Monk Wave of Light Build with LoD

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 16 comments

Welcome to our build guide for LoD WoL 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 2.7.4 and Season 27.

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.

1.

Introduction

Based on the versatile powers of the Legacy of Dreams bonus, the LoD Wave of Light Monk unites multiple legendary powers into an explosive, bursty and durable whole.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the LoD Wave of Light Monk is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light Explosive Light Explosive Light Right Mouse Button Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 1 Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 2 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Blinding Speed Blinding Speed 3 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud 4 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the LoD Wave of Light 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. For this build, we recommend aiming for the Wave of Light Wave of Light Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Wave of Light Sanctification: Casting Wave of Light now summons a bell at the target location that deals damage when any player attacks the bell. Up to five bells can be active at one time.

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). In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are your weapons, Rabid Strike Rabid Strike and Kyoshiro's Blade Kyoshiro's Blade.

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 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Guide revised for Season 25.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Guide revised and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Guide revised and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 21 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added Ethereal weapon recommendation for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Minor gear revision and added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Minor gear revision and added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 16 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Near Death Experience added as a final passive. Updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Enriched the Gear page with additional explanations and improved stat table. Updated for Season 19.
  • 25 Sep. 2019 (gear page): Minor corrections to the item table.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Revised item recommendations for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Revised item recommendations for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 16 May 2019 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 16 May 2019 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 16 May 2019 (this page): Guide added.
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