Monks, Do They Deserve A Buff?

  • to me, they are without a doubt. the weakest class in game. not just a little either
  • We actually have some buffs planned for Monks in patch 2.1, so some changes are on the way. I posted about it a couple of weeks ago, but I'll quote that post to make finding more info about it a little easier. I don't have any additional updates to share on the subject, but we're certainly working on them, and are excited to get them out as soon as we can!

    05/14/2014 02:38 PMPosted by Grimiku
    That said, while 2.0.5 didn’t include many changes to Monks, it doesn’t mean we feel there isn’t room for improvement (or that your feedback has fallen on deaf ears). Instead, we have many changes planned for patch 2.1.0, which is our first big content patch for Reaper of Souls and first big opportunity to do some meaningful evaluations for each class, Monk included.

    Our future goals for the Monk in 2.1.0 focus improving core class attributes, class abilities, and addressing Legendaries that need improvement. You should all be able to see (and test out) these changes soon™ on the 2.1.0 PTR once its live. (Note: Initially, the PTR will not have all the changes we want to do for 2.1.0, but as the PTR progresses, more changes will be added. Also note that we do not have an ETA for the 2.1.0 PTR at this time.)

    We also want to let you all know that we will be improving some of the underwhelming Set items. The following Sets will be receiving buffs or redesigns to their full-Set bonuses in 2.1.0 and will be retroactive, so keep those pieces:

    • Firebird’s Finery
    • Raiment of a Thousand Storms
    • Monkey King’s Garb
    • Thorns of the Invoker
    • The Shadow’s Mantle