I am a new HC Monk working my way up to 60. I have not played a Monk in SC because imo he's suffering from an idendity crisis there (all about dps grind, not about survival skills).
Anyways, I read up about proper gear in another post written by some dude called Namless. I learned a lot about how to gear a Monk properly, foremost about stacking Armour and AR + Vit for EHP and the philosophy survival before DPS.
Ok, so I have already spend time finding gear on the AH accordingly, including a lot of AR gear.
Now here is my question: Why is everybody swearing on OWE when you can get a decent amount of AR from gear in general?
Let me rephrase this another way: when using OWE, you give up your opportunity to use a passive slot for something else.
Of course I know that normally one resist stat is always a bit better than another but I am not convinced that if I build up AR the "normal" way, that I should sacrifice a passive slot just because my actual cold res is maybe 40 points higher than my other res stats.
So far I can see OWE as being really useful when on budget and single res gear is cheaper to buy than AR gear.
[that said I myself am on a very limited budget but I got decent gear including AR by bidding, not buyouts]
So that is my main question, what do you think?
On a sidenote I would like to ask the public about Pacifism. When I first saw it I figured that will be a must have for Inferno but according to statistics, few players use that skill. Perhaps I am missunderstanding what the skill really helps for?
Less damage against:
-Charmed (I dont know which monster actually charms?)
-Immobile: jailor, frozen? Are Diablos Cages considered as Immobilizing you?
-Stun: not sure who stuns.
I would consider this skill just for the immobalize part of it. I imagine some folks will say that it is a waste because we have serenity and NDE but I have had a few lag spikes and this could make all the difference.
Ok thats it, thanks 4 reading.