Monk

Aug 24, 2011 Welcome! Please Read Welcome to the monk forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss all aspects of the Diablo III monk class with your fellow players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct and guidelines before posting. Code of Conduct: http://us.battle.net/en/community/conduct Posting Guidelines: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3074657442#2 Important Reminders: Search The search function at the top of the community site is extremely effective and robust. Before you create a new forum topic, please be use it to search for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer for which you are looking. Making a new thread on an existing subject can result in your thread being deleted or, if you continue to re-post the same content, the loss of your forum privileges for spamming. Rating The forum rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, demote unhelpful comments, and even report posts that violate the forum Code of Conduct. By hovering over a post you'll be presented with several options, including a "thumbs up" (Like) and a "thumbs down" (Dislike) icon. Clicking the "thumbs up" icon will rate the post up. If enough people like a post, it will gain a Highly Rated status and appear at the top of related search results. Highly Rated posts will also have a highlighted background. Clicking the "thumbs down" icon will expand a drop-down menu which will include "Dislike," "Trolling, "Spam" and "Report" options. "Dislike" will rate the post down. If enough people dislike a post, it will be darkened, and with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden completely. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of a violation. Please note that you can only rate each post once. Use your power wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community.Daxxarri1 Aug 24, 2011
45m T13 Perm Tempest Rush SUNWUKO'S Six Piece Set ANCIENT PARTHAN DEFENDERS/Wrists/Legendary Bracers KYOSHIRO'S SOUL/Waist/Legendary Belt OBSIDIAN RING OF THE ZODIAC/Finger/Legendary Ring BROKEN PROMISES/Finger/Legendary Ring BALANCE/Legendary Daibo THE CRUDEST BOOTS/Feet/Legendary Boots SKILLS - Cyclone Strike Wall of Wind - Tempest Rush Electric Field - Epiphany Ascendance - Blinding Flash Replenishing Light - Sweeping Wind Cyclone - Mantra of Healing Circular Breathing Passives: - Beacon of Ytar - Chant of Resonance - Sixth Sense - Exalted Soul Cube: VENGEFUL WIND/Legendary Fist Weapon CESAR'S MEMENTO/Wrists/Legendary Bracers THE ESS OF JOHAN/Neck/Legendary Amulet Legendary Gems: MOLTEN WILDEBEEST'S GIZZARD INVIGORATING GEMSTONE MIRINAE, TEARDROP OF THE STARWEAVER (Just picked those for a bonus to healing and Surviving) How this works is you hold down tempest rush 100% of the time but its not the only thing you do. When you get to 'monsters' hit your Epiphany. That will begin to stun monsters as you are running around. If you run into a huge pack of monsters pop a Cyclone Strike to draw them in and freeze them in place. I added in Sweeping wind cyclone because your going to be popping Critical hits ALOT and its added damage when a tornado pops out. Dont really need the one for Mana Regeneration because you have Mystic Ally and Epiphany also solves that problem. You do Eventually run down in Resource but you can simply hit Mystic ally and get the majority of it back and your Epiphany will be running almost at 100% as well. I dont have much Cooldown Time Reduction but i imagine if you did it would be constant as well. I'm open for suggestions as to make this better if you can see any room for improvement. I also could swap out Cyclone Strike for Blinding Flash and get the same results being both will Proc the bonus damage.IamLegion1 45m
6h Wish bell was fixed I think I have the power to clear gr100, but many times, the bell will not do any damage is ruins the run. I try to hit next to the targets but then may miss toon.tanssaafl2 6h
18h Why Inna is very squishy ? Hello folks, I am making one char in every season and playing with all 4 builds. I augmented raiment, i made zmonk, i augmented inna with 500+ dexterity for each items, now i m augmenting uliana. But I am really wondering why they made inna so squishy. Unity ring support, cyclone reduces damage, spirit guard reduces damage, having 4 mantras,pants and chest armor has 5 flawless diamond, 500 caldesan dex and still dying very easily at solo 85 gr. This build must be tank build, it is part of zero dps monk..I think they ignore this build. This build must have similar impact with SP WizFINGOLFIN4 18h
5d which strongarm is better? which strongarm is better? 6% crit & 20% knockback or 5% crit & 29% knockback rest of the stats are similar.Armisal2 5d
5d No idea where to start (gone for 3 years) Hey everyone! As the title states I'm a bit lost! Things have changed rapidly since I've last logged on. My main has always been my Monk, level 70 paragon 6.. My question is what should I be doing to get him back to being relevant? My gear was good at the time I believe. I've looked for a few guides but everything is just on leveling from level 1. Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!Platelock2 5d
6d Uli build great again Please make the Uli SSS build closer in damage power to the Sunwuko build :Dleostud8 6d
Oct 25 Morning Morning everyone was playing today and seems i hit my mark on Grift 75, not sure if i should focus on getting ancients now or whats next, can some one give me some advice, thank you for your time.Swordancer2 Oct 25
Oct 22 Thousand storms monk guide? Anyone can point me to a good dashing strike monk build with stat priorities on items? thanks! :)AlphaShift144 Oct 22
Oct 21 Gear swap Monk Does anyone know gear swap autohotkey script?? I wanted it for bounty, Swapping R4 and Sunwuko 6 back and forth so i dont have to use ingeom, thx.Turncoat1 Oct 21
Oct 16 Sunwuko WOL and area damage Does area damage do something using Wave of Light or not? Is the stat not best spent on something, really anything else? Pros/cons?AntaeusMaxus4 Oct 16
Oct 14 Cube for Uliana set Hey guys! I saw a few guides on how to build for EP Uliana monk and they cubed the https://us.diablo3.com/en/item/lefebvres-soliloquy-P4_Unique_Shoulder_101 for 50% DR for 5 seconds after Cyclone Strike. I was wondering if it isn't better to cube https://us.diablo3.com/en/item/spirit-guards-P61_Unique_Bracer_109 for 60% DR after using a spirit generator since we're using WOTHF for stacking dmg. What do you think? Thanks.Trion3 Oct 14
Oct 9 Good fortune fellow nephalems. How is everyone doing? It's been a long while and I have been contemplating on returning to the game. Any piece of advise would be appreciated greatly. :)AlphaShift1411 Oct 9
Oct 8 Sweeping Wind - how about infinite stacks? Everyone knows that sweeping wind is pretty bad, which is unfortunate given how awesomely unique the skill is to Monks and how prominent the skill was in D3V. It incentivized an aggressive style of melee gameplay and has great synergy with generators, which have always made the Monk feel uniquely awesome in hand to hand combat. Everyone also agrees that Monk damage is in a horrible place now that EP is nerfed (and that sweeping wind is in no way helping in that regard). What if sweeping wind were retooled to stack an infinite number of times - or at least like 10 or even 20 times? The longer you can keep it up, the bigger and badder it gets. Seems fun to me, would add considerable damage that is sorely needed. Thoughts? EDIT: removed 2 hand weapon comment that was inaccurate.TexaStranger24 Oct 8
Oct 7 Advancement advice Pros, Could someone take a look at my build and offer improvement advice? >100 yields a bunch of nope. I do like to distance cast with zei but find myself trying to group for accelerated timer advancement. Diamonds help a bit but i still have trouble. Should I re-augment with diamond effect instead of dex on gear? Do I simply have !@#$ gear in some cases? I'm not looking for glory but believe I should be able to finish 100-105 with relative ease. Thank you in advance!Cerealbawks7 Oct 7
Oct 3 Vengeful Wind Won't Drop/Craft Been farming non stop the past week and I can't seem to get this weapon to craft or drop for me. The first one I got was given to me by a friend and I was stupid and cubed it. Is this weapon gained from bounties instead? I've wasted a lot of mats trying to craft it. The only thing I've gotten is every fist weapon (multiple times) except for that one.Whatevr3 Oct 3
Oct 2 SUNWUKO WOL ??? Hi, what is the best for push in theory ? Build with epiphany and full cdr ? or build with Crippling Wave ? Can you help me ?Atix3 Oct 2
Sep 29 Rainment gains All Runes of Crippling wave The Raiment of a Thousand Storms set should absolutely gain the affects of all runes with Crippling Wave spirit generator. This would make this set able to compete with other assassin sets, add a slight dmg boost, dmg reduction, CC, and extra spirit generation each 3rd hit. I hope blizzard can cram this in to season 15 somehow.Blaq3 Sep 29
Sep 26 zMonk - Prevent from moving Hi, i tried a zmonk, but sometimes it moves from the spot where I am casting and supporting. Is there a shortcut or trick to prevent it from moving while casting? Thanks ^^GUTS2 Sep 26
Sep 25 Hey mods How do we get builds stickied around here. Other classes have posts that detail current meta builds. It would be useful to have something like that here so the same questions don't need to be asked over and over again.Cartman25461 Sep 25
Sep 25 Overwhelming Desire mechanics “Charmed enemies take 35% more damage” Does this also apply to RGs, or are they immune? I have a HF ammy with unity passive which ups party members’ DPS by 5%. This is a flat buff vs. all enemies, while Overwhelming Desire only works on charmed enemies, but 35% is a big number. Has anyone tested to see what works out to more total DPS? Just curious since with double bounties there’s now a better chance of finding a GG OD ammy with +globes, +AS, CDR. Thanks in advance.Cartman25461 Sep 25
Sep 24 Can you get Lions Claw in adventure mode? This is probably a dumb question, but how do you get the Lions Claw item? I´ve read somewhere that it is a season 4 exclusive item. Does that mean you can never get it now?Eivind8 Sep 24
Sep 23 Zmonk Secondary Choices I read the certain secondaries are to be avoided since they mess up the necro's damage via cc. Which specific secondaries are to be avoided? From one website, I've see the following: ... Are these the only ones to avoid? What about chance to chill? Thanks.Dante006 Sep 23
Sep 23 Do I have a Pro Zmonk? :D https://us.diablo3.com/en/profile/OV3RL0RD-1135/hero/70559765 I got 230k globe bonus, 70.21% cooldown reduction, 2.17 attack speed, and 108k life per second(just in case if I have to use Inner Sanctuary, Safe Haven). Also have spare ancient shoulders with 8% cooldown, 8% resource, 38k globe bonus and spare gloves with 7% attack speed, 8% cooldown, 8% resource.OV3RL0RD10 Sep 23
Sep 20 How much APS needed on zmonk? I’m hardly GG yet but wondering if I need IAS% on all slots or if it’s okay to roll my ancient ammy from IAS% to VIT. 1000 VIT would be useful @ my para lvl. I have IAS% on both weapons, both rings, gloves (and ammy atm.) My sheet APS is 2.28 in both hands. Globes ~173k, CDR 66.5%, toughness around 75mil standing in town. Without IAS% on ammy my APS would be 2.17. Appreciate the feedback, thanks in advanceCartman25464 Sep 20
Sep 13 Surviving GR80+ I started this season extremely late and as a result I lack the paragon levels, but apart getting more paragon levels, what can I change to survive better in higher GRs? My GR is 80 at 3:37, and I can't move up because I get one-shotted by ever damned enemy in rifts above GR 75. Here is the link to my character: https://us.diablo3.com/en/profile/Drusus-1643/hero/101510142 Thanks in advance.Drusus7 Sep 13
Sep 13 Advice for LTK Monk I am able to clear GR 87 with this build and it is a lot of fun to play. Do you folks have any suggestions to tweak this build into the 90's? I have a hunch that the boots aren't the best and I am working on rerolling them. Mostly I would like to know if some skills or runes are better other that I should be using instead. What I like about this build is it is very easy to play but I still don't think I'm hitting with enough power and it is weak against those doggone arcane spinning light thingies. I will be going along at a good clip until I get ganged up on by the elite/ boss combos. Right now I can kill the rift bosses in about 15 seconds or less. Should I consider swapping out the emeralds for diamonds in the weapon sockets?StudMuffin12 Sep 13
Sep 8 Monk forum sticky builds? What happened to the mods here and all the sticky builds. Especially davloks testing data?celtic084 Sep 8
Sep 6 Zmonk My zmonk is reasonably geared, has the gameplay changed much, or is it still spam mantra, cyclone strike, cast inner sanct, perma epi, etc? Also if you can check my gear/skills and lemme know if any issues? Thanks in advance!Cartman25469 Sep 6
Sep 3 bindings of the lesser gods v. passive ally? I don't know if this question has already been answered somewhere, but I'm wondering about the mechanics of Bindings of the Lesser Gods. my Inna build has ten mystic allies, but no ally skill selected. I don't much care for the active part of the ally skill, don't like things on timers (that's why I don't do the convention of elements thing either) but Inna gives me all the runes, so I don't feel the need to use a skill slot for it. so I'm wondering if my bindings of the lesser gods are actually doing anything- are they? the text says they increase the damage of mystic ally, but I don't actually have mystic ally skill, so does it work? and even if I did, I know the skill has a passive and active function. I'm trying to test this by unequiping the bindings and seeing if my rift times slow down... but if anybody has any specific data on how the bindings shake out in the damage department, that' d be great.SoulFlesh5 Sep 3
Sep 1 Which Sunwuko pants? Hi, I got these two Sunwuko pants and not sure which one to use.. Primal 650 dex, 650 vit, 130 resist (monster kills exp +260, gold and health pickup +2) Ancient 649 dex, 591 vit, 725 armor (205 physical resist, 7093 life after kill) I think ancient one is better because secondary stats, what do you think? p.s. i think best stats pants would be: 650 dex, 650 vit, 775 armor (210 physical resist, 7725 life after kill)OV3RL0RD8 Sep 1
Aug 31 Help with my monk please Hi guys, EU player here! Just a note...in cube I have RoRG but it just doesn't show up on my profile. I just did GRift 86 in approx 9 mins. What would u guys suggest I focus on first gear-wise? Atm, I am rolling Vengful Wind to get it ancient asap. But what about other pieces of equipment? What shall the priorities be? Im a seasoned player so I dont know what to focus on first. Cheers!JackTheDark11 Aug 31
Aug 24 Season Solo Grift 20+ Completion (NEWB Help) Hey there fellow slayers. My sons and I just recently started playing D3, as of about a week ago. One of my kiddos picked a Monk as his class and is having a very tough time finishing this challenge to complete all the season events in the required time frame. He can do it but it takes 30 min+ to complete and beat the boss. I happened to choose a barbarian, just because they look gnarly but have no idea what I'm doing. It's almost laughable how quickly my guy runs thru GRIFT 20 at higher torment levels but his monk, which decimates me when we spar, can't complete that particular event. What should he be concentrating on in order to help speed his time? We are at a point in the game where we are no longer finding any gear that enhances our abilities, all the drops anymore, even at higher levels seem to be stale. Looked thru other posts but, seeing as this whole roll thing is new to me I can't make a lot of sense out of what I'm seeing. Thanks in advance and remember.. Be kind please. ;)Davidjett3 Aug 24
Aug 24 Zmonk Advice Hi everyone, I'm new to monk this season and just completed my zmonk build. I'd like you guys to take a peek at my build to see where/what I can reroll or farm for upgrades to make my support more effective. Also, what is the preferred CDR? I'm currently sitting at 69.xx% CDR. Do I need more or is this adequate? Thanks.Wangster18 Aug 24
Aug 19 Which WOL Kyroshiro Blade is better (and why) Weapon 1: up to 1940 damage 984 dexterity 5% increase attack speed chance to deal 23% area damage +15 max spirit Weapon 2: up to 1940 damage 912 dexterity reduce cool down by 9% increase spirit regen by 3.0 per second +14 max spirit Grifting with Sunwuko WOL build Icy VeinsStudMuffin6 Aug 19
Aug 18 Fastest Solo Grift Run Times Hey, has anyone tried doing super fast solo grift runs with WoL monk? I was able to do gr80 solo in 1:34, and gr85 solo in 1:50 so far. I'm p2733 and my monk has 4.23mil sheet dps. My Profile: https://us.diablo3.com/en/profile/OV3RL0RD-1135/hero/68564561 Skills Used: https://us.diablo3.com/en/calculator/monk#ejYSdh!fXiZ!ZbcYab GR85 in 1:50: https://imgur.com/a/ZnhfTbm I think p4000-p5000+ should be able to do gr90 solo in under 2mins.OV3RL0RD13 Aug 18
Aug 17 Good to go for 110 ? https://eu.diablo3.com/en/profile/SuperFoolDk-2719/hero/102113522 The monk in question. (will use CoE from monk below) https://eu.diablo3.com/en/profile/SuperFoolDk-2719/hero/76289208 Highest i've done for now was with uliana 105 in 12.48min.. not really a fan of pushing with WoL but it's time i guess. Is the gear good enough ? if so, then i'll augment it with 100's.. should bring me to ard 22k dex. I have some additional gear in season.. but yea, its in season and will be available later on How much life should i aim for ? thanks in advanceSuperFoolDk7 Aug 17
Aug 16 WOL suggestions for my seasonal I was hoping some high level monks would offer up some suggestions on what I should be focusing on for my seasonal WOL monk. Which pieces to be gambling for etc. next. Obviously my helm is a priority as it's not ancient, I'm having terribly luck getting one that's ancient with the cube, I've gotten lots of them, but never with the correct stats. I also really hate doing bounties, but I'm doing them none the less. I've been able to complete a 99 GR which brought me to 750ish on the leader boards at the time, but I haven't tried to push again since. I really like the monk, but she feels squishy at the high levels and rift bosses that one shot me seem to cause me a problem with using the witching hour because sometimes it takes an eternity to get your sweeping wind stacks back up. Any constructive help would be so greatly appreciated. I think I have the right idea on most of my gear, but more advice and help never hurts! Thanks in advance!Snyper77220 Aug 16
Aug 15 Weapon suggestion hi guys, EU player here :) Atm im running an epithany / ranged wol monk. Im workin now on getting this 2nd weapon ancient. For the time being...the stats are ok or shall i reroll them? Im curious abot life on hit with ranged toon. And cooldown on 2nd? Cheers!JackTheDark0 Aug 15
Aug 14 Which WoL monk gear is better? Which WoL monk gear is better? perfect non-ancient, or crap ancient? 1. Tzo Krin's Gaze (non-ancient with 150%, or ancient with 130% wave of light dmg) 2. Pinto's Pride (non-ancient with 150%, or ancient with 130% increased dmg) 3. Vengeful Wind (non-ancient with 7 stacks, or ancient with 6 stacks)OV3RL0RD12 Aug 14
Aug 13 WoL with Epiphany? Hi guys, Im not an experienced player so bear with my please. I have a few questions /given i dont to push too hard...1oo would be perfect/ Is wol with epiphany gonna cut it? Is it ok to use kiroshiro belt to take my mind off keeping these stacks ? Maybe later once i get the hang of it i will go another route. Cheers guys :)JackTheDark6 Aug 13
Aug 13 Gearing My Monk Up More? Afternoon you all, I wanted to see if you all think that running bounties from this point on is the best way for me to continue to gear our my WOL Monk. I have a 2nd piece of gear for each item to re-roll. I am talking about my character Knom. Thanks!Isoquant2 Aug 13
Aug 12 End-game SWK stats and soft caps Is there a soft cap to any of the secondary rolls where one begins beating out the other? I've come across some items that sim way differently than I would expect. I'm particularly astounded at how well AD seems to perform in sims and here's one example: SWK gloves: 996dex 10chc 15%AD 8%CDR There are many ways to reroll these and they're pretty much the reason I made this post. After simming CDR->CHD, 15AD->20AD, 15AD->CHD and DEX->CHD, the 15-20AD reroll comes out way, way ahead of the others in high density (hundreds of millions) and marginally loses (a couple million) on bosses and low density. Even after adding 7000-10000dex via paragon, the AD roll still wins. To me at first glance I would think "Quad this, you can't get more chd from paragon" but no matter how much extra dex I put in, AD always wins (is 1000dex really >50chd?) Is there a point where AD begins losing because of the lost top-end potential or is it going to pretty much always be king because of the way SWK plays? Is there such a thing as too much CDR? considering how well AD seems to do, is GG jewellery CHC/AD/CHD or CHC/AD/CDR or CHC/AD/damage range or CHC/CHD/damage range or CHC/CHD/CDR.... P.S. CoE or Obsidian? P.P.S. 10%dmg bad compared to almost every other stat you'd want on a weapon?Amato2 Aug 12
Aug 11 Lightning or Fire Build? Hello, Just came back from years of resting. And build a lightning Monk a week ago. I noticed, most of the Monk now are using fire build (WoL). Should it be the same damage right in any elements? Coz, it will be a waste since all my gear are lightning damage. Thanks ^^GUTS4 Aug 11
Aug 11 WOL MONK INCREASE FIRE DAMAGE OR AREA DAMAGE I have a WOL Monk using a fire rune. Is it better to increase my 20% fire damage to 40% fire damage or increase my area damage? I have a primal amulet. Thanks in advance!Sculler596 Aug 11
Aug 10 Sunwuko amulet ? Hi guys, I just got my first sunwuko piece and it says it it a 6piece set and there is no amulet there in the description??? On the net it also says nothibg about the amu being part of the set? In many builds i can see sunwuko amulet? Could u pls explain to me what seem 2 b the deal with the amulet..?JackTheDark3 Aug 10
Aug 9 WOL question hello monks, looking at other WOL monks I see I play it differently, in part because I cant figure out why everyone and how everyone using "dashing strike" ? can someone explain that pls thanks OGCaptCaveMan4 Aug 9
Aug 7 Main vs off hand During dual wielding, how do you decide which weapon goes to main or off hand?scheller1 Aug 7
Aug 2 Panther's Claw Transmog. I'm farming Eternal Woods for the last 3 days to get the panther's claw transmog and nothing, the freakin' chest refuses to spawn. I never had problems with this chest before, already got the transmog in 3 seasons and it was like, 5 or 6 tries to find the chest but this time is really annoying, already spent at least 15 hours in the last 3 days. What gives with this chest, did they decresed the spawn rate of this chest that it's nearly impossible to find it or what ?!?EdinMG1 Aug 2
Jul 30 Fun build advice - R6 DS Monk Hi folks, Felt like i wanted to play diablo again the last few days and was feeling like to try to push as far as i can with dashing strike build even if i know it's maybe the worst monk build right now. I made a build on d3 planner (https://www.d3planner.com/659883720) and wanted thoughts and opinions from you. Especially for the weapons, should i use jaw breaker or stay with in geom ? Since in "higher" grift the elite will die too slowly i feel like trying jaw breaker. Thanks for your time. NashkaNashka2 Jul 30