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Diablo 3 Fastest Attack Rate Possible?

Posted 8 Jan 2013 by

Moonie made an interesting forum post to show off a Monk he’s decked out in every sort of Attack Speed gear, thus boosting him to an amazing 4.65 attacks per second. This might be the fastest attack rate possible in Diablo 3, but even if not it certainly shows the power of huge IAS. Moonie’s character has almost no bonus damage from skills, generally junky equipment (it’s all selected for the DiabloWikiAS), only 1700 Dex, 10.5% DiabloWikiCC, 85% DiabloWikiCD… and he’s still dealing over 124k DPS!

4.65 A per S!

4.65 A per S!

His character profile can be seen here, and he included a screenshot of his character in-game with the interface visible. IAS boosts from Moonie’s Monk’s gear and skills:

  • Helm: Andariel’s Visage, +9% IAS

  • Shoulders: None.
  • Amulet: Rare, +9% IAS
  • Ring: 2 Rare, +9% IAS
  • Ring: 2 Rare, +9% IAS
  • Chest: Tal Rasha’s, +9% IAS
  • Bracers: Lacuni Prowlers: +9% IAS
  • Gloves: Tasker and Theo: +9% IAS
  • Belt: The Witching Hour: +9% IAS
  • Pants: Inna’s Temperance: +9% IAS
  • Boots: Asheara’s Tracks: +7% IAS
  • Weapon: Flying Dragon: +11% IAS, chance to double speed while attacking.

Skills help too: DiabloWikiWay of the Hundred Fists: DiabloWikiBlazing Fists (db):

  • Critical Hits increase your attack speed and movement speed by 5% for 5 seconds. This effect can stack up to 3 times.
  • DiabloWikiMantra of Retribution: DiabloWikiTransgression:

  • Increases attack speed for you and your allies by 8%.
  • I’ve got AS on the list to do a full item strategy guide, and clearly I’ll have look closely when I assemble the lists, there are a *lot* of odd items with IAS.

    In his forum post Moonie challenges someone to do better… anyone up to the challenge? Are there any more obscure items or skills that boost AS? The real competition might be for the best of the other classes, since that Flying Dragon diabo skews the field to the Monk.


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