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Monk Tempest Rush Build with Sunwuko

Last updated on Jun 14, 2018 at 14:54 by Deadset 5 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for 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 2.6.1 and Season 14.

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 available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

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.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Tempest Rush Icon Tempest Rush Flurry Flurry Right Mouse Button Blinding Flash Icon Blinding Flash Crippling Light Crippling Light 1 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility 2 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Tempest Rush Icon Tempest Rush Electric Field Electric Field Right Mouse Button Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Way of the Falling Star Way of the Falling Star 1 Mantra of Conviction Icon Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation 2 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Ascendance Ascendance
Passive Skills

3.1. 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.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Mid Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking for a strong build that will easily finish the Seasonal Journey, but don't necessarily care for high leaderboard placement, consider using this build.

This build is oriented mostly at solo Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. It is also not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

5. 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);
  • Speed Farming Variation: Tempest Rush variation for endgame speed farming;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

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.

6. ChangeLog

  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 23 Mar. 2018 (speed farming variant page): Added the guide.
  • 23 Mar. 2018 (gear page): Added the guide.
  • 23 Mar. 2018 (skills page): Added the guide.
  • 23 Mar. 2018 (this page): Added the guide.
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