How the 10.1 tier set changes our playstyle
2-pc – Blackout Kick damage increased by 20%. You have a 10% chance to not reset your Elusive Brawler stacks on a successful dodge.
4-pc – Rising Sun Kick grants a stack of Elusive Brawler. When you dodge, damage and critical strike chance of your next Blackout Kick or Rising Sun Kick is increased by 5%, stacking up to 5 times.
Elusive Brawler is our mastery bonus, Being hit by a melee attack, hitting an enemy with Blackout Kick, and now Rising Sun Kick grants us a stacking bonus to our dodge chance until our next successful dodge, the new tier set has a 10% for that not to reset. When we do dodge an attack we’ll gain a stacking buff(up to 5 times), the damage and critical strike chance of our next Blackout Kick or Rising Sun Kick by 5% per stack.
This set shifts us over to Charred Passions, causing our Blackout Kick and Spinning Crane Kick to deal an extra 50% damage increase as fire damage. While Blackout Kick was always an important and integral part of our rotation, it’s made the centre focus of this tier set.
The Onyx Annulet from the Forbidden Reach is going to be one of our better options for the foreseeable future given its damage and defensive bonuses.
Offensive setup: Infused Storm Stone, Desirous Blood Stone, Prophetic Twilight. Given our love for critical strike, we gain a lot of damage with a minor bump in healing, the Infused stone will proc off our critical hits, prophetic then procs the Blood stone for healing.
Defensive setup: Cold Frost Stone, Indomitable Earth Stone, Shining Obsidian Stone. Cold Frost provides us with an absorb every 20s, Indominable has a chance to proc an absorb when we take damage(which procs off Stagger), both stones then proc Shining Obsidian to deal damage to nearby enemies. This setup can easily increase your total healing by 20% overall with a minor damage loss in comparison to the Infused Storm setup.
Until you get your new 4 piece tier set for season, Dragonfire Brew will be the better talent build