Hey boyz! Season One & Two - Rank 1 monk (world) here!
In my opinion/experience this build is currently one of the strongest possible monk setups for solo competitive greater rift laddering.
Please note: I always keep my diablo fans guides up to date and will be making adjustments to the guide whenever there is a shift in endgame meta! so be sure to check back, and vote on the guide!
Basic game-play strategy:
- Hold down spirit generator
- Use Cyclone strike to maintain focus+restraint buff
- Use breath of heaven on cooldown (when in combat)
- Use inner sanctuary on cooldown (when in combat)
- Use Epiphany on cooldown
- Use mantra active when you are taking alot damage
- Use the Epiphany teleport for mobility
- Cyclone Strike - Implosion (Use with Strongarm Bracers)
- Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed (Replace inner sanctuary)
Legendary Gem variations:
- Bane of the stricken - Swap out Gogok of Swiftness for max DPS setup OR Simplicity's Strength if you want to keep survivability and gain single target.
- Pain enhancer - Swap out Simplicity's Strength for a slightly higher damage setup if you can average 11+ Targets (god rifts).
- Exalted Soul
- Near Death experience(hardcore)
When playing in a group:
- Swap Unity for Convention of elements
- Helm: Socket>Crit
- Shoulders: CDR>20% AE Dmg
- Torso: x3 Sockets>20% Fire
- Legs: x2 Sockets
- Gloves: CDR>ChC>20% AE Dmg>CHD
- Rings: Socket>CDR>Crit>20% AE Dmg>CHD
- Waist: 15% Life
- Wrist: 20% Fire damage>ChC
- Amulet: Socket>ChD>ChC>20% Fire=Dex
- Weapon: CDR > LPH > AE DMG > Vit
you want dex/secondary resist on all your pieces(where possible)
People WITHOUT shenlong's fists:
Do not attempt the build without the shenlong's set!
Q: Why am i getting instantly killed g45+?
A: Make sure your stats look something like this: 1200+ All resistance | 16,000+ Armour | 500,000+ Health.
Q: What gem should i put in my helmet socket?
A: Diamond. CDR = Dmg + Survivability!
Q: What normal gems should i put in my chest/pants?
A: Emeralds (Diamonds if you're HC).
Q: What follower should i use?
A: Templar. Why? Inspire (x1.1 ALL spirit generation).
Q: What procs APD's?
A: Freeze = Stun.
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Be sure to check back on the guide every now and then! as i am always making minor changes.
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