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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 “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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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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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 ...