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Treetop Monk

While many viera follow traditional monastic training and traditions, others learn to blend exotic combat and the mysterious forces of ki with the natural world, allowing them to move through trees and overgrowth to deliver devastating attacks.

The treetop monk is an archetype of the monk class, available only to viera monks.

Branch Runner (Ex)

At 3rd level, a treetop monk gains a climb speed equal to half the base speed bonus from her fast movement ability.

This ability replaces combo finisher gained at 3rd level.

Wood Affinity (Su)

At 6th level, a treetop monk may expend 1 point from her ki pool as a free action to treat a wooden object as if it were not broken for 1 minute (this includes a weapon with a wooden haft such as an axe or spear).

At 8th level, as a free action, a treetop monk can expend 1 point from her ki pool to use the Lunge feat with any wooden or wood-hafted melee weapon.

This ability replaces a ki power gained at 6th level.

Freedom of Movement (Su)

At 13th level, a treetop monk may expend 1 point from her ki pool as a swift action to gain the effects of freedom of movement for 1 round.

This ability replaces defensive roll.