Diablo® III

[Information] Monk Guides, Builds & Mechanics

The Monk Library

Hello and welcome,

This thread is a collection of the Monk community's knowledge.
You will find information ranging from major specs to off-shoot musings.
There are guides on how to gear and in depth looks at all manner of Monk mechanics.

Basically, if you have questions, this thread has answers!

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Note: You can use the links provided to quickly navigate through this information!
  • 2.0 Information
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=1#15
  • Builds / Specs / Setups
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=1#2
  • WoL - builds focused on the skill Wave of Light
  • FoT-TC - builds focused on the skill Fist of Thunder-Thunderclap
  • Other - builds focused on all the other monk skills

  • General Guides
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=1#3
  • All-Inclusive
  • Gearing
  • Specific Concepts

  • Mechanics and Technical Issues
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=1#5
  • General Mechanics
  • Specific Skill and Item Mechanics
  • Technical Information

  • Videos and Livestreams
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=1#7
  • Videos
  • Livestreams

  • Miscellaneous
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=1#10
  • Misc - Internal
  • Misc - External
  • Calculators
  • Bugs/Issues
  • Change Log

  • How to get your thread included in the Library
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    Technical

    —[ Elemental Damage Explained ]— by Druin
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11986398637
    Wondering how all this elemental damage affects your DPS. Confusion be gone! Thar be the explanate harr.

    —[ Area Damage Explained ]— by Amiar
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12032383478
    Detailed explanation of area damage in D3.

    —[CALC] The (elemental) Power of the Monk— by Carfesch
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12205450732
    This is a thread about and an Excel spreadsheet to calculate DPS and especially eDPS and some more values of your Monk. It shows in a simple way the elemental power of the Monk, when using various skills together with buffs as well as bonuses on skills and elemental damage.

    —[ Spirit Generators Quick Ref ]— by Davlok
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11882328396
    Break down of Monk spirit generators

    Farming

    —[ Farming Common Debris ]— by mynova
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11914902277
    Looking to collect massive amounts of Common Debris, look no further

    Builds

    —[ Legendary speed farming build ]— by scrapz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12081728098
    Unique non-spirit generation AOE build.

    —[ Collection Of Builds ]— by Aylen
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11913191303
    A collection of various builds and their descriptions.

    —[GUIDE: The Lightning Monk 2.0.3]— by Raisuun
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12427872835
    This is a thread about the Lightning Monk build currently being used by a lot of the classes players at end-game. It outlines the skills used, passives used and what stat priorities should be considered when looking at items.

    -[Tempest Rush Build 2.04 Monk TR Guide]- by IronMan1975
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6551355873
    A guide to getting the most out of Tempest Rush in 2.04. Covers Normal and Torment, whether you are dual-wielding or using a 2-Hander, with very little specific gear requirements.

    Gearing

    -[[Guide] Crafting your way towards 75% CDR]-
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12506211651
    Desire dat CDR!? Get your craft on :)

    External Resources

    • http://www.bannedofgamers.com/cdr
    Fantastic online Cool down reduction calculator which yours truley co-developed :). Shows the effect of CDR on your skills and when the next effective casting duration is.

    • http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-general-forums/diablo-iii-general-discussion/83094-guide-legendary-crafting-materials-drop-locations
    Legendary Crafing Material locations and Farming Guide

    • http://bannedofgamers.com/index.php?threads/interesting-legendary-info.1855
    Assortment of links related to legendary items and farming legendary items

    • http://www.d3maxstats.com/?p=affixes
    Very nice visualization of maximum stats per gear slot. Browse the site for class proc information and other goodies

    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AoGdj6lmBu7ndHdvVkQ1TUdNY19lZjU3aW5PWGhhUmc&single=true&gid=0&output=html
    Quick little cheat cheat for gem crafting costs to Flawless Royal

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    Misc - External

    —[ Player Rankings ]—
    • http://www.diabloprogress.com/

    —[ Max Rolls Per Slot ]—
    • http://www.d3rmt.com/guides/diablo-3-item-stat-maximum-values/

    —[ Max Stats ]—
    • http://www.d3maxstats.com/?p=affixes

    —[ Alt Symbol HTMl Code Chart ]—
    • http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html
    • http://www.alt-codes.net

    —[ Auction House Tracker ]—
    • http://www.d3rmt.com/auction-house/

    —[ Item Affixes ]—
    • http://www.diablofans.com/topic/41045-spoiler-diablo-iii-item-affixes/

    —[ Proc Coefficients Chart ]—
    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ArKUly7-jsZzdGhjaG1ERDMtS2M0cHhkTjB5b0hZTkE

    —[ Abbreviations (d3 urban dictionary) ]—
    • http://www.diablofans.com/topic/77606-diablo-iii-urbandictionary/

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    Calculators

    —[ DPS/EHP ]—
    • http://d3up.com/

    —[ DPS ]—
    • http://theasiangamer.com/d3-damage-calculator/

    —[ Time to live ]—
    • http://inprogressgaming.com/monk-survivability-model/

    —[ EHP ]—
    • http://rubensayshi.github.com/d3-ehp-calculator/#intro

    —[ Gem Cost ]—
    • http://www.diabloahguide.com/the-ultimate-gem-cost-calculator/
    • http://diablo-3-gem-calculator.com/index.php

    —[ Armor/Resistance Damage Taken ]—
    • http://xn--1fh.ws/post/24090618074/diablo-3-damage-resistance-calculator

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    Bugs and Issues

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    —[ Monk Guides, Builds & Mechanics ]—
    ○ by KamelJabber
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376
    This is the sticky thread in the Monk forums that contains links to all the various threads and videos the Monk community has produced. It is a great place to go for new and veteran monks alike when they are in search of information about our lovely class!
    Fun Fact -- KamelJabber is the only official Monk Librarian
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    Wave of Light

    —[ Nirvana ]—
      ○ by Fitz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8414571665
    This is a complete guide on the "Nirvana" playstyle that uses Way of the Hundred Fists: Fists of Fury + Breath of Heaven: Infused with Light to create infinite spirit for a period of time.
    Fun Fact -- Fitz is credited with popularizing the Nirvana build in the Monk community!


    —[ MP10 TR + EP + Bells 1.0.8 ]—
      ○ by Druin
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244925015
    This is a complete guide for a build using Tempest Rush + Exploding Palm: Strong Spirit + Wave of Light to clear high Monster Power content extremely quickly. It focuses on killing very large packs of mobs all at once.

    —[ Wave of Light Build: It's Raining Bells ]—
      ○ by Galm
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6522763875
    This is a complete guide for a spec that allows you to use Wave of Light: Empowered Wave as your only source of damage while regenerating tons of spirit per second.

    —[ Chimera ]—
      ○ by Count Fury aka Lord Raahl aka Angelthirst
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499810066
    This is an artfully worded, lore filled guide on some variations to the "Nirvana" Wave of Light playstyle
    Fun fact -- Count Fury is credited with introducing the Nirvana build to the Monk community!


    —[ Higher Efficiency CotA Runs ]—
      ○ TianZi
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8402620342
    This is a guide and video showing an extremely efficient interaction between Wave of Light and Exploding Palm: Strong Spirit that can be used with very inexpensive gear to farm on Monster Power 10 in Crypt of the Ancients.
    Fun Fact -- TianZi is credited with introducing the EP:SS + WoL interaction to the Monk community!


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    Fist of Thunder | Cookie-Cutter
    Note: These builds are often referred to as "Cookie-Cutter" builds which involve the use of Fist of Thunder: Thunderclap and Sweeping Winds: Cyclone.

    —[ Speed Palm Build ]—
      ○ by INVIS
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8414822220
    This is a complete guide for a build that uses both Fist of Thunder: Thunderclap + Sweeping Winds: Cyclone AND Exploding Palm: The Flesh is Weak to melt high monster power content.
    Fun Fact -- INVIS is credited with popularizing the use of EP with normal "cookie-cutter" builds!


    —[ TriGen Build ]—
      ○ by Fitz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499901166
    This is a complete guide for a cookie-cutter build that uses three different spirit generators plus the passive Combination Strike to maximize DPS.

    —[ Mojo's Ninja ]—
      ○ MrMojoRisin
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7811401679
    This is a guide for a cookie-cutter build using Mantra of Evasion: Backlash and Exploding Palm: The Flesh is Weak to supplement your DPS.

    —[ The New Cookie Cutter! (1.0.7) ]—
      ○ by Count Fury aka Lord Raahl aka Angelthirst
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7908630872
    This is a artfully worded, lore filled guide that combines the "old" Cookie-cutter with the patch 1.0.7 changes to Wave of Light damage. It showcases both FoT:TC + SW:C and WoL for damage.

    —[ The Momentum Monk ]—
      ○ by Judlas
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7979899101
    This is a complete guide for what can be considered the "Classic Cookie-cutter" build. It uses the synergy between Fist of Thunder: Thunderclap and Sweeping Winds: Cyclone with many supporting skills to increase your DPS.
    Fun Fact -- This is the oldest "end-game" monk build and has been used by monks since patch 1.0.3


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    Other Specs

    —[ The Tempest Rush Compendium ]—
      ○ by Druin
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7199912895
    This is a complete guide for the playstyle using Tempest Rush to both move around the map AND kill enemies on low Monster Power levels. This is often referred to as "pure Tempest Rush" because it relies on infinitely channeling Tempest Rush.
    Fun Fact -- Druin is credited with popularizing the "pure Tempest Rush" playstyle in the Monk community.


    —[ Tempest Rush Build 1.07 ]—
      ○ by IronMan1975
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6551355873
    This is a complete guide that details the "pure Tempest Rush" playstyle from a different angle than Druin's guide.

    —[ 2H Cyclone Strike, Party Build ]—
      ○ by Vox
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165987546
    This is a group-based build using Cyclone Strike, Guiding Light and Mantra of Conviction: Overawe to be the largest asset possible in a multiplier situation.

    —[ Zero DPS Support ]—
      ○ by Vox
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485558737
    This is a complete guide to the zero damage support playstyle. This involved using many buff and debuff skills in a group setting in combination with a weapon called "Sledge Fist" to perma-stun-lock.

    —[ Sword/Board Lashing Tail Kick Builds ]—
      ○ by Sheldor
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796269855
    This is a complete guide for a build that uses Lashing Tail Kick as the main source of DPS. The builds do not use a spirit generator and rely instead of passive spirit generation.
    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 3/9/2014 7:53 AM PDT
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    All Inclusive

    —[ [Guide] - Max EXP/hr in Patch 1.0.8 (solo) ]—
      ○ by Druin
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10307820683
    This is a complete guide for getting the max possible EXP/hr as a solo monk in patch 1.0.8. It contains the route, spec and maps for players to check out and it can be used at any MP level and with any preferred spec for efficient exp farming!

    —[ The Dual Wielders' Thread ]—
      ○ by Fitz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569600201
    This is a place for Dual 1h weapon monks to get together and talk about stuff. There are many links to useful dual-wield information and great discussion about the specs that this playstyle supports.

    —[ Fitz's MP10 Group Farming Guide ]—
      ○ by Fitz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796662447
    This is a guide on farming MP10 with a specific group (Monk Monk Wiz WD) to get extremely efficient kills per hour and xp per hour.

    —[ Sword and Board - Academy ]—
      ○ by Jco310
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593581209
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9161576069
    This is a place for Sword and Board (1h + shield) monks to get together and talk about stuff. Jco provides insight into the playstyle and there are nearly endless amounts of information contained in the hundreds of posts in each Academy thread.
    Note: There are two links because the first Academy thread reached its post limit.


    —[ Jedi Monk Academy - the Book of Mastery ]—
      ○ by Count Fury aka Lord Raahl aka Angelthirst
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004037253
    This is an EXTREMELY comprehensive, artfully written, lore filled guide about almost every topic you can think of pertaining to the monk class. It is impossible to summarize the content of this thread as it is far too vast.

    —[ The Temple of Kim ]—
      ○ by KimSulki84
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9753935934
    This is a collection of the various videos that KimSulki has made showcasing a smattering of the possible Monk playstyles. Because of its broad nature, this is a great place for a new monk to start out when thinking about the available options.

    —[ [Short Guide] Powerleveling ]—
      ○ by fiberbeam
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10357966027
    Power leveling some new characters. Fiber put together a short and concise guide to getting to 60...and fast!

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    Gearing

    —[ Pining for 200k dps and 500k ehp ]—
      ○ Amiar
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9882549581
    This is a guide on how to achieve those magical 200k dps and 500k ehp numbers that many monks strive for. This is not for beginner monks.

    —[ Nirvana - Choosing the Right Weapons ]—
      ○ by Fitz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9628532924
    This is a guide that focuses on which weapons / gems you want to use when playing the "Nirvana" build.

    —[ MP10 Guide for Budget 2Handers ]—
      ○ by PaulNg
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569860158
    This is a very comprehensive guide for people gearing with 2h weapons in mind. It covers a full rundown of the the game and is a good place for beginner monks who like the idea of wielding a big 2h wep to start.

    —[ Gearing tips from Sir Piffle ]—
      ○ by Piffle
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7005435884
    This is one of the more comprehensive gearing guides out there. It is focused on answering the "I need help improving my gear" questions that many young and veteran monks alike find themselves asking. This is recommended for both new and old monks.

    —[ Budget Guide: 100K DPS/400K EHP Monk ]—
      ○ by Nameless
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7005435708
    This is an extremely helpful guide for making monks for very little gold investment that can meet the 100kdps and 400k ehp marks. This is highly recommended for new monks.

    —[ Spear-chucker's 10 rules for a cheap Monk ]—
      ○ by Spear-chicker
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485908937
    This is a quick and easy guide for gearing up monks on the cheap. Recommended simple reading for any new monk.

    —[ Scrapz's Monk PVP Guide. ]—
      ○ by Scrapz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10262106814
    Interested in brawling? Who isn't! Read our resident Monk's pro guide to gear for brawling.

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    Specific Concepts

    —[ The Wave of Light Guide™ ]—
      ○ by Fitz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165887607
    This is a comprehensive guide about all things Wave of Light. You can learn the formula for WoL damage as well as gearing tips and tricks. If you are interested in the WoL playstyle, this is a great place to start.

    —[ Fuzzy's LpSS guide thread! ]—
      ○ by FuzzyWuzzy
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7764877056
    This is a guide that explains everything you need to know about Life per Spirit Spent. If you enjoy the idea of healing your Monk through non-Life-Steal means, this thread is the place to go!

    —[ [Guide] The LOH Build ]—
      ○ by BladeMaster
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10311401143
    Looking for yet another sustain alternative. Maybe LoH is for you! Check it out.
    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 10/28/2013 2:33 PM PDT
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    you missed this:

    Morionic's Affix Based Itemization Guide: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004013698?page=1

    Not everyone will agree with his views but a very detailed item guide nonetheless.
    Edited by prawnstar#1239 on 12/20/2012 1:51 PM PST
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    General Mechanics

    —[ Monk Spirit Generators ]—
      ○ by Druin
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6607333164
    This is a comprehensive look at the four Spirit Generators that monks can use. It goes into detail about each skill's specific mechanics.

    —[ Affix Based Itemization ]—
      ○ by Morionic
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004013698
    This is a pretty comprehensive review of item Affixes. It details what the max caps are, which stats are best on which item slots and what to look for in good items.

    —[ (Almost) Everything You Should Know about DPS ]—
      ○ by Vrkhyz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004456313
    This is a complete guide on how DPS is calculated in Diablo III. You can determine exactly why your character hits for the damage he does given the stats that he has. This is a great source of information for the more mechanics-oriented monks.

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    Specific Skill and Item Mechanics

    —[ WKL lightning skills damage valuing ]—
      ○ by Gotaplanstan
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7383708483
    This is an examination of the mechanics behind the weapon Won Khim Lau.

    —[ Faith in the Light Explained ]—
      ○ by Vrkhyz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415601873
    This is a comprehensive look into the mechanics behind the skill Breath of Heaven: Faith in the Light

    —[ Under the Hood: Mystic Ally ]—
      ○ by Vrkhyz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7392649912
    This is a look into the Mystic Ally skill and how it works.

    —[ Random Exploding Palm facts ]—
      ○ by Vrkhyz
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593580561
    This is a less detailed but very informative look into Exploding Palm and how it works / what works with it.

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    Technical Information

    —[ Attack speed on bell damage argument ]—
      ○ by Darth
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499901291
    This is a discussion about the value / inner workings of Increased Attack Speed with regards to Wave of Light and the Monk class in general. Special note: Nubtro and Druin's analysis on page 2.

    —[ Item Conditions Priority Lists ]—
      ○ by Gotaplanstan
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7592800637
    This is a very detailed and succinct post detailing the max possible gain in each item slot from various available end-game items. This is a good read if you are unsure which items are best where.

    —[ Main v Offhand, CC/CD ]—
      ○ by Vox
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7922982436
    This is a guide that shows which Monk skills use Mainhand-only for calculating damage and which skills alternate between Mainhand and Offhand damage.

    —[ List of what elite affixes are which resists ]—
      ○ by Wannabee808
           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9572528717
    This is a quick and easy breakdown of which elite affixes are which elemental resistances. (Note: they are rarely what you would think!)
    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 10/5/2013 10:47 AM PDT
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    Good idea; I'd approve, even if I weren't on the list. I suggest that you add spaces before the URLs for second and third posts by the same author so this w will automatically provide the links. Right now, the underscores are running right to the "h" in "http."
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    —[ Budget guides for all classes and misc ]—
      ○ by TryHard
           • http://Youtube.com/Nmitty
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    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 10/5/2013 10:46 AM PDT
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    This is great. We just need to get involves in regularly bumping this thread to make sure it's on the front page on a regular basis. Thanks for compiling the information!!!
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    12/20/2012 08:45 PMPosted by Nameless
    This is great. We just need to get involves in regularly bumping this thread to make sure it's on the front page on a regular basis. Thanks for compiling the information!!!


    or the mods could actually invoke their sticky power for once
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           • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7811401880

    —[ DPS check thread ]—
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    —[ Player Rankings ]—
           • http://www.diabloprogress.com/

    —[ Max Rolls Per Slot ]—
           • http://www.d3rmt.com/guides/diablo-3-item-stat-maximum-values/

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           • http://www.d3maxstats.com/?p=affixes

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           • http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html
           • http://www.alt-codes.net

    —[ Auction House Tracker ]—
           • http://www.d3rmt.com/auction-house/

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           • http://www.diablofans.com/topic/41045-spoiler-diablo-iii-item-affixes/

    —[ Proc Coefficients Chart ]—
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    —[ Abbreviations (d3 urban dictionary) ]—
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    —[ DPS/EHP ]—
           • http://d3up.com/

    —[ DPS ]—
           • http://theasiangamer.com/d3-damage-calculator/

    —[ Time to live ]—
           • http://inprogressgaming.com/monk-survivability-model/

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           • http://rubensayshi.github.com/d3-ehp-calculator/#intro

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           • http://www.diabloahguide.com/the-ultimate-gem-cost-calculator/
           • http://diablo-3-gem-calculator.com/index.php

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           • http://xn--1fh.ws/post/24090618074/diablo-3-damage-resistance-calculator

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    10-28-2013 - first official change log on the new format! :D
    Added four guides, all in the "General Guides" Section.
    They were:
  • —[ [Guide] - Max EXP/hr in Patch 1.0.8 (solo) ]— ○ by Druin
  • —[ [Short Guide] Powerleveling ]— ○ by fiberbeam
  • —[ Scrapz's Monk PVP Guide. ]— ○ by Scrapz
  • —[ [Guide] The LOH Build ]— ○ by BladeMaster
  • Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 11/7/2013 11:27 AM PST
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    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 10/5/2013 10:45 AM PDT
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    my guide isnt just a leveling 1-60+spec guide. just part 1 is. several stuff added already and i will cover low MP farming and how to build dps +200k as well

    nice idea to get it all together tho =)
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    —[ Nirvana ]—
    ○ by Fitz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8414571665
    This is a complete guide on the "Nirvana" playstyle that uses Way of the Hundred Fists: Fists of Fury + Breath of Heaven: Infused with Light to create infinite spirit for a period of time.
    Fun Fact -- Fitz is credited with popularizing the Nirvana build in the Monk community!


    —[ MP10 TR + EP + Bells 1.0.8 ]—
    ○ by Druin
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244925015
    This is a complete guide for a build using Tempest Rush + Exploding Palm: Strong Spirit + Wave of Light to clear high Monster Power content extremely quickly. It focuses on killing very large packs of mobs all at once.

    —[ Wave of Light Build: It's Raining Bells ]—
    ○ by Galm
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6522763875
    This is a complete guide for a spec that allows you to use Wave of Light: Empowered Wave as your only source of damage while regenerating tons of spirit per second.

    —[ Chimera ]—
    ○ by Count Fury aka Lord Raahl aka Angelthirst
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499810066
    This is an artfully worded, lore filled guide on some variations to the "Nirvana" Wave of Light playstyle
    Fun fact -- Count Fury is credited with introducing the Nirvana build to the Monk community!


    —[ Higher Efficiency CotA Runs ]—
    ○ TianZi
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8402620342
    This is a guide and video showing an extremely efficient interaction between Wave of Light and Exploding Palm: Strong Spirit that can be used with very inexpensive gear to farm on Monster Power 10 in Crypt of the Ancients.
    Fun Fact -- TianZi is credited with introducing the EP:SS + WoL interaction to the Monk community!


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    Fist of Thunder | Cookie-Cutter
    Note: These builds are often referred to as "Cookie-Cutter" builds which involve the use of Fist of Thunder: Thunderclap and Sweeping Winds: Cyclone.

    —[ Speed Palm Build ]—
    ○ by INVIS
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8414822220
    This is a complete guide for a build that uses both Fist of Thunder: Thunderclap + Sweeping Winds: Cyclone AND Exploding Palm: The Flesh is Weak to melt high monster power content.
    Fun Fact -- INVIS is credited with popularizing the use of EP with normal "cookie-cutter" builds!


    —[ TriGen Build ]—
    ○ by Fitz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499901166
    This is a complete guide for a cookie-cutter build that uses three different spirit generators plus the passive Combination Strike to maximize DPS.

    —[ Mojo's Ninja ]—
    ○ MrMojoRisin
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7811401679
    This is a guide for a cookie-cutter build using Mantra of Evasion: Backlash and Exploding Palm: The Flesh is Weak to supplement your DPS.

    —[ The New Cookie Cutter! (1.0.7) ]—
    ○ by Count Fury aka Lord Raahl aka Angelthirst
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7908630872
    This is a artfully worded, lore filled guide that combines the "old" Cookie-cutter with the patch 1.0.7 changes to Wave of Light damage. It showcases both FoT:TC + SW:C and WoL for damage.

    —[ The Momentum Monk ]—
    ○ by Judlas
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7979899101
    This is a complete guide for what can be considered the "Classic Cookie-cutter" build. It uses the synergy between Fist of Thunder: Thunderclap and Sweeping Winds: Cyclone with many supporting skills to increase your DPS.
    Fun Fact -- This is the oldest "end-game" monk build and has been used by monks since patch 1.0.3


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    —[ The Tempest Rush Compendium ]—
    ○ by Druin
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7199912895
    This is a complete guide for the playstyle using Tempest Rush to both move around the map AND kill enemies on low Monster Power levels. This is often referred to as "pure Tempest Rush" because it relies on infinitely channeling Tempest Rush.
    Fun Fact -- Druin is credited with popularizing the "pure Tempest Rush" playstyle in the Monk community.


    —[ Tempest Rush Build 1.07 ]—
    ○ by IronMan1975
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6551355873
    This is a complete guide that details the "pure Tempest Rush" playstyle from a different angle than Druin's guide.

    —[ 2H Cyclone Strike, Party Build ]—
    ○ by Vox
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165987546
    This is a group-based build using Cyclone Strike, Guiding Light and Mantra of Conviction: Overawe to be the largest asset possible in a multiplier situation.

    —[ Zero DPS Support ]—
    ○ by Vox
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485558737
    This is a complete guide to the zero damage support playstyle. This involved using many buff and debuff skills in a group setting in combination with a weapon called "Sledge Fist" to perma-stun-lock.

    —[ Sword/Board Lashing Tail Kick Builds ]—
    ○ by Sheldor
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796269855
    This is a complete guide for a build that uses Lashing Tail Kick as the main source of DPS. The builds do not use a spirit generator and rely instead of passive spirit generation.

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    —[ [Guide] - Max EXP/hr in Patch 1.0.8 (solo) ]—
    ○ by Druin
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10307820683
    This is a complete guide for getting the max possible EXP/hr as a solo monk in patch 1.0.8. It contains the route, spec and maps for players to check out and it can be used at any MP level and with any preferred spec for efficient exp farming!

    —[ The Dual Wielders' Thread ]—
    ○ by Fitz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569600201
    This is a place for Dual 1h weapon monks to get together and talk about stuff. There are many links to useful dual-wield information and great discussion about the specs that this playstyle supports.

    —[ Fitz's MP10 Group Farming Guide ]—
    ○ by Fitz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796662447
    This is a guide on farming MP10 with a specific group (Monk Monk Wiz WD) to get extremely efficient kills per hour and xp per hour.

    —[ Sword and Board - Academy ]—
    ○ by Jco310
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593581209
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9161576069
    This is a place for Sword and Board (1h + shield) monks to get together and talk about stuff. Jco provides insight into the playstyle and there are nearly endless amounts of information contained in the hundreds of posts in each Academy thread.
    Note: There are two links because the first Academy thread reached its post limit.


    —[ Jedi Monk Academy - the Book of Mastery ]—
    ○ by Count Fury aka Lord Raahl aka Angelthirst
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004037253
    This is an EXTREMELY comprehensive, artfully written, lore filled guide about almost every topic you can think of pertaining to the monk class. It is impossible to summarize the content of this thread as it is far too vast.

    —[ The Temple of Kim ]—
    ○ by KimSulki84
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9753935934
    This is a collection of the various videos that KimSulki has made showcasing a smattering of the possible Monk playstyles. Because of its broad nature, this is a great place for a new monk to start out when thinking about the available options.

    —[ [Short Guide] Powerleveling ]—
    ○ by fiberbeam
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10357966027
    Power leveling some new characters. Fiber put together a short and concise guide to getting to 60...and fast!

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    Gearing

    —[ Pining for 200k dps and 500k ehp ]—
    ○ Amiar
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9882549581
    This is a guide on how to achieve those magical 200k dps and 500k ehp numbers that many monks strive for. This is not for beginner monks.

    —[ Nirvana - Choosing the Right Weapons ]—
    ○ by Fitz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9628532924
    This is a guide that focuses on which weapons / gems you want to use when playing the "Nirvana" build.

    —[ MP10 Guide for Budget 2Handers ]—
    ○ by PaulNg
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569860158
    This is a very comprehensive guide for people gearing with 2h weapons in mind. It covers a full rundown of the the game and is a good place for beginner monks who like the idea of wielding a big 2h wep to start.

    —[ Gearing tips from Sir Piffle ]—
    ○ by Piffle
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7005435884
    This is one of the more comprehensive gearing guides out there. It is focused on answering the "I need help improving my gear" questions that many young and veteran monks alike find themselves asking. This is recommended for both new and old monks.

    —[ Budget Guide: 100K DPS/400K EHP Monk ]—
    ○ by Nameless
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7005435708
    This is an extremely helpful guide for making monks for very little gold investment that can meet the 100kdps and 400k ehp marks. This is highly recommended for new monks.

    —[ Spear-chucker's 10 rules for a cheap Monk ]—
    ○ by Spear-chicker
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485908937
    This is a quick and easy guide for gearing up monks on the cheap. Recommended simple reading for any new monk.

    —[ Scrapz's Monk PVP Guide. ]—
    ○ by Scrapz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10262106814
    Interested in brawling? Who isn't! Read our resident Monk's pro guide to gear for brawling.

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    Specific Concepts

    —[ The Wave of Light Guide™ ]—
    ○ by Fitz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165887607
    This is a comprehensive guide about all things Wave of Light. You can learn the formula for WoL damage as well as gearing tips and tricks. If you are interested in the WoL playstyle, this is a great place to start.

    —[ Fuzzy's LpSS guide thread! ]—
    ○ by FuzzyWuzzy
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7764877056
    This is a guide that explains everything you need to know about Life per Spirit Spent. If you enjoy the idea of healing your Monk through non-Life-Steal means, this thread is the place to go!

    —[ [Guide] The LOH Build ]—
    ○ by BladeMaster
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10311401143
    Looking for yet another sustain alternative. Maybe LoH is for you! Check it out.

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    —[ Monk Spirit Generators ]—
    ○ by Druin
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6607333164
    This is a comprehensive look at the four Spirit Generators that monks can use. It goes into detail about each skill's specific mechanics.

    —[ Affix Based Itemization ]—
    ○ by Morionic
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004013698
    This is a pretty comprehensive review of item Affixes. It details what the max caps are, which stats are best on which item slots and what to look for in good items.

    —[ (Almost) Everything You Should Know about DPS ]—
    ○ by Vrkhyz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004456313
    This is a complete guide on how DPS is calculated in Diablo III. You can determine exactly why your character hits for the damage he does given the stats that he has. This is a great source of information for the more mechanics-oriented monks.

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    Specific Skill and Item Mechanics

    —[ WKL lightning skills damage valuing ]—
    ○ by Gotaplanstan
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7383708483
    This is an examination of the mechanics behind the weapon Won Khim Lau.

    —[ Faith in the Light Explained ]—
    ○ by Vrkhyz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415601873
    This is a comprehensive look into the mechanics behind the skill Breath of Heaven: Faith in the Light

    —[ Under the Hood: Mystic Ally ]—
    ○ by Vrkhyz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7392649912
    This is a look into the Mystic Ally skill and how it works.

    —[ Random Exploding Palm facts ]—
    ○ by Vrkhyz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593580561
    This is a less detailed but very informative look into Exploding Palm and how it works / what works with it.

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    Technical Information

    —[ Attack speed on bell damage argument ]—
    ○ by Darth
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499901291
    This is a discussion about the value / inner workings of Increased Attack Speed with regards to Wave of Light and the Monk class in general. Special note: Nubtro and Druin's analysis on page 2.

    —[ Item Conditions Priority Lists ]—
    ○ by Gotaplanstan
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7592800637
    This is a very detailed and succinct post detailing the max possible gain in each item slot from various available end-game items. This is a good read if you are unsure which items are best where.

    —[ Main v Offhand, CC/CD ]—
    ○ by Vox
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7922982436
    This is a guide that shows which Monk skills use Mainhand-only for calculating damage and which skills alternate between Mainhand and Offhand damage.

    —[ List of what elite affixes are which resists ]—
    ○ by Wannabee808
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9572528717
    This is a quick and easy breakdown of which elite affixes are which elemental resistances. (Note: they are rarely what you would think!)

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    MP10 CotA farming w/ Cyclone Strike
    ○ by Druin
    • http://youtu.be/AUQAGepff84
    This is a video-guide that showcases a Cyclone Strike based build for farming Monster Power 10 Crypt of the Ancients

    DS/EP/WoL Trash Farming Build
    ○ by Fitz
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQTIqvcGrA&feature=youtu.be
    This is a video-guide that showcases the Wave of Light + Exploding Palm: Strong Spirit playstyle with dual-1h weapons and Dashing strike.

    —[ How to gear monks ]—
    ○ by gReMLiN
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7320422285
    This is a video guide that explains how you can gear up your monk.

    —[ Budget guides for all classes and misc ]—
    ○ by TryHard
    • http://Youtube.com/Nmitty
    This is a whole list of guides that showcase how to make budget builds for each class in Diablo III

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    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376#1

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    Misc - Internal

    —[ Acronyms and their meaning ]—
    ○ by Frish
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004698754

    —[ Free Uber Kills (MP10) #2 ]—
    ○ by Jco310
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8177697785

    —[ Simple gem spreadsheet ]—
    ○ KamelJabber
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7924372857

    —[ Discussion about Crafting Odds & Strategies ]—
    ○ by Nameless
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8517952016

    —[ Silver's (Free) Gearing Service - Part 2 ]—
    ○ by Silver32
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7811401880

    —[ DPS check thread ]—
    ○ by Weegee
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7006895894

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    Misc - External

    —[ Player Rankings ]—
    • http://www.diabloprogress.com/

    —[ Max Rolls Per Slot ]—
    • http://www.d3rmt.com/guides/diablo-3-item-stat-maximum-values/

    —[ Max Stats ]—
    • http://www.d3maxstats.com/?p=affixes

    —[ Alt Symbol HTMl Code Chart ]—
    • http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html
    • http://www.alt-codes.net

    —[ Auction House Tracker ]—
    • http://www.d3rmt.com/auction-house/

    —[ Item Affixes ]—
    • http://www.diablofans.com/topic/41045-spoiler-diablo-iii-item-affixes/

    —[ Proc Coefficients Chart ]—
    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ArKUly7-jsZzdGhjaG1ERDMtS2M0cHhkTjB5b0hZTkE

    —[ Abbreviations (d3 urban dictionary) ]—
    • http://www.diablofans.com/topic/77606-diablo-iii-urbandictionary/

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    Calculators

    —[ DPS/EHP ]—
    • http://d3up.com/

    —[ DPS ]—
    • http://theasiangamer.com/d3-damage-calculator/

    —[ Time to live ]—
    • http://inprogressgaming.com/monk-survivability-model/

    —[ EHP ]—
    • http://rubensayshi.github.com/d3-ehp-calculator/#intro

    —[ Gem Cost ]—
    • http://www.diabloahguide.com/the-ultimate-gem-cost-calculator/
    • http://diablo-3-gem-calculator.com/index.php

    —[ Armor/Resistance Damage Taken ]—
    • http://xn--1fh.ws/post/24090618074/diablo-3-damage-resistance-calculator

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    [Original as of 10-05-2013]

    Ok, so many questions so many answers.
    There is a ton of info out there so here it is. I KNOW I MISSED MANY, post in this thread and I'll update the main post.

    UPDATES
       03/25/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=13#260
       03/25/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=14#267
       04/19/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=14#276
       05/21/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=16#301
       05/22/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=16#311
       05/24/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=16#317
       05/24/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=16#318
       06/10/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=17#327
       08/03/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=18#343
       08/18/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=18#349
       09/19/2013 - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=19#374

    Index:
       ○ Guides/Gearing - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#292
       ○ Technical & Mechanics - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#293
       ○ Builds - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#294
       ○ Video - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#295
       ○ Misc (internal) - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#297
       ○ Misc (external) - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#298
       ○ Calculators - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#299
       ○ Bugs/Issues - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#300
       ○ Archive - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=17#335

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    Guides/Gearing:
       ○ Piffle:
           • [Guide] Gearing tips from Sir Piffle
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7005435884

       ○ Nameless:
           • [Guide] Budget Guide: 100K DPS/400K EHP Monk
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7005435708

       ○ Druin:
           • [Guide] - The Tempest Rush Compendium
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7199912895
           • [Guide/Video] - MP10 TR + EP + Bells 1.0.8
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244925015

       ○ speedforce:
           • Speedforces guide to Fundamental Tempest Rush
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415512127

       ○ DEATHLOCK:
           • Ver 1.4: TR Monk & others Guide - Good Read
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6794981183

       ○ jco310:
           • Sword and Board - Academy
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593581209
           • Sword and Board - Academy (#2)
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9161576069

       ○ FuzzyWuzzy:
           • Fuzzy's LpSS guide thread!
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7764877056

       ○ Fitz
           • The Dual Wielders' Thread
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569600201
           • Fitz's MP10 Group Farming Guide
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796662447
           • The Wave of Light Guide™
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165887607
           • [Guide] Nirvana - Choosing the Right Weapons
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9628532924

       ○ PaulNg
           • MP10 Guide for Budget 2Handers
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569860158

       ○ LordRaahl/CountFury/Angelthirst:
           • Jedi Monk Academy - the Book of Mastery
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004037253

       ○ Vox
           • [GUIDE] ZDS - Zero DPS Support
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485558737

       ○ Spear-chucker
           • Spear-chucker's 10 rules for a cheap Monk
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485908937
           • 300K dps/500K ehp > 1B - at P100 its done
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9464286344

       ○ Amiar
           • [Guide] Pining for 200k dps and 500k ehp
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9882549581

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    Technical & Mechanics:
       ○ Vrkhyz:
           • Under the Hood: Mystic Ally
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7392649912
           • (Almost) Everything You Should Know about DPS
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004456313
           • Faith in the Light Explained
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415601873
           • IAS vs. Dex. vs CHD Comparison Guide
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415465073?page=2#28

           • Random Exploding Palm facts
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593580561

       ○ Druin:
           • [Spirit Generators] A Comprehensive Review
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6607333164

       ○ Morionic:
           • [Guide] Affix Based Itemization
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004013698
           • Grimy's Guide to the 1001 Gods
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6079781580

       ○ gotaplanstan:
           • Item Conditions Priority Lists
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7592800637
           • WKL lightning skills damage valuing
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7383708483

       ○ vox
           • Monk Skill Mechanics, Main v Offhand, CC/CD
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7922982436

       ○ Darth
           • Attack speed on bell damage argument. (again)
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499901291
             (Note Nubtro and Druin's analysys on page 2)

       ○ Wannabee808
           • List of what elite affixes are which resists
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9572528717

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    Builds:
       ○ KimSulki84
           • [Compilation] The Temple of Kim
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9753935934

       ○ Galm:
           • Wave of Light Build: It's Raining Bells
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6522763875

       ○ MrMojoRisin:
           • Build Guide - Mojo's Ninja
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7811401679

       ○ LordRaahl/CountFury/Angelthirst:
           • [Guide] The New Cookie Cutter! (1.0.7)
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7908630872
           • [Build Guide/Synergy] Chimera
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499810066

       ○ INVIS
           • INVIS's Monk End Game [Speed Palm Build]
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8414822220

       ○ TianZi
           • [Video] Farming MP10 CotA (TianZi method)
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8402620342

       ○ Druin
           • [Video] - MP10 CotA farming with Druin!
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8197762799

       ○ Judlas
           • The Momentum Monk
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7979899101

       ○ IronMan1975
           • * Tempest Rush Build 1.07 Monk TR Guide *
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6551355873

       ○ Fitz
           • [Synergy/Build Guide] Nirvana
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8414571665
           • [Video Guide] DS/EP/WoL Trash Farming Build
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9377149092
           • [Guide + Video Guide] TriGen Build
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499901166

       ○ Sheldor
           • [Guide] Sword/Board Lashing Tail Kick Builds
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796269855

       ○ Vox
           • GUIDE: 2H Cyclone Strike, Party Build
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165987546

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    Video:
       ○ Seaboots
           • [Video] Tempest Rush Monk - 100M exp/hr
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7393489840

       ○ gReMLiN:
           • Guide (youtube): How to gear monks...
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7320422285

       ○ TryHard:
           • Budget guides for all classes and misc
             http://Youtube.com/Nmitty

       ○ Druin:
           • [Guide/Video] - MP10 TR + EP + Bells 1.0.8
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244925015

    Misc (internal):
       ○ Silver32
           • Gearing Philosophies
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7593742557
           • Silver's (Free) Gearing Service - Part 2
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7811401880

       ○ jco310
           • Free Uber Kills (MP10) #2
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8177697785

       ○ frish
           • Acronyms and their meaning
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004698754

       ○ Weegee
           • DPS check thread
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7006895894

       ○ KamelJabber
           • Simple gem spreadsheet
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7924372857

       ○ Nameless
           • Discussion about Crafting Odds & Strategies
             http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8517952016

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    Misc (external):
       ○ Rankings:
           • http://www.diabloprogress.com/

       ○ Max Rolls Per Slot:
           • http://www.d3rmt.com/guides/diablo-3-item-stat-maximum-values/

       ○ Max Stats
           • http://www.d3maxstats.com/?p=affixes

       ○ Alt Symbol HTMl Code Chart:
           • http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html
           • http://www.alt-codes.net

       ○ Auction House Tracker:
           • http://www.d3rmt.com/auction-house/

       ○ Item Affixes
           • http://www.diablofans.com/topic/41045-spoiler-diablo-iii-item-affixes/

       ○ Proc Coefficients Chart
           • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ArKUly7-jsZzdGhjaG1ERDMtS2M0cHhkTjB5b0hZTkE

       ○ Abbreviations (d3 urban dictionary)
           • http://www.diablofans.com/topic/77606-diablo-iii-urbandictionary/

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    Calculators:
       ○ DPS/EHP:
           • http://d3up.com/

       ○ DPS:
           • http://theasiangamer.com/d3-damage-calculator/

       ○ Time to live:
           • http://inprogressgaming.com/monk-survivability-model/

       ○ EHP:
           • http://rubensayshi.github.com/d3-ehp-calculator/#intro

       ○ Gem Cost:
           • http://www.diabloahguide.com/the-ultimate-gem-cost-calculator/
           • http://diablo-3-gem-calculator.com/index.php

       ○ Armor/Resistance Damage Taken
           • http://xn--1fh.ws/post/24090618074/diablo-3-damage-resistance-calculator

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    Bugs/Issues:

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    Help out :)
    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 8/30/2014 5:17 PM PDT
    Reply Quote
    Can I be the first to CALL FOR A STICKIE

    Tonsils

    P.S. GREAT IDEA
    Reply Quote
    2.0 Information
    Navigation - Back to Home Page
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376#1

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    2.0 is still pretty new and RoS is on it's way. I expect a lot of theorycrafting and technical information will coming soon.

    Technical

    —[ Elemental Damage Explained ]— by Druin
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11986398637
    Wondering how all this elemental damage affects your DPS. Confusion be gone! Thar be the explanate harr.

    —[ Area Damage Explained ]— by Amiar
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12032383478
    Detailed explanation of area damage in D3.

    —[CALC] The (elemental) Power of the Monk— by Carfesch
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12205450732
    This is a thread about and an Excel spreadsheet to calculate DPS and especially eDPS and some more values of your Monk. It shows in a simple way the elemental power of the Monk, when using various skills together with buffs as well as bonuses on skills and elemental damage.

    —[ Spirit Generators Quick Ref ]— by Davlok
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11882328396
    Break down of Monk spirit generators

    Farming

    —[ Farming Common Debris ]— by mynova
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11914902277
    Looking to collect massive amounts of Common Debris, look no further

    Builds

    —[ Legendary speed farming build ]— by scrapz
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12081728098
    Unique non-spirit generation AOE build.

    —[ Collection Of Builds ]— by Aylen
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11913191303
    A collection of various builds and their descriptions.

    —[GUIDE: The Lightning Monk 2.0.3]— by Raisuun
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12427872835
    This is a thread about the Lightning Monk build currently being used by a lot of the classes players at end-game. It outlines the skills used, passives used and what stat priorities should be considered when looking at items.

    -[Tempest Rush Build 2.04 Monk TR Guide]- by IronMan1975
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6551355873
    A guide to getting the most out of Tempest Rush in 2.04. Covers Normal and Torment, whether you are dual-wielding or using a 2-Hander, with very little specific gear requirements.

    Gearing

    -[[Guide] Crafting your way towards 75% CDR]-
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12506211651
    Desire dat CDR!? Get your craft on :)

    External Resources

    • http://www.bannedofgamers.com/cdr
    Fantastic online Cool down reduction calculator which yours truley co-developed :). Shows the effect of CDR on your skills and when the next effective casting duration is.

    • http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-general-forums/diablo-iii-general-discussion/83094-guide-legendary-crafting-materials-drop-locations
    Legendary Crafing Material locations and Farming Guide

    • http://bannedofgamers.com/index.php?threads/interesting-legendary-info.1855
    Assortment of links related to legendary items and farming legendary items

    • http://www.d3maxstats.com/?p=affixes
    Very nice visualization of maximum stats per gear slot. Browse the site for class proc information and other goodies

    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AoGdj6lmBu7ndHdvVkQ1TUdNY19lZjU3aW5PWGhhUmc&single=true&gid=0&output=html
    Quick little cheat cheat for gem crafting costs to Flawless Royal
    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 5/1/2014 5:00 AM PDT
    Reply Quote
    why is this not sticky'd yet?!

    bump bump
    Reply Quote
    I don't know how many requests have gone through for Piffle's guide to be sticky'd, and nothing yet. I'm sure Druin's guide has had it's fair share of requests too. I have no idea how they decide what gets sticky'd and what doesn't.
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    12/23/2012 04:36 PMPosted by Nameless
    I don't know how many requests have gone through for Piffle's guide to be sticky'd, and nothing yet. I'm sure Druin's guide has had it's fair share of requests too. I have no idea how they decide what gets sticky'd and what doesn't.


    only old threads are stickied

    conclusion: there are no more mods here anymore
    Reply Quote
    Raahl got his stickied. So there is a way. The current monk guide sticky useless.

    But you guys deserve to be stickied. Your guides are great!
    The community appreciate your hatd work and contribution.
    My goal is only to make YOUR hard work more easily accessible
    Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 12/23/2012 5:08 PM PST
    Reply Quote
    only old threads are stickied

    conclusion: there are no more mods here anymore

    Raah's guide got stickied within a week or two of him reserving the posts and shortly after he started posting real content to his guide. And last I checked, his guide is so far "incomplete" - still lots of empty posts. Mods are definitely around because they have been deleting unwanted threads -- just ask Piffle (and his sales threads).
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