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[Information] Monk Guides, Builds & Mechanics

Starting on a Monk, my main is a Barb.
Key to an efficient WW Barb is understanding the tick rates and how the weapons speed + ASI affect them.
A simple rule if using an EF with at least .24 IAS is to have 4 slots of IAS at 9,9,8,8 to hit the 2.5 breakpoint.

Is there something similar for Monks with Sweeping Wind/Cyclone?

I went thru a ton of pages in all of the linked guides etc. but couldn't find an answer :(
Edited by Scaramouche#1542 on 5/10/2013 5:13 PM PDT
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Starting on a Monk, my main is a Barb.
Key to an efficient WW Barb is understanding the tick rates and how the weapons speed + ASI affect them.
A simple rule if using an EF with at least .24 IAS is to have 4 slots of IAS at 9,9,8,8 to hit the 2.5 breakpoint.

Is there something similar for Monks with Sweeping Wind/Cyclone?

I went thru a ton of pages in all of the linked guides etc. but couldn't find an answer :(


thanks for doing the due diligence and that is a good question.
As far as cycles, there are to cyclone tick breakpoints. The relevant stat is critical hit chance as cycles spawn based on a critical hit. The damage each cyclone does is based on your current dps (buffed dps).
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Much better sticky. Congrats!
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n0rain I haven't seen you in the monk forums in awhile where have you been?
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Please consider adding PaulNg's guide (no idea how I missed this earlier) with his guide for budget 2H monks...

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569860158
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Please consider adding PaulNg's guide (no idea how I missed this earlier) with his guide for budget 2H monks...

us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8569860158


Thanks and to zuggles.

I hate being the "guy" who makes the decision as to what gets added. I'm a nobody. I mentioned my methodology somewhere in a previous post.

Will review and add :)

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Basically it has to be a thoughtful and useful, post with a mostly clean, respectful and insightful follow up posts.
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Is there something similar for Monks with Sweeping Wind/Cyclone?

I went thru a ton of pages in all of the linked guides etc. but couldn't find an answer :(

this is probably the most concise thread that perhaps can help answer your (and any other) question about Cyclone:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8728983407
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05/13/2013 07:53 PMPosted by EradicatOr
n0rain I haven't seen you in the monk forums in awhile where have you been?


Hey there. I have been around... Had a death in the family and all... Got myself in trouble with Blizzard a few months ago so I voluntarily took a break. Recently I been trying to cut the general forum trolls down, but I finally filled the order to fix my PC. Can't wait to start Cyclone Striking my way to leet monk status! Truthfully I am waiting until they add druids so I can be a main poster there.
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Thanks and to zuggles.

I hate being the "guy" who makes the decision as to what gets added. I'm a nobody. I mentioned my methodology somewhere in a previous post.

Will review and add :)

In summary:
Basically it has to be a thoughtful and useful, post with a mostly clean, respectful and insightful follow up posts.


Fair enough! I will say though, that in reviewing the actual build guides that made the cut everything is pretty much a very popular power build. Obviously most people use these, and by nature of that you will get the most insightful responses! But, by not highlighting any less orthodox "fun" builds folks may miss the opportunity to try them, just for fun. For example I would say that Nameless' thread somewhere about using Maximus and +% fire skills is an interesting read for new players, as is the LTK guide which is mostly a great lesson on how to stack spirit regen and -spirit cost to eliminate a generator alltogether, which is just an interesting concept.

In the WD Sticky (just as an example) SkywalkerFX used to keep an "unusual builds" section, usually featuring building around a unique skill or item that is unconventional- i.e. Thorns and pets.

Of course, as I say that I just looked back in his guide and it looks like he has broken these builds down far more extensively in to categories and there is only 1 under "Unusual" now. Perhaps with the patch updates things have changed.

In any case, your methodology is sound for concentrating on the most popular and powerful information for new Monks. And that is the most important role of this sticky. I just like the "fun" stuff too personally, which is where my $.02 comes from. I'll butt out now and let you carry on with the good work.

Catch u in game soon!
Edited by Zuggles#1174 on 5/17/2013 12:36 PM PDT
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@Zuggles

Awesome feedback and input!
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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
Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 9/19/2013 6:40 AM PDT
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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
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Brawling:
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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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