Sunwuko Wave of Light Monk Inna Wave of Light Variation

Last updated on Feb 05, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 23 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Inna Wave of Light variant of Sunwuko Wave of Light Monk. Updated for patch 2.6.4 and Season 16.

1. Inna Wave of Light

The Inna Wave of Light Monk is a variation of the base SWK Wave of Light build that is greatly improved in viability by the S16 buff, which grants the effects of Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur passively. This allows you to introduce staple Wave of Light pieces into a setup whose set pieces traditionally clash with WoL.

2. Adapting 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

Skill-wise, the Inna WoL variation is largely similar to its Sunwuko counterpart, notably dropping Sweeping Wind Sweeping Wind—a prerequisite only for SWK-based builds—and adopting Serenity Serenity Ascension Ascension for its damage reduction needs. You will be using Serenity Serenity as often as possible during the Rift clear, prioritizing its uptime during the Fire cycle of Convention of Elements Convention of Elements to ensure maximum damage output.

Since this build is played without a generator skill, you are able to introduce additional safety and tankiness with the inclusion of the staple Epiphany Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud.

3. Adapting Gear

As the name of the variation implies, you will transition the Wave of Light build from a full Sunwuko into a full Inna setup in your gear. This allows you to alter certain pieces—for example, there is no Sunwuko's Shines Sunwuko's Shines to take up your amulet slot, so you are able to take The Endless Walk set in your jewelry—but the general stat recommendations remain the same. You will retain a high focus on Cooldown Reduction (ideally over 56%), a moderate amount of Resource Cost Reduction (15%+) and spread Area Damage wherever possible (90%+ for optimal results).

Note that as a non-SWK setup, you are able to drop Vengeful Wind Vengeful Wind from the standard Wave of Light setup and enjoy the extra damage from Rabid Strike Rabid Strike; your high Epiphany Epiphany uptime will essentially double up your damage output on an extra target.

You have no particular requirements for the shoulder piece; any well rolled legendary will do. In the ideal case, you will have Pauldrons of the Skeleton King Pauldrons of the Skeleton King from Act I bounty bags for an extra Cheat Death proc.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Socket
  4. Vitality
  5. Secondary Resistance (Physical preferred)
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Area Damage
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Resource Cost Reduction
  5. Secondary Resistance (Physical preferred)
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Reduced damage from Elites
  5. Secondary Resistance (Physical preferred)
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Fire Damage
  4. Life on Hit
Hands
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary stat)
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Life %
  4. All Resitance (guaranteed)
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary stat)
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. 2 Sockets
  4. Secondary Resistance (Physical preferred)
  5. Armor
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary stat)
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Wave of Light Wave of Light Damage
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance (guaranteed)
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary stat)
  6. Health Globe Bonuses (Secondary stat)
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Fire Damage
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Dexterity
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance@
  3. Area Damage@
Weapon #1
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Area Damage
  5. Cooldown Reduction
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary stat)
Weapon #2
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Area Damage
  5. Cooldown Reduction
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary stat)

4. Paragon Points

Slot Paragon Points
Core
  1. Movement Speed up to 25% cap
  2. Dexterity
  3. Maximum Spirit (up to personal preference)
  4. Vitality
Offense
  1. Cooldown Reduction
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Attack Speed
Defense
  1. All Resistance
  2. Armor
  3. Life %
  4. Life Regeneration
Utility
  1. Resource Cost Reduction
  2. Area Damage
  3. Life on Hit
  4. Gold Find

5. Adapting Gemming

You will retain the same legendary gems as the base Sunwuko WoL setup—the benefits of Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped, Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken and Zei's Stone of Vengeance Zei's Stone of Vengeance are just as lucrative in this variation. You can read up on their bonuses in more depth in the dedicated SWK Gear page, gems section.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

6. Adapting Kanai's Cube

For your Kanai's Cube selection, you will retain the Wave of Light staple Incense Torch of the Grand Temple Incense Torch of the Grand Temple in the weapon slot for the RCR and damage increase, and introduce the Inna mainstay The Crudest Boots The Crudest Boots in the armor slot to double up your Mystic Ally summons. In your jewelry slot during Season 16, you will be able to slot Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac, due to the passive Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur effect. The effect of the Zodiac ring will enable high uptime on vital survivability cooldowns like Epiphany Epiphany and Serenity Serenity, as well as the crucial resource refill of Mystic Ally Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally.

7. Changelog

  • 05 Feb. 2019: Added this variation.
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