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Windwalker Monk DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:08 by Vlad 49 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Windwalker Monks. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3.

The other pages of our Windwalker Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Babylonius, a prominent Windwalker Monks theorycrafter who maintains Walking the Wind. You can follow him on Twitter: @BabyloniusMonk.

1. Artifact Progression

There are two different viable artifact progression paths, as a Windwalker Monk, depending on your goals.

1.1. First Path

Artifact Progression - Path #1

This progression path will maximise your single target damage, but it will result in weak AoE damage potential. This path is recommended mostly if you are trying to catch up after the start of the expansion or if you simply want to be ready to raid in the shortest time possible.

Essentially, you should take all your traits in a counter-clockwise fashion, skipping  Icon Gale Burst until after you get  Icon Crosswinds.

  1.  Icon Strike of the Windlord
  2.  Icon Dark Skies
  3.  Icon Rising Winds
  4.  Icon Death Art
  5.  Icon Light on Your Feet
  6.  Icon Fists of the Wind
  7.  Icon Spiritual Focus
  8.  Icon Inner Peace
  9.  Icon Tornado Kicks
  10.  Icon Transfer the Power
  11.  Icon Tiger Claws
  12.  Icon Crosswinds
  13.  Icon Gale Burst
  14.  Icon Power of a Thousand Cranes
  15.  Icon Strength of Xuen
  16.  Icon Healing Winds and  Icon Good Karma (in any order)
  17.  Icon Windborne Blows

1.2. Second Path

Artifact Progression - Path #2

This progression path provides benefits during your leveling and early gearing process, but takes longer to reach the same raid-efficiency as the other path. It has a stronger AoE component due to  Icon Power of a Thousand Cranes trait increasing Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick damage.

You should take your traits in a clockwise fashion, but you should stop this after you take  Icon Fists of the Wind and  Icon Gale Burst, and instead pick up  Icon Rising Winds next before the taking the remaining traits.

  1.  Icon Strike of the Windlord
  2.  Icon Dark Skies
  3.  Icon Power of a Thousand Cranes
  4.  Icon Strength of Xuen
  5.  Icon Healing Winds
  6.  Icon Crosswinds
  7.  Icon Tiger Claws
  8.  Icon Transfer the Power
  9.  Icon Inner Peace
  10.  Icon Tornado Kicks
  11.  Icon Spiritual Focus
  12.  Icon Fists of the Wind
  13.  Icon Gale Burst
  14.  Icon Rising Winds
  15.  Icon Death Art
  16.  Icon Light on Your Feet and  Icon Good Karma (in any order)
  17.  Icon Windborne Blows

2. Relic Choice

When choosing which relics to use, always take the one that grants you the highest item level, regardless of the benefit it offers. When having to choose between relics that grant the same item level, chose based on the following trait enhancement priorities.

2.1. Single Target

  1.  Icon Fists of the Wind
  2.  Icon Rising Winds
  3.  Icon Inner Peace

2.2. AoE

  1.  Icon Fists of the Wind
  2.  Icon Power of a Thousand Cranes
  3.  Icon Inner Peace

3. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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