The Monk is a melee fighter, with an emphasis on speed, combos, aura bonuses, and tactics, rather than the brute force of the Barbarian. Many of the Monk's skills have an Eastern martial arts influence, while his appearance is a mixture of European medieval monks with saffron robes and fashions ...

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Why does Diablo 3 apprentice mode change weapons effectiveness?

My co-op partner equipped a higher level weapon with a higher dex and higher attack and just generally all around better stats but his attack went from 11k to 6k and his dex dropped when he equips it. ...
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Does the passive skill Unity apply to your follower/mystic ally?

Unity currently reads: Each ally affected by your Mantras increases your damage by 5%, up to a maximum of 20%, and has 5% increased damage. Does Unity apply to your follower and/or to your Mystic ...
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Do Sweeping Wind - Cyclone tornados still proc Life on Hit?

In 2012 Diablo III builds, the Monk's Cyclones generated from Sweeping Wind were considered damage from you rather than summons, and so they proc'd Life on Hit (confirmed here). Is that still the case ...
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Does the Monk passive skill Unity stack with multiple Monks applying it?

Unity currently reads: "Each ally affected by your Mantras increases your damage by 5%, up to a maximum of 20%, and has 5% increased damage." Let's say you're with 4 allies, at least one of which is ...
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Does “Wave of light” pillar of the ancients, stack?

When playing a Monk, with Wave of Light, Pillar of the Ancients rune... if you drop 3 pillars at the same time, do all 3 pillars hit the enemy for stacked damage?
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Do all the Monk's damage boosting abilities stack?

I play as a Monk, and I have two pocket Wizards to kill things for me. Or put another way, my two Wizard friends have a pocket Monk, to keep mobs away from them and apply juicy damage debuffs. ...
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Better crit chance or crit damage or something else? [duplicate]

I have found when ROS went out a legendary ring with this stats: 429 vit ( rerolled ) 94 all res 7.0% atk speed I don't remember which stat I rerolled into vit but I do remember I had only 4M ...
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How does Epiphany affect skills?

With the new expansion Reaper of Souls, Monk has a new ability 'Epiphany'. It's description is, Have an Epiphany, increasing your Spirit Regeneration per Second by 20 and enabling your melee ...
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Does Essence Burn include the explosion damage from Exploding Palm?

The new patch buffed Exploding Palm in a big way. You hit a monster with it, it starts bleeding. Kill it while the bleed is active, it explodes for 50% of it's maximum health. Needless to say, ...
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Which melee(Monk/Barbarian) skills can't be dodged?

With the addition of brawling in 1.07, its now possible for players to fight each other, and thus the dodge attribute of some classes (i.e. DH and Monk) now becomes a major factor in some matches in ...
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Does Deadly Reach need to hit an enemy to get the bonus damage from Foresight?

The Foresight rune on DR gives +18% damage on all attacks after the 3rd DR strike. My question is, does the DR strike have to actually hit a target, or can I (for example) shift-click while in town to ...
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Life steal or LOH better for Sweeping Wind/Cyclone build?

As the title says. I'm currently using a 2-hander build with Wave of Light, but having just sold a very nice amulet for 220m gold, I'm looking to convert to a dual-wield SW build like all the cool ...
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How can I farm Inferno Ponies as a solo Monk?

I'm currently trying to do inferno ponies with monk but getting melted fairly often. Are there any monks out there who can solo farm ponies in inferno? Can you share what stats you have? Stuff like - ...
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Is the Monk's Resolve skill affected by thorns?

I use Sweeping Winds or Cyclone in order to apply this debuff on ranged attackers; but I want to know if thorns damage applies the debuff, and if Resolve even works on ranged attacks. Which brings me ...
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Blinding Flash - how long does the missed attacks from elites last?

The damage reduction this skill has (30% chance to miss from elite) - is that only for the 3 seconds or does it last until the monster or you die (like when you die they reset hp and probably any ...
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Mystic Ally becomes useless in inferno acts 2 and above?

Just wondering whether any monks still use the Mystic Ally skill for acts 2 and up? I am guessing that most of you will say that it wastes a slot for a defensive skill. I don't use blind yet (i know ...
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Do items that increase skill based damage factor into displayed DPS

I recently equipped a helm that increased my monk's crippling wave damage by 10%. The displayed DPS did not change nor did it change when i swap out crippling wave for a different skill. Is this a ...
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Which is more important as a Monk, Dodge% or Block%? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I be an effective tanking Monk without a Shield at higher difficulty levels? Currently I am a level 39 Monk in the middle of Act II on Nightmare. My items and build ...
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Does it matter which resistance type I stack when using One With Everything?

I'm currently a level 52 Monk (Act 1 Hell) and using One With Everything to boost my resistances. At the time that I decided to start using OWE, my Physical resistance was highest, so I bought other ...
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Increases spirit regeneration by X per second

simple question if you know please enlighten me: Items with "Increases Spirit Regeneration by x per second" do they constantly regenerate spirit when you're standing idle, or does it only increase ...
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What are the spirit-generating mechanics for Crippling Wave - Rising Tide?

In the skill description for Crippling Wave - Rising Tide, it is stated that Critical Hits generate an additional 5 Spirit. Since Crippling Wave typically hits multiple enemies with each use, is ...
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What are the pros and cons of each life gaining stat?

Are there a huge difference between the two? Which is better? Let's say 60 Life on Spirit Spent or 500 Life on Hit? I apologize due to the lack of my experience with the Monk class. However, I am ...
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How do +Dodge skills and passives stack in Diablo 3?

I have a Monk with 25% dodge if I use nothing by my Dex score. If I add a passive that gives +15% dodge, the final dodge chance only increases to 36.2; with Mantra of Evasion active (which gives ...
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Stat Priority for Monk/Barb in Inferno [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the most optimal way to build Monk to in Inferno? I am wondering what sort of stats should I be focusing on for these melee classes to prepare them for act 1 ...
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Can I use everything that is unlocked after leveling up?

When I level up, the screen shows me so many passives/actives/generators/spenders/runes. What I am asking is whether or not I am able to use everything that is available to me at my level. For ...
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Mantra of Retribution vs Conviction

I'm wondering which of these to take on my lvl 60 monk who's currently farming Act 1 of Inferno (killed the Butcher). I could take MoR with the Transgression rune for the nice bonus to attack speed, ...
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Is there a limit to the number of cyclones that can be spawned from Sweeping Wind?

I like the Cyclone rune for Sweeping Wind, and it seems to be pretty powerful, but I was wondering about how much value I should place on +crit chance gear. Is there a limit on how many Cyclones can ...
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Does Sweeping Wind activate Resolve?

The monk passive Resolve states that "Damage you deal reduces enemy damage by 25% for 2.5 seconds." Does Sweeping Wind activate this effect? I've been taking Seize the Initiative over Resolve due to ...
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When is Monk's passive skill Pacifism effective?

The Pacifism tooltip says if you are under a Fear, Stun or Charm effect, all damage taken is reduced by 75%. I'm not sure what effects are counted as Fear, Stun or Charm. Some people seem to think it ...
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For Wave of Light - Blinding Light, what attacks does it trigger on?

For Wave of Light - Blinding Light does this trigger on all damage attacks you do (ie. Sweeping Wind), only from activated skill attacks, or is this only triggered by using Wave of Light itself? I'm ...
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Is there an internal cooldown on the Reclamation rune for Mantra of Conviction?

From Diablo 3 Database You and your allies have a 30% chance to be healed for 279 - 341 Life when using melee attacks on an enemy under the effects of Mantra of Conviction Does this skill have ...
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Does Blinding Speed trigger on use or on hit?

The Blinding Speed rune for Dashing Strike adds the ability: Receive a 20% increased chance to Dodge for 3 seconds. However, there is no status above my skill bar to show that this bonus is ...
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What is the chance a dodge will trigger Backlash?

When using the Backlash rune for Mantra of Evasion, what does "a chance" mean? Successfully dodging an attack has a chance to create a burst of flame dealing X% weapon damage as Fire to all nearby ...
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Shield effect on Mantra of Healing?

After today's patch I've noticed that whenever I cast Mantra of Healing I got a shimmering bubble around me and my followers, at first I took it simply as an added effect to show that I have the ...
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Monk skills suited for CC and tanking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can a monk tank effectively for a group? When playing with my friends (who play ranged classes), I mostly end up tanking / crowd controlling with my monk. Are there ...
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Is it possible for a two-handed weapon to do as much damage as a dual-wielding monk?

The question is pretty straight-forward: a monk can hold a single weapon (with or without a shield), two weapons or one of a certain subset of the two-handed weapons. Is it ever possible for a monk ...
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Does the monk have any ranged damage skills?

I know that the monk is clearly optimized for up-close work as a tank. What I'm wondering, though, does the monk has any skills with any range greater than touch? If everything is touch only, what ...
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Does Mantra of Retribution still damage enemies when Serenity is active?

Mantra of Retribution returns 40% damage to enemies. Serenity makes you invulnerable for 3 seconds. If I am invulnerable from Serenity while Mantra of Retribution is active and an enemy attacks me, ...
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What triggers Exploding Palm explosions?

I very rarely use this skill, because it doesn't seem very good, but it occurred to me that I might have been misunderstanding how the explosion works. Does it matter if the target dies from bleed ...
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What stats/item modifiers should I be focused on for a Monk on Inferno?

I'm currently attempting to work my way through Inferno difficulty with my Monk. Unfortunately, it's extremely slow going. I can take down the regular trash monsters with ease, but any champions or ...
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Why does the Monk's Inner Sanctuary sometimes cause Fear?

The Monk's skill, Inner Sanctuary, reads Create a runic circle of protection on the ground for 5 seconds that cannot be passed by enemies. Strangely enough, this seems to have a very high ...
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How is damage calculated for Way of the Hundred Fists?

The Monk's Way of the Hundred Fists ability comes with a base tag of 140% weapon damage. Simple enough, but the skill in itself is composed of seven punches. Again, simple enough, but then, the ...
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Which monk skill will do the most damage to a single target? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What skills/runes can I use to maximize my monk's single/AOE DPS? In situations where I am fighting a single high order monster, what skill will enable me to do the ...
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Am I misunderstanding Monk's Sixth Sense ability?

I've been trying to set up a crit build on my Monk, so naturally, the Monk's Sixth Sense ability is somewhat attractive for me. Your dodge chance is increased by an amount equal to 30% of your ...
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What's the chance the Cyclone rune of Sweeping Wind spawning a lightning tornado?

The description of the Cyclone Rune says that [...]Critical Hits have a chance to spawn a lightning tornado[...] without specifying how high that chance actually is. Now Sweeping Wind itself stacks ...
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What monk skill deals the most damage per spirit?

I don't quite know which skills do the most damage (preferably AoE) but have a relatively low spirit cost.
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Does The Guardian's Path Passive Skill effect Spirit Per Second bonuses on gear and from skills?

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%. Does the 25% bonus only apply to Spirit generated ...
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Maximum Spirit regeneration

I want to try a build (for fun, not practical use) with maximum Spirit regen—what items and skills should I equip? What is the maximum possible rate of Spirit regeneration once all of these perks are ...
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How do I use Guiding Light?

Which skills on a monk is considered a direct healing spell that will trigger the damage boost from Guiding Light?
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Does the Monk passive skill “Resolve” stack with multiple Monks applying it?

If you have 2 monks in your party, and they both have the passive "Resolve" ability which decreases enemy damage by 25% for 2.5 seconds when you inflict any damage, if they both hit the same enemy ...