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: May 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 usage36.2%
Two-Handed usage63.8%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo45.4%
Sword19.1%
Fist Weapon10.6%
Two-Handed Mace6.8%
Two-Handed Sword6.0%
Mace3.2%
Two-Handed Polearm2.1%
Two-Handed Axe1.9%
Two-Handed Staff1.7%
Axe1.6%
Dagger1.0%
Spear0.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Handed usage29.1%
Two-Handed usage70.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo62.4%
Sword16.1%
Fist Weapon8.4%
Two-Handed Mace5.4%
Mace2.6%
Two-Handed Sword1.9%
Axe1.2%
Dagger0.6%
Two-Handed Polearm0.4%
Two-Handed Axe0.4%
Two-Handed Staff0.3%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Handed usage36.2%
Two-Handed usage63.8%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Daibo39.3%
Sword16.2%
Fist Weapon12.3%
Two-Handed Mace8.6%
Two-Handed Sword8.2%
Mace3.6%
Two-Handed Axe2.8%
Two-Handed Polearm2.8%
Axe2.2%
Two-Handed Staff2.2%
Dagger1.2%
Spear0.6%

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 Weapon37.4%
Sword36.2%
Mace10.1%
Dagger5.9%
Axe4.9%
Shield3.8%
Spear1.7%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Fist Weapon44.7%
Sword33.3%
Mace10.3%
Dagger4.6%
Axe3.8%
Shield2.2%
Spear1.0%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand TypePercent
Fist Weapon33.8%
Sword30.1%
Shield13.4%
Mace9.6%
Axe6.7%
Dagger4.5%
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 Wrath18.1%
In-geom10.2%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker5.7%
Sledge Fist5.7%
Won Khim Lau4.9%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq4.8%
Azurewrath4.8%
Sun Keeper2.6%
Odyn Son2.3%
Fulminator2.2%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.1%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.1%
Jawbreaker2.0%
Shard of Hate1.9%
Rimeheart1.6%
Other Legendary & Set27.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.1%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Born's Furious Wrath22.3%
In-geom7.9%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq7.5%
Won Khim Lau7.1%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker7.0%
Sledge Fist5.9%
Azurewrath5.2%
Sun Keeper3.8%
Odyn Son2.8%
Shard of Hate2.6%
Utar's Roar2.2%
Fulminator1.9%
Rimeheart1.9%
Jawbreaker1.9%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault1.4%
Other Legendary & Set18.6%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.0%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Born's Furious Wrath11.5%
In-geom6.8%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker6.6%
Sledge Fist5.9%
Won Khim Lau5.3%
Hallowed Hold4.5%
The Fist of Az'Turrasq3.9%
Azurewrath3.6%
Sun Keeper2.6%
Vengeful Wind2.6%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.4%
Shard of Hate2.3%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.2%
Fulminator2.1%
Odyn Son2.1%
Other Legendary & Set33.8%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.8%

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 Dragon30.7%
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple23.4%
Inna's Reach9.6%
The Furnace5.6%
Maximus1.6%
The Flow of Eternity1.2%
Scourge1.2%
Balance1.1%
The Paddle1.1%
Vigilance1.1%
Blackguard1.1%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.0%
Warstaff of General Quang1.0%
Schaefer's Hammer (Legacy)1.0%
Other Legendary & Set18.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.2%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple40.9%
Flying Dragon36.1%
Inna's Reach7.9%
The Furnace5.9%
The Flow of Eternity0.9%
Maximus0.9%
Warstaff of General Quang0.8%
Schaefer's Hammer (Legacy)0.5%
Wrath of the Bone King0.4%
Balance0.4%
Corrupted Ashbringer0.3%
The Paddle0.3%
Blackguard0.3%
Staff of Kyro0.3%
Sledge of Athskeleng0.2%
Other Legendary & Set3.9%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.0%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Incense Torch of the Grand Temple22.2%
Flying Dragon19.2%
Inna's Reach12.3%
The Furnace5.6%
Scourge2.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.9%
The Grandfather1.7%
Schaefer's Hammer1.4%
Blackguard1.4%
Stalgard's Decimator1.3%
Warmonger1.3%
Maximus1.3%
The Flow of Eternity1.3%
Vigilance1.3%
Other Legendary & Set24.2%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.6%

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
The Fist of Az'Turrasq12.4%
Born's Furious Wrath9.1%
In-geom7.9%
Sledge Fist6.7%
Won Khim Lau5.5%
Envious Blade4.0%
Azurewrath3.9%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker3.8%
Sun Keeper3.6%
Odyn Son2.9%
Jawbreaker2.5%
Shenlong's Fist of Legend2.1%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.0%
Shard of Hate2.0%
Fulminator1.9%
Other Legendary & Set28.6%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons1.1%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Fist of Az'Turrasq20.8%
Born's Furious Wrath9.0%
Won Khim Lau9.0%
Sledge Fist6.8%
In-geom5.5%
Sun Keeper4.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker4.5%
Azurewrath4.3%
Odyn Son3.5%
Envious Blade3.3%
Shard of Hate3.2%
Jawbreaker2.9%
Utar's Roar1.6%
Fulminator1.3%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault1.3%
Other Legendary & Set18.3%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.0%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Monks
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Fist of Az'Turrasq8.3%
Won Khim Lau7.5%
In-geom7.2%
Born's Furious Wrath6.1%
Sledge Fist5.2%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker4.1%
Vengeful Wind3.2%
Sun Keeper3.2%
Azurewrath3.1%
Odyn Son2.9%
Hallowed Hold2.8%
Envious Blade2.6%
Shard of Hate2.5%
Shenlong's Relentless Assault2.4%
Hallowed Breach2.3%
Other Legendary & Set35.2%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.4%

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
Stormshield46.2%
Lidless Wall17.0%
Hallowed Barricade10.5%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)6.4%
Wall of Man5.3%
Freeze of Deflection5.3%
Denial (Legacy)2.3%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)2.3%
Coven’s Criterion1.8%
Other Legendary & Set0.6%
Rare Off-Hands2.3%
Off-Hands Used by
Hardcore Monks
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield30.1%
Hallowed Barricade15.9%
Lidless Wall14.0%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)9.1%
Wall of Man6.0%
Denial (Legacy)4.3%
Freeze of Deflection3.9%
Coven’s Criterion2.1%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)0.8%
Other Legendary & Set0.6%
Rare Off-Hands13.2%

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
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger52.8%
2Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders39.5%
3Fists of ThunderHands38.6%
4Sunwuko's PawsHands38.3%
5Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders38.2%
6Eight-Demon BootsFeet37.7%
7Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso37.2%
8Scales of the Dancing SerpentLegs36.9%
9Mask of the Searing SkyHead33.8%
10Sunwuko's ShinesNeck30.2%
11Inna's FavorWaist29.7%
12Inna's TemperanceLegs28.7%
13Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso28.2%
14The Crudest BootsFeet26.7%
15Flying DragonTwo-Handed19.6%
16RestraintFinger18.6%
17FocusFinger18.3%
18Sunwuko's CrownHead16.9%
19Stone of JordanFinger16.4%
20Leoric's CrownHead16.3%
21Incense Torch of the Grand TempleTwo-Handed15.0%
22Reaper's WrapsWrists13.5%
23Spirit GuardsWrists13.1%
24String of EarsWaist12.6%
25The Witching HourWaist12.5%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger63.4%
2Sunwuko's PawsHands51.3%
3Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders49.6%
4Sunwuko's ShinesNeck48.1%
5Inna's FavorWaist39.3%
6Fists of ThunderHands39.3%
7Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders39.2%
8Eight-Demon BootsFeet38.5%
9The Crudest BootsFeet38.1%
10Inna's TemperanceLegs37.6%
11Scales of the Dancing SerpentLegs36.9%
12Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso36.7%
13Mask of the Searing SkyHead35.1%
14Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso35.0%
15Incense Torch of the Grand TempleTwo-Handed29.0%
16Flying DragonTwo-Handed25.5%
17Stone of JordanFinger24.6%
18UnityFinger22.9%
19RestraintFinger19.6%
20FocusFinger19.4%
21Reaper's WrapsWrists19.4%
22Leoric's CrownHead18.0%
23The Witching HourWaist17.0%
24Sunwuko's CrownHead15.1%
25String of EarsWaist13.6%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Monks
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger61.1%
2Sunwuko's BalanceShoulders40.3%
3Sunwuko's PawsHands39.2%
4Inna's FavorWaist35.9%
5Inna's TemperanceLegs34.6%
6Inna's Vast ExpanseTorso34.5%
7Mantle of the Upside-Down SinnersShoulders34.4%
8Fists of ThunderHands33.6%
9The Crudest BootsFeet31.5%
10Heart of the Crashing WaveTorso30.9%
11Eight-Demon BootsFeet30.5%
12Scales of the Dancing SerpentLegs30.1%
13Sunwuko's ShinesNeck27.9%
14Mask of the Searing SkyHead27.1%
15Sunwuko's CrownHead19.7%
16Reaper's WrapsWrists17.2%
17RestraintFinger15.4%
18FocusFinger15.0%
19Spirit GuardsWrists14.9%
20Incense Torch of the Grand TempleTwo-Handed14.2%
21Stone of JordanFinger14.1%
22Inna's RadianceHead12.5%
23String of EarsWaist12.4%
24Flying DragonTwo-Handed12.2%
25Leoric's CrownHead11.6%
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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