Windwalker Monk Leveling Guide from 1 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Babylonius 42 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Windwalker Monk leveling guide for Dragonflight. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Monk leveling guide.



While it is mostly a matter of personal preference, generally, Windwalker will be the quickest of the three Monk specs, given the normal leveling route of doing quests and unlocking the story. That being said, flexibility can be very beneficial, so having the ability to swap specs in order to do a dungeon quest can drastically lower the amount of time spent waiting around in the queue.

In the open world, Windwalker is a viable option for questing. Windwalker, for reasons mentioned above, is suited to leveling purely on the basis of it being a DPS spec, as well as having great tools for self-sustain.


Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of loot with the highest item level. The only exception to this rule is if you have a Ring or Necklace with a slightly lower item level, but 2 secondary stats on it instead of 1.


Level by Level Talents and Rotations

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60

Talents to Level Up as a Windwalker Monk


Priority to Level Up as a Windwalker Monk

The Windwalker Monk rotation is based on a priority system. Use the highest ability on the list as soon as it is available. This list assumes you have access to many talents, so simply remove the ones you don't have. It is also set up for AOE pulls, as Windwalker is very capable of doing so.

  1. Invoke Xuen Icon Invoke Xuen
  2. Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death
  3. Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm if <6 Chi AND about to cap energy
  4. Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm if <5 Chi AND about to cap energy
  5. Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick with 3 stacks of Teachings of the Monastery Icon Teachings of the Monastery
  6. Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick with Dance of Chi-Ji Icon Dance of Chi-Ji proc
  7. Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury
  8. Whirling Dragon Punch Icon Whirling Dragon Punch
  9. Strike of the Windlord Icon Strike of the Windlord
  10. Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick
  11. Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick
  12. Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick
  13. Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst

Windwalker Monk War Mode Talents for Leveling

In this section, we will rank the PvP talents best for leveling and doing solo / small group PvE content. Below is a ranking of both General PvP Talents and Windwalker Monk-specific PvE talents.


General PvP Talents

  • Relentless Icon Relentless is a passive ability, but it does not automatically remove crowd control abilities. Instead, it reduces the duration.
  • Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion is an on-use ability that removes all movement-impairing effects and all loss of control effects.
  • Adaptation Icon Adaptation is recommended; it is likely your most passive choice since it will automatically remove loss of control effects over 5 seconds.

Windwalker Monk PvP Talents for Leveling

  1. Alpha Tiger Icon Alpha Tiger is very useful for a small added burst as you go between targets.
  2. Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm is very useful for survivability and for added damage.
  3. Turbo Fists Icon Turbo Fists is an incredibly strong PvP talent that makes pulling large groups significantly easier.

The End Game

Congratulations! You made it to Level 70! Now that you are in the end game, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to see how to transition from leveling to the end game.



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