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Monk | Example builds Diablo III: RoS Guide

Last update: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Monk is a spiritual warrior, who is well acquainted with martial arts - Monk | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

The Monk is a spiritual warrior, who is well acquainted with martial arts. They have perfected the art of fighting with the Fist Weapons, as well as two-handed Daibos - a class-specific staves for Monks. During combat, Monks generate Spirit, which they then use to power up their special attacks. Those holy warriors are based on dexterity and evasion.

This build is focused on using Exploding Palm and Seven-Sided Strike as the "detonator". It works great when farming solo or playing in a group. To use this build properly you will need the whole Uliana's Stratagem set. The rings that you need is the Bastions of Will set. Other important items are two weapons: Lion's Claw and The Fist of Az'Turrasq (with as much % damage from Exploding Palm as possible). The most suitable belt will be Binding of the Lost and you should wear Gungdo Gear on your wrists. The choice of an amulet is up to you. You need to have cooldown reduction on every item that you can.


Left mouse button - Monk | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Left mouse button. Crippling Wave + Tsunami

Your base skill that generates charges is Crippling Wave. This skill has a large range of attack and it freezes the enemies within 17 meters every third hit, as well as triggers the Mythic Rhythm passive skill.

Right mouse button. Dashing Strike + Blinding Speed

Dashing Strike is a very useful skill, thanks to which you can quickly move across the map. Moreover, after using this skill, you increase your chance of dodging so try to always use it during battles.

1. Seven-Sided Strike + Sustained Attack

Seven-Sided Strike will detonate the Exploding Palm charges, which will be put on your enemies. Using the Lion's Claw, it will trigger 14 hits instead of 7, which will highly increase the damage.

2. Exploding Palm + Impending Doom

This ability will be put automatically on your enemies thanks to the items that you wear. You just need to have Impending Doom rune on your bar.

3. Epiphany + Desert Shroud

After using Epiphany, you receive additional Spirit regeneration and you also trigger a sand barrier, which reduces the damage you receive by 20%. This skill greatly increases your defensive, so try to use it as often as it is possible.

4. Mantra of Salvation + Agility

The Monk is a melee fighter, so it's good to increase his chance of dodging. The Mantra of Salvation with the Agility rune will help you do that. Thanks to this skill, you will passively increase your chance to dodge by 35%.

Passive Skills

1. Harmony

When you deal damage to your enemies that have more than 75% hp, you receive a 30% attack speed bonus for 4 seconds. It practically means that every new enemy that you hit triggers the bonus - a great skill to have.

2. Beacon of Ytar

A Monk has to often use various skills, so it's good to reduce their cooldowns. Using Beacon of Ytar, you can reduce them by 20%.

3. Near Death Experience

This skill will save your life when you're in a difficult situation.

4. Mythic Rhythm

After using a skill that triggers Spirit 3 times, the next attack will deal more damage.

Required gems

1. Bane of the Trapped

2. Gogok of Swiftness

3. Bane of the Powerful or Bane of the Stricken

Kanai's Cube effects

1. The Flow of Eternity

2. Spirit Guards

3. Convention of the Elements

Paragon levels

Core: Movement Speed / Dexterity / Vitality / Maximum Resources

Offensive: Cooldown Reduction / Critical Hit Chance / Critical Damage / Attack Speed

Defensive: All Resistances / Armor / Life Regeneration / Life

Utility: Area Damage / Life per Hit / Resource Cost Reduction / Gold Find

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