Some time ago I wrote down a script to what I had planned to be an video-based strategy/build guide to the Monk class.
I only got as far as making the full script, which was a guide in and of itself. I shared a link to it from Google Docs to my guild alone for a time until, somehow, it leaked out into Google itself.
Many guildies (and a few non-guildies) appreciated that they had something to go on for the fundementals and to polish up their end-game. The guide doesn’t contain any startling revelations for those of you who play them happily now. It’s designed for players who have been interested in the Monk class, tried and gave up, or are brand-new to it.
So, with Google Docs being a poor place to host the guide, as well as the formatting limits for illustrations and links, I made a Google web site that can permanently host it and allow me to make updates as required.
The first version of the Book of Syncletica (the name plays on Scriptural naming; Syncletica is my first Monk and main) is now up and ready at https://sites.google.com/site/bookofsyn. You’ll also find the link at the top of this blog in the Links tab.
I spent a while retooling everything, but have yet to make substantial updates for the Epic Levels section when it comes to gear and a better breakdown on Grandmaster of Flowers epic destiny. (My family just completed a massive move to a new home and so I have been very busy and very, very tired.)
“The Old Master” segments you’ll find there allow me to break out of teaching mode and keep the L33t players that think they know everything about the game from hosing themselves by creating Monks that have worthless or near-worthless abilities because the player built them using non-Monk techniques.
Over time, the guide will have greater illustrations and detail as time allows. I linked to DDO Wiki heavily as (1) I edit there a lot and much of what I say already exists there and (2) DDO Wiki will update quickly with changes and corrections in case my guide information is not accurate as it could be.
Do enjoy, pass the link on to others you know if they need a hand.