Collectors of Diablo 3 items can have an easier time if they use the Icepick Assassin Monk build by Capicorp. This build revolves around the Exploding Palm skill and cold elemental damage. In this guide we’ll cover the Diablo 3 legendary items needed as well as skills to use for your Monk.
Diablo 3 items required for the build
Among the D3 items needed for the Icepick Assassin build is The First of Az’Turrasq. This increases the damage of Exploding Palm’s secondary explosion by 74-100%. A Ring of Royal Grandeur is also needed to get the 4 set bonuses of Inna’s Mantra and Monkey King’s Garb while only wearing three items from each. Inna’s Mantra is worn to get the effects of all Mantras at the same time. Meanwhile, Monkey King’s Garb is critical for its decoy ability and damage boost to several skills including Exploding Palm.
Other items that improve this build in Diablo 3 include a Stone of Jordan ring. Just make sure to get a one that boosts cold skills. Azurewrath is also a good pick if you want to use a sword. Not only does it improve damage done by cold skills, it can also freeze enemies on hit. Additionally, it will deal damage to undead near your Monk.
Skill to use with Diablo 3 items
It goes without saying that Exploding Palm (Impending Doom) is used in this build. To gather up your targets however Cyclone Strike (Wall of Wind) is used. For Spirit generation Crippling Wave (Breaking Wave) is taken. It also provides crowd-control effects as well as boost to DPS for you and your allies. Epiphany (Desert Shroud) is also taken for more Spirit generation and damage reduction.
As for passive, take Beacon of Ytar to help keep Epiphany up. Unity is also useful for your allies while also increasing your own damage output. For a full list of abilities to use, check out the build here.
Gems for your Diablo 3 items
When it comes to gems make sure to get Bane of the Trapped. This works well with the cold theme as you’ll get to deal more damage to frozen opponents. Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver is also slotted for the extra damage. Lastly, get Bane of the Powerful to improve damage against Elites and to get a buff when they are defeated.