WOL Monk / No Mystic Ally / Blazing Wrath / Solo GRift (with video)

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  • Wave of Light Explosive Light
  • Breath of Heaven Blazing Wrath
  • Dashing Strike Blinding Speed
  • Mantra of Salvation Agility
  • Epiphany Desert Shroud
  • Sweeping Wind Inner Storm
  • Harmony
  • Beacon of Ytar
  • Exalted Soul
  • The Guardian's Path


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Zei's Stone of Vengeance
    • Bane of the Stricken
    • Bane of the Trapped

Kanai's Cube

  • Incense Torch of the Grand Temple
  • Eye of Peshkov
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur

This build does not use Mystic Ally but instead relies on high CDR to keep Epiphany up with Exalted Soul and Sweeping Wind/Inner Storm to maintain Spirit. Without Mystic Ally you have other options for boots, I like Ice Climbers but entirely personal preference.

Some builds stay away from Vengeful Wind but IMO having 10 stacks for Sweeping Wind vs. 3 stacks drastically reduces the risk of Sweeping Wind dropping (which is where you get almost all of your damage and at least half of your spirit).

If you don't need/want Sweeping Wind on autopilot then Crystal Fist is a good option for ~50% Dashing Strike damage reduction.

For max CDR equip Zodiac Ring. (In fact you pretty much have to do this to gain perma-Epiphany while in map)

Cube Gloves of Worship for Regular Rifts, Eye of Peshkov for Greater Rifts, Leoric's Crown for either if you need CDR boost. CinderCoat RCR is not necessary for this build, freeing up other options.

Eye of Peshkov really makes a difference for this build by reducing Cooldown for Breath of Heaven by 50%. If can get around 63% CDR with Zodiac Ring you'll have Perma-Epiphany while engaging mobs + Damage Boost and Heal from Breath of Heaven every 2-3 seconds. Once you reach RG you'll have sufficient Spirit to get the job done but you won't be able to spam your attacks like you can when there is ton's of stuff to hit and proc Zodiac.

Don't cube Tso Krin's Gaze because you'll lose ~130% damage increase.

For legendary gems you'll want Zei's Stone of Vengeance for long range damage boost and Bane of the Trapped which, with Pinto's Pride bracers, massively slow down incoming mobs. For the third legendary gem, Bane of the Powerful or Gogoks work well for regular rifts, Bane of the Stricken seems to work best for defeating RG in greater rifts.

I've not had a chance to fully optimize my gear for this build yet but can easily complete GR68 vs. GR70 with my other super-optimized/Caldesanned Istvan's blades build.

The posted video is with MageFist cubed, I'll update as soon as I can to illustrate the impact of cubing Eye of Peshkov.

This is the most fun I've had playing D3 in months.

Paragon Priorities


Primary Stat
Maximum Resource
Movement Speed


Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage
Attack Speed


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Resource Cost Reduction
Life on Hit
Area Damage
Gold Find

Build Guide

Link to latest build on Battle Net is here.