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Monk Support Build With Inna

Last updated Yesterday at 16:28 by Deadset 82 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

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 2.6.1 and Season 12.

1. Introduction

With group compositions heavily favoring crowd control, damage mitigation and health sustain, the support Monk maintains a strong position in the metagame. 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 Blinding Flash Icon Blinding Flash Crippling Light Crippling Light 1 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Soothing Mist Soothing Mist 2 Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 3 Inner Sanctuary Icon Inner Sanctuary Temple of Protection Temple of Protection 4 Mantra of Healing Icon Mantra of Healing Time of Need Time of Need
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.

2.3. Legendary Gems

2.4. Kanai's Cube

3. Role in the Current Meta

The build is strictly meant for group Greater Rifting, as it entirely revolves on supporting DPS party members and deals no damage on its own. In meta terms, the Support Monk is a highly desirable build in any high Greater Rift progression party.

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).

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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  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Removed Uliana recommendations and replaced them with an optional Uliana setup.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Reverted the guide to its pure Inna version to accommodate the meta needs.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Reverted the guide to its pure Inna state.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (this page): Guide adjusted to a more favorable setup, mixed with the Uliana set.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Added 2 Uliana pieces.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Added Exploding Palm to go with the Ulyana pieces.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated for Patch 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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