Windwalker Monk Frequently Asked Questions in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 17, 2018 at 13:00 by Pandanaconda 36 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all of the frequently asked questions for a Windwalker Monk in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

The other pages of our Windwalker Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Pandanaconda, one of the main theorycrafters of the spec. He is a co-founder of the Monk resource site Peak of Serenity, in charge of the Windwalker pages.

1. Battle for Azeroth Frequently Asked Questions

This section will go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Windwalker Monks in Battle for Azeroth.

1.1. Can I Use a Two-Handed Weapon?

No. Although weapon item level is paramount for Windwalker Monks in Battle for Azeroth, using a two-handed weapon will prevent you from using Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury and reduce the damage of some of your other spells significantly. Therefore, you should aim to dual wield.

1.2. Should I Switch Weapons During an Encounter?

No. Changing weapons prevents you from doing anything for 1.5 seconds. This will not work out in favour in any scenario considering how often you want to use spells which require dual wielding.

1.3. Should I Aim for Specific Secondary Stat Caps?

No. Use simulation tools to balance out your secondary stats. There are no specific haste caps at this point in time allowing anything special to happen.

1.4. When Do I Ignore Combo Strikes?

Since Blackout Strike Icon Blackout Strike has reduced damage, you do not have to prioritize it over Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick. As such, you very rarely need to Blackout Strike Icon Blackout Strike twice in a row. Specific exceptions exist, for instance when using Swift Roundhouse Icon Swift Roundhouse in combination with Serenity Icon Serenity.

When you are not running Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo, there is very little incentive to get mastery benefit on a very low hitting ability such as Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm. Therefore you can easily use Tiger Palm twice in a row when setting up AoE or any other combination of spells.

2. Changelog

  • 17 Aug. 2018: FAQ page added for Windwalker Monk.
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