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Sunwuko Wave of Light Monk Solo GR Season 13 Build - Diablo 3 RoS

Sunwuko Wave of Light Monk Solo GR Season 13 Build - Diablo 3 RoS

Sunwuko is currently the best Monk set in Diablo 3. We are presenting the solo GR pushing variation of SWK Wave of Light build

Sunwuko Wave of Light
Monk Build
Diablo 3 Patch 2.6.1

This is currently the best solo high GR pushing Monk build and at the same time Monkey King's Garb is the Season 13's starter set for Monks. We have already presented a very similar build for Season 12 which provided much better mobility thanks to In-geom, but if you prefer to push the Monk class to its' limits, this is the build to go in Season 13. The difference lays only in few item and skill choices which are listed below.

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Sunwuko Monk

Table of contents

  1. General information
  2. Recommended items
  3. Recommended skills

General information

The entire build is based on the Monkey King's Garb (named after Sunwuko the Monkey King) set which provides the following bonuses:

  • Damage taken is reduced by 50% while Sweeping Wind is active (2/6)
  • Sweeping Wind spawns a decoy every tick next to the last enemy the Monk hit. The decoy taunts nearby enemies and then explodes for 1000% damage for each stack of Sweeping Wind currently active within 10 yards (4/6)
  • Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, and Wave of Light have their damage increased by 1000% for each stack of Sweeping Wind the Monk currently has (6/6)

Sunwuko set in combination with Vengeful Wind legendary fist weapon increases the damage of Wave of Light by a maximum of 10,000%. This combined with all the listed items make up for one of the strongest damage dealing ability in the game. It is even further amplified by the use of Bastions of Will rings. Your primary attack also is used to generate additional Spirit (you won't be able to use Epiphany - Insight for that purpose), and grant increased damage reduction thanks to Spirit Guards bracers.

Sunwuko WoL build is easy to play. All you have to do is to keep your Sweeping Wind up (just casting it once you start a Greater Rift is more than enough) and spam Wave of Light. You need to your buffs up that include Spirit Guards, Bastions of Will and Dashing Strike dodge chance, and that's pretty much it. 


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Recommended items

Equipment

Tzo Krin's Gaze
Head - Tzo Krin's Gaze
Stat priorities:
1) Critical Hit Chance
2) Socket
3) Dexterity / High special power value
4) Vitality
4) Secondary res.
Socket: 
Special power:
Increases Wave of Light damage by 125-150%
Wave of Light is now cast at your enemy
Sunwuko's Soul Chest - Sunwuko's Soul
Stat priorities:
1) Dexterity
2) Vitality
3) Reduced damage from Elites
4) Secondary res.
Sockets: 
Sunwuko's Leggings

Pants - Sunwuko's Leggings
Stat priorities:
1) Dexterity
2) Vitality
3) Armor
4) Secondary res.
Sockets: 

Sunwuko's Paws Gloves - Sunwuko's Paws
Stat priorities:
1) Dexterity
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Reduced Resource Cost
5) Secondary res.
Crudest Boots Boots - Crudest Boots
Stat priorities:
1) Dexterity
2) Vitality
3) Increased Wave of Light damage
4) Armor
5) Secondary res.
Special power:
Mystic Ally summons double the number of Mystic Allies that fight by your side
Sunwuko's Balance

Pauldrons - Sunwuko's Balance
Stat priorities:
1) Dexterity
2) Vitality
3) Reduced Resource Cost
4) All elemental resistances

Spirit Guards Bracers - Spirit Guards
Stat priorities:
1) Critical Hit Chance
2) Fire damage%
3) Dexterity 
4) Vitality
5) Secondary res.
Special power:
Spirit Generators reduce all damage taken by 45-60% for 3 seconds
Sunwuko's Shines Amulet - Sunwuko's Shines
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Damage
3) Critical Hit Chance
4) Fire damage%
5) Dexterity
Focus Ring - Focus
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Resource Cost Reduction
5) Area damage
6) Dexterity
(Part of the Bastions Will set)
Set bonuses:
  • Casting a resource-generating attack or primary skill grants 50% increased damage for 5 seconds. (2/2)
  • The first hit with each cast of a resource-spending attack grants 50% increased damage for 5 seconds. (2/2)
Restraint

Ring - Restraint
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Resource Cost Reduction
5) Area damage
6) Dexterity
(Part of the Bastions Will set)

Kyoshiro's Souls Belt - Kyoshiro's Soul
Stat priorities:
1) Dexterity
2) Vitality
3) Life%
4) Armor
5) Secondary res.
Special power:
Sweeping Wind gains 2 stacks every second it does not deal damage to any enemies
Vengeful Wind Weapon - Vengeful Wind (mandatory)
1) Socket
2) Stack count increased by 7
3) High average damage
4) Damage%
5) Dexterity
6) Resource Cost reduction
Sockets: 
Special power

Increases the maximum stack count of Sweeping Wind by 6-7

Kyoshiro's Blade Weapon - Kyoshiro's Blade (optional)
1) Socket
2) High average damage
3) Damage%
4) Dexterity
5) Resource Cost reduction
Sockets: 
Special power

Increases the damage of Wave of Light by 150%. When the initial impact of Wave of Light hits 3 or fewer enemies, the damage is further increased by 200-250%

Kanai Cube powers
Incense Torch of The Grand Temple Incense Torch of The Grand Temple
Reduces the Spirit cost of Wave of Light by 50%, and increases its damage by 450-500%
Pinto's Pride Pinto's Pride
Wave of Light also Slows enemies by 80% for 3 seconds and deals 125–150% increased damage

Can be freely replaced with Nemesis Bracers. If you put Pinto's Pride bracers in the cube, you are guaranteed to get the 150% Increased Wave of Light damage though
Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur
Reduces the number of items needed for set bonuses by 1 (to a minimum of 2)
Legendary Gems
Bane of Trapped Bane of the Trapped
  • Increases damage done to enemies under the control-impairing effects by 15%
    Upgrade: +0.3% additional damage per Rank
  • Gain an aura that slows the movement speed of enemies within 15 yards by 30% (Requires Rank 25)
Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken
  • Each attack you make against an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by 0.8%. Upgrade: +0.01% damage per Rank
  • Gain 25% increased damage against Rift Guardians and bosses (Requires Rank 25)
Zei's Stone of Vengeance Zei's Stone of Vengeance
  • Damage dealt to each enemy hit is increased by 4% for every 10 yards between you and the enemy hit. Maximum 20% increase at 50 yards. Upgrade: +0.08% additional damage for every 10 yards, and +0.40% maximum damage bonus (at full range) per Rank
  • 20% chance on hit to Stun the enemy hit for 1 second (Requires Rank 25)
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Recommended skills

Active Skills

Wave of Light
Wave of Light
Focus a wave of light that crushes enemies for 835% damage as Holy
Explosive Light
Releases 8 waves in all directions, each dealing 830% weapon damage. Changes damage type to Fire

Your main DPS skill. With all the required items equipped, you are allowed to freely spam it
Dashing Strike Dashing Strike
Quickly dash up to 50 yards, striking enemies along the way for 370% damage as Physical
Blinding Speed
Changes damage type to Cold, and grants 40% dodge chance for 4 seconds after using the dash

Main mobility skill. Used also for the amazing defensive buff
Crippling Wave Crippling Wave
Unleash a series of large sweeping attacks that deal 155% damage as Physical to all enemies in front of the Monk. Every third hit also dazes enemies within 11 yards, slowing their movement speed by 30% and attack speed by 20% for 3 seconds.
Tsunami
Changes damage type to Cold, increases the range and also freezes enemies with every third hit

We recommend using Desert Shroud rune. The additional spirit regen. might be only useful in extremely long and exhausting fights (GR.100+)
Sweeping Wind Sweeping Wind
Surrounds the Monk in a vortex that continuously deals 105% damage as Physical per tick to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time the Monk strikes an enemy with a melee attack. Landing a Critical Hit has a chance to increase the vortex effect, up to 3 stacks for a total of 315% damage per tick
Inner Storm
While at maximum stacks grants 8 Spirit regenerated per second

Mandatory skill. Provides Spirit regeneration, and increases the damage of your Wave of Light skill
Mystic Ally Mystic Ally
Passive: A mystic ally fights by the Monk's side. The ally deals 130% of their damage as Physical per swing. When the ally dies, it is reborn after 5 seconds
Active: The Mystic Ally has its damage increased by 50% for 10 seconds
Air Ally
Passive: Increases spirit regeneration by 4 per second
Active: Instantly restores 100 spirit

Air Allies are used for Spirit regeneration only
Mantra of Salvation Mantra of Salvation
Passive: You and your allies within 60 yards gain 20% increased resistance to all elements
Active: You and your allies gain an additional 20% increased resistance to all elements for 3 seconds
Agility
Also passively increases dodge chance by 35%

As you can no longer gain damage reduction from Unity and Epiphany it is required to cover up for the missing toughness by changing aura to Mantra of Salvation. If you are comfortable with your current level you may as well use Mantra of Healing - Circular Breathing for increased Spirit regen.
Passive Skills
Harmony Harmony
40% of the Player's single elemental resistances from items increases also resistance to all elements
Beacony of Ytar Beacon of Ytar
Reduces all cooldowns by 20%
Sixth Sense Sixth Sense

Increases maximum Spirit by 50 and Spirit Regeneration by 4 per second

The Guardian's Path The Guardian's Path
Provides one of the bonuses depending on the type of weapon equipped:
  • Dual-wielding: +35% dodge chance
  • Two-handed weapons: +15% Spirit generation from all sources
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