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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...