As I was writing up my last post on my new build, Cassietetica, I was scouring the net for an illustration or two to break up the text (endlessly long blog posts can be quite boring to the eyes without pictures).
During my search, I found a drawing by an artist with the signature of “Pozas”, presumbly made in 2004, that would be exactly how I would draw my tanker Monk, Lynncletica, if I had the skill. It’s a perfect drawing, right down to Lynn’s red hair with a braid, her chiseled physique–not to mention her attitude.
I didn’t care for the review by the blogger that hosted this picture regarding how he thought Monks had little versatility–but he was discussing the class in the tabletop RPG pen-and-paper realm.
He’s still probably wrong, though. Many people just don’t get the Monk class, no matter what media available to play the class–until they actually roll up a character, read up on how to play the character and take it seriously.
Any nincompoop can roll up a Fighter and go “Hulk Smash!” on everything. It takes contemplation to build and excel a Monk properly.
In DDO at least, a Monk can outlast practically any other class in fighting without outside assistance. Ki, and good technique, can do it all.
Looks like I credit the illustration properly. Thanks to Claudio Pozas. Visit his site; he has great work there.