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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At level 60, when does Seize the Initiative outperform The Guardian's Path?

I am interested in the breakpoint at which the bonus armor from Seize the Initiative will outperform The Guardian's Path 15% dodge bonus, at maximum level. This is so I can choose the best defensive ...
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What is the preferred order of DPS stats for the Monk?

A little theorycrafting here, which attributes should a Monk focus on from a pure DPS perspective? Obviously in the case of Dexterity there are other effects to consider on the whole, such as the ...
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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 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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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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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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Monk mystic ally attack speed

How quickly does my mystic ally attack? I know it has 40% weapon damage, but without the speed that says almost nothing
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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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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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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 can I ensure my monk is in range for her attacks?

I very recently (finally) killed The Butcher in Diablo 3. However, I ran into a slight problem during our battle. About halfway into the fight, I noticed that a lot of my attacks weren't making ...
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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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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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Fists of Thunder Quickening Rune

Now with the hotfix, is fists of thunder still better to use for bosses and more single enemies over the AoE of crippling wave and the rising tide rune? I personally like to use crippling wave more ...
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What should my life/damage be at the end of each difficulty? [closed]

When I got to the end of act 3 in nightmare, I had ~7500 life and ~1100 damage. At this point I started dying constantly, I mean like every yellow or blue monster pull meant at least 5 consecutive ...
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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 ...
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Is there an advantage if I use knuckles with monk instead of daggers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are class-specific weapons better than other weapon? I am starting with monk and asked a friend what weapon I should use. He told me that my priority should be on ...
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When doesn't Cyclone Strike pull enemies in?

I've noticed that there are times when Cyclone Strike just doesn't do what it's supposed to. I thought it was due to enemies being frozen, but now I have seen some non-frozen enemies unaffected and ...
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Wave of Light Range

As far as I can tell, when you use Wave of Light, it seems to often miss the first object in front of you. Can it not damage anything that the bell actually lands on? Even though it seems like when I ...
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How does Blinded and Confused work?

I have a doubt about the interaction between Binding Flash and Blinded and Confused. Normal enemies in this case are blinded for 3 seconds, but if the 25% chance of Blinded and Confused triggers ...
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Effect of AS on Sweeping Wind [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get the most out of Sweeping Wind? Does attack speed affect the DPS of Sweeping Wind? When my friend tested, it didn't seem to affect the rate at which the ...
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What changes were made to Boon of Protection? How will it impact Hell/Inferno Monks? [closed]

A lot of monks have been getting by using the Mantra of Healing with the Boon of Protection rune, especially in Hell and Inferno (though it seems to be less effective in Inferno Act II). How has ...
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Does Cyclone Strike have some kind of hidden stun?

The description for Cyclone Strike reads: Pull all enemies within 24 yards towards you, followed by a furious blast of energy that deals 100% weapon damage as Holy. I use this skill constantly ...
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In a party with more than one monk, how do mantras work together?

Monk Mantra descriptions say "Only one Mantra can be active at a single time". But if we build a party with more than one monk: Is it possible get the effect of more Mantras? If two monks use the ...
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Regarding Blinding Flash skill, which enemies are considered “elite”?

Binding Flash's monk skill and runes could affect elite enemies in a different way. But which enemies are considered "elite"? All those colored? Bosses and mini-bosses are also part of this group?
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What is Seven-Sided Strike's reach and damage division?

The Monk's Seven-Sided Strike is a focus skill, a series of hits back and forth about a circle. Sometimes I'll see the Monk's animation reach enemies outside the circle. How far does this move reach, ...
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Seven Sided Strike Runes: Sudden Assault or Several Sided Strike?

I am a bit confused by a couple of the runes from the Monk ability "Seven Sided Strike" On the one hand, you have "Sudden Assault" which deals 1007% damage in the normal seven strikes. On the other ...
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Does Monk's Resolve passive work vs Bosses / with AoE?

I haven't been able to determine if the Monk's passive Resolve works as a debuff vs. every mob there is. I'm planning on using Deadly Reach with the armor buff and Resolve to apply damage reduction ...
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How does Transcendence scale? (The monk passive: spirit spent heals you)

The amount of health per point is going up but I'm now sure what determines it
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How much health does my Mystic Ally have?

I cannot see the exact amount of heath my Mystic Ally has. I tried having it take damage to see if it would show a health bar (similar to monster's health), but this did nothing. How do I know how ...
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Which Monk spirit-generator skills generates spirit the fastest?

In what order does the Monk's spirit-generating skills generate spirit the fastest? Both with and without all runes unlocked? I use Crippling Wave most of the time, but often find myself out of ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of Using Two Handed Weapons as a Monk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monks and the effectiveness of 2-handed weapons I am leveling as a monk on Diablo 3, so far, i've managed to use Daibos as weapons (i've found a rare one). My question ...
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How large is the Exploding Palm AoE?

This is the description of Exploding Palm: Cause a target to Bleed for 220% weapon damage as Physical over 3 seconds. If the target dies while bleeding, it explodes and deals 30% of the ...
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Does Thunderclap teleport on all Fists of Thunder attacks, or only the first in the sequence?

The Thunderclap rune of Fists of Thunder adds the ability to teleport to the target when striking it. Does this teleportation happen on any hit of the skills 3-hit sequence, or only on specific hits ...
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How does the 3-attack sequence work with multiple skills?

The Monk’s primary skills follow a certain sequence of hits, in which every third hit behaves differently. How does the “hit-tracking” for these skills work with multiple skills? Specifically, if I ...
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What are the details behind Fists of Thunder's faster Spirit generation?

The skill description for Fists of Thunder reads: Generates Spirit faster than other Spirit-generating skills due to the high attack speed. If Fists of Thunder has a higher attack speed, does it ...