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Shaolin character

Shaolin is one of the ten Great Schools in Age of Wushu. Shaolin monks are known for their courage, devotion, and service. They hold important roles as leaders, judges, and the protectors of morality. The Shaolin Temple only accepts male disciples.


The historical origin of Shaolin started in 464 CE, Batuo, a Dhyana Master who came to China from India to spread Buddhist teachings, saw that Mount Song resembled a lotus flower and wanted to establish a Temple within the "flower". The Emperor agreed to build a Temple to worship Batuo. The Temple, located at the bottom of Shaoshi Mountain, is covered with lush forests (Lin). So it was named Shaolin Temple.[1]


Shaolin is a school focused on excellence in close combat. Whether against one foe or many, a Shaolin monk is a powerful ally or deadly enemy. In PvE, Shaolin monks are primarily DPS and crowd-control type characters with many options for shutting down groups of foes and dealing heavy damage. They're a bit tougher than most schools, but they're not the go-to class for tankers.

In group PvP or PvE, Shaolin rely on their Bhodidharma's Stick to AoE and crowd control numerous foes at once. Bhodhidharma's Stick deals great damage to single enemies, but it's not as fearsome a threat as the unarmed Martial Arts set, Long Style Boxing. Long Style Boxing has a powerful AoE stun and knockdown feint as well as deadly combos designed for crushing a single foe. A Shaolin monk's relentless close-range offense is incredibly fearsome and leaves defenders little room to breathe.

The Shaolin monks' main weakness is long-range combat, and they can be kited. However, adept monks can offset this weakness with hidden weapons and skilled movements.

Internal Skills[]

Tier Internal Skill Max Level Max Rage Type
1st 36 90 Hard Yang
2nd 36 100
3rd 36 110
4th 49 120
5th 49 130
6th 49 130

Martial Arts Skill Sets[]

Tier Martial Arts Set Weapon Damage Scaling Type
1st Barehanded External Brawn > Breath Hard
2nd Staff External Brawn > Breath
3rd Staff External Brawn > Breath
Dragon Claw
Barehanded Yang Breath > Brawn Yang
Salvation and Judgement Staff
Staff External Brawn > Breath


The Shaolin has its own rules and regulations. Breaking these rules will increase the player's Discipline Points. If a player’s Discipline Points exceed 100 and they enter the School area, a punishing cutscene will play. When the cutscene ends, the player’s health will be halved and they'll receive a weakening debuff for an hour.

Rule Discipline Value
Don't harm fellow monks +40 points
Don't break players out of jail +30 points
Don't steal escorted goods +20 points
Don't kill excessively (infamy > 200) +20 points
Don't kidnap players +10 points
Don't drink alcohol +10 points
No nudity or improper attire +10 points

Notable NPCs[]

  • Master Xuanhai: The Abbot of Shaolin. He frequently reminds his disciples to help others, spread kindness, and assist in rescuing people.
  • Liaoyin: The Leader of Discipline Hall. He is from a noble family, and is very strict with his disciples.
  • Liaochen: The Leader of Bodhi Hall. He comes from great poverty and is the most pious of all the disciples, as well as the most respected elder.
  • Kongshan: A Monk in Arhat Hall. Until he found the Shaolin, he had been a leader in a group of bandits. He is straightforward, likes to laugh, and eat heartily.
  • Jueneng: An usher in Shaolin Temple. Found on the steps in front of the gate, he has never left Shaolin and is very friendly. He always smiles at those who journey to Shaolin.

School Uniforms[]

Picture Gallery[]


  1. Shaolin. Age of Wushu. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
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