Barbs that rend and run or DHs with their invisible crap that just run and strafe you...
These types are the hardest to kill because they avoid your attack so easily. My monk was geared for toe-to-toe with lots of DPS, crit chance,crit damage and LS..one bell or SSS usually killed the other guy...if I could get to them before my serenity wore down and they sniped me to death.
So I did a complete rethink of how to survive long enough to get that one good crit hit in and I changed my mantra and passives. I bought some fairly cheap gear on the GAH and put together my first tank monk.
To test my build I went to see Azmo in his den on Inferno MP10.
I can now (solo with no follower) faceroll him without moving or dodging, living through 4 hellgrasp periods and never dropping below 1/4 life.
That signals to me that I am on the right track...
What did I change gear wise ?
I subbed ammy/ring/belt/bracers/helm for rares that had lots of armor and double resists..I lost about 800 dex and 10k vit...but each piece has life regen...and that is the real key to surviving a duel...you can't depend on LoH or LS if you can't keep steady damage on your opponent.
So now I have a barb-like 2100k life regen...2.5K LS and 250 LoH
My shield gives me +28% block chance and 8% crit chance
I have almost 1k all resist and 13k armor (with mantras and passives)
I can stand in all the ground effects and survive being frozen at the same time..arcane beams only hurt me if they pop multiple ones right under my feet.
The tradeoff has been a big loss of DPS..at my max tank I only do 55k (plus the SW and the extra 7% deadly reach helm bonus)
So it takes a while to kill stuff on MP10....so what ? this is not a farming build...and I have yet to see a barb or DH with 79 million HP...
I suspect that my DPS will crit enough to take out the other guy in a duel..all I have to do is
survive his sniping until I can connect with dashing strike and then @@@@##@@ him in front of his family pet.
Maybe I can't kill another tank but I am not done yet...I am still looking to upgrade my gear and my ultimate goal is to make monks the guys no one wants to duel.
Any thoughts or suggestions will be welcomed...maybe everyone together can accomplish more than we realize.