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Monk Armor Class

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2001 4:12 am
by NTWAYNE
My character is a Monk, and I like playing with him. But, is there any way to get his armor class up? He's immune to most magic, but I think when I move him into TOB he's gonna get beat up pretty badly with only AC-1. And he's a Level 20 Monk.

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2001 4:36 am
by Agnocar
hmmm, it shouldn't be that low ( high ), my level 30 monk has an AC of -12. Try using amulets, Ioun stones, and cloaks to lower that AC.

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2001 5:30 am
by Zack
What's you're monks dex?

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2001 5:55 am
by Agnocar
I believe 19, a natural of 18+1 from Lum the Mad's machine.

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2001 6:48 am
by ]RiPPeR[
the max armor class base of a monk is 0 wich isnt so bad, the best armor i saw until now had an armor class of -2, only 2 diference

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2001 9:32 am
by sp8472
I agree with Agnocar, you should have way lower an AC. You should have at least -6, properly equiped. Look into getting rings that give you bonuses to AC too.

Right now, I have Kanganx's ring, ring of earth control, amulet of power, monk iou stone, cloak of the sewers, to total to -12 for a 28th level monk.

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2001 4:45 pm
by WAYNEO
ok, so I found some Bracers of Dexterity. My Dexterity was about 13, but now its around 17 (I don't remember) and my AC is now -7!!! Thanks folks!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2001 4:47 pm
by WAYNEO
I think i have a ring of earth control back at the keep. What's a Monk Iou Stone??? And where do i find it. SoA or ToB?

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2001 5:05 pm
by Xyx
My Dexterity was about 13


You had a Monk with Dex 13!? You should be glad to have survived that far...

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2001 9:48 pm
by sp8472
What I meant was the pale green ioun stone...doesn't give you a bonus to AC but does give one for THACO. Find the lavender ioun stone and that will give you a bonus to your AC. Both can be found in ToB.

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2001 12:21 pm
by WAYNEO
I thought the Dex 13 Monk was pretty good (ok, ignorant am i) but he's alot better now.

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2001 8:49 pm
by sp8472
You'll also find a monks bracers....only useable by monks. Adds to you AC bonus as well as HP.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2001 3:11 pm
by WAYNEO
Originally posted by monks rule:
<STRONG>You'll also find a monks bracers....only useable by monks. Adds to you AC bonus as well as HP.</STRONG>



Ohh.ooh. In SoB or ToB? And Where? BTW, how strong are Monks in comparison to some of the other character types -- especially the "Supercharacters." I actually play more for the story and comments but it would be nice to have a character (I'm a novice,of course) that didn't get terminated so often. ("The bigger they are, the harder they hit!")

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2001 3:26 pm
by ]RiPPeR[
Originally posted by WAYNEO:
<STRONG>
how strong are Monks in comparison to some of the other character types -- especially the "Supercharacters." </STRONG>


actually, monks are a "supercharacter" you you have the min atributes to it
14
18
16
10
18
10
if your monk have these atributes he will be a super character you can be certain, just make sure you have these itens:
gauntlets of crushing
girdle of frost giant strenght
pale rose green ioun stone
ring of gaxx
ring of protection +2
(or one of the elemental rings)
scarlet ninja-to(kill trolls mostly)
firetooth +3(kill at distance)
amulet of power
cloak of mirroring or cloak of the sewers
boots of avoidance(no missiles can hit you)

and you have a megasupercharacter!

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2001 3:40 pm
by sp8472
you'll find the bracers in ToB....pretty late in fact but nevertheless useful. As far as supercharacters go, I agree with Ripper. If you are interested in story though, I haven't had much luck with a monk. I solo as much as I can when i play the monk.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2001 3:40 pm
by WAYNEO
Originally posted by ]RiPPeR[:
<STRONG>actually, monks are a "supercharacter" you you have the min atributes to it
14
18
16
10
18
10
if your monk have these atributes he will be a super character you can be certain, just make sure you have these itens:
gauntlets of crushing
girdle of frost giant strenght
pale rose green ioun stone
ring of gaxx
ring of protection +2
(or one of the elemental rings)
scarlet ninja-to(kill trolls mostly)
firetooth +3(kill at distance)
amulet of power
cloak of mirroring or cloak of the sewers
boots of avoidance(no missiles can hit you)

and you have a megasupercharacter!</STRONG>


LOL! Honest, I really wouldn't have guessed. I chose the monk because -, well, I thought it would be fun (and hard) to play as "Kung Fu" and not wear any armor. I guess we are all novices at first.

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:00 am
by Xyx
Monks are a bit mushy in the early stages of the game, before level 15 or so. Later they become pretty easy characters to play. Just run up and bash.

Spellcasters are also pretty powerful, but require much more thinking, preparation and button clicking.

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2001 7:30 am
by volle
It is fun to play with spellcasters.
3 mages in the team and u will kick some asses :) In the otherhand. Someone have tried to play:
Anomen
Viconia
Cernd
Jan (Imoen&Nalia)
Edwin
And your own mage/sorcerer?

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 12:08 am
by WAYNEO
The high level Monk is kinda easy. Put Boots of Speed on him and yep -- dash up and clobber spellcasters and archers. "BAMM"

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2001 4:49 am
by sigurd
monks rule , you say you used amulet of power, can monks really wear it? i thought it was clerics and mages only