Best Monk Legendary and Set Items

The most popular Monk armor, weapons, and Legendary gems at level 70

  • This guide has the most popular armor, weapons, and Legendary gems used by Monks in Diablo III, with the best in slot Monk items ranked by popularity.
  • The charts are generated from the data of more than 6 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Monk Legendary and Set items, that are being used by level 70 Monks during Patch 2.2.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Monks who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.2. For each weapon and armor slot, there are charts of three groups of Monks:
    1. The softcore Monks who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    2. The softcore Monks who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    3. Hardcore Monks, regardless of elite monster kills.
  • Each chart shows the best Monk items for a specific item slot. The most used Monk Legendary and Set items are listed in order of their popularity, and the percentage of Rare items used is at the bottom of the list. This guide shows the most useful gear for level 70 Diablo III PC Monks, and those in the console Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These are the top Monk items, used for end-game level 70 content like running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or farming Paragon Levels along with Ancient Legendary and Set items.
  • This best in slot Monk gear guide has all the top gear just for Monks, most of which is dropping now. Any items marked as (Legacy) are older editions that no longer drop. See the Best Legendary and Set Items overview for more information about the Legendary editions, and for charts of the top items across all the classes combined.
  • The Most Popular Monk Builds and Skills charts reflect the Monk skills and builds that are used with this elite gear.
Charts Last Updated: July 3, 2015

Monk Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Monk Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Monks in patch 2.2. They include the Monks who are at the top of the Monk Greater Rift leaderboards.
  • Select any Legendary gem to see more details about it.
  • The Legendary Gems guide has data for Legendary gem popularity across all the Diablo III classes, and info on how to obtain and upgrade the Legendary gems.

Best Monk Armor

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  • These are charts of the most popular Monk armor, for each armor and jewelry slot on level 70 Monks who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.2.
  • The armor listed includes the best Set Monk armor pieces, and the slots where Legendary and Rare armor items are used. These Monk best in slot (BiS) armor items are ranked by popularity.

Monk Helms

  • These charts list the most popular Helm items used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Head slot.

Monk Shoulders

  • These charts list the most popular Shoulder items used by level 70 Monks.

Monk Amulets

  • These charts list the most popular Amulet items used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Neck slot.

Monk Chests

  • These charts list the most popular Chest items used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Torso slot.

Monk Gloves

  • These charts list the most popular Gloves used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Hands slot.

Monk Bracers

  • These charts list the most popular Bracers used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Wrists slot.

Monk Rings

  • These charts list the most popular Rings used by level 70 Monks, worn in the two Finger slots.
  • Important Note: Unlike the statistics for the other item slots, the percentage for Rings does not add up to 100%. That is because there are two Finger slots on a Diablo III character, and only the Legendary and Set rings used are displayed in these charts. The Finger slots that aren't using these rings have Rare rings equipped instead.

Monk Belts

  • These charts list the most popular Belt items used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Waist slot.

Monk Pants

  • These charts list the most popular Pants used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Legs slot.

Monk Boots

  • These charts list the most popular Boots used by level 70 Monks, worn in the Feet slot.

Best Monk Weapons

  • These charts list the most popular Monk weapons and off-hands used by level 70 Monks in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.2.
  • The first two sets of charts list the weapon types and off-hand types that are most popular with level 70 Monks. The weapon charts below that list the best Monk weapons in patch 2.2. The best in slot Monk Legendary and Set weapons weapons are listed by popularity.

Monk Main Hand Weapon Types

  • These charts list the most popular weapon types that Monks equip in their main hand. The display at the top of the charts shows how many Monks use One-Handed weapons versus Two-Handed weapons.
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Monks
One-Handed usage42.1%
Two-Handed usage57.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo40.1%
Sword23.4%
Fist Weapon11.0%
Two-Handed Sword6.1%
Two-Handed Mace5.8%
Mace3.2%
Axe2.3%
Two-Handed Polearm2.2%
Two-Handed Axe1.9%
Two-Handed Staff1.9%
Dagger1.5%
Spear0.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Handed usage36.1%
Two-Handed usage63.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo56.4%
Sword20.2%
Fist Weapon9.7%
Two-Handed Mace4.4%
Mace2.8%
Axe2.0%
Two-Handed Sword1.9%
Dagger1.1%
Two-Handed Polearm0.5%
Two-Handed Staff0.4%
Spear0.4%
Two-Handed Axe0.4%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Handed usage43.4%
Two-Handed usage56.6%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo35.1%
Sword21.4%
Fist Weapon12.7%
Two-Handed Sword8.0%
Two-Handed Mace6.7%
Mace3.6%
Axe3.1%
Two-Handed Polearm2.5%
Two-Handed Axe2.3%
Two-Handed Staff2.1%
Dagger1.9%
Spear0.8%

Monk Off-Hand Types

  • These charts show the types of items that Monks equip at level 70 in their Off-Hand slot, if they have something in that slot.
Off-Hand Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword39.8%
Fist Weapon32.7%
Mace9.2%
Dagger7.2%
Axe5.3%
Shield4.2%
Spear1.6%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Fist Weapon40.2%
Sword35.9%
Mace9.6%
Dagger6.9%
Axe4.2%
Shield2.0%
Spear1.3%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword34.0%
Fist Weapon28.2%
Shield13.2%
Mace8.7%
Dagger7.2%
Axe6.9%
Spear1.8%

Monk One-Handed Weapons

  • These charts list the One-Handed weapon items that Monks equip at level 70 in their main hand, of the Monks who are using One-Handed weapons.
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Born's Furious Wrath17.9%
In-geom13.6%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker5.4%
Sledge Fist4.7%
Azurewrath4.4%
Won Khim Lau3.9%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq3.8%
Utar's Roar2.2%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.0%
Fulminator2.0%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.0%
Sun Keeper2.0%
Hallowed Hold1.9%
Odyn Son1.8%
Shard of Hate1.7%
Other Legendary & Set29.3%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.4%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Born's Furious Wrath16.8%
In-geom11.9%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker7.7%
Won Khim Lau6.7%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq5.7%
Azurewrath5.3%
Sledge Fist5.2%
Sun Keeper3.2%
Utar's Roar3.0%
Shard of Hate2.8%
Odyn Son2.5%
Fulminator2.0%
Jawbreaker1.9%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault1.6%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend1.5%
Other Legendary & Set21.4%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.8%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Born's Furious Wrath12.5%
In-geom11.6%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker5.7%
Sledge Fist5.0%
Won Khim Lau4.2%
Hallowed Hold3.9%
Azurewrath3.9%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq3.2%
Sun Keeper2.2%
Vengeful Wind2.2%
Utar's Roar2.1%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.0%
Fulminator2.0%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.0%
Other Legendary & Set35.6%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.9%

Monk Two-Handed Weapons

  • These charts list the Two-Handed weapon items that Monks equip at level 70, of the Monks who use Two-Handed weapons.
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Flying Dragon31.4%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple19.3%
Inna's Reach9.8%
The Furnace4.8%
Maximus1.5%
Scourge1.5%
Balance1.4%
The Flow of Eternity1.2%
Vigilance1.2%
Staff of Kyro1.2%
The Paddle1.2%
Rozpedin's Force1.2%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.1%
Blackguard1.1%
Other Legendary & Set20.6%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.5%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Flying Dragon41.5%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple35.5%
Inna's Reach7.7%
The Furnace5.0%
The Flow of Eternity1.0%
Warstaff of General Quang0.9%
Maximus0.7%
Schaefer's Hammer (Legacy)0.5%
Balance0.4%
Staff of Kyro0.4%
Wrath of the Bone King0.3%
The Paddle0.3%
Blackguard0.3%
Corrupted Ashbringer0.3%
Sledge of Athskeleng0.3%
Other Legendary & Set4.6%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.3%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Flying Dragon23.0%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple17.1%
Inna's Reach12.2%
The Furnace4.6%
Scourge2.3%
The Grandfather1.8%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.7%
Rozpedin's Force1.6%
Maximus1.5%
Balance1.4%
Vigilance1.4%
Schaefer's Hammer1.4%
Blackguard1.4%
The Flow of Eternity1.4%
Other Legendary & Set24.6%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons2.6%

Monk Off-Hand Weapons

  • These charts list the Off-Hand weapons that Monks equip at level 70, of the Monks who are dual-wielding.
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
In-geom11.1%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq10.3%
Born's Furious Wrath10.1%
Sledge Fist5.6%
Won Khim Lau4.3%
Envious Blade4.0%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker3.7%
Azurewrath3.4%
Sun Keeper2.9%
Odyn Son2.5%
Jawbreaker2.0%
Fulminator1.9%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend1.8%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault1.8%
Shard of Hate1.7%
Other Legendary & Set31.2%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons1.7%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Fist of Az'Turrasq17.0%
Won Khim Lau8.7%
In-geom8.5%
Born's Furious Wrath7.5%
Sledge Fist5.6%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker4.6%
Azurewrath4.0%
Envious Blade4.0%
Sun Keeper3.8%
Odyn Son3.5%
Shard of Hate3.0%
Jawbreaker2.6%
Pig Sticker1.6%
Fulminator1.6%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend1.6%
Other Legendary & Set21.6%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.8%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
In-geom11.5%
Born's Furious Wrath6.7%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq6.6%
Won Khim Lau4.9%
Sledge Fist4.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker4.0%
Envious Blade3.8%
Sun Keeper3.1%
Azurewrath2.9%
Vengeful Wind2.5%
Hallowed Breach2.3%
Hallowed Hold2.3%
Odyn Son2.1%
Utar's Roar2.0%
Other Legendary & Set38.3%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.3%

Monk Off-Hand Holdables

  • These charts list the Holdable items that Monks equip the most at level 70, of the Monks who are using an Off-Hand that is not a weapon.
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield43.6%
Lidless Wall14.9%
Hallowed Barricade9.3%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)7.5%
Wall of Man6.0%
Freeze of Deflection5.4%
Denial (Legacy)2.7%
Coven’s Criterion2.7%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)1.8%
Stormshield (Legacy)0.6%
Other Legendary & Set0.9%
Rare Off-Hands4.6%

Best Overall Monk Gear

  • These charts list the most popular Legendary and Set items for Monks in Diablo III, in any slot. All the best Monk Legendary and Set items are found here, whether they are weapons or armor.
  • The chart on the left shows the Legendary and Set items worn the most by softcore Monks in the Lower 75% of Elite Kills. The chart on the right lists that data for the softcore Monks who are in the Top 25% of Elite Kills.
Lower 75% Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger47.2%
2Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders39.0%
3Fists of ThunderHands37.7%
4Eight-Demon BootsFeet36.9%
5Scales of the Dancing SerpentLegs36.5%
6Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso35.2%
7Mask of the Searing SkyHead33.6%
8Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders32.3%
9Sunwuko's PawsHands31.9%
10Inna's FavorWaist26.0%
11Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso25.5%
12Inna's TemperanceLegs25.4%
13Sunwuko's ShinesNeck24.9%
14The Crudest BootsFeet21.8%
15RestraintFinger18.5%
16FocusFinger18.2%
17Flying DragonTwo-Handed18.2%
18Leoric's CrownHead16.4%
19Sunwuko's CrownHead15.8%
20Spirit GuardsWrists14.6%
21String of EarsWaist12.4%
22Stone of JordanFinger12.3%
23The Witching HourWaist12.2%
24Reaper's WrapsWrists11.8%
25Born's Frozen SoulTorso11.4%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger58.4%
2Sunwuko's PawsHands44.2%
3Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders43.4%
4Fists of ThunderHands43.3%
5Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders43.2%
6Eight-Demon BootsFeet42.4%
7Sunwuko's ShinesNeck41.2%
8Scales of the Dancing SerpentLegs40.9%
9Mask of the Searing SkyHead38.8%
10Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso38.5%
11Inna's FavorWaist34.1%
12Inna's TemperanceLegs33.3%
13The Crudest BootsFeet32.2%
14Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso31.6%
15Flying DragonTwo-Handed26.5%
16Incense Torch of the Grand TempleTwo-Handed22.6%
17RestraintFinger22.5%
18FocusFinger22.3%
19Stone of JordanFinger20.7%
20UnityFinger18.4%
21The Witching HourWaist17.2%
22Reaper's WrapsWrists17.0%
23Leoric's CrownHead16.1%
24Sunwuko's CrownHead15.6%
25String of EarsWaist15.4%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger51.4%
2Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders38.3%
3Fists of ThunderHands36.4%
4Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso34.2%
5Scales of the Dancing SerpentLegs34.2%
6Eight-Demon BootsFeet34.0%
7Mask of the Searing SkyHead31.6%
8Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders31.4%
9Inna's FavorWaist30.3%
10Sunwuko's PawsHands29.6%
11Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso29.5%
12Inna's TemperanceLegs29.3%
13The Crudest BootsFeet23.8%
14Sunwuko's ShinesNeck21.9%
15Spirit GuardsWrists20.9%
16RestraintFinger20.7%
17FocusFinger20.3%
18Sunwuko's CrownHead16.4%
19String of EarsWaist15.1%
20Reaper's WrapsWrists13.8%
21Flying DragonTwo-Handed13.0%
22Leoric's CrownHead12.1%
23Inna's RadianceHead10.9%
24Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck10.3%
25Aughild's SearchWrists9.7%
ItemSlotPercent
  • This chart lists the most popular Legendary and Set items for all level 70 hardcore Monks in Diablo III.
  • Since they must be more cautious when farming for gear, hardcore Monks do not gain the same number of Legendary or Set items on average as a softcore Monk. Because of this, there are fewer items widely used across level 70 hardcore Monks, compared to the Legendary and Set items popular with the softcore Monks.
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