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Uliana Seven-Sided Strike Monk Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jun 30, 2017 at 19:31 by Deadset

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General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Uliana Seven-Sided Strike Monk. Updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

The other pages of our Uliana Seven-Sided Strike Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Speed Farming

The Uliana Seven-Sided Strike 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 Way of the Hundred Fists Icon Way of the Hundred Fists Blazing Fists Blazing Fists Right Mouse Button Exploding Palm Icon Exploding Palm Impending Doom Impending Doom 1 Epiphany Icon Epiphany Desert Shroud Desert Shroud 2 Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike Way of the Falling Star Way of the Falling Star 3 Seven-Sided Strike Icon Seven-Sided Strike Sustained Attack Sustained Attack 4 Mantra of Conviction Icon Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation
Passive Skills

During regular Rift farm, the timing and density-sensitive, additive damage increase of Assimilation Assimilation is excessive; it can be replaced by the movement speed bonus of Blazing Fists Blazing Fists.

You should also be able to drop Cyclone Strike Cyclone Strike's protective utility for the movespeed bonus of Mantra of Conviction Mantra of Conviction Annihilation Annihilation (especially useful when grouped up, due to its party-wide nature).

Finalize the speed farming build with a swap of Blinding Speed Blinding Speed to the Way of the Falling Star Way of the Falling Star rune to enjoy a sizable increase of post-Dashing Strike Dashing Strike movement speed.

3. Adapting Gear

Understandably, both the buildup mechanic of the Endless Walk set and the protective powers of Unity Unity are unfit for the speedy Torment difficulties, where they are best replaced by the Bastions of Will set, Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint. These rings excel at all-out offense by offering a 2.25 independent damage multiplier as long as you alternate between a primary and spender attacks — which you do by weaving Way of the Hundred Fists Way of the Hundred Fists with Seven-Sided Strike Seven-Sided Strike. These speedrun rings are best completed with a Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity, as it allows you to include another farm-appropriate passive like Fleet Footed Fleet Footed.

In regular Rift farm, you should swap Binding of the Lost Binding of the Lost out for Goldwrap Goldwrap — its legendary power will complement the gemmed Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and cubed Avarice Band Avarice Band perfectly to render you invulnerable throughout the rift.

Finally, consider swapping one of the dedicated Seven-Sided Strike Seven-Sided Strike legendary weapons for In-geom In-geom during regular Rifts, as the cooldown reduction procs of the latter will ensure your near-limitless mobility and damage potential as long as you maintain elite killing streaks. Our general recommendation is to swap Lion's Claw Lion's Claw and keep a The Fist of Az'Turrasq The Fist of Az'Turrasq plus In-geom In-geom combo.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Socket
  4. Vitality
  5. Exploding Palm %
Shoulders
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Area Damage
Torso
  1. Dexterity
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Life Regeneration
  5. Reduced damage from Elites
  6. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
Wrists
  1. Dexterity
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Cold Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. Life Regeneration
Hands
  1. Dexterity
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Critical Hit Damage
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
Waist
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Life Regeneration
  4. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
  5. Armor
Legs
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. 2 Sockets
  4. Life Regeneration
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
Feet
  1. Dexterity
  2. Vitality
  3. Exploding Palm %
  4. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
  5. Life Regeneration
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Cold Damage
  5. Single Elemental Resistance (Physical prefered)
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Critical Hit Damage
  5. Area Damage
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Critical Hit Damage
  5. Area Damage
Weapon #1
  1. Weapon Damage
  2. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  3. Dexterity
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage
  6. Vitality
Weapon #2
  1. Weapon Damage
  2. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  3. Dexterity
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage
  6. Vitality

4. Adapting Gemming

In regular Rift farming, Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken is best replaced by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, whose interaction with a worn Goldwrap Goldwrap and a cubed Avarice Band Avarice Band will keep you rich, safe and sped up throughout the rift.

Depending on your confidence in keeping up In-geom In-geom procs, you can also consider swapping the CDR-oriented Gogok of Swiftness Gogok of Swiftness for the general damage and mitigation increase from Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. Adapting Kanai's Cube

In regular Rifts, the protection of Lefebvre's Soliloquy Lefebvre's Soliloquy is overkill and you will be swapping out of Cyclone Strike Cyclone Strike entirely, enticing you to change this slot to Madstone Madstone for ease of farming. Cubing this Spirit Stone will reduce the need to attack with a generator down to Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint maintenance.

When farming non-threatening content that drops gold (like normal Rifts and bounties), your jewelry Cube slot is best taken by the utility of the Act III cache legendary Avarice Band Avarice Band. Its interaction with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder will feed into your Goldwrap Goldwrap-induced invulnerability.

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