Monk Wave of Light Build with Sunwuko or Inna Set

Last updated on May 17, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 27 comments
General Information

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 2.6.5 and Season 17.

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 playstyle 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 Wave of Light Monk is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization. Note that we have a separate page available for another popular variant of this build, the Inna Wave of Light—check it to see all the necessary alterations to this spec.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation Inna Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Crippling Wave Icon Crippling Wave Tsunami Tsunami Right Mouse Button Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light Explosive Light Explosive Light 1 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Blinding Speed Blinding Speed 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
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light Explosive Light Explosive Light Right Mouse Button Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Way of the Falling Star Way of the Falling Star 1 Blinding Flash Icon Blinding Flash Faith in the Light Faith in the Light 2 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Mantra of Conviction Icon Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation
Passive Skills
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 Serenity Icon Serenity Ascension Ascension 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility
Passive Skills

3.1. 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. Note that we have a separate page available for another popular variant of this build, the Inna Wave of Light—check it to see all the necessary alterations to this spec.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Changelog

  • 17 May 2019 (speed farming variant page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Sage set inclusion 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.
  • 16 May 2019 (inna wave of light variant page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 16 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 05 Feb. 2019 (inna wave of light variant page): Added this variation.
  • 05 Feb. 2019 (this page): Added the Inna Wave of Light variation.
  • 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.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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 (gear page): Revised gem recommendations to reflect the proper playstyle of the build.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Updated the passive skill recommendations.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Replaced Epiphany with Crippling Wave for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Changed rings, weapon #2, and waist for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (speed farming variant 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.
  • 30 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated for Patch 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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