Thought I might share this and get some feedback on this playstyle.
I have been running the Nirvana (TM by Fitz haha) for a while in public games. However, one of the major issue for me when I run this in public game (when I'm the only monk) is that the pillars always do some knockbacks on trash mobs, which can be annoying to other party members. And without a CS monk, it is difficult to group the mobs/blue elites together to do maximum damage.
So I tried to incorporate CS into Nirvana.
I bought some -CS spirit gears and started spamming them.
And the results is quite amazing. Basically, I just start spamming CS until spirit runs out, then activate nirvana. If the monster is an elite, I will spam pillar; if trash mob, I will just spam CS in Nirvana. For my current set up, it takes about 3-5 CS to kill trash (MP8) which is really effective with high attack speed.
The WD, DH, Wiz and Barb all love this because
1. CS incapacitates the mob (0.5sec?; don't use on elites that spawn DoT or Frozen though when they are already frozen by the CM wiz),
2. Groups the mob
3. AOE and high damage
The only concern is that I think this build will annoy the hell out of my fellow monk, since they need to hit the mob to do their thing i.e. cyclone, spirit etc. (mobs will be dancing when I spam CS)
So I don't use it when there is another monk in the group, but if there isn't, it is really quite an effective build for public games with only 1 monk ;)
If you guys try it, do leave a feedback on how it goes. Have fun!