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Monk Wave of Light Build with Sunwuko or Inna Set

Last updated on Jul 01, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 36 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Sunwuko Wave of Light 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 2.6.9 and Season 21.

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

Previously stuck in the group-only support DPS role, the Sunwuko set received a revision in Patch 2.4 to a viable soloing state. With this rework and the aid of several revised items, the Season 2 champion Wave of Light re-emerges in a new form. This ranged, sustained damage build is geared towards Greater Rift solo progression. We also have a competitive variant based on the Inna set and a speed farming variation, both accessible using the links just below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Sunwuko 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 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Blinding Speed Blinding Speed 1 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud 2 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 01 Jul. 2020 (speed farming page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (inna wave of light 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.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (inna wave of light page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (speed farming page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (inna wave of light page): Significantly expanded the overall information in the guide. Updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (speed farming page): Significantly expanded the overall information in the guide, Sage setup changed to reflect new items. Updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Added Cpt. Crimson set as part of the itemization, significant changes to jewelry. Updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (this page): Build moved to a non-generator setup, with skill and item changes to reflect that. Updated for Season 19.
  • 21 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Skill setup moved to a non-generator setup, Epiphany added back. Updated for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (speed farming page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (inna wave of light page): Reviewed for Season 8.
  • 17 May 2019 (speed farming page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Sage set inclusion and approved for Season 17.
  • 16 May 2019 (inna wave of light page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 16 May 2019 (gear 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 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 05 Feb. 2019 (inna wave of light page): Added this variation.
  • 05 Feb. 2019 (this page): Added the Inna Wave of Light variation.
  • 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.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Updated the passive skill recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised gem recommendations to reflect the proper playstyle of the build.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Replaced Epiphany with Crippling Wave for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (speed farming page): Adapted the variation to the changes the build received in Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (this page): Revised the guide to reflect its buffs in Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Changed rings, weapon #2, and waist for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated for Patch 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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