Way of the Frozen Disciple

The Way of the Frozen Disciple lives atop snowy mountains in secluded monasteries, removing distractions from their mind. The frozen disciple’s training gives them clarity when engaging with a foe, granting insight into oncoming attacks and allowing them to react with an opportunistic action.

A frozen disciple is typically stoic in demeanor and always considers the effect their actions will have on others.

Bonus Proficiencies

When you choose this tradition at 3rd level, your time spent in a mountain peak monastery has taught you to live off what few resources the land has to offer. You gain proficiency in the Medicine or Nature skill (choose one) if you don’t already have it. You also gain proficiency with herbalism kit if you don’t already have it.

Moment of Clarity

At 3rd level, you are able to clear your mind of emotions, bolstering your Patient Defense. Whenever you use Patient Defense, you are able to add your Intelligence modifier to your armor class for the duration.


At 6th level, you are able to calm your mental state at will. After you make a skill check or saving throw, but before you know the result, you can spend 1 ki point to roll a d6 and add the result to your score. This die changes as you gain monk levels, as shown in the Martial Arts column of the Monk table.

End the Suffering

Beginning at 11th level, you gain the ability to repress harm dealt onto you by others. As a bonus action, you can expend up to 3 ki points to gain resistance to different types of damage. The number of damage types you become resistant to equals the number of ki points you spent. This bonus lasts for 1 minute or until you use this feature again.

Deal onto Others

At 17th level, your mastery of maintaining an internal balance allows you to redirect a foe’s enmity towards you. If an opponent hits you with a melee attack that deals damage, you can use your reaction to use up to 3 ki points to make an unarmed strike against the attacking creature. The number of unarmed strikes you make equals the number of ki points you spent.

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