Monk Runes by Popularity

All the Monk runes for active skills, ranked by popularity in patch 2.3

  • These are charts of all the Diablo III Monk runes, ranked from the most to least popular rune. The data comes from level 70 Monks in Reaper of Souls, who are actively playing in Patch 2.3.
  • See the Monk Active Skills section for the most popular active skills that these runes are connected to, and the most popular Monk builds. The Popular Builds and Skills overview has information on how all this data is gathered.
  • Select any rune or skill below to view full information about that Monk skill, along with the popularity of every rune for the skill.
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018

All Monk Runes Ranked by Popularity

  • These charts show every Monk rune, based on their popularity by level 70 Monks in patch 2.3. As players choose the best Monk runes for their skills, those choices generate data of the most popular Monk runes.
  • The chart on the left ranks the runes by popularity of use of softcore Monks, while the chart on the right lists them by popularity among hardcore Monks.
  • The Percent column in these charts is the percentage of all Monks who use that particular rune, of the level 70 Monks active in patch 2.3.
  • Select any rune or skill to view full information and statistics about it.
Runes by Popularity - Monk Softcore
1Desert ShroudEpiphany51.80
2AgilityMantra of Salvation33.10
3Blinding SpeedDashing Strike30.70
4Impending DoomExploding Palm30.60
5Sustained AttackSeven-Sided Strike24.60
6ImplosionCyclone Strike21.82
7AssimilationWay of the Hundred Fists21.80
8Forbidden PalaceInner Sanctuary21.40
9Infused with LightBreath of Heaven16.10
10SustenanceMantra of Healing14.80
11Enduring AllyMystic Ally14.00
12RadianceDashing Strike13.40
13Fists of FuryWay of the Hundred Fists9.90
14Soothing LightBlinding Flash9.60
15Static ChargeFists of Thunder9.00
16QuicksilverDashing Strike8.50
18Fire AllyMystic Ally7.60
19Way of the Falling StarDashing Strike7.50
20Air AllyMystic Ally7.10
21QuickeningFists of Thunder7.00
22Breaking WaveCrippling Wave6.60
24TransgressionMantra of Retribution5.20
25Inner StormSweeping Wind5.00
26MangleCrippling Wave4.90
27AnnihilationMantra of Conviction4.50
28Pillar of the AncientsWave of Light4.20
29OveraweMantra of Conviction4.10
30TsunamiCrippling Wave3.62
31Shocking GraspExploding Palm3.60
32Wall of WindCyclone Strike2.82
33CycloneSweeping Wind2.80
34Faith in the LightBlinding Flash2.50
35BarrageDashing Strike2.30
36PerseveranceMantra of Salvation2.20
37Hands of LightningWay of the Hundred Fists2.10
38Wind through the ReedsMantra of Salvation2.04
39TailwindTempest Rush2.00
40Soothing BreezeCyclone Strike1.90
41Inner FireEpiphany1.66
42Explosive LightWave of Light1.61
43Blazing FistsWay of the Hundred Fists1.60
44FlurryTempest Rush1.50
45ThunderclapFists of Thunder1.40
46Spinning Flame KickLashing Tail Kick1.40
47Rising TideCrippling Wave1.33
48Eye of the StormCyclone Strike1.30
49Circular BreathingMantra of Healing1.23
50The Flesh is WeakExploding Palm1.22
51Replenishing LightBlinding Flash1.21
52Blazing WrathBreath of Heaven1.20
53Wind BlastFists of Thunder1.11
54Northern BreezeTempest Rush1.10
55Scorpion StingLashing Tail Kick1.00
56Sudden AssaultSeven-Sided Strike0.92
57Time of NeedMantra of Healing0.91
58Essence BurnExploding Palm0.90
59Empowered WaveWave of Light0.74
60Fulminating OnslaughtSeven-Sided Strike0.74
61Scattered BlowsDeadly Reach0.74
62Fire StormSweeping Wind0.72
63Hard TargetMantra of Salvation0.71
64Earth AllyMystic Ally0.70
65SunburstCyclone Strike0.64
66Vulture Claw KickLashing Tail Kick0.61
67Windforce FlurryWay of the Hundred Fists0.61
68Peaceful ReposeSerenity0.60
69DisheartenMantra of Conviction0.60
70Soothing MistEpiphany0.56
71IntimidationMantra of Conviction0.55
72Unwelcome DisturbanceSerenity0.53
73Circle of LifeBreath of Heaven0.51
74PandemoniumSeven-Sided Strike0.51
75Master of WindSweeping Wind0.50
76Self ReflectionBlinding Flash0.50
77Blade StormSweeping Wind0.50
78Safe HavenInner Sanctuary0.44
79Bounding LightFists of Thunder0.44
80Strong SpiritExploding Palm0.43
81ConcussionCrippling Wave0.42
82ForesightDeadly Reach0.42
83Water AllyMystic Ally0.42
84Boon of InspirationMantra of Healing0.40
85SubmissionMantra of Conviction0.34
86Heavenly BodyMantra of Healing0.32
87Shattering LightWave of Light0.32
88Divine ProtectionMantra of Salvation0.31
90RetaliationMantra of Retribution0.24
91Electric FieldTempest Rush0.23
93Hand of YtarLashing Tail Kick0.22
94Wall of LightWave of Light0.22
95Searing GraspDeadly Reach0.21
96Instant KarmaSerenity0.21
97IncinerateSeven-Sided Strike0.20
98Circle of ScornBreath of Heaven0.20
99IndignationMantra of Retribution0.16
100Collateral DamageMantra of Retribution0.15
101BlusterTempest Rush0.15
102InterveneInner Sanctuary0.15
103Sanctified GroundInner Sanctuary0.15
104Temple of ProtectionInner Sanctuary0.15
105ZephyrBreath of Heaven0.13
106Strike from BeyondDeadly Reach0.11
107Piercing TridentDeadly Reach0.11
108Mystifying LightBlinding Flash0.10
109Against All OddsMantra of Retribution0.10
110Sweeping ArmadaLashing Tail Kick0.00
Runes by Popularity - Monk Hardcore
1Desert ShroudEpiphany46.20
2AgilityMantra of Salvation33.60
3Blinding SpeedDashing Strike31.90
4Impending DoomExploding Palm27.80
5Sustained AttackSeven-Sided Strike25.60
6AssimilationWay of the Hundred Fists19.90
7ImplosionCyclone Strike17.80
8Forbidden PalaceInner Sanctuary14.60
9SustenanceMantra of Healing13.40
10QuicksilverDashing Strike12.41
11Enduring AllyMystic Ally12.40
12Soothing LightBlinding Flash10.60
13QuickeningFists of Thunder8.50
14Infused with LightBreath of Heaven8.40
15RadianceDashing Strike6.60
16Air AllyMystic Ally6.50
17Way of the Falling StarDashing Strike6.32
18TsunamiCrippling Wave6.30
20Fire AllyMystic Ally5.90
21Static ChargeFists of Thunder5.04
22Fists of FuryWay of the Hundred Fists5.00
23BarrageDashing Strike4.70
24MangleCrippling Wave4.50
25Inner StormSweeping Wind4.10
26Shocking GraspExploding Palm4.00
27Pillar of the AncientsWave of Light3.90
28PerseveranceMantra of Salvation3.82
30Soothing BreezeCyclone Strike3.70
31Wind through the ReedsMantra of Salvation3.64
32Breaking WaveCrippling Wave3.60
33Spinning Flame KickLashing Tail Kick3.30
34Hands of LightningWay of the Hundred Fists2.60
35CycloneSweeping Wind2.50
36Hard TargetMantra of Salvation2.30
37Wall of WindCyclone Strike2.20
38ThunderclapFists of Thunder2.00
39TransgressionMantra of Retribution1.82
40Explosive LightWave of Light1.80
41OveraweMantra of Conviction1.70
42Circular BreathingMantra of Healing1.63
43AnnihilationMantra of Conviction1.60
44Eye of the StormCyclone Strike1.54
45Rising TideCrippling Wave1.53
46Peaceful ReposeSerenity1.50
47Blazing FistsWay of the Hundred Fists1.50
48Inner FireEpiphany1.40
49The Flesh is WeakExploding Palm1.32
50Sudden AssaultSeven-Sided Strike1.32
51Earth AllyMystic Ally1.31
52Faith in the LightBlinding Flash1.31
53Divine ProtectionMantra of Salvation1.30
54Time of NeedMantra of Healing1.21
55Wind BlastFists of Thunder1.21
56Essence BurnExploding Palm1.20
57Vulture Claw KickLashing Tail Kick1.11
58Self ReflectionBlinding Flash1.10
59TailwindTempest Rush1.02
60Replenishing LightBlinding Flash1.01
61Fire StormSweeping Wind1.00
62FlurryTempest Rush0.95
63Scorpion StingLashing Tail Kick0.92
64Windforce FlurryWay of the Hundred Fists0.91
65Empowered WaveWave of Light0.90
66Fulminating OnslaughtSeven-Sided Strike0.84
67ConcussionCrippling Wave0.82
68Circle of LifeBreath of Heaven0.81
69Blazing WrathBreath of Heaven0.81
70Northern BreezeTempest Rush0.80
71Blade StormSweeping Wind0.80
72Scattered BlowsDeadly Reach0.74
73Unwelcome DisturbanceSerenity0.73
74Strong SpiritExploding Palm0.73
75PandemoniumSeven-Sided Strike0.71
76Master of WindSweeping Wind0.70
77Instant KarmaSerenity0.70
78Safe HavenInner Sanctuary0.64
79SunburstCyclone Strike0.64
80Water AllyMystic Ally0.62
81Heavenly BodyMantra of Healing0.62
82Bounding LightFists of Thunder0.60
84ForesightDeadly Reach0.50
85Soothing MistEpiphany0.46
86Sanctified GroundInner Sanctuary0.45
87IntimidationMantra of Conviction0.45
88Circle of ScornBreath of Heaven0.40
89Boon of InspirationMantra of Healing0.40
90Electric FieldTempest Rush0.33
91Wall of LightWave of Light0.32
92Shattering LightWave of Light0.32
93Searing GraspDeadly Reach0.31
94IncinerateSeven-Sided Strike0.30
95DisheartenMantra of Conviction0.30
96BlusterTempest Rush0.25
97InterveneInner Sanctuary0.25
98Temple of ProtectionInner Sanctuary0.25
99RetaliationMantra of Retribution0.24
100SubmissionMantra of Conviction0.24
101Hand of YtarLashing Tail Kick0.22
102Piercing TridentDeadly Reach0.21
103Mystifying LightBlinding Flash0.20
105IndignationMantra of Retribution0.16
106ZephyrBreath of Heaven0.13
107Strike from BeyondDeadly Reach0.11
108Collateral DamageMantra of Retribution0.10
109Sweeping ArmadaLashing Tail Kick0.02
110Against All OddsMantra of Retribution0.00

Top Rune for Each Monk Skill

  • These charts show the single most popular rune for each Monk active skill, among level 70 Monks active in patch 2.3. The runes are listed from the most popular for their skill, to the least popular. This makes it easy to see which active skills have one rune that is extremely popular at level 70.
  • The chart on the left shows the rune choices by softcore Monks, and the chart on the right lists the most popular runes among hardcore Monks.
  • Select any rune or skill to view the full information and statistics about it.
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