Thought process behind this build
I created the “Lasers pew pew pew” build specifically to farm Act 1 Inferno so that I could still do good DPS and survive while wearing a decent amount of magic find gear. I found that running my full DPS build in Act 1 while wearing magic find gear cut my survivability too low, and running a more tanky build in MF gear similarly cut my DPS too low. So this is a compromise between the two and actually my new favorite DPS build!
Way of the hundred fists with the Windforce Flurry rune.
This is your “laser beam” ability. Has great DPS for a spirit generator and I was seeing upwards of 35k crits.
Sweeping Wind and Mystic Ally
These skills are great at generating consistent DPS without needing to dump spirit and are great for prolonged boss fights/elite pack fights. You can play around with the runes, I like to use the increased damage rune on sweeping wind and the fire ally rune because they are the highest DPS runes.
Serenity and Breath of Heaven
Serenity I use the 4 second bubble, I just love it, but you have flexibility here. Breath of heaven I use the rune that increases your attack damage by 15% for 45 seconds. This is an AMAZING boost to your DPS and you should keep this buff up at all times. The heal is just a nice bonus.
Mantra of healing
I use the resist rune to help increase my survivability. Again this is another skill you can switch and swap and play around with.
Transcendence, seize the initiative, and one with everything. These are just passives I prefer, but are not integral to the core build. Feel free to change them around and experiment.
This build can literally cut the time it takes you to make it through an Act 1 farming run in half. Link to the build at the diablo 3 skill calc here.
You can find more Diablo 3 Monk builds here.