[Diablo III] Season 24 Monk build guide

 

The Monk in Diablo 3 is the fastest class currently in Season 24. Although it is not the strongest class, it's great ability to clear rifts and farm new items is a charm.

 

1. Ethereal Weapons

Bartuc's Cut-Throat
Jade Talon
Shadow Killer

 

The three available Monk Ethereal weapons are Bartuc's Cut-Throat, Jade Talon, and Shadow Killer.

 

For this build, we need Bartuc's Cut-Throat. Its second unique option should gain one of the unique passive skill options. These include: Near Death Experience, Harmony, Seize the Initiative, Beacon of Ytar, Momentum, and more depending on the build.

 

There are multiple options for the first unique option. For example,  "Chance to double your attack speed when attacking," which is the option for Flying Dragon. However, this could change depending on what you have for the other 1-Hand weapon and Kanai's Cube. For details, check out 3. Kanai's Cube and 1-Hand weapon section below.

 

2. Inna's Mantra — Season 24 Monk Main Gear Set

Inna's Radiance
Inna's Vast Expanse
Inna's Hold
Inna's Favor
Inna's Temperance

 

Head: Inna's Radiance 

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Socket (1)

 

Torso: Inna's Vast Expanse

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Increases Mystic Ally Damage
  • Sockets (3)

 

Hands: Inna's Hold

  • Dexterity
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Reduce cooldown

 

Waist: Inna's Favor

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Resistance to All Elements
  • Life %

 

Legs: Inna's Temperance

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Resistance to All Elements
  • Sockets (2)

 

2.1 Aughild's Authority

Aughild's Power
Aughild's Search

 

Shoulders: Aughild's Power

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Reduce Cooldown
  • Increases Mystic Ally Damage

 

Wrists: Aughild's Search

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Critical Hit Chance

 

2.2 Bastions of Will

Focus
Restraint

 

Fingers: Focus / Restraint

  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Reduce cooldown

 

2.3 Others

Squirt's Necklace
The Crudest Boots

 

Neck: Squirt's Necklace

  • Fire skills damage more 
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Critical Hit Damage

 

Feet: The Crudest Boots

  • Dexterity
  • Vitality
  • Resistance to All Elements
  • Armor

 

2.4 Legendary Gems

Bane of the Trapped
Enforcer
Gogok of Swiftness

 

3. 1-Hand weapon and Kanai's Cube

Monks wear two different 1-Hand weapons. For Season 24, one should always be an Ethereal weapon Bartuc's Cut-Throat. The other weapon and the one for Kanai's Cube differ for everyone depending on what options you got on the ethereal weapon and personal taste. 


You need to think about the combination of these three:

  1. The first unique option of Bartuc's Cut-Throat
  2. The other 1-Hand weapon
  3. The weapon slot in Kanai's Cube

 

There are many options for these three slots. The one must-have option for every build is

  • Flying Dragon or "Chance to double your attack speed when attacking" on the Ethereal weapon.

 

For the other two slots, here are few of the possible options:

  • In-geom
  • Messerschmidt's Reaver
  • Crystal Fist
  • Echoing Fury
  • The Furnace

 

Bindings of the Lesser Gods
Ring of Royal Grandeur

 

The other two slots in Kanai's Cube should be Bindings of the Lesser Gods and Ring of Royal Grandeur.


4. Possible Skillsets

An example of speedrun skillset

 

Primary: Way of the Hundred Fists - Assimilation

Secondary: Mystic Ally - Fire Ally / Water Ally

Action Bar Skills:

- Cyclone Strike - Implosion

- Dashing Strike - Radiance / Way of the Falling Star

- Epiphany - Desert Shroud

- Mantra of Slavation - Agility (or Serenity - Ascension)

 

Passive Skills:

- Seize the Initiative

- Fleet Footed

- Harmony

- Near Death Experience

- Momentum

- Unity

- The Guardian's Path

 

 

5. Last tips for Season 24

 

If everything is set up properly, you’ll be able to run Level 100+ Greater Rifts without much trouble. Once things are set up, you’ll be hunting for better weapons and equipment, but it’s also important to farm a lot of Bounty Materials. By the time you’ve applied Caldesann’s Despairs on your equipment, you’ll have plenty of Forgotten Souls. When you do, what you should be collecting is the Bounty Material.

 

There’s a chance to gain Primal Ancient Legendary items from the Kanai’s Cube by reforging legendary items with the Law of Kulle — which requires Bounty Material. This will make it easier for you to gain items with good options without needing to farm new ones all the time. Especially for your accessories which are usually harder to gain.

 

You will also need Bounty Material for forging the Aughild’s Authority and Captain Crimson’s Trimmings, so the more the better.

 

Some additional boosts available are setting up your Followers. You can find the Followers’ guide here.

 

MORE DIABLO III GUIDES
Season 24 Demon Hunter build guide
Season 24 Wizard build guide
Season 24 Followers guide: Which follower, skills, and gear to choose

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