Windwalker Monk DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 15, 2019 at 00:31 by Pandanaconda 38 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Windwalker Monk for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

1. Disclaimer

This page will be a rough outline of the bosses and mechanics in the battle of Dazar'alor raid. This page will focus primarily on how a Windwalker Monk can optimize its performance on the raid bosses, and not on an actual raid strategy for the bosses. Initially, this page will focus on Heroic mode and lower, however, as more bosses are being killed on Mythic, the guide will also include optimizations for Mythic bosses.

2. Talent Cheatsheet

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence High Tinker Mekkatorque Conclave of the Chosen Stormwall Blockade King Rastakhan Lady Jaina Proudmoore

3. Champion of the Light

3.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monks on Champion of the Light

3.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on Champion of the Light

It is easy to keep at least a stack of Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire up whenever you are required to focus on adds. This makes you very versatile on this encounter. Place your Transcendence Icon Transcendence behind where the boss is being tanked whenever you move away to allow you to safely go back to it instantly without risking being cleaved.

We encourage you to pick Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace on this fight. This comes at the cost of slight survivability but will help a lot controlling the adds throughout the encounter.

4. Grong

Note: This boss is the second boss for Horde players, and the third boss for Alliance players. For the second Alliance boss (Jadefire Masters), see further below.

4.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monk on Grong

4.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on Grong

Make sure you keep placing Transcendence Icon Transcendence whenever you move away from Grong. Not only will this allow you to reposition instantly, but this ability is exceptional at guaranteeing you stop a knockback as well, saving more time.

Using Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire on adds comes at a very small cost as a Windwalker Monk and will usually benefit your raid group more than trying to line it up perfectly with other cooldowns.

5. Jadefire Masters

5.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monks on the Jadefire Masters

5.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on Jadefire Masters

Depending on your strategy you should be attacking the boss that needs the most damage which will usually be the Monk, unless the Mage has Fire Shield Icon Fire Shield up. It is useful to know as a Windwalker Monk that you can attack one target while focusing your Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire clones on the other boss. This will allow you at times to maximize your efficiency while still applying damage where it is required.

You can cancel the knock up effect on Magma Traps by instantly using Transcendence Icon Transcendence. This will occasionally allow you to remove traps. Do not risk it and use the right defensive cooldowns for it.

In general, keeping track of where you have placed your Transcendence Icon Transcendence is paramount on this fight as your mobility as a Windwalker Monk make you an amazing asset to engage the bosses at difficult times.

6. Opulence

6.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monk on Opulence

6.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on Opulence

There is no further information specific to Windwalker Monks we want to give on this encounter. Refer to the generic raid guide for more information.

7. High Tinker Mekkatorque

7.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monk on High Tinker Mekkatorque

7.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on High Tinker Mekkatorque

Make sure you back away from Mekkatorque when he casts Blast Off Icon Blast Off to prevent taking damage.

Keep your Transcendence Icon Transcendence around the middle of the room to be able to position correctly whenever he teleports the raid. The rest of your mobility should be plenty enough to reposition out of line of sight with the bombs. This also allows you to teleport back easily afterwards.

8. Conclave of the Chosen

8.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monk on the Conclave of the Chosen

8.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on Conclave of the Chosen

Cleave damage is pointless as a Windwalker Monk on this fight, therefore it is very important you focus your Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire clones on your main target to prevent them from moving around on the wrong one.

You can use Detox Icon Detox on Crawling Hex, however be sure you use it on players who had time to move out of the raid.

9. Stormwall Blockade

9.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monk on the Stormwall Blockade.

9.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on the Stormwall Blockade

At this stage, there are no Windwalker Monk specific tips for the Stormwall Blockade encounter. Refer to the generic raid guide for more information.

10. King Rastakhan

10.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monk on King Rastakhan

10.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on King Rastakhan

Consider using Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust as your level 30 talent of choice as it may help other players moving away with Plague of Fire Icon Plague of Fire.

11. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

11.1. Suggested Talents for Windwalker Monk on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

11.2. Windwalker Monk Playstyle on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

At this stage, there are no Windwalker Monk specific tips for the Lady Jaina Proudmoore encounter. Refer to the generic raid guide for more information.

12. Changelog

  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Page added.
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