Ask Wizards01/05/2007


Q: Dear Sage,
Does a monk/soulblade deal her unarmed strike damage with the mindblade, or do the damage values stack? And can she flurry with the mindblade?

A: No, no, and no.

A monk/soulblade deals unarmed strike damage with her unarmed strikes, and mindblade damage with her mindblades. The two attacks don’t add to each other at all.

Unless the monk gains some ability to treat a weapon of the mindblade’s equivalent (such as a short sword, for the basic mind blade) as a special monk weapon, she can’t use flurry of blows with the mindblade.

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