In pushing Greater Rifts I sometimes find that I was using Dashing Strike when I had less than 75 spirit (65 with RCR from Paragon) and thus it was using a charge and not proccing Restraint.
In fact, I'm not a big fan of Dashing Strike so I have been exploring alternatives to the Static Charge monk and come up with something very viable.
In dropping Dashing Strike there is no need for a 4 piece Raiment set...2 piece will do thus using a 2 piece Inna and a 2 piece Raiment has some benefits. For the Inna 2 piece bonus it boosts not just your Mantra by 100% but also Mystic Ally so why not use it with The Crudest Boots.
Skills are the standard WotHF and FoF but you use Mantra, Mystic Ally, Serenity and Tempest Rush, the latter giving you better proccing of Restraint and being able to move through mobs.
So in detail I have tested:
2 piece Raiment (Shoulders & Torso)
2 piece Innas (Helm & Gloves)
Focus & Restraint
The Crudest Boots
Both rings and the belt have 7% IAS giving you 21%...add in the passive STI and Enchantress and with FD in the cube proccing you are hitting 4.5 IAS.
In all my gear you can I have stun/freeze which in total is near 20% and thus APD in the cube mitigates damage...LOH is at 60,000 and is critical in high GR.
But it is sheet dps that I see the big difference. Sheet dps in 2.9 million and with 40% lightening bonus the elemental damage is 8 million once your IAS is up at 4.5. This is insane and I'm seeing 4 to 5 billion crits all over the shop.
Toughness is sheet 130 million but naturally rises with Spirit Guards and APD along with Unity bonus in the cube. Recovery is 7000k.
But with Tempest Rush instead of Dashing Strike I still can get away from trouble, it costs less to proc Restraint and it means I can drop 4 piece Raiment for 2 piece.
I'm in hardcore and have tested this in a GR70 three times so far and easily gotten to the RG with minutes to spare...sadly I have not completed it yet as I had to back out as there are a couple of weaknesses with this build.
Against single target LOH is lower and poision RG like Voracity means you cannot stand and tank him as the poison damages you more than your LOH so Epiphany would be needed for him.
Frozen is a big issues against a RG like Cold Snap because if you are frozen you are not hitting and therefore no life and therefore dead!
Frozen from Elites is ok because even on GR70 their cooldown on Frozen matches your cooldown on Serenrity and thus you avoid it but on Cold Snap when he starts to rage then his cooldown beats Serenity.
Spirit regen with Breath of Heaven is low but you are always generating spirit with this build and it is very, very rare you cannot activate Serenity or Tempest Rush because of no spirit...given the low cost of both anyway.
But barring that I am finding way more success with this build that the normal Static Charge monk and it is very viable in hardcore. It does require very specific gear with specific stats but the sheet dps benefit from Mystic Ally plus Inna 2 piece outweighs to me the 4 piece Raiment with Dashing Strike.
Once I complete a GR70 tonight I'll create a build guide with video. It is just a case of trying Epiphany instead of Serenity on those bosses or just getting a different RG.
I've been following your threads on this and am implementing a lot of it, but my monk is fairly new and only doing 900k-1m damage and I can't clear higher than GR50. I will make up a build so maybe someone can see what's wrong, as I am dying a lot too.
But thank for all the info and work you've put in on this!