Diablo® III

Post ur Monk builds...Monk Build check (Hell)

Hi there

This is my build

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#biXcgh!XVU!ZZZZYa

I can't really get away without using serenity and I died lvl 56 when I got rid of Tempest Rush - Kinda stuck in this build and depend a lot on SW but dont want to get rid of my defensive build...any ideas

life 24k with 21% exp gem in helm
dex 985
vit 754
resists 217 (43%)

damage 3433
armour buffed to 4982
crit chance 11.5 crit damage 50%

My resists are crap Im still in act 1 Hell (waiting for AH for better items for act 2)

Any comments on my build/stats most welcomed.

Be interesting to see some other builds around this level.

Thanks
Edited by Turniphead#2314 on 7/2/2012 8:35 AM PDT
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This is me noaw:

Build:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#aedhig!UdY!ZbccYc

Serenity is the best "Oh !@#$" button in the game, why get away from it?

Life 23.6k with 23% exp gem in helm
dex 1083 (low)
vit 708
resists 212 (42.2%)

damage 6558
armor 1982
crit chance 26.5% crit damage 201%

Dodge base 41.2%
Base + Mantra 50%
Base + Mantra + Attack 58%
Base + Mantra + Attack + Activation 64.3%
Base + Mantra + Attack + Dashing 66.4%
Base + Mantra + Attack + Activation + Dashing 71.4%
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I would definitely drop Beacon for Resolve. In my opinion the cooldowns are so short for us to start that the 15% really isn't a game changer.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#adXigh!XZU!ZbbcYa

That is my current set up. I'm basing all my damage around crit % and crit % damage. Has been working very well for me so far.

Personally still debating between FoT : Lightning Flash and or Keen Eye. The added attack speed / mass knockback seems to be winning so far for me.
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This is me noaw:

Build:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#aedhig!UdY!ZbccYc

Serenity is the best "Oh !@#$" button in the game, why get away from it?

Life 23.6k with 23% exp gem in helm
dex 1083 (low)
vit 708
resists 212 (42.2%)

you guys are using dashing strike instead of Tempest - is it better? I love TR
damage 6558
armor 1982
crit chance 26.5% crit damage 201%

Dodge base 41.2%
Base + Mantra 50%
Base + Mantra + Attack 58%
Base + Mantra + Attack + Activation 64.3%
Base + Mantra + Attack + Dashing 66.4%
Base + Mantra + Attack + Activation + Dashing 71.4%


your crit chance is so hi howd you do that? :)
Yea maybe ill get rid of beacon.
Its hard to keep my resists hi AND crit chance... hmmm

you guys are using Dashing - do you think its really better than TR?
Edited by Turniphead#2314 on 7/2/2012 9:16 AM PDT
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07/02/2012 08:56 AMPosted by ELEVEN
Personally still debating between FoT : Lightning Flash and or Keen Eye. The added attack speed / mass knockback seems to be winning so far for me.


I like deadly reach/keen eye it gives you distance to attack wallers etc and has armour bonus:)
Edited by Turniphead#2314 on 7/2/2012 9:40 AM PDT
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#abXghc!ZXU!aZZYaZ

Absolutely love this... The 2 spirit generators is nice ... reach when I need the armor or the reach and the FoT+TC for when I want the burst dmg push. Tempest Rush is almost required for that "OH EFFFFF ME I NEED TO RUN moment" and get out of a waller/frozen situation. Hard Target is absolutely amazing for when you are tanking mobs hard and gives you something like 50%+ dodge which is PRO. 4 sec immunity is clutch imo, kept me alive more than once. I used to have blind instead of FoT+TC but it was so situational and a terrible use of spirit I felt, especially against champ packs that I dropped it. IMO this spec is pretty much the best I can do
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I think SW is so powerful when it crits and is SO good for crowd control..I luuuv it
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This is by far my favorite build so far. I currently use it to farm A3/A4 Hell (level 60). Don't remember my exact stats, but I'm somewhere around 6k armor, 500 res, 8k dps.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#WdXjgQ!YXU!ZbbbYc

Crippling Wave just doesn't get enough love. Awesome AoE damage (use Mangle rune in NM, it's hilarious), and with Concussion you get pretty much the same effect as Resolve, but hit far more targets than you would with FoT or DR. I don't like Tempest Rush, but Dashing Strike is amazing, especially with Quicksilver. You can pretty much use it all the damn time. Air Ally is my bro. Between MoH and Transcendence, I get a lot of healing, and BoH and potions are basically backup heals (though I'll pop BoH a few seconds before battle to get the 15% dps bonus). I rarely use Serenity. Mostly I use it when I'm about to finish off a frozen mob and don't want to sit through another freeze duration, but *only* if he will die in 4 seconds and nothing else is around me. Other than that, it is the last-chance oh-crap button that will save me from certain death. Popping Serenity while in battle is immediately followed by Dashing Strike to the most remote mob, and running away until Serenity is back up.

*** Monk PSA: Never fight without Serenity available! ***

I used to use Serenity to avoid getting frozen. Don't do that unless you have to... because then you're still fighting and don't have your oh-crap button. Just run/tempest/dash when you see the ice globes. Even if you still get frozen, you'll be far enough away that you won't take many hits and can just pop a heal afterwards. Worst case, you can still pop Serenity while frozen to break out and run away.

Currently I switch out CW for DR:KE when I go into Inferno. The armor bonus is too good to not take, and the ability to kite is necessary for some mobs. I still don't like it (so slow!), and look forward to gearing up enough to farm A1 with CW back on my bar. Eventually, I'll switch out my Air Bro for Sweeping Wind, but I don't have any Crit% on my gear right now. Not really worth it.
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I facerolled through hell without overleveling (or getting any +resists gear) with

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#bZXhgj!YXZ!cZbaYc

I hit 60 by the end of A3, using a grand total of one potion in all of hell. I did switch from resolve to one with everything, and stacked up a bit of all resists (200 I think) for A4 though. The second time around I even dropped resolve for fleet footed, and used conviction with overawe instead of evasion.

High dex with seize the initiative is pretty much a must-have, as you get both massive defense and massive offense. I think a problem a lot of monks have is the neglect of their offense, given how bad the spirit spenders for monks are.
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#URYgih!XeU!Yaaa.a

Notes:

Hundred Fists is best in my opinion because it works great against groups or a single champion/boss. And the rune has a has a chance to generate spirit, which is important.

Inner Sanctuary is almost as important as Serenity because it will break up groups of mobs around you or your ally, and will heal anyone in the circle. If you're running away, drop it down in a narrow passage to prevent them from following you!

Blinding Flash works on mobs. It doesn't last long, but you don't need it to.

If you need more healing, replace Blinding Flash or Sweeping Wind with Breath of Life.

Finally, I like the Pacifism passive because getting stunned is a recipe for death. Before I hit level 30, getting frozen is what nearly killed me every time.
Edited by McLovin#1955 on 7/2/2012 10:23 AM PDT
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I think for survival ur gonna need Tempest Rush or Dashing Strike imo
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SW increases deathrate.
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07/02/2012 10:31 AMPosted by Ender
SW increases deathrate.


For whom?
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Is Tempest Rush still rubber-banding a lot? TR vs DS?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#aiXgjh!ZdY!ZZZaba

^^ My build. Only level 43 in NM, however. Likely to change it up a bit. Sometimes I stack two spirit generators (mostly to stack the defensive stats).
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#WaXgih!ZdY!ZZZaZa
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07/02/2012 10:31 AMPosted by Ender
SW increases deathrate.


yea what does this mean?
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for the person using SW of course.

It's an aggressive build. Would be darn good if you're overgeared.

But then say you're not. You dump half your spirit before a fight just for a meager damage boost and now you're going to feel so obligated to keep attacking within 6 seconds and actually want things to surround you so you can damage them all at the same time. Pretty awesome when all you're fighting is trash mobs.

So then the champ pack comes in, still got to keep attacking so you don't lose your stacked SW mentality, that you'll less attentive of the arcane beams forming up, frozen orbs being place around you, and maybe a wall here and there.

Next thing you know. "OH !@#$%" now you gotta dump most of the rest of your spirit to Tempest Rush out of that.

And monk without spirit is going to be a dead monk.

It's not the skill itself, it's what the skill makes you feel obligated to do that'll get into trouble.
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I use http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#bjXgRh!XYU!Zcbaaa

Works great in A1/A2 inferno. Build provides lots of healing, protection, and decent damage. My only grip is that it feels a bit dull at times, the damage being 90% based on your auto-attack and 10% on your Mystic Ally you can't control.
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I use http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#bjXgRh!XYU!Zcbaaa

Works great in A1/A2 inferno. Build provides lots of healing, protection, and decent damage. My only grip is that it feels a bit dull at times, the damage being 90% based on your auto-attack and 10% on your Mystic Ally you can't control.


No Tempest rush or dashing strike needed?
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07/02/2012 10:29 AMPosted by Turniphead
I think for survival ur gonna need Tempest Rush or Dashing Strike imo


I found both to be unreliable, so I just rely on the knockback from lashing tail kick.
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Hundred Fists is best in my opinion because it works great against groups or a single champion/boss. And the rune has a has a chance to generate spirit, which is important.

Inner Sanctuary is almost as important as Serenity because it will break up groups of mobs around you or your ally, and will heal anyone in the circle. If you're running away, drop it down in a narrow passage to prevent them from following you!


This is a really interesting perspective on Inner Sanctuary and hundred fists. I admit I had not heard it before.
Edited by shadowbelle#1645 on 7/2/2012 11:05 AM PDT
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