02/01/2013 06:10 AMAll in all, to have good spirit regen on a monk we need to either give up damage and resistances from skills or spend billions to buy gear good enough not to cripple our damage/resists and at the same time give us spirit regen.
Posted by Deus
We probably will have to sacrifice defense or even passive DPS buffs to utilize the strong DPS attacks.
This thread is about build alternatives (or so I understood it).
The changes being proposed open the door for more viable builds.
I don't think the intention was to make TR and Fist of Thunder monks obsolete.
02/01/2013 06:18 AMIf you want to make a spec that does no damage, sure. If you want a good spirit regen, you have to spend TONS of money for a Tempest Rush spec.
Posted by Kupo
Yet people consider TR spec a viable build despite it's cost.
Same goes for a handful of other builds out there.
This isn't about gear cost as much as it's about build diversity.
I still believe we're jumping the gun when claims like 'monks r still screwed' are being made prior to the patch going live. People will experiment with builds and maybe something will come to the surface.
02/01/2013 05:55 AMNice monk u got there, 85k dps. You do know the inner workings of the monk.
Posted by joshi
It's sad that you imply DPS is the measure by which you can take someone's opinion seriously.
I've devoted hundreds of hours to my monk. I even beat the game with them initially using only self-found gear. I know enough about the class to express an informed opinion about them.