I am convinced that AD&D 2nd edition, despite all the efforts, could not produce e a decent reworked version of 1st edition Monk class. Designers tried with kits (Complete Priest’s Handbook) and classes (Player’s Option and Greyhawk supplements), never meeting my expectation.
So , as I did for the Sorcerer, I built a homemade class. I am not claiming it is better than the official ones, just…is an additional proposal that some other player might like, this is the reason I am sharing it with you.
Monks are masters of unarmed combat. They train in monasteries where they pursue personal perfection through action and contemplation. Monks have no need of weapons and armor, for their relentless practice has allowed them to unlock their physical and spiritual abilities. While most monks are lawful—the focus and discipline needed to master their arts demands rigid dedication—they vary among good, neutral, and evil alignments.
Lawful evil monks are schemers and conquerors. The insidious Scarlet Brotherhood of GREYHAWK is the most notable example of an evil monk tradition in D&D. Lawful neutral monks focus on inner mastery and care little for the world at large. Lawful good monks are champions of the common folk.