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Qinggong Monk

Source Ultimate Magic pg. 51
The qinggong monk is a master of her ki, using it to perform superhuman stunts or even blast opponents with supernatural energy. Some achieve their power over ki through extreme discipline, while others attain this power by intentionally or accidentally ingesting rare herbs or strange mystical fruits, and a few are gifted these abilities by a dying qinggong master.

Ki Power: A qinggong monk can select a ki power (see below) for which she qualifies in place of the following monk class abilities: slow fall (4th), high jump (5th), wholeness of body (7th), diamond body (11th), abundant step (12th), diamond soul (13th), quivering palm (15th), timeless body (17th), tongue of the sun and moon (17th), empty body (19th), and perfect self (20th). This replaces the monk class ability the qinggong monk gives up for this ki power.

Ki Powers

Ki powers are abilities that draw on the power of a monk’s ki. The standard monk has several abilities that count as ki powers, such as wholeness of body, abundant step, and empty body. A qinggong monk can learn additional ki powers, which often replaces a non-ki monk ability such as purity of body. Ki powers are divided into three categories: feats, monk abilities, and spells.

Feats: These ki powers duplicate the effects of specific feats. A monk does not need to qualify for a feat to select it as a ki power. For example, a qinggong monk can select Spring Attack as a ki power even if she doesn’t meet the prerequisites for selecting Spring Attack as a feat. Activating one of these ki powers is a free action on the monk’s turn; until the start of her next turn, the monk is treated as if she had that feat. Some of these ki powers that duplicate feats may also be activated as an immediate action; these powers are noted in the ki powers list.

Monk Abilities: Some ki powers are standard monk abilities. Even if a qinggong monk selects a different ki power in place of a standard monk ability, she can select that monk ability later as one of her ki powers.

Spells: These ki powers duplicate the effects of a spell, and are spell-like abilities. A qinggong monk’s class level is the caster level for these spell-like abilities, and she uses Wisdom to determine her concentration check bonus.

Requirements: All ki powers have a minimum monk level requirement to select them. A monk who does not meet this requirement cannot select that ki power.

Activation: Most ki powers require the monk to spend ki points; the exact amount is listed after the ki power. Ki powers that cost 0 ki do not require the monk to have any ki points in her ki pool to use the ability.

The saving throw against a monk’s ki power, if any, is equal to 10 + 1/2 the monk’s level + the monk’s Wisdom bonus.

Feats marked with a dagger (†) are ki powers that can be activated as an immediate action.

4th-level Ki Powers

Acrobatic Steps (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Adder Strike (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
augury (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
barkskin (self only) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
burst of adrenaline (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
burst of insight (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
calm spirit (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Death from Above (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Deny Death † (0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
feather step (self only) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
hydraulic push (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
ki arrow (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Ki Stand † (0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
message (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Power Attack (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
psychic reading (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Quick Draw (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
scorching ray (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
slow fall (monk ability, 0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Throw Anything (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
true strike (self only) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52

6th-level Ki Powers

Absorb Spirit (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
cloak of winds (self only) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
enshroud thoughts (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
gaseous form (self only) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Heroic Recovery † (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
high jump (monk ability, 1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
hydraulic torrent (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
mental barrier I (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
object reading (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
placebo effect (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
remove disease (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Sidestep † (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Snatch Arrows † (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Spring Attack (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
thought shield I (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21

8th-level Ki Powers

deadly juggernaut (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
dragon's breath (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Gliding Steps † (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
hypercognition (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Jawbreaker (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
mantle of calm (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
mental barrier II (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
neutralize poison (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
poison (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
purge spirit (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
restoration (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
share memory (0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
silk to steel (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Spider Step (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
thought shield II (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Whirlwind Attack (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
wholeness of body (monk ability, level 7) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52

10th-level Ki Powers

aura alteration (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
discordant blast (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
ethereal fists (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
glimpse of truth (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Greater Bull Rush (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Greater Disarm (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Greater Feint (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Greater Sunder (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Improved Blind-Fight † (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
ki leech (0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Lunge (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
mental barrier III (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
persistent vigor (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
quieting weapons (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
retrocognition (1 ki point) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
sessile spirit (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
shadow step (1 ki point) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
spit venom (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Step Up and Strike † (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
thought shield III (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Wind Stance (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52

12th-level Ki Powers

abundant step (monk ability, 2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
battlemind link (4 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Bonebreaker (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
diamond body (0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
dust form (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Elemental Fists (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
entrap spirit (3 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Improved Spring Attack (3 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Improvised Weapon Mastery (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Ki Throw (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
mental barrier IV (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Punishing Kick (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
shadow walk (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
thought shield IV (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21

14th-level Ki Powers

blood crow strike (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Cloud Step (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
cold ice strike (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
diamond soul (monk ability, 0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Disarming Strike (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Improved Ki Throw (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
ki shout (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
mental barrier V (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Neckbreaker (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
prognostication (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
repress memory (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
sonic thrust (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
thought shield V (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21

16th-level Ki Powers

Bleeding Critical (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Greater Blind-Fight † (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Improved Vital Strike (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Lightning Stance (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Penetrating Strike (2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
quivering palm (monk ability, 2 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
strangling hair (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
unshakable zeal (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21

18th-level Ki Powers

bilocation (3 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Greater Spring Attack (3 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
timeless body (monk ability, 0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
tongue of the sun and moon (monk ability, 0 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
true prognostication (2 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21

20th-level Ki Powers

Akashic form (3 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Blinding Critical (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Crippling Critical (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Deafening Critical (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
divide mind (3 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
earthquake (4 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
empty body (monk ability, 3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
frightful aspect (3 ki points) Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 21
Greater Penetrating Strike (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
perfect self (monk ability, level 20) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52
Tiring Critical (3 ki points) Source Ultimate Magic pg. 52