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Raiment Shenlong Generator Monk Inna Shenlong Variation

Last updated on Mar 12, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 18 comments

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Inna Shenlong variant of Raiment Shenlong Generator Monk. Updated for patch 2.6.8 and Season 20.

1.

Inna Shenlong Progression Variant

The Inna Shenlong variation is a viable progression altering of the standard Raiment Shenlong build. Inna drops a significant amount of damage but offers much more survivability than the Raiment build, making it an ideal entry point to the Shenlong builds if you do not have patience for glass cannon specs.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Crippling Wave Icon Crippling Wave Mangle Mangle Right Mouse Button Cyclone Strike Icon Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion 1 Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven Infused with Light Infused with Light 2 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Radiance Radiance 3 Mantra of Salvation Icon Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility 4 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud
Passive Skills
2.

Adapting Skills

The vast majority of skills in this GR progression variant remain the same as its Raiment counterpart.

  • You still rely on Crippling Wave Crippling Wave Mangle Mangle to deliver your damage, due to its reliable, sweeping AoE coverage.
  • Breath of Heaven Breath of Heaven will not only deliver some nice sustain to the build, but will double up as a valuable resource management tool with the rune Infused with Light Infused with Light.
  • For GR progression, a mobility skill is pretty much mandatory; you will be taking Dashing Strike Dashing Strike, along with the Radiance Radiance rune for some nice attack speed synergy for your generator attacks.
  • Mantra of Salvation Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility will still be your baseline of defense, augmented by the powers of the Inna set, which provides you with all the base Mantras and strengthens them.
  • Instead of a second generator like in the Raiment spec, you will be running the reliable damage reduction of Epiphany Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud, providing the signature tankyness and safety of this variant.
  • In your passives, you will be running the generator build staples Alacrity Alacrity and Seize the Initiative Seize the Initiative, coupled with the strong mitigation of Harmony Harmony and the CDR of Beacon of Ytar Beacon of Ytar.
3.

Adapting Gear

This Shenlong variant does not abandon the Raiment set completely. You will still need to use the 2-piece power of the set for the increase of Spirit generator attack speed and damage. You will do so by equipping Mantle of the Upside-Down Sinners Mantle of the Upside-Down Sinners as a non-conflicting piece with the Inna items, as well as one more piece of your choosing from the helm, chest, pants or boots slots.

Your five remaining armor slots will be taken up by Inna's Mantra — a Mystic Ally Mystic Ally-centric set that will augment the effectiveness of your Mantras and multiply your damage based on the number of summoned Allies. Due to the scaling of damage through the number of summons, you will be locked down by The Crudest Boots The Crudest Boots in your Cube armor slot (essentially cutting your damage in half compared to a Raiment spec which can cube Depth Diggers Depth Diggers instead). Even so, this variation is capable of GR90+ progression, and benefits from the massive survivability benefits of the quad Mantras and all Mystic Ally Mystic Ally runes.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Crowd Control Reduction
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Resource Cost Reduction
  4. Area Damage
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Reduced damage from Elites
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Fire Damage %
  4. Life per Hit or Vitality
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Hands
  1. Dexterity (replaced by Attack Speed at High Paragons)
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Crippling Wave Damage %
  3. Vitality
  4. Life %
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Crippling Wave Damage %
  4. Vitality
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Armor
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Amulet
  1. Socket (guaranteed)
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Fire Damage %
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Average Damage
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Average Damage
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Weapon #1
  1. High Weapon Damage
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Attack Speed Increase
  5. Area Damage or Life per Hit
  6. Maximum Spirit (Important Secondary stat)
Weapon #2
  1. High Weapon Damage
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Attack Speed Increase
  5. Area Damage or Life per Hit
  6. Maximum Spirit (Important Secondary stat)

To help you with farming the gear you need for your builds, we have two very useful guides that you can access by clicking the links below: a Salvage Guide to help you quickly check whether or not you can safely salvage a piece of gear and a Legendary Farming Guide to help you efficiently farm legendaries and set items.

4.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

The Flying Dragon Flying Dragon provides one of the strongest legendary weapon procs: doubling attack speed with its separate multiplier, the best offensive bonus an IAS-reliant build like this one could hope for.

The Crudest Boots The Crudest Boots are a crucial piece for the setup, doubling your Mystic Ally Mystic Ally summons and thus doubling the effectiveness of the Inna 6-piece set bonus, as well as several passive and active effects of the skill itself (the Air Ally Air Ally Spirit regeneration, the Fire Ally Fire Ally damage bonuses, etc.)

In order to complete the 6-piece bonus of the Inna set, you will need to cube the Act I cache legendary Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur.

5.

Changelog

  • 12 Mar. 2020: No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019: Revised the guide to include a lot of additional information and improved its tables. Updated for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Reviewed for Season 18.
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