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The wording of the Way of the Astral Self monk's features (TCoE, p. 50-51) seems vague.

The description of the Arms of the Astral Self feature says, in part:

Your mastery of your ki allows you to summon a portion of your astral self. As a bonus action, you can spend 1 ki point to summon the arms of your astral self.

And the relevant part of the description of the Visage of the Astral Self feature says:

You can summon the visage of your astral self. As a bonus action, or as part of the bonus action you take to activate Arms of the Astral Self, you can spend 1 ki point to summon this visage for 10 minutes.

Does this mean an Astral Self monk can spend just 1 ki point to summon both the Arms and Visage of the Astral Self? Or does it cost 2 ki points to summon both?

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It costs 2 ki points to use both.

The Arms of the Astral Self feature description states (TCoE, p. 50):

you can spend 1 ki point to summon the arms of your astral self

The Visage of the Astral Self feature description states (TCoE, p. 50-51):

you can spend 1 ki point to summon this visage

Summoning your Arms costs 1 ki Point, and summoning your Visage costs 1 Ki point, so using both requires spending a ki point for each feature. You can do both with the same bonus action by spending 2 ki points.

It can only be done with a single bonus action because Visage of the Astral Self explicitly says you can:

As a bonus action, or as part of the bonus action you take to activate Arms of the Astral Self

If you could do both with a single ki point, it would have said so, as it does for using a single bonus action. Since it does not say so, you need to separately spend 1 ki point for each feature.

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