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Monk Tempest Rush Build with Patterns of Justice

Last updated on Mar 12, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 24 comments

Welcome to our build guide for PoJ Tempest Rush 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 2.6.8 and Season 20.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.



Rooting its powers firmly in the dedicated Patterns of Justice set, Tempest Rush Tempest Rush gains a new way to achieve endgame viability in the Monk pantheon of builds. This is a sustained damage, very fluid and relaxing playstyle, that still has some room for calculated and skillful play at the high end. It is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.


Quick Reference


Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Blinding Flash Icon Blinding Flash Faith in the Light Faith in the Light Right Mouse Button Tempest Rush Icon Tempest Rush Flurry Flurry 1 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind No rune chosen 2 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud 3 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility 4 Serenity Icon Serenity Ascension Ascension
Passive Skills

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.


Legendary Gems


Kanai's Cube



  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Revised jewelry, weapon and Cube recommendations to reflect the high-end meta.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Revised passive options for high-end pushing.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Minor revisions to passives, gear, and Cube selection to reflect the meta.
  • 24 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Fixed a mistake in stat and paragon priorities.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Page added.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Page added.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide added.
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