Rate the Monk above you

  • #342
    I think the guy above me forgot to add his armory link to his Monk so I can't exactly give it a rating..

    Here is mine for any criticism
    Parra#1124 (can't post links yet so you'll have to look me up on the US armory using the ID)

    I realize my attack speed is very low, and also that I don't have any Life Steal, I went with a silly weapon proc.. I could also break my Inna's set for a witching hour belt but I love casting Sweeping Winds for almost no spirit cost.

    Any solid gear ideas are welcome
  • #343
    Quote from rathgood

    @KdLoL - I think the 5.4% Life Steal should be fine as it scales better than LoH. The only thing I can see that may be needed for MP10 progression would be more Armor or HP. But I'm not sure. Overall you look rather solid.

    Here me: http://us.battle.net...66/hero/3207488

    I'd like to get more AR to help increase my survivability in higher MP, but its hard/expensive to find since I took Fire Res as my OWE res.

    actually, you should have rate this guy
  • #344
    lol.....every single Monk here runs almost the exact same build.
    BurningRope#1322
  • #345
    Quote from ruksak

    lol.....every single Monk here runs almost the exact same build.

    Thank you captain obvious, anything else to add to your fine and very informative post?
  • #346
  • #347
    Well, troll attempt aside...... I was more or less commenting on the lack of build diversity in the Monk Class. The same build can, however, be tweaked in many interesting ways. I gave up on my attempt at using a Ex-Palm/ SSS build. It was fun and different, but not nearly as effective as the many variations of the FoT/Cyclone.

    It seemed a good time to comment on this as the chain of 'Rate the Monk above you' had been broken. A chance to restart it, I thought.
    BurningRope#1322
  • #348

    Fantastic. I've been meaning to play around with Tempest Rush. How are you liking it?

    Oh.....and about how much did you give for those Prowler Bracers? I've been pricing them and the asking prices are all over the place.

    Fine monk though, Elinar.
    BurningRope#1322
  • #350
    very nice monk ruksak, high life regen, didn't see life regen stacked in a while :P i see you don't have life on hit or life steal too much, on what mp do you farm and how often you die?

    high dps good life, i think you should up your armour a bit, as your rezists are high enough maybe search to exchange the rares to have armour or str, str should be cheap in decent numbers :)

    have fun !
    "Fighting for peace is like f...ing for virginity"

    My love: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Zorgmeister-2199/hero/1907759
  • #351
    Quote from Zorgmeister

    very nice monk ruksak, high life regen, didn't see life regen stacked in a while :P i see you don't have life on hit or life steal too much, on what mp do you farm and how often you die?

    high dps good life, i think you should up your armour a bit, as your rezists are high enough maybe search to exchange the rares to have armour or str, str should be cheap in decent numbers :)

    have fun !

    I had about 1k LoH before rolling my Hellfire. I had to replace the ring that was there so I could enjoy the 35% para XP bonus. So I'm currently saving to buy a new weap with some LS and gonna try to fit in some additional LoH somewhere else Currently only getting about 400 from Blackthorne's.

    The high Life regen is more of an unintended benefit that accumulated from the gear I put together without thought to actually gaining life regen. As I'm sure most of us know, LR is far too weak to really cause any noticeable benefit by itself. It has a decent coefficient when paired with high LoH, but aside from that it is a rather innocuous property. I guess you could say I accidentally stacked LR. :facepalmsmile:

    The build it shows in my profile is just an experimental thing I was trying to make work. I've gone back to my old faithful.....



    I farm on MP5 for efficiency sake. Can handle MP7 but due to my lack of Life Steal, Reflect Damage has become a serious discouragement to going any higher than MP5. It's a shame that there's an affix (RD) that requires a specific weap choice (but that's a different conversation :QQ: ). As I really don't have issue with anything else in particular, dying only to your usual assortment of goofs and bad circumstance (i.e. vortex'd back into a stack of molten and desecrate while Serenity is on cooldown).

    Lately I've been switching my Deadly Reach rune Foresight (18% damage buff) for Keen Eye (50% armor) which gets me up to about 6500 armor....helps a lot on higher MP.
    BurningRope#1322
  • #352
    Quote from ruksak

    Quote from Zorgmeister

    very nice monk ruksak, high life regen, didn't see life regen stacked in a while :P i see you don't have life on hit or life steal too much, on what mp do you farm and how often you die?

    high dps good life, i think you should up your armour a bit, as your rezists are high enough maybe search to exchange the rares to have armour or str, str should be cheap in decent numbers :)

    have fun !

    I had about 1k LoH before rolling my Hellfire. I had to replace the ring that was there so I could enjoy the 35% para XP bonus. So I'm currently saving to buy a new weap with some LS and gonna try to fit in some additional LoH somewhere else Currently only getting about 400 from Blackthorne's.

    The high Life regen is more of an unintended benefit that accumulated from the gear I put together without thought to actually gaining life regen. As I'm sure most of us know, LR is far too weak to really cause any noticeable benefit by itself. It has a decent coefficient when paired with high LoH, but aside from that it is a rather innocuous property. I guess you could say I accidentally stacked LR. :facepalmsmile:

    The build it shows in my profile is just an experimental thing I was trying to make work. I've gone back to my old faithful.....



    I farm on MP5 for efficiency sake. Can handle MP7 but due to my lack of Life Steal, Reflect Damage has become a serious discouragement to going any higher than MP5. It's a shame that there's an affix (RD) that requires a specific weap choice (but that's a different conversation :QQ: ). As I really don't have issue with anything else in particular, dying only to your usual assortment of goofs and bad circumstance (i.e. vortex'd back into a stack of molten and desecrate while Serenity is on cooldown).

    Lately I've been switching my Deadly Reach rune Foresight (18% damage buff) for Keen Eye (50% armor) which gets me up to about 6500 armor....helps a lot on higher MP.

    i use a similar combination build, except with wothf instead of DR, for more ias and run speed
  • #353
    Quote from KdLoL


    i use a similar combination build, except with wothf instead of DR, for more ias and run speed

    Helluva an idea. I eyeballed WotF awhile ago and forgot about it. I might give that a look, Thanks.
    BurningRope#1322
  • #354
    Quote from ruksak

    Quote from KdLoL

    i use a similar combination build, except with wothf instead of DR, for more ias and run speed

    Helluva an idea. I eyeballed WotF awhile ago and forgot about it. I might give that a look, Thanks.

    just like this build here
  • #355
    New here. I'm not in any position to rate, everyone is SO much better than me. I've been progressing well, lately after a very lengthy stall at inferno act 1. ATM, I'm able to get through act 3 on my own and maybe a third of the way through act 4 when I got clobbered by mallet elites. Repeatedly.

    I've never played online much until just this week and I'm finally able to farm a bit and quickly build some gold. Still, I've only been able to build up to just under 3MM gold. Last purchase I made was the Depth Diggers, which aren't great, but since I got them, I think I've found like 4-5 legendary items in the last 3 sessions, whereas before, I think I had only gotten 3 since launch.

    I've concentrated on Dex, but clearly I missed out on the formula that tells me the real impact on critical hit chance on my DPS. I started getting some, but it's not very much, therefore, I'm pretty low on the DPS. So far, I mostly get crap drops and gold is a struggle. Even when I think I find something decent, it never sells any more. What's my next short and medium term goals?

    Can't post full URL yet, but here's the end:
    Lucretia-1417/hero/9463051
  • #356
    Quote from KdLoL

    i use a similar combination build, except with wothf instead of DR, for more ias and run speed

    ^^This was absolutely awesome. It took me back to the good old days of running Hell Cows with my Zealot.

    Unfortunately I had to ditch WothF for Deadly Reach's Foresight. As was noted above by Zorgmeister, I was woefully inadequate in the Life Regain department, something I was previously aware of and had been pulling my hair out trying to solve.

    I was putting it off because of the myth that gaining LS while maintaining decent DPS output was going to cost me assloads of gold.

    I spent 2 million and solved this issue with great result.


    I lost 20k DPS but I've been farming MP6 on Act 3 for 2 hours and have yet to die, have facerolled a Champ pack of Reflect Damage/ Shielding/Fast/Molten Phasebeasts like a fuckin boss.

    I must've saved 200k in repairs alone and the investment is obviously going to pay for itself in a days time. These Butcher's Sickles are outstanding utility off-hands but they can roll godly property numbers, ranging as far as over 1k DPS with hefty amounts of Dex.

    Win!!
    BurningRope#1322
  • #357
    I wonder, if your combination strike builds make up for the loss of Blinding Flash/FotL's massive burst (about 60% damage increase for me, even though it says 30%) and boost to Sweeping Wind.

    @ Lucretia: You are right, pure dex won't get you very far, just like pure damage on the weapon. You can easily gain a ton of damage, weapons with like 700+ dps, 80+ dex, socket and a little critdamage are fairly cheap currently. 2 of those in conjunction with a little crit chance on your gloves and especially your left ring would probably provide a huge boost already.


    http://eu.battle.net...623/hero/283430

    This would be mine. Still fairly budget, most of the stuff is self-found (belt, chest, helm, rings) or shared by friends (amulet, pants). For the other pieces, nothing was more expensive than 7 million (even the radiant star emeralds, they were REALLY cheap for a couple of days. Probably dupes).

    Pretty close to 100k unbuffed dps, 530 ar, 30k life, 4,5k armor without enchantress. Recovery via 2.5% lifesteal and pickup+globe bonus. I switch to a massive LoH+LS weapon for reflecters, which is quite annoying but very effective.

    I would like to switch the gem in my helm, using the Inna's pants removed almost 250 vitality. But the movespeed+attackspeed is just so juicy :). Also, I don't really need the abysmal 3 part Inna's bonus, but I simply haven't found good alternatives yet.

    I can handle up to mp6 with ease, but I prefer farming at mp4, it feels like the most efficient power to me right now. Also, I switch to a more tanky setup on occasion to do ubers on mp6-7 with some friends.

    Next investments should definitely increase survivability, incoming damage on mp5+ gets a little rough.
  • #358
    Kuken, your set up is quite nice, though it seems you have the same issue that I do. Lack of vitality. I'd suggest trying to get some more stats on that amulet and bracers, and you can probably find Inna's items with more VIT on them.

    I posted in this threat long long ago, and have completely changed my gear set since then. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/SolusCoda-1302/hero/13394076

    I need to work on my vitality and resistances desperately, but this build is at least *extremely* efficient for mp1 farming. I just tempest rush between packs of monsters. My issue is surviving when I try to farm for keys on higher MP.
  • #359
    Very nice. For that build consider a SW SoJ, maybe even a xeph amulet for spirit regen and dropping attack speed. As you favor magic find a xeph amulet gains quite a bit. If you get enough spirit I see some run deadly reach foresight in place of FoT for the buff, then infinite rush. I prefer blind of wrath to burn elites and buff SW.

    wear a hellfire ring, boots have room for 100 more dex, bracers could use dual resist,
  • #360
    Quote from Schmii

    Very nice. For that build consider a SW SoJ, maybe even a xeph amulet for spirit regen and dropping attack speed. As you favor magic find a xeph amulet gains quite a bit. If you get enough spirit I see some run deadly reach foresight in place of FoT for the buff, then infinite rush. I prefer blind of wrath to burn elites and buff SW.

    wear a hellfire ring, boots have room for 100 more dex, bracers could use dual resist,
    A bit offtopic, but how do you search for SW SoJ's? Do you really have to look all through the list of SoJ's from all five classes and different skills?

    And nice monk btw, do you really need all that vit?
  • #361
    Quote from metalsvinet

    Quote from Schmii

    Very nice. For that build consider a SW SoJ, maybe even a xeph amulet for spirit regen and dropping attack speed. As you favor magic find a xeph amulet gains quite a bit. If you get enough spirit I see some run deadly reach foresight in place of FoT for the buff, then infinite rush. I prefer blind of wrath to burn elites and buff SW.

    wear a hellfire ring, boots have room for 100 more dex, bracers could use dual resist,
    A bit offtopic, but how do you search for SW SoJ's? Do you really have to look all through the list of SoJ's from all five classes and different skills?

    And nice monk btw, do you really need all that vit?

    For SW SoJ search for all armor: bonus vs elites: 5%+, monk skill: sweeping wind. Only SoJ has this combination

    You won't be able to combine those terms without searching for all armor, the name or rings will not work.

    Oh, the uber set, still fairly defensive from before the nurf. In that set of gear I ignore serenity and pickup foresight/blazing wrath/combo strike for +49% damage. Attack speed is stacked to scale with blind and the strongest sweeping wind affordable. I find sweeping wind offers enough lifesteal to regenerate through CC and all that matters is DPS for ubers. It's cheaper to keep that EHP than it is to increase my DPS requiring defensive talents. A SW inna's hat, tal-rash chest & amulet is on the list for end-game but I do the tempest rush build for farming... requiring no attack speed. Just need to reach 100 to throw away the MP0 set.
  • #362
    Ooo the Stone of Jordan recommendations sound nice, though +lightning dmg and sweeping wind bonus is gonna' be a little pricey for me haha
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