 1 wood elf)
Way of the Kensei Agile parry states:
If you make an unarmed strike as part of the Attack action on your turn and are holding a kensei weapon, you can use it to defend yourself if it is a melee weapon. You gain a +2 bonus to AC until the start of your next turn, while the weapon is in your hand and you aren’t incapacitated.
RAW, I take that, at level 5, you can:
- Make an attack with your monk weapon (I.e. Versatile long sword for 1d10+Dex)
- Make an unarmed attack with your extra action for 1d6+dex
- Use flurry of blows for 2 additional unarmed attacks for 1d6+dex each. Or use martial arts for just one additional unarmed attack.
- Use Agile Parry for a +2AC until next turn.
With a +4 Dex and +3 Wis that will result in:
- +7 attack, AC 19 and 1d10+2d6+12 to 1d10+3d6+16
That is 24.5 to 31 average damage per turn, every turn, while maintaining a high AC.
Is this interpretation and build correct?
It feels like it fights better than a fighter, it’s as hard to hit as a fighter if not more, has slightly lower HP, but moves way more and deals considerably more damage, which is what makes me doubt whether I’m interpreting the rules correctly.