Branching this conversation off of the rage posts recently. Hopefully this is specifically going to be used to Kaido arguments and not turn into a discussion on monks as a whole.
The general unrest with monks right now, the ones I talk to ( @Ilyon
is not on that list), have problems with Kai generation.
With conservation and boost you can effectively use Kai 1v1. In a group a monk will die to fast to make use of their built up kai. Unless we started being real cheap and I'm not going into details but I really don't feel like getting monks nerfed again for using a skill in excess.
Kai net's removal I'm on the fence about as I can see the reasoning behind it. Yes, I used Kai banish to a hilariously obscene amount in a duel with @Ezalor
uh, five months ago or so, maybe a little more. Since then there have been changes to that. No problem. I can still banish 1v1 or cripple, or kai strike or even deliverance if I'm feeling froggy. The problem is that in a group fight, where you are actually likely to see monks, they are focus fired for the reasonings of how effective Kaido -used- to be in my opinion. Our audit (including transmute and numbness and blocks. Spent a lot of time doing math) is still such that if we are focused at a Lesser/Raid other such instance. It will take 3 non-coms about 3-5 seconds to damage us out depending on class. So going in against top tier fighters, monks have no hope of anything at lessers.
Given how much I -personally- take at a lesser from scythe/tongelash-dwhisper, earth batter, frenzy, ssl or what ever the carnifex attack is. Sure, I might get 100 kai, but in that 3 seconds of kai generation I'm going to be incapacitated with afflictions/stuns/damage to the point that if I don't shield spam (and that doesn't work either btw) I'm not using my kai. I think, I managed to get off 1 cripple in my last 15 lessers, and that's only a guess.