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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Does increased Sweeping Wind damage apply to each level?

I have seen some items that give a damage bonus to Sweeping Wind. Does this bonus apply to each level of Sweeping Wind or does it divide the bonus up between the three levels?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What refreshes Sweeping Wind?

Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 15% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee ...
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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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Is there any guaranteed way to complete the Like Water achievement?

The Like Water Achievement Monk Class specific achievement requires you to dodge 15 attacks in a row. Dodge is a percentage chance with diminishing returns as I understand it. I boost my Dex quite ...
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How much resistance is needed in inferno for a melee class?

I got some lightning resist, and with the Monk's One With Everything passive, that puts all my resists at 200%, but I still think that is too low. How much resistance does a melee class need to be ...
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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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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 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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How can a monk tank effectively for a group?

I've recently decided to switch up my monk build to be more of a tank than a damage dealer. But I'm struggling to do so effectively. I know I need a good balance of mobility, survivability, awareness, ...
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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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Can I be an effective tanking Monk without a Shield at higher difficulty levels?

I'm building a tanking Monk, however I have not yet found a shield worth using. I find that the faster spirit generation caused by duel wielding (increased attack speed = faster spirit generation) is ...
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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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How can I heal my monk efficiently on higher difficulties?

The monk has a dedicated healing Breath of Heaven, but that one has a 15 seconds cooldown and only heals me for around 20% of my current health on Nighmare difficulty now. I prefer to use Serenity ...
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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 can I increase my monks maximum spirit?

The base spirit maximum of 150 is pretty low if you actually want to use those spirit-consuming skills frequently. It can happen easily that you don't have enough left when you're trying to use the ...
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What is the most optimal way to build Monk to in Inferno?

As you need a lot of single target damage and health, but also AoE, what attributes have you guys been building to survive reliably in the harder difficulties? I'm thinking going 50%/%50 Dex/Vita. ...
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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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As a monk what magical attributes should I care about the most on weapons and jewelry?

This refers to items I find and items I craft. There are a lot of attributes on items from extra fire damage to strength to intelligence and it's hard to compare what I'm currently wearing with what I ...
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Does Impending Doom decreases Exploding Palm's DPS?

The skill description of Exploding Palm reads: Cause a target to Bleed for 745% weapon damage as Physical over 9 seconds. The description of its Impending Doom rune reads: Increases the ...
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How can I get the most out of Sweeping Wind?

Sweeping Wind seems like a pretty amazing skill. It does a nice amount of AoE and is potentially persistent if you can keep hitting foes. I want to ensure it stays persistent at max stacks as much ...
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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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Monks and the effectiveness of 2-handed weapons

I am just starting a Monk build in Diablo 3, and notice that a dual-wielding setup or a weapon/shield combo is far more favorable than using a Daibo, due to the ability to equip more prefixes and ...
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How do you beat Belial in Diablo 3 as a Monk?

Belial is the guy at the end of act 2, and the last part is really hard. I never seem to get his life very low. How do you beat him as a monk?
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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 “Way of the Hundred Fists” generate more than one “on hit” effects?

The description for the Monk’s Way of the Hundred Fists seems to indicate the second strike in the sequence is composed of 7 individual hits. Are they truly separate hits, meaning each can generate a ...
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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 skills/runes can I use to maximize my monk's single/AOE DPS?

I'm trying to focus my monk on dealing out as much damage as quickly as possible to plow through the more difficult enemies. Ignoring equipment and the bonuses they grant, what combination of skills ...
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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 ...