Monk Leveling Build

This is a build used specifically for leveling your Monk. It centers around doing AoE damage to clear enemies quickly while leveling and getting gear for your main build.

Leveling builds are a great way to expedite your character to level 70. From there, you can work on setting your Monk up with optimal armor and weapons for your preferred build to prepare for the more challenging levels.

Note that you will not be able to use all of these Skills and Passives immediately, so experiment and work with other Skills in the meantime. Leveling builds are very flexible, so don’t shy away from trying out different abilities to help you decide on a final build. (Tip: Remember to enable “Elective Mode” in Settings -> Gameplay to be able to mix-and-match the skills much more easily across the categories.)


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The Leveling Build in Skill Calculator

Numbers in brackets = [level required to unlock].

  • Fists of Thunder [1] (Quickening Rune [42]) – your Spirit generator for your more damaging Skills.
  • Lashing Tail Kick [2] (Vulture Claw Kick Rune [7]) – this will be where you spend most of your Spirit, using it to help detonate Exploding Palm.
  • Dashing Strike [9] (Way of the Fallen Star Rune [15]) – this will grant you a high amount of mobility while leveling.
  • Exploding Palm [13] (Shocking Grasp Rune [44]) – your primary tool for this build. Use the Shocking Grasp Rune to apply this to two enemies at once, and kill them while they’re inflicted to deal AoE damage.
  • Sweeping Wind [21] (Inner Storm Rune [46]) – gives consistent AoE damage, and will help generate more Spirit.
  • Mantra of Healing [26] (Circular Breathing Rune [38]) – gives passive survivability and Spirit regeneration, and you can activate it to grant a shield.


Numbers in brackets = [level required to unlock].

  • Exalted Soul [13] – grants you more Spirit and Spirit Regeneration
  • Chant of Resonance [20] – allows you to activate your Mantra more, and gives another source of Spirit Regeneration
  • Harmony [45] – will give you extra survivability. The more elemental resistance you have on your gear, the more effective this will be.
  • Momentum [66] – this will increase your damage if you stay mobile.
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