Raiment Shenlong Generator Monk Speed Farming Variation

1.

Speed Farming

The Shenlong Raiment Monk deals with regular Rift farming decently all the way through the highest Torments, making it a viable build for the task. We have speed farming rankings if you want to know more about which builds are best for speed farming.

Within the limited scope of regular difficulties, the necessary damage and toughness to triumph over the enemy is significantly smaller. Thus, your best course of action is to improve utility and speed.

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

Adapting Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

  • Exchanging the second, buffing generator — Way of the Hundred Fists Way of the Hundred Fists Assimilation Assimilation — for a strong monster grouping tool in the face of Cyclone Strike Cyclone Strike Implosion Implosion.
  • Replacing Serenity Serenity with Epiphany Epiphany. The short invulnerability window of the former is very situational and timing sensitive to make any appreciable impact during farming. In contrast, Epiphany Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud is a much more universal protective cooldown, that has appropriate side bonuses (like Spirit regeneration, or sticking you to a target). You will achieve decent Epiphany Epiphany uptime with a cubed In-geom In-geom.
  • Swapping the defensive Mantra of Salvation Mantra of Salvation Agility Agility for the party-wide movement speed buff of Mantra of Conviction Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation.
  • Choosing a movespeed-oriented Fleet Footed Fleet Footed passive over high-end offense or defense passives like Exalted Soul Exalted Soul or The Guardian's Path The Guardian's Path.
3.

Adapting Gear

It is worth noting that the damage buildup mechanics of the Endless Walk set and the protection of Unity Unity will be excessive in regular Rift farming, where you have other synergistic options available. You can go all-out on damage, taking the strongest offensive rings in the game: the Bastions of Will set, Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint. They offer a whopping 2.25 independent damage multiplier as long as you alternate between a primary and spender attacks — which, incidentally, mirrors the exact tactic of this build. In a hyper-optimized setup (high Paragons, fully perfected and augmented gear, etc.) you might feel like you are overkilling on damage, so you can even swap into a utility ring setup of Avarice Band Avarice Band and a Fire damage Stone of Jordan Stone of Jordan. Regardless of your choice of rings, the farming spec is best completed by a Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity with a synergistic fifth passive like Fleet Footed Fleet Footed.

When farming The Witching Hour The Witching Hour is still a sensible choice, but the preferable belt for Torment clears is Goldwrap Goldwrap. Synergizing with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder (more so if you manage to include Avarice Band Avarice Band), Goldwrap Goldwrap will render you practically invulnerable and allow you to focus on killing and looting without regards for your safety.

In speed farm, it is advisable to abandon the damage reduction from the Spirit Guards Spirit Guards in favor of Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards, for the environment destruction speed buffs that are easily provided by the AoE of this build. The former favorites, the elite spawning Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers, are still very valuable, but they can now be equipped on the follower while still getting their bonus via the Emanate mechanics. You should still equip them in groups, where you cannot have a follower with you. The Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers value comes from the additional loot — not to mention progression — coming from the extra elite spawns. They let you finish standard rifts that much faster, and acquire the coveted GR keys in greater amounts.

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 Gems

Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped and Simplicity's Strength Simplicity's Strength both still bring excellent damage multiplication value to the build in speed farming.

When farming Torments, Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken is best replaced by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder for its movement speed bonuses and Toughness buff from the interaction with a worn Goldwrap Goldwrap.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

For more information about gems, please refer to our guide on gems.

5.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

In speedruns, fights are often over within a few hits, leaving little chance for the Flying Dragon Flying Dragon to shine; you can either swap into The Furnace The Furnace for more consistent burst, or run In-geom In-geom to improve your Epiphany Epiphany uptime (our recommendation).

Depth Diggers Depth Diggers are still quite valuable during speed farming, as they bring a significant damage multiplier to your primary attacks, and are thus retained in the armor slot of the Cube.

In your jewelry slot, use the Act III cache legendary ring Avarice Band Avarice Band. Its unique property extends your pickup radius up to the massive 30 yards for a generous 10 second period. Triggered, maximized and constantly refreshed from the endless stream of Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder gold, the ring and the gem will keep you sped up and invulnerable from the worn Goldwrap Goldwrap.

The Kanai's Cube can be used for much more than simply extracting Legendary powers from items. Please refer to our Kanai's Cube guide for more information.

6.

Follower

The recommended follower for this build during standard rift farming for keys is the Enchantress due to her numerous utility bonuses, allowing you to smooth out your speed runs even further.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our Follower Guide, which contains detailed advice for choosing the skills and the gear of your follower.

7.

Legendary Potion

The preferred potion for this build is Bottomless Potion of the Unfettered Bottomless Potion of the Unfettered due the lack of crowd control immunity in the build, and the massive threat hard CC affixes pose to the build.

8.

Changelog

  • 01 Apr. 2021: Minor gear adjustments and added follower recommendation.
  • 16 Nov. 2020: Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 01 Jul. 2020: No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020: No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 21 Nov. 2019: Improved the table and introduced small additional explanations.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Flavor of Time is now the recommended amulet.
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