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I don't think so. According to the rules, you can use a magic ki focus to add its enhancement bonus, critical hit effect and magical properties to a weapon attack. Nothing more, nothing less. The extra reach from a Transcendent Ki Focus isn't a magical property, so you wouldn't add it to the weapon attack.
Ki Focuses and Weapon Attacks: If you use a magic ki focus, you can add its enhancement bonus to the attack rolls and the damage rolls of weapon attacks you make using a weapon with which you have proficiency. If you have both a magic ki focus and a magic weapon, you choose before you use an attack power whether to draw on the magic of the ki focus or that of the weapon. Your choice determines which enhancement bonus, critical hit effects, and magic item properties and powers you can apply to that power. You can’t, for example, use the enhancement bonus of your ki focus and the critical hit effect of your magic weapon on the same attack.
By that line of reasoning, you wouldn't gain any benefits of any superior ki foci when making weapon attacks...
Note that is only diferentiating between which of the two you get when using a magic ki focus and a magic weapon. It in no way has anything to do with superior implements.
Superior Implement bonuses NEVER apply to weapon attacks. This is specified in a sidebar in the book that released them. So no, the +reach from transcendent will not ever stack with the reach from KusariGama.
Unless the attack has the Implement keyword, the Superior properties do nothing.ALmost all monk attacks are Implement attacks. The Superior properties apply.
If I recall the wording correctly, it's the presence of the implement keyword that allows you to use the Superior properties, so Hexblade attacks (the only current attacks which have both keywords) would use the superior properties if you made the with the ki focus.But the Hexblade is a mess of poor writing that way.
If I recall the wording correctly, it's the presence of the implement keyword that allows you to use the Superior properties, so Hexblade attacks (the only current attacks which have both keywords) would use the superior properties if you made the with the ki focus.But the Hexblade is a mess of poor writing that way. "When you wear or hold your ki focus, you can add its enhancement bonus to the attack rolls and the damage rolls of monk powers and monk paragon path powers that have the implement keyword. You can also add its enhancement bonus to the attack rolls and the damage rolls of weapon attacks you make using a weapon with which you’re proficient."That's in the description of the Ki Focus, found at the monk cass in Psionic Power. So it seems that the Ki Focus is the only implement which can be applied to weapon attacks, or power, which have the "weapon keyword".
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Just to clarify:Implement = weapon reach or superior ki focus reach, not bothWeapon = weapon reach onlyImplement, Weapon = both weapon reach and superior ki focus reachIs that correct?
Implement-keyword-only powers will tend to not have a range of Weapon. Weapon reach doesn't matter at all for things like Monk attacks, the majority of which are either fixed ranges or touch.For the special case of Hexblades, yes you can get some interesting stacking effects. A gloom pact hexblade with staff implement proficiency and staff expertise, or with a transcendent ki focus, you can have a reach 3 MBA. Oh what fun can be wrought with that.
It seems however, as if a Ki Focus' property can indeed be used - along with it's enhancement bonus - when performing a weapon attack.Apparently the Manual of Ninjutsu (Dragon #404), which has been designed for the Ninja class is an evidence to my assumption.