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2009-07-17, 05:32 AM
Does Monk's Belt grant you the benefit of Improved Unarmed Strike?

(Non-Monk character)

Night Monkey
2009-07-17, 05:37 AM
RAW specifies only unarmed damage and AC bonus. It wouldn't be an unreasonable house rule if you wanted though.

2009-07-17, 05:39 AM
"If the character is not a monk, she gains the AC and unarmed damage of a 5th-level monk."

"Unarmed Damage" is given as a column in the Monk's class table. Improved Unarmed Strike is granted as a bonus feat under the "Unarmed Strike" class feature. So, no - strictly speaking you get the damage boost but you still provoke AoOs and deal non-lethal damage. But as mentioned, it's not a big deal to houserule.

2009-07-17, 09:18 AM
I think you're looking for the Fanged Ring (Dragon Magic, page 101) which grants Improved Unarmed Strike, and Improved Natural Attack (Unarmed Strike).

2009-07-17, 09:38 AM
If you just want Improved Unarmed Strike to go along with your Monk's Belt, the cheapest item granting that feat is Bracers of Striking (Magic of Faerūn); only 1,310 gp.