|DemonCoyote’s “Speed-of-Lightning Ninja” Monk||May-21-2015 2:00 PM PDT (6 years ago)|
We’ve said it before; one of the most satisfying ways to play the Monk is to embody his martial arts prowess. In simpler terms, getting up in the face of your opponent and punching the crap out of them is just plain satisfying. DemonCoyote#1661 is ready to return to the basics with this easy-to-gear, easy-to-play generator build in this week’s Play Your Way.
About the Build:
Wave of Light is a popular skill for Monks (one we featured in our last Monk-themed Play Your Way), and there are plenty of reasons why. As a skill that can be used at reasonable range, it keeps you out of danger while hitting like a truck, facilitating greater challenges by reducing deadly risks. Sometimes, though, the clang of that bell grows tiring and you find the gods whispering a new path to you. Can you hear them?
“Go hit stuff. Really fast. In the face.”
With several supporting Legendaries, generator builds aren’t new. However, the revision of Raiment of a Thousand Storms takes the concept to a new level, juicing these primary skills up and delivering deadly results. DemonCoyote#1661 capitalizes on this idea with a combination of set pieces, some relatively easy to acquire pieces of gear, and a build that will get everybody kung fu fighting.
Without committing to a single set, DemonCoyote’s build is a little easier to gear for overall. There are plenty of items that will synergize well with this build’s style and mechanics and it scales well as you work towards its final form.
Recommended Legendary Gems:
Recommended Difficulty and Game Mode:
The Speed-of-Lightning Ninja is a fairly flexible build, and workable in just about any environment from Campaign to Adventure Mode, including Bounties, Nephalem Rifts, and some Greater Rifts. DemonCoyote runs this build in Torment VI and up to Greater Rift 33, where it can get a little bit frightening without a Unity.
Why We Like This Build:
This build gets back to some of the original features we started with on Play Your Way; those that meet in the middle of showcasing a theme while bringing engaging gameplay that works. There’s something hypnotizing about watching a Monk fire off repeat after repeat punch. It’s satisfying, and while some levels of attack speed bring the performance outside the world of realism, you still have to imagine how a real martial artist would have to fight with expert timing to accomplish such a feat.
Tell Us What You Think!
Are you mastering the martial arts with your Monk? What do you think of generator builds? Do you use Deadly Reach or a different generator? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to send in your build so we can take a look at how you play your way!
Next week, it’s time to pump you up with the untamed power of the Barbarian. See you then!