Originally Posted by Ziegander
So you're trying to say that, between these two characters:
1) Str 18, wields a Greatsword, is an NPC Warrior, attacks once at +4 to hit, deals 2d6+6 damage.
2) Str 18, wields his Unarmed Strike, is this Monk (with no flurry penalty at 1st level), attacks twice at +4/+4 to hit, deals 1d6+4 damage, or 2d6+8 if both attacks hit.
The Monk is insane because he has a class feature that allows him to, sometimes, deal 2 more damage than the Warrior (and sometimes deal substantially less because of DR)?
I'm comparing it to normal two-weapon fighting, not to two-handed fighting. They're different.