Lots of changes! Swapped my primary male monk to the TR-IF build and female to my LTK-RCC, as I plan on playing CDR-based builds more now that I have 73% CDR, I have a lot more buttons to mash.
Decided to farm another Royal Ring of Grandeur to use for the CDR build and ended up finding a pretty decent Mad Monarch Scepter that came with black damage with 10% damage and 10% resource cost reduction... but no socket. Knowing my TF rolled with CDR and my 10% CDR Born's Furious Wrath burning a hole in my emerald wallet, decided to break up the beloved SOH+TF pair and couple MMS+SoH and TF+BFW. After a few more rounds of normal split farming Act 1, RRG#2 dropped, and even was nice enough to come with a natural 8% CDR, which made rolling for Crit or CD much less annoying.
Made the swap out of TF to Mad Monarch Scepter, and man... I love that proc. Makes you actually want to kill the little things more than you already want to. Definitely under-rated the scepter, and with the 10% RCC it rolled and slower attack speed, can now swap out a spirit regen passive or item possibly. Bad part is, with the SoH fix and rapid improvement of my CDR monk, makes the LTK one feel much slower. So with the lack of item progression options have currently relegated her to farming Iron Wolves Doctrines and Rift Bosses.
Dropped out of the 2H route even if that means voiding my Sunwuko 2pc bonus, and went with the TF+Born combo. Going from 63% CDR to 73% CDR might not sound like a lot, but it makes a HUGE difference in terms of skill uptimes and spirit management. At 73% CDR, my Inner Fire is up 91% of the time with ~1.2 seconds downtime. With high uptime on Epiphany, could drop Air for Fire Ally, and decided with 100% Inner Sanctuary, swapped out my mantra for Forbidden Palace so I could stand in stuff before activating 7-sided. Now I just need to squeeze out a few more % to get under 1 second. Nice part is nearly every slot on the CDR monk is 'upgradable', either thru crafting rng or standard rng.
On the cool, non-insta-souled item side, did gamble a 50% Eye of Peshkov which is a bit redundant for Zehyr spam with base 73% CDR, but always nice to have options. Also the Butcher was kind enough to give me a Templar Relic so I'm planning on giving Ashera's Set a shot if I can craft a decent Born's chest and Ashera's gloves which at least is easier to farm for than Capt. Crimson. I do like the new crafting system, and hope they just add more creafted sets every loot patch instead of another monster drop to the loot table. That way once we learn all the patterns we can only have the new recipes drop and then go and farm the (new) crafting mats.