The assassin character class rolled out in September, and almost immediately we saw a call for more stuff. “Feats for the shadar-kai!” cried the forums. “Where are our ki focuses?” shouted the blogs. Well, here they are. Normally, this sort of article opens with a bit of flavor. Forget about that! Here are some more toys for your assassin. Have fun!
A ki focus is an implement that certain classes use as a focus for their inner magical energy, known as their ki. A ki focus might take the form of a training manual, a scroll of ancient secrets, or a blunt training weapon. To use a ki focus, you must first attune yourself to it. Some characters study their ki focus to attune themselves to it. Others meditate with it or wield it as they practice their fighting techniques. Once you have attuned yourself to a ki focus, you must either wear or hold it to use it as an implement.
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About the Author
Mike Mearls is the Lead Designer for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. His recent credits include H1: Keep on the Shadowfell and Player’s Handbook 2.