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Heyho,

 

i would like to know, is sledge fist not an option as off-hand ? with it's 30-50% chance of stun its incredible useful if using the crippling wave. or do i miss anything?

 

Hey - you can use Sledge temporarily, but you'll be missing the Toughness from Istvan's Paired Blades (their stacks provide Armor), and hard crowd control (stuns, freezes, etc.) have diminishing returns the longer you apply them to a single monster, making CC stacking ineffective over the course of a longer fight. You have several hard CCs already (Crippling Wave, Blinding Flash, and Cyclone Strike also counts), making Istvan's setup preferable.

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Guest Jerni99

Hey just had a minor question, I'd love to use this build for the new season but, I'm a bit confused as the abilities shown at the top and then the abilities discussed in the strategy part, some are different completely different where others are the same but different runes, is that just cause the strategy part has been updated by not the abilities?

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Guest Novelty

Great guide, but just a heads up,

 

Guide recommends to run "STI" or NDE on the Hellfire Amulet, but the build is already running STI as a passive.

 

I'm assuming it should be Alacrity or NDE on the Hellfire Amulet.

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Guest YaminoKaze

Think this is marked wrong in regards to the icons with the site's latest update. As a support build, this should have the group icon, but instead has the solo one.

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On 8/5/2016 at 8:56 PM, Guest YaminoKaze said:

Think this is marked wrong in regards to the icons with the site's latest update. As a support build, this should have the group icon, but instead has the solo one.

Thanks for the heads up! We'll fix it :)

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A couple of things don't make sense to me in this build. You have crit chance as a priority on a bunch of gear. I assume it was useful at one point to proc solanium but it now has an internal 8 second cooldown so stacking chc seems like a bad idea.

Also I fail to see how the 2 piece bonus from Uliana's would be helpful on a zdps character. It would be one thing if you could select the flesh is weak rune but a spreading basic EP based on zero damage doesn't seem like it's going to affect the enemies at all. Is there some mechanic I'm missing?

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Guest PhDiablo

Epiphany Soothing Mist has been nerfed.

Your skill information concerning Health Globe bonus is wrong.

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On 12.8.2016 at 7:27 AM, tantalus said:

A couple of things don't make sense to me in this build. You have crit chance as a priority on a bunch of gear. I assume it was useful at one point to proc solanium but it now has an internal 8 second cooldown so stacking chc seems like a bad idea.

Also I fail to see how the 2 piece bonus from Uliana's would be helpful on a zdps character. It would be one thing if you could select the flesh is weak rune but a spreading basic EP based on zero damage doesn't seem like it's going to affect the enemies at all. Is there some mechanic I'm missing?

You dont need the crit chance at all. barb will summon globes for wd. cdr + a bit ias/rcr is good, rest goes into defense.

The version where the monk has no EP on the skillbar is only to buff the WD with pain enhancer, because the runeless EP which is applied then makes the enemies bleed, which increases attack speed for the WD. If there is a gen monk in the party he wont profit from it and the version where u have flesh is weak on the skillbar (and no blinding flash) is better (at least for speeds, where u dont need the dmg reduce from blind).

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On 9/20/2016 at 10:02 AM, Zehef said:

I'm just writing to ask where is the "comments" section when it comes to the Monk Lashing Tail Kick Build with the Sunwuko set (Patch 2.4.2 / Season 7) ?

Not sure where this is to be honest, will report it and get it added. Thanks!

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Guest Monk Newb

What gems do support monks use with Caldesann's despair? Diamonds, Emeralds or Amethysts? I think Diamonds would be best.

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Guest Guest

This build is marked as solo/speedfarm variation which I believe is wrong since it's support build the icon should be multiplayer variation :p

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Guest TeoDaTank

I have a similar comment as above - It states there is 3 versions, and I see only the support version. It does mention a variation to use Exploding Palm but nothing mentioning the rest. Any insight?

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On 12/6/2016 at 11:14 AM, Guest Monk Newb said:

What gems do support monks use with Caldesann's despair? Diamonds, Emeralds or Amethysts? I think Diamonds would be best.

They are, yes.

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On 1/6/2017 at 7:09 PM, Guest TeoDaTank said:

I have a similar comment as above - It states there is 3 versions, and I see only the support version. It does mention a variation to use Exploding Palm but nothing mentioning the rest. Any insight?

That's very odd. I think it might be a code bug, tbh. I'll get it checked and fixed, thanks!

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On 12/26/2016 at 0:19 PM, Guest Guest said:

This build is marked as solo/speedfarm variation which I believe is wrong since it's support build the icon should be multiplayer variation :p

See above.

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This question might be hard to understand or not, hard to say. Anyway, here we go...

My play is only 2 player (Girlfriend and I) Witch Doctor and Monk this season. No, we do not or have not mixed in with three or four player groups, so guess my question is considering EXP gains, RNG etc. and so on what type of build would work in this situation? support monk or DPS monk aka solo build that's listed here? We don't expect much but, we do desire to push our OWN Greater Rifts this season.

Any help or assistance would be outstanding, thank you!

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On 1/9/2017 at 10:41 PM, Adcap6 said:

Any help or assistance would be outstanding, thank you!

Generally the best thing to do is to check out the 2-player leaderboards and see what people are currently playing. It often has a slightly different "meta" from the 4-player meta and it means that you might need to pick classes/builds based on a different meta.

Generally I would play a Support based Monk that uses EP to apply some damage, possibly running some Uliana's + Inna's. DPS would probably be a Witch Doctor, I don't think there is much flexibility with that. You can just run the normal WD DPS build, damage output of that will be high enough. Aranchyr is good atm. 

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Just wondering what kind of cool down reduction % would we be aiming for with this build? And spread across how many pieces assuming max roll was on all?

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Guest Varix

Hello!

Is this good with Arachyr Firebat WD duo? Or what would you recommend?

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