Monk‘s main attribute is Dexterity - it gives you extra damage and dodge. So you’ll probably be gearing for Dexterity anyway and perhaps even gemming for Dexterity. The damage will be useful in just about any build but is there some way we can harness all that dodge?
This build gives 30% extra dodge all the time plus 30% of your chance to critically hit. It also features several very short power-ups that give you extra dodge. 46% extra dodge if all 3 are active at once.
Now the lovely thing about dodge is that dodge gets better the more you have of it. +1% dodge doesn’t do very much if you have low chance to dodge but it’s very powerful when you have 99% chance to dodge!
This makes your chance to dodge when fully powered up:
Base (for any level 60 naked skill-less Monk)
+ Dodge bonus from Dex
+ Dodge bonus from items that improve dodge
+ 30% of your Crit chance
+ 30% from passive skills
+ 46% from power-ups.
It’s very likely this will be well over 100%! (If the abilities work as described, if Dodge is additive, if the devs don’t spot this and nerf the combo). Of course you won’t have enough Spirit to keep it up all the time but you should be able to keep 2 of the powerups going almost all the time.
What’s more whenever you dodge Backlash blows up all nearby enemies.
Note that you can generate spirit faster by twisting your spirit builders. Fists of Thunder has a higher attack speed than other spirit builders and generates spirit faster. So if you do this sequence.
1. Fist of Thunder
2. Fist of Thunder
3. Fist of Thunder procs a buff of 16% dodge for 2 seconds.
4. Fist of Thunder
5. Fist of Thunder
6. Exploding Palm (Strong Spirit)
you get the Exploding Palm special effect (causing enemies to bleed and sometimes explode gaining you spirit) but deliver your sequences faster.
Your Spirit spenders are Dashing Strike which you will be using to start fights and for cheap dodge re-buffing and Cyclone Strike which is your aggro ability.
The Mystic Ally is in the build to passively generate extra spirit.
This build, and Monks in general, will require agile fingers to play well.
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