Quin69 - GR50+ Torch Setup

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  • Wave of Light Pillar of the Ancients
  • Mystic Ally Air Ally
  • Epiphany Desert Shroud
  • Sweeping Wind Inner Storm
  • Exploding Palm Shocking Grasp
  • Dashing Strike Blinding Speed
  • Unity
  • Sixth Sense
  • Beacon of Ytar
  • Harmony


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Taeguk
    • Bane of the Powerful

Paragon Priorities


Movement Speed
Primary Stat
Maximum Resource


Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Damage
Attack Speed
Critical Hit Chance


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Life on Hit
Area Damage
Resource Cost Reduction
Gold Find
Paragon Point priority:
Core: Cap Movement speed>Dex
Offence: CDR>ChD=ChC>Attack Speed
Defense: All Res>Armour>Life>LPS
Utility: AE Dmg>RCR>LoH>GF

Build Guide

Quin69 here!

>>>UPDATED FOR 2.1.2<<<


In my opinion/experience this build is currently one of the strongest possible monk setup for competitive greater rift laddering.

Mandatory gems:
Bane of the trapped

Third gem:
Gogok of swiftness - Mainly for the CDR
Bane of the powerful - Straight Dmg

Other viable gems:

Moratorium (HC)
2.1.2 - Esoteric Alteration - Need to test (looks great on paper)
2.1.2 - Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard - Need to test (looks great on paper)

Basic game-play strategy:
- Spread exploding palm
- Wave of light for damage
- Maintain your spirit with mystic ally on use and Epiphany
- Dash for mobility

Skill variations:
Dashing strike - Quicksilver (T6 Farming)
Mantra of Conviction - Annihilation (T6 Farming ~ swap out EP)

Passive variations(+hellfire bonus):
Seize the initiative (T6 Farming ~ in place of sixth sense)
Near Death Experience (if you play HC)

Stat Priority:
Helm: Socket>Crit
Shoulders: CDR
Torso: x3 Sockets>11% Elite damage reduction (secondary: 7% Melee dmg reduction)
Legs: x2 Sockets
Gloves: ChC>CDR>ChD>IAS
Rings: Socket>ChD>ChC>IAS
Waist: ChD>IAS
Wrist: 20% Lightning damage>ChC (secondary: 7% Melee dmg reduction)
Amulet: Socket>ChD>ChC=20% Lightning
Weapon: 10% Damage > 6 Spirit Regen > LPSS > LPH > Vit

you want dex/secondary resist on all your pieces(where possible) & health globe bonus ownz for Mantra of healing/transcendence.

People WITHOUT flying torch:
Just use any weapon with the highest DPS/Healing. (note: you will have to get more spirit regen or RCR)


Q: Why am i getting instantly killed g33+?
A: You need Unity equipped, and Unity on your active follower(with a "follower cannot die" relic)
Also! 1000+ All resistance | 16,000+ Armour | 350,000+ Health - Is a good amount to be around.

Q: Does the sunwuko 2 set scale with elemental damage?
A: Yes, the 1000% weapon damage proc grabs your highest elemental damage % then modifies the proc accordingly (all item damage cannot proc area damage)

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: Diamonds until your all resistance is over 800, Then the rest emeralds(dex gems).

Q: What follower should i use?
A: Templar. Why? Inspire (x1.1 ALL spirit generation)

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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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