Monk Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Oct 11, 2020 at 17:44 by Stan 3 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Monk changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Monks also gain access to class-specific Monk Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world, Legendary Powers obtained through Runecarving, Soulbind Conduits, and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

  • Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep radius increased to 6 yards (was 5 yards).
  • Monk's Peak of Serenity Enlightenment buff now grants rested experience (was experience bonus).
  • Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick is now capped at 6 targets.
  • All Monks can now use the following abilities:
    • Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm — Expel negative chi from your body, healing you and dealing 10% of the amount healed as Nature damage to an enemy within 8 yards. Now has a 15-second cooldown.
    • Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death — You exploit the enemy target's weakest point, instantly killing creatures if they have less health than you. Deals damage equal to 35% of your maximum health against players and stronger creatures under 15% health and has a 3-minute cooldown.
    • Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew — Turns your skin to stone for 15 seconds, increasing your current and maximum health by 15% and reducing all damage you take by 15%.
2.

General Monk Abilities Learned Above Level 50

3.

Brewmaster Monk

  • New Passive: Shuffle Icon Shuffle — Niuzao's teachings allow you to shuffle during combat, increasing the effectiveness of your Stagger Icon Stagger by 75%. Shuffle is granted by attacking enemies with your Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash, Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick, and Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
  • New Ability: Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew (replaces Ironskin Brew) — A swig of strong brew that coalesces purified chi escaping into your body into a celestial guard, absorbing damage. Additionally, Purifying Stagger damage increases absorption by up to 200%. Stacks up to 10 times and 20% absorption per stack.
  • Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox Icon Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox is no longer a Talent and is learned by all Brewmaster Monks at level 42. Niuzao no longer taunts the target and now has a 25-second duration (was 45 seconds).
  • Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew now has 2 charges (was 3), no longer shares charges with other Brews, and has the following additional effect — Increases the absorption of your next Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew by up to 200% based on your current level of Stagger Icon Stagger.
  • Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm now has an additional effect — Cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds and draws in the positive chi of all your Healing Spheres to increase the healing done by Expel Harm.
  • Blackout Strike has been renamed to Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and now grants Shuffle Icon Shuffle for 3 seconds.
  • Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash now reduces Brew recharge time by 3 seconds (was 4 seconds) and has an additional effect — Grants Shuffle Icon Shuffle for 5 seconds.
  • Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick has an additional effect — Dealing damage with Spinning Crane Kick grants Shuffle Icon Shuffle for 1 second, and causes your Gift of the Ox Icon Gift of the Ox healing spheres to travel towards your location.
  • Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick can now be used while dual-wielding weapons.
  • Breath of Fire Icon Breath of Fire and Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash now deal reduced damage on secondary targets.
  • Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew cooldown is now 6 minutes (was 7) minutes.
4.

Brewmaster Monk Abilities Learned Above Level 50

  • Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death (Level 52) — Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death reduces delayed Stagger Icon Stagger damage by 200% of damage dealt.
  • Clash Icon Clash (Level 54) — You and the target charge each other, meeting halfway then rooting all targets within 6 yards for 4 seconds. 8-30-yard range, instant-cast, 30 second-cooldown.
  • Zen Meditation Icon Zen Meditation (Level 56) — Zen Meditation Icon Zen Meditation is no longer cancelled while moving.
  • Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox Icon Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox (Level 58) — Purifying Stagger damage while Niuzao is active increases the damage of Niuzao's next Stomp by 25% of damage purified, split between all enemies.
4.1.

Brewmaster Monk Talent Changes

4.2.

Brewmaster Monk Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Brewmaster Monks.

4.3.

Brewmaster Monk Shadowlands Guide

5.

Mistweaver Monk

6.

Mistweaver Monk Abilities Learned Above Level 50

6.1.

Mistweaver Monk Talent Changes

  • Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane has been redesigned. Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, and become immune to movement impairing effects for 25 seconds. Chi-Ji kicks up Gusts of Mists with your Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick, Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick, and Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick, healing up to 2 allies, and reducing the cost and cast time of your next Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist by 33%, stacking 3 times. Chi-Ji now assists the Monk and deals melee damage.
  • Mana Tea Icon Mana Tea's duration has been reduced to 10 seconds (from 12 seconds) and it no longer has a global cooldown.
6.2.

Mistweaver Monk Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Mistweaver Monks.

6.3.

Mistweaver Monk Shadowlands Guide

7.

Windwalker Monk

8.

Windwalker Monk Abilities Learned Above Level 50

8.1.

Windwalker Monk Talent Changes

8.2.

Windwalker Monk Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Windwalker Monks.

8.3.

Windwalker Monk Shadowlands Guide

9.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

10.

Changelog

  • 11 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Pre-Patch.
  • 06 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35755.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 15 Jun. 2020: Chrysalis now reduces the cooldown of Life Cocoon by 25 seconds.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34365.
  • 08 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Rising Mist talent tooltip updated for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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