|Davlok's "Gong Mode: Sriracha Edition" Monk||March-19-2015 2:00 PM PDT (6 years ago)|
Wave of Light is a powerful ability with loads of versatility, resulting in this skill being the current “flavor of the Monk.” Today, we’re going to spice it up with Davlok’s take on a Wave of Light build with this fast, furious, and fiery edition of Play Your Way.
About the Build:
I’m not much for spicy food, due to a terribly inconvenient allergy. The whole Sriracha phenomenon has got me a tad bit jealous that I can’t partake. Luckily for me, I can live vicariously through my Monk using this week’s build, submitted by Davlok#1847. Combining ultrasonic speed with a generous amount of fiery destruction, this build will get you running for a tall, cool glass of milk afterwards.
This is the perfect build for those with limited patience; monsters will collapse under your flaming fists of doom as though they were nothing. While there are some reasonably hefty gear requirements, the only real limitation is your Toughness. If there was any true downside to this build, it’s that you’ll move so fast you may forget to go back to gather up your hard-earned loot!
Speed and Fire damage are the main themes of this build; prepare yourself for a little whiplash, because you won’t want to stop the carnage once you get going!
This build does require some specific items to truly shine; Wave of Light is a costly skill without a solid Cindercoat and there are several Cooldown Reduction items you’ll want to track down as well.
Recommended Legendary Gems:
Recommended Difficulty and Game Mode:
Davlok regularly runs Torment VI Nephalem Rifts with great ease using this build and, at the time of submission, has climbed as high as Greater Rift 35 in Normal, non-Seasonal mode. Like many builds that take on the challenge of higher Greater Rift levels, this build can be a little squishy without the help of some substantial Toughness options. It can be somewhat countered by playing at range, which I’d recommend when taking this style into Hardcore. Just be conscious of your survivability before pushing too hard!
Why We Like This Build:
It’s been some time since we’ve looked at higher end gameplay, and “bell builds” are certainly one of the highest contenders for most efficient Monk builds. What I really enjoy about this build, though, is its impressive clear speed. Don’t believe me? Davlok’s got a great Torment VI gameplay video to prove it:
One of the major themes of the Monk class is being agile and fast. With this load out, I imagine you could give a certain blue hedgehog a run for his money (or gold rings, as the case may be).
Tell Us What You Think!
What style of Monk are you currently running? Do you toll the bells, or do they toll for you? How would you improve on Davlok’s build? Let us know in the comments or send in your version using our webform!
Next week, prepare to unleash your inner (or outer, I won’t judge) Fury with the Barbarian. See you then!