Overview Variations

Monk is a warrior class that can be selected in Elder Tale. It has only two variations, the Capoerista (South/Central America) and the Pesilat (Southeast Asia).


Of the twelve classes, the Monk has the highest HP stats but is limited to equipping light armor and incapable of using shields. It also has lower defense stats compared to weapon-based classes. To compensate for this, the class has a high evasion rate and the greatest resistance to special attacks. This allows the Monk to function as an evasion-type tank.

In contrast to the Samurai class, most of the skills that can be acquired by the Monk class have very short cooldowns, allowing them to attack continuously by using a variety of offensive techniques. Some combinations give special bonuses or trigger additional combos if performed in a predetermined order. Therefore, the Monk class has the highest and most diverse offensive ability amongst the three warrior classes, making this class popular amongst solo players in Elder Tale.

Sample Builds

There are two main builds for the Monk.

Kung Fu Monk
Based off of a standard grappling fighting style.
A attack and move fighting style. This is certainly not a bad build, but personality-wise cannot sit at the center of battle (does not have the last-second improvisation to join allies). Because of that flaw, Kickers are hard to use in PT.
Demiqas uses this build. However, he also uses orthodox fighting techniques, so he is not a pure Kicker and is instead considered a hybrid. Lelia is a straighter example of this build.

Known Monks

Known Skills

Many Monk skills are named after or are in reference to real-life martial arts techniques. Most stances are based on animals.

  • Iron Rhino Stance
  • Indomitable
  • Aerial Rave
  • Orion Delay Blow
  • Shadowless Kick
  • Tiger Stance
  • Dragon Tail Swing
  • Drunk Monkey
  • Hard Body
  • Hunting Hawk
  • Beat Up
  • Breath Control
  • Monkey Step
  • Lightning Straight
  • Rafting Taunt
  • Resilience
  • Long Range Cover
  • Wyvern Kick
  • Adhesion Bee
  • Amber Elephant Stance
  • Covering
  • Kung Fu Action
  • Grizzly Slam
  • Silent Palm
  • Soul Infusion
  • Taunting Shout
  • Turning Swallow
  • Dual Fist
  • Daunting Pose
  • Dragon Scale Stance
  • Drag Move
  • Triple Blow
  • Backhand
  • Martial Arts
  • Mantis Action
  • Lynx Tumbling
  • Wildcat Stance



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