Very true regarding the desire for dodge amongst monks. I won't go out of my way to let myself get hit unless thorns somehow becomes extremely OP. I do, however, like the idea of punishing enemies for even trying to attack me. I'm not sure if thorns benefit from LS, but if it does, a thorns/backlash build could potentially be a lot of fun for someone who has sufficient EHP & sustain.
Thorns does proc life steal, unfortunatly its the only thing it procs, i think it should also proc life on hit and stun, fear etc. and that it extends the range from pick up radius because being hit by archers at melee range and thorns isnt doing anything is no fun.
i would like to see thorns have a low crit chance% but when it does it should do x% damage based off crit damage.
thorns should not have a damage boost based on weapon damage or dps, because thorns is for defensive builds not offensive, so i think instead of damage boost from weapon damage it should get a boost from how much total damage being mitigated from armour and resist and dodge, also thorns is passive damage it deals damage when you are hit while you are attacking not for standing still and letting the monsters kill themselves no one wants to actively go out of their way to get hit by monsters thats just silly its not ment to be a main damage dealer.
it just needs a straight up buff to the numbers it can roll.
Treleth that thorns/backlash sounds interesting might give it a go sometime!
P.S sorry for any spelling errors, i did my best with words that didnt look right, thank you