Like a monk who play in EU from vanilla, cleared 130+ GR solo in all builds at 6k paragon, I want to share my ideas for our favorite class. See no reason to make many changes. My goal is everyone happy and noone build is too strong or weak compared to others.
First I tested every monk’s build and analise clears on world leaderboards. Next I thought how to optimise and add something news to current builds to reach the balance.
Since SWK and POJ are dominated up to 145 clear, our buffs target other sets to reach the compared efficient.
Data clear: 130 GR with 6k paragon with Convertion of Elements / MonkForever, EU
Potential burst: 6,6x
- Uliana’s Stratagem:
- 6pc: Increase the damage of your Exploding Palm by 9000 -> 60000% and your Seven-Sided Strike detonates your Exploding Palm.
Note: This buff will make Uliana competitive with others. Crimson set and permanent epiphany give us enough toughness to survive.
Raiment of a Thousand Storms
Data clear: 134 GR with 9,5k paragon without Convertion of Elements / Cricifix, Asia
Potential burst: 5,76x (1,4x from CoE and 4,11x from set)
- Raiment of a Thousand Storms:
- 4 pc: Dashing Strike spends 75 Spirit, but refunds a Charge when it does. Dashing strike reduce damage taken by 60% for 6 seconds.
- 6 pc: Your Spirit Generators increase the weapon damage of Dashing Strike to 60,000% for 6 seconds and Dashing Strike increases the damage of your Spirit Generators by 6000 -> 25000% for 6 seconds.
Note: Toughness buff will make Crimson Raiment build playable with Convertion of Elements and give us ~2-3 levels in addition to damage burst. Right now we can use Raiment only with Unity.
Data clear: not available. Target buff for Inna’s Mantra is based on solo tests and should be tested on PTR.
- Inna’s Reach:
Increases Mystic Ally Damage by [90 - 120] -> [45000 - 50000]%
Note: This buff will open Mistic Ally build. Right now this build is too weak because of Mystic Ally Damage is so small even to kill tresh mobs. We need very high Mystic Ally Damage buff ~ 35 tiers.
- LON builds
Data clear: 135 GR with 7,5k paragon / Schmon, EU
Potential burst: 3,23x
- Incense Torch of the Grand Temple:
Reduces the Spirit cost of Wave of Light by 50% and increases its damage by [450 - 550] -> [1800 - 2500]% (Monk Only)
Data clear: not available. Target buff for LON LTK is based on solo tests and should be tested on PTR.
Potential burst: 7,28x
The damage of Lashing Tail Kick is increased by [450 - 600] -> [4500 - 5000]% to the first 7 enemies hit. (Monk Only)
Note: These buff will balance LON LTK and LON WOL with other sets.
P.s. Every Great rift’s tier is 16.7% damage increase.
P.s. 145 tier is the goal for every build. (I cleared solo 144 tier in SWK TR with 8k paragon while 145 is close to max with 10k paragon.)
P.s. I tested every build with decent gear and knowledge of build’s mechanics.