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Monk Sunwuko Wave of Light Build

Last updated on Nov 12, 2017 at 20:27 by Deadset 101 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Sunwuko Wave of Light 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 2.6.1 and Season 12.

1. Introduction

Previously stuck in the group-only support DPS role, the Sunwuko set received a revision in Patch 2.4 to a viable soloing state. With this rework and the aid of several revised items, the Season 2 champion Wave of Light re-emerges in a new form. This ranged, sustained damage playstyle is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

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

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Crippling Wave Icon Crippling Wave Tsunami Tsunami Right Mouse Button Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light Explosive Light Explosive Light 1 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Blinding Speed Blinding Speed 2 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light Explosive Light Explosive Light Right Mouse Button Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Way of the Falling Star Way of the Falling Star 1 Blinding Flash Icon Blinding Flash Faith in the Light Faith in the Light 2 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Mantra of Conviction Icon Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Sunwuko Wave of Light 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 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.

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);
  • Speed Farming Variation: Sunwuko Wave of Light 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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  • 12 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised gem recommendations to reflect the proper playstyle of the build.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Updated the passive skill recommendations.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (this page): Revised the guide to reflect its buffs in Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (speed farming variant page): Adapted the variation to the changes the build received in Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Changed rings, weapon #2, and waist for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Replaced Epiphany with Crippling Wave 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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