I just wanted to answer the question for the player that asked how does one get 70 strength, that was my only intention.
Please do not infer that I affirm or deny going this max strength route is the way to go.
I believe that I have been in parties with Groo and Trazik using their strength monks. It is my observation that both monks performed well above par and I believe top melee damage dealer. In my mind both builds are successful and if we saw Trazik's build I would wager it would be similar to Groo's.
I built something very similar to this one with Zenythri. Closer to the newest incarnation of Bognus than the original build I think. Anyhow...Offensively this build rocks. Not recommended as a primary tank especially before you can get the Asmo torch. Things get considerably better once you're double demi in terms of overall stability. I think I started with 20 strength. If I had been double demi and was reincarnating, I probably would have started at 22 just because you have more to work with in terms of staying in the right AC range with +4 to all your stats.
The gear requirements are fairly big for this build and its a bit squishy between levels 40-50. Honestly, if I had to make a UR or below monk I would probably opt for a dex monk unless you are an experience monk player. Understanding your limits and role makes you a lot less squishy. Most people will find without Zenythri or a comparable Bur race they are just a touch below their comfort zone defensively.
You lose a lot of damage by going with Nunchucks. Your physical damage is reduced to 1d6, wheras fists gain 2d10+22, then add Str modifiers and all. If you're going to use a weapon with this build, use a quarterstaff so you get the 1.5* str mod damage.
was thinking rogue in LL where is won't effect your ab etc. was testing both out, and of course the paly version is nice cause you can just ignore saves. extra sneak from rogue was nice in test mode so I am a bit torn
ranger could be fun cause the extra damage from favored enemy is always helpful.
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2008 3:43:52 GMT by starlandra
Post by MurphysLawAgain on Sept 10, 2008 12:31:57 GMT
Star, if you dont take a tier 1 AB class pre epic you are going to miss out on an attack. Rogue wont cut it although either Paladin or Blackguard would. Monks get tier 1 AB in legendary levels but are 3/4 in pre-epic AB progression.
hmm well I just tested out a monk CoT wm build using a staff with zeny, (did Cot and WM pre epic for the full 6 main hand attacks) 12 monk 3 cot 1 monk 7 wm 20 monk. prob put too much dex (26 base) and will have 42 base str at 60. ab should be 94ish and finished ac will be 124ish. At level 50 just did DB and was not touched. I am cheating with strongheart to get my ac above 120 pre burs lol.