Monk Raiment Shenlong Generator Build With Crippling Wave

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 18 comments
1.

Introduction

An engine converting Spirit generation into raw damage, the Shenlong's Spirit set absorbs the best of the Monk sets into a build that pummels the enemy with your fists alone. This control-heavy, sustain damage setup is available in a Greater Rift solo progression variation and a speed farming variation, accessible using the link below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Crippling Wave Icon Crippling Wave Mangle Mangle Right Mouse Button Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 1 Way of the Hundred Fists Icon Way of the Hundred Fists Assimilation Assimilation 2 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Radiance Radiance 3 Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven Infused with Light Infused with Light 4 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Shenlong Raiment 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. For this build, we recommend substituting Crippling Wave Crippling Wave from the regular build and using Way of the Hundred Fists Way of the Hundred Fists Hands of Lightning Hands of Lightning exclusively as your generator skill in order to proc the following power:

  • Way of the Hundred Fists Sanctification: All Way of the Hundred Fists combo punches use the second stage combo punch. Consecutive hits from Way of the Hundred Fists increases its damage by 2%. Max 350 stacks.

The freed-up slot from Crippling Wave Crippling Wave can be used for an additional protective skill, such as Serenity Serenity Ascension Ascension.

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). In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are your weapons, Rabid Strike Rabid Strike and Kyoshiro's Blade Kyoshiro's Blade.

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 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added note regarding Ethereal weapons for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (gear page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 24 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Fixed an outdated reference to multiplier numbers.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reverted to the suggestion of Cyclone Strike in the base build.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Gearing recommendations revised to include the Cpt. Crimson set, improved tables and added explanations. Updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Transitioned the guide to include the Cpt. Crimson set. Updated for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 16 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 16 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 16 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated for Patch 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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