Monk Lashing Tail Kick Build with LoD

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 15 comments

Welcome to our build guide for LoD LTK 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 2.7.4 and Season 27.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

1.

Introduction

Based on the versatile powers of the Legacy of Dreams bonus, the LoD Lashing Tail Kick Monk unites multiple legendary powers into an explosive, bursty and durable whole.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the LoD Lashing Tail Kick Monk is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Lashing Tail Kick Icon Lashing Tail Kick Vulture Claw Kick Vulture Claw Kick Right Mouse Button Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 1 Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 2 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Radiance Radiance 3 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud 4 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the LoD Lashing Tail Kick Monk is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube, and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random.

Unfortunately, Lashing Tail Kick Lashing Tail Kick-based builds don't have a great way of utilizing the three Sanctification powers. Thus, you should simply use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). The Sanctification power outcome does not matter. In the case of this build, a good candidate for Sanctification are your two weapons, Rabid Strike Rabid Strike and Scarbringer Scarbringer.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Guide revised and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Guide revised and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Guide revised and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Minor gear adjustment and added follower recommendation.
  • 12 Dec. 2020 (gear page): Fixed skill damage recommendations.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 22. No changes required.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Additional gearing information and table improvements. Guide updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Additional gearing information and table improvements. Guide updated for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Gear recommendations revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Gear recommendations revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 16 May 2019 (this page): Guide added.
  • 16 May 2019 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 16 May 2019 (gear page): Guide added.
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