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Diablo 3 Best Monk Build | Season 26

Diablo 3 Best Monk Build | Season 26

Using the best Diablo 3 Monk build for Season 26 will be absolutely essential for players wanting to push the limits of what’s possible. The better the build, the better the chance you have of topping the Diablo 3 Leaderboards.

Naturally, with every new season you’ll need to reevaluate which builds are worth sticking with, especially for solo greater rift pushing. Unless you’re seriously not fussed in which case you might as well use whatever playstyle you prefer; or alternatively the Angry Chicken Witch Doctor build because it’s just bonkers.

That said, we imagine that if you’re reading this you want to know what Monk build to run use in the current season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, or a seasoned pro, it always helps to assess your options before you start levelling up and beginning that new season grind.

Assuming you’ve read our Diablo 3 Season 26 Tier List, you’ll likely already know the best S Tier builds from the F Tier flops. However, if you read on we’ll take you through everything you need to know to ensure you have the best Monk build in Season 26.

Update - Diablo 3 Season 27 has reached the PTR for testing and will arrive on main servers fairly soon. We'll update this Diablo 3 build guide again following the launch of Season 27.

Is The Monk Good In Diablo 3 Season 26?

Absolutely. If you’re intrigued by the possibility of using the Monk class in Season 26 you’ll have the option of not one, but two of the best builds in the game this season for Solo Greater Rift pushing. Intriguingly if you were playing Diablo 3 in Season 25 you’ll recognise both builds.

In Season 26 players should opt for either the Legacy of Dreams Wave of Light Monk or the Inna Mystic Ally Monk.

Both builds can be considered S-Tier and according to the numerous Diablo 3 experts on Maxroll.gg the LoD Wave of Light Monk is the best of the bunch. Not just for the Monk class, but potentially the best build for all classes this season. The Inna Mystic Ally Monk, is by no means a slouch though, and still easily in the top 5 builds of Season 26.

It’s also worth considering that the Inna set is part of the Haedrig’s Gift for Season 26, making it also one of the simplest builds to acquire and assemble. Something to keep in mind.

All in all, yeh it’s fair to say the Monk class is a very decent option in Season 26.

What is the Best Monk Build in Diablo 3 Season 26

As noted previously, the best Monk build for Diablo 3 season 26 is the Legacy of Dreams Wave of Light build.

If you’re targeting the highest greater rift levels in the game, and also want something that’s super-fast, you really can’t go wrong as this is the strongest build in Season 26, period. It is slightly more difficult to fully gear this build, those who are willing to put in the graft will be rewarded in kind.

Keep reading, we’ll explain everything you need to set up your LoD Wave of Light build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.

Legacy of Dreams Wave of Light Gear Setup

Since this build is reliant on the Legacy of Dreams gem you don’t need to worry about set bonuses.

As a reminder, the legendary gem details that every legendary item you have equipped will increase your damage dealt by 3.75% and reduces your damage taken by 2%. This is in spite of not having any set bonuses equipped.

Below you’ll find a list of the best items worth selecting in Season 26 for the LoD WoL build. If you follow the links in the table you’ll also be able to take a closer look at the item stats on the official Diablo 3 website.

Item Type Name
Helm Tzo Krin’s Gaze
Shoulders
Gloves
Chest Cindercoat
Belt
Pants
Boots The Crudest Boots
Bracers Pinto’s Pride
Amulet Squirt’s Necklace
Ring 1
Ring 2
Main weapon
Off-hand weapon Rabid Strike

Best Kanai’s Cube Slot Choices

The table below will give you a run-through of the best options for the Kanai’s Cube slots when assembling your LoD WoL Monk build.

Cube Slot Item
Weapon Slot Incense Torch of the Grand Temple
Armor Slot Bindings of the Lesser Gods
Jewellery Slot Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac

Best Monk Active Skills

The table below will give you a run-through of the best active skills to choose from when assembling your LoD WoL Monk build.

Skill Rune
Wave of Light Explosion Light skill rune
Cyclone Strike Implosion Scythe
Epiphany Desert Shroudskill rune
Mystic Ally Air Ally skill rune
Dashing Strike Blinding Speed skill rune
Mantra of Salvation Agilty skill rune

Best Monk Passive Skills

The table below will give you a run-through of the best passive skills to choose from when assembling your LoD WoL Monk build.

Skill Description
Beacon of Ytar Reduce all cooldowns by 20%.
Harmony 40% of your single elemental resistances from items instead increases your resistance to all elements.
Seize the Initiative Dealing damage to enemies above 75% Life increases your attack speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
The Guardians Path While dual-wielding, you gain a 35% chance to dodge incoming attacks. While using a two-handed weapon, all Spirit generation is increased by 15%.

Best Monk Follower

The best follower for your LoD WoL Monk is the Scoundrel because his increased crit damage buff will come in useful for dealing extra damage.

Maxroll.gg also suggests using the Enchantress, which technically you can use with Prophetic Harmony to reduce your Monk skills’ cooldown, but personally we’d opt for the Scoundrel’s extra ability to buff our overall damage.

If you’re looking for a really comprehensive guide on the Scoundrel follower skills and gear, follow the link to a brilliant overview from icy-veins.com

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Legacy of Dreams Wave of Light video build guide

If you want to get really in-depth we suggest having a watch of the below guide from Diablo expert Rhykker in his Monk Legacy of Dreams Wave of Light build video.

It’s worth noting that whilst the video itself was made for Season 24, but thankfully the video covers also covers the non-seasonal variant which means it’s still relevant for Season 26 players.

Alternative Diablo 3 Monk builds in Season 26

As we noted previously in the guide there’s another very good Monk build worth considering in Season 26: the Inna Mystic Ally Monk.

If you’re looking for something else to try outside the Inna Monk, there’s a whole heap of A-Tier choices for the class. Also it’s worth remembering that A-Tier builds are only 5 Greater Rifts behind S-Tier builds.

When it comes to those A-Tier options, you’ve basically got three different varieties of the Tempest Rush Monk, utilising the Sunwuko, Patterns of Justice and Legacy of Dreams sets. Admittedly though, there’s not a whole lot between them.

All in all, if you want to opt for something different in Season 26, go with Inna Mystic Ally Monk; and if you fancy knowing more about this build, follow the link below for a complete build guide.


That’s it – everything you need to know about the best Diablo 3 Monk build for Season 26.

If you’re looking for more Diablo 3 Tier Lists, Builds and tips then you’ll find plenty more guides on the links below:

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