(Season 18) Monk Starter Inna build by Rhykker

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Skills

Primary

Crippling Wave
Crippling Wave
Mangle

Secondary

Wave of Light
Wave of Light
Explosive Light

Defensive

Dashing Strike
Dashing Strike
Blinding Speed

Techniques

Sweeping Wind
Sweeping Wind
Inner Storm

Focus

Mantra of Healing
Mantra of Healing
Circular Breathing

Mantras

Mystic Ally
Mystic Ally
Air Ally
Chant of Resonance
Chant of Resonance
Exalted Soul
Exalted Soul
Mythic Rhythm
Mythic Rhythm
Seize the Initiative
Seize the Initiative

Items

(Season 18) Monk Starter Inna build by Rhykker
Inna's Radiance
Lefebvre's Soliloquy
Pinto's Pride
Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
Convention of Elements
Inna's Vast Expanse
Inna's Favor
Inna's Hold
Squirt's Necklace
Inna's Temperance
Inna's Sandals
Kyoshiro's Blade
Rabid Strike

Head

Inna's Radiance
Inna's Radiance
Vitality, Dexterity, Critical Hit Chance, Skill: Wave of Light

Shoulders

Lefebvre's Soliloquy
Lefebvre's Soliloquy
Vitality, Dexterity, Skill Cooldown Reduction, Resistance to All

Wrists

Pinto's Pride
Pinto's Pride
Vitality, Dexterity, Fire Skills Damage, Critical Hit Chance

Rings

Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
Convention of Elements
Convention of Elements
The Compass Rose
The Compass Rose
Skill Cooldown Reduction, Attack Speed, Critical Hit Chance, Reduced Resource Cost

Torso

Inna's Vast Expanse
Inna's Vast Expanse
Vitality, Dexterity, Life per Second

Waist

Inna's Favor
Inna's Favor
Dexterity, Resistance to All

Hands

Inna's Hold
Inna's Hold
Critical Hit Damage, Dexterity, Skill Cooldown Reduction, Critical Hit Chance

Amulet

Squirt's Necklace
Squirt's Necklace
The Traveler's Pledge
The Traveler's Pledge
Critical Hit Damage, Intelligence

Legs

Inna's Temperance
Inna's Temperance
Vitality, Dexterity, Bonus Armor, Life per Second

Feet

Inna's Sandals
Inna's Sandals
Rivera Dancers
Rivera Dancers
Vitality, Dexterity, Resistance to All, Skill: Wave of Light

Weapon

Kyoshiro's Blade
Kyoshiro's Blade
Dexterity, Lightning Skills Damage, Skill Cooldown Reduction, Reduced Resource Cost

Offhand

Rabid Strike
Rabid Strike
Critical Hit Damage, Dexterity, Skill Cooldown Reduction, Damage

Kanai’s Cube

Incense Torch of the Grand Temple

Weapon power

Incense Torch of the Grand Temple
The Crudest Boots

Armor power

The Crudest Boots
Ring of Royal Grandeur

Jewel power

Ring of Royal Grandeur

Legendary gems

Bane of the Trapped
Bane of the Trapped
Bane of the Stricken
Bane of the Stricken
Legacy of Dreams
Legacy of Dreams
The third Legendary Gem should be Legacy of Dreams.

Paragon priorities

Core

  • Movement speed
  • Primary stat
  • Vitality
  • Maximum resource

Offense

  • Cooldown reduction
  • Critical hit chance
  • Critical hit damage
  • Attack speed

Defense

  • Resist all
  • Life
  • Armor
  • Life regeneration

Utility

  • Resource cost reduction
  • Area damage
  • Life on hit
  • Gold find
Max out Movement Speed, then dump all points into Dexterity.

Build guide

MONK 1-69 STARTER

Based on Rhykker's video -- Create a level 1 Seasonal Monk. Then complete the Challenge Rift. This cache will reward you:

4.6 million gold
475 blood shards
35 death's breath
100 Veiled Crystals
300 Reusable Parts
300 Arcane Dust
15 of each Bounty material

These will help your Monk level 1 gambling on boots at Kadala. Go for the Crudest legendary boots. If you get it, gamble for Pinto's Pride bracers.

From level 1-70, wear a Ruby on your weapon instead of Emerald. Emerald won't be good until you have built up enough crit chance, so it is recommended to use a Ruby to be more efficient for its raw damage.

The Monk starter 1-69 build:

Mystic Ally (Air Ally)
Wave of Light (explosive Light)
Dashing Strike (Blinding Speed)
Cyclone Strike (Eye of the Storm)
Epiphany (Desert Shroud)
Blinding Flash (Faith in the Light)

Rhykker explains this starter build in the following video:
https://youtu.be/AABtazkS2Co

LEVEL 70 WITH INNA SET

The skill build shown in the tables is for a level 70 with the Inna set.

Crippling Wave (Mangle) is a generator which provides a bit of a ground control + damage.

Resource Spender: For solo against many enemies go for Wave of Light (explosive light). When fighting a boss swap it temporarily for Pillar of the Ancients.

Mobility and Toughness: Pick Dashing Strike (Blinding Speed).

Sweeping Wind (Inner Storm) maintains your resource flow to sustain Wave of Light which is a big resource spender.

Mantra of Healing (Circular Breathing) gives a passive life regeneration.

Mystic Ally (Air Ally) gives us a passive 4 spirit per second, and when we pop the active we get 100 spirit instantly, effectively serving as a Spirit potion. With the Crudest Boots, this effect doubles -- which translates into 8 spirit per second (passive), and 200 Spirit (active).

Wear diamonds in your gear.

The Ring of Royal Grandeur can be obtained from Act 1 or Act 4 bounty caches.

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