600 All Resistances
No Buffs / No Follower
Some proof that the RMAH hath giveth more than it taketh:
As others have stated, elites absolutely melt once you pass a certain threshold, trivializing the need for defensive stats. Even though I still suffer from the occasional death, it’s certainly much faster to farm this way compared to a more traditional setup. Perhaps a build with more effective health and a high block rate would be better suited for group play, but a high DPS build is definitely viable in any situation and is arguably more fun.
Realistically, I’m not sure if it’s possible to achieve such stats without working the AH and RMAH unless some incredibly good luck were involved. I’ve sold and purchased my fair share of items (and even gold at one point after depleting my account with a large ticket purchase), but I did not have to withdraw a single cent from my account and am net positive overall. The way I see it, it’s a game within a game.
At this point in time, my only goals would be to maintain the above while incorporating some life steal, life regeneration, and reduced damage from elites / melee into the build. However, I’m not in any rush to do so since I’m currently focused on progressing through inferno hardcore, and the monk is already a blast to play in its current state.