LoD Wave of Light Monk Build

(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.


lod wave of light monk build
Example Build in Skill Calculator

This build mainly revolves around using Wave of Light, with a few pieces of gear allowing you to frequently cast it and at a low Spirit Cost. The Explosive Light Rune allows the move to take out large waves of enemies with massive AoE damage.

Besides Wave of Light, the core Skills of this build are:



Kyoshiro’s Blade, Rabid Strike, Incense Torch of the Grand Temple, Tzo Krin’s Gaze, Cindercoat, and Pinto’s Pride all greatly enhance Wave of Light. The Crudest Boots will enhance your Spirit generation. Lefebvre’s Soliloquy and Stone Gauntlets will improve damage reduction, while Squirt’s Necklace and Convention of Elements increase your overall damage.

Legacy of Dreams is an essential Legendary Gem to this build, as it will massively increase your offense and defense for having only legendary gear equipped.  Enforcer and Bane of the Trapped will generally be the other two best Legendary Gems, both of which will further increase your damage.

Equipment Stat Priorities

SlotStat Priorities
Weapons1. Damage Range
2. Socket (using Ramaladni’s Gift)
3. Cooldown Reduction
4. Area Damage
5. Damage %
Helm1. Wave of Light Damage
2. Socket (Flawless Royal Diamond)
3. Critical Hit Chance
4. Dexterity
5. Vitality
Gloves1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Area Damage
3. Critical Hit Chance
4. Critical Hit Damage
Shoulders1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Area Damage
3. Dexterity
4. Vitality
Chest1. Sockets (3 Flawless Royal Emeralds)
2. Dexterity
3. All Resistance
4. Vitality
Pants1. Dexterity
2. Sockets (2 Flawless Royal Emeralds)
3. All Resistance
4. Vitality
Boots1. Wave of Light Damage
2. Dexterity
3. All Resistance
4. Vitality
Rings1. Socket
2. Cooldown Reduction
3. Critical Hit Chance
4. Critical Hit Damage
Amulet1. Socket
2. Fire Damage
3. Critical Hit Damage
4. Critical Hit Chance
Bracers1. Fire Damage
2. Critical Hit Chance
3. Dexterity
4. Life per Hit
Belt1. Critical Hit Damage
2. Attack Speed
3. Dexterity
4. All Resistance

Paragon Points

1. Movement Speed1. Cooldown Reduction1. All Resistance1. Area Damage
2. Maximum Spirit2. Critical Hit Chance2. Life %2. Resource Cost Reduction
3. Dexterity3. Critical Hit Damage3. Armor3. Life per Hit
4. Vitality4. Attack Speed4. Life Regeneration4. Pickup Radius
  • Prioritize Vitality if you need more survivability.

LoD Wave of Light Monk Guide

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Monk Wave of Light Build with LoD

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