I recorded some MP10 Ubers using this build. You can see them here:
Leoric and Magda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRjR6_0h7PU
Zoltan Kulle and Seigebreaker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkYhs2Hg8iQ
Hello! I've been seeing a lot of builds getting away from this sort of skill set and I wanted to show those interested that it is still viable in current content. When the recent patch hit I, like most of you, was very interested in seeing what the changes would inspire me to do with my build. After a lot of testing I landed on something very similar to one of the old style cookie cutter specs, but with my own personal touch. I have an in depth review of my spec on my website but I just wanted to show a video of how it works on here to see if I could get some feedback.
The build: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#aUYXkS!gVU!aZcbac
The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tHgw-N0JUc
A link to my personal website is included in the info attached to the youtube video. Thanks for checking it out!
Firstly I want to state that I am not the first person to use this build. I am unaware of who the first person is, and it doesn't matter anyway. That being said, I did happen across this build by my own tweaking of skills based on a cookie cutter build that I found months ago before Paragon or MP were introduced. I had gotten bored with the game after that and just recently got back into it to explore what Paragon, MP and Ubers could do for my enjoyment of the game. Turns out they were enough to get me interested again.
The Momentum Monk gets its name from the synergy of Way of the Hundred Fists - Blazing Fists with the other parts of the spec. As you need to build and maintain this as well as Sweeping Wind stacks, the name seems to fit very well. Once you are up to speed its important to keep killing as fast as possible so we use the very popular Fists of Thunder - Thunderclap to get us places quickly.
Quick Overview on Gear Swapping
In total I have 3 rings, 2 amulets, 2 belts, 2 bracers, 2 weapons and 1 shield that I swap actively as the situation changes. In my opinion this is essential to the spirit of the build. This is typically a dual wield spec (personally I like Echoing Fury, but I can see why some wouldn't, especially at lower gear levels) and you don't have Serenity to save your !@# from being stupid, but a solid shield can get you through a lot of damage and buy you time to get into a better position to survive.
The gear that I don't swap is a mix of survivability and damage, but the gear that I do is quite polarized. That is to say that I have DPS pieces, and I have survival pieces. I won't get into the specifics of each one, but you can get a good idea of what I use from pausing at opportune times in this video: /watch?v=9tHgw-N0JUc, and you can look at what gear I happened to log out in at my armory page here: /d3/en/profile/Judlas-1631/.
The Momentum Monk is all about flexibility. Flexibility of gear, skills and passives. Flexibility of approaches to fights, knowledge of how certain elite pack affixes are going to affect the gear choice you want to bring. Some of you may not have ever swapped items in combat before, some of you might swap more than I do. At the end of the day the amount of flexibility determines the scope of the ability to maximize your result. You can take it as far or as short as you want.