(I had started with a good team build, and tweaked it along the way)
I stacked my resistance to 470-490
and I had craptastic stats like this
Armor 4476 (Using the enchantress Armor buff and Attack speed Buff)
But my damage reduction and resistance reduction was around 59-60%, so even though I have low hp (25k to 30k), even the elites did not hurt that much.
My enchantress had decent gear so her 2000 dps helped me avoid enrage timers, also
her 15% armor buff is a must have since I am stacking armor on my equipment and with
deadly reach - keen eye. I would have had higher armor value but I am currently training
my crafting skills and buying storage space.
Also I thought that a fast weapon mainhand and shiled offhand worked best for me.
I mostly tanked them in place moving for ground effects under me or my companion.
This setup does not need spirit regen . Since I am on a target most of the time and since I am tanking in place Sweeping Wind - Bladestorm worked well.
I equipped some old spirit regen weapons to top off my spirit pool before a tough group or a boss fight. I think it is important to start a hard fight with full spirit.
If I get into trouble with a big pack I have the self heal-aoe fear, the aoe blind
and a CC break with serenity. If I get feared or stunlocked Pacifism helps a lot.
I used this spec for the Butcher as well. I changed the Breath of Heaven rune to blazing wrath and I used Mantra of Conviction - Overawe. I also swapped in some higher dps gear
and a second one hander to meet the dps requirement.
I just started Act 2 and I noticed I will need better damage reduction to continue there. :)
So off to farm again, I hope this will help some of my solo monk brothers out there.