Monday, May 14, 2012

Diablo 3 Monk DPS build

     In this article I will try to speak about monk and what this character is able to do in this game. The monk is a very versatile fighter which can inflict tons of damage with the right combo and what makes the monk an awesome class to play is that you generate spirit when you kill/hit monsters, I mean this is nice because when you encounter a pack of monsters you will be able to sustain your combos. This high DPS build for the monk can be a real treat if you like a melee combo fighting style.

    The question is what path will you choose, because monk can really play almost every role beside tanking and he can be a really good team character with his auras or, as I said before, he can inflict tons of damage. Now I will cover the DPS build for the monk that can really compete with other more damage oriented classes.

Active Skill List:

1. Fists of Thunder - Unleash a series of extremely fast punches that deal 110% weapon damage as Lightning. Every third hit deals damage to all enemies in front of you and knocks them back a short distance. Generates Spirit faster than other Spirit-generating skills due to the high attack speed + bounding light rune
2. Seven-Sided Strike - Dash rapidly between nearby enemies, dealing 777% weapon damage over 7 hits + sustained atack rune
3. Cyclone Strike - Pull all enemies within 24 yards towards you, followed by a furious blast of energy that deals 100% weapon damage as Holy + Eye of the storm rune
4. Sweeping Wind - Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 15% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee attack.  + Master of the wind rune
5. Breath of Heaven - A blast of divine energy heals you and all allies within 12 yards for 6202 - 7442 Life + Blazing Wrath rune
6. Mantra of Conviction - Recite a Mantra that causes all enemies within 20 yards of you to take 12% additional damage. The Mantra lasts 3 minutes. + Reclamation rune

Passive Skill List:

1. Transcendence - Every point of Spirit spent heals you for 62.0 Life.
2. Exalted Soul - Increases maximum Spirit by 100.Spirit fuels your defensive and offensive abilities.
3. The Guardian's Path - While dual-wielding, you gain a 15% chance to dodge incoming attacks. While using a two-handed weapon, all Spirit generation is increased by 25%.

Advantages of the Monk DPS build:

 - very high single target dps
 - decent AOE dps
 - nice healing + mantra abilities


 - Gear dependent
 - Hard above nightmare difficulty
 - Requires good combos for high dps

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