Hello, first of all, i wanna say that this is my build, and how i got myselfe MP10 ready on inferno for the first time ever as a monk dps!
i did spend allot of time doing research on this class, trying to understand and figure out on witch spec, and stat that i should go for!
So this is what i ended up on,
i started of getting really shitty gear of the auction house(as cheap as possible, but with enough stat to do MP10 on inferno)
Main stat i was looking for is ofcourse : Dexterity, as much as i could get, but getting maxed out on dex gear isent allways the best way to go to start of with :)
As a monk, you have a passive that is named : One with Everything, witch is a must have :) (atleast for newstarters)
as soon as you have that tallent on, you really wanna go for gear with ALL resistance + another res stat ( i went for fire )
those 2 are really important for you ( as newly dinged to 60 ) to allow you to survive on MP10, to start of with, i built ALL my gear arround it, tried to get it on my Inna's ( 2 set bonus here is AWESOME, and a must )
then a 2 set bonus on Natalya's ( demon hunter set ), witch gives you allot of Crit , so yeah, its a decent starter for us monks :)
and if you're lucky, you will find allot of those with All res, and fire res on them at the same time , witch is what we're aming for :)
My goal, when i was done, was to be on a minimum of 700 Res, witch allows you to pretty much stand in EVERYTHING and still survive
And have a decent ammount on Crit hit, and Crit dmg ( those are really important, so allways try to get as much Crit hit, and Crit dmg as you can aswell ) ( gonna help your Lifesteal(selfhealing ALLOT )
And you allso want a decent ammount of Attack speed % on your gear aswell.. (atleast as dualwield)
Your main focus tho, should be on your weps.. as i am going two 1handed weps, i went with Echoing Fury, and a fist wep called Won kim lau.. on the echoing fury, you want a extra socket on that, to place a 100% crit damage gem in it, and same with your Won Kim Lau.. The stats on ur Won is abit important tho, ( Eventho its a shitty wep, its actually really good at low gear level, to boost your Lightning damage.. so on your won kim Lau, you wanna go for as much bonus lightning damage as possible ( for as much as you can spend on that wep ) ( keep in mind, this is a wep that is easaly replaced later on, so dont spend to much gold on it )
When it comes to your weps. these are the 2 most important items you will EVER have..
They NEED to have a minimum of 2.80% Lifesteal(life on hit), but pref 3% on each.. and you do again, NEED 100% crit gems in your weps :)
Reason for starting of with a Won kim lau is simple, Due to a tallent called : Sweeping wind-Cyclone(rune)
that gives you the bit of extra damage on your lightning tornados, witch in the end , heals you for ALLOT on aoe packs witch we really like ;)
PS: To start of with, i wouldent aim for anything less than 46 to 50 000 hp ( if you're completly new to this ) (as a monk )
When it comes to the tallents i've chosen, i've gone for a .. well.. not so ordinary dualwield spec
Main attack (1) Breath of heaven+Blazing Light, Witch you wanna keep up at all times, increases ur DPS, and the initial press allso heals you, so its a fair panic button if ur getting low
(2)Sweeping Wing+Cyclone, witch is a mandatory thing to have up at all times, it increases your DPS, and selfhealing allot :) and really awesome on AOE packs ( witch you will mostly be facing when you're traveling alone )
(3)Blinding Flash+Faith in the light! Its a awesome survivability spell, witch stunns EVERY mob arround you ( blinding them ) and with that rune, you gain a HUGE dps boost for a few sec, witch give you insanly ammounts of DPS, and hence, ALLOT of selfhealing!
(4)Mantra of Conviction+Overawe! This one increases the DPS you do to all targets arround you, and with the rune , it increases the dmg taken by the mobs arround you by ALLOT, witch again, increases ur selfhealing, and burst dmg ( using this after a Blinding Flash, gives you a insane burst dmg + allot of selfhealing. (its a real lifesaver at times )
Right mousebutton (Fists of thunder+Thunderclap) i use this attack as a mandatory, due to the attack speed it attacks with.. its FAST.. witch again, increases ur selfhealing ALLOT(the more you attack, the more you heal ) and with that Rune, you can teleport short distances as long as you have a mob targeted, witch again, can save your life, or speed up the movement speed you are moving at ) :)
Left mousebutton! Wave of light+Empowered Wave.. Now this is ur MAIN dmg spell.. the only way to describe it is : Insane... it does tremendous ammounts of dmg to all mobs near you, and knocks them back, + heals you for ... ALLOT.. as it is for me now, i can go from 1% hp, to 100% hp with 1 attack of that, witch is a huuuge lifesaver :)
Thats basicly the basics :)
A few more things tho, The best Shoulder items + 1 ring + neck + bracers + gloves you can get, is your own crafted yellow items! so grab the pattern as soon as you can, and start making it asap :) it takes allot of time to get that one perfect piece.. but trust me , its WORTH it :)
And another thing.. As dualwield.. you wont be running on as much Hitpoints as other classes, but you are superior on Attack speed if done right ;) witch again, makes you ALLMOST immortal for anything ( as long as you have something to hit )
Atm, fully buffed, i am on 41 000 Hitpoints, witch is MORE than enough for Mp10 ++ and uberruns mp10 solo
Just make sure your stacking ur stats correctly!
as you get more dmg, and more crit dmg, and chance, you can drop down on your HP, and Res gear :)
This aint the easyest spec to start of with, and DEFFO not the easyest class to gear up for.. but i promise you, you WILL love it, once you get the hang of it!
(PS : its really expencive for any decent monk gear, so dont expect to spend 2 mill gold and be MP10 ready.. as that aint happening )
Any other info.. its a really active class, and you need somewhat good reaction skills at times to survive ( the more gear you get, and less res you feel like you need)
Well, thats the basics for me, and il update later if i feel like i dident say it all!
PS : GEMS : Allways DEX on gear, Helmet 12% hp doesent hurt, unless you want the Bonus EXP!
Weps : 100% Crit dmg :)
And if you feel like saying shit about this, dont bother posting it.. just... ignore what i wrote, and move on with your life :)
or write your own guide :)