Quin69 - GR71+ Uliana's Monk

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  • Way of the Hundred Fists Assimilation
  • Exploding Palm Impending Doom
  • Dashing Strike Blinding Speed
  • Mantra of Salvation Agility
  • Epiphany Desert Shroud
  • Seven-Sided Strike Sustained Attack
  • Harmony
  • Near Death Experience
  • Beacon of Ytar
  • Mythic Rhythm


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Bane of the Stricken
    • Gogok of Swiftness

Kanai's Cube

  • The Flow of Eternity
  • Spirit Guards
  • Convention of Elements

Paragon Priorities


Movement Speed
Primary Stat
Maximum Resource


Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage
Attack Speed


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Area Damage
Resource Cost Reduction
Life on Hit
Gold Find

Build Guide

[Quin69] here!
Updated: 19/09/2015
[GR72 Clear]

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!

To play this build effectively i highly suggest you watch the snapshotting portion of my [Video Guide]. Otherwise if you don't care then just follow the basic game-play strategy below:

Basic game-play strategy:

  • Hold down spirit generator to apply EP & maintain focus+restraint
  • Use Seven sided strike on cooldown
  • Dash to maintain 40% dodge buff (when in combat)
  • Use Mantra active to maintain buff (when in combat)
  • Use Epiphany on cooldown
  • Use the Dash for mobility
Skill variations:

  • Inner Sanctuary - Forbidden palace (swap out mantra of salvation)
Legendary Gem variations:

  • Bane of powerful - Swap out Bane of the stricken for a T10 Farming build.
Hellfire Passive/Passive variations in order of power:

  • Guardians Path (best defense vs crazy density)
  • Sixth Sense (best defense vs elites)
  • Unity (when playing in group, and you don't need the toughness)
  • Determination (when you don't need the toughness)
  • Momentum (when you don't need the toughness)

When playing in a group:

  • If you are playing with another cold EP monk swap Spirit Guards for Madstone

Stat Priority:

  • Helm: Socket>EP Damage>Crit
  • Shoulders: CDR
  • Torso: x3 Sockets>11% Elite reduction
  • Legs: x2 Sockets>LPS
  • Gloves: Crit>CDR>CHD
  • Rings: Socket>CDR>Crit>CHD
  • Waist: 15% Life>LPS
  • Wrist: 20% Cold damage>Crit
  • Boots: EP Damage>LPS
  • Amulet: Socket>20% Cold damage>Crit>ChD
  • Weapon: CDR>Vit

you want dex/secondary resist on all your pieces(where possible)

People WITHOUT lions claw:

Do not attempt the build without lions claw (you will do 50% damage)


Q: Whats better BP or COE?

A: They're both theoretically pretty even in power but currently CoE is beating out BP on the leaderboards.

Q: Does CoE or Focus+Restraint snapshot?

A: No, they are both dynamic buffs.

Q: Why am i getting instantly killed gr60+?

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).

If you liked the guide, then come follow my stream @ >>> www.twitch.tv/quin69 <<< for more monk action! When i go live, Any questions that you guys have - i can answer for you live on stream! I will also be posting YouTube guides on my twitch channel soon!

Be sure to check back on the guide every now and then! as i am always making minor changes.

Note: I will try answer as many questions as i can! and will read all of your posts, but obviously doing a gear-check for each one of you bros or re-answering the same question over and over will take all day :P If you want a direct answer come follow the stream <3