Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild

Publication Date: November 7, 2022

Game System: D&D 5e

Way of Control

Control Your Opponents With This Grappling, Jiu-Jitsu-Inspired Monk!

The first monks to adhere to the Way of Control were followers of the great tactician Master Ereshti. The master founded this tradition in the wake of a devastating defeat; afterward, she entered into a long period of contemplation in which she analyzed her failure over and over again. Eventually, she realized the reason why she’d failed: Control—or the lack thereof.

For is it not true that a warrior who controls a creature controls its life? That a warrior who controls the battlefield controls the outcome? And that a warrior who controls their body and mind controls their own future and fate?

Thus Master Ereshti developed the technique of using an opponent’s strength against them—a method combining leverage, agility, and submission holds to knock enemies to the ground… and keeping them there until they’re broken.