Builds – Monk Inferno Tank LoH/DPS/Crit – Life Sweeper
Level Required - 58
Build thanks to Healthygamer
Despite the recent nerf on the attack speed item modifier, the Monk is still capable of dealing decent damage in Inferno.
His passive increase of attack speed when dual wielding compensates the absence of IAS on gear and with decent critical hit chance and damage increase, things get easier. Actually, the Diablo 3 Monk can go a long way with mediocre gear and a decent build.
Let’s have a quick glimpse at a build we call “Life Sweeper“:
Left Mouse Button – Fists of Thunder with the Thunderclap rune
Right Mouse Button – Sweeping Wind with the Cyclone rune
Action Key 1 – Binding Flash with the Faith in the Light rune
Action Key 2 – Serenity with the Ascension rune
Action Key 3 – Breath of Heaven with the Blazing Wrath rune
Action Key 4 – Mantra of Evasion with the Backlash rune
Passive Skill 1: The Guardian’s Path
Passive Skill 2: Seize the Initiative
Passive Skill 3: One With Everything
The Mechanics Of The Build
The main reason why this build works is the huge life on hit gain.
Fists of Thunder is a skill with fast attack speed. The third hit will damage all the surrounding mobs and the life on hit will be applied for all targets. When used in large crowds, the life gain becomes phenomenal.
Sweeping Wind is also a great source of damage that can add some Life on Hit gain. With a high enough critical hit chance and decent attack speed it should stack up very fast and combined with Fists of Thunder, it should be permanently up during sustained combat.
Besides these two damaging skills, not much else is needed to bring down packs of mobs or even bosses. Serenity is added to the mix to aid in critical situations. The 3 seconds of invulnerability are more than sufficient to gain back some health to avoid an unnecessary death.
The combination of skills seems to work excellent even with mediocre gear. 30k HP, 300 to all resist and a decent armor and dodge value is enough to make it work. With these stats in place, the player can focus on building some damage. This can be easily done by stacking crit chance and crit damage. Attack speed should not be a major concern as 1.8 attacks per second is more than enough.
This build is meant to work with two one handed weapons to make use of the bonus from The Guardian’s Path passive skill. With it, Spirit regeneration is boosted to aid with the regen and enable the usage of Sweeping Wind at a more frequent rate. Additionally, the passive gives a nice 15% attack speed which is a nice bonus to have for some extra DPS.
Take a look at the stats and gear.
See the build in action.
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