What build are you using? Tempest rush? Cyclone?
Tempest rush - Doubt it. You have too much IAS and even with passives tuned for spirit regen, you would deplete quickly.
Cyclone Build - You're missing blind - faith in the light. Crucial skill for this build. Since sweeping wind snapshots the dps at the time, without FITL you are losing over 60 percent of your damage.
Overawe - Since you have lifesteal, the more damage you heal.. Well this mantra gives you 24-48 percent more dps.. It will beat out that armor gain IMO.
Definition of a glass cannon. You have no vitality and hardly any resist. I'm sure your gear is great for mp1 smashing but anything above mp4 and you would die.
Helm: 150dex/150+vit/ 45resist - You need vit lol.
Bracers: We need crit chance. 100dex/80vit/double resist 80+
Ring. Need's CC. 4.0CC/7IAS/40dex/40resist/vitality (would say average dmg, but you're lackign vit)
Shoulders: Get 60+ vit on it. I would advise you to go with a rare but you can't afford the loss in armor. If you do go with a rare, make sure it has over 100 vit
Your stat allocations are correct. Your resist are a little low, try to break the 650 mark.
Helm- 70 resist only, can get up to 140.. Try and hit at least 110.
Belt - could use some vit if you're willing to give up the damage. not a priority though.
Weapons - save up for some weapon upgrades. Just because they have the same dps on paper doesn't also means it'll do the same damage. Higher dps weapons are always better IMO(if they equate to the same damage) since they have a higher constant damage range.
You can use both sti and OWE instead of combination strike.
This is the ds build. I don't think anyone really talks about it. I like it over TR because it doesn't require any special gear.
Route: Core of Arreat - Tower of damn 1 - Rakkis - Keep Depths 2. This route is best for this build since it's congested with enemies and breakable objects. You will be using these to cut down your run time.
With this build, your sweeping winds does most the damage. Pop your sweeping winds correctly and begin attacking. The trick to this build is you are going to dash in the middle of the packs (sw attacks the radius around you), punch that group down until there are liek 2-3 left then dash into the middle of the next pack. Your tornadoes will finish off whatever you left behind..
Boots /w 200+dex/80+vitality/double resist = 100+ / ms
If you're TRing, you're running either mp0/1. It doesn't require much EHP to be honest, just enough DPS to 1-2 shot stuff.. I forget isn't it like 300 resist required only, which you have.
Get a new boots iwth the mitigation stats from your belt, you'll be fine. Then just get a inna's belt with with pickup radius and collect what you spent back on it in a few runs. :D
A skorn is picked because
1. it has low attack speed which helps you spend spirit less
2. It offers natural crit, socket +dex.
A cheapie 1300 skorn dps without lifesteal will cost what? 50k-500k? Buy one, it almost doubles your DPS. 100k according to a dps calculator. mp0 ownage
If you are spirit starved, switch fot for deadly reach - strike from beyond
1billion = 140-180k balanced monk. If you agree, add me.
Edited by scrapz#1142 on 12/20/2012 11:39 AM PST