I decided to revise my original post about the Inna’s Mantra build based on my own testing on PTR. Originally, I made a statement that Ethereals would not make a difference but I have changed my mind based on what I’ve seen on PTR. On top of that there had been a post-PTR update to a few things so I wanted to include those here. Also, I’ve seen a slightly more powerful variant that will end up becoming the end game build for Inna’s for Season 24 and will make up for some deficiencies that I identified. With that in mind, I’m posting a much better formatted version that lines up with more consistency in terms of what I’ve been doing lately.
One of the top monk builds going into Season 24 will be the Patterns of Justice build. Based on Tempest Rush as the primary damage output, the Patterns of Justice build is a channeling one with a play style similar to Whirlwind Barbarians and Strafe Demon Hunters. It can be built for speed and high GR pushing and will remain competitive along side the revised Inna’s Mystic Ally build.
With the PTR coming out on Friday for patch 2.7.1, I decided to do some theory crafting for the monk as it’s seeing a major change to the Inna’s set and a few supporting items and skills. Right now, the build is looking like a minion build focused on the Fire Ally rune from Mystic Ally based on the massive boost of damage to the bracers.
Right now, the Innes Monk is possibly my favorite build next to the Marauder Demon Hunter build. I’ve seen a few variants of the build, including one that uses Exploding Palm and the hardcore one that Quin69 uses that goes for more defensive stats. But oddly enough, I haven’t really seen anyone use Tasker and Theo gloves and wanted to talk a little about this alternative build.
Right now, the top end monks for Season 5 use the revamped Innes set. The new Innes set is all about the Monk’s allies. This post talks about the basic build and a variant I’m running.
I haven’t written about Diablo 3 in a while mostly because I’ve been busy with work or just flat out playing Diablo 3. And when I play Diablo 3, I’m mostly adhering to my main guides for the most part. Thus far though, I did not put much effort into the Uliana build in terms of written stuff. Right now, I’m spending some time getting to know the basic play style and wanted to share my thoughts/experiences with this build.
Once again, I managed to get into the PTR for some testing. I did revisit the Marauders Demon Hunter build once again as well as put more emphasis on a Sunwuko-Innes combo monk. In addition, I’ve been playing around with Kanai’s Cube with regards to another power, the ability to convert rares into legendaries.
All day I eagerly anticipated getting home to get my hands on the new patch. Originally, I thought about hitting the gym but it rained so it pretty much provided me with a reasonable excuse to head straight home after work. For the most part, I had been reading about the patch through forum posts and watching streamers thus far, with a few moments of getting into the PTR. Despite a great of negativity, I still felt that the patch had some real high hopes for me.