I've always run with barb or wizard, but I'm gearing up my first monk and I'm curious to know from experienced monks what amount of armor/resists I should be looking for. In particular for low MP act 3 farm runs and high MP key/uber runs. I guess it's always a case of "the more the better", but I'm looking for an approximate minimum value to aim for.
My sc monks armor is at 5400 and mlvl 3 is easy. Don't forget LoH, it makes those runs a ton easier or even lifesteal on weapon. For hc you can never have enough resists and armor let alone health to make up for lag spikes. What i've gone by was mostly 30k damage for mp0 and add 10k per mlvl. At 100k damage you could do mlvl 6 w/ ease as long as you have some defense to back it up. Hardest boss to solo is Kulle/Siege because of all the cc. Havn't tried solo in a while but w/ 60k damage I kept hitting enrage after I killed one.