Diablo® III

Dual wield TR monk+STI MP10 VOA (Nirvana)

I would like to share a build I made.
This build answers several of my issues. I farmed VOA a lot. I wanted to have build that gives me
1) Speed
2) DPS
3) STI
4) costless (I keep my current gear)

It is a variation a the nirvana build.
Please see the video as demo. I did not spend any gold in buying item to increase my spirit regeneration. I keep my current gear. I can still keep STI in my passive.

The video gameplay is not my best. I recorded in one run in VOA. I did not buy the video capture but use the free version of Fraps. It records for 30 sec but I need to remember to record again. I then merge the video files into one. Since this is troublesome, I did not repeat the recording. But it gives you an idea of the build.

I changed the ruby to emrauld but also build
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#UYcXke!bXV!bcZYac

http://youtu.be/E0tdmHRxozE


Kill time is better than previous (with Circular Breathing and CS)

A video with CM wizard
http://youtu.be/4RbsT0QlJHI

A video in a groupplay without CMWZ
http://youtu.be/if0sJLuKDC8

Excercise of full spirit regen with 2 hits to simulate permanent TR
http://youtu.be/jiR2sR6n3h8
Edited by larage#2111 on 7/18/2013 5:21 AM PDT
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Link to a profile, or build. Diabloprogress, D3up, or d3rawr
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honestly based on that youtube video, it seems like you're trying to get the best out of two builds, but end up with a mediocre in-between mess.
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Sorry,
here is my profile
http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/larage-2111/Shaolin/23313974

240k unbuff with SOJ
58k life
AR 537
LS 3%
Armor 4900 (with STI)
AS 2.42

Build
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#UfcXke!bXV!bZZYac

There is indeed room for improvement in terms of killing time. I am still testing variation like replacing Circular Breathing with MoC, Blind versus Palm.

When I said costless, it means no additional purchase of gear like Skorn for TR, or Inna Radiance with Spirit Regen. I also wanted to keep my current gear while TR (I like the AS, I find the skorn too slow...)
Edited by larage#2111 on 7/12/2013 1:30 AM PDT
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I added another video in a groupplay without CMWZ
http://youtu.be/if0sJLuKDC8
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The beautiful thing about TR is that the spirit flow is unconditional. Its on your gear and in your passives. Whats not so beautiful is that the damage output is slower than the Nirvana during his 5 seconds of glory, because AS can't be spammed to unreasonable levels.

The beautiful thing about Nirvana is that for 5 seconds no matter how fast u spend your spirit on bells, it will never finish. Whats not so beautiful is that these 5 seconds require conditions to be fulfilled.

The awkward thing about this hybrid is that your spamming is conditional, and no faster than a TR monk. The whole concept of nirvana places burst damage in 5 seconds, and yet you depress your APS so u can TR shorter distances than a TR monk, and to make things even more awkward, you dont have overawe, which basically gets spammed along with spenders during the Nirvana.

A TR/bell monk or a pure Nirvana monk would have finished that pack much, much faster.

Its interesting, but thats the only positive thing about it.

flattylol summed it pretty well:

07/11/2013 07:29 PMPosted by Flattylol
it seems like you're trying to get the best out of two builds, but end up with a mediocre in-between mess.
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Thanks for your input. I am aware about your statement. That is why I made some changes for more dps.
I changed the ruby to emrauld but also build. I replaced with MoC and Blind. I personnally think the kill time is better. I also think that I need to improve my gameplay to optimize timing (cooldown) and positionning.

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#UYcXke!bXV!bcZYac
http://youtu.be/E0tdmHRxozE
Kill time is better than previous
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it goes much better with overawe.

anyway, now its basically nirvana with DS swapped out for TR.

i'd still say that u may as well stack even more AS and use DS as movement, but heck, u seem happy with this hybrid. and i did enjoy watching all those pillars explode.

rock on buddy.
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@HuntingFox
Thanks buddy ^^
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Hey may kill slower going with a hydrid build...... however..... would his overall farming runs actually be faster because he is using TR?

I think kill speed is not the best indicator to go by, I think speed of farming run is a better indicator to go by.
Edited by jxfuller#1507 on 7/12/2013 9:25 AM PDT
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Thanks for your input jxtfuller

I add another video in group play with CMWZ
At 2mn01, we can see that I badly managed the spirit buff as my TR stopps. But it is rare that I have no mobs around to refill.

http://youtu.be/4RbsT0QlJHI
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Excercise of full spirit regen with 2 hits to simulate permanent TR

http://youtu.be/jiR2sR6n3h8
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