07/15/2013 01:48 PMAlso gearing a Cyclone monk isnt terribly hard or expensive either and they provide a huge utility to the group with buffs and keeping the monsters clumped up. So we should be looking to get both monk and wiz to around 150k DPS.
Posted by Death
I agree with Death on this, I think for our budget, we have to get all the damage we can get from everyone in the party even though their skill build is more oriented toward support.
I'm ready to build/play a cyclone monk if you guys want me. I would provide utility with cyclone, overawe and guiding light, as well as decent dps with FoT and SW. My mobility spell of choice would be dashing strike because it doesn't require a lot of spirit, it helps positioning for cyclone strike and catching fleeing mobs or dashing on kite bosses (aka Kulle).
After my testing and my observation of other monks experience, I think it would be easier to make a skorn build for the challenge: with the guardian's path passive our spirit gain is comparable to dual wield, but with a higher dps at a lower budget. Skorn also does more damage with sweeping wind and cyclone strike casts. With higher end builds that require less lifesteal, dual wield becomes a better approach.
I think it would be important to set a voice chat channel for the team so the communication can be optimal. That would improve the clear times.
In any case, I hope the barbarian community team with prevail, and I would like to be a part of it if there is a place for me.