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Monk Class Changes in Shadowlands Beta 9.0.2 Build 35854

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Here are some long-awaited Monk changes that went live on the Shadowlands Beta in Build 35854.

Note that Blizzard did not communicate these changes when the latest Shadowlands Beta build went live, and so the community was disappointed with the lack of Monk changes. Fortunately, we datamined some Monk class changes that went live on the Beta!

Monk

Baseline

  • Expel HarmExpel Harm
    • All Specs, Initial: Expel negative chi from your body, healing for [ 101% 120% of Spell Power ] and dealing 10% of the amount healed as Nature damage to an enemy within 8 yards.
    • Mistweaver: Expel negative chi from your body, healing for [ 101% 120% of Spell Power ] and dealing 10% of the amount healed as Nature damage to an enemy within 8 yards. Draws in the positive chi of all your Healing Spheres to increase the healing of Expel Harm. Up to 3 Healing Spheres are formed nearby, each healing for [ 150% of Attack Power ] when consumed. May be cast during Soothing Mist, and will additionally heal the Soothing Mist target.
  • Way of the CraneWay of the Crane (PvP talent) - Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, and become immune to movement impairing effects for 25 sec. Chi-Ji kicks up Gusts of Mists with your Physical abilities, healing up to 3 2 allies for [ 126% 0.1% of Attack Spell Power ], and reducing the cost and cast time of your next Enveloping Mist by 33%, stacking 3 times.

Brewmaster

  • Celestial BrewCelestial Brew - Cooldown increased from 30 to 60 seconds. A swig of strong brew that coalesces purified chi escaping your body into a celestial guard, absorbing [ 1,000 600% of Attack Power ] damage.
  • ShuffleShuffle - Niuzao's teachings allow you to shuffle during combat, increasing the effectiveness of your Stagger by 75%. 100%.
  • Purifying BrewPurifying Brew - Recharge increased from 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Celestial FlamesCelestial Flames (Level 100 talent) - Drinking from Brews has a 30% chance to coat the Monk with Celestial Flames for 6 sec, increasing the damage reduction of Breath of Fire by 5%. sec. While Celestial Flames is active, Spinning Crane Kick also causes a applies Breath of Fire on targets. and Breath of Fire reduces the damage affected enemies deal to you by an additional 5%.

Mistweaver

  • Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade SerpentInvoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent - Summons an effigy of Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent for 25 sec. Yu'lon will heal injured allies with Soothing Breath, healing the target and up to 5 2 allies for [ 180% 105% of Spell Power ] over 4 4.5 sec.
  • Touch of DeathTouch of Death - Touch of Death increases the Monk's Physical damage by 0 15% for 8 10 sec.
  • Expel HarmExpel Harm - Expel Harm can be cast during Soothing Mist, and additionally heals theMonk and their Soothing Mist target.
  • Mana TeaMana Tea (Level 45 talent) has been moved off the global cooldown. Reduces the mana cost of your spells by 50% for 12 10 sec.
  • Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red CraneInvoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane (Level 90 talent) - Cooldown increased from 2 to 3 minutes. Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, and become immune to movement impairing effects for 25 sec. Chi-Ji kicks up Gusts of Mists with your Physical abilities, healing up to 3 2 allies for [ 126% 0.1% of Attack Spell Power ], and reducing the cost and cast time of your next Enveloping Mist by 33%, stacking 3 times.

Windwalker

  • Touch of DeathTouch of Death - Touch of Death increases the Monk's Physical damage by 0 15% for 8 10 sec.
  • Flying Serpent KickFlying Serpent Kick (Rank 2) added. Reduces the cooldown of Flying Serpent Kick by 5 sec.

All Shadowlands Class Changes

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Death Knight 9.0.1 Class Changes

Mage 9.0.1 Class Changes

Rogue 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Demon Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

Monk 9.0.1 Class Changes

Shaman 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Druid 9.0.1 Class Changes

Paladin 9.0.1 Class Changes

Warlock 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

Priest 9.0.1 Class Changes

Warrior 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Wait, thats it? the promised us BIG changes to the monk, they go radio silent for almost a month after saying it and when they finally come back the best they could do for windwalkers is take 5 seconds off the CD of FSK and make touch of death give us a small damage buff? I guess I don't know what I was expecting since Monk is like the redheaded stepchild of all the classes. But it definitely wasn't this. Still no fixes to SEF, No passive skill to give windwalkers any reason to use a 2 hander, No changes to the kyrian or night fae covenant abilities so they aren't completely antithetical to the windwalkers playstyle.

This all just reeks of Blizzard having no idea what to do with the spec and expecting the people who have played it for years to just deal with it being basically unchanged from the snorefest that was BFA.

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