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Class Discussion: Monk

Post#1 » 16 May 2012, 21:49

So I figure it will be handy if class advice is located in one place. Going to start with my sub 20 monk opinions. I am sure Anc and others can contribute more.

Fave lowby skills/runes:

Thunderclap: fast speed aoe spirit builder that teleports u to target. This is epic good at real low levels. Unlimited teleporting to attackable targets. Clears groups at low levels but poor damage scaling vs other aoe builders. I think I prefer it over dashing strike for offensive mobility

Passive 10% run: get thru easy stuff faster. Helped me take the lead when grouped with 3 casters also.Some other skills look really good, I generally specced it out vs bosses.

360 roundhouse kick thing . On my phone on train will put proper name later. More useful than I thought solo. I use it for the cc mostly. Cheap interupt and total life saver if surrounded. Okay burst if spammed. Knock back too annoying when grouped to use a lot, probably better choices depending on team comp

Breath of heaven with damage rune. Pretty much great all around, cheap, average cooldown, let's you play reckless vs swarms and survival power vs bosses. Aoe damage rune is icing on cake at low level.

Blinding flash with duration. Awesome Cc, sometimes I was tempted to swap out for offense, but it's just so good in every situation that matters.

Should note I mixed and matched other stuff in to experiment and suit situation, but I almost always used at least 3 of the above.

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Re: Class Discussion: Monk

Post#2 » 17 May 2012, 02:46

Here is my pro guide to be a pro monk

Get spell which drops down bell

that is all

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Post#3 » 17 May 2012, 09:12

Mooney wrote:Get spell which drops down bell


This.
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Post#4 » 17 May 2012, 13:37

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Post#5 » 17 May 2012, 13:54

Need a bigger bell
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Post#6 » 17 May 2012, 21:51

is it a cow bell?
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Post#7 » 21 May 2012, 09:02

Sweet hazus the Monk is OP compared to the Witchdoctor.

Got a Monk to 28? and into Act 4 in about 6 hours compared to my WD who is at ~20 hours and only just into Act4.

With the heals and fast attacks and aoe its just facesmash keyboard mobs die and loot..

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Post#8 » 21 May 2012, 09:07

Fitz wrote:Sweet hazus the Monk is OP compared to the Witchdoctor.

Got a Monk to 28? and into Act 4 in about 6 hours compared to my WD who is at ~20 hours and only just into Act4.

With the heals and fast attacks and aoe its just facesmash keyboard mobs die and loot..


wait till hell lol ><
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Post#9 » 21 May 2012, 09:16

We're rolling it ;)
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Post#10 » 21 May 2012, 09:20

Sovaka wrote:We're rolling it ;)


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Post#11 » 21 May 2012, 10:10

Sovaka wrote:We're rolling it ;)


Yeah, it's a bit easier as a team cause they can pick up where someone can't.

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Molten enemy fights as a melee are annoying and often deadly. The range in the group can pew pew while the melee "does what they can"
Now if it was just a melee by himself vs a tough modifier for melee, they don't have that pew pew help....

So yes, Hell isn't that hard for a group. But I believe Fitz was talking about solo, as 20hours and still not finish Normal would have to be solo :P
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Post#12 » 21 May 2012, 10:34

Fitz: Fixed :D

Secro: Yeah I understand that. We do get wiped ourselves on the very same type of mobs. The biggest killers we have found to us so far are Arcane enchanted and Desiccator :(
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Post#13 » 21 May 2012, 10:40

Or Frozen + Arcane enchanted/Desecrator, especially in a narrow area

Jumped into Hell mode Act 2 this morning, the fire pot throwing cat mobs kill me in 2-3 hits, thats with 24k hp
I think anyone solo will have a reasonably tough time unless your being fairly cautious :)
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Post#14 » 21 May 2012, 10:40

Arcane ..... *shudder*

Those lasers that rotate are crazy!!!
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Re: Class Discussion: Monk

Post#15 » 21 May 2012, 13:56

Heh finally chipping away at Act 4.

Got my DPS up to 450 or so, with lots of life steal, so just need the time to bash through now to NM and beyond.

I'll get there one day (most likely just at the time GW2 releases and everyone bails out from D2) :D

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