the wicked child wrote: malkinshair wrote:
the wicked child wrote:I've officially decided that the Monk is now my second favorite class in Diablo behind the Wizard. I'm @ level 53, halfway through Act 1/Hell. I'm using a similar scheme to the one Froggy posted, though I swapped out one of them for Seven Sided Strike, which I prefer. I think I have a slightly different button config as well.
Okay, so what am I doing wrong? I'm new to Diablo, and have been playing as a Monk on normal after briefly trying out all of the classes. I think I'm in the middle of Act 2...
...but only a level 22. I have 1 legendary weapon (which I gave to a follower) and 1 piece of legendary armor. I'm not really having many problems with enemies at this point, but I feel like I'm missing a bunch. Should I be grinding more to level before moving on from an Act? I'm a bit confused.
If you are playing on easy, no grinding should really be necessary... You'll hit the max level of 60 somewhere later in Hell mode. My monk is on 59 now at the start of Act 3 in Hell. It's worth noting that I've had a helmet socketed with a Flawless Square ruby for some time, so I've been gaining an extra 19% of experience. I also used that as an excuse to skip some of the extra caves that I don't care about.
But in general, do a full clear of every area and you will always be levelled enough for easy. Now gear may start becoming an issue in Hell and Inferno, but that is somewhat random... I've usually found better gear as I've needed it through normal play.
In regards to your current quest, the blood isn't in the sewers, that is just a pathway to the area where it can be found. I'm assuming you're in the Aqueducts? Beyond that you'll eventually reach the Desolate Sands. That and the areas beyond have generally been really good to me gear wise.
If you feel the need to level at all, the Keep Depths level 2 in Act 3 are bar none the best for that.
Thanks so much for the help. Made it through normal, and I'm about halfway thru Act 1 of Nightmare. My monk is a Level 35 now, and pretty nasty at this point. I've been rewarded with some good legendary weapons that have added a ton of thump without hurting my attack speed. One chains lightning 35% of the time...which is awesome coupled with the Way of the Hundred Fists. I've also been investing in crafting, so all of my armor is giving me big-time dexterity boosts. I'm up around 1000 DEX now, and am using the passive effect that boost my armor based on my DEX. That, coupled with using the Healing Mantra and Inner Sanctuary, is making me tough to kill...for the moment. I was worried that playing back thru the game would be stale, but it's nice playing without having to pay attention to the story. It's also cool to know what's coming, but also know that it's going to be tougher in some way.
On a side note, I finally figured out the dyes and wings, so my monk (female) is running around decked out in red and green with both the angelic and crimson wings on. She looks like a Christmas fairy.....one that's takin' names.