Diablo Immortal: Best PvP Battleground Monk Build (2023)

The Monk is a very mutable class in Diablo Immortal. In PvP, the choice of builds is almost unsurpassed. Should the Monk focus on mobility? Tanking? Single-target damage? Taking a look at Monks that top the leaderboards in the Battlegrounds, there is a rather remarkable discovery.

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Most classes in PvP will try to wait for a straggler and then pick the unfortunate soul off. The Monk is the one class in Diablo Immortal that is capable of destroying entire teams in a matter of seconds. This build will force opposing teams to split up or die. Of course, by splitting up, they fall pray to the Monk's teammates, so it is truly a win-win scenario.

Due to several factors, like gear, skills, reforging, and upgrades, it is impossible to list the exact quantities for many of the numbers detailed here. Any variable number has been replaced with an 'X' to signify its potential to change.

Skill Selection

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Slot Skill Description
Primary Skill Fists of Thunder Teleport to a nearby enemy and unleash a rapid succession of punches that each deal X to X damage. You can teleport again after every third hit. Each enemy player can be a teleport target only once every X seconds.
Skill Cyclone Strike Generate a vortex of wind that pulls in enemies and deals X damage. Charging longer increases range, and damage up to X.
Skill Seven-Sided Strike Dash rapidly between nearby enemies, striking X times for X damage per hit. Additional hits on the same target deal X% as much damage.
Skill Imprisoned Fist Attack enemies in a direction for X damage and Immobilize them for X seconds.
Skill Shield of Zen Protect yourself or an ally with a shield that absorbs X damage for X seconds. This shield also prevents all effects which cause loss of control of a character. Protecting an ally will cause you to charge to their location and grant you both this shield.

A group stun with Imprisoned Fist is tailor-made for PvP. Anybody who gets hit by the blow will be stuck in place for several seconds, Freeing the Monk to use Cyclone Strike against every target hit. Factor in a few teammates and this can end fights in literal seconds.

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The bulk of gamers will be hunting down their ideal pieces of legendary gear after taking the time to beat the game. But don't forget to track down the set bonus pieces after choosing them from the list. A complete set gives three additional effects, on par with the legendary bonuses from the regular gear.

Primary Gear

Slot Piece Legendary Effect
Head Pensive Crown Shield of Zen duration increased by X%.
Chest Enlightenment's Blessing During Shield of Zen, your movement speed is increased by X% and you can move unhindered through enemies.
Shoulders Freedom's Gale Imprisoned Fist now knocks surrounding enemies into the air and Stuns them, but no longer Immobilizes.
Legs Isolation's Path Imprisoned Fist maximum charges increased by X.
Main Hand Intervening Law Shield of Zen now causes you to charge to a target location, granting you and all nearby allies a shield that absorbs damage.
Off Hand Eye of the Storm Cyclone radius increases by X%

The combination of Freedom's Gale and Isolation's Path is at the heart of what makes the Monk so feared in PvP. A stun replacing an immobilize prevents other players from doing anything for the entire duration of Imprisoned Fist. Adding a charge only Imprisoned Fist has an enemy getting stuck for a long time, more than enough time for a Monk and maybe a friend or two to kill the poor soul.

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Set Items

Set Bonus 2/6 Effect 4/6 Effect 6/6 Effect
Feasting Baron's Pack Increases the duration of your abilities that cause loss of control by X%. Increases damage done from all sources by X% to enemies suffering under your loss of control effects. Unleash a nova of ice each time you defeat an enemy afflicted by your loss of control effects, dealing X damage to nearby enemies and Freezing them for X seconds. Cannot occur more often than once every X seconds.
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Increasing the duration of the Monk's stun is only the beginning of the benefits of the Feasting Baron's Pack. Reading carefully, all damage done to opponents caught in Imprisoned Fist will be increased regardless of the source. Making enemies vulnerable and powerless, if a foe gets hit, their survival odds are very low.

Reforge Bonuses

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Even for paid players, reforge attribute bonuses can be guided, but are not guaranteed completely. With enough rerolls, any player can eventually get the exact attribute they want, but this will take time and luck, even for those who have the money. Therefore, several different attributes have been listed within the same family, in order of preference.

Family Bonus

Family Family Attribute
Vengeance Your primary attacks have a X% chance to increase all damage you deal by X% for one second.

The Vengeance set is one of the best for PvP as it relies on attacks, not just deaths. When the effect itself triggers, have a Seven-Sided Strike ready to go.


Preference Attribute
First Damage to enemies suffering loss of control increased by X%.
Second Damage to players increased by X%.
Third Attack speed increased by X%.
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Damage to enemy players, both with and without control, has obvious PvP implications. But don't be angered to get some bonus to attack speed. Primary attacks have a large window for usage as foes will remain stunned even after taking a fully charged Cyclone Strike and a round of Seven-Sided Strike.


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There are two kinds of gems to consider for this build: the legendary gems and the regular gems. Players of all income levels will be using this guide, so there are three charts for legendary gems to choose from. Probability demands that even paying for an advantage will still make it tough to get the right gems, so feel free to mix and match from the charts based on the character's most valuable stats.

Legendary Gems

5-Star Gem Effect
Echoing Shade Your attacks have a X% chance to summon a shadow clone for X seconds that gains some of your abilities.
Howler's Call Your Primary Attack has a X% chance to summon a charging spirit wolf that inflicts X% base damage +X to all enemies in its path. Cannot occur more often than once every X seconds.
Phoenix Ashes Prevents fatal damage, and then grants a shield for X seconds that absorbs damage equal to X% of your base damage. Cannot occur more often than once every X seconds.
Seeping Bile Your attacks have a X% chance to poison enemies, inflicting X% base damage +X every second for X seconds. This poison spreads to nearby enemies if the victim dies. Cannot affect the same target more often than once every X seconds.
Chip of Stoned Flesh Each time you cause an enemy total loss of control, you will also apply an explosive curse. When the curse expires, the enemy will explode for damage equal to X% of all damage taken during its duration, up to a maximum of X% base damage. Cannot occur more often than once every X seconds per target.
Blood-Soaked Jade Increases all damage you deal by up to X% and your Movement Speed by X%, with less damage bonus the lower your Life, to a minimum of X%.

This is one of the only PvP builds in the game that doesn't use Blessing of the Worthy. While it's still a valuable gem, stunned opponents generally won't be attacking back. The Monk can be long gone before they come to their senses. Phoenix Ashes is still worth keeping for any unfortunate accidents.

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2-Star Gem Effect
Battleguard Decreases all melee damage you take by X% from enemies within X yards.
The Hunger Heal X% base damage +X Life each time you defeat an enemy. Cannot occur more often than once every X seconds.
Fervent Fang Each time you deal damage to an enemy, that enemy now takes X% increased from your attacks, up to a maximum increase of X% at X stacks.
Cutthroat's Grin Gain X% increase Critical Hit Chance when attacking from behind.
Lightning Core Your Primary Attacks and movement slowly charge you up with electricity. When fully charged, your next Primary Attack will release chain lightning, dealing X% base damage +X to nearby enemies. Cannot occur more often than once every X seconds.
Power and Command Power and Command alternate states every X seconds. Power increases your Primary Attack damage by X%. Command increases all other skill damage by X%.

All 2-Star gems get priority over 1-Star gems for their Resonance bonuses alone. These effects are potentially as useful as those of the 5-Star variety, so while all 5-Star gems may be the goal eventually, don't feel bad sticking with these benefits.

1-Star Gem Effect
Ca'arsen's Invigoration Increases the speed of your Primary Attack by X%.
Chained Death Increases damage done by your attacks by X% per target hit, up to a maximum of X% with X targets.
Seled's Weakening Gain X% increased damage for X seconds after killing an Elite monster.
Pain of Subjugation You deal X% increased damage to enemies suffering loss of control.
Respite Stone Decreases all damage you take by X% for every X% your Life is below maximum, up to maximum damage decrease of X%.
Zod Stone Increases the duration of your Ultimate Skills by X%.

Unless players have six gems of more rarity than the 1-Star gems, Pain of Subjugation should never be unequipped. It's a direct boost to the only kind of damage the Monk will be dealing.

Regular Gem Preference

Color Gem Effect
Red Tourmaline +Damage
Yellow Citrine +Potency
Blue Sapphire +Armor Penetration

Players are about split on offense or defense for their gems. Teams with great coordination should have the Monk go all-in on defense and allow another player to dish out the majority of the damage during Imprisoned Fist. Gamers on their own will favor the offensive gems to finish the job themselves.

Diablo Immortal is available now for mobile and PC.

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What is the best monk build in Diablo Immortal? ›

There are countless different ways you can choose to maximise the potential of the class, but if you're playing solo the best Monk build in Diablo Immortal is the Exploding Palm Monk Build.

What is the best PVP class in Diablo Immortal? ›

The best class to PVP with in Diablo immortal would be the Barbarian class. Barbarians are one of the strongest, quite possibly the most robust class in the game with their high amount of damage and significant AOE damage.

What is the best build for a monk? ›

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 27, period.

Is the monk good in Diablo Immortal? ›

Monk may not quite top our Diablo Immortal classes tier list, but it is still the best utility class in Diablo Immortal. The class has fantastic mobility and crowd control along with a number of shields and party buffs that help you and your allies tear through dungeons.

What is the most op Monk subclass? ›

No other monk subclass is as powerful as the Way of the Long Death. This subclass is focused around harnessing the power of death, the initial ability of this subclass grants players temporary hit points each time an enemy dies within five feet of them.

Which Monk subclass is the best? ›

Monk Subclass Rankings Best to Worst
  • Shadow.
  • Astral Self.
  • Long Death.
  • Kensei.
  • Drunken Master.
  • Ascendant Dragon.
  • Four Elements.
  • Sun Soul.
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What is the best class for PVP? ›

  • Fury Warrior(S-Tier)
  • Outlaw Rogue(S-Tier)
  • Subtlety Rogue(S-Tier)
  • Havoc Demon Hunter(S-Tier)
  • Feral Druid(S-Tier)
  • Demonology Warlock(A-Tier)
  • Survival Hunter(A-Tier)
  • Windwalker Monk(A-Tier)

Is Diablo Immortal too pay to win? ›

Diablo Immortal's pay-to-win mechanics have been well documented. Players can purchase legendary crests to not only get the best and most powerful gems, but also the gems needed to upgrade those gems to even higher levels.

Where is the recommended build for Diablo Immortal? ›

Recommended Builds Overview in Diablo Immortal Season 5

You can find your Recommended Builds on your character screen, located just above the Cosmetics button. It appears as a shield.

Who is the most powerful Monk? ›

Shi Yan Ming
Shì Yánmíng 釋延明
NationalityChinese American
DenominationChan Buddhism
SchoolShaolin Temple
Lineage34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk
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Which Paragon is best for Monk? ›

Best Monk Paragon Points in Diablo Immortal Season 5
  • Available from Paragon Level: 150.
  • Focus: Focused on group bonuses, great for both PvE and PvP. Includes increases to armor, resistance, potency, and armor penetration, as well as specializations that reduce damage or increase healing/damage while near group members.
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How do you make a Monk powerful? ›

For the best monk, make Wisdom and Dexterity your highest attributes. Both raise a monk's AC. Dexterity helps your attack bonus and damage, but Wisdom stuns. By the time you near 10th level, you usually hit anyway.

Why did Diablo Immortal fail? ›

Diablo Immortal has gained an unsightly reputation since its launch, no thanks to the backlash over its allegedly aggressive microtransaction model. Even the game's developers have admitted that the game is heavily monetised.

Is dexterity or wisdom more important for a Monk? ›

Ability Scores

The Monk is the most MAD class in the game. While Dexterity is their primary ability score, they also need both Constitution and Wisdom to function. Fortunately, you have very little use for Strength, Intelligence, or Charisma, so it's easy to dump three scores.

What is the best hero in Diablo Immortal? ›

Best Classes in Diablo Immortal
  • The Barbarian.
  • The Crusader.
  • The Monk.
  • The Necromancer.
  • The Demon Hunter.
  • The Wizard.
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What is highest level of Monk called? ›

Great Schema (Greek: Megaloschemos, Church Slavonic: Skhimnik)—Monks whose abbot feels they have reached a high level of spiritual excellence reach the final stage, called the Great Schema.

What stats matter for Monk? ›

The Basics of Stats for Windwalker Monk
  • Weapon Damage;
  • Agility;
  • Versatility and Critical Strike;
  • Mastery.
  • Haste.

Is Monk DPS good? ›

Windwalker Monk is a melee DPS spec that boasts some of the highest AoE burst damage in the game and has flexible cooldowns, great utility, and excellent mobility. It is not without its drawbacks as it does suffer from average to mediocre single target damage and an increasing reliance on RNG thanks to Dance of Chi-Ji.

Is Monk better than fighter? ›

The Monk will have FOUR Ability Score Increase/Feats over his 20 Levels. The Fighter will have 200 pts Max HP and the Monk has a 160 pts Max HP. That isn't even counting that the fighter has a preferred stat being Constitution. The Fighter has a maximum movement of 30 feet.

What is the meta level for PvP? ›

Elden Ring PvP level: Meta and invasion range

To promote build diversity and prevent players from being able to use all types of weapons and spells effectively, Elden Ring's PvP community has decided to make the game's "meta level" 125.

Who is the king of PvP? ›

Being the "King Of PVP" in YGGDRASIL, Gilgamesh is considered one of the strongest players in YGGDRASIL. His armor is a bonus equipment he received for being one of the top 10 top PVP players.

What is the best PvP class in Wrath? ›

Rogues are the undisputed kings of PvP. The skill level to play them effectively can be fairly difficult but in the right hands they absolutely dominate. While their damage is lower overall they control the battlefield with so many of their abilities.

How much money does it take to max out Diablo Immortal? ›

While many believed that it would take almost $100,000 to max out a Diablo Immortal character, one player reveals it may take much, much more money.

Is Diablo Immortal flop? ›

Activision Blizzard has announced that Diablo Immortal has become the most successful game in the Diablo franchise's history. The company is tying this milestone to the fact that the game has surpassed 10 million downloads in a week, which is understandable given the game's free nature.

Why is Diablo Immortal controversial? ›

Since its release in June, Diablo Immortal has been the subject of criticism over its prevalent microtransactions, which players say can cost thousands of dollars without ever seeing the legendary gems they want from loot boxes.

What is the fastest way to get Legendaries in Diablo immortals? ›

Here are a few tips for Diablo Immortal legendary farming:

Play with friends to kill mobs faster. Play on higher difficulties to fight more elite monsters and find more Legendary Gear. Try to complete bounties while legendary farming.

Is it better to be immortal or shadow in Diablo Immortal? ›

Shadows get more work, fewer rewards, and greater instability. The Shadows' perks are: Stealing items from the Immortals' vault. 1% damage and defense buff for the entire clan each time your rank increases.

Do Servers matter in Diablo Immortal? ›

As we mentioned above, while your choice of server is irrelevant, try to select a data center closest to you in order to get the best experience with Diablo Immortal. Make sure to also play Diablo Immortal on PC with BlueStacks to get the best graphics and performance as well!

Who is the oldest living monk? ›

However the granddaughter quickly debunked that stating he was 109. His name is Luang Pho Yai. For those wondering, he isn't the oldest person alive today. That distinction goes to Kane Tanaka of Japan who is 119.

Who Is the Loneliest monk? ›

The Loneliest Monk
Years active2008–present
LabelsKilo Records
MembersMichelle Morales Miles Benjamin
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Can a monk have a child? ›

Monks, for example, are not allowed to get married nor have children. They leave their family forever and get a new family in the monastery.

How much money do you need for a level 100 Paragon? ›

Degree 100 (Max)

Accumulate 16,200,000 pops (or $4,050,000 cash generated) across all sacrificed towers. If in single player, Purchase 45 Paragon Power Totems (40 if the player can purchase a second Crossbow Master for Apex Plasma Master).

How many Paragon totems do you need for a Tier 100 Paragon? ›

If these max requirements are met, a minimum of 45 Paragon Tower Totems are needed to level a Paragon to Degree 100, that value obtainable by using the totems as supplements to the Degree 76 Paragon.

Is VTSG better than paragon? ›

VTSG is apparently weaker than paragons | Fandom.

What Multiclasses well with Monk? ›

The barbarian is one of the most popular candidates for a monk multiclass. The two classes have a combat focus, a tendency to fight unarmored, and some supernatural tricks. The barbarian's Rage gives bonus damage on every attack, and monks make a ton of attacks each round.

What is the best weapon for a monk? ›

The best weapon for a Monk is actually a tattoo introduced in Tasha's Cauldron. It's called the Blood Fury Tattoo. It's produced by a special needle and requires attunement. You expend a charge (you have 10 that recharge at dawn) to deal an extra 4d6 necrotic damage to the target.

Do monks serve a God? ›

So the main purpose of the life of monks and nuns was to serve God through prayer and praise. This meant getting up at midnight for the first service of the day (called Matins) which could last until nearly dawn.

Is China banning Diablo Immortal? ›

The only part of Diablo Immortal that is banned in China is its Weibo account. According to a Yahoo Finance article on 17th June 2022, the game's Weibo account was banned due to a “violation of related laws and regulations.” To stay updated with Diablo Immortal, follow the game on Twitter.

Why are people hating on Diablo Immortal? ›

Diablo Immortal quickly met with a strong hostile reception from fans and critics after its release on June 2, with most fixating on its emphasis on microtransactions. As designed, the game makes it impossible for non-paying players to compete against those that pay, despite touting itself as a "free-to-play" title.

Why is Diablo Immortal so predatory? ›

Diablo Immortal's Microtransactions Are Predatory by Design

It's designed in such a way that the game constantly incentivizes players with better progress for real-world money. It's almost a combination of the worst pay-to-win tactics with time-savers thrown in.

What gems should monk use? ›

The best gems for a Monk

As you level up, you want to pack the best Ruby you have access to into your weapon. This will give you the best damage output on the road to level 70, but once you hit the end-game you should replace it with an Emerald.

Do monks need strength or Dex? ›

Because you are a monk you can use Dexterity instead of Strength when using your monk weapons. Ergo, you can use Dexterity instead of Strength when using the longsword. These attacks by default use the longsword's normal damage die (1d8 when used one-handed, 1d10 when used two-handed, due to the versatile property).

What is the best PVP class Diablo Immortal? ›

The best class to PVP with in Diablo immortal would be the Barbarian class. Barbarians are one of the strongest, quite possibly the most robust class in the game with their high amount of damage and significant AOE damage.

What is the most fun class in Diablo Immortal? ›

What are the best classes for party players in Diablo Immortal? Despite having lower damage output than the other melee classes, the Crusader is the teammate everyone wants to have around, making them probably the best party class in Diablo Immortal.

Who does the most damage in Diablo Immortal? ›

Necromancer from the Diablo Immortal tier list comes with the highest utility than others, and he got some greatest levels of the attack abilities too. This hero will deal reasonable damage to his enemies within a distance, and one of the best skills he has is he is summoning the dead soldiers to the battles.

What is the strongest character in Diablo Immortal? ›

If you want to melt even the biggest baddies with huge damage numbers, then the Demon Hunter is the best Diablo Immortal class for you. However, if you would rather be in the thick of battle than lobbing projectiles from afar, then the Barbarian is the solo class in Diablo Immortal for you.

What stats are best for Monk Diablo Immortal? ›

For the monk, the best stats to focus on are Strength, followed by Fortitude. This will allow them to stay in battle for longer and take out more enemies when they do. That being said, you generally don't have to worry too much about attributes as you level up.

Who is God in Diablo? ›

Anu was the first entity of the Diablo universe, arguably the creator god from which everything stems. Before anything of the universe existed there was just a pearl, and this pearl was the unfathomable spirit Anu, who was the sum of all things: good and evil, light and dark, physical and magical.

What stats should a Monk prioritize? ›

Best Stats for WW Monk

For Shadowlands, you should aim for the following stat priority: Agility > Versatility > Critical Strike = Mastery > Haste.

Is dexterity or Wisdom more important for a Monk? ›

Ability Scores

The Monk is the most MAD class in the game. While Dexterity is their primary ability score, they also need both Constitution and Wisdom to function. Fortunately, you have very little use for Strength, Intelligence, or Charisma, so it's easy to dump three scores.

How do you maximize Monk damage? ›

Generally the only ways to increase your unarmed damage are to increase your monk level or increase your str/dex (whichever you choose to use) to increase your damage modifier.

How much money do you need to max out in Diablo Immortal? ›

While it's been calculated that it can take north of $100,000 to full max out a single character in Diablo Immortal with gambling for and leveling high rarity gems, few people actually went and spent that.


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