Guide: Shrine/Speeds Monk (1 Viewer)


Zahbo

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There has been some talk this season surrounding an alternate version of a zmonk that is used for speed clears, and for a 3 wiz 1 monk setup. The "shrine" monk seems to be utilized when running in the 80-85 GR range. The premise behind the build is more of a damage buffing setup, as the wizards are not stacking on the monk for healing. The Monk is utilized more as a pull/agro and the small amount of healing is for the monk.

Another main difference in the playstyle is the inclusion of the the Dashing Strike skill. This is included so the monk is able to keep up with the teleporting wizards, and supports the speed element in the clears. The reason for this being called a shrine monk is the use of the Ahavarion, Spear of Lycander in the cube. The unique on this legendary gives the potential (1%) for a random shrine effect to proc when killing a demon. By wearing the Gloves of Worship, you can extend this shrine effect from 2 minutes to 10 minutes.



Ahavarion, Spear of Lycander - Diablo Wiki
https://www.diablowiki.net/Gloves_of_Worship


For the remainder of your gear, you will be setting up your monk with a typical EP monk setup. This is the damage buffing portion of the build. You will not be using the standard Little Rogue/Slanderer setup, but instead will opt for an In Geom and Crystal Fist combo. The In Geom secondary will reduce your skill cooldowns by a percent for 15 seconds after killing elite packs. The Crystal Fist secondary gives you a damage resist buff for 6 seconds after using Dashing Strike. When using the skills Cyclone Strike - Implosion with the Lefebvre's shoulders, and the Ephiphany - Desert Shroud, these will be your primary damage mitigations.


Typical EP ZMonk Gear setup


https://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/ingeom
http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Crystal_Fist

The rest of the gearing is fairly straightforward. The build takes some getting used to, but is very fast on the clearing end.

Shrine Monk Gear (minus the gloves of worship)



https://youtu.be/Fc62FT-Ptik
 

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Gandouf mentioned this in discord just yesterday. I ran my monk with him and two other wizards. This looks VERY appealing for such a setup.
 

Zahbo

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Then I am glad my post can be of some use. Maybe try it out and tell us what you think in this thread!
 

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