Hi guys! We will talk about the Fastest Speed farming build for Monk, which is The Monkey King’s Garb (Sunwuko set). This will be updated seasonally to cover any changes made in a particular season.

We suggest you read these other resources on speedfarming:
D3 General SpeedfamingMonk Speedfarming Primer

Fastest Monk Speedfarming Build

SWK6 Speed Farming “Baseline”
Items   Skill & Rune
Head Tzo Krin’s Gaze Epiphany Insight
Chest Sunwuko’s Soul Wave of Light Explosive Light
Shldr Sunwuko’s Balance Dashing Strike Falling Star (Open)
Hands Sunwuko’s Paws Sweeping Wind Inner Storm
Legs Sunwuko’s Leggings Mystic Ally Air Ally
Boots The Crudest Boots Mantra of Conviction Annihilation
Belt Kyoshiro’s Soul Passives
Bracer Pinto’s Pride Unity Momentum
Neck Sunwuko’s Shines Beacon of Ytar Seize (Open)
Ring Avarice Band Kanai’s Cube
Ring Obsidian (or Jordan) Kyoshiro’s Blade
Main Incense Torch Cindercoat or Nemesis Bracers
Off Ring of Royal Grandeur
Legendary Gems
Bane of the Stricken
Bane of the Trapped
Boon of the Hoarder (Bane of the PowerfulZei’s Stone of Vengeance)

 

Sunwuko + Sage Speedfarming Build
Items   Skill & Rune
Head Sage’s Apogee Epiphany Insight
Chest Sunwuko’s Soul Wave of Light Explosive Light
Hands Sunwuko’s Paws Dashing Strike Blinding Speed (Open)
Shldr Sunwuko’s Balance Sweeping Wind Inner Storm
Legs Sunwuko’s Leggings Mystic Ally Air Ally
Boots Sage’s Passage Mantra of Conviction Annihilation
Belt Kyoshiro’s Soul Passives
Wrist Pinto’s Pride Unity Momentum
Neck Sunwuko’s Shine Beacon of Ytar Determination (Open)
Ring Avarice Band Kanai’s Cube
Ring Jordan (or Obsidian) Kyoshiro’s Blade
Main Incense Torch Cindercoat (or Nemesis Bracers)
Off Ring of Royal Grandeur
Legendary Gems
Boon of the Hoarder (Bane of the PowerfulZei’s Stone of Vengeance)
Bane of the Trapped
Bane of the Stricken

Speed Farm Build – Notes

Note: LoN is weaker, not that power is a problem, and can fit in more perks (Gloves of Worship, possibly Nemesis…) Sunwuko 6 is very easy to setup, though. Save up for the pieces and try it out, I guess!

Goldwrap is “impractical” to fit into the equation. If you really wanted to:

Without Goldwrap, the build is pretty glassy, but that’s counteracted by you being ranged, and the whole screen dying in one hit. It’s a luxury, really…

Skills and passives are pretty set. The only small changes are:

Rings! So many choices, only 2 fingers… What’s goin’ on over here?

  • CoE should be avoided as it provides an inconsistent speedfarmy feel.
  • Unity can help with the glass feeling.
  • Zodiac definitely helps with overall speed and resource, but has poor base stats.
  • Avarice should be there even if you aren’t using Goldwrap! Gold + Movespeed!!!
  • Stone of Jordan? I don’t know… Killing power isn’t an issue…

Bounties? Build Changes?

Generally speaking, Raiment speedfarm set is better for bounties. SWK is still not bad, its more brainless and its AoE is nothing to laugh at. If you’re the type to only wanna have one speedfarm build (I don’t blame you), then here’s what you can change:

In-geom, ahh good ‘ol In-geom. Losing some damage by losing Kyoshiro’s Blade in the cube isn’t so bad – it’s not like you lack power anyway. You can also try equipping In-geom and Kyoshiro’s Blade and cubing Incense Torch. Duel Wielding does come at a cost – you being much weaker. So try it out first and see what torment you can do.

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GR Speed & Gem Leveling? Build Changes?

For starters, the Gold combo has to go (Avarice + Hoarder + Goldwrap)

From here, you gotta balance between SPEED, POWER and DEFENSE. The higher you go, the less speed your build can allow… You can start by removing some of the weaker mobility options… Some basic suggestions:

If you have to remove all your mobility and greed selections – that’s treading on end-game discussion, and this isn’t the right place for that.

Other Monk Resources

We suggest you read these other resources on speedfarming:
D3 General SpeedfamingMonk Speedfarming Primer

I wish you luck in obliterating entire local species with one Wave of Light! Hopefully our Monk Speed Farming guide helped you in that regard! For more D3 updates, Like us on Facebook!

6 COMMENTS

  1. This build simply does not work with Epiphany and Wave of Light…. Epiphany is simply not teleporting you to the npc’s. This is a known bug which exists for roughly over a year and a half…. So what should we do about this? any other solution? I imagine Epiphany being one of the abilities providing most of the mobility…

    • Epiphany isn’t there for mobility… it’s there for spirit regen and or toughness. Dashing Strike is your main source of mobility plus movespeed from Annihilation and/or Hoarder.

  2. A little confused, sage and sunwuko speed farm still using zei’s stone gem? You don’t have the helm in use or cube you would be in melee range at all times making zei’s stone next to useless.

    • you’re correct. actually thinking of the same thing. But i still think that somehow Zei’s is still viable since Explosive Light has a longer range than the other WoL. But honestly, I’ve been using Trapped, Stricken and Hoarder or Powerful for this season. Just keep in mind that it depends on playstyle, Zei’s level and paragon.

    • this was addressed in a previous comment : zei’s still works on enemies far off the screen. but powerful is a more stable option – i’ve been thinking this exact thing for some time now

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