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 2.3.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Monks who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.3. 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: May 2, 2016

Monk Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Monk Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Monks in patch 2.3. 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 2.3.
  • 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.
Gloves used by Lower 75%
Softcore Monks
GlovesPercent
Uliana's Fury31.3%
Fists of Thunder19.1%
Inna's Hold16.1%
Sunwuko's Paws14.0%
Cain's Scrivener7.7%
Magefist3.5%
Sage's Purchase1.4%
Gladiator Gauntlets1.1%
Frostburn0.5%
St. Archew's Gage0.5%
Asheara's Ward0.5%
Gloves of Worship0.4%
St. Archew's Gage (Legacy)0.4%
Tasker and Theo0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.7%
Rare Gloves2.6%
Gloves used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
GlovesPercent
Fists of Thunder29.5%
Uliana's Fury27.8%
Sunwuko's Paws19.7%
Magefist8.1%
Inna's Hold7.1%
Cain's Scrivener3.7%
Sage's Purchase1.1%
Frostburn0.6%
Asheara's Ward0.5%
Gloves of Worship0.4%
Gladiator Gauntlets0.4%
St. Archew's Gage (Legacy)0.2%
St. Archew's Gage0.1%
Penders Purchase0.1%
Other Legendary & Set0.2%
Rare Gloves0.5%
Gloves used by Hardcore
Monks
GlovesPercent
Uliana's Fury34.1%
Inna's Hold15.7%
Fists of Thunder14.6%
Sunwuko's Paws10.9%
Cain's Scrivener4.5%
Magefist3.1%
Sage's Purchase2.6%
Gladiator Gauntlets1.6%
St. Archew's Gage1.3%
Asheara's Ward1.0%
Gloves of Worship0.6%
Frostburn0.4%
St. Archew's Gage (Legacy)0.3%
Cain's Scribe0.3%
Other Legendary & Set0.9%
Rare Gloves8.1%

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 2.3.
  • 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 2.3. 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 usage78.2%
Two-Handed usage21.8%
Weapon TypePercent
Fist Weapon47.2%
Sword28.1%
Two-Handed Daibo10.7%
Two-Handed Mace7.1%
Two-Handed Sword2.0%
Mace1.3%
Axe0.9%
Two-Handed Polearm0.7%
Two-Handed Axe0.7%
Two-Handed Staff0.7%
Dagger0.6%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Handed usage73.0%
Two-Handed usage27.0%
Weapon TypePercent
Fist Weapon49.5%
Sword20.7%
Two-Handed Daibo20.1%
Two-Handed Mace5.4%
Mace1.3%
Two-Handed Sword0.9%
Axe0.9%
Dagger0.5%
Two-Handed Polearm0.2%
Two-Handed Staff0.2%
Two-Handed Axe0.2%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Handed usage76.2%
Two-Handed usage23.8%
Weapon TypePercent
Fist Weapon47.3%
Sword24.0%
Two-Handed Daibo11.0%
Two-Handed Mace5.1%
Two-Handed Sword3.7%
Axe1.6%
Mace1.6%
Two-Handed Polearm1.4%
Two-Handed Axe1.4%
Two-Handed Staff1.3%
Dagger1.0%
Spear0.4%

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
Fist Weapon60.7%
Shield26.2%
Sword8.8%
Mace1.7%
Axe1.2%
Dagger1.1%
Spear0.3%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Fist Weapon71.9%
Sword12.8%
Shield10.2%
Mace2.2%
Dagger1.4%
Axe1.2%
Spear0.3%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Fist Weapon60.4%
Shield24.8%
Sword8.6%
Mace2.3%
Axe2.0%
Dagger1.5%
Spear0.5%

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 Wrath26.2%
Lion’s Claw22.8%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq11.3%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend10.8%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault10.5%
In-geom3.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.1%
Sledge Fist1.0%
Won Khim Lau0.9%
Little Rogue0.7%
The Slanderer0.7%
Crystal Fist0.5%
Azurewrath (Legacy)0.5%
Vengeful Wind0.5%
Hallowed Hold0.5%
Other Legendary & Set7.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.4%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Lion’s Claw18.1%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend17.3%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault16.5%
Born's Furious Wrath12.3%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq11.2%
In-geom8.8%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker2.0%
Won Khim Lau1.7%
Sledge Fist1.2%
Azurewrath (Legacy)0.9%
Shard of Hate0.6%
Sun Keeper0.6%
Odyn Son0.6%
Little Rogue0.6%
Fulminator (Legacy)0.5%
Other Legendary & Set6.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.2%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Lion’s Claw25.8%
Born's Furious Wrath20.8%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq11.8%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend8.1%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault7.8%
In-geom3.3%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.5%
Sledge Fist1.4%
Won Khim Lau1.3%
Hallowed Hold1.1%
Crystal Fist0.9%
Vengeful Wind0.7%
Rabid Strike0.5%
Jawbreaker0.5%
Other Legendary & Set12%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.5%

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 Dragon18.9%
The Furnace17.4%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple11.4%
Wrath of the Bone King11.0%
Inna's Reach9.7%
The Flow of Eternity2.2%
Balance1.3%
Maximus1.3%
Scourge1.2%
Vigilance1.2%
Staff of Kyro1.1%
The Paddle1.1%
Warstaff of General Quang1.0%
Rozpedin's Force1.0%
Other Legendary & Set18.4%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.8%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Flying Dragon34.9%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple26.8%
The Furnace13.2%
Inna's Reach8.4%
Wrath of the Bone King5.6%
The Flow of Eternity2.2%
Warstaff of General Quang0.9%
Maximus0.7%
Blackguard0.5%
Balance0.5%
Stalgard's Decimator0.4%
Staff of Kyro0.3%
Vigilance0.3%
Schaefer's Hammer (Legacy)0.3%
Sledge of Athskeleng0.3%
Other Legendary & Set4.6%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.1%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Flying Dragon12.9%
Inna's Reach12.4%
The Furnace9.6%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple9.0%
Wrath of the Bone King3.5%
The Flow of Eternity2.1%
Scourge2.1%
The Grandfather1.9%
Blackguard1.6%
Balance1.5%
Vigilance1.5%
Maximus1.5%
Schaefer's Hammer1.5%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.5%
Other Legendary & Set29%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons8.4%

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
The Fist of Az'Turrasq28.7%
Lion’s Claw18.8%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault14.2%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend13.9%
In-geom3.7%
Sledge Fist1.3%
Won Khim Lau1.3%
Born's Furious Wrath1.2%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.0%
The Slanderer1.0%
Little Rogue0.9%
Jawbreaker0.7%
Vengeful Wind0.6%
Crystal Fist0.6%
Other Legendary & Set11.4%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.7%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Fist of Az'Turrasq22.6%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault19.1%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend18.2%
Lion’s Claw14.5%
In-geom6.5%
Won Khim Lau2.4%
Sledge Fist1.4%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.4%
Born's Furious Wrath1.3%
Odyn Son0.9%
Sun Keeper0.9%
Azurewrath (Legacy)0.8%
Envious Blade0.7%
Shard of Hate0.7%
Little Rogue0.6%
Other Legendary & Set7.6%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.4%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Fist of Az'Turrasq28.5%
Lion’s Claw21.4%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault10.6%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend10.1%
In-geom3.3%
Won Khim Lau1.6%
Sledge Fist1.4%
Vengeful Wind1.0%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.0%
Born's Furious Wrath1.0%
Jawbreaker0.8%
Crystal Fist0.8%
Rabid Strike0.8%
Hallowed Breach0.7%
Other Legendary & Set14.2%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.8%

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 Lower 75%
Softcore Monks
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield93.2%
Coven’s Criterion1.5%
Freeze of Deflection1.4%
Lidless Wall1.0%
Wall of Man0.9%
Hallowed Barricade0.5%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)0.2%
Denial (Legacy)0.1%
Defender of Westmarch0.1%
Rare Off-Hands1.1%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield94.8%
Lidless Wall1.2%
Coven’s Criterion1.0%
Freeze of Deflection0.9%
Hallowed Barricade0.7%
Wall of Man0.6%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)0.2%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)0.2%
Eberli Charo0.1%
Denial (Legacy)0.1%
Rare Off-Hands0.2%

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
1RestraintFinger47.7%
2FocusFinger47.6%
3Uliana's HeartTorso36.5%
4Uliana's BurdenLegs36.1%
5Uliana's StrengthShoulders31.7%
6Uliana's FuryHands31.3%
7Uliana's DestinyFeet31.3%
8Uliana's SpiritHead30.5%
9Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso28.3%
10Binding of the LostWaist26.5%
11The Crudest BootsFeet25.0%
12Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders23.7%
13Spirit GuardsWrists23.1%
14Born's PrivilegeShoulders21.4%
15Eight-Demon BootsFeet20.9%
16Strongarm BracersWrists19.8%
17Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso19.3%
18Fists of ThunderHands19.1%
19StormshieldOff-Hand19.0%
20Inna's FavorWaist17.4%
21Inna's TemperanceLegs16.6%
22The Fist of Az'TurrasqOne-Handed16.4%
23Inna's HoldHands16.1%
24Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger16.0%
25Depth DiggersLegs15.3%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1RestraintFinger59.3%
2FocusFinger59.2%
3Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders38.6%
4Eight-Demon BootsFeet35.7%
5Uliana's HeartTorso31.3%
6Uliana's BurdenLegs31.0%
7Fists of ThunderHands29.5%
8Uliana's StrengthShoulders28.3%
9Uliana's DestinyFeet27.9%
10Uliana's FuryHands27.8%
11Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso27.3%
12Uliana's SpiritHead26.9%
13Spirit GuardsWrists26.6%
14Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger22.9%
15Binding of the LostWaist22.5%
16Depth DiggersLegs22.4%
17String of EarsWaist21.3%
18Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso20.9%
19Sunwuko's ShinesNeck20.4%
20The Crudest BootsFeet20.0%
21Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders19.7%
22Sunwuko's PawsHands19.7%
23Inna's FavorWaist18.0%
24Scales of the Dancing SerpentLegs16.9%
25Inna's TemperanceLegs16.6%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1RestraintFinger43.6%
2FocusFinger43.6%
3Uliana's HeartTorso36.8%
4Uliana's BurdenLegs36.4%
5Uliana's StrengthShoulders34.5%
6Uliana's FuryHands34.1%
7Uliana's DestinyFeet33.5%
8Uliana's SpiritHead32.3%
9Binding of the LostWaist28.4%
10Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso25.5%
11Spirit GuardsWrists22.3%
12The Crudest BootsFeet20.8%
13Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders19.2%
14Born's PrivilegeShoulders16.6%
15Inna's FavorWaist16.4%
16The Fist of Az'TurrasqOne-Handed16.2%
17Inna's HoldHands15.7%
18Inna's TemperanceLegs15.7%
19Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger15.3%
20Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso15.2%
21Eight-Demon BootsFeet15.1%
22StormshieldOff-Hand15.1%
23Fists of ThunderHands14.6%
24Inna's RadianceHead13.6%
25Strongarm BracersWrists13.5%
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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