Windwalker Monk DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Nov 24, 2020 at 00:41 by Babylonius 2 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Windwalker Monk in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.0.2.


Gearing a Windwalker Monk

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Windwalker Monk, this section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

If you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.


The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Windwalker Monk

At this stage in the game, and despite the stat priority, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose gear, trinkets, and combinations thereof in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.


What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.



Many people have a tendency to overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is nearly always better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear. For more stats information, please refer to our dedicated page.


Gearing up in Shadowlands

The first priority when leveling is to select the items with the highest item level. Until you start to compare items with the same item levels, looking at what secondary stats they have is not as important.

Once you are starting to compare items with similar item levels, that is when you aim to utilize the Top Gear tool on Raidbots

When you start to look at what dungeons to do more in order to improve your gear, that is where the Droptimizer tool on Raidbots linked above, becomes very helpful.


"Best in Slot" Set List for Windwalker Monks from Shadowlands Dungeons

Keep in mind that item level will often be more relevant than secondary stats and that your stats priority depends on your current gear. If we give a general stat priority and gear list, it is always susceptible to change if an item is socketed or the rest of your gear has an emphasis on a specific stat. For that reason, we recommend using Simulations for your own character.

Slot Item Source
Helm Vicious Surge Faceguard Icon Vicious Surge Faceguard Spires of Ascension
Neck Azure-Venom Choker Icon Azure-Venom Choker Spires of Ascension
Shoulders Malodorous Gristle-Sown Spaulders Icon Malodorous Gristle-Sown Spaulders Plaguefall
Chest Anima-Splattered Hide Icon Anima-Splattered Hide Sanguine Depths
Wrists Bands of the Undergrowth Icon Bands of the Undergrowth Mists of Tirna Scithe
Gloves Gloves of Haunting Fixation Icon Gloves of Haunting Fixation Halls of Atonement
Belt Sapgorger Belt Icon Sapgorger Belt Mists of Tirna Scithe
Legs Fearless Challenger's Leggings Icon Fearless Challenger's Leggings Theater of Pain
Feet Viscera-Stitched Footpads Icon Viscera-Stitched Footpads The Necrotic Wake
Ring #1 Ritual Commander's Ring Icon Ritual Commander's Ring The Necrotic Wake
Ring #2 Entwined Gorger Tendril Icon Entwined Gorger Tendril Sanguine Depths
Weapons Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Icon Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence Plaguefall


Thanks to, a comprehensive list of available trinkets for Beast Mastery are listed against each other below. Keep in mind that this is only a guideline, and that you should be simming your own character if you care about optimizing it.

For the complete simulation results, check out

Best-in-Slot Trinkets from Shadowlands Dungeons



  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page reviewed and updated for Shadowlands Expansion Release; added rough "BiS" list for dungeons.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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