Balanced IAS Monk - Finally, the BIG piece.

Monk
I've been building an IAS/CC balanced monk for a very long time and now I need the BIG piece

Hoping to find a Dex Mempo with 5cc and 9ias if anyone has one for sale add me plz.

5k armor - 800AR - 40khp - 157k dps(unbuffed) - 3.21APS(without mempo) - 44% CHC

-#1 NA perfect speed Dex/os Echoing Fury
-#1 NA 1.65+aps Dex/ls/os dagger over 1k dps

EDPS ratio over 11:1

Inbound monk/ Gem changes make me smile.

What you guys think?
Very nice monk dude. Nice resist but a little low on vit. I'm surprised you're not utilizing some sort of LOH with that amount of IAS.
Very cool. You realize the Mempo could quite possibly lower you DPS and defenses? But I love the concept and the willingness to go to extremes for your build, though.

...No Blazing Fists?
Don't need it anymore, so many cyclones. Have some LOH for PvP but PVE requires life steal due to reflect, once my cyclones come out I die instantly without life steal and theirs only so much choice for stats, this has been my biggest challenge building for this much APS, simply getting the right stats where as IAS legendaries only have so many rolls.
Blazing fists is a net EDPS loss (substatially so) although looks better on paper.

CC Mempo increases my EDPS ratio(substantially) and at 5CC+ it keeps my sheet dps about the same. You're correct about the EHP loss, but only 45 or so resistance, I'll correct this with a proper Vile Ward, the one I'm using I found.
I like your monk a lot :) was thinking of building exactly that monk when I heard about red gem weapon buff in 1.07
We are cut from the same cloth. My first gearing choices all involved IAS and I wanted to max it out when the game first started unfortunately Daggers with 1000+DPS with the desired stats where out of my range back then and with all the new things going on with Set Items I never looked back. Awesome build though much props.

Check out my Mempo on my character its yours if the price is right. Keep on truckin!
01/15/2013 10:44 AMPosted by Wittster
I like your monk a lot :) was thinking of building exactly that monk when I heard about red gem weapon buff in 1.07


Thanks man,

I hope the changes work out in my favor. Red Gems + SW buff may throw my SW damage completely through the roof, but this depends on how the new Rubies turn out.
We are cut from the same cloth. My first gearing choices all involved IAS and I wanted to max it out when the game first started unfortunately Daggers with 1000+DPS with the desired stats where out of my range back then and with all the new things going on with Set Items I never looked back. Awesome build though much props.

Check out my Mempo on my character its yours if the price is right. Keep on truckin!


Thanks,

Such daggers are even rarer than I thought according to Diablo progress atleast, I think there are 5-6 in NA similar ones over 1k dps total, no other with 3% life steal tho.

Your Mempo fits the bill - 950m tax free IGG - Saw 2 in AH similar go for 1-1.1b this week.
have you ever looked into Zunimassa's Journey? Might lose too much EHP though... just a though for attack speed though
01/15/2013 11:18 AMPosted by Tarzan
have you ever looked into Zunimassa's Journey? Might lose too much EHP though... just a though for attack speed though


Yep, I own a decent pair. Definately a EHP loss and currently a 300 or so dps loss but very fun to play with, a good swap out piece with Blackthorne pants too *wink*
Solo add me and we will talk tonight. The helm may be yours man...
01/15/2013 11:30 AMPosted by CaptainCarl
Solo add me and we will talk tonight. The helm may be yours man...

Will do. I'll be on this evening.
So I found my 9ias 5cc Dex Mempo in the AH @ 1d12h for 800m buyout about 2am last night. At first I thought I was hallucinating from playing too much PvP which is fun as heck IMO.

Thanks CaptainCarl for offering yours.
Nice grab!! Have fun running with it! Now you're even faster!
01/16/2013 07:24 AMPosted by CaptainCarl
Nice grab!! Have fun running with it! Now you're even faster!


Still pumped about it and having loads of fun. Sitting pretty at 3.36aps now and 158k dps.

Pssst. APS is OP in PVP :D
Blazing fists is a net EDPS loss (substatially so) although looks better on paper.
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Not for grinding. Crippling Wave and WotHF do substantial amount of more damage because they hit more mobs with 110-143% AoE vs. FoT-Thunderclap's 35% and 145%.

Food for thought. Biggest kept secret is the AoE/range of Crippling Wave/WotHF. Ever since they buffed the spirit generation to catch up to FoT... Crippling Wave and WotHF are very viable with grinding and are more DPS for most builds though a lower proc rate.
Blazing fists is a net EDPS loss (substatially so) although looks better on paper.
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Not for grinding. Crippling Wave and WotHF do substantial amount of more damage because they hit more mobs with 110-143% AoE vs. FoT-Thunderclap's 35% and 145%.

Food for thought. Biggest kept secret is the AoE/range of Crippling Wave/WotHF. Ever since they buffed the spirit generation to catch up to FoT... Crippling Wave and WotHF are very viable with grinding and are more DPS for most builds though a lower proc rate.


I can appreciate what you're saying but this truely is not the case, Thunderclap is still leading by a large margin, even grinding.

Now something that I think really helps thunderclap, especially at my attack speed is having it on your right mouse button which allows you to NEVER need to click it and have you auto-home in on targets. Stuff happens so fast when I'm playing on my monk and this one thing alone adds much dps I'm sure. Combine the teleporting and auto-homing on targets with sweeping wind procing more cyclones than you can count and you might start to get the picture.

Add me if you wanna see me in action.
Heh I actually started making a spreadsheet yesterday to start building almost exactly this setup (except a stun-lock build using Sledge instead of the dagger).

Do you think it's possible to build something along similar lines that will work in mp10 for about 500mil?
Have you tried soloing mp10 ghom with no follower? how long does it take you to kill him?

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