Monk Support Build With Inna

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 24 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Support 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.

1.

Introduction

Adept at damage mitigation and health sustain, the support Monk maintains a presence in metagame compositions where squishy DPS and damage intake-dependent bonuses need to be protected. This crowd control and buff-oriented build is strictly multiplayer oriented, a zero DPS spec that plays part of a composition with other damage dealing party members.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Support 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 Tsunami Tsunami Right Mouse Button Serenity Icon Serenity Tranquility Tranquility 1 Deadly Reach Icon Deadly Reach Piercing Trident Piercing Trident 2 Inner Sanctuary Icon Inner Sanctuary Temple of Protection Temple of Protection 3 Mantra of Healing Icon Mantra of Healing Time of Need Time of Need 4 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Soothing Mist Soothing Mist
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Support 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 either Deadly Reach Deadly Reach or Serenity Serenity from the regular build and using Wave of Light Wave of Light Explosive Light Explosive Light to proc the following power:

  • Wave of Light Sanctification: Casting Wave of Light now summons a bell at the target location that deals damage when any player attacks the bell. Up to five bells can be active at one time.

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, a good candidate for Sanctification is the Oculus Ring Oculus Ring.

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 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 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 (this page): Guide revised and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Guide revised and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 08 Dec. 2020 (this page): Revised S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 08 Dec. 2020 (gear page): Revised S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 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 (skills page): Revised skill selection to better reflect Season 20 meta.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Added gear recommendations when pushing with Witch Doctors.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Added gear recommendations when pushing with Witch Doctors.
  • 04 Jan. 2020 (this page): Small fix to the Cube recommendations.
  • 04 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Small fix to the Cube recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2019 (skills page): Fixed skill mentions from a previous version of the guide.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised to include Cpt. Crimson and Born sets.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide thoroughly revised to include new sets and skills.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Skill selection revised to include Breath of Heaven and Deadly Reach.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations revised 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 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Reverted the guide to its pure Inna version to accommodate the meta needs.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Removed Uliana recommendations and replaced them with an optional Uliana setup.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Reverted the guide to its pure Inna state.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Added Exploding Palm to go with the Ulyana pieces.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Added 2 Uliana pieces.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (this page): Guide adjusted to a more favorable setup, mixed with the Uliana set.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated for Patch 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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