Uliana Exploding Palm Monk Build

A highly mobile build with plenty of explosive attacks that’s great for speedruns – it also looks really cool.


uliana exploding palm monk build
Example Build in Skill Calculator

This build mainly focuses around Seven-Sided Strike and Exploding Palm, allowing the Skills to work together to create many explosions. You will use the Impending Doom Rune for Exploding Palm for more powerful explosions, and the Sustained attack Rune for Seven-Sided Strike to reduce its cooldown.

Along with these two Skills, the other core Skills are:



The primary armor will be the Uliana’s Stratagem set. You will need five pieces of it for the full effect (if you Cube the Royal Ring of Grandeur). Gundo Gear, The Fist of Az’Turrasq, and Convention of Elements increase Exploding Palm’s damage and allow the effect to spread easier. Lion’s Claw will increase the hits of Seven-Sided Strike, and the Captain Crimson’s Trimmings set will increase both damage and survivability.

Gogok of Swiftness, Bane of the Trapped, and Bane of the Stricken are generally the best Legendary Gems. Gogok of Swiftness will greatly increase your Cooldown Reduction, Attack Speed, and Dodge, while the other two 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. Exploding Palm Damage
2. Critical Hit Chance
3. Socket (Flawless Royal Diamond)
4. Dexterity
5. All Resistance
Gloves1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Area Damage
3. Critical Hit Chance
4. Critical Hit Damage
Shoulders1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Area Damage
3. Dexterity
4. All Resistance
Chest1. Dexterity
2. Sockets (3 Flawless Royal Diamonds)
3. All Resistance
4. Elite Damage Reduction
Pants1. Dexterity
2. All Resistance
3. Sockets (2 Flawless Royal Diamonds)
4. Vitality
Boots1. Exploding Palm Damage
2. Dexterity
3. All Resistance
4. Vitality
Rings1. Socket
2. Cooldown Reduction
3. Area Damage
4. Critical Hit Chance
5. Critical Hit Damage
Amulet1. Socket
2. Cold Damage
3. Critical Hit Damage
4. Critical Hit Chance
5. Area Damage
Bracers1. Cold Damage
2. Critical Hit Chance
3. Dexterity
4. All Resistance
Belt1. Dexterity
2. All Resistance
3. Vitality
4. Life %

Paragon Points

1. Movement Speed1. Cooldown Reduction1. All Resistance1. Area Damage
2. Dexterity2. Critical Hit Chance2. Life %2. Life per Hit
3. Vitality3. Critical Hit Damage3. Armor3. Resource Cost Reduction
4. Maximum Spirit4. Attack Speed4. Life Regeneration4. Pickup Radius
  • Prioritize Vitality if you need more survivability.

Uliana Exploding Palm Monk Guide

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Monk Exploding Palm Build with Uliana’s Stratagem

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