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9m thorns monk Has anyone tried it ?Madmartigan0 9m
9h Epiphany uptime question Does anyone understand the developer logic on why epiphany is so difficult (75% cdr required) to maintain 100% uptime ? WOTB, Vengeance, Akarat's Champion are all abilities where 100% uptime can be achieved much easier in multiple builds. It doesn't seem like epiphany is overpowered compared to these abilities, quite the reverse I would think. Apologize if this has been extensively discussed. Searched the forums briefly, but didn't find a satisfactory answer. If there's a link with the discussion, if you wouldn't mind pointing me in the right direction. ThanksFarsighte1 9h
23h Most relaxed Monk Build? Something one can use while watching TV or talking to a child, while being able to conquer say a level 70 GR. As an example, something that comes to mind, WD Helltooth build. Thanks for your input.Gannicus18 23h
1d OPEN LETTER for Blizzard from Monks Hey all. This topic is written about PTR changes. We, monks, are pissed that your forgot to balance the Survivability of our favorite Raiment set ! <Set Raiment> Shenlong's Spirit The damage of your Spirit Generators is increased by 1.5% -> 2% for each point of Spirit you have When reaching maximum Spirit, all damage is increased by 150% -> 200%, but you no longer passively regenerate Spirit and 65 Spirit is drained every second until you run out of Raiment of a Thousand Storms (6) Set Your Spirit Generators increase the weapon damage of Dashing Strike to 12500% -> 13000% for 6 seconds and Dashing Strike increases the damage of your Spirit Generators by 1250% -> 1300% for 6 seconds. Let’s calculate these buffs and potential for Raiment set: 2/1,5 * (200+100)/(150+100) * (13000+100) / (12500+100) = 1,659 ~ 3 more tires (1 tier Grift is about 16,7% mob’s health increase). Currently 109 clear with Raiment set by player with 5k paragon and perfect gear. Maximal potential for Raiment set will be 112 Gr but we will need much more Toughness for survival! Low paragon players cannot survive using CoE build at all so cannot clear even 105+. <Uliana Set> The Fist of Az’Turrasq Exploding Palm's on-death explosion damage is increased by 250–300% -> 400-500%. Uliana’s Stratagem (6) Set Increase the damage of your Exploding Palm by 250% -> 2100% and your Seven-Sided Strike detonates your Exploding Palm Binding of the Lost Each hit with Seven-Sided Strike grants 3.0–3.5% -> 4-5% damage reduction for 7 seconds. Let’s calculate these buffs and potential for Uliana set: (500+100) / (300+100) * (2100+100) / (250+100) = 9,428 !!! ~ 15 more tires R1 clear Uliana was about 99 Gr 2 eras ago (with paragon lower 4k). Maximal potential for Uliana set will be over 114 Gr with the same Toughness! Dear Blizzard. Monks hate Uliana set. There are no balance in monk’s sets. There are no raiment monks in PTR because it is the weakest set now ... ... ... ... ...DimonRo18 1d
2d Open letter for Blizzard from Raiment monks I want what every monk will see and encourage my idea. P.s. I am sory for the creating new topic , but we need the help.DreikViharev6 2d
2d Monkey King's Garb getting nerfed? What is being changed? The patch notes only have the following which reads NERF? Monkey King’s Garb (6) Set Has been redesigned. Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, and Wave of Light have their damage increased by 600% for each stack of Sweeping Wind you have. I haven't played Monk in a long time. Will there be a good solo build in the next patch?drumdrum4 2d
3d Best speed farm monk build? I'm relatively new to monk after playing the class extensively during RAH days I returned to play Sader and DH. My main is LON bomb sader which is my go to for speed farming since it requires very little click clicking. I also enjoy my Impale DH for her ability to melt single targets. I have seen monks progress fairly quickly on farming runs and in some rare instances have found it difficult to keep up with an uber monk. During those times I failed to note which monk build they were running but it was probably a WOL build with in-geom. Can any experience monk build clue me in on what the best farming build might be? I've tried my hand at Sunwuku WOL built but it just doesn't his strong enough. Maybe it's because my gear sucks but at nearly 1200 paragon I would expect something that would at least be close to melting anything that comes close...chosonman21 3d
3d I do NOT understand........ what I keep doing wrong, I've watched videos and know what to do, but I NEVER get more than 5 enemies at one time for Unleash your Mystic Allies when there are at least 10 enemies with 10 yards. (0/5). I've removed all of my legendary gems, I have In-Geom, The Crudest Boots and Talisman of Aranoch eq. in the cube. How many times have others done this to actually get Wings Of The Dedicated. I know i'll NEVER get The Wings Of Mastery, I'll probably die before I even get all of the " SETS ". Please no nasty, snide remarks, I feel bad as it is ! :( :( :(Raine6 3d
4d 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.StoleOwnCar44 4d
5d [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".Davlok551 5d
5d Big Thx to Blizz from R6 monks! In the behalf of all R6 Monks a BIG Thx to Blizz for the buff ! If you manage just a bit more survivability it would be Perfect and More Fun to play. Thx again !ZETA17 5d
5d zMonk or zNecro in 2.6.1? Topic. I'm slowly getting back into the game, and have always enjoyed the support role in the past. I haven't played monk since maybe Season 4, but have been tinkering with the necro this season. Of the 2, is one easier to play than the other? I'd also like for the class to be able to speed solo GRs for quick blood farming or gem leveling. Thanks, guys!Acky3 5d
5d Gear Help So I have a seasonal Monk with Inna's pet build and I have 1.8 mil dps while I am playing the game. However, I can't seem to do 60's solo at all. Any suggestions?Acheron1 5d
5d Sweeping winds cyclone Plz uncapp sw cyclone rune from the 95% weapon dmg. Or at least make it a bit higher would be fun to have this as a good skill again.Helten3 5d
5d Swk LTK damage comparison So I am currently geared for a ranged swk ltk monk and I am hitting enemies for about 15Bil. damage per hit when I crit without NG just curious as to where this damage stands in comparison to others with this play style. I am not full ancients or augments and Leg gems are all 65DariusOmali3 5d
5d tempest rush 95+ I just cleared a 95gr with tempest rush and wrote a long description of the gear and build and posted it and it didn't post and it's gone so now I'm just gonna say go on ptr and check the boards for the spec if you care lol. I'm at like 73ish right now bsundbdmn Also there is a speed t13 spec I use that is great for crap maps and is sub 4min to rg. I change the build to lightning and swap out a couple rings, gems and skills :) Just want to be clear this is a ptr buildbsundbdmn7 5d
6d dr in group play i made up my mind about the requirement of unity for monks. (especially uliana) i never read about that option anywhere, so i want to share it with u. if u want to play in grp with monk (cant use unity), u can use following defensive setup: equip: - lefebvre's - gungdo - coe cube: - spirit guards - grandeur ring you only lose 10%dr, but you can play without the requirement of unity.lib0 6d
6d zdps monk and necro Can someone explain the timing of when to stop attacking on Rift Guardian for allowing the full duration of Krysbin’s Sentence with necro for max damage. I know that the concept is to avoid all stuns from other sources to allow the full duration. For zdps I heard hit only once ( not three ) for ice blink, once with cyclone for the shoulders and then just lay down sanctuary and stop all attacks Running with 2 necros and we need to push more damage in high 90's Any advice appreciated. Not much I can find on the internetDirectorsCut8 6d
6d Buff Harmony Passive Might this be a way for monks to survive higher greater rifts? It used to be 100% then got lowered to 40%. Then the enemies got buffed while harmony remained at 40%, resulting in almost every monk build using diamonds in gear. Also a good portion of our skills and gear are dedicated to survival/toughness.Justice11 6d
Sep 17 New To Monk Hello, As title says, I am relatively new to Monk class hence I wanna know some basics about class, skills and mechanics, hence is there any link which I can read to get basic understanding of the class Thank you HBHellBoy8 Sep 17
Sep 16 WTF is wrong with my monk? I get 100m toughness and 6m dmg but i die like a !@#$% at GR 70. WTF??? What kind of build do i need to make this ^-*!king class viable? I can farm T13 without problems, but T13 is not enough for me.phosTR5 Sep 16
Sep 15 Newbie Monk needs help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guys Im new to d3, please have a check on my gear and what i need to improve. Thank you. Sep 15
Sep 14 Innas is getting left behind with no changes. Just wrote a quick summary on the PTR forums. This is the TL;DR version. Innas is great for casual players. R6, Ulianas, ect are all to squishy for 4man 90+ grift (which i see common for 4man pub runs). Innas could use a slight dmg buff or % damage reduction so players can pick up more offensive skills/runes Here is the full topic, any feedback would be great. Thanks from a new-ish monk player. Sep 14
Sep 14 Clone damage type? The description in the Sunwuko 4 -piece bonus states that the clones do weapon damage. Does that mean they would benefit from Physical damage bonus%? I'm trying to decide what to reroll on my bracers. Should i go a damage type or more tankiness via armor or regen. I'm running a inna-6/sunwuko-4 build.DarkxLord1 Sep 14
Sep 13 Is Thorns Monk viable? Oops I cross posted here: Sep 13
Sep 12 help with my monk hello, my monk has pretty good stats on paper but it just seems to do really !@#$ty against elites and rift guardians. I ahve put a bunch of time into my monk and it's giving me a really tough time 2.4m dmg and it still isnt getting the job done. i just made a DH a few days ago with basic gear, very low gems and he just cleared a gr70 easily with only 800k dmg, my monk took so much more time to even get close to that point. I have tried raiment set but thats even more glass canon than I am willing to play. I would appreciate any suggestion to changing my setup for monk so that I can do higher rifts with himLOLingBuddha3 Sep 12
Sep 11 Reinstalled game this past weekend. Help Hi forum, I reinstalled Diablo 3 this past weekend after a long Hiatus. I quit after the flying dragon and sunwuko set got nerfed. With all the changes to the game, I been having a blast. I moved from GR 30 to GR 50 this past weekend. I think I settled on R6 set to push even further. As it stands, I need to reroll some stats to start using compass rose and travlers pledge, secure another unity ring and start re rolling some stats on spare R6 gear. The question I have for R6 monks is, where should I focus my attention on? ThanksTechniz2 Sep 11
Sep 11 lon-ltk bracers I know most the builds recommend strongarm, yet I also see bindings of the lesser gods used on the leader boards. Do bindings have some added benefit even when no mystic ally skill is used?Justice13 Sep 11
Sep 11 Inna 6 Uliana 4 SSS GR100 vid I asked in my other topic whether anyone ran with this setup after the buffs to Uliana, but it didn't seem so. So I did it myself. Keep in mind I have no augments and I'm missing around 40% AD (the latter is a huge issue). I think this'll go up to gr104-105 (or hell maybe even 108 I guess) with some fishing and some slightly better gear, and some augments. Survivability might start being an issue though. GR100 only took about 2-3 tries. My second one should have succeeded but... I filed a bug report already lol. This will be a good season for this spec.StoleOwnCar5 Sep 11
Sep 9 S u g g e s t i o n s In the future I was wondering if it would be at all possible to have the Monks' Blinding Flash and the WD Grasping Dead AOE enlarged, and maybe a primary affix on a piece of armor for the monk to reduce the CD on or removed for Blinding Flash. You know just wondering. It seems almost impossible to find a good legendary Ingeom to equip. I did put one in my Kanai's Cube ( NON- Seas.) since it was beyond shyte! I know there was some other sugg I was going to post, but I can't remember right now so that's it for now.Raine0 Sep 9
Sep 8 Get the 6 bonus and the 4 bonus from another I have the Ring of Royal Grandeur that lowers set item number requirement by 1. I want to wear 4 items from one set and get the 6 item bonus, so I can wear 2 items from another set for its 4 item bonus. Is there some other item I can find to get a 2nd item number bonus?Fumigator3 Sep 8
Sep 8 Mantra of Retribution For some reason I've always liked Mantra of Retribution, my favorite rune is the 10% attack speed but one thing I've always wondered is... Is Mantra of Retribution even worth it? 100-200% weapon damage is taken by enemies when they attack you or when you dodge, has anyone ever actually taken a look to see if this damage from the mantra is even significant? I know it's easy to dismiss several skills from each class as junk obscure skills that absolutely no one uses- mantras are my favorite part of monk so I have a hard time dismissing retribution as one of those junk skills. At face value an offensive mantra like Conviction seems like it would beat the pants off of Retribution..but overall does it? Here's a question: anyone know if mantras are extended to mystics? Come to think of it, but I am not sure if mystics even get attacked- if they do get attacked does retribution mantra extend to mystics also, will enemies take damage from attacking THEM ? What about mantras and followers, do they benefit from them? Does anyone have any opinions on Mantra of Retribution? Has anyone ever found a good use for it, or noticed if the damage it gives is worth while?KandyKane1 Sep 8
Sep 8 stuck at gr 65 any advice on gear hey guys my monk is stuck at Gr 65 I am using sunwuko LTK and I am stuck currently on gr 65 cant seem to go any higher I have no idea on what I should beaiming towards so I can start getting primals please any advice on what I should change would be greatly appreciated please help me if yall can my monks name is doobiez woops forgot to add link to profile Sep 8
Sep 7 Monk Survivability WIll the monk survive the higher gr pushes in the new patch? Also out of curiosity, does the monk class need diamonds in chest and pants more than other dps classes?Justice0 Sep 7
Sep 5 Uliana SSS for a hardcore monk Hello fellow MONKeys. Like many of you I can't wait for 6.2.1 patch and especially Season 12 so I can once more play my all time favorite build, the SSS Uliana Exploding Palm. But, I want to try something diferent this time, play hardcore mode in hopes that I wont get bored so fast playing seasons since progression is slower and requires better defensive tactics. Has anyone played this build in hardcore? How does it perform? Any changes advice for survivability apart from the standard diamond gems in armor, unity ring on follower, etc. PS: I got a new and stable internet connection, 1GBs fibre optic. Thats one reason i decided to try hardcore. Take care and if anyone wants to join me when season 12 starts pls add me. Im gonna play alot. Cheers.AreoHotah2 Sep 5
Sep 4 STUCK AT GR75. Advice?? Stuck at SOLO75. Any advice on how to get more damage output out of innas build/uliana combo.Bustercannon3 Sep 4
Sep 2 New player advice Hello guys, I am new to the game! Can you please inspect my character and give me advice: -what build to use for clearing Rifts and GR -what can I do to get a green set easier -general advice Thank you!antonistheox6 Sep 2
Sep 2 WOL: Lightning vs Fire For single target vs AoE, which one is better? And at what point does Fire is better than lightning? (or Fire is better than lightning in all situations?)imprdl3 Sep 2
Sep 1 stuck at gr 65 need help to progress hey every1 I have a sunwuko LTK monk here is the profile the monkz name is doobiez please help me with any changes to gear I can make I am just stuck at gr 65 trying to get 70 so I can start getiing primals any and all help would be greatly appreciated thank you in advanced open to all suggestions tdoobie221 Sep 1
Sep 1 Ring options for R6 I'm trying to squeeze as much damage out of this build as possible because it seems a bit low which I'm sure to some degree is because of my relatively low paragon level. But it led me to think about rings and most guides I read suggest SOJ when I'm in a group instead of unity. But what about COE? Which one benefits an R6 build the most if they were to have roughly the same stats?Pwnani4 Sep 1
Sep 1 S11 good gr for grar/para? Hey all, was struggling for ages at start of season and now gear etc is coming together I am making a bit of progress. Just did gr82 and feel I could manage 84/85 in current form. I have no prior experience with monk so wondering if that sounds reasonable for P860?Draghinazzo1 Sep 1
Aug 31 Where will 6R be after patch Debating how much more I want to invest in a 6R build after what I am hearing about the buffs coming to other sets. Frankly, if they are going to put 6R at the bottom I don't want to invest augments and all that. Do you all think 6R will be obsolete compared to the other builds after patch? Let me know what you think.Pwnani14 Aug 31
Aug 31 Need Gear Check to do GR70 Inna's LTK Right now I am stuck at around GR67. I am running Inna's LTK but I am having major issue with it. I don't care to pass GR70 as I only need that rift level for the chance to drop primal gear. My major issue seem to be in running out of spirit really fast. I also get one shot very easily. It like I have no single elemental protection. Anything with elemental damage pretty much down me in one shot. I like this build because it easy to play. So I want to advance with it into GR70 specifically knowing it can surpass that rift level from watching Youtube. I am at a lost as to what to change so that I have better spirit generation with the ability to last longer against elemental damage. Any help from you pro monks player is appreciated.SynN4 Aug 31
Aug 29 cant clear a gr 65 tips please :D I just keep getting one shotted with my seasonal monk tips and advices on the gear are wellcome yes I know I need another unity but the gdam ring is not droppingshadowarrow11 Aug 29
Aug 28 The Patriarch achievement I thought I'd finish up the monk achievements, but it seems like the Patriarch conversations can only be done in campaign mode. I didn't complete the campaign with my monk, so I wondered if there are any shortcuts to ActV? Thanks for any help.Scourge1 Aug 28
Aug 28 Make static charge viable again! Now we have huge buffs in 2.6.1 - uliana and sunwuko seems to dominate other monk sets, but it doesn't mean the gameplay will rock for alot of the monk lovers out there. To be honest I gave up playing R6 generator (mangle) due to low diversity around that set. So why not buff other generators?smiLey1 Aug 28
Aug 28 WOL: Rabid vs. Blade Can anyone confirm my hypothesis that for WOL builds, the best weapon config is going to be: 1. Vengeful Wind + Rabid strike + torch (cubed) rather than 2. Vengeful + Kyoshiro's + torch(cubed) My napkin math tells me that Rabid adds a 2x multiplier + 200% from clones with Bindings of the Lesser God (which they supposedly fixed). The hard part about working out the full multiplier is that I think the 200% only gets added to half of your WOL's (the ones cast by clones). I was able to do a solo 80 with my Pillar version, but that version is setup for being a trash clearer for groups, so I its like comparing apples to oranges. Has anyone tested this (*cough* Davlok *cough*)EigenVector4 Aug 28
Aug 27 what's wrong with my monk? hi everyone. so this season(11) I've tried monk, and maybe I was unlucky with gear but as some seems to do 100+ GR I am very very weak, unable to do like GR30. So here's my monk Jedi I also have another monk. What gear change should I do or maybe what parangon should I prioritize? Thanks Lid.Lidrach3 Aug 27
Aug 27 R6 monk leg gem dilemma Was wondering if swapping out Bane of the Trapped for Gok of Swiftness would be a good move. Unsure what to think so I am looking to get the opinions of those in the community.Pwnani5 Aug 27