Welcome to the Monkey King's Garb Sunwuko Tempest Rush Monk, a brother to the Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk that can devastate enemies in an equal if not more impressive fashion. With the introduction of the Patterns of Justice Set and Won Khim Lau in Season 19, Monkey King's Garb have been buffed with Vengeful Wind now granting 10 additional Sweeping Wind stacks instead of 7.
Meanwhile Patterns of Justice is the set designed around Tempest Rush, Monkey King's Garb (Sunwuko) is performing better overall in push due to a stronger (6) Bonus damage multiplier. However, whenever a season theme offers more Kanai's Cube flexibility such as Season 20 or Season 22, Sunwuko falls behind due to its need for Vengeful Wind and its incapacity to equip Shenlong's Spirit for a massive damage boost.
Anyways a combination of smooth gameplay and devastating damage make this build a very fun and competitive one to go with. Let's go over this monster and push it into the top of the Monk solo leaderboard!
Spin To Win ✔
Powerful Solo Push ✔
Strong All-Around Build ✔
Easy to Learn, Difficult to Master ✔
❌ Needs Optimized Gear
❌ Weaker In Low Density
❌ Can Be Tough To Survive
❌ Trees and Wormholes Make You Cry
- Sunwuko (2) Bonus gives us 50% damage reduction while Sweeping Wind is active.
- Sunwuko (6) Bonus increases the damage of Tempest Rush by 1,500% per stack of Sweeping Wind that you have.
- Captain Crimson's Trimmings (2) Bonus gives 20% Cooldown Reduction and Resource Cost Reduction.
- Captain Crimson's Trimmings (3) Bonus increases our damage by our Cooldown Reduction percentage and decreases our damage taken by our Resource Cost Reduction percentage.
- Vengeful Wind lets our Sweeping Wind stack up to 13 times giving us a tremendous damage boost from the Sunwuko (6) Bonus.
- Won Khim Lau gives 600% damage and causes Tempest Rush to cast Cyclone Strike.
- Cesar's Memento increases Tempest Rush damage to enemies that are blinded, stunned or frozen by 800%.
- Balance gives 600% damage to Tempest Rush and 100% Critical Hit Chance if it hits 3 or less enemies (awesome for killing the Rift Guardian).
- Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac lets us reset all our cooldowns.
- Mantle of Channeling provides 25% damage and damage reduction.
- Ring of Royal Grandeur completes our Sunwuko and Captain Crimson Set Bonuses.
Season 24 Ethereals
Ethereals are powerful rare weapons that can only be found during Season 24. They have incredible stats, a random Legendary power, and a free passive for your class. Read our Ethereal Mechanics Guide for full details on how they work and our Ethereal Farming Guide to learn how to acquire them. What you should prioritize on them is the following:
- The Legendary Power
This build requires Balance, Won Khim Lau and Vengeful Wind to be functional. We need our Ethereal to roll one of these powers so we can cube the other. We also want a good roll on our Legendary power if it has a range. For speed content it is always helpful to have Ethereals with Echoing Fury, In-geom or Messerschmidt's Reaver powers, so keep those if you find them.
- The Ethereal Itself
There are 3 different weapons available to us, each with its own benefits:
- Jade Talon - This is the best Ethereal for this build providing 30% Attack Speed and Spirit on Critical Hit, which lets us relax strict Resource Cost Reduction requirements and get more DPS stats.
- Shadow Killer - This is the defensive option with its 10% Resource Cost Reduction and 25% damage reduction debuff on monsters, but the loss of Attack Speed results in about 17% less damage.
- Bartuc's Cut-Throat - This is not a great option because without Spirit on Critical Hit we need to go back to 53% Resource Cost Reduction and we have to drop one offensive roll for it. Meanwhile the single target damage bonus is not super valuable because the Rift Guardian fights are very short, thanks to Balance.
- The Ethereal Stat Rolls
Each Ethereal comes with its own fixed set of powerful affixes. While some have a static value, many have a wide stat range. This means the difference between good and bad rolls is significant and something you should look for.
- A Useful Passive
This is just icing on the cake because a fifth passive is not going to make or break your build. You're better off hunting for the things above. Check out the Passives section down below to see which ones you're looking for.
Global Stat Priorities
You need to stack 48% or 50% Resource Cost Reduction (RCR) depending on the setup, and about 55% Cooldown Reduction (CDR). Resource Cost Reduction is necessary to keep channeling Tempest Rush all the time, while Cooldown Reduction is needed for permanent Epiphany. Get one or two Life per Hit rolls (Weapons and Bracers) for recovery. Aim to get All Resistance on your Belt, Pants and Boots and Secondary Resistances for Harmony passive on all other pieces. Your offensive priorities are: Cold Damage > Critical Hit Chance > Critical Hit Damage ~ Damage Range > Area Damage > Tempest Rush Damage.
- Put together the core items and acquire the full Sunwuko and Captain Crimson's Trimmings sets.
- Practice building and detonating your Flurry stacks on your Cold cycle of Convention of Elements.
- Climb the solo leaderboards by gathering monsters together and blasting them away with Area Damage.
- Enjoy this beautiful Spin-to-Win build!
Town Is Lava!
Introduction by Chewingnom.
Guide by Northwar and Raxxanterax.