Pathfinder Class Archetypes: The Radiant Light Monk

Mage of the Circle by RottenRagamuffin

Mage of the Circle by RottenRagamuffin

Monks of the Order of the Radiant Light focus on harnessing the divine spark placed in each mortal being and manifesting it in a physical way. A Radiant Light monk gives up some traditional training in order to focus on the manifestation of this divine power.

Divine Ray (Sp): A Radiant Light monk is capable of projecting a blast of divine fire from his open palm as a standard action, targeting any foe within 30 feet as a ranged touch attack. This ray deals 1d6 points of fire damage plus 1 additional point for every two class levels the monk possesses. This ability can be used a number of times per day equal to 3 plus the monk’s Wisdom modifier. This ability replaces stunning fist.

Flaming Fists (Su): At 5th level, a Radiant Light monk can give his unarmed attacks the ability to deal fire damage. By spending one ki point, the monk can deal an extra 1d6 fire damage with his unarmed strikes for one round. This ability replaces purity of body.

Sun’s Shield (Su): At 7th level, a Radiant Light monk can wreath himself in flames, as per the fire shield spell. Doing so costs two points from the monk’s ki pool. This ability replaces wholeness of body.

Soulbeam (Su): At 15th level, a Radiant Light monk can emit a dazzling burst of light that strikes at all other creatures within a 30 ft. radius. All creatures in this radius are affected as though they had been the target of a sunburst spell. The caster level for this effect is equal to the monk’s class level and the save DC is equal to 10 + ½ the monk’s class level + the monk’s Wis modifier. The monk can unleash a soulbeam once per day. This ability replaces quivering palm.


One Response to “Pathfinder Class Archetypes: The Radiant Light Monk”

  1. Travis Pritchett Says:

    So it’s a port of the “Sun Soul” monk? I kinda like it, though I love quivering palm too much to ever give it up willingly.

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