The Baldur’s Gate 3 Monk class offers a lot of versatility. With it, you can strike foes with staves, follow up with punches, do sneaky strikes, and harness the power of the elements. Our Baldur’s Gate 3 Monk class guide discusses what you can expect if you choose this class for your campaign.

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  • Baldur’s Gate 3 Monk class guide overview
    • Monk Class Summary
      • Class Features
      • Proficiencies

Baldur’s Gate 3 Monk class guide overview

Our Baldur’s Gate 3 Monk class guide acts as an overview of its strengths. We also take note of ideal options during character creation. Once you’re finished with our overview, we suggest visiting our best build guide for this class.

Monk Class Summary

Class Features

  • Action: Flurry of Blows – Punch twice in quick succession; deals 1d4+3 bludgeoning damage, twice.
  • Ki – This is the force that flows through all living beings. A Monk’s special abilities use up Ki Points.
  • Unarmoured Defense – While not wearing armor, add your Wisdom modifier to your armor class (AC).
  • Martial Arts: Dexterous Attacks – Attacks while unarmed and with Monk weapons (i.e., those that you’re proficient in, and aren’t counted as two-handed or great weapons) scale with your Dexterity instead of Strength (if your DEX is higher).
  • Martial Arts: Deft Strikes – Unarmed attacks and those done with Monk weapons deal 1-4 bludgeoning damage, unless their normal damage is higher.
  • Martial Arts: Bonus Unarmed Strike – After making an unarmed attack or a Monk weapon attack, you can use a bonus action to do another unarmed attack.


This is primarily based on your race/sub-race. We suggest picking the Wood Half-Elf (more on this in a while). That grants you proficiencies with simple weapons, shortswords, spears, pikes, halberds, glaives, light armor, and shields.

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