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Episode 1 Tales of the Unknown, Monk Damage Table

As far as dealing raw melee damage, Monks are unbeatable after level 6, and once they reach level 8 no other melee class even comes close. The only thing that can match raw damage is a high level mage (like level 125) casting Mind Fist.

The Monk also gets free damage points for having high strength. Strength of 16 gives one extra point, 17 gives 2 extra points, and 18 gives 3 extra points of damage. It looks like these are added after the open-handed attacks, but before the additional "hits X times" multiple attacks are processed, so they get multiplied by the lesser of the multipliers.

This table is without the strength bonus, which will be significant at higher levels. Max strength bonus once your Monk hits level 28 and has 18 Strength will be 24.

Monsters in Bard's Tale 1 are limited to 255 HP, so after you hit level 32 you will rarely if ever see anything live through one Monk attack.

Bard's Tale I Monk Damage Table
Level Number of Attacks Damage per Attack Total Damage Average Damage
1 1 1d4 1-4 2.5
2-3 1 2d4 2-8 5
4-5 2 3d4 6-24 15
6-7 2 4d4 8-32 20
8-9 3 5d4 15-60 37.5
10-11 3 4d8 12-96 54
12-13 4 4d8 16-128 72
14-15 4 5d8 20-160 90
16-17 5 5d8 25-200 112.5
18-19 5 6d8 30-240 135
20-23 6 6d8 36-288 162
24-25 7 6d8 42-336 189
26-27 7 7d8 49-392 224
28-31 8 7d8 56-448 252
32-39 8 5d16 40-640 340
40-47 8 6d16 48-768 408
48-53 8 4d32 32-1024 528
54-59 8 5d32 40-1280 660
60-61 8 6d32 48-1536 792
62+ 8 7d32 56-1792 924
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