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Abel

Medium humanoid (ropaeo), neutral fighter (battlemaster) 7/monk (open hand)  7
Armor Class 17 (Wisdom, martial arts stance)
Hit Points 123 (7d10+7d8+42)
Speed 45 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
18 (+4) 17 (+3) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Str +9, Con +8
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +9, Insight +8, Intimidation +6, Perception +8, Persuasion +6
Damage Resistances acid
Senses passive Perception 18
Languages Ropa, Soburi (Common)
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)
Background Feature: Never Stop (Roustabout). Abel’s Haitoku score does not increase when he uses the attribute ability to avoid going unconscious.
Evasion. When Abel is subjected to an effect that allows him to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, he instead takes no damage if he succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if he fails.
Feat: Grappler. Abel has advantage on attack rolls against creatures he is grappling. In addition, he can use his action to try to pin a creature grappled by him. To do so, Abel makes another grapple check. If he succeeds, he and the creature are both restrained until the grapple ends.
Feat: Tavern Brawler. Abel is proficient with improvised weapons. When Abel hits a creature with an unarmed strike or an improvised weapon on his turn, he can use a bonus action to attempt to grapple the target.
Fighting Style: Dueling. When Abel is wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, he gains a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon.
Foreigner. Abel is at disadvantage when making Wisdom or Charisma checks against non-Ropaeo that are aware of his heritage. This does not affect checks using Insight or Persuasion.

Ki (7 points). Abel harnesses the mystic energy of ki and can spend these points to fuel various ki features. When he spends a ki point, it is unavailable until he finishes a short or long rest, at the end of which he draws all of his expended ki back into himself. He must spend at least 30 minutes of the rest meditating to regain his ki points.

  • Flurry of Blows. Immediately after Abel takes the Attack action on his turn, he can spend 1 ki point to make two unarmed strikes as a bonus action.
  • Patient Defense. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Dodge action as a bonus action on his turn.
  • Step of the Wind. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on his turn, his jump distance is doubled for the turn, he may travel through the squares of other creatures, and he does not treat squares occupied by a creature as difficult terrain.
  • Stunning Attack. Abel can spend 1 ki point to attempt to stun a creature he hits with a melee weapon attack. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of his next turn.

Know Your Enemy. If Abel spends at least 1 minute observing or interacting with another creature outside combat, he can learn certain information about its capabilities compared to his own. The GM reveals if the creature is his equal, superior, or inferior in regard to two of the following characteristics of his choice: Strength score, Dexterity score, Constitution score, armor class, current hit points, total class levels (if any), fighter class levels (if any).

Martial Archetype: Combat Superiority (5d10). Abel can use only one maneuver per attack. A superiority die is expended when Abel uses a maneuver. He regains all of his expended superiority dice when he finishes a short or long rest.

  • Feinting Attack. Abel can expend one superiority die and use a bonus action on his turn to feint, choosing one creature within 5 feet of him as his target. He has advantage on his next attack roll against that creature. If that attack hits, add the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Goading Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to goad the target into attacking him. Abel adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and the target must make a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the target has disadvantage on all attack rolls against targets other Abel you until the end of his next turn.
  • Lunging Attack. When Abel makes a melee weapon attack on his turn, he can expend one superiority die to increase his reach for that attack by 5 feet. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Maneuvering Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to maneuver one of his comrades into a more advantageous position. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and he chooses a friendly creature who can see or hear him. That creature can use its reaction to move up to half its speed without provoking opportunity attacks from the target of Abel’s attack.
  • Riposte. When a creature misses Abel with a melee attack, he can use his reaction and expend one superiority die to make a melee weapon attack against the creature. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Sweeping Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a melee weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to damage another creature with the same attack. Abel chooses another creature within 5 feet of the original target and within his reach. If the original attack roll would hit the second creature, it takes damage equal to the number Abel rolls on his superiority die. The damage is of the same type dealt by the original attack.
  • Trip Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to knock the target down. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and if the target is Large or smaller, it must make a DC 17 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, Abel knocks the target prone.

Martial Arts. Abel can use Dexterity instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of his unarmed strikes and monk weapons, and he rolls a 1d8 in place of the normal damage of his unarmed strike or monk weapons. In addition, when Abel uses the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on his turn, he can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action.

Open Hand Technique.  Whenever Abel hits a creature with one of the attacks granted by his Flurry of Blows, he can impose one of the following effects on that target:

  • It must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • It must make a Strength saving throw. If it fails, Abel can push it up to 15 feet away from him.
  • It can’t take reactions until the end of Abel’s next turn.

Second Wind. On his turn, Abel can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+7 hit points. Once he uses this feature, he must finish a short or long rest before he can use it again.
Social Adept. Abel has proficiency with Insight and Persuasion. He is never at disadvantage when making checks with either of these skills.
Stance of Breaking Stone (2). Abek has learned to strike with a resonance that corrodes creatures and objects on a level beyond understanding, weakening virtually everything but the most impervious targets. His unarmed strikes deal an additional 1d6 acid damage (this damage is not multiplied on a critical hit), he has resistance to acid damage, and he has advantage on checks made to grapple a foe or to avoid being grappled.
Stillness of Mind. Abel can use his action to end one effect on himself that is causing him to be charmed or frightened.
Unarmored Defense. While Abel is not wearing any armor and not wielding a shield, his Armor Class equals 10 + his Dexterity modifier + his Wisdom modifier + the number of martial arts stances he knows.
Unarmored Movement. Abel’s speed increases by 15 feet while he is not wearing armor or wielding a shield.
Wholeness of Body (1/long rest). As an action, Abel can regain 21 hit points.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Abel attacks three times (if attacking unarmed, he can spend his bonus action to attack a fourth time or his bonus action and 1 ki to attack a fourth and fifth time).
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6+6) bludgeoning damage plus 3 (1d6) acid damage.
Tornado Throw. Abel may use his action to throw a creature he is grappling. The target is thrown 1d4 times 10 feet and lands prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or takes the same damage and is knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the second target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t knocked prone.

REACTIONS
Deflect Missile. Abel can spend his reaction to strike a missile when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack, reducing its damage by 13 (2d6+6).
Slow Fall. Abel can use his reaction when he falls to reduce any falling damage he takes by 35.
Sky Fall. When a creature is in the air (either jumping or flying) and within Abel’s reach, he may spend his reaction to make an unarmed strike against them, grappling the target on a successful hit.

 

Abel’s Sambo Gi

Legendary wondrous item

Abel’s attire has gradually absorbed some of his spent ki, granting whomever dons it the knowledge of potent combat techniques. While wearing Abel’s sambo gi, you are able to use fighting style features with your unarmed strike. You also gain the following benefits:

  • Marseiyu Rolling. If you spend 1 ki to Dash as a bonus action, you may travel through the squares of other creatures and do not treat squares occupied by a creature as difficult terrain.
  • Sky Fall. When a creature is in the air (either jumping or flying) and within your reach, you may spend your reaction to make an unarmed strike against them, grappling the target on a successful hit.
  • Tornado Throw. You may use your action to throw a creature grappled by you. The target is thrown 1d4 times 10 feet and lands prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength modifier) or takes the same damage and be knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the second target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t knocked prone.

 

 

 

NOTES ON ABEL’S BUILD

His CR rating came in at 10.4 but I rounded up because of all those fighter abilities and Tornado Throw. I don’t play as him often, but I really like this brawling grappler-monk build and might play one soon. 😀

 

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Abel

Medium humanoid (ropaeo), neutral fighter 7/monk  7
Armor Class 17 (Wisdom, martial arts stance)
Hit Points 123 (7d10+7d8+42)
Speed 45 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
18 (+4) 17 (+3) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Str +9, Con +8
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +9, Insight +8, Intimidation +6, Perception +8, Persuasion +6
Damage Resistances acid
Senses passive Perception 18
Languages Ropa, Soburi (Common)
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)
Background Feature: Never Stop (Roustabout). Abel’s Haitoku score does not increase when he uses the attribute ability to avoid going unconscious.
Evasion. When Abel is subjected to an effect that allows him to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, he instead takes no damage if he succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if he fails.
Feat: Grappler. Abel has advantage on attack rolls against creatures he is grappling. In addition, he can use his action to try to pin a creature grappled by him. To do so, Abel makes another grapple check. If he succeeds, he and the creature are both restrained until the grapple ends.

Ki (7 points). 

  • Patient Defense. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Dodge action as a bonus action on his turn.
  • Step of the Wind. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on his turn, his jump distance is doubled for the turn, he may travel through the squares of other creatures, and he does not treat squares occupied by a creature as difficult terrain.
  • Stunning Attack. Abel can spend 1 ki point to attempt to stun a creature he hits with a melee weapon attack. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of his next turn.

Martial Archetype: Combat Superiority (5d10). Abel can use only one maneuver per attack. A superiority die is expended when Abel uses a maneuver. He regains all of his expended superiority dice when he finishes a short or long rest.

  • Feinting Attack. Abel can expend one superiority die and use a bonus action on his turn to feint, choosing one creature within 5 feet of him as his target. He has advantage on his next attack roll against that creature. If that attack hits, add the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Goading Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to goad the target into attacking him. Abel adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and the target must make a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the target has disadvantage on all attack rolls against targets other Abel you until the end of his next turn.
  • Lunging Attack. When Abel makes a melee weapon attack on his turn, he can expend one superiority die to increase his reach for that attack by 5 feet. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Maneuvering Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to maneuver one of his comrades into a more advantageous position. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and he chooses a friendly creature who can see or hear him. That creature can use its reaction to move up to half its speed without provoking opportunity attacks from the target of Abel’s attack.
  • Riposte. When a creature misses Abel with a melee attack, he can use his reaction and expend one superiority die to make a melee weapon attack against the creature. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Sweeping Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a melee weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to damage another creature with the same attack. Abel chooses another creature within 5 feet of the original target and within his reach. If the original attack roll would hit the second creature, it takes damage equal to the number Abel rolls on his superiority die. The damage is of the same type dealt by the original attack.
  • Trip Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to knock the target down. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and if the target is Large or smaller, it must make a DC 17 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, Abel knocks the target prone.

Open Hand Technique.  Whenever Abel hits a creature with one of the attacks granted by his Flurry of Blows, he can impose one of the following effects on that target:

  • It must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • It must make a Strength saving throw. If it fails, Abel can push it up to 15 feet away from him.
  • It can’t take reactions until the end of Abel’s next turn.

Second Wind. On his turn, Abel can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+7 hit points. Once he uses this feature, he must finish a short or long rest before he can use it again.
Stance of Breaking Stone (2). Abel has advantage on checks made to grapple a foe or to avoid being grappled.
Stillness of Mind. Abel can use his action to end one effect on himself that is causing him to be charmed or frightened.
Wholeness of Body (1/long rest). As an action, Abel can regain 21 hit points.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Abel attacks three times (if attacking unarmed, he can spend his bonus action to attack a fourth time or his bonus action and 1 ki to flurry of blows, attacking a fourth and fifth time).
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6+6) bludgeoning damage plus 3 (1d6) acid damage. When Abel hits a creature with an unarmed strike or an improvised weapon on his turn, he can use a bonus action to attempt to grapple the target.
Tornado Throw. Abel may use his action to throw a creature he is grappling. The target is thrown 1d4 times 10 feet and lands prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or takes the same damage and is knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the second target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t knocked prone.

REACTIONS
Deflect Missile. Abel can spend his reaction to strike a missile when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack, reducing its damage by 13 (2d6+6).
Slow Fall. Abel can use his reaction when he falls to reduce any falling damage he takes by 35.
Sky Fall. When a creature is in the air (either jumping or flying) and within Abel’s reach, he may spend his reaction to make an unarmed strike against them, grappling the target on a successful hit.

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