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 5 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Monk Legendary and Set items used by level 70 Monks who are playing in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Monks who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during Patch 2.1.2. 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, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, or Xbox 360. 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.
  • 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 and no longer drop. Some Monks use those items as they hunt for new gear, to upgrade from the old equipment of patch 2.0. 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: March 1, 2015

Monk Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Monk Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Monks. 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

  • These are charts of the most popular Monk armor, for each armor and jewelry slot on level 70 Monks in Reaper of Souls. They include the best Set Monk armor pieces, and the slots where top Legendary and Rare armor items are most often used. The Monk best in slot (BiS) armor is listed by popularity.

Monk Helms

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

Monk Shoulders

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

Monk Amulets

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

Monk Chests

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

Monk Gloves

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

Monk Bracers

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

Monk Rings

  • These are the most popular Rings used by level 70 Monks, worn in the two Finger slots.
  • Important Note: Unlike the rest of the item slots, the percentage for Rings on these charts 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.

Monk Belts

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

Monk Pants

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

Monk Boots

  • These are 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. 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 list the best Monk weapons in patch 2.1.2. The best in slot Monk weapons are listed by popularity for the Legendary and Set weapons.
  • See the Most Popular Monk Builds for the top Monk builds and skills used with these weapons.

Monk Main Hand Weapon Types

  • These are 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 usage39.5%
Two-Handed usage60.5%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo46.6%
Sword18.1%
Fist Weapon15.0%
Two-Handed Mace5.6%
Mace3.9%
Two-Handed Sword3.8%
Two-Handed Staff1.7%
Two-Handed Polearm1.6%
Axe1.5%
Two-Handed Axe1.3%
Dagger0.6%
Spear0.4%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Handed usage27.9%
Two-Handed usage72.1%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo63.3%
Sword13.5%
Fist Weapon10.1%
Two-Handed Mace5.3%
Mace3.0%
Two-Handed Sword1.8%
Axe0.8%
Two-Handed Staff0.6%
Two-Handed Axe0.5%
Two-Handed Polearm0.5%
Dagger0.4%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Handed usage44.2%
Two-Handed usage55.8%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo42.4%
Fist Weapon18.9%
Sword17.5%
Two-Handed Mace4.7%
Two-Handed Sword4.3%
Mace4.2%
Axe2.3%
Two-Handed Polearm1.7%
Two-Handed Staff1.5%
Two-Handed Axe1.3%
Dagger0.9%
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 Weapon40.7%
Sword35.5%
Mace11.5%
Axe5.0%
Shield4.5%
Dagger1.6%
Spear1.2%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Fist Weapon45.4%
Sword36.2%
Mace10.8%
Axe3.3%
Shield2.5%
Dagger1.2%
Spear0.6%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Fist Weapon37.8%
Sword28.6%
Shield14.4%
Mace10.3%
Axe5.7%
Dagger2.0%
Spear1.1%

Monk One-Handed Weapons

  • These are 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
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker10.0%
Azurewrath9.9%
Sledge Fist9.7%
Born's Furious Wrath8.7%
Won Khim Lau8.5%
Odyn Son4.3%
Shard of Hate3.4%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq3.3%
Fulminator3.1%
Jawbreaker2.8%
Rimeheart2.6%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.6%
Hallowed Hold2.3%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.3%
Sun Keeper1.9%
Other Legendary & Set22.8%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.8%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker13.3%
Won Khim Lau11.4%
Born's Furious Wrath11.0%
Sledge Fist9.4%
Azurewrath7.7%
Odyn Son5.5%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq4.9%
Shard of Hate4.6%
Fulminator3.0%
Sun Keeper2.6%
Rimeheart2.6%
Jawbreaker2.3%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.1%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend1.7%
Hallowed Hold1.5%
Other Legendary & Set16.6%
Rare One-Hand Weapons-0.19999999999997%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker12.0%
Won Khim Lau9.7%
Sledge Fist9.3%
Born's Furious Wrath8.0%
Azurewrath5.0%
Hallowed Hold4.9%
Vengeful Wind4.1%
Odyn Son4.1%
Fulminator3.0%
Shard of Hate2.7%
Jawbreaker2.5%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.2%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.0%
Mad Monarch's Scepter1.9%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq1.9%
Other Legendary & Set25.1%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.6%

Monk Two-Handed Weapons

  • These are 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
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple28.9%
Flying Dragon26.8%
Inna's Reach9.4%
The Furnace4.5%
Warstaff of General Quang2.2%
Schaefer's Hammer2.1%
The Flow of Eternity2.1%
Rozpedin's Force1.8%
Maximus1.7%
Balance1.5%
Lai Yui's Persuader1.4%
The Paddle1.3%
Staff of Kyro1.2%
Vigilance1.0%
Scourge0.8%
Other Legendary & Set12.3%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.99999999999999%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple57.2%
Flying Dragon19.6%
The Furnace5.3%
Inna's Reach4.9%
Warstaff of General Quang1.8%
The Flow of Eternity1.6%
Schaefer's Hammer1.0%
Maximus0.8%
Balance0.6%
Rozpedin's Force0.5%
Lai Yui's Persuader0.5%
The Paddle0.5%
Vigilance0.3%
Wrath of the Bone King0.3%
Staff of Kyro0.3%
Other Legendary & Set4.2%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.60000000000001%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Flying Dragon29.4%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple24.8%
Inna's Reach10.8%
The Furnace3.4%
Rozpedin's Force2.2%
Maximus1.9%
The Flow of Eternity1.8%
Warstaff of General Quang1.7%
Schaefer's Hammer1.6%
Balance1.5%
Lai Yui's Persuader1.4%
The Paddle1.4%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.0%
The Grandfather1.0%
Vigilance1.0%
Other Legendary & Set14.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.99999999999999%

Monk Off-Hand Weapons

  • These are 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
Sledge Fist11.5%
Won Khim Lau9.0%
Azurewrath7.8%
Born's Furious Wrath7.3%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker6.9%
Odyn Son5.6%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq4.9%
Jawbreaker3.9%
Shard of Hate3.0%
Fulminator2.9%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.5%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.4%
Sun Keeper2.3%
Rimeheart1.9%
Hallowed Hold1.8%
Other Legendary & Set24.9%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons1.4%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Won Khim Lau15.0%
Sledge Fist10.4%
Born's Furious Wrath9.3%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq9.1%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker7.5%
Azurewrath6.2%
Odyn Son5.9%
Shard of Hate5.0%
Jawbreaker4.2%
Sun Keeper2.7%
Fulminator2.3%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.2%
Rimeheart1.7%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault1.6%
The Burning Axe of Sankis1.2%
Other Legendary & Set15.6%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.099999999999994%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Won Khim Lau12.8%
Sledge Fist7.6%
Born's Furious Wrath6.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker6.5%
Vengeful Wind5.6%
Azurewrath5.2%
Odyn Son5.2%
Shard of Hate3.3%
Fulminator3.1%
Jawbreaker3.1%
Hallowed Hold2.9%
Hallowed Breach2.6%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.6%
Sun Keeper2.4%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq2.4%
Other Legendary & Set26.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.1%

Monk Off-Hand Holdables

  • These are 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
Stormshield32.7%
Hallowed Barricade14.9%
Ivory Tower9.0%
Wall of Man8.4%
Lidless Wall7.9%
Denial5.9%
Coven’s Criterion5.2%
Freeze of Deflection5.0%
Defender of Westmarch2.3%
Stormshield (Legacy)0.5%
Other Legendary & Set1%
Rare Off-Hands7.2%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield39.0%
Lidless Wall15.8%
Hallowed Barricade12.3%
Ivory Tower9.6%
Wall of Man6.2%
Freeze of Deflection6.2%
Denial4.8%
Coven’s Criterion2.1%
Other Legendary & Set2.8%
Rare Off-Hands1.2%
Off-Hands Used by
Hardcore Monks
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield30.6%
Hallowed Barricade17.4%
Lidless Wall11.9%
Ivory Tower10.0%
Wall of Man7.7%
Coven’s Criterion5.2%
Denial4.8%
Freeze of Deflection1.6%
Defender of Westmarch0.6%
Other Legendary & Set1.2%
Rare Off-Hands9%

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 GrandeurFinger70.9%
2Sunwuko's PawsHands56.9%
3Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders54.9%
4The Crudest BootsFeet32.2%
5Inna's TemperanceLegs32.1%
6Sunwuko's CrownHead31.8%
7Inna's FavorWaist31.4%
8Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso30.5%
9Aughild's SearchWrists29.2%
10Sunwuko's ShinesNeck29.1%
11Stone of JordanFinger23.2%
12Aughild's RuleTorso21.8%
13Reaper's WrapsWrists19.5%
14Leoric's CrownHead18.3%
15Incense Torch of the Grand TempleTwo-Handed17.6%
16Captain Crimson's ThrustLegs17.5%
17Flying DragonTwo-Handed16.4%
18Depth DiggersLegs15.8%
19Strongarm BracersWrists14.8%
20Captain Crimson's WadersFeet14.8%
21UnityFinger14.6%
22Eight-Demon BootsFeet14.4%
23Fists of ThunderHands13.5%
24Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders13.0%
25Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso12.8%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger85.6%
2Sunwuko's PawsHands78.2%
3Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders72.9%
4The Crudest BootsFeet54.5%
5Sunwuko's ShinesNeck53.3%
6Inna's TemperanceLegs48.5%
7Inna's FavorWaist47.2%
8Incense Torch of the Grand TempleTwo-Handed41.4%
9Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso41.2%
10Aughild's SearchWrists33.9%
11Sunwuko's CrownHead33.8%
12Stone of JordanFinger33.6%
13UnityFinger27.2%
14Reaper's WrapsWrists26.6%
15Aughild's RuleTorso22.0%
16Leoric's CrownHead18.0%
17Captain Crimson's ThrustLegs17.4%
18Tzo Krin's GazeHead17.0%
19Flying DragonTwo-Handed14.3%
20CindercoatTorso14.0%
21The Witching HourWaist13.6%
22Captain Crimson's WadersFeet13.1%
23Strongarm BracersWrists11.4%
24Depth DiggersLegs10.7%
25Aughild's PowerShoulders10.3%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger76.2%
2Sunwuko's PawsHands53.0%
3Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders50.4%
4Aughild's SearchWrists35.5%
5Sunwuko's CrownHead33.2%
6Inna's FavorWaist29.8%
7Inna's TemperanceLegs29.4%
8Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso28.9%
9The Crudest BootsFeet27.2%
10Aughild's RuleTorso24.7%
11Sunwuko's ShinesNeck23.1%
12Reaper's WrapsWrists19.8%
13Depth DiggersLegs19.7%
14Stone of JordanFinger19.3%
15Flying DragonTwo-Handed16.5%
16Blackthorne's SpursFeet16.4%
17Blackthorne's Notched BeltWaist15.9%
18Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck15.8%
19Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs15.6%
20Leoric's CrownHead15.3%
21Fists of ThunderHands14.0%
22Incense Torch of the Grand TempleTwo-Handed13.9%
23UnityFinger13.6%
24Eight-Demon BootsFeet12.7%
25Aughild's PowerShoulders12.5%
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.
See the Most Popular Monk Builds and Skills for the builds used along with these top Monk items!
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