Monk Build Guides in Diablo Immortal
Within Diablo Immortal, your chosen class has the ability to tailor their skills, gear, and gems to better tackle whatever content you wish to take on. Here, you will find a brief overview of a variety of builds for the Monk class to assist you in solo or group content.
Diablo Immortal Monk Builds
The Monk class offers multiple viable builds, but their individual power is relative to the task you are aiming to complete. The following guide will help you decide which build you should choose for your specific in-game goals.
Monk Leveling Build
You should stick to this build for the duration of your leveling process — as you complete main quests and grind out the minor experience hurdles that unlock the next chapter of the story. Some deviation from this build is allowed as you experiment with the skills you unlock, but the choices made in the guide are meant to maximize your speed, efficiency, and overall power and will get you to max level effortlessly.
Monk Seven-Sided Strike Solo Farming/Bounties Build
You should choose the Monk Seven-Sided Strike Solo Farming/Bounties Build when your goal is to get your daily tasks done on your own — such as the minor tasks from the Bounty board, the Shadow Contracts, the Side Quest daily activity, or Monster Essence grinding for Bestiary Page turn-ins. When in doubt, you can default to this build and expect reasonably good performance out of your character. It is designed to fit most PvE content done by a soloing Monk, allowing you to pummel down your enemies at a relentless pace — combining kill speed with movement efficacy.
While the build does not entirely rely on specific legendary powers, certain items will greatly assist its performance over others. The build benefits greatly from legendary items that multiply the effectiveness of the Seven-Sided Strike — Exploding Palm combo, as well as powers that enhance the reach and availability of the Monk's ubiquitous pull, Cyclone Strike.
Monk Inner Sanctuary Dungeon/Group Build
You should choose the Monk Inner Sanctuary Dungeon Build when your goal is to grind one of the various Dungeons in the game with a group. Note that grouping for Dungeons is not necessary on the Normal game difficulty (applicable as you level), but will be mandatory when you get to the Hell difficulties — pushing you to eventually try out this build.
The Inner Sanctuary build is designed to tackle the vast majority of PvE content done by a Monk in a group, allowing you to maintain considerable mobility and a smattering of damage — while adding valuable pulling utility with Cyclone Strike and massively buffing your group with Inner Sanctuary. The spec is very versatile and flexible according to your group's needs, and you can easily scale up your damage output or your group protector/buff machine capabilities as necessary.
Monk Mystic Allies Challenge Rift Build
You should choose the Monk Mystic Allies Challenge Rift Build when your goal is to progress on the weekly Challenge Rift leaderboard — especially if you aim to do solo progression. The build can also be adapted to group pushes of the Challenge Rift leaderboard, or you can adapt the Group/Dungeon build outlined above with similar success.
Carefully balancing between survivability, single-target competence and massive AoE damage dealing, this build is meant to support the Monk in the scaling difficulties of Challenge Rift attempts. It balances the single-target effectiveness of Mystic Allies and Seven-Sided Strike with the AoE-oriented trash killing detonations of Exploding Palm — all while maintaining superb speed and evasion with Mystic Strike.
Monk Cyclone Storm Raid Build
You should choose the Monk Cyclone Storm Raid Build when your goal is to conquer content that pits you against (mostly) singular, hard-hitting, and high-health encounters. Your most common usecase will be the weekly Raid, but the game features other tasks demanding similar endurance out of your build. In summation, the Monk Cyclone Storm Raid Build specializes in boss takedowns for content like the Helliquary, Kion's Ordeal, and Path of Blood.
The build shifts its focus away from the usual utility enhancements of farming builds. Instead, it amasses all the single-target potential a Monk can muster, transforming even traditional utility cooldowns like Cyclone Strike into raw damage, and relies on quick reflexes with Mystic Strike to evade incoming hits.
Monk Imprisoned Fist PvP Build
You should choose the Monk Imprisoned Fist PvP Build when your goal is to face off against other players in the (several) player-versus-player aspects of Diablo Immortal. The most common case are the Battlegrounds, available in two-hour windows each day, and the Vault raids, which can pit you against other players on top of (trivial) PvE content. There is also the weekly Shadow War, which pits Dark Clan against Dark Clan in a competition who will get to challenge the current Immortals.
The Imprisoned Fist PvP Build incorporates all the mobility and crowd control strengths inherent to the Monk class, while abusing the powerful immunization and shielding capabilities of your character for a devastatingly efficient PvP package. It takes advantage of the massive stun of Imprisoned Fist, which renders enemies helpless for the onslaught of your Exploding Palm — Seven-Sided Strike combo.
With the proper build equipped, you will minimize survivability struggles while maximizing your overall damage and movement speed — the tenets of action RPG character building.
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- 22 Jun. 2022: Guide added.
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