Monk Builds

Once your Monk reaches level 70 (perhaps with a help of a leveling build), you will be in a prime position to pick and work towards your Build. Keep in mind that your Build will not only define your gameplay going forward, but also your optimal armor and weapons.

Below you can find some of the best Monk builds for Diablo III.

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LoD Wave of Light

(LoD refers to the Legacy of Dreams Legendary Gem)

A powerful build capable of dealing massive AoE damage. It does not rely on any sets, but rather a few legendaries to enhance your Skills. Damage on this build will primarily revolve around Wave of Light.

monk sweeping wind


A build that is great at solo pushing and speedfarming. There are three major variations of this build, depending on which Secondary Skill (Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, or Wave of Light) you want to focus on. Besides the Secondary Skill you choose, this build will also revolve around the use of Sweeping Wind.

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Uliana Exploding Palm

A highly mobile build with plenty of explosive attacks that’s great for speedruns – it also looks really cool. Damage on this build will primarily focus around Exploding Palm and Seven-Sided Strike.

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Monk Best Builds

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