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New Monk Path for D&D 5E – Way of the Sohei

29 November, 2020

Ready to fightWay of the Sohei

Monks of the Way of the Sohei are the unusual in that they use weapons and armor to enhance their formidable martial arts skills. Their focus is on defense and defending others, when an armored sohei blocks your path, they are difficult to get out of the way.

For the purpose of this document polearms refer to the following weapons from the OGL: glaive, halberd, quarterstaff, pike, spear, and trident. It may also apply to campaign specific weapons as well, talk to your DM.

The Way of the Sohei is inspired by the Japanese warrior monks of the same name who were once a fearsome presence on the battlefields of medieval Japan.

Armored in Life
When you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you gain proficiency in polearms, and in light and medium armor. Polearms are monk weapons for you.

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