Diablo III Reaper of Souls: Monk Unity Build

Diablo III Reaper of Souls: Monk Unity Build

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Guides |

Welcome to my first (and hopefully not the last) guide for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. The build I’m going to introduce here focuses on Unity, one of the new passive skills in RoS.

The core skills of this build are:

  • Unity
  • Mystic Ally: Fire Ally
  • Mantra of Conviction: Collateral Damage

Why Unity?

All of the new monk passives buff your DPS. Among them, Unity is the most straightforward. It works as long as you have a group with you. I find Momentum to be too gimmicky and Mythic Rhythm too conditional.

How does Unity work?


As you can see, it buffs your DPS by 5% per ally while also raising their damage by the same amount.

So what’s the big deal?

The key to Unity is that it gives you a 5% DPS increase when your mantra affects an ally. In single-player, you’ll receive that benefit by simply having a follower. You can double that by using Mystic Ally. That’s a straight-up 10% DPS increase.

But wait! There’s more!

Since this build uses Mystic Ally, I suggest using the Fire Ally rune, which gives another 10% DPS increase.

Finally, the mantra that synergizes it all.

Mantra of Conviction with Collateral Damage works really well for this build. Your enemies will be attacking you, your follower and your ally. They’ll suffer from feedback damage every time they land a hit on any of you. Collateral Damage gives that damage a chance to spread the love.