Monk Raiment Shenlong Generator Build With Crippling Wave

Last updated on Jan 17, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 6 comments
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Raiment Shenlong Generator 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 2.6.4 and Season 16.

General Information

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

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 two Greater Rift solo progression variations (with the Raiment set and the Inna set), and a regular Rift farming variation, explained in that order.

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.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Greater Rift Inna Variant Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Crippling Wave Icon Crippling Wave Mangle Mangle Right Mouse Button Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 1 Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven Infused with Light Infused with Light 2 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Radiance Radiance 3 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility 4 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Crippling Wave Icon Crippling Wave Mangle Mangle Right Mouse Button Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Radiance Radiance 1 Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven Infused with Light Infused with Light 2 Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 3 Mantra of Conviction Icon Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation 4 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud
Passive Skills

3.1. 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. It also includes detailed explanations for Season 16 adjustments.

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. Changelog

  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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.
  • 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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