You don't have to use deadly reach constantly at all. Because of the high attacks per second, I can get 6-9 thunderclaps in before I have to use it again, or just switch out the last attack and it's there again. with this, I go from 5500 armor to about 9000. This is really helpful for when you're going into a bigger pack, or facing down champ/elite packs. Blind is nice, but I really don't care for it. You get champs out of nasty positioning for like, 2 seconds. But if it's fire chains and fast, it doesn't really matter.
The DPS I have right now is 22k w/ breath, but not counting conviction. You won't be 'bursting down' elites at all, even if your sweeping winds does more damage. If you have better gear, that's fine. I hate shields. I don't believe that's how monks should be played. It's not really fun.
With keen eye, I've had an easier time with certain champ packs (molten, plagued) because it has the range so I don't have to step in their shit, or I can chill in a corner and attack until they move out and then thunderclap them.
You say get some cheap LoH gear, but if you have less than 1200, (your rings would be <400 at 1xx) It's not going to do anything useful.
I'm just letting people know about a new-ish build that is working for me, and is fun. How everyone plays is up to them.
- 8/30/2012 10:24:08 PM Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
8/30/2012 3:18:04 PM
So I gave up my monk a while ago because I couldn't run Inferno the way I wanted (not kiting). So after acquiring some gold, I decided to build him properly so I could kill things, survive, and have fun.Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
This build IS a LoH build, but with some modifications. The problem with the LoH builds I used to do was that I would always die if I stopped attacking, or I couldn't live if I faced a particularly tough champ pack. Check my profile: https://us.battle.ne...7/hero/11818635 for the info.
Basically, you want 1500 LoH, 1.8aps, and crit. It uses the basic cyclone build for the damage, as well as breath of heaven, and conviction. To survive you make your right click Deadly Reach with Keen Eye. This is key. Because your attack speed is so fast, you can work this into your rotation without a problem. This 50% armor boost makes it easy to jump into a mob pack and live, and if you ever need to kite a little, it's not an issue. If you really have trouble, replace Mantra of Conviction with Evasion and Hard Target.
I only have 500 All Res, so it's up to you if you want more. All my gear was won with bids, except some 50k buyouts. If you have patience to bid, you can get decent gear. My weapons were probably the most expensive at maybe 1m each. Just wanted to let you all know, see what you think. I've never seen this exact build anywhere, so if someone has already thrown it up, sorry.
Much of the help I got was from Modz, watch his stream at http://www.twitch.tv/datmodz he has what you should look for on your armor and is a great monk.
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