Mar 4 How much cooldown for innas? What is the best blend, 50%, 56%, or 60%? You see, I am wondering if it would be more beneficial to go with 10% damage instead of 10% CDR and only go with 51%. What do you think?NightRaven1 Mar 4
Mar 4 Inna 6/Uliana 4 Holy SSS, formal guide Since it might get buried in my other topic full of theories and discussion, I'll post this as a separate topic. Excuse the clutter. I made the rather unorthodox choice of not filling some of the skill slots and one of the passives. Mainly because there's no guaranteed best for those, as I proceed to discuss in the guide. Feel free to leave opinions about that, I'm not sure if it appears "incomplete" without them filled in. There's like three places to post theory discussions at this point if you include this topic lol. edit: And excuse the free video editor splash at the beginning and end. I've taken some steps to edit that out with youtube's video editor, but it's taking a bit to process.StoleOwnCar50 Mar 4
Mar 2 I6/R2 or R6 Which is best for solo/group play atm based on set changes/buffs?Gzip1 Mar 2
Mar 1 Uliana Set Dungeon Most of the other set dungeons I've done have been pretty simple due to the time and effort I put into the gearing ahead of time, but for this one, I'm actually being punished for it. The requirements are ridiculous. Having to group 15 enemies together when they come in clumps of 7, are incredibly slow to move, and stop following you when you're a screen away, only to then press a button and instantly kill all of them and only get credit for exploding one to three feels awful. Having to actually remove other pieces of gear to have a chance to complete the objective is poor design to say the least. And the secondary objective, taking no fire damage, is either near impossible to achieve, or actually impossible to fail, depending on one item bonus. Please try harder.Veinreaver0 Mar 1
Feb 27 Tempest Rush. Tempest Rush need some love blizzard, this is long over due. -First of all please give back the 25% base runspeed that was remove way back. -Second spirit cost is just insane. If you try and add anny +attack speed items spirit cost shoot through the roof, and damage is still bad. -Third you have to choose between survivarbility or damage and Even if you go all inn on damage it is still poore. And survivarbility is very bad then. -Four The bracer cesar momento. It is fine that you have to effect mobs with an effect to get the damage bonus, but at least give us a item proc for blind or something. Please this skill has had no love sinse vanilla d3Helten61 Feb 27
Feb 18 4 PC Uliana's + Lions Claw question So the 4 PC bonus says that each attack of SSS is the total damage of the SSS. Normally SSS spreads its 5677% damage over 7 attacks. With Lion Claw, it basically does 2 SSS strikes. Now with the 4 PC bonus, and Lions claw, will it combine the damage of all 14 attacks into each SSS strike or will it do the first 7 strikes, and then another 7 strikes, with each strike at 5677% damage?WhoMe18 Feb 18
Feb 17 [2.4.3] Rabid Strike rework "Spirit Spenders that teleport you while Epiphany is active are also mimicked on a distant target for free." EDIT Feb 2019 - since this thread was started in 2016, the original info was old, and this new edit will one day be old again (please check the DATE on the post compared to today and calculate how many patches ago it was!) ... Feb 17
Feb 17 Monk questions: Hybrid Inna build My first season playing as a monk at least within the past couple years if not longer. I play almost exclusively as part of a duo/trio with a good friend and my gf who play IK HoTA barb and N6M4 cluster DH respectively. I have created a sort of hybrid? custom build for my monk so far this season using Inna's 6pc bonus to offer up a chunk of 'free' support and utilizing Cyclone Strike and EP around the rest of the build. Link to the base idea of my current build: Basically I do no dmg up front and rely purely on my barb and DH friends to trigger my AoE wide EP explosions (which currently hits hard enough to nearly instantly clear entire pulls including elites <up to GR85 which is currently the highest we pushed, with little to no issues>) So for my questions; What are the best TANK legendary gems to stack? I am currently running lv70 Moratorium, Gorgek swiftness, and Molten wildbeasts gizzard. The idea was to try and get an almost 35% dmg 'reduction' by using MWG and any additional healing in the build to kind of handle the incoming staggered dmg and using GS, dodge passive, and Dashing strike rune to get insanely high dodge chance vs melee's for when I build up massive blobs of mobs via cyclone and implosion. However I am not sure I am feeling any real mitigation currently from the Mora+MWG combo, or I am just so soft that I would fall over if not for them, not entirely sure. Best active skill to offer a dmg boost to my grp? was thinking of of putting Mantra of Conviction - Annihilation but does the active actually offer any kind of dmg boost? the Inna 2pc boosts Mantra's passive by 100% making it seem like activating MoC useless? There any option I am missing to offer a dmg boost to the grp? If I switch out GS or Moratorium or even MWG for say, Esoteric, can I get away with dropping Harmony passive for a more well rounded mitigation passive? Or even slot Unity instead? Overall I am thoroughly enjoying this build and its concept. We are not looking to be leaderboard heros but rather just push as far as we can with the builds we enjoy most. I feel like the two biggest weaknesses for my monk atm is lack of being able to tank pulls once I clump them up nicely and what will certainly become lack of dmg as it becomes harder for them to drop the first mobs on a pull to trigger EP and being basically a zdps, aura bot vs RGs. If I can find a way to even offer a boost to their dmg even if it does not result in me doing dmg directly, I would feel much better about the build.phatzas8 Feb 17
Feb 16 Uliana extremely weak compared to Inna? Hi guys, during the last week I geared my monk for the Inna WOL and the Uliana build. I only have all the required items and the minimum requirement regarding CDR. I havent played neither of those builds before. The last days I have played Inna which was basically 3-5 min. brainless WOL spamming on GR90. Usually I didnt die except I was brain afk and forgot to use my immortality ability in critical situations. Today I finalized my Uliana build which is geared as bad as my Inna build. Since everyone in the leaderboards is playing Inna, I assumed Uliana might be a bit weaker and went down to 85... and it was absolutely no fun. I have never been dying so much in Diablo than in this GR, except during the very first days in level 60 after release. Even the RG killed me about 5 times. I didnt even make the GR in time what has never happened to me before with any build. So my basic question: Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? In some situations I engaged elite packs and I was dead before I could begin to fight and basically I have absolutely no sustain and no regeneration (which seems to be rather normal based on the guides Ive read before). Thanks! Edit: Pls dont get my wrong, Im not saying that I have to play on 85or whatever after 2-3 hours of farming or else the game is broken, Im just surprised because of the big difference between Inna WOL and Uliana. And thats build and gear I used: Feb 16
Feb 15 LoN LTK vs Sunwuko LTK Which build do you guys think will be stronger after patch set buffs? CheersMercy15 Feb 15
Feb 14 Support build: gear check pls! im using BlackThorne's: Torso, Feet, Neck in order to get inmunities, also Julia's Cameo. With this i can have DS/BS in my skill bar to move faster. Thank in advanceTango0 Feb 14
Feb 13 Gen Monk The leaderboard is flooded with Inna WoL. I get that. Makes sense. However is there a place for a gen monk? RGK? Solo Push? While trying to gear my zmonk I ended up with 1 primal Shenlong...Kidyen9 Feb 13
Feb 12 Is there Uliana unity replacement?? Is there Uliana unity replacement?? Hi! I was wondering if there are any alternitives for unity for Uliana ep build. I do regular rifts and just random stuff with friends and the unity gets in the way. Can i replace it for something that still retains the toughness, in casual group play in nephelems rifts or low Grifts??NightFury3 Feb 12
Feb 10 [Mechanics] Davlok's Random Testing Shack Decided to make this my random Mechanics testing/results thread instead of making a new post everytime and forgetting where it is. I am bad at formatting so, uhh, scroll down. 1. [2.1] Spirit Generator Quick Ref: 2. [2.2] How to Proc BotT/Zei: 3. [2.2] Mainhand/Offhand Testing: 4. [2.2] Dashing Strike Mechanics: 5. Gizzard & LPS Formula for 2.2 (post 28) / 2.3 (post 168) 6. [2.3] Zei test with DS & EP 7. [2.2] Pigsticker Multiplicativeness 8. [2.3] Broken Promises Proc Conditions Testing 9. [2.3] Convention of Elements Snapshot Testing 10. [2.3] Uliana Testing with BP, Madstone, Gungdo, MH/OH, Snapshotting, etc 11. [2.3] Flying Dragon Proc formula 12. [PTR] Essence Burn PTR Testing (DoT refreshing did NOT go live in 2.3) 13. [2.3] Area Damage test with Sunwuko (no workie) 14. [2.3] Mangle vs FoF for Raiment 2pc builds discussion 15. [2.3] Some Static Charge proc Mechanics 16. [2.3] Some FoF Max stack snapshot Mechanics 17. [2.3] Tempest Rush Mechanics 18. [2.4 PTR] New Item testing 19. [2.4] Mystic Ally Mechanics 20. [2.4] Mechanics Summary 21. [2.4] Vengeful Wind Stack damage info 22. [2.4.1] Oculus Ring Dance Steps 23. [2.4.1] Mechanics Summary / Update (SWK buff, Uliana -snapshot 24. [2.4.1] Uliana EP snapshoting in E6/S5 25. [2.4.1] Support Monk Mechanics 26. [2.4.2] Generator Ranking Update 27. [2.4.2] Mechanics Summary / Update (Scarbringer/Gyana, Gen update) 28. [2.4.3] Mechanics Summary / Update (Rabid Strike, Inna Buff) 28. [2.5.0] Mini-Mechanics Summary / Update (Gyana proc fix, Rimeheat Bis!) So if you have a random question related to one of the mechanics listed, let me know. I may (eventually) be bored enough to try and figure it out. I list the patch the mechanics were tested on, so things may have changed with or without "official patch notes".Davlok638 Feb 10
Feb 9 Pillar of the Ancients vs Explosive Light Last night I decided to play around with Pillar of the Ancients while pushing some greater rifts on my seasonal monk: I actually finished GR91 using PotA, which I couldn't do with Explosive Light, but I am noticing some weird damage interactions that I cannot explain. Every once in a while, there is a crazy burst of damage that I cannot attribute to anything. I regularly stand in Occy Ring and I know how much damage I can normally deal while in the buff circle and my COE rotates over to lightning, but there are times when I get bursts of damage that are FAR greater than even both of those combined. As an example, I was farming GR80s when I was originally testing PotA. It normally takes me about 20 seconds to kill the RG at that level with two lightning rotations on COE, but on one of my runs, the RG literally died in under a second. This huge spike in damage happens pretty regularly, but I cannot figure out what is causing it. It seems like it happens with my COE lightning cycles, but it gives a much bigger damage boost than normal. It's almost as if sometimes my Pillars are double or triple dipping on the COE buff. If anyone has any information or experience with this happening while using PotA rune, I'd appreciate if you could share it! Edit: Testing this a bit more and it doesn't seem like it has anything to do with COE, but it's effect is magnified a lot if it happens during the lightning rotation. It seems like it has to do with the Pillars summoned by the Rabid Strike clones.Dreyda20 Feb 9
Feb 8 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?AntaeusMaxus6 Feb 8
Feb 8 Do monks punch deamons in the face? powBravata0 Feb 8
Feb 7 Rabid Strike? What abilities benefit from the Rabid Strike weapon?Jurandir1 Feb 7
Feb 5 %elite dmg Do Unity (+% elite dmg) increases dmg to Rift Guardian?? or only elites (yellow and blue mobs)Gan1 Feb 5
Feb 3 Rank#1 solo monk season 16 Rank 1 solo monk currently streaming Feb 3
Feb 1 Lightning Monk Help? Hey so I've been trying to make a solid lightning monk that focuses heavily on stunning targets and I'm largely struggling with gear choices, but also a few skills and just wondering what people think (I'm especially torn on weapon choices since there are a lot of really cool on-hit procs) Here's what I got currently; Ideally I'd like to have The Eye of the Storm in my head slot, 2 pieces of Inna to crank up my dodge a bit more, Thundergod's Vigor (will not drop EVER on my monk for god only knows why yet drops all the time on my necro??? lol...) as well as swap one of my weapons for an Odyn Son since it boosts Lightning Damage AND has a proc to chain lightning (I'm aware there's also a lightning damage fist which is tempting but I really want as many on-hit effects as possible to spam lighting everywhere), a Dovu Energy Trap for the extra stun duration and if I can ever find a DEX one Lacuni Bracers for the IAS roll. Essentially I'm going for maximum possible attack speed to proc as many stuns and lightning effects as possible (hence the 2 piece Storms) and because of that Wreath of Lightning and Gogok of Swiftness are non-negotiable. However Bane of the Stricken is where I'm torn, since Trapped would give me a static but immediate power boost + extra CC vs Bane ramping up over time vs tougher enemies. If anyone has thoughts or suggestions I'd like to hear them ^^ I realize this probably isn't the most damaging monk build I can do but that's not the point - the point is to have fun and see how far I can push it.Malachite9 Feb 1
Jan 31 Hard time with Monk I have been trying to play Monk and I am having a hard time with him. I have been using an Inna 6 piece build but it seems like I can’t really go past a 60GR. Any suggestions on how to get more damage or just how to advance in general?Dirtybirdy6 Jan 31
Jan 30 huge damage on t13 and above i die from nothing many times,never seen this in diablo 3doxo1 Jan 30
Jan 26 Dash: Ingeom slower than Channeling Pylon? There are no instant infinite dashes with ingeom proc but with channeling pylon. Why is it so? I'm WAY slower with ingeom proc than with a channeling pylon.Cybah1 Jan 26
Jan 25 Monk speed farming set/build? I managed to gather 3 monk set, but didn't finish gathering sunwuko set. So beside sunwuko WOL. What set/build is easy and fast to do low tier rift?SleepyBear1 Jan 25
Jan 25 Can my Inna Monk do more damage? I'm bucking the trend of the 1000 people using the exact same Sunwuko build to get on the leader board. I've been building up my Inna's set literally for years since I'm a semi-casual solo-only player. I'm trying to finish GR93 but I can't do enough damage to complete it in less than 18-20 minutes. My monk is a tank, I don't even need Desert Shroud to stay alive any more so I'm using Inner Fire at the moment. I've used Insight as well, but my spirit gen is at a good level without it. I'm trying to figure out whether there's anything I could change to boost damage - if not, then it's just me not doing something right. Helpful hints appreciated! If I could make it to 94/95 that would be sweet, not expecting Inna to take me much higher. Hoping Blizzard equalizes monk sets in the next patch. More Primals would be nice as Templar had more Primal items than I did until last weekend. Jan 25
Jan 25 Innas wol questions I got a kyoshiros blade today with: 1488-1814 damage 961 dex 19% area damage 9% cdr I'm considering rolling off the dex for another stat but not sure that's the best idea. Also I'm curious about attack speed and what's a good point to reach.SleazyE4 Jan 25
Jan 25 Inna set dungeon is just IMPOSSIBLE now!? Well with the buff on the set mystic ally just melt everything .... if not cyclone strike will do it lol..... i even equip trash weapon without gem and still one shot everythingElezen2 Jan 25
Jan 24 What's the best build for NS? I'm P2000 in NS and looking for GR100 solo. I've got a variety of gear and plenty of 90+ gems. What's the best bet?Scourge7 Jan 24
Jan 23 Inna WoL Gameplay Tips Hi, all! I was looking for some gameplay tips on Inna WoL to maximize damage output. At higher level GRs like 110+ I'm having real issues dealing with elite champs and packs. I do close to no damage at all to them. I mostly gain progress by killing mobs, and occasionally by killing elites if I manage to get hold on Power or Conduit shrines. How do you face enemies in general? Stand on Occulus ring, and try hit 3 or less enemies with each bell, right? Maybe I'm missing something when attacking. Thank you!Mercy10 Jan 23
Jan 23 Innas WOL (seasonal) hey guys! just hit GR 93 with innas WOL in the new season, was on the leaderboard for a bit. but i've noticed its super hard to push, and I'm not too sure what i could be doing better, gear wise. my survivability is fine I guess, it's low but what really sucks is my damage. I cannot keep up in higher 90's damage wise, it takes forever to kill anything. I just have to go for trash mobs, elites are just not working out. I look on the leaderboard and I see people with lower paragon, and lower gems doing much better then me... Not too sure what to do. Thanks for any input!Timmeh2 Jan 23
Jan 22 Primal Traveler's Ammy, what to reroll? Reroll: Dex to 10% cc Dex to 20% fire Area Dmg to 10% cc Area Dmg to 20% fire ? I'm leaning towards Dex to 10% cc, but just to want to confirm, thanks. Running Inna's WoL monk.OV3RL0RD6 Jan 22
Jan 22 Mythic Rhythm - Does it stack? Okay, so this season I'm playing a Monk for a change and I have a question regarding the Mythic Rhythm passive... ... Does this damage bonus stack or is it hard capped at 40%, i.e. if I hit a mob six times with a generator would the next spender gain 80% damage bonus? (Searched but didn't find an answer for this)Meteorblade1 Jan 22
Jan 22 Weapon bug question First, sorry for my bad English since its my 2nd language. I saw someone did soloed 130 on EU with Raiment Gen and i heard someone said that its because of the weapon got bug when he did it. Is that true?TotsukaBlade1 Jan 22
Jan 21 LF Gear boosting, if kind enough Hey guys, so I started the new season and got some really terrible luck with my item drops. If someone would be kind enough to maybe gear boost me with his monk. I would really appreciate it! Cheers mates!Daydreamer0 Jan 21
Jan 19 God monk viable for t13 bountys? At first sorry for my bad English :) I’ve watched many streamers in the week of the PTR and when 2.6.4 came live, but noticed, afaik, nobody tested the infinite dash God monk. I thought it would be the fastest build for doing bountys, but didnt notice anyone mentioning the God Build. Is it because it isnt viable, or just forgotten? Any of you guys tested it? Would love to hear about it. Thanks in advance.RedHat3 Jan 19
Jan 18 New Season Gambling - After completing the challenge rift, do you think it would be worth it to save the shards until 31 and attempt to gamble for a Flow of Eternity(1 in 8 chance for 2 handers) to make the GR20 easier, or to just gamble for bracers/boots that type of thing? What do you all gamble for as a monk generally?Kidyen12 Jan 18
Jan 17 Inna Nerf in NS too much? Hi, all! So, NS leaderboards are slowly shaping up, but it looks like all top level GRs are once again dominated by Sunwuko WoL. Some Uliana EPs here and there, but almost no Inna builds to be seen. Me personally, I definitely noticed the damage buff, at paragon 2300 I managed to do a 110 with some pretty bad gameplay from my part and some bad maps. Before I could barely push pass 100. But still, I'm kinda sad Inna is not present at higher levels. It would have been fun to see different builds competing for top performance. Anyway, I'll still play Inna WoL, it's freaking awesome :DMercy6 Jan 17
Jan 15 Resistance Vs Reduction I have done plenty of searching and cannot find definitive answers. I'm not pushing leaderboards, however I don't see the point in using suboptimally rolled gear. Therefore I have a couple of questions/thoughts: For WOL monk (epiphany variant) is there a priority list of which stacking resist to go for (or is it advisable to get one of each to get roughly the same vs all) Also for WOL, Wouldn't rolling 2nd resist and life gen instead of all res on boots/legs provide better survivability? (Side effect could be then rolling lph on bracers along with the regen and then have AD on 2nd weap or alternatively, just better recovery) Chest - I presume 11% elite damage reduction is better than all res in almost all builds, all of the time? When/if melee/range reduction Vs 2nd resist is better and how many rolls is ideal? This latter one is mainly for my EP monk (melee Vs physical) but also could apply to WOL I guess. Bracers seem the easiest place to pick up these rolls. I'm looking for well thought out/calculated answers - I've already seen a few of "X is better" replies without any supporting evidence. I could plug it all into d3planner but I prefer an interesting conversation and also numbers don't always provide what actually "feels better/stronger/etc" in-game. ThanksKaesar9 Jan 15
Jan 14 Life per spirit spent vs life per hit Hi, I need some help re-rolling my tzo krin's gaze. What should I keep 11600 lph or 536 lpss for my SWK wave of light monk? I have the incense torch and cindercoat in cube. Also resource cost reduction from paragon... ThanksDutzaP9 Jan 14
Jan 14 Lon Wol new build? What does the 2.6.4 lon wol actually look like? Can't seem to find any suggestions online.Justice5 Jan 14
Jan 11 Inna's support monk survivability I'm an Inna support monk, and in groups I can survive with no problem when fighting elites / bosses in GR 105. The problem is, everybody is moving so fast, and between elites I keep dying :( What can I do? I cast some blind, but I usually die instantly when I'm alone trying to keep up with the others...ScramMaster7 Jan 11
Jan 9 2.6.4 monkeys So guys how this class will look in new patch? Anything more then t13 star (my dh can compete and im not so pig like 90% public monkeys, all other class hate them except pure leechers) or forever-support-icantdealdamagecuztard-ipullonlysoimbestmetapart? Never had one cuz i dont like bold quazis without dps ability. Something change'd? /e dun wanna offend monkey players, playing d3 is enough blame for us; im asking seriousRed9 Jan 9
Jan 5 Please fix Uliana build before Season 16 I am not sure where the suggestions forums are, so I will post my suggestion here. Uliana's build, even with the incoming dmg buff, still feels like the same wonky build that it has always been. My proposal, is to add the impending doom rune to the Uliana 6pc (similar to that of barbs wrath of the wastes 6pc with the 'Dust Devils' rune). This will free up an ability slot as players typically run an exploding palm impending doom rune that goes essentially unpressed (due to the Uliana 2pc). Just freeing up this one ability slot will allow Uliana monks to get more defense or utility. Ultimately making the build feel much better. This is something that can literally be done within a day. Now, it seems that Blizzard is no longer Blizzard and is now Activision fully. Since I understand money matters a lot to Activision, please understand if this fix is pushed thru before Season 16 starts, I will continue to be a customer for any future products you may have. P.S. Also, all the shills or the people that go "you won't be missed" have probably cost you millions. You should not allow those posts and/or insta ban them as that type of shilling only pushes more people away.ElevenXray6 Jan 5
Jan 3 Innas gen build So I've been hearing lots about innas gen build being one of the top builds next season does anyone got any good innas gen builds they wanna share looking to try it if it's actually as good as everyone is sayingsledhead2 Jan 3
Jan 2 Other character builds So maybe I have become a bit spoiled from playing Wave of Light monk. Quick, high damage with all the distance from enemies you want. Problem is im looking for another character build that's as fast and efficient + safe. For bounties Perhaps. But then slapping on in-genom is real fast for the WoL monk as well for that. Just geting bored of it. Any suggestions for different class builds that could match it for comfort, for a lazy bastard like myself? Thanks you guys :)goldie4 Jan 2
Dec 25 Inna WoL 2.6.4 NS Rings Hi, all! So, what rings should we NS players use with Inna WoL: ORotZ, CoE or Unity (+ Compass Rose, and RoRG in Cube, of course)? Thank you! CheersMercy1 Dec 25
Dec 24 Build for Season Public Games I usually get my builds off of Icy Veins, but, every season, I always find while I can make OK progress in solo content, I can never keep up in Public Groups - especially Rifts. Even playing against toons close to my paragon I sometimes find it a struggle to merely pick up deaths breaths and and any unique/set items that drop. This season I'm giving the Monk a good go. I've picked up all 4 sets, have a quantity of crafting mats available and ~ 500 paragon levels. What build should I investigate to do "something" in Public XIII Rifts - where something is: 1. Not die if I get to a group of mobs first. 2. Actually kill some of them before the Daemon Hunter has to come and help me. 3. Keeps me mobile enough to gather mats AND keep up with the peloton?Avicenna1 Dec 24
Dec 24 Is Inna nerf good? I was pissed at first but now I think it might actually be a good thing. No other set, for monk, could compete with inna gen for solo gr pushing. Taking it down a couple notches opens up other build options, hopefully anyway. The nerf is 50% less damage then what it was buffed to on ptr. Original buff was 1500% per ally now 750% when s16 starts. Was a 50% nerf warranted? Will this kill inna gen or will it still dominate?bsundbdmn23 Dec 24
Dec 24 Inna Reach buff? What about a strait up inna reach buff from 120 to 200 pet damage? Pets may be viable then. Thoughts/suggestions?Justice4 Dec 24