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Monk skills

This page lists all Monk skills. Follow the links to the individual skill pages for full discussion of every skill, including first hand reports and screenshots.

Useful skill links:

  • Skills - General skill design and mechanics.
    • Skill runes - The huge skill customization and improvement system.
  • Monk - a melee-oriented class of great dexterity and skill.
  • Monk skill archive - Monk skills removed or modified during development.
  • Monk traits - Passive skills in Diablo III were called traits for a while before reverting back.


Active SkillsEdit

Click to the individual skill pages for more details about these skills including numbers, screenshots, skill rune information, blue quotes, and much more.


Name Level Description

<skill class="Monk">Fists of Thunder</skill> <skill class="Monk">Deadly Reach</skill> <skill class="Monk">Crippling Wave</skill> <skill class="Monk">Way of the Hundred Fists</skill>


Name Level Description

<skill class="Monk">Lashing Tail Kick</skill> <skill class="Monk">Tempest Rush</skill> <skill class="Monk">Wave of Light</skill>


Name Level Description

<skill class="Monk">Blinding Flash</skill> <skill class="Monk">Breath of Heaven</skill> <skill class="Monk">Serenity</skill> <skill class="Monk">Inner Sanctuary</skill>


Name Level Description

<skill class="Monk">Dashing Strike</skill> <skill class="Monk">Exploding Palm</skill> <skill class="Monk">Sweeping Wind</skill>


Name Level Description

<skill class="Monk">Cyclone Strike</skill> <skill class="Monk">Seven Sided Strike</skill> <skill class="Monk">Mystic Ally</skill>


Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Mantras" class="Monk">Mantra of Evasion</skill> <skill subcat="Mantras" class="Monk">Mantra of Retribution</skill> <skill subcat="Mantras" class="Monk">Mantra of Healing</skill> <skill subcat="Mantras" class="Monk">Mantra of Conviction</skill>

Passive SkillsEdit

Passive skills do not need activating. The player can choose up to three Passives and they each become available at different characters levels which is indicated in the 'level' column.

Name Level Description

<skill class="Monk">Fleet Footed</skill> <skill class="Monk">Resolve</skill> <skill class="Monk">Exalted Soul</skill> <skill class="Monk">Transcendence</skill> <skill class="Monk">Chant of Resonance</skill> <skill class="Monk">Seize the Initiative</skill> <skill class="Monk">The Guardian's Path</skill> <skill class="Monk">Sixth Sense</skill> <skill class="Monk">Pacifism</skill> <skill class="Monk">Beacon of Ytar</skill> <skill class="Monk">Guiding Light</skill> <skill class="Monk">One With Everything</skill> <skill class="Monk">Combination Strike</skill> <skill class="Monk">Near Death Experience</skill>

Skill DistributionEdit

A player-made chart showing when the Monk gains access to skills, passives, and rune effects.

Monk skill progression. Stats as of May 5, 2012.


Removed SkillsEdit

The following skills were removed or renamed prior to the July 2011 Press Event:

Changed/Removed during the beta test period:

Impenetrable Defense, Radiant Visage, and Force Without Thought were removed from the Monk's skill listing between Blizzcon 2009 and Blizzcon 2010.

Monk BuildsEdit

Inferno Act 1 Monk Solo BuildEdit

Inferno Act 2 Monk Tank BuildEdit