The Monk in Diablo 3 is often used for melee specialized builds. Diablo 3 items collectors however can make the most of the monk by using the Speed of Lightning Ninja build for this class. Created by DemonCoyote, this build will hit your enemies in the fast, hard and fast. Like a ninja.
Skills to Get for Diablo 3 Items Collectors
As a generator build, D3 items collectors will need to use Deadly Reach (Scattered Blows) as their primary damage dealer. The rune is helpful as it makes the skill useful against both single and multiple targets. Meanwhile, Exploding Palm (Shocking Grasp) will spend your Spirit and dole out AoE damage. Be sure to also get Mystic Ally (Fire Ally) for a great boost to DPS.
Passives for this build include Unity to improve ally damage, Seize the Initiative for powerful first strikes and Alacrity to make Deadly Reach faster. Harmony is also taken if you got gear with single elemental resistance.
Diablo 3 Items for your Speed Monk
You will need Diablo 3 Legendary items. This includes two pieces of the Raiment of a Thousand Storms. This powers up your generator skill. Also look for two pieces of the Bastions of Will set for even more damage. To improve your Mystic Ally skill, Inna’s Mantra two piece bonus is required. The Crudest Boost is also critical as it will cause your Monk to summon two allies instead of one. Lastly, Depth Diggers and Flying Dragon will make your generator more powerful and your monk attack faster respectively.
Gems and other Diablo 3 Items for your Speed Monk
Since your Speed of Lightning Ninja Monk will be in melee range often, a rank 25 Bane of the Trapped is slotted into its accessories. The slow and bonus damage will ensure mobs won’t be able to escape your character. Taking advantage of high attack speed, Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver is also slotted into gear. More attacks means more chances to proc this gem’s ability. Finally, Gogok of Swiftness is taken to really be as fast as lightning.