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Serenity (formerly named Impenetrable Defense) is a Defensive Monk skill unlocked at Level 16. The Monk summons a holy shield to protect himself from damage.




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[edit] Background

Serenity in action.

The Monk expends spirit energy to summon a holy shield which protects the caster from incoming damage.


[edit] Skill Rune Effects

The following is a very quick summary. See the Serenity rune effects page for a more thorough description of rune effects, or any of the individual rune pages for numbers, screenshots, blue quotes, and much more.

Name Level Description
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Serenity
(database)

Defensive
16 Cooldown: 20 seconds


You are enveloped in a protective shield that absorbs all incoming damage for 3 seconds and grants immunity to all control impairing effects.

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Peaceful Repose
(database)
23 When activated, Serenity heals you for 11395.2396 - 12427 Life.


Heal amount is increased by 40% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus.

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Tranquility
(database)
39 Protect allies within 45 yards with a shield that removes control impairing effects and redirects up to 18496.6208 damage to you for 3 seconds.


Shield amount is increased by 40% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus.

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Ascension
(database)
47 Increase the duration of Serenity to 4 seconds.
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Instant Karma
(database)
54 While under the effects of Serenity, your movement is unhindered.


[edit] Skill Design

Swinging along...

Unknown.


[edit] Synergies

The following Monk passives provide a benefit to Serenity:

Name Level Description
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Beacon of Ytar
(database)

Passive
35 Reduce all cooldowns by 20%.


[edit] Development

Serenity was first shown (as Impenetrable Defense) at BlizzCon 2009 as one of the originals when the Monk was unveiled. Flux was able to try it out:[1]

This one was not needed in the Blizzcon build, since the Monk was quite overpowered in combat. I didn’t experiment with his “dodge” ability, which is mentioned as a by product of several skills, since it was so much more fun just to blast everything with his offense. Plus, testing time is always limited, even in the press room. I would have made sure to try the other element of this skill, the “rebounds enemy ranged attacks,” but there were zero monster archers and virtually no projectile spell casters in the Blizzcon build.

It was slightly modified and renamed to Serenity in the game demo that was presented at BlizzCon 2010 as a Tier 2 skill.

[edit] Beta

Skill tiers were removed shortly before the beta started in September 2011, and Serenity became a level 18 skill. The skill system was once again overhauled for the Beta Patch 13 in February 2012, and Serenity was classified as a Defensive skill and moved to level 16. For Beta Patch 15, the cooldown on Serenity was greatly reduced.

[edit] Previous Versions

See Impenetrable Defense for the original version of this skill.


[edit] Media

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