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Raiment Shenlong Generator Monk Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jun 30, 2017 at 19:12 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Raiment Shenlong Generator Monk. Updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

The other pages of our Raiment Shenlong Generator Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

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.

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.

2. Adapting Skills

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

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 specs are best completed by a Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity, as it allows you to include a farm-appropriate passive like Fleet Footed Fleet Footed for free.

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.

The protection of Spirit Guards Spirit Guards will not be necessary, so you can swap this slot out for the utility of Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers, speeding up the run with more elite spawns.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Area Damage
  4. All Resistance
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Reduced damage from Elites
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
  6. Armor
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Fire Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
Hands
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Crippling Wave %
  4. Life %
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Crippling Wave %
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
  4. Armor
  5. Movement Speed
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Fire Damage
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
  6. Chance to Blind (Secondary stat)
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Average Damage
  5. Area Damage
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Average Damage
  5. Area Damage
Weapon #1
  1. Weapon Damage
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Area Damage
  5. Attack Speed
Weapon #2
  1. Weapon Damage
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Area Damage
  5. Attack Speed

4. Adapting Gemming

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

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).

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.

About the Author

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