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Monk Raiment Shenlong Generator Build With Crippling Wave

Last updated on Jun 30, 2017 at 19:12 by Deadset 113 comments

Table of Contents

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 and Season 11.

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.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Way of the Hundred Fists Icon Way of the Hundred Fists Assimilation Assimilation Right Mouse Button Crippling Wave Icon Crippling Wave Mangle Mangle 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 Serenity Icon Serenity Ascension Ascension
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.

2.3. Legendary Gems

2.4. Kanai's Cube

3. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as the Top Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season.

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.

4. 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);
  • Inna Shenlong Variation Variation: Inna Shenlong variation for endgame solo progression;
  • Speed Farming Variation: Raiment Shenlong 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.

5. 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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