I'll start by saying Hi, since I am new to the site and new to HC. I've been playing D3 since launch so the game is nothing new to me. I stopped playing about October of 2012 and recently decided to come back to play and didn't want the same experience as I had when I started so I made 2 hc toons 1 barb and 1 monk, well my barb died at para. level 9 the other day from fallen maniacs. The build though was very similar to my core dps builds I used, just run through and ww everything. Well this time on my monk I don't want to make the same mistake, so I scraped up all the gold in D3 i could get, gear from friends, and even traded some WoW gold for HC gold to some people I know and got my current set, so needless to say I don't feel like dying this early on again. I can farm mp1-2 in a1 pretty easily, but on a3 I'm afraid to go much higher than mp1. Just trying to get some help/input on what a lot of HC monks are doing now. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ChuckNorris-1637/ PS. I've been staying far, far away from maniacs.