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Windwalker Monk DPS Guide (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 25, 2016 at 17:02 by Vlad 67 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Windwalker Monk DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Windwalker Monk in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

The Windwalker specialisation has strong priority target damage, very good AoE damage, and smooth rotations.

In terms of actual output, it is likely to be on par with most other melee specialisations. Moreover, Windwalkers generally perform very well in dungeons.

2. Significant Legion Changes

The Windwalker specialisation has changed somewhat from Warlords of Draenor.

  • Stance of the Fierce Tiger has been removed.
  • Jab has been removed.
  • Tigereye Brew has been removed.
  • Combo Breaker has been removed.
  • Mastery has been changed to Mastery: Combo Strikes Icon Mastery: Combo Strikes.
  • Expel Harm has been removed.
  • Fortifying Brew and Zen Meditation have been removed.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 8 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 25 Oct. 2016 (this page): Extremely minor changes to Windwalker in Patch 7.1. Guide remains unchanged.
  • 27 Sep. 2016 (spells page): Updated the description of Blackout Kick to remove mentions of its cooldown (since it no longer has a cooldown).
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 04 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Removed tier 7 talent bug mention, since it has been fixed.
  • 31 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Reworked the stat priority and split it depending on which tier 7 talent you are using.
  • 31 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated the enchants to match the new stat priority (with Mastery being the best secondary stat).
  • 29 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Added a mention that Serenity is currently the best tier 7 talent due to a bug.
  • 27 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Added mention of using Rising Sun Kick in multiple target rotations to enable the use of Whirling Dragon Punch, and made a few other minor improvements.
  • 22 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Fixed an issue in the AoE rotations that did not include Whirling Dragon Punch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Added a mention that Versatility is best until you reach about 10%, and fixed an error whereby we were recommending Strength consumables.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Added a mention that Versatility is best until you reach 10%.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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