For the past 2 months, I've figured out a way to get away from serenity. I have 2 sick builds that are very similar but can be used in different situations. I can farm mp10 with one of them
BoH - Blazing Wrath
SSS - Fulminating Onslaught [u]OR[/u] Wave of Light - Empowering Wave
Blinding Flash - FaIth in the Light
One with Everything
Guardian's Path (I'm a skorn monk so if you are dual then use fleeting or seize or whatever you like)
Combination Strike OR Guiding Light in groups with a melee ally
My stats without enchantress are:
All Resi 580
54.5 CC and
Lifesteal (LS) 5.30
235K unbuffed DPS.
I don't have any spirit regen gear (unless you count Inna...LOL)
If your stats are lower, then just use the builds at lower MPs, simple fix.
Now, the key is.... Monk is NOT A SPAMMING CLASS. Meaning: you cannot and should not spam ANY SKILL, ever. Even your mantra should never be spammed. Once every 3 seconds...that's it.
The SSS build is better for the higher MP or in groups with people that have characters not as good as yours. It gives you a bailout. I only use SSS on elite packs or if I know an elite is not going to be around for a while (dead ends, just had a double pack, etc). Between packs, I'm hitting with overawe and blind.
Each skill is both defensive, and massively offensive. SSS just by itself is several things in 1 (instant full health with minimal LS, ranged, momentary invulnerability, massive dps, , splash damage, nightmare with living follower or allies nearby). Blind can give you a second or two to get out of a tight squeeze. Cyclones are massive for LS. Thunderclap knocks back every 3rd hit. The list goes on and on.
I use WoL build for MP9 solo and Mp8 groups <----as long as the group is decent. Same sort of thing applies, it's defensive because it knocks back and also is a great source of LS.
Now, here's where it gets intense. A lot of people don't realize that Blinding Flash with Faith in The Light Rune increases ALL ATTACKS. Not just your main attack, EVERYTHING.
So if I have my BoH active with either combo strike or guiding light buffed, then I hit overawe, then I hit blind, then I hit SSS (all within 1 second)...it's a move I like to call Holy Trinity lol. Can do 20M damage plus splash if it crits right.
You can do the same thing with WoL but hit WoL twice (might have to throw a few punches between each bell but it'll fire before 3 seconds is up).
Message below if you have any questions. If not, happy slaying :)
GG and GL out there.