[RPG] How many unarmed strikes can a Monk make between Flurry of Blows and Martial Arts


The Flurry of Blows class feature allows the character to spend 1 ki point to make two unarmed strikes as a bonus action.

Is this in addition to the bonus unarmed strike that monks get from their Martial Arts training (aka: for a total of 4 attacks – 1 regular attack, 1 bonus action unarmed attack, 2 bonus KI unarmed attacks) … or is it in place of the Martial Arts bonus attack (1 regular attack, 2 bonus unarmed attacks)

Best Answer

You can only either Flurry of Blows or take the unarmed strike from Martial Arts.

Either the additional unarmed strike from Martial Arts or the two strikes granted by Flurry of Blows use a bonus action. (PHB p.78, variously)

But "you can take only one bonus action on your turn, so you must choose which bonus action to use when you have more than one available to you." (PHB p.189, "Bonus Actions")