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Hi fellow Monks,
I am a novice monk, bored of my wizard, trying to play as a monk.
which weapon of choice is better?
like 2 sheng long with sockets(emerald) or skorn or any weapon recommend for my female monk?
can I get to know any veteran monks here ?please introduce yourself please.
Thanks In Advance!
Depend on your skill build. If you are playing with bells (like Druin exp build guide), then Skorn is the best possible choice.
for DW monks, shenlong set are mostly for astetic purposes, its dps are usually lower than most of 1h combination such as EF/WKL/Rare, and since it can only have 1 random property, you want a socket. Thus leaving you with no LS.
FYI, its sad that there are no other piece of equipment nor skills on monk that can provide LS except wep. Which explained why monk's wep with LS is way more expensive than CD.
Just my 2c.
There is a guide at the top of the forum that had a bunch of info in it. I also just made a guide for running shens and a life on hit build. As for vet monks there are many myself included. Skorn 2 hander bulls are fairly cheap to build so you might want to start there until you become familiar with the monk class.
It all comes down to personal preference best thing about monks is almost every build works with one set of gear. Once you find which build and style works for you then you can tailor your gear more towards that build.
Example cookie build works best with Wkl but will work with any weapons so if you like this build them buy your Wkl.
Nirvana works best with slow main hand weapon again will work with any weapon combo.
Just like the above poster said. Try experiment with many monk builds, and settled with the one that made u comfortable: nirvana, 3 gen, cookie cutter, etc2.
For me, i settled with the 2-gen build. Doing mp 10 with ease and almost never die.
Required Weapons for maximum Monk fun.
- Decent Won Kim Lau off hand (Trigen)
- Decent Echoing Fury off hand (Nirvana, Quickening)
- Decent Dex Skorn with LS (Tempest Rush, Druin EP build)
- MH with ChD/OS/LS
- Bigger MH with Chd/OS (optional)
- Bad !@# EF for MH if Dual-Wielding with WKL. (optional)
Nirvana requires fast-fast, bells like Druins prefer slow-fast, or Sledgefist for ZDPS.
I'll go with a EF OH first, with your choice of MH. If you play party, your role in parties can be severely dimished with a Skorn due to slower regen for spam.
For the off-hands I even have OS/LS and OS/ChD versions in case I wanna DW. Pretty cheap in most cases, particularly for the OH, as long as you are willing to wait a while for good deals. Got a 93%/OS/0.24 one for 10M and a OS/3LS/0.23 one for 30M.
Hello Mr. Flair! :P
So here's something I wrote a while back in another thread, but might as well quote myself here.
I think that the main difference between 2H play and DW play is around the question of where you would like to see the bulk of your damage come from.
And some answers to your questions...
Likely. But that's going to be a good 4-5 months away. No sense in preparing for that now, as that's going to be a whole new game (since they are buffing other forms of life regen as well). If you play the game now, might as well put together the best build possible according to what they have now. So yes, pick up LS weapons as they are by far the most effective way to regen life in the current version of the game.
Look through the guides at the top of monk forums in the sticky. There, you will find a bunch of guides to different builds available to you. You'll find a nirvana guide, trigen guide, TR/Bell/EP guide. It's all there. Just read.
Edited by Nameless#1537 on 10/24/2013 5:23 AM PDT
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