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A pugilist is an expert in hand-to-hand combat. Through rigorous training, he forges devastating weapons of his limbs. Having said that, fists and feet don't deal near as much damage as a blade. But what does that matter when you can land several blows for each swing of the sword? Aye, what a pugilist lacks in destructive force, he makes up for in speed and cunning. Rather than trying to deal great damage with a single blow, he pummels his foe with lightning-fast combinations. If you become as good as yours truly, your combinations will be so swift and seamless, folk won't be able to tell when one technique ends and another begins! Hah hah hah!

The Pugilist (格闘士, Kakutou Shi?) is a Disciple of War class in Final Fantasy XIV, introduced in the original release. This class may be upgraded to the Monk job by equipping a Soul Crystal obtained via the quest "Brother from Another Mother", which requires level 30 Pugilist and level 15 Lancer.

ProfileEdit

PugilistEdit

The path of the pugilist is one of incessant training aimed at mastering the traditional techniques of hand-to-hand combat. Though they command formidable power when unarmed, they are able to use metal, leather, and bone weaponry to maximize their destructive potential.

Their preference for fighting at close-quarters makes negotiating distances an absolute necessity. Many among them accomplish this by using throwing weapons such as the chakram to momentarily daze their enemies while they move in for the kill.
—Lodestone

Pugilists attack with hora and knuckle-dusters, and are as such close-quarters melee attackers. Their positioning plays a pivotal role in battle, with some of their weaponskills increasing their power or critical hit rate when delivered at the side or back of their target. They also possess abilities that allow them to evade enemy attacks, allowing them to follow up with powerful counter-attacking moves such as Haymaker.

Pugilists do not follow the same combo system as the other Disciplines of War. Instead they can perform attacks based on what battle form they are currently in. Most weaponskills require the Pugilist to be in a particular battle form, and executing them will allow them to change into another form. Whenever a Pugilist cycles through the raptor, coeurl and opo-opo forms, they gain the status Greased Lightning, which improves their attack power and skill speed. Later levels allow the Adventurer to stack the Greased Lightning status, making the Pugilist even more powerful.

MonkEdit

Monk Hyur Artwork XIV
Though now under Garlean rule, the city-state of Ala Mhigo once boasted the greatest military might of all Eorzea. Among its standing armies were the monks—ascetic warriors as dreaded by foes on the field of battle as the city-state's great pikemen.

The monks comprised an order known as the Fist of Rhalgr, and it was to this god—the Destroyer—that they devoted their lives of worship. By mastering seats of power within the body known as chakra, they are capable of performing extraordinary physical feats.
—Lodestone

Retaining the Pugilist' mechanics, Monks differ in their aesthetic and in the quest characters. Monks place more emphasis on the "chakra" and elements of meditation, than the typical close-quarters combat arts. Monks are also seen wearing specific uniform, which is often colorful, and reminiscent of monks throughout the series.

StoryEdit

PugilistEdit

The Adventurer begins the questline after speaking to the Pugilist Guild's guild receptionist Gagaruna, who directs them towards Hamon. Hamon is initially delighted to train the Adventurer, and has them train alongside his other pupil, Chuchuto Brightstar. Later, Hamon and the two encounter Hamon's former apprentice Rurukuta Tornstar, who humiliates Hamon by proving him a shadow of his former glory, and discourages him from continuing to fight. Chuchuto encourages the Adventurer to face Hamon in combat in order to help Hamon regain his strength, and after a few rounds, Hamon regains confidence. The group defeats Hamon's old adversary and crime syndicate kingpin, Weggfarr Wideaxe, and Hamon congratulates the Adventurer on their progress.

MonkEdit

After speaking to Gagaruna again, the Adventurer is directed to Erik, found in the Goldsmith's Guild. A researcher of the "chakra", Erik assigns the Adventurer with the task of helping Widargelt, who sees the potential in the Adventurer as a Monk, research in aether-heavy areas which had seen battles fought. Widargelt revealed he was not interested in helping Erik, and was only interested in opening his own chakras in those areas, encouraging the Adventurer to do the same. After the Adventurer obtains their relic gear, Widargelt asks the Adventurer to help him restore Ala Mhigo. However, soon he learns that the Adventurer's seventh chakra had been opened and denied him of his, and attempts to defeat them; after failing, he grants the Adventurer their final relic gear piece, and declares he has learnt to fight not for vengeance, but for life.

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EquipmentEdit

The Pugilist class is defined by wielding hora or knuckle-dusters. Functionally, they are similar to rogue's daggers in that they are equipped as two-handed but are dual-wielded in combat.

In terms of late game armor, Pugilist and Monk wear "Striking" gear sets, which are shared with Rogues and Ninjas up through item level 110. In terms of accessories, they generally share the "Slaying" or "Maiming" types with Lancers and Dragoons, as they add Strength, the Pugilist's primary attribute.

AbilitiesEdit

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Monk-specific abilities can only be used after being unlocked by specific quests.

ActionsEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast TP Cost Range Radius Class (Job) Affinity
Bootshine
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1 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Critical damage if dealt from behind target.
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor for 10s.
True Strike
FFXIV True Strike Icon
2 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 3y 0y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
190 when delivered from behind target.
Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Changes from to coeurl for 10s.
Featherfoot
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4 Ability Instant 90.00s 0y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD (WAR), LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD), CNJ, THM, ACN
Increases Evasion by 12% for 10s.
Snap Punch
FFXIV Snap Punch Icon
6 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 3y 0y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
180 when delivers from a target's flank.
Can only be used when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo for 10s.
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning for 12s.
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 9% and attack speed by 5%.
Second Wind
FFXIV Second Wind Icon
8 Ability Instant 120.00s 0y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD (WAR), LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD), CNJ, THM, ACN
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure potency: 450.
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
Haymaker
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10 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 40 3y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD (WAR), LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170.
Can only be used immediately after evading an attack.
Additional Effect: Slow +20% for 12s.
Internal Release
FFXIV Internal Release Icon
12 Ability Instant 60.00s 0y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD (WAR), LNC (DRG), ARC BRD), CNJ, THM, ACN
Increases critical hit rate by 20% for 15s.
Touch of Death
FFXIV Touch of Death Icon
15Complete the quest The Spirit is Willing Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 80 3y 0y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 20.
Additional Effect: Damage over time with potency of 25 for 30s (combined total potency of 270).
Twin Snakes
FFXIV Twin Snakes Icon
18 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
140 when delivered from a target's flank.
Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Increases damage by 5% for 15s.
Additional Effect: Changes from to coeurl for 10s.
Fists of Earth
FFXIV Fists of Earth Icon
22 Ability Instant 3.00s 0y 0y PGL (MNK)
Reduces damage taken by 10%.
Cannot be used with Fists of Fire or Fists of Wind and shares cooldown with both.
Arm of the Destroyer
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26 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 130 0y 5y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all nearby targets.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Silence for 1s.
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor for 10s.
Demolish
FFXIV Demolish Icon
30Complete the quest Return of the Holyfist Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 30 3y 0y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 30, 70 when behind the target, as well as damage over time. Can only be used while in Coerul form.
Damage over time potency 40 for 21 seconds (total combined potency of 310 from behind).
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning for 12s.
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 9% and attack speed by 5%.
Rockbreaker
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30Complete the quest Brother from Another Mother Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 120 5y 5y MNK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Can only be used when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes form to opo-opo for 10s.
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning for 12s.
Greased Lightning Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 9% and attack speed by 5%.
Fists of Wind
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34 Ability Instant 3.00s 0y 0y PGL (MNK)
Increases movement speed.
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Fire and shares cooldown with both.
Shoulder Tackle
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35Complete the quest Insulted Intelligence Weaponskill Instant 30s 0 20y 0y MNK
Rushes to target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Stun for 2s.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Steel Peak
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38 Ability Instant 60.00s 3y 0y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: Stun for 4s.
Fists of Fire
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40Complete the quest A Slave to the Aether Weaponskill Instant 3s 0 20y 0y MNK
Increases damage dealt by 5%.
Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Wind and shares cooldown with both.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Mantra
FFXIV Mantra Icon
42 Ability Instant 120.00s 0y 7y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD (WAR), LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD), CNJ, THM, ACN
Increases HP recovery via curing magic by 5% for self and nearby party members for 15s.
One Ilm Punch
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45Complete the quest The Pursuit of Power Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 120 3y 0y MNK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Removes one beneficial status from target.
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl for 10s.
Howling Fist
FFXIV Howling Fist Icon
46 Ability Instant 60.00s 10y 10y PGL (MNK)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Perfect Balance
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50 Ability Instant 180.00s 0y 0y PGL (MNK)
Allows execution of weaponskills which require a certain form without being that form.
Dragon Kick
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50Complete the quest Five Easy Pieces Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 3y 0y MNK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
150 when delivered from a target's flank.
Opo-opo Form Bonus: Reduces target's blunt resistance and Intelligence by 10% for 15s.
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor for 10s.
Form Shift
FFXIV Form Shift Icon
52Complete the quest Let's Talk About Sects Ability Instant 2.5s 0 0y 0y MNK
Shifts your current form to the next in the sequence. If no form is being used when executed, you will move into the Opo-Opo form.
Meditation
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54Complete the quest Against the Shadow Ability Instant 1.5s 0 0y 0y MNK
Opens a chakra. Up to five chakra can be opened at once. Shares a recast timer with all other weaponskills.
Forbidden Chakra
FFXIV Forbidden Chakra Icon
54Complete the quest Against the Shadow Ability Instant 5s 0 3y 0y MNK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 320. Can only be used when under the effect of Fifth Chakra. Consumes all Chakra upon activation.
Elixir Field
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56Complete the quest Fight the Battle to Win Ability Instant 30s 0 0y 2y MNK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all nearby enemies.
Purification
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58Complete the quest Stop the Senseless Killing Ability Instant 120s 0 0y 0y MNK
Restores 300 TP. Can only be used under the effect of Fifth Chakra.
Tornado Kick
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60Complete the quest Appetite for Destruction Ability Instant 60s 0 0y 0y MNK
Delivers an attack with a potency of 330. Can only be used when under the effect of Greased Lightning III. All stacks of Greased Lightning are consumed upon execution.

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Enhanced Strength
FFXIV Enhanced Strength Melee Icon
8 Increases strength by 2.
Enhanced Featherfoot
FFXIV Enhanced Featherfoot Icon
14 Improves evasion increase granted by Featherfoot to 20%.
Enhanced Strength II
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16 Increases strength by 4.
Enhanced Greased Lightning
FFXIV Enhanced Greased Lightning Icon
20 Allows the stacking of a second Greased Lightning.
Enhanced Strength III
FFXIV Enhanced Strength III Icon
24 Increases strength by 6.
Enhanced Twin Snakes
FFXIV Enhanced Twin Snakes Icon
28 Improves the damage increase granted by Twin Snakes to 10%.
Third Wind
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32 Increases cure potency of Second Wind to 650.
Enhanced Internal Release
FFXIV Enhanced Internal Release Icon
36 Improves the critical hit rate increase granted by Internal Release to 30%.
Enhanced Greased Lightning II
FFXIV Enhanced Greased Lightning II Icon
40 Allows the stacking of a third Greased Lightning.
Mythril Peak
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44 Shortens Steel Peak recast time to 40 seconds.
Enhanced Mantra
FFXIV Enhanced Mantra Icon
48 Improves the HP recovery increase granted by Mantra to 20%.

Cross-classEdit

Monks can cross-class Lancer and Marauder abilities, though Pugilists can cross-class most abilities.

PvP ActionsEdit

The following abilities are only usable in PvP events.

Ability Level Basic Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3 Class (Job) Affinity
Somersault
FFXIV Somersault Icon
30 Delivers an attack with a potency of 180. Enhanced Somersault: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds. Enhanced Somersault II: Extends duration to 15 seconds. Extends Perfect Balance duration to 6 seconds. Enhanced Somersault III: Increases spell speed reduction to 50%. PGL, MNK
Weapon Throw
FFXIV Weapon Throw Icon
30 Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 50. Enhanced Weapon Throw: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds. Enhanced Weapon Throw II: Extends duration to 9 seconds. Enhanced Weapon Throw III: Increases effect potency to 40%. PGL, LNC, ROG, MNK, DRG, NIN
Recouperate
FFXIV Recouperate Icon
30 Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 50. Enhanced Weapon Throw: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds. Enhanced Weapon Throw II: Extends duration to 9 seconds. Enhanced Weapon Throw III: Increases effect potency to 40%. PGL, LNC, ROG, MNK, DRG, NIN
Fetter Ward
FFXIV Fetter Ward Icon
30 Grants immunity to stun, sleep, bind, heavy, and disease. Enhanced Fetter Ward: Shortens recast time to 90 seconds. Enhanced Fetter Ward II: Extends duration to 12 seconds. N/A PGL, LNC, MNK, DRG
Enliven
FFXIV Enliven Icon
30 Instantly restores 50% TP. Enhanced Enliven: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds. Enhanced Enliven II: Increases TP recovery to 75%. N/A GLA, MRD, PGL, LNC, ARC, ROG, PLD, MNK, WAR, DRG, BRD, NIN
Axe Kick
FFXIV Axe Kick Icon
30 Delivers an attack with a potency of 170 to all nearby enemies. Enhanced Axe Kick: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds. Enhanced Axe Kick II: Increases potency to 200. Enhanced Axe Kick III: Increases duration to 6 seconds. PGL, MNK
Purify
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30 Removes all detrimental effects. Can be used regardless of status affliction. Enhanced Purify: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds. N/A N/A PGL, MNK

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Monk an Pugilist appear in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with Earth-elemental cards.

GalleryEdit

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