I'm a new monk, quit it after level 35 and came back because CM wizard is too expensive to manage. I'm about to finish hell and I don't know which one to do. I have little money. My main goal is to farm act 3 easily.
Most monks I've seen farming act 3 inferno use dual wield 800+ damage weapons with LoH and crit damage. However, they strated out in act 1 with shields... maybe because most couldn't afford to get 2 expensive 1 handers.
I've never sword and boarded my monk. Always went for dual wielding. I'm farming act 3 now. My main stats are as follows.
DPS: 26000 buffed (I want abit more in a couple of weeks. Aiming for around 35-36k buffed without blinding buff)
All resist: 760
Attack speed: 1,90 / 1,80
Crit hit damage: 260
Crit chance 14%
MF act 1 - 308 / MF act 3 - 156
I can solo act 3, but prefer groups of 1-2 besides myself for the extra DPS. Arcon prefered.
I would advise you to get some really nice mf gear and farm act 1 for 14 days - 3 weeks 2-3 hours a day.
I've found multiple items selling for 15-20 million on a regular basis with 300+ mf. That way I bought my act 3 gear, but farm noticeable slower than in act 1.