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Monk Inna Exploding Palm and Mystic Ally Build

Last updated on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:42 by Deadset 107 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Inna Exploding Palm Monk in Diablo 3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know to play this build at the highest level. This build is updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

1. Introduction

Having received a full rework in Patch 2.4, Inna's Mantra set brings a viable summon build to the Monk endgame table. This tanky, pet-centric build is available in two Greater Rift solo progression variants ( Exploding Palm build and pure Mystic Ally build) and a regular Rift farming variation, explained in that order.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Inna Exploding Palm / Mystic Ally Monk is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress GR Solo Mystic Allies Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Way of the Hundred Fists Icon Way of the Hundred Fists Assimilation Assimilation Right Mouse Button Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Blinding Speed Blinding Speed 1 Serenity Icon Serenity Ascension Ascension 2 Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 3 Exploding Palm Icon Exploding Palm Impending Doom Impending Doom 4 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Water Ally Water Ally
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Way of the Hundred Fists Icon Way of the Hundred Fists Assimilation Assimilation Right Mouse Button Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Blinding Speed Blinding Speed 1 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud 2 Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 3 Inner Sanctuary Icon Inner Sanctuary Temple of Protection Temple of Protection 4 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally No rune chosen
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Inna Exploding Palm / Mystic Ally Monk is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a High Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If high leaderboard position without strict adherence to the meta is attractive to you, consider using this build.

This build is oriented mostly at solo Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. It is also not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

5. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Mystic Ally Pets Variation: Inna Mystic Ally variation for endgame solo progression;
  • Speed Farming Variation: Inna Mystic Ally variation for endgame speed farming;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

6. ChangeLog

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  • 30 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated for Patch 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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