Diablo® III

[Information] Monk Guides, Builds & Mechanics

Mind adding http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165887607?

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Can add:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165987546

Thanks!
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I'm curious... are there any threads on comparisons between the different builds?

For instance I'd like to know how the Combination Strike build compares in damage to the Wave of Light build.
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@Panda

They are usually quite hard to compare directly. Typically they require two totally different gear sets, which many people don't have. Then those gear sets have to be very comparable, which is hard to even judge.

What normally happens is someone who has spent a ton of cash comes into the threads and posts, "MP10 Best Build" or something like that with a link to a video of them crushing MP10 in their GG gear.

That then becomes the best build for awhile until the next GG geared guy looking for paypal donations comes through.

That about sum it up?
Edited by Fitz#1329 on 6/10/2013 3:27 AM PDT
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I feel like a link to Baggins' MH thread should be included. Probably also mentioned in the topic title. Thanks!
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I'm curious... are there any threads on comparisons between the different builds?

For instance I'd like to know how the Combination Strike build compares in damage to the Wave of Light build.


I don't know of any thread that compares the builds. There are so many factors that need need to be addressed in order for any particular build to be more effective than the other.
Are you farming xp/gear? Doing ubers, MP10 or MP5? What is your paragon, APS, ChC?
There are a number of threads around highest damage dealing builds vs most efficient xp farming builds...
In summary, I don't think so and I don't know how to answer your question :(
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UPDATES:
The builds and guides section are becoming blurred. The index is also getting long. This could be a good thing because the number of resources available; or a bad thing because it can overwhelm readers. I tried a few ways of making it easier to navigate...thoughts?
Does anyone even come here? ;)

Guides/Gearing:
Added:
Fitz's The Wave of Light Guide™
Vox's MP10 Guide for Budget 2Handers
Druin's [Guide/Video] - MP10 TR + EP + Bells 1.0.8

Video:
Removed:
Druin's twitch link. If he returns to streaming we can re-add
Added:
Druin's [Guide/Video] - MP10 TR + EP + Bells 1.0.8
Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 6/10/2013 6:21 AM PDT
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Thanks for keeping this updated, Kamel.

EDIT: nevermind, you did call it the correct thing on page 1!!!
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One minor correction:

06/10/2013 06:15 AMPosted by KamelJabber
Vox's MP10 Guide for Budget 2Handers


Can we call it '2H Cyclone Strike Party Build'?

It's not particularly budget, and it's focus really is on the party build, although I do include a solo build variant.

I might suggest a subsection for party builds (i.e., builds that have a large component of 'buff others dps" + crowd control).

Party builds gained relevance with 1.08 buffs to group xp + nerf to mob hp. Relevance expected to increase when new/difficult content is introduced.
Edited by Vox#1186 on 6/10/2013 12:30 PM PDT
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Thanks for keeping this updated, Kamel.

EDIT: nevermind, you did call it the correct thing on page 1!!!
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One minor correction:

Vox's MP10 Guide for Budget 2Handers


Can we call it '2H Cyclone Strike Party Build'?

It's not particularly budget, and it's focus really is on the party build, although I do include a solo build variant.

I might suggest a subsection for party builds (i.e., builds that have a large component of 'buff others dps" + crowd control.

Party builds gained relevance with 1.08 buffs to group xp + nerf to mob hp. Relevance expected to increase when new/difficult content is introduced.


I normally just copy and paste the title from the thread unless some requests otherwise :)

Edit: i must of copied and pasted at 2 different times or just copied and pasted the wrong link.

either way, NP and TY :)
Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 6/10/2013 12:30 PM PDT
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The builds and guides section are becoming blurred. The index is also getting long. This could be a good thing because the number of resources available; or a bad thing because it can overwhelm readers. I tried a few ways of making it easier to navigate...thoughts?


Not horribly cluttered/blurred, but getting daunting for some players I think due sheer volume of information.

If any of the builds/advice have become obsolete, you could move them to an 'old' or 'legacy' index or delete.

Does anyone even come here? ;)


Yes. Somehow I feel new monks don't visit as much as they should.
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06/10/2013 12:36 PMPosted by Vox
If any of the builds/advice have become obsolete, you could move them to an 'old' or 'legacy' index or delete.

Yeah. For example, my whole DW/Bell XP/Loot Ninja build? Definitely legacy. :)
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06/10/2013 03:57 PMPosted by Nameless
If any of the builds/advice have become obsolete, you could move them to an 'old' or 'legacy' index or delete.

Yeah. For example, my whole DW/Bell XP/Loot Ninja build? Definitely legacy. :)


Seriously, is it?
I never claimed to be well versed in all these threads, just "managing" so your (plural) help is appreciated!
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Im new to as a 60 monk. So a lot of this has helped me a lot. Thanks everyone for all the information and helping me not feel like a complete noob.
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06/18/2013 09:53 AMPosted by Bonussize
Im new to as a 60 monk. So a lot of this has helped me a lot. Thanks everyone for all the information and helping me not feel like a complete noob.


This made the past 6 months of this sitting here feeling like it had no benefit all worth it!
And I mean it, if it helped even 1 player I'm satisfied.

TY :D

ps. sorry to anyone who may have said it was helpful before this post, I love you too ;)
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Threads that are out of date due to new content, patches, markets, etc...

Archive

Guides/Gearing:
   ○ Druin:
       • [TR] - How 1.0.7 affects Tempest Rush Monks
         http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7763286321

   ○ scrapz:
       • New to inferno: >200k Build
         http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415463299

Builds:
   ○ Nameless:
       • [Build] DW XP/Loot Dashing Ninja Build
         http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7763317662

Technical & Mechanics:
   ○ Vrkhyz:
       • Monk Spreadsheet Now Available!
         http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7811022081

Bugs/Issues:
   ○ gotaplanstan
       • Buff Icons
         http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7810091076

Brawling:
   ○ Brawling - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415793376?page=15#296
Edited by KamelJabber#1103 on 9/19/2013 6:41 AM PDT
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Should this be captured in the sticky too?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9377318563

I dunno. Your call. It's gaining momentum. :)
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Heya KJ!

Mind linking:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9377149092

?

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Edited by Fitz#1329 on 7/22/2013 5:44 PM PDT
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Another one to add:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485558737

Thanks, Kamel!

Also...

Am thinking we should organize the builds by archetype? Wizards have theirs organized that way and I think it is helpful to players/readers. (See Section "Build Compendium" here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9476737586 ).

I have no idea what the best scheme for monks would be. But, i'll start off with this one based first on DW/2H/S&B, because I've noticed many players usually have a strong preference or a set-up they are attached to and are only then looking for a build that works with their gear afterwards:

Proposed Build Categories

DW SW Cycone (incl. Cookie, Combo Strike)

DW Nirvana & Variants

2H Tempest Rush (incl TR bells/palm)

Sword & Board

Support Monks (incl. ZDS, stunners, buffers, tankers, etc.)

Other
Edited by Vox#1186 on 7/15/2013 12:26 PM PDT
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I like the idea Vox...i been thinking about ways to better organize the index to make it easier for Monks.
Let me try to re-organize it a bit and see how it looks.
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Just wanted to share an MP10-viable build, "HGH":
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499911383?page=1#0
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