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Windwalker Monk DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017 at 07:20 by Vlad 96 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 7.2.5.

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 Monk theorycrafter who maintains the Windwalker sections of Peak of Serenity. You can follow him on Twitter: @BabyloniusMonk.

1. Artifact Progression

For the first 35 Artifact points, we recommend the following progression path, as a Windwalker Monk.

Artifact Progression - Path #1

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
Artifact Progression Above Level 35

After this, the remaining points should be distributed as follows.

  1. Ferocity of the Broken Temple Icon Ferocity of the Broken Temple
  2. Split Personality Icon Split Personality
  3. Master of Combinations Icon Master of Combinations
  4. Thunderfist Icon Thunderfist
  5.  Icon Fists of the Wind
  6.  Icon Rising Winds
  7.  Icon Inner Peace,  Icon Tiger Claws,  Icon Strength of Xuen, and  Icon Power of a Thousand Cranes, in any order
  8.  Icon Death Art,  Icon Light on Your Feet, and  Icon Healing Winds, in any order
  9. Concordance of the Legionfall Icon Concordance of the Legionfall

2. Relic Choice

For Windwalker, both the item level and trait of the relic can have a huge impact on your choice. Each trait is worth a certain number of item levels in terms of raw DPS; below is a list of each trait and how much they are worth in terms of your weapon's item level. When comparing relics, you should compare the combined item level increase provided by the actual relic and the value in the list below, and then choose the relic with the higher combined value.

2.1. Single Target

  1.  Icon Rising Winds, with the 2-piece Tier 19 set bonus (+7 item levels)
  2.  Icon Fists of the Wind (+6 item levels)
  3.  Icon Rising Winds, without the 2-piece Tier 19 set bonus (+6 item level)
  4.  Icon Inner Peace (+3 item levels)
  5.  Icon Tiger Claws (+2 item levels)
  6.  Icon Strength of Xuen (+1 item level)
  7. Everything else (+0 item levels)

2.2. AoE

  1.  Icon Fists of the Wind (+10 item levels)
  2.  Icon Inner Peace (+8 item levels)
  3.  Icon Rising Winds (+5 item level)
  4.  Icon Power of a Thousand Cranes (+4 item levels)
  5.  Icon Tiger Claws (+3 item levels)
  6.  Icon Strength of Xuen (+1 item level)
  7. Everything else (+0 item levels)

3. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Jun. 2017: Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 28 Apr. 2017: Updated the Patch 7.2 artifact path slightly and revamped the relic priority section.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: Added path for the Artifact traits added in Patch 7.2.
  • 12 Jan. 2017: Significantly improved the Relic recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Removed one of the Artifact paths (which no longer made sense this late into the expansion) and updated Relic recommendations.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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