Looking to upgrade my Monk. But where?

I just hit p100 on my main, now looking to my Wiz/Monk for play until RoS. Can comfortably solo MP8 - but looking to do 9/10 if possible (likely in parties).

What are some "typical" stats for MP10 monks unbuffed?
Currently my monk has:

(all unbuffed)
DPS: 179k
HP: 38k
Armor: 4733
All Resist: 562

I have roughly 100 Demonic Essences to craft from, what do you suggest? Thinking of getting Innas pants, going with crafted Bracers, and maybe a CH Mempo, unless Attack Speed with lots of Dex can be just as sufficient (and much less expensive than a CH Mempo).

02/08/2014 06:27 PMPosted by Wootytooty
Thinking of getting Innas pants, going with crafted Bracers, and maybe a CH Mempo

Inna's pants with dex/vit are always a good idea. Also keep crafting. I focus mainly on Razorspikes and Spaulders. As for a crit Mempo, a Tal's chest with Inna's helm and pants beats everything but the very best Mempos (5+ CHC) in overall DPS and usually end up being a much much cheaper route.

The rest of this is more or less a generic intro to the Monk character. Take a look and have fun playing the Monk :)

You can run MP10 for under 100K if you camp the AH. Spear-Chucker is an artist when it comes to the budget builds so look over his characters on his profile for more ideas. Check the budget gearing guides I linked below, he's the author of both.

As for baseline stats...

The "Rule of 5s" is the guideline to entry level MP10 survivability stats. The 5s are... 5%+ LS, 5K armor (w/STI passive), 50K HP, 500 res ( with or without OWE passive), 500K eHP (d3up.com is the go to site for this info).

Increase survival stats ahead of DPS stats. Get to the point you can take on elite packs without dying then work on increasing DPS to kill them fast. Then bump up the MP and start the process over again. As for the kill 'em fast part...

Try for 50CC, 500CD, and 3K+ dex. Add as much IAS as you want to get a good "feel" while attacking. Usually around 40% IAS feels right to many monks and other stats are chased after that.

A quick outline on gearing...


Check out this greatest hits of links from the forum sticky as well...

Gearing/buying guides:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9882549581 [200K DPS, 500K eHP]

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10490699702 [MP10 on a Budget]

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10196080038 [Budget Gearing]


http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8414571665 [Nirvana]

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9244925015 [TR+EP+Bells]

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9485558737 [ZDS]

Max XP farming:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10307820683 [Solo]
holy greatness! Thanks, I love guides like these.

I'll be sure to read up on them (ZDPS looks fascinating, but I'd like to play solo too).

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