I've got a question about a monk having the following abilities:

  • Dragon stance
  • Dragon sorcerer bloodline (dedication) with the dragons claws ability
  • Ki strike from monk

Now the question is can he combine all 3 things?

Thus Dragon stance: 1d10 Ki strike: +1d6 dragons claws: +1d6

for a grand total of 1d10+2d6+strength ability modifier

  • \$\begingroup\$ You will need the Basic Bloodline Spell feat too to get Dragon Claws \$\endgroup\$
    – András
    Apr 30, 2021 at 11:49

1 Answer 1


You cannot combine Dragon Stance's dragon tail attacks and the claw attacks granted by the Dragon Claws spell. They are separate unarmed attack types, and you can only use one or the other for any given attack.

You can use Ki Strike with either of the attacks, since this modifies an existing unarmed attack type.

If you were to combine Ki Strike with Dragon Stance's dragon tail, your attack (or attacks, if you used the Flurry of Blows option) would deal 1d10 + Strength modifier bludgeoning damage and 1d6 variable [1] type damage.

If you were to combine Ki Strike with claws from the Dragon Claws spell, your attack or attacks would deal 1d4 + Strength modifier slashing, plus 1d6 of a type depending on your dragon bloodline, plus another 1d6 variable [1] from Ki Strike.

[1] Force, negative, positive, lawful (only if you're lawful) or electricity, cold, fire or bludgeoning (if you have the Elemental Fist feat).

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    \$\begingroup\$ As a bonus, the Dragon Tail attack averages 9 damage w/ Ki Strike (5.5+3.5), while the claws average 9.5 damage w/ Ki Strike (2.5+3.5+3.5). This doesn't account for Backswing, obviously, or weaknesses or resistances. \$\endgroup\$
    – ESCE
    Apr 26, 2021 at 15:23

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