peddroelm Posted May 6, 2015 Share Posted May 6, 2015 (edited) Stunning Fist - full attack - you get two chances to apply it when dual wielding .. Each weapon attack checks vs deflection and in case it doesn't miss a second check is ran vs fortitude to check stun duration .. (doesn't need wounds so you can open with it, or after you debuff target's fort save (ex: barb threatening presence ) ) What you need from the first swing is at least a double graze ( deflection and fortitude ).. Even on a graze the stun effect cuts target's deflection by a whooping 30 .. Second weapon swing now stands great chance to crit (vs -30 Deflection) .. Crits activate Enervating Blows - that even on a graze vs fortitude will weaken ( -20 -8 fort save) . And then the second Stun check is done this time vs -28 fort save - with good chance to hit/crit (getting good duration of the stun effect if you didn't dump INT (I like to max int on monks ) ) .. All the regular attacks during the stun duration (6+ seconds on high int crit will have great chance to keep criting for good damage and refrehing the weakened status effect for rogue sneak/deathblows ) Those debuffs synergise well with melee rogue which I keep teamed with the monk.. Stun enables sneak (very likely crits vs -30% deflection) and flanking/weakening enables deathblows .Death sentence .. Add zealous focus (+6 accuracy to all those special attacks checks ) and the full (synergising) melee squad begins to take shape.. Ranger is the odd man out but he can help out with wounding shot (hobble) and binding roots(stuck) .. Example screen shot fist stun check was vs 63 fort, second weapon swing stun check was vs 35 fortitude (weaken -20 fort -2 might and -2 con) http://i.imgur.com/G67oMxY.jpg Edited May 6, 2015 by peddroelm 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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