Lo there! Here we talk about the Fastest Speed farming builds for Monk. If you’re talking about great speed farming builds for monk it boils down to 2 things:

Page 1: Wave of Light variants
Page 2: Lashing Tail Kick Variants (TBA)

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

Fastest Monk Speedfarming Build

SWK 6 Wave of LightSage 3 SWK 6 Deaths Breath

The below is a basic template of Sunwuko Wave of Light speedfarming.

Monk Speed Farming Build : SWK6 WoL
Items   Skill & Rune
Head Tzo Krin’s Gaze Epiphany Insight (Desert Shroud)
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 Chant of Resonance (Open)
Neck Sunwuko’s Shines Beacon of Ytar Exalted Soul (Open)
Ring Avarice Band Kanai’s Cube
Ring Obsidian (or Jordan) Kyoshiro’s Blade
Main Incense Torch Cindercoat or Nemesis Bracers (Open)
Off Ring of Royal Grandeur
Legendary Gems
Bane of the Powerful
Bane of the Trapped
Boon of the Hoarder (Zei’s Stone of Vengeance)

Below is a variant which includes Sage 3 for Deaths Breath.

Monk Speed Farming Build : Sage 3 SWK 6 WoL
Items   Skill & Rune
Head Sage’s Apogee Epiphany Insight (Desert Shroud)
Chest Sunwuko’s Soul Wave of Light Explosive Light
Hands Sunwuko’s Paws Dashing Strike Falling Star (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 Chant of Resonance (Open)
Neck Sunwuko’s Shine Beacon of Ytar Exalted Soul (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  (Zei’s Stone of Vengeance)
Bane of the Trapped
Bane of the Powerful

Monk Wave of Light Speedfarming Rerolls and Stat Priority

Monk Speed Farming Build : Sunwuko Wave of Light Rerolls & Stat Priority
Head DEX WoL% CHC VIT Any
Shldr DEX CDR RES VIT AD Any
Chest DEX VIT Life% RES Elite Any
Hands DEX CHC CHD VIT CDR Any
Legs DEX VIT RES Any
Boots DEX WoL% VIT RES Any
Belt DEX VIT RES Life% Any
Wrist Fire% DEX CHC VIT Any
Neck Fire% CHC CHD DEX CDR Any
Rings DEX CHC CHD CDR AD Any
Main SEE NOTES DEX DMG% CDR LpFS/H
Alt SEE NOTES MANY USEFUL ROLLS !!!

Monk Speed Farming with Wave of Light – 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 low toughness of the build…
  • 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? Is great is you can find a decent Fire DEX Elite Socket.

Bounties? Build Changes?

In-geom, ahh good ‘ol In-geom. Using In-geom makes our Dashing Strike have no cooldown (when we will elites). When you’re doing bounties you might wanna cube In-geom as a brainless way to implement this in the build.

The best way to have In-geom is to equip it along with Kyoshiro’s Blade. And just cube your Incense Torch.

Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac does a lot of work in this regard, too.

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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

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8 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

    • You’re triggering Trapped via Pinto’s pride. I’m almost sure its triggered upon the first hit. Powerful, Zei’s, Trapped and Stricken are the only gems that can improve WoL damage. If you’re confident, Zei’s and Powerful will one shot all enemies, you can use another gem in place of Trapped

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