12/05/2012 07:15 PMPosted by BabyMMay I ask if there are any differences in damage if I switch gears to increase attack speed after I cast sweeping wind?
12/05/2012 07:25 PMPosted by MrNastyTimeMay I ask if there are any differences in damage if I switch gears to increase attack speed after I cast sweeping wind?
The more ias that you have the more spirit you will need to sustain invite TR so that's why the less IAS the better it is.
Thanks for all the info. Ive been experimenting for a few days and have come up with a good build. Currently my profile shows a pretty decent LS SKorn which I used the last couple of days and paid about 50M for it. I just purchased a 1450 DPS Skorn for 15M with no LS or Vit that took me from 136K to 153K dps. This allowed me to change from MOC/submission to MOH/CB for the 3% spirit regen and Im actually building spirit. This allows me to not have to worry about the xepherian amulet which to me you lose way too much damage and the costs on those with high CC are just crazy and there arent many of them.
Edit: after running another 2 hours
I went back to MOC/Submission and changed the rune in sweeping winds to innerstorm which works much better. I was having to pass through some packs twice to kill them but with this set up I dont have to.
Druin, anyone, please do feedback on gear/combo, thanks.
Druin, what tool do you use to record video and exp please?
Finally got around to reading this and watching the first video! Druin, you did a great, great thing. This is really good writing, your presentation is top-notch, and your rationales are always well-explained. You put a lot of care into this, and it shows. I'm looking forward to watching the mechanics video. Also, thanks a bunch for the thank-you. Much appreciated.
I noticed a couple small typo-like errors on the first page, which might confuse some readers who aren't familiar with the actual numbers. The most notable was this:
Finally, I came across a two-handed axe that might be useful for budget monks who want to run this build:
May I ask if there are any differences in damage if I switch gears to increase attack speed after I cast sweeping wind?
Now I'm thinking about switching my soj to one with sweeping winds instead of TR since im using innerstorm and not worried about high CC to spawn cyclones.
But if I can generate 14 spirits and I only using 11 spirits, I can switch to 3 x 9% AS gear. Just wondering if there will be any increase in damage to justify the switch.
You certainly want your IAS gear on when you snapshot Sweeping Wind, all else being equal. It won't be captured in the tornado damage, but it will be captured in the vortex. The rest is all min-maxing, number-crunching, and maintaining an overhead of 1 spirit per second so you can use Fulminating Onslaught against elites. If you're generating 14 and spending 11 without those IAS bonuses, I believe you want to cut off your IAS after he first two 9% increases. That will put you at "generating 14, spending 13," which leaves enough room for FO on demand.
Thanks vrkhyz! So I guess I should put on all attack speed gears before activate sweeping wind for max damage output. Then I switch back to TR gears for lower spirits consummation.
Now someone needs to make a guide based on my build/2hander... it was dirt cheap and I'm gaining XP faster than with my old $200+ gear.
Just want to clarify if TR really doesn't proc LoH?
12/06/2012 04:29 AMPosted by VrkhyzSee, that's what I get for posting after midnight. I was thinking . . . SW essentially spits out 45% of your DPS, doesn't it? Perhaps you can point me to a post about the math behind this troublesome skill and its random +20% white crits.
12/06/2012 05:58 AMPosted by DabrixmgpIs TR actually efficient on anything other than MP0? My old TR monk was at 135K DPS and still I found only MP0 worth doing as TR+SW couldnt 1 shot above MP0. On the other hand my current Archon Wiz can do MP 3/4 like its MP0.
First, I'd like to thank you for putting this awesome guide. It gave me a good start and inspiration to find what works best for my setup. If you have the chance, could you have a look thru my profile and let me know your thoughts?
1. Deadly Reach > FoT in terms of efficiency (it's worth locking in that damage)
2. Bladestorm > Cyclones if you have the DPS to 1 pass big monsters.
3. Firestorm > Bladestorm if you have even more DPS to 1 pass big monsters.
4. Cyclones > Bladestorm > Firestorm if you don't have the DPS and need to 2+ pass
5. Overawe > Submission if it pushes to the 1 pass range
6. Submission > Overawe if you still have to 2+ pass
I just purchased a 1450 DPS Skorn for 15M with no LS or Vit that took me from 136K to 153K dps. This allowed me to change from MOC/submission to MOH/CB for the 3% spirit regen and Im actually building spirit. This allows me to not have to worry about the xepherian amulet which to me you lose way too much damage and the costs on those with high CC are just crazy and there arent many of them.
Thanks! I am glad you found this guide useful!I completely agree that LS Skorns and CHC Xeph ammys are generally out of the price range for most monks and when I finally get the gear together to make a mid-tier build I will make sure to account for that!
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