Monk Tempest Rush Build with Sunwuko

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 33 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

The third skill to be imbued by the Sunwuko set bonuses, Tempest Rush Tempest Rush offers a fun and under-appreciated playstyle for Monks. This fluid combat playstyle that alternates periods of sustain damage with carefully calculated bursts is geared towards Greater Rift solo progression. We also have a speed farming variation, which you can access using the link below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Sunwuko 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 Tempest Rush Icon Tempest Rush Flurry Flurry Right Mouse Button Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 1 Blinding Flash Icon Blinding Flash Faith in the Light Faith in the Light 2 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud 3 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility 4 Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Soothing Breeze Soothing Breeze
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Sunwuko Tempest Rush 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.

Unfortunately, Tempest Rush Tempest Rush-based builds don't have a great way of utilizing the three Sanctification powers. Thus, you should simply 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). The Sanctification power outcome does not matter. In the case of this build, a good candidate for Sanctification are your two weapons, Won Khim Lau Won Khim Lau and Vengeful Wind Vengeful Wind.

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 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Slight revision to item and Cube recommendations to reflect the high-end meta.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Slight revision to item and Cube recommendations to reflect the high-end meta.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Added Cpt. Crimson set as part of the setup, significant changes to overall itemization. Updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Significant itemization and skill changes to reflect the legendary item revisions in Patch 2.6.7. Guide updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Skills revised to include Cyclone Strike and better reflect the Tempest Rush changes and additions. Updated for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved 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 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 23 Mar. 2018 (skills page): Added the guide.
  • 23 Mar. 2018 (this page): Added the guide.
  • 23 Mar. 2018 (gear page): Added the guide.
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