Monk Archtype: Kiseruka

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Practicing an eclectic martial art first developed by halfings, the kiseruka finds perfection through the relaxing art of pipe smoking. Employing complex breathing patterns with the stimulating effects of tobacco, he uses his relaxation to reach a state where his ki is more potent. Studying and meditating on the snaking movements of pipe smoke, they develop uncanny methods of avoiding harm. As they master the art, they can become one with the smoke they so revere. A kiseruka has the following class features.

Class Features Modifications

Smoking Ki (Su): At 3rd level, a kiseruka can smoke, a dose of tobacco or other strong weed and gain one temporary ki point. The act of smoking is a standard action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. The monk can have a maximum number of smoking ki points equal to 1 plus one additional point for every two levels thereafter (5th, 7th, and so on). The monk can gain this temporary ki even before he gains a ki pool at 4th level. These smoking ki points last for 1 hour or until spent, whichever is shorter. As long as he has at least 1 smoking ki point, the monk can spend 1 ki point as a swift action to gain a +20 bonus to acrobatics checks
when moving through a threatened square.

This ability replaces still mind.

Twisting Dodge (Su): At 5th level, a kiseruka can spend 1 point of ki as a swift action to gain 1d6 dodge bonus to their AC against a single melee attack. The monk must do this before attack roll is resolved. At 10th level, the monk may spend 2 smoking ki points to increase the dodge bonus to 2d6. At 15th level, the monk may spend 3 smoking ki points to increase the dodge bonus to 3d6. At 20th level, the monk may spend 4 smoking ki points to increase the extra damage to 4d6. This ability can be used in conjunction with a monk’s normal ability to spend one ki point as a free action to gain a +4 dodge bonus for one round. The monk must have at least 1 smoking ki point to use this ability.

This ability replaces purity of body.

Relaxed Resolve (Su): At 11th level, a kiseruka is immune to fear as long as he has at least 1 point of smoking ki.

This ability replaces diamond body.

Tobacco’s Blessing (Ex): At 13th level, a kiseruka’s body emulates a living cloud of smoke and gains DR 1/— as long as he has at least 1 point of smoking ki. At 16th level, the DR increases to 2/—. At 19th level, it increases to 3/—.

This ability replaces diamond soul.

Smokey Breath (Su): At 19th level, a kiseruka can take a puff and exhale a cloud of tobacco-flavored smoke. This is identical to the Stinking Cloud spell, using the monk’s level as the caster level and 10+3+ the monk’s Wisdom monifier for the DC. Using this ability is a standard action that consumes 2 ki points from the monk’s ki pool. The monk may also produce the effects of the Acid Fog spell in the same manner by spending 4 ki points from their ki pool. The monk must have at least 1 smoking ki point to use these abilities.

This ability replaces empty body.

Author's Note: I admit that this is a rip-off of the Drunken Master archtype. I figured that if getting drunk could empower a monk, than smoking tobacco or some other herb/weed could, too.

Additional Ratings
Balance:
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Clarity:
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