Monk Support Build With Inna

Last updated on Jan 17, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 7 comments
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 2.6.4 and Season 16.

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. It also includes detailed explanations for Season 16 adjustments.

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. Changelog

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