Players benefit from the Bane of the Stricken Stack trick which allows you to stack them as a Support Monk.
This makes it a lot better than efficacious or esoteric mb..
Bane of Stricken is a Legendary Gem in Diablo 3. It increases damage done taken by enemies hit with each successful attack of the character (total damage of all damaging skills), stacking infinitely. Upgrading increases the damage bonus. At rank 25, it also adds a multiplicative damage bonus against most powerful foes: bosses, including Rift Guardians. This bonus has no effect on players and all other types of elites.
Bane of the Stricken Stack trick for Diablo 3 is discussed here...