MF etc etc
I have wondered if there is a viable build for a Mantra monk?
Mantra Monk would be a monk who specializes in 1 or 2 mantras. The purpose of the build is to try to keep the 3 second bonus up as often as possible while keeping your spirit up to support this.
Can we the community come together to think of a good viable mantra monk build that incorporates fast spirit generation as well as which mantras would be best for a mantra monk to use.
The purpose of a mantra monk is to buff your allies. Obviously this would not be a solo build or pvp build but could be an Inferno build playing Monk as a support roll entirely.
Here is what i have done so far:
Hundred Fists - 6 spirit per attack with 8-12 attacks. The idea is to get the most spirit out of using this.
Exploding Palm - 6 spirit per attack. Aoe dmg gains additional 4 spirit per mob hit by explosion. Seems good enough
Blinding Flash - 10 spirit to use. Lowest spirit spender we have. Great for crowd control and escaping while your allies beat up the bad guys. Easily spammable with only 8 second cooldown between mobs being able to see and when you can reuse.
Mystic Ally Air Ally - Every attack he does has a 11% chance to generate 11 spirit for you. Passive AOE and additional dmg and spirit while your running around.
MoH - I picked this for the huge bonus of healing for 2 seconds. Also to keep up the 10 second shield on all allies.
MoC - When not needing to heal the 40% additional dmg while keeping a 30% DR on all mobs. This would be the primary use and mantra i would reapply during those needs. MoH would be if we need some heals and need shields to get through a tough fight.
These were hard to decide. So i went with some basics.
Exalted Soul - considering how much you will be using the 25 spirit on the mantra's. I thought having 100 more would help.
Transcendence - even when not using a spirit spender. The use of mantras alone would be 25 x 118.6 = 2,965 heal for you everytime you spam the Mantra 3 second buff. Not a bad way to heal huh (^-^)
Guiding Light - This 3rd one was tough. Nothing really stood out to use for a 3rd passive so i picked this one for the bonus dmg for your allies. This Mantra concept is a 100% support role and you are buffing your allies.
There it is! Looking forward to hearing and reading up on your ideas of how viable a support Mantra monk can be. Thank you