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 PC Patch 2.3, in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion. They are calculated from data gathered on more than 6 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 Ancient 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, and also matches the current patch for the Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The best builds for the Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 are found in the Patch 2.0 Data Archive. Players of the original console Diablo III game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that caps out at level 60, or PC players who do not have the expansion, should instead look in the older Patch 1.0.8 Data Archive.

Monk Active Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Monk active skills by level 70 Monks in patch 2.3 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, and rank Monk active skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • 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: May 3, 2016

Monk Passive Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Monk passive skills by level 70 Monks in patch 2.3 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, ranking the Monk passive skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • 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 patch 2.3.
  • 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 Top 25% Build #1
This build is used by 1.61% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 7.76%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Seven-Sided Strike - Sustained Attack Near Death Experience
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Beacon of Ytar
Way of the Hundred Fists - Assimilation Mythic Rhythm
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed
Exploding Palm - Impending Doom
Build Variant #1A (1.32%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Mythic Rhythm
Build Variant #1B (0.90%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #1C (0.80%)
Determination replaces Mythic Rhythm
Build Variant #1D (0.73%)
Determination replaces Mythic Rhythm
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #1E (0.51%)
Determination replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #1F (0.48%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #1G (0.42%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Harmony
Build Variant #1H (0.40%)
Sixth Sense replaces Mythic Rhythm
Build Variant #1I (0.31%)
Sixth Sense replaces Mythic Rhythm
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #1J (0.28%)
Determination replaces Mythic Rhythm
Momentum replaces Near Death Experience
Monk Lower 75% Build #2
This build is used by 3.04% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 11.88%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Seven-Sided Strike - Sustained Attack Near Death Experience
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Beacon of Ytar
Way of the Hundred Fists - Assimilation Mythic Rhythm
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed
Exploding Palm - Impending Doom
Build Variant #2A (2.78%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Mythic Rhythm
Build Variant #2B (1.15%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #2C (1.01%)
Determination replaces Mythic Rhythm
Build Variant #2D (0.89%)
Determination replaces Mythic Rhythm
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #2E (0.86%)
Sixth Sense replaces Mythic Rhythm
Build Variant #2F (0.63%)
Determination replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #2G (0.47%)
Sixth Sense replaces Mythic Rhythm
The Guardian's Path replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #2H (0.41%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #2I (0.37%)
The Guardian's Path replaces Harmony
Build Variant #2J (0.27%)
Determination replaces Harmony
The Guardian's Path replaces Mythic Rhythm
Monk Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 0.95% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 3.33%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud The Guardian's Path
Fists of Thunder - Static Charge Harmony
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Alacrity
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Seize the Initiative
Way of the Hundred Fists - Fists of Fury
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #3A (0.82%)
Exalted Soul replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3B (0.33%)
Exalted Soul replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #3C (0.32%)
Exalted Soul replaces Harmony
Build Variant #3D (0.25%)
Exalted Soul replaces Alacrity
Build Variant #3E (0.19%)
Beacon of Ytar replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3F (0.16%)
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3G (0.08%)
Exalted Soul replaces Seize the Initiative
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3H (0.08%)
Exalted Soul replaces Harmony
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3I (0.08%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #3J (0.07%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Exalted Soul replaces The Guardian's Path
Monk Top 25% Build #4
This build is used by 0.85% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.72%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Crippling Wave - Mangle Harmony
Inner Sanctuary - Forbidden Palace Alacrity
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Beacon of Ytar
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Seize the Initiative
Mantra of Salvation - Agility
Cyclone Strike - Wall of Wind
Build Variant #4A (0.18%)
Exalted Soul replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #4B (0.14%)
Cyclone Strike - Implosion replaces Wall of Wind
Build Variant #4C (0.13%)
Exalted Soul replaces Harmony
Build Variant #4D (0.12%)
Exalted Soul replaces Alacrity
Build Variant #4E (0.08%)
Exalted Soul replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #4F (0.05%)
Cyclone Strike - Implosion replaces Wall of Wind
Exalted Soul replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #4G (0.05%)
Near Death Experience replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #4H (0.05%)
Cyclone Strike - Implosion replaces Wall of Wind
Exalted Soul replaces Alacrity
Build Variant #4I (0.04%)
Cyclone Strike - Implosion replaces Wall of Wind
Exalted Soul replaces Harmony
Build Variant #4J (0.03%)
Near Death Experience replaces Alacrity
Monk Lower 75% Build #5
This build is used by 0.56% of the Lower 75% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.68%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Mantra of Retribution - Transgression Harmony
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave Near Death Experience
Tempest Rush - Tailwind Sixth Sense
Mystic Ally - Fire Ally Unity
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed
Exploding Palm - Impending Doom
Build Variant #5A (0.56%)
Tempest Rush - Flurry replaces Tailwind
Build Variant #5B (0.16%)
Determination replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #5C (0.11%)
Tempest Rush - Flurry replaces Tailwind
Determination replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #5D (0.08%)
Tempest Rush - Northern Breeze replaces Tailwind
Determination replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #5E (0.07%)
Tempest Rush - Northern Breeze replaces Tailwind
Build Variant #5F (0.04%)
Mythic Rhythm replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #5G (0.03%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Build Variant #5H (0.03%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Tempest Rush - Flurry replaces Tailwind
Build Variant #5I (0.02%)
Crippling Wave - Tsunami replaces Breaking Wave
Determination replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #5J (0.02%)
Tempest Rush - Flurry replaces Tailwind
Mythic Rhythm replaces Sixth Sense
Monk Top 25% Build #5
This build is used by 0.66% of the Top 25% of Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.48%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Inner Sanctuary - Forbidden Palace Harmony
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Near Death Experience
Fists of Thunder - Quickening Beacon of Ytar
Breath of Heaven - Infused with Light Seize the Initiative
Mantra of Salvation - Agility
Dashing Strike - Radiance
Build Variant #5A (0.46%)
Alacrity replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #5B (0.45%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Sixth Sense replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #5C (0.31%)
Fists of Thunder - Wind Blast replaces Quickening
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Sixth Sense replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #5D (0.15%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5E (0.14%)
Sixth Sense replaces Near Death Experience
Build Variant #5F (0.07%)
Alacrity replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #5G (0.06%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Alacrity replaces Near Death Experience
Sixth Sense replaces Seize the Initiative
Build Variant #5H (0.06%)
Fists of Thunder - Wind Blast replaces Quickening
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Build Variant #5I (0.06%)
Alacrity replaces Harmony
Build Variant #5J (0.06%)
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed replaces Radiance
Alacrity replaces Near Death Experience

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 patch 2.3.
  • 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 #3
This build is used by 0.56% of hardcore Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.80%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Crippling Wave - Tsunami The Guardian's Path
Epiphany - Desert Shroud Harmony
Seven-Sided Strike - Sustained Attack Near Death Experience
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Beacon of Ytar
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed
Exploding Palm - Impending Doom
Build Variant #3A (0.33%)
Sixth Sense replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3B (0.24%)
Mythic Rhythm replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3C (0.21%)
Determination replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3D (0.10%)
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave replaces Tsunami
Determination replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3E (0.09%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Blinding Speed
Build Variant #3F (0.06%)
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave replaces Tsunami
Build Variant #3G (0.06%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Blinding Speed
Sixth Sense replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3H (0.05%)
Sixth Sense replaces Beacon of Ytar
Build Variant #3I (0.05%)
Crippling Wave - Breaking Wave replaces Tsunami
Sixth Sense replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #3J (0.05%)
Determination replaces Harmony
Monk Hardcore Build #4
This build is used by 0.35% of hardcore Monks. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.42%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Epiphany - Desert Shroud The Guardian's Path
Seven-Sided Strike - Sustained Attack Harmony
Mantra of Salvation - Agility Sixth Sense
Way of the Hundred Fists - Assimilation Beacon of Ytar
Dashing Strike - Blinding Speed
Exploding Palm - Impending Doom
Build Variant #4A (0.35%)
Mythic Rhythm replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #4B (0.30%)
Determination replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #4C (0.22%)
Dashing Strike - Way of the Falling Star replaces Blinding Speed
Near Death Experience replaces Sixth Sense
Build Variant #4D (0.22%)
Momentum replaces Sixth Sense
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #4E (0.18%)
Mantra of Salvation - Perseverance replaces Agility
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #4F (0.18%)
Determination replaces Harmony
Mythic Rhythm replaces Sixth Sense
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #4G (0.16%)
Determination replaces Sixth Sense
Mythic Rhythm replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #4H (0.16%)
Determination replaces Beacon of Ytar
Mythic Rhythm replaces Sixth Sense
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #4I (0.15%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Blinding Speed
Mythic Rhythm replaces Sixth Sense
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
Build Variant #4J (0.15%)
Dashing Strike - Quicksilver replaces Blinding Speed
Near Death Experience replaces The Guardian's Path
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