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Tempest Rush Monk Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jun 14, 2018 at 14:53 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Tempest Rush Monk. Updated for patch 2.6.1 and Season 14.

The other pages of our Tempest Rush Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Normal Rift Speed Farming Variation

The Tempest Rush Monk can deal reasonably well with Normal Rift farming all the way through the highest Torment difficulties. The build variation suffers from minor inconveniences compared to top tier speed farming builds (conflicting bracers, inability to include the Sage set), but otherwise handles the task with ease.

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 Tempest Rush Icon Tempest Rush Electric Field Electric Field Right Mouse Button Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Way of the Falling Star Way of the Falling Star 1 Mantra of Conviction Icon Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation 2 Sweeping Wind Icon Sweeping Wind Inner Storm Inner Storm 3 Mystic Ally Icon Mystic Ally Air Ally Air Ally 4 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Ascendance Ascendance
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

3. Adapting Gear

Both the extra toughness form Unity Unity and the timed damage increase of Convention of Elements Convention of Elements greatly diminish in usefulness during Normal Rift farming. That progresion-oriented jewelry will be better replaced by a split between a Lightning damage Stone of Jordan Stone of Jordan (for the permanent damage increase) and an Avarice Band Avarice Band (for the synergy with Goldwrap Goldwrap and Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder).

As far as weaponry is concerned, damage-boosting choices like Sun Keeper Sun Keeper will be redundant in comparison to the cooldown resets coming from In-geom In-geom. The latter will provide you with near-infinite Dashing Strike Dashing Strikes as long as you keep killing Elites with reasonable speed.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Tempest Rush %
  4. Socket
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Area Damage
  5. All Resistance (guaranteed)
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. Cold Damage
  4. Vitality
Hands
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Damage (if The Witching Hour The Witching Hour)
  3. Attack Speed (if The Witching Hour The Witching Hour)
  4. Vitality
  5. Secondary Resistance (Physical preferred)
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. 2 Sockets
  4. Secondary Resistance (Physical preferred)
  5. Armor
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Tempest Rush %
  3. Vitality
  4. Secondary Resistance (Physical preferred)
  5. Armor
Amulet
  1. Socket (guaranteed)
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cold Damage
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Dexterity
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Dexterity
Weapon #1
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage
Weapon #2
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Dexterity
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage

4. Adapting Gemming

In speed runs, Elite and Rift Guardian fights take significantly less time; thus, the value of Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken diminishes and it is best replaced by the channeling build staple Taeguk Taeguk. If you choose to run an Avarice Band Avarice Band plus Goldwrap Goldwrap setup, you should complete the gold utility triumvirate with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. Adapting Kanai's Cube

There are no necessary changes to be made in Kanai's Cube. Naturally, if your Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac is better rolled than your Avarice Band Avarice Band, you can cube the latter instead.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

6. ChangeLog

  • 23 Mar. 2018: Added the guide.
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