With sunwoko you should be able to clear to 30 grifts and upgrade gems to 25. i have similar gear + torch and around lvl 30 i lose hp too fast for my liking you can still get gear from grifts so why not upgrade gems while you are at it ?
I play a mixture of Solo/Group - Main focus is group
Currently on T5/T6 - GR 28ish.
T5 just falls over so quick and effortlessly. Same in T6 however certain affixes wreck me as well. For solo I have 2x Unity but no follower relic. Although I have been lucky with actual gear, I have not been so lucky with some of the rolls, +fire on Gungdo and Ammy when I have no Torch, would prefer lightning.
Not really sure what I can do to increase my surv without getting more 2nd res on gear that doesn't currently have it?
Alright, thanks to kosiauke for the help. I found a Torch and went for a more CDR heavy build now. Torch is awesome, it is not ancient so I dropped like 20% DPS, and 30% Toughness (had 1400+ vitality on ancient weapon) but the combination of WoL damage bonus, the ability to use Epiphany: Desert Shroud over the additional spirit reg (and actually have a decent uptime), and freeing up 2 passive slots that were needed for spirit regeneration before counteracts this nicely. No spirit problems anymore, with all the RCR Epiphany + double ally passive + 6 spirit per second from Torch pretty much covers the cost, and the downtime is easily handled by ally active.
Don't like Innas too much, so I went for Crimsons, had a ton of mats, so made them ancients :). Currently using Leorics, but I don't feel like the additional 10% CDR (don't have a perfect Leoric) is worth losing 30% lightning damage from EotS. So probably going back to EotS here.
Points for discussion: - EotS or Leorics? On T6 I kinda don't need the damage as much, but it is noticeable on a rift guardian etc. Also Leorics provides more toughness, since EotS has no affix left for vit. Leorics would boost my CDR from 47% to 54%, which in practice doesn't feel significant enough for the drop in damage. - Should I use a Gift on Incense Torch? If yes, for 10% damage or for CDR? Currently, I only have 1 gift, so I don't want to spend it on something, that will ultimately be replaced by an ancient version of itself anyway. But its probably a long time before that drops, so if I find a 2nd Gift, I'll probably use that. - Which chest? Running with Thousand Storms currently, but since I don't run any other parts of that set, I kinda have no idea. Just use the best ancient I can get? - I will most certainly keep the regeneration gem, its awesome. I don't need any other recovery. Toxic gem is decent, but 10% boost seems a little on the low side, and the poison damage is underwhelming, considering it is not boosted by Sunwuko. Probably replacing this with Bane of the Powerful, Taeguk feels kinda tedious to keep up the stacks. Bane of the Trapped is performing well.
Well... you have pretty good gear so just hope for relic i guess. You can change secondaries to resists if possible or change one of the dps gems to a seasonal with resist.
It's also possible to change some runes here and there: momentum - 6th sense. epiphany insight - desert shroud and dashing strike quicksilver - blinding speed.
It will lower your dps tho
Thanks for the reply Kosiauke. Much appreciated.
I figured the actual gear I have was ok, just not itemised very great.
I lack so much toughness (sat on 9mil) and im only 495k sheet dps which i feel both are quite low. I seem to lack Vit on quite a lot of stuff, however my lowest res is 1200, which i feel is a good number to be at for my time spent in game. I kinda feel like everything needs replacing asap though.
Currently farming T6 Rifts in hopes for a SoJ/Torch/Furnace. Only an ancient torch/furnace would help me, unless its a very well rolled torch. I have an ancient Schaefers Hammer (3300 minimum damage). Has 20% Lightning increase and dexterity. Rerolled something useless to a socket for now. I have a gift but I'm saving for it a torch. Have two unity's and an immortal scoundrel trinket.
Also considering gambling on some belts in hopes of a Witching Hour/Good Vigilante Belt. But for now I am gambling for 2h weapons.
The weapon I have is easily the highest damage weapon I've received. The slightly faster attack speed helps clear T6 rifts as well. Holding out for a Fist of Az for the dual wielding zdps build.
Personally I don't use gungdo gear outside of greater rifts because my WoL kills it faster, and requires less work. This is especially relevant in a group of 4 speedfarming T6. Things just die too quickly for exploding palm to be relevant. I'm thinking of rolling back into a Pre-Season Aughilds bracers/chest, Inna's belt/pants, and SWK Gloves/shoulders/amulet. Keeping Either Leorics or Tzo Krin's Gaze on the helm. I have a pretty nice one that has Dex/Vit/Crit 6%/WoL Damage 25% and a socket. Although Cindercoat helps with the spirit management quite a bit. Reapers Wraps makes it very worry free.
I suppose I'm not sure where I should focus. Just keep focusing on T6 Rifts and don't give up on the torch? I start struggling with greater rifts around 35-37. Mostly from a damage/spirit management point, not taking damage.
iam kind of "ok" with my monk and i think my gear is kind of decent. But when i take a look at other monks profiles they have at pretty the same gear level like 1 million dmg in the profile. i got 800k and i cant get a tought on how they reach like the million on profile. i know profile dmg on monk is not so important but iam still wondering. what makes that much dmg difference in profile that other monks got and i dont have?
Seasonal Character, currently maxing out at 24-25 Greater Rifts.
Figured I'd throw my lot in with the "What do?" group, as I've barely played a Monk up until this season. Right now I'm simply looking for some good direction to go build-wise and gear-wise, since while both are doing okayish so far, I'm a bit in the dark as to where I'm looking to progress forward into from where I am right now.
Hello fellow monks. I've decided to focus on monk this season and my first goal is to complete a tier 46. I feel confident my gear will suffice for that but really want a second opinion on what to improve/change and why. I do got a leorics crown with dex/vit/crit/socket that doesnt show in my profile. My highest grift done so far is tier 41.
depends what build you are planning to use, i guess WoL based torch, unityx2, follower godmode trinket also getting sunwoko amu and replacing headpiece with something else, like leorics, would also boost you a bit
Currently doing T5 rifts with ease, but still get curbstomped by rare/elites in T6. I know my gear isn't itemized all that well, so definitely looking for suggestions there. Not much for paragon levels because I got a bit of a late start. Rolled a DH when the season started and got to level 60 before realizing that I didn't like it. So re-rolled a monk and been having fun. Would like to be able to at the very least farm T6 rifts. Not so much concerned about Grifts right now, ~24 seems to be my limit, but I'm cool with that. Thanks for any and all help!
There's my profile. As of right now I've not pushed too hard in GR's but it seems I'm gonna cap 22~25.
Gear: I think not having a RRoG is holding me back tremendously. In S1 I was able to find speed split runs for A1 bounties in the T1-T3 levels but this season its all about T6 and I cant handle that. How should I go about getting that? Also, anything gear related?
Spec: With my current gear should I be running a different build? Passives?
Ive been reading build guides from quin69 but some up close criticism would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I have the feeling i do not enough damage and i still die to some elitepacks (though that rarely happens) I actually just dont know what to do, what to farm, what to upgrade etc. So if anyone would check out my profile and just can give me some leads and goals that would be perfect
(I've looked at some builds from Quin C and i must say that fire annihilation build was quite intresting but i dont see me getting the needed gear for that in the next 6 month)