Most Popular Monk Builds

The top Diablo III Monk builds and skills at level 70 in Reaper of Souls

  • These are the most popular Diablo III Monk builds and skills used by level 70 Monks in Diablo III Patch 2.1, in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion. They are calculated from data gathered on more than 5 million Diablo III characters.
  • The skills and runes in these charts are based on the choices of level 70 Monks using the best Monk builds for end-game content. That includes farming Legendary items, running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or quickly gaining Paragon Levels.
  • Each set of data contains charts of three groups of Monks:
    • The softcore Monks who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    • The softcore Monks who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    • All hardcore Monks regardless of elite monster kills.
  • This data is from level 70 Monks playing the Reaper of Souls expansion on PC or Mac. It can also guide players of the Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Players of the original console Diablo III game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that caps out at level 60 should view the historical archive. That archive has the top level 60 Monk builds that are closer to their version of the game.

Monk Active Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Monk active skills by level 70 Monks in patch 2.1 in Reaper of Souls. They are ranked from the top Monk active skill down to the least used.
  • This data is updated daily, from the active skills used by level 70 Monks who are currently playing.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Monks, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Monks who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Monks regardless of elite kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on this data. View the Monk Most Popular Runes chart, or mouse over any active skill, to see the most commonly used runes for the skill.
Charts Last Updated: October 25, 2014

Monk Passive Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Monk passive skills by level 70 Monks in patch 2.1 in Reaper of Souls. They are ranked from the top Monk passive skill down to the least used.
  • This data is updated daily, from the passive skills used by level 70 Monks who are actively playing.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Monks, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Monks who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Monks regardless of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on how this data is collected.

Monk Softcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular softcore Monk builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the softcore level 70 Diablo III Monks active in Reaper of Souls.
  • The charts list the 5 most popular Monk builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that specific build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • The charts on the left have data from softcore Monks who make up the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
  • The charts on the right have data from softcore Monks who are at the top 25% of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Monk Lower 75% Build #1
This build is used by 3.03% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 5.12%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Alacrity
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Beacon of Ytar
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Seize the Initiative
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #1A (0.51%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1B (0.47%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1C (0.19%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #1D (0.19%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1E (0.18%)
Mantra of Salvation - Perseverance replaces Agility
Build Variant #1F (0.13%)
Sixth Sense replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #1G (0.13%)
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #1H (0.13%)
Sixth Sense replaces Harmony
Build Variant #1I (0.08%)
Breath of Heaven - Blazing Wrath replaces Infused with Light
Build Variant #1J (0.08%)
Transcendence replaces Seize the Initiative
Monk Top 25% Build #1
This build is used by 4.11% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 7.31%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Alacrity
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Beacon of Ytar
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Seize the Initiative
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #1A (0.79%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1B (0.79%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1C (0.27%)
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #1D (0.25%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1E (0.24%)
Mantra of Salvation - Perseverance replaces Agility
Build Variant #1F (0.24%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #1G (0.24%)
Sixth Sense replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #1H (0.17%)
Sixth Sense replaces Harmony
Build Variant #1I (0.11%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #1J (0.10%)
Transcendence replaces Seize the Initiative
Monk Lower 75% Build #2
This build is used by 1.59% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.57%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Alacrity
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Beacon of Ytar
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury Seize the Initiative
Mantra of Healing - Time of Need
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #2A (0.20%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #2B (0.19%)
Relentless Assault replaces Harmony
Build Variant #2C (0.10%)
Sixth Sense replaces Harmony
Build Variant #2D (0.09%)
Mantra of Healing - Circular Breathing replaces Time of Need
Build Variant #2E (0.08%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Radiance
Build Variant #2F (0.08%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #2G (0.07%)
Mantra of Healing - Boon of Inspiration replaces Time of Need
Build Variant #2H (0.07%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #2I (0.05%)
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #2J (0.05%)
Sixth Sense replaces Seize the Initiative
Monk Top 25% Build #2
This build is used by 1.51% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.68%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Alacrity
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Beacon of Ytar
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury Seize the Initiative
Mantra of Healing - Time of Need
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #2A (0.22%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #2B (0.22%)
Relentless Assault replaces Harmony
Build Variant #2C (0.11%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #2D (0.11%)
Sixth Sense replaces Harmony
Build Variant #2E (0.10%)
Mantra of Healing - Circular Breathing replaces Time of Need
Build Variant #2F (0.09%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Radiance
Build Variant #2G (0.09%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #2H (0.08%)
Mantra of Healing - Boon of Inspiration replaces Time of Need
Build Variant #2I (0.08%)
Sixth Sense replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #2J (0.07%)
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Monk Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 1.08% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.53%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave Harmony
Inner Sanctuary - Forbidden Palace Near Death Experience
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Sixth Sense
Serenity - Ascension Beacon of Ytar
Mantra of Conviction - Dishearten
Cyclone Strike - Implosion
Build Variant #3A (0.66%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #3B (0.13%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #3C (0.13%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #3D (0.13%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #3E (0.10%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Build Variant #3F (0.08%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #3G (0.06%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
The Guardian's Path replaces Harmony
Build Variant #3H (0.06%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #3I (0.05%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Harmony
Build Variant #3J (0.05%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Chant of Resonance replaces Sixth Sense
Monk Top 25% Build #3
This build is used by 0.69% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.79%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave Harmony
Inner Sanctuary - Forbidden Palace Near Death Experience
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Sixth Sense
Serenity - Ascension Beacon of Ytar
Mantra of Conviction - Dishearten
Cyclone Strike - Implosion
Build Variant #3A (0.48%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #3B (0.11%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Build Variant #3C (0.10%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #3D (0.08%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #3E (0.08%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #3F (0.07%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Chant of Resonance replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #3G (0.05%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Harmony
Build Variant #3H (0.05%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
The Guardian's Path replaces Harmony
Build Variant #3I (0.04%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Unity replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #3J (0.04%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Monk Lower 75% Build #4
This build is used by 0.35% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.45%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Crippling Wave - Concussion The Guardian's Path
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Serenity - Ascension Sixth Sense
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Beacon of Ytar
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed
Cyclone Strike - Implosion
Build Variant #4A (0.03%)
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave replaces Concussion
Build Variant #4B (0.02%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Concussion
Build Variant #4C (0.01%)
Serenity - Tranquility replaces Ascension
Build Variant #4D (0.01%)
Cyclone Strike - Wall of Wind replaces Implosion
Build Variant #4E (0.01%)
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #4F (0.01%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Concussion
Cyclone Strike - Wall of Wind replaces Implosion
Build Variant #4G (0.01%)
Crippling Wave - Rising Tide replaces Concussion
Build Variant #4H (0.00%)
Resolve replaces Harmony
Build Variant #4I (0.00%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Blinding Speed
Build Variant #4J (0.00%)
Cyclone Strike - Soothing Breeze replaces Implosion
Monk Top 25% Build #4
This build is used by 0.48% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.55%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Alacrity
Mantra of Conviction - Annihilation Beacon of Ytar
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Seize the Initiative
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #4A (0.30%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Annihilation
Build Variant #4B (0.25%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #4C (0.13%)
Mantra of Conviction - Intimidation replaces Annihilation
Build Variant #4D (0.10%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Annihilation
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #4E (0.09%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #4F (0.06%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #4G (0.04%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #4H (0.04%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Annihilation
Build Variant #4I (0.03%)
Mantra of Conviction - Intimidation replaces Annihilation
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #4J (0.03%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Annihilation
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Monk Lower 75% Build #5
This build is used by 0.18% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.76%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Alacrity
Mantra of Conviction - Annihilation Beacon of Ytar
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Seize the Initiative
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #5A (0.17%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Annihilation
Build Variant #5B (0.13%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5C (0.06%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Annihilation
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5D (0.05%)
Mantra of Conviction - Intimidation replaces Annihilation
Build Variant #5E (0.04%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Build Variant #5F (0.04%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5G (0.03%)
Mantra of Conviction - Submission replaces Annihilation
Build Variant #5H (0.02%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Annihilation
Build Variant #5I (0.02%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5J (0.02%)
Mantra of Conviction - Intimidation replaces Annihilation
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Monk Top 25% Build #5
This build is used by 0.17% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.48%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Fists of Thunder - Quickening Alacrity
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Beacon of Ytar
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Seize the Initiative
Mantra of Salvation - Agility
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #5A (0.14%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5B (0.03%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5C (0.03%)
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #5D (0.02%)
Fists of Thunder - Bounding Light replaces Quickening
Build Variant #5E (0.02%)
Transcendence replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #5F (0.02%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Determination replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #5G (0.02%)
Sweeping Wind - Master of Wind replaces Inner Storm
Build Variant #5H (0.01%)
Sixth Sense replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #5I (0.01%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Transcendence replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #5J (0.01%)
Transcendence replaces Seize the Initiative

Monk Hardcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular hardcore Monk builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the hardcore level 70 Diablo III Monks active in Reaper of Souls.
  • The charts list the 4 most popular hardcore Monk builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that particular build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Monk Hardcore Build #1
This build is used by 1.32% of hardcore Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 4.12%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Near Death Experience
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Sixth Sense
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Beacon of Ytar
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #1A (0.46%)
Alacrity replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #1B (0.38%)
Alacrity replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #1C (0.36%)
Seize the Initiative replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #1D (0.32%)
Alacrity replaces Beacon of Ytar
Seize the Initiative replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #1E (0.24%)
Alacrity replaces Near Death Experience
Seize the Initiative replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #1F (0.22%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1G (0.22%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Radiance
Build Variant #1H (0.21%)
Alacrity replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #1I (0.20%)
Seize the Initiative replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #1J (0.19%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Monk Hardcore Build #2
This build is used by 0.34% of hardcore Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.67%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave Harmony
Inner Sanctuary - Forbidden Palace Near Death Experience
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Sixth Sense
Serenity - Ascension Beacon of Ytar
Mantra of Conviction - Dishearten
Cyclone Strike - Implosion
Build Variant #2A (0.17%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #2B (0.04%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Build Variant #2C (0.03%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #2D (0.02%)
Mantra of Conviction - Annihilation replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #2E (0.02%)
Epiphany - Insight replaces Desert Shroud
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Build Variant #2F (0.01%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #2G (0.01%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
The Guardian's Path replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #2H (0.01%)
Mantra of Conviction - Overawe replaces Dishearten
Cyclone Strike - Wall of Wind replaces Implosion
Build Variant #2I (0.01%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Harmony
Build Variant #2J (0.01%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Sixth Sense
Monk Hardcore Build #3
This build is used by 0.33% of hardcore Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.64%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Crippling Wave - Concussion The Guardian's Path
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Serenity - Ascension Sixth Sense
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Beacon of Ytar
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed
Cyclone Strike - Implosion
Build Variant #3A (0.10%)
Near Death Experience replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #3B (0.03%)
Serenity - Tranquility replaces Ascension
Build Variant #3C (0.03%)
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave replaces Concussion
Build Variant #3D (0.03%)
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3E (0.03%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Concussion
Build Variant #3F (0.02%)
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave replaces Concussion
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3G (0.02%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Concussion
Near Death Experience replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #3H (0.02%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Concussion
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3I (0.02%)
Near Death Experience replaces Harmony
Build Variant #3J (0.01%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Concussion
Serenity - Tranquility replaces Ascension
Monk Hardcore Build #4
This build is used by 0.17% of hardcore Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.10%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Sweeping Wind - Inner Storm Near Death Experience
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Alacrity
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury Beacon of Ytar
Mantra of Healing - Time of Need
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #4A (0.16%)
Sixth Sense replaces Alacrity
Build Variant #4B (0.15%)
Seize the Initiative replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #4C (0.11%)
Seize the Initiative replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #4D (0.10%)
Seize the Initiative replaces Harmony
Build Variant #4E (0.10%)
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #4F (0.08%)
Seize the Initiative replaces Alacrity
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #4G (0.08%)
Seize the Initiative replaces Alacrity
Build Variant #4H (0.06%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Radiance
Seize the Initiative replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #4I (0.05%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Radiance
Seize the Initiative replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #4J (0.04%)
Sixth Sense replaces Near Death Experience
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