Grimy's guide still holds true, don't know what happened to the thread here but here it is on the battle.net forums:
Snapshotting sweeping wind got fixed/nerfed so I imagine the 'standard' cookie cutter build will be now:
Fist of Thunder - Thunderclap
Breath of Heaven - Blazing Wrath
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe
Sweeping Wind - Cyclone
Serenity - Ascension
Without the snapshot mechanic of sweeping wind, Blinding Flash - Faith in the Light is going to go out of favour for another rune or more likely, for Seven Sided Strike/Quivering Palm.
Gearing is pretty much identical between all builds, have a look at the top monks on diablo progress and you'll get an idea what you should be aiming for, because, frankly, they all look the same.
Echoing Fury + WKL is the greatest damage combo for a two hander. Personally I'd go for a life steal rare + WKL or two x life steal rares.
Tempest Rush is still going to be effective, but killing mobs the old fashioned way, rather than 'whirlwinding' past them will now be slightly more effective than it used to be in 1.0.6. TR (like whirlwind barbs) at MP0 will still probably generate more exp/min than the standard build.
- 1/19/2013 10:27:26 PM Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
1/11/2013 6:22:24 PM
Hi,Posted in: Looking For Group
Stopped playing when 1.0.5 came in and now I need a hellfire ring. 83k DPS monk unbuffed looking for people to go key/uber hunting with.
My battle tag is serrin#1422
9/25/2012 12:53:27 PM
ZFPuhi, you're probably right, most people won't read your data if you post it up online, but someone will, namely myself, OwnagerD and others. If you want to see how statistical collection and data analysis should be done in a video game, I suggest you read this guy's post:Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
This guy and his army of data collectors and analysers have gone through and basically almost completely figured out how magic find works in Diablo 3, with minimal information from Blizzard collecting several thousand data samples. If you post your data up, I'm sure Cyeron and others will also be interested in what you have to share.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, Cyeron puts his data up to everybody to see, because he's open to discussion of his theories.
9/24/2012 8:13:53 PM
Look up affixes by affix lvl here:Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
71-80 all res is a lvl63 affix
9/22/2012 6:39:40 PM
The skill adds damage based on your right hand weapon, so if there is a massive DPS disparity between the weapons, you'll get a massive buff to the off hand which will raise your DPS by more than 30%. Just like sweeping wind + blinding flash, this is not a bug, this is a feature :P.Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
9/19/2012 6:29:47 PM
You sure you didn't see someone do a killing blow with sever or something similar?Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
9/19/2012 6:25:45 PM
I don't have an answer to you question, but is it such a wise idea? Considering you could just get a trinity (IAS/CC/CD) ring (or even binary) which will buff all your attacks by a similar damage amount, not just elemental arrow, the bonuses are more of an after thought than something most people actively seek out.Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
Also, SoJ for the other hand, you could stack (if it does indeed stack) up to 36% (10% skull grasp, 12% SoJ, 14% quiver).
9/19/2012 6:02:13 PM
Great guide! As for the legendaries bit, how about combining it with itemisation and adding each one in under a BiS category and then prefacing the whole section with a mention of which set bonuses are worthwhile?Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
Also, on the topic of legendaries, none of the legendaries will roll on the higher range of stat bonuses if there's two of them (mempo, inna's set in general). The few high dex inna's items have all rolled +dex as their random, theoretically all inna's items should be able to roll up to 300, but because they're all bugged, it doesn't happen. If you go to the AH and search for inna's favour, the number of belts with 170+ dex is less than 1 page (compared to over 5 pages of inna's belts) and none of them have rolled anything for their random magical property (unless you count dual +stat rolls, in which case most of them are).
I.E. you won't find a 170+ dex inna's favour with all resists in the AH because they don't exist due to a bug (or the game guide is wrong, either way) but you will find a 170+ dex/+vit inna's favour because it rolled +vit/+dex.
9/19/2012 5:38:29 PM
Unless I'm missing something major here that damage calculator doesn't include damage from +%elemental damage mods or +%elemental skill mods so that's why your paperdoll DPS looks lower. You have to manually calculate those mods onto your character. If you use FoT/Thunderclap + SW/Cyclone then you can assume all your damage will be modified by the +%lightning skill modifer (so multiply that to whatever the calculator spits out) but the +%elemental damage mod only works off non-elemental damage (so the base damage, jewellery bonuses and off-hand bonuses), which, unless you shop around doesn't include most of the damage of your weapon (unless you find a +min/max damage weapon, Echoing Fury being one example, thus the ever popular Echoing Fury + WKL combo).Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
That calculator doesn't take into account my WKL bonuses:
48k DPS unbuffed, just like it says on the paperdoll in game - I artificially buff my DPS before leaving the game to piss off my friend : D
25% isn't necessary, but it's friggin' awesome. The difference between 15% and 25% is about, well, (effectively) 10% of your combined DPS of your two weapons(assuming you're running FoT/Thunderclap+SW/Cyclone, but WKL is cost efficient if only used if you run both skills)
For me that would mean I need a 990 dps WKL (with the same dex mod) with 15% lightning damage to match my 820 dps WKL with 24%, which is going to cost me way more money.
9/12/2012 5:07:07 AM
Well yes monks have it bad, or good depending on how you look at it. The specific runes are so powerful there's nothing that really comes close. It's not like we want to do the cookie cutter but we don't want to be woefully inefficent either.Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
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