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In Hellfire, although you will be able to choose from the original three heroes
of Diablo there is an addition to the list, The Monk.
An arcane visitor from an unknown land, endowed with abilities outside the realm
ordinary. Highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat and master of the staff, he also
has a unique gift for magic.
History of the Monk
Monks of the Brotherhood of the Bough are a rare sight. It is said that they
from a desolate wilderness, where their people were forced to flee after being
by an invading horde. Because of their great defeat, these people vowed to
the arts of combat. Lacking resources such as iron, they learned to use their
and simple wooden staves as deadly weapons, and do not depend on metal armor to
protection in battle. Instead, they rely upon speed and concentration. In their
native clime, they have been forced to find food and other essentials in the
unlikely of places. Over time, this careful searching has honed their visual
to an almost supernatural level.
It is rumored that a dark sickness has fallen upon the homeland of the Monks,
of their people have died. The Brotherhood of the Bough has sought to unearth
to no avail. Desperate for answers, lone Monks have ventured to distant lands,
for regions suffering a similar affliction. Tales of the evils besetting
will have already attracted the attention of the Brotherhood.
The Monk is extremely skilled in hand-to-hand combat, and is a master of the
which he can use to strike many opponents with a single blow. However, he is not
well trained with bladed or projectile weapons, and is not used to wearing heavy
Foes of weak or moderate ability tend to fail easily before him, but tougher
may provide him with a considerable challenge. All Monks have the ability to
items easily because of their exceptional eyesight.
Unique plate is treated as mail and unique mail as leather when calculating AC
monk. Any armor with a strength requirement causes the armor class of the monk
decrease, since the monk gains armor class with each level and works best with
The monk is capable of blocking enemy hits with a staff, and can also hit three
at a time with a staff. The monk's special ability is the search spell; casting
spell several times in a row will make it last much longer. Attacking with bare
is faster than using a staff, but you will not be able to hit multiple opponents.
in the game, bare hands may be more powerful than a staff as well, unless you
a staff with large bonuses.