skill bonus are not that great, so i wouldnt look for it, but if an item has it, its a small bonus. Sweeping winds bonus might be better, fist of thunder damage is pretty weak if u don't have sweeping winds up. a bonus like that will probably end up as bis gear. Since thats gonna be the last affix u can use to boost a bit more damage.
Dex will be better since its gonna boost all your damage
everyone can do high dps, the question is how good do you play so u can survive with low amounts of defenses. High dps and defense is very expensive and thus impossible to achieve. If u wanne do very high dps then you'll need to slowly lower your resitances untill a certain point. However more dps also increases your defenses. The weird situation is when u lower your restance and increase your dps, your basicly gonna have the same survivability.
Patch is coming soon, so would just recommand to save up your cash, i probably make a new thread for 100k dps after patch, since the new items will give a major damage boost. Escpially the new rings and amulets and maybe even cheap enough legendaries to use,
All your items need upgrading,but mostly your amulet. But its better to save money and buy 1 good item u dont need to upgrade for a while then having 3 crappy items. But your very close, try to get 55k dps,a better amulet add 8k dps, better rings..and some more dex on other items and your near 60k
Do u have lifesteal or loh on a weapon? One of your weapons needs to have health return like lifesteal or some loh. Otherwise your indeed gonna have a harder time. If u have that on your weapon and still die, then your not playing good enough...Any other itemslot that can provide 200-300 loh is also good. The hard part is finding a decent weapon or item u not gonna need to replace soon.
But still when playing good, u don't even need that, just makes it easier. Can play more aggressive.
Your probably getting killed by reflective damage i think, alot of elites have it, and without lifesteal, some loh, u gonna beat yourself dead pretty easy at high dps, its less a problem at lower dps. At high dps reflective damage can get dangerous.
Otherwise i wouldnt really know what hard, with that dps it takes 5 seconds to kill an elite, so serenity +blind + heal+ potion, should be more then enough to kill an elite or all even when they grouped up fast.
Besides that are u using blind+sweeping winds combo, since damage sux without sweeping winds, that stuff is brutal. U wanne attack elites, get enough spirit, pop blind when needed, then pop sweeping winds within the 3 seconds its active for an extra 30% damage. This does so much damage u should really pown them hard.
Are u killing minions first, or focusing on 1 elite.
The only things that can give trouble in act3 is phasebeasts with molten, stand your ground and nuke like mad, popping cooldowns and its a short fight, u live or die. No need to try to run, they'll pown u anyway.
succubus with molten is annoying, since u need to avoid molten + firebals, takes time, but with serenity up u should kill some during that time.
blood clan pigs: very dangerous, they shoot fireballs fast, and even non-elites can rape u good. But elites can oneshot u easy if fireballs hit u. Versus casters always keep moving and don't let their fireballs hit u too many a time. In small places were they spawn u better get your serenity rdy.
troll like casters, easier, their fireballs move slow, still need to pay attention,to many hits at once can still gib u
dragon birds that shoot fireballs, also dangerous, espcially with illusionists, so many fireballs. Need to play realy good and run in a circle and kill as many as u can with your cd's up when they land.
big fat mommas: they hit like a truck, so nuke and run and nuke hard when your cd's are up. Easy with enough health, then u won't get oneshot easy. If u don't pay attention, big momma will own u
roguetype things in the cave, their frontal attack does serius damage, again use cooldowns, they should be dead fast, otherwise wait till your cd's are back, as they can suddenly pown u fast.
monkeys : they move fast and do quite some damage, only annoying with molten when they jump everywhere, they die pretty fast during cooldowns tho.
cleaver guys with big axes, pay attention one hit can oneshot u, one hit is prob around 28k health,if u let too many hit u, u drop fast. They are slow, so if u don't fight them grouped up withouth cd u should be fine
elephants mobs with their shields, these are just nasty, in the open, in small places they easy to kill.
can't remember any other type of elite that can be a problem. they are all easy to handle if u know to watch out for it, but if your careless they will still pown u hard. Some elites u kite a bit, other elites u don't wanne kite..
Also when your fightning an elite pack, make sure no normal casters are alive shooting at u, because they hurt also and u drop fast when 1 fireball hits, so if u get a couple your way, your in trouble.
Overal, im guessing reflective damage is your problem, with that dps, can't really see whats the problem, unless your using a weak build.
At the moment i run with 31khp and 440 resist but maxed runspeed. Resist helps vs casters, but casters are easy to kill and also easy to avoid by not standing still in one spot too long. I always kill casters first, since they hurt me and melee mobs don't.
If u play good and try to avoid getting hit too much, then u don't need much resist, and if u have alot of dps, then these type of mobs will die very fast also.
Last point is that u will have much easier time buying gear not having to stack resist too high.
With 550million? U should easily be able to reach 150k dps unbuffed.. U buy all this gear for 60k dps 40 mill, after that its 50mill per piece for upgrades, meaning u have money for 10 upgrades of 50 mill. U should be able to buy best of the best. Some will be 100mill for big dps grades.
its best to wait on patch or review, since its hard to know how much resist will be needed, its also possible that farming at too high levels will be too slow, because of crazy health. I also don't think higher levels will be very rewarding, I think dps will still be most important and the lower monsterlevels will be farmed. I doubt the rewards at highest level will be decent enough for it
the hardest part about gearing is finding a good slot to add some health return by loh or lifesteal. The easiest way is to find a good weapon with lifesteal on and cheapest.
u want lifesteal on weapon or small amount of loh 200-400 on a gearslot. However this mostly means a dps loss since finding high dps gear with loh also is gonna get expensive.
u wanne keep looking for the best deals on a high dps weapon with lifesteal, maybe even a legendary, many decent legendaries are cheap and can have lifesteal. u just wanne make sure u don't waste too much dps to gain survival.
molten, desecrate and firechains is more annoying then hard, u need to be patient and move fast. U don't wanne get surrounded, just hit and run to keep sweeping winds up and full nuke when blind or serenity is up. If u pay attention u won't die, but some mobs jump around or move suddenly which can get u in trouble.
U should know by now which mobs are dangerous, its mostly the same type that will own u. Just be rdy for it, play it safe. Some packs u need to kite a bit,most packs should be faceroll tho.
And yes, with more dps its going to get easier, but your in a good spot now, can only get better.
Not really because im from europe, so this is even cheaper in us. So should be no problem anywhere, did get a bit lucky on gloves tho. Overal if i can find cheap stuff in 20min, everyone can find the same in 1-2 weeks of checking.
How to gear your monk step by step 60k dps easymode act3
The simple truth is that u will need money. Keep playing slowly building up your millions till u hit the lottery and get that item u can sell for lotsa millions.
U can use your new fortune to fully upgrade your monk to pown all content. You will need about 30-40 million gold.
I visited the ah and made a set. This time a set with higher quality items but still looking for the best cheap deals. All bought within 20 min. If u spend more time, u can wait for bids to run out;
Or have more choice when u check another day to get even better deals.
boots: 235 dexterity, 63 vitality, 51+31 resist buyout 1.8 million
shoulders: 133 dexterity, 128 vitality, 47+34 resist buyout 2.5 million
belt: 166 dexterity,132 vitality, 45 resist buyout 1.2 million
These core items, the boots, shoulders,belt, chest and pants are critical for a good build. Asmuch dexterity as possible is 1 priority, secondly u wanne have as much vitality on the also.
Last is resists. On almost all these items resist is fairly abundant. U should try to have about 80-90 resist per item. Vitality is very important as it will make building your monk for dps much easier.
Buying good items are fairly cheap, so everyone should be able to buy really good items.
Boots: stay around 230 dexterity, very easy to gain alot of dexterity and dps here. Main decision will be to get more resist or vitality. I would suggest to get more vitality instead of trying to buy boots with low vit and high resist.
Should not be hard to find decent boots, normally there is alot of choice. If u want runspeed on your boots, i would advise to drop vitality on boots then u can get good dps boots fairly cheap. This will only work if your other gear can support the loss.
shoulders: try to stay around 130 dexterity. Abit lower or higher is good. Fairly easy to find good shoulders, but keep looking for ones with high vitality. Most shoulders will have low vitality, do not buy these. I would suggest u keep looking for a good set with pickupradius.
One of your items needs pickupradius and is mostly easiest on shoulders. Its worthwile to spend extra money on very good shoulders with radius so u dont need to replace them in the future, unless u are lucky and find a good item with it on.
belt: i would always go single resist here, because belts are cheap and lotsa choice and u can have so much dps gain here by getting lots of dexterity and vitality. Alot of dps and survival very cheap.
chest: not really happy with this chest, prefer to have around 70-90 dex on the chest, but there was not alot of choice when i checked. Also like to have more vitality. Vitality 150+ is priority on chest with good amount of dex. There was a nice chest for 5mill, but for 1 mill this chest is
a better deal for the money.
pants: same as chest, gain as much vitality here as u can, coupled with good resists. The main mistake on chest and pants is buying without sockets and low vitality.
Most common mistake i see, is low dexterity on these items, too low vitality but alot of resists. Priority when buying these item is important. U want maximum dps with maximum vitality and depending on your money lastly as much resist.
These items are were your dps comes from. So if u want to increase your dps, these items u will need to focus on. However if your core items are very bad then u will have a hard time building a strong monk.
Core items are very cheap and dps items are very expensive to buy. U can however fix this.
bracers: very important to try to max out the crit chance or close to it,every % of crit counts. So search above 5%. Besides that dont buy low dexterity bracers. I would go single resist as u will have more choice.
U want to get as much dps as possible here, so max dex and max crit chance, then get the best item u can buy with most vit and resist also on it. I liked some more vitality on these bracers but overal not bad.
helm: good helms are annoying to find, i tend to skip vitality to open up more choice. Again high dexterity and crit chance 5%+ is important. U need to pretty lucky to find a decent priced helm with vitality.
Keep looking daily,take your time to find a good helm. Stay above 70 dex and above 30-40 resist. Do not buy a helm with low crit because it has vitality or more resist. U want to gain crit chance here
gloves: most common mistake, buying gloves with low dex, search for asmuch dexterity as possible, getting a decent amount of vitality on shoulder is hard. Again here u want as much crit chance as possible search for 7-8%
Do not buy low crit chance gloves. Keep waiting till u find a good set. I prefer attackspeed on globes since its cheap 7-9%. If u have a big budget, gloves can have alot of crit damage, so u wanne get one with 40%+ crit damage.
Again buying gloves with low crit damage, u might be better off with attackspeed.
amulet: massive dps gains on this item possible. get as much dexterity, average damage, crit chance about 6%, u don't wanne search too high crit chance to give more options in items. Amulets can have high amounts of crit damage
so get 50%+ crit damage on it. A cheaper alternative might be attackspeed 9%. But for most dps get crit damage. To be able to have alot of choice, i tend to skip vitality and resist when searching. Search for crit damage, crit chance, average damage and dex.
If your lucky u can find a decent priced one with some res or vit also.
ring1: this rings has alot of average damage, the more of this the better, is about same dps then dex or even more at high gear levels. Not happy with the crit damage, a ring should have around 26%+ crit damage.
I tend to skip dexterity on this ring because i added resist. When searching for average damage, resist and crit chance 3%+. If u would add dexterity on the search u would get very few items and expensive.
ring2: again average damage is free dps, so always look out for it as much as possible. on the second ring i tend to go with crit chance and attack speed. Attackspeed is cheaper and also easier to find rings with vitality and dexterity when choosing attack speed.
its alot harder when searching for crit damage on a ring to have it vitality.
Rings are so versatile and i would buy those lasts to finish your gear, they have everything u want and u can search for many different combinations. If your low on vitality, u can find two rings with vitality. U can get one ring with resist and another without resist.
I tend to search for crit chance and attackspeed or crit chance and crit damage. However u can also find very good rings by maybe searching only for crit chance and taking alot of dex, vitality and average damage on them. So yeah, rings can give u everything u will need to finish your gear.
U can add some resists , some vitality or skip them and find better deals going for pure dps. It all depends on how good your core items are. Rings are excellent for filling the gaps in your gear. An extra boost of vit, resist, its all possible.
Returning back to the main point. If your core items have the correct stats, u will be more relax in choosing your rings and amulet. U will have more freedom in taking vitality or no vitality. This is realy important because finding perfect rings or amulets is hard and cost alot of monnies.
By being able to skip certain stats that make these items expensive, u can buy them cheap and have the same dps as an item that cost 50 million.
Being able to do high damage for little money is possible. If your core items are bad, u will end up too low vitality or resist.
To farm act3 easily, u want to be nNear 60k dps for smooth sailing,550+ resist,near 38k health and pickupradius.
I do not value resist much, since elites will die within 20 seconds and if u wanne do high dps and maintain high resist, u will pay 100 million extra only for 200-300 resist more. Which is clearly a waste of money. That money is better spent on even more dps gear that will make resist even less valuable.
I value vitalty more then resist, since certain mobs or large packs do hit hard that u need to be able to survive their hits. Loh will not help much if u get oneshot.
Resist help against casters, but casters are weak and easy to kill. If u do not focus them and let them shoot u offscreen then yes u will be dead fast. But 300 more resist will not prevent that either.
the legendary echoing fury is a pretty good weapon even when it doesnt even have crit damage on it. Whats makes it so good as mainhand is that it also speed up your offhand.
U want to look for one with a socket as close to 1000 dps as possible, alot of dex and alot of extra speed on it. Mine had 0.21 but u can have 0.25 which adds extra dps.
Overal these are great weapons for a good price. 3.5 million is cheap.
as offhand i had two choices, going for dps or survival. i could use a sword with lifesteal which might be worth it for people to give up some dps and gain some survival by being able to gain life back.
Mostly needed versus molten elites or reflect damage.
Or take weapon with pure crit damage and as high dex and dps as possible. The big advantage of having an echo is that it makes slow weapons really fast and u can actually even use a mace as offhand. There are alot of maces for good prices and high dps on ah.
Offcourse u could also take a fast weapon as offhand but these are more expensive and harder to find the good ones. Basicly u can wield any weapon if your using an echoing fury. Even the slowest weapon will gain enough speed.
These weapons are not the best but still enough to make 60k dps. U don't need expensive weapons if your gear is strong and balanced. All dps items i bought are also very cheap.
Gearcost: 28 million, can be alot cheaper waiting on bids, snipes or checking during a week
extra costs: 5x 46 dexterity gems for 5 sockets
2x90 critdamage gems: 12 million
Hopefully people who need to upgrade some items, can understand from this wall of text what to look for and what to improve.
As u can see if u can find one good item, u should be able to make enough money to gear your character very well for act3 speedfarms.
I strongly suggest to invest in 90 crit damage gems, because u can take them out and use them on another character also. So they are a good investment and fairly cheap.
if u follow these guidelines and buy similar gear,u will be able to reach 60k+ dps and definatly if u have some paragon levels making it even easier.
This links to a google document online where u can enter your chars detail. There u can compare new weapons and gear to see dps gains. That way u can buy the best item for the best price. Once u understand how much damage each stat gives, u will have an easier time shopping.