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Seize the Initiative Seize the Initiative
Dealing damage to an enemy above 75% of maximum Life grants the Monk 30% increased Attack Speed for 4 seconds. This effect does not stack.

"The Monks of Ivgorod are trained to move like water — flowing freely into open spaces and crashing hard against their foes."

Seize the Initiative is a Monk passive skill, unlocked at level 20.


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Prior to patch 2.1, this skill used to increase Armor by 30-50% of Dexterity. As in patch 2.1, Armor is increased by Dexterity anyway, so the skill was changed to be more offense-oriented.

Primary Skills
Fists of ThunderDeadly ReachCrippling WaveWay of the Hundred Fists
Secondary Skills
Lashing Tail KickTempest RushWave of Light
Defensive Skills
Blinding FlashBreath of HeavenSerenityInner Sanctuary
Dashing StrikeExploding PalmSweeping Wind
Cyclone StrikeSeven-Sided StrikeMystic AllyEpiphany
Mantra of SalvationMantra of RetributionMantra of HealingMantra of Conviction
Passive Skills
ResolveFleet FootedExalted SoulTranscendenceChant of ResonanceSeize the Initiative
The Guardian's PathSixth SenseDeterminationRelentless AssaultBeacon of YtarAlacrity
HarmonyCombination StrikeNear Death ExperienceUnityMomentumMythic Rhythm
Guiding LightMantra of EvasionOne with EverythingPacificismProvocation
Impenetrable DefenseRadiant Visage