One of the most highly anticipated class to play and definitely the most popular by far in votes, this post will tell all Diablo 3 fans who can’t wait to play the game a little bit more about the Diablo 3 Monk.
The Monk – a Holy warrior who was sent out from the Monastery to defeat and vanquish demons. With guidance from his belief of the 1,001 Gods, the Monk is able to unleashes a fury of Holy attacks upon the denizens of the Burning Hells. With a wide range of skills, the Monk is also able to use Runic magic to create Auras to power to aid fellow comrades joining in the fight. The most valuable weapon the monk holds and uses mainly is his fists. With unrivaled combo attacks, the Monk releases a tantrum of furious blows and finishes off the set of attacks with a final blast.
Development of the Diablo 3 Monk:
The Monk was the fourth class to be included in Diablo III and was revealed in the opening ceremonies of Blizzcon 2009. Although being announced before the Demon Hunter, the Monk was actaully the last class to be conceptualized and worked on. While the other four classes were being worked on years before, the Monk was relatively new. Because of this and the last minute decision to announce him at the 2009 Blizzcon, very few skills were shown from the Monk’s arsenal. Combo moves were the highlight of this character. Drawing upon inspiration from old arcade fighting games, the development team wanted a character that truly felt like a fighting class. Taking cues form the Assassin of Diablo II, the Monk would have certain moves that would build combos. However, at this time, it was unsure of how the Monk’s resource would work and if there would be any finishing moves. Later, the Monk’s resource was revealed as “Spirit” and combo moves would generate resource that would be used by other skills. Another uncertainty at the time was the addition of Auras to the Monk’s design. Being a mixture of the Assassin and the Holy aspect of the Diablo Wiki