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Henshin Mystic Tree

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Overview

Henshin mystics are members of a monastic order that teaches what they consider a great mystery of the universe: that humanity is capable of a transformation (henshin) into divinity.

Their training and discipline is aimed toward the ultimate perfection not only of themselves, but of all humanity. They believe this perfection is the future of the world and of humanity, and this belief fills them with a hopeful peace.

Some henshin mystics begin their careers as shugenjas or other spellcasters, but they abandon this course once beginning the path of the mystic. In Rokugan, they are drawn exclusively from the Phoenix clan, where they are trained in the Asako school.

Core enhancements


EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Riddle of Fire Icon.png
Riddle of Fire
  • Each Core Enhancement in the Henshin Mystic tree, including this one, grants you the following passive effects:
    • +3 Melee Power
    • +2 Fire Resistance
    • +3 Physical Resistance Rating
    • Enemies have a -2 Fire Resistance against your spells
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  • Monk 1
Enhancement Ki Bolt Icon.png
Ki Bolt

Activation Cost: 5 Ki
Cooldown: 3 Seconds

Enhancement Ki Bolt Icon.png Ki Spell-Like Ability:

  • You fire a ki blast that deals 1d6 fire and 1d4 force damage per Monk level to an opponent.
    • This damage scales with 3x melee Power.
    • The target also gains a stack of Weakened Will, Feeble Fortitude, and Reduced Reflexes (-1 Saving Throws, 6 second duration. Can stack up to 5 times).
    • A successful save reduces damage by half: Reflex DC: 10 + Monk Level + Wisdom Modifier + Stunning Bonus
    • This ability has double normal spell range
  • Passive:
    • +3 Melee Power
    • +2 Fire Resistance
    • +3 Physical Resistance Rating
    • Enemies have a -2 Fire Resistance against your spells
115
  • Riddle of Fire
  • Monk 3
Enhancement Sounding Staff Icon.png
Sounding Staff
  • You gain the Quick Draw feat, which reduces the time between using Spell-Like Abilities and attacking.
  • When you are centered and wielding a Quarterstaff
    • +2 Ki each time you hit a creature.
    • This stacks with all other sources of Ki generation.
  • Passive:
    • +3 Melee Power
    • +2 Fire Resistance
    • +3 Physical Resistance Rating
    • Enemies have a -2 Fire Resistance against your spells
1110
  • Ki Bolt
  • Monk 6
Enhancement Incinerating Wave Icon.png
Incinerating Wave

Activation Cost: 20 Ki
Cooldown: 15 Seconds

Enhancement Incinerating Wave Icon.png Fire Ki Spell-Like Ability:

  • You produce a wall of ki flame that travels away from you dealing 5d6 fire and force damage plus 1 point of fire and force damage per mon level every 2 seconds to all opponents near it.
    • This damage scales with 3x Melee Power.
    • A successful save reduces damage by half: Reflex DC: 10 + Monk Level + Wisdom Modifier + Stunning Bonus
  • Passive:
    • +3 Melee Power
    • +2 Fire Resistance
    • +3 Physical Resistance Rating
    • Enemies have a -2 Fire Resistance against your spells
1120
  • Sounding Staff
  • Monk 12
Enhancement Cauldron of Flame Icon.png
Cauldron of Flame

Activation Cost: 30 Ki
Cooldown: 60 Seconds

Enhancement Cauldron of Flame Icon.png Fire Ki Spell-Like Ability:

  • You will flame into the world around you. Enemies around you take 1d2 fire damage per Monk level ever 2 seconds, increasing by an additional 1d2 fire damage per Monk level every 2 seconds that you remain standing in the flames.
    • This damage scales with 2x Melee Power.
    • If you leave the area of the flames, this effect ends.
    • A successful save reduces damage by half: Reflex DC: 10 + Monk Level + Wisdom Modifier + Stunning Bonus
    • While you remain inside your Cauldron of Flames, you personally gain:
      • +20 PRR
      • +10 MRR
      • +15% Dodge that ignores Dodge Cap.
  • Passive:
    • +3 Melee Power
    • +2 Fire Resistance
    • Enemies have a -2 Fire Resistance against your spells
1130
  • Monk 18
Enhancement Serenity Icon.png
Serenity

Your understanding of things has evolved to a level that defies description.

  • Passive:
    • +4 Wisdom
    • +10 Concentration
    • +1 Passive Ki Generation
    • +12 Melee Power
    • +2 Fire Resistance
    • +3 Physical Resistance Rating
    • Enemies have a -2 Fire Resistance against your spells
    • +15% Attack Speed with Quarterstaves
  • While inside your Cauldron of Flame and wielding a Quarterstaff
    • +5 to Hit and Damage
    • +1 Critical Multiplier
1140
  • Cauldron of Flame
  • Monk 20
Tier 1 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Elemental Words Icon.png
Elemental Words

Activation Cost: 10 Ki
Cooldown: 15 Seconds

Select one of four attacks that increase elemental damage taken by your opponent:
Enhancement All-Consuming Flame Icon.png All-Consuming Flame:

  • Fire Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to light up like tinder. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more fire damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Porous Soul Icon.png Porous Soul:

  • Earth Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to draw acid in like a sponge. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more acid damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Static Charge Icon.png Static Charge:

  • Air Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the fury of the sky. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more electrical and sonic damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Winter's Touch Icon.png Winter's Touch:

  • Water Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the chill of death. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more cold damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Vulnerable: You take 1% more damage for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 20 times, and loses one stack on expiration.
111
  • Monk 1
Enhancement Staff Training Icon.png
Henshin Staff Training
  • When using quarterstaves:
    • +1 to hit
    • +1 damage
121
  • Monk 1
Enhancement Mystic Training Icon.png
Mystic Training
Rank 1:
  • +1 to the DC's of your Monk finishing moves.
Rank 2:
  • +2 to the DC's of your Monk finishing moves.
Rank 3:
  • +3 to the DC's of your Monk finishing moves.
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  • Monk 1
Enhancement Negotiator Icon.png
Negotiator
Rank 1:
  • +1 Bluff
  • +1 Diplomacy
  • +1 Haggle
Rank 2:
  • +2 Bluff
  • +2 Diplomacy
  • +2 Haggle
Rank 3:
  • +3 Bluff
  • +3 Diplomacy
  • +3 Haggle
311
  • Monk 1
Monk Forms Feat Icon.png
Animal Forms

You emulate a creature of nature in your training. Select one:

  • Enhancement Way of the Clever Monkey Icon.png Way of the Clever Monkey: Like a monkey, no trap in the world can catch you. You gain:
    • +1 to your haggle skill and all saves against traps
    • 2 energy resistance
    • At Monk levels 3, 9, and 15, the skill and save bonuses increase by 1 and energy resistance increases by 2
  • Enhancement Way of the Elegant Crane Icon.png Way of the Elegant Crane: Like a crane, you strike with precision and elegance. You gain:
    • +1 to your diplomacy skill
    • Generate 1 additional Ki on critical hits
    • Your training has left you more fragile than normal, however, and have a -1 penalty to Fortitude saves
    • At Monk levels 3, 9, and 15, the these bonuses and penalties increase by 1
  • Enhancement Way of the Faithful Hound Icon.png Way of the Faithful Hound: Like a hound, you are ever vigilant and at home amidst the pack. You gain:
    • +1 to your listen skill
    • +2 bonus to hit flanked opponents
    • At Monk levels 3, 9, and 15, the bonuses increase by 1
  • Enhancement Way of the Patient Tortoise Icon.png Way of the Patient Tortoise: Like a tortoise, you are calm at heart and worries wash over you. You gain:
    • +1 to your concentration skill
    • +5 additional hit points
    • At Monk levels 3, 9, and 15, the skill bonus increase by 1 and hit point bonus increases by 5.
  • Enhancement Way of the Tenacious Badger Icon.png Way of the Tenacious Badger: Like a badger, you are most dangerous when grievously injured. You gain:
    • +1 to your intimidate skill
    • Whenever you are below 50% health, your passive Ki regeneration is increased by 1 and you deal +0.25[W] additional damage
    • Your patience has suffered however, and you generate Ki slower when mediating
    • At Monk levels 3, 9, and 15, the skill bonus increases by 1 and the damage bonus increases by +0.25[W]
121
  • Monk 1
Tier 2 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Elemental Words Icon.png
Elemental Words

Activation Cost: 10 Ki
Cooldown: 15 Seconds

Select one of four attacks that increase elemental damage taken by your opponent:
Enhancement All-Consuming Flame Icon.png All-Consuming Flame:

  • Fire Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to light up like tinder. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more fire damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Porous Soul Icon.png Porous Soul:

  • Earth Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to draw acid in like a sponge. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more acid damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Static Charge Icon.png Static Charge:

  • Air Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the fury of the sky. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more electrical and sonic damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Winter's Touch Icon.png Winter's Touch:

  • Water Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the chill of death. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more cold damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Vulnerable: You take 1% more damage for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 20 times, and loses one stack on expiration.
115
  • Elemental Words (Tier 1)
  • Monk 2
Enhancement Staff Training Icon.png
Henshin Staff Training
  • When using quarterstaves:
    • +1 to hit
    • +2 damage
125
  • Henshin Staff Training (Tier 1)
  • Monk 2
Enhancement Quick Strike Icon.png
Quick Strike
Melee Quarterstaff Attack:
Rank 1:
  • Cooldown: 18 Seconds
  • Deals +1[W] damage
  • Your gain a 5% Morale bonus to melee doublestrike for 10 seconds
Rank 2:
  • Cooldown: 15 Seconds
  • Deals +2[W] damage
  • Your gain a 15% Morale bonus to melee doublestrike for 10 seconds
Rank 3:
  • Cooldown: 12 Seconds
  • Deals +3[W] damage
  • Your gain a 25% Morale bonus to melee doublestrike for 10 seconds
315
  • Monk 2
Enhancement Elemental Ki Strikes Icon.png
Elemental Ki Strikes

Activation Cost: 5 Ki
Cooldown: 3 Seconds

Select one of four attacks that have secondary after effects:
Enhancement Eagle Claw Attack Icon.png Eagle Claw Attack:

  • Fire Ki Melee Attack: Your attacks can shatter objects. You strike weak points in your opponent's armor or hide:
    • dealing +2[W] damage
    • You apply four stacks of Armor Destruction (Each stack reduces Armor Class by 1 and Fortification by 1% for 20 seconds. This effect can stack up to 15 times.

Enhancement Fists of Iron Icon.png Fists of Iron:

  • Earth Ki Melee Attack: You have imbued your attacks with extra force. Performs a melee attack with:
    • +2[W] damage
    • +1 critical threat range
    • +1 Critical Damage Multiplier

Enhancement Knock on the Sky Icon.png Knock on the Sky:

  • Air Ki Melee Attack: You strike your opponent, deflecting their momentum. Performs a melee attack with:
    • +1[W] damage
    • Your enemy deals 4% less physical damage for 30 seconds. This effect can stack up to 5 times.

Enhancement Unbalancing Strike Icon.png Unbalancing Strike:

  • Water Ki Melee Attack: You have learned several joint strikes. You can attack these weak points of your opponent, dealing:
    • +3[W] damage
    • Throwing your opponent off balance for a short period of time.
      • This reduces their armor class by 2, applies a -10 penalty to their Balance skill, and renders them vulnerable to sneak attacks.
      • A successful save negates this effect: Reflex DC: 10 + Half Monk Level + Wisdom Modifier + Trip Bonus
      • The target receives periodic saves to attempt to break free of this effect.
125
  • Monk 2
Enhancement Contemplation Icon.png
Contemplation
Rank 1:
  • +1 Concentration
  • +1 Will Saves
Rank 2:
  • +2 Concentration
  • +2 Will Saves
Rank 3:
  • +3 Concentration
  • +3 Will Saves
315
  • Monk 2
Tier 3 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Elemental Words Icon.png
Elemental Words

Activation Cost: 10 Ki
Cooldown: 15 Seconds

Select one of four attacks that increase elemental damage taken by your opponent:
Enhancement All-Consuming Flame Icon.png All-Consuming Flame:

  • Fire Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to light up like tinder. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more fire damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Porous Soul Icon.png Porous Soul:

  • Earth Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to draw acid in like a sponge. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more acid damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Static Charge Icon.png Static Charge:

  • Air Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the fury of the sky. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more electrical and sonic damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Winter's Touch Icon.png Winter's Touch:

  • Water Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the chill of death. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more cold damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Vulnerable: You take 1% more damage for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 20 times, and loses one stack on expiration.
1110
  • Elemental Words (Tier 2)
  • Monk 3
Enhancement Staff Training Icon.png
Henshin Staff Training
  • When using quarterstaves:
    • +1 to hit
    • +1 damage
1210
  • Henshin Staff Training (Tier 2)
  • Monk 3
Enhancement Lighting the Candle Icon.png
Lighting the Candle
Weapon Stance: While you are centered, you enhance your attacks with ki flame.
Rank 1:
  • Two handed weapons:
    • On Hit: 2d4 Fire damage
    • On Critical: 2d10 Force Damage
  • One handed weapons:
    • On Hit: 2d2 Fire damage
    • On Critical: 2d6 Force Damage
Rank 2:
  • Two handed weapons:
    • On Hit: 2d6 Fire damage
    • On Critical: 4d10 Force Damage
  • One handed weapons:
    • On Hit: 2d3 Fire damage
    • On Critical: 4d6 Force Damage
Rank 3:
  • Two handed weapons:
    • On Hit: 2d8 Fire damage
    • On Critical: 6d10 Force Damage
  • One handed weapons:
    • On Hit: 2d4 Fire damage
    • On Critical: 6d6 Force Damage
This damage scales with Melee Power. Your ki generation on hit is reduced by 1.
3110
  • Monk 3
Enhancement Embrace the Void Icon.png
Embrace the Void
Rank 1:
  • +1 to Dodge Cap
  • +1 Meditation use per rest
  • Regeneration Ki faster while meditating
  • While you are meditating a protective shield that can:
    • Absorb up to 25 damage
    • Refreshes every 3 seconds
Rank 2:
  • +2 to Dodge Cap
  • +3 Meditation use per rest
  • Regeneration Ki faster while meditating
  • While you are meditating a protective shield that can:
    • Absorb up to 50 damage
    • Refreshes every 3 seconds
Rank 3:
  • +3 to Dodge Cap
  • +3 Meditation use per rest
  • Regeneration Ki faster while meditating
  • While you are meditating a protective shield that can:
    • Absorb up to 100 damage
    • Refreshes every 3 seconds
3110
  • Monk 3
Increased Ability (All) Icon.png
Increase Ability

Select from one of the following:

  • Enhancement Charisma Icon.png Charisma: +1 Charisma
  • Enhancement Constitution Icon.png Constitution: +1 Constitution
  • Enhancement Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity: +1 Dexterity
  • Enhancement Intelligence Icon.png Intelligence: +1 Intelligence
  • Enhancement Strength Icon.png Strength: +1 Strength
  • Enhancement Wisdom Icon.png Wisdom: +1 Wisdom
1210
  • Monk 3
Tier 4 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Elemental Words Icon.png
Elemental Words

Activation Cost: 10 Ki
Cooldown: 15 Seconds

Select one of four attacks that increase elemental damage taken by your opponent:
Enhancement All-Consuming Flame Icon.png All-Consuming Flame:

  • Fire Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to light up like tinder. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more fire damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Porous Soul Icon.png Porous Soul:

  • Earth Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to draw acid in like a sponge. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more acid damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Static Charge Icon.png Static Charge:

  • Air Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the fury of the sky. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more electrical and sonic damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Enhancement Winter's Touch Icon.png Winter's Touch:

  • Water Ki melee Attack: You strike your opponent and speak the secret words that cause them to feel the chill of death. On Hit: Target takes:
    • +1[W] damage
    • 10% more cold damage for 30 seconds
    • Gains 2 stacks of Vulnerable

Vulnerable: You take 1% more damage for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 20 times, and loses one stack on expiration.
1120
  • Elemental Words (Tier 3)
  • Monk 4
Enhancement Staff Training Icon.png
Henshin Staff Training
  • When using quarterstaves:
    • +1 to hit
    • +2 damage
1220
  • Henshin Staff Training (Tier 3)
  • Monk 4
Enhancement Focused Icon.png
Focus
  • While centered, you and nearby party members gain:
    • +10 Exceptional bonus to Universal Spell Power
    • +5 Exceptional bonus to hit
    • +5 Exceptional bonus to Melee and Range Power
1220
  • Embrace the Void
  • Monk 4
Increased Ability (All) Icon.png
Increase Ability

Select from one of the following:

  • Enhancement Charisma Icon.png Charisma: +1 Charisma
  • Enhancement Constitution Icon.png Constitution: +1 Constitution
  • Enhancement Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity: +1 Dexterity
  • Enhancement Intelligence Icon.png Intelligence: +1 Intelligence
  • Enhancement Strength Icon.png Strength: +1 Strength
  • Enhancement Wisdom Icon.png Wisdom: +1 Wisdom
1220
  • Increase Ability (Tier 3)
  • Monk 4
Tier 5 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAPPoints SpentRequirements
Enhancement Void Strike Icon.png
Void Strike

Activation Cost: 10 Ki
Cooldown: 3 Seconds

Void Ki Melee Attack: You have learned to make attacks backed by pure ki energy.

  • On Hit:
    • +3[W] damage
    • +1 Critical Threat Range
    • +1 Critical Damage Multiplier
    • 10d6 Force damage that scales with Melee Power
  • On Vorpal:
    • Your enemy is erased from existence
1230
  • Elemental Words (Tier 4)
  • Character Level 12
  • Monk 5
Enhancement Staff Training Icon.png
Henshin Staff Training
  • When using quarterstaves:
    • +3 to hit
    • +3 damage
1230
  • Henshin Staff Training (Tier 4)
  • Class Level 12
  • Monk 5
Enhancement Staff Specialization Icon.png
Staff Specialization
  • While wielding a quarterstaff:
    • +1 Competence Bonus to Critical Damage Multiplier
    • +1 Competence Bonus to Critical Threat Range
1230
  • Character Level 12
  • Monk 5
Enhancement Balance in Dawn Icon.png
Balance in Dawn

Activation Cost: 15 Ki
Cooldown: 12 Seconds (Dark), 6 Seconds (Light)

Select a melee attack that opposes your philosophy.
Enhancement Every Light Casts a Shadow Icon.png Every Light Casts a Shadow:

  • Dark Ki Melee Attack: Perform an attack with +2[W] damage.
  • On Damage:
    • Target suffers 1d4 Negative Levels.
    • All nearby enemies suffer 1d2 Negative Levels.

Enhancement Shadows Cannot Exist Without Light Icon.png Shadows Cannot Exist Without Light:

  • Light Ki Melee Attack: Perform an attack with +2[W] damage.
  • On Damage:
    • Target suffers 1d6 light damage every 2 seconds for 10 seconds. This can stack up to 10 times
    • All allies around you receive 100 Positive Energy healing (This healing effect is unaffected by Spell Power).
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