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Discussion in 'Monk' started by triggerfinger, Dec 23, 2012. | Replies: 11 | Views: 2925

  1. triggerfinger

    triggerfinger IncGamers Member

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    I would start with getting me a pair of cheap vile wards as shoulders. I would then aim at getting another inna's part, preferably pants. Then I'd also start to farm in lower MP so it would go faster :)
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    I'm farming keys, so higher MP, better chances of course :)
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    Get some spirit regen on that inna helm. It's great to have.
    Your equipment looks good. Start doubling resistances on you gear. All res + res of choice.
    When budget allows get some good legendaries to up the dps.

    Shoulders: Vile ward
    Leggings: Inna
    Wrists: Strongarm
    Chest: Inna

    Finally get weapons with sockets for a massive dps boost.
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    Inna's leggings and vile ward look good,

    but i don't know about the inna's chest part.
    There should be better legendaries than this one, but of course i don't know if there are any :)

    also, is strongarm much better than mine ?

    i am asking these, because i can't quess how much they'll improve my char.
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    Best cheap upgrades:
    Gems
    Rare boots with movement speed
    Vile Wards (search without vitality)
    Witching Hour after you sell your light res version
    Blackthorne's pants (search with 101 dex, 101 vita, arcane res)

    Other stuff that might be more expensive:
    Inna's chest
    Blackthorne's amulet
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    Nevermind about inna's chest. It's not that good. I forgot you had inna's helm :)
    It was just for the set bonus +100 dex.

    Strongarm bracers can be good because they always spawn with +armour. But you need to find one with nice stats. You might be better off with a good rare after all. Strongarm can't spawn with double res i think. There aren't that many good bracers. Lacuni bracers are good if you aren't movement speed capped (25%)

    There are some nice chest pieces like Tyrael but again it can't spawn with double res so a rare should be the best or tal rasha armour for max dps (It always spawns with attack speed)

    Inna's helm + Inna's leggings is the best combo for monks. A big plus because it always spawns with a socket and dex/vit/crit so you got the best affixes covered already. This combo simply can't be beat and should be mandatory for all monks. The helm is easy to find with spirit regen and then you have 1 more random affix free for anything you like.
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    I would wait with spirit regen on that helm. They are quite expensive when you want 2 or more, which you do, and it's not that extremely useful if you are not tempest rushing and speed farming imo. I'd go for defensive stats, like all res, OWE res and armor instead.
    Concerning chest, if you want to farm for Hellfire defense is good and then I'd aim for Blackthorne. There are not that many good chests to choose from, I go Inna's for offensive and blackthorne for defense. If you get blackthorne, you should also get an amu or the belt for extra stats.
    I've never used Witching Hour on my monk, I seem to be like the only one :p Prefer to have more defensive stats, like all res, as I play without OWE.
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    I bought some items. You can check my profile :)
    reached 72K dps.
    Bought a new amoulet, vile ward, inna legging

    Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
    Here are my comments for your suggestions:

    Start doubling resistances on you gear. All res + res of choice.
    I'm working on it :) specially for parts that i use rare items.

    Shoulders: Vile ward
    Leggings: Inna
    Bought Them :)

    Finally get weapons with sockets for a massive dps boost
    Yes, that will be the final touch :)

    Rare boots with movement speed
    It's hard to find boots with movement speed AND high dexterity (and vit) :'(

    Vile Wards (search without vitality)
    nooooo, i searched (and bought) WITH vit :( :)

    Witching Hour after you sell your light res version
    But it is self found :'( don't want to leave it :)

    Blackthorne's pants (search with 101 dex, 101 vita, arcane res)
    I prefered inna's leggings, because of the set bonus and also item is awesome! :)

    Blackthorne's amulet
    My rare amulet seems a much better choice, doesn't it ?

    Lacuni bracers are good if you aren't movement speed capped (25%)
    I'm looking for them but they are too expensive :'(

    Chest: Inna & Tyrael & tal rasha
    None of these are very good chest armors. I mean their performance/price values are really low.
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    Blackthorne pants/amulet are good value if you can upgrade to them. The pants can have huge primary stats, LOH, and a resist mod. The amulet can have primary stats and 2 out of 3 trifecta stats. Together they give a fat vitality bonus and leave you with enough room for an Inna's 2 piece from other slots.

    It may take a long time to find good rare movement speed boots, but they tend to have a low price compared to legendaries so will be much better value than replacing your current bracers with Lacunis for movespeed.

    Upgrade those gems!
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    Your monk is looking good.
    You are right about Torso armour. All legendaries in that slot pretty much suck for monks. Tyrael has movement speed, Tal rasha has attack speed, Inna was just for the set bonus.

    Some further upgrades i can see.

    1. Get another 12% movement speed.
    2. Get better gems.
    3. Get some spirit regen on the helm.
    4. Get some more mitigation (hp, armour, resists) I believe dark berserkers and the suicide bombers can one shot you with currents stats.
    5. Double resists on gear if able to.
    6. Try to get more attack speed if able to.

    If you survive well with current stats by all means ignore 4 and 5. If you can stand playing with zero spirit regen you can ignore 3 as well :)
    I know it's hard to get boots with all those stats. You have to give up something to maintain 200+ dex. Usually hp is best to give up because it gives the least amount of effective hit points.
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    1. I'm trying yo get my hands on a "Natalya's Bloody Footprints". I'll have 12% movement speed if i succeed :)
    2. I really can't understand this :) Higher level gems have high prices. And what for? 30 dex? Is it really important? maybe i'm calculating wrong.?
    3. Well i can stand to wait :) mostly i find some little monster to kick around and get some spirit piled up :)
    4. they do :(. i'll try to. But of couse : $$$ ! :)
    5. Working on it.
    6. I'll keep that in mind when buying new gear. I searched Tal Rasha (for example), i'll lose, like, 100 dex to get attack speed, so i haven't decided it.

    Thanks a lot mate ! :)

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