Windwalker Monk DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.2
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.
Thanks to Bloodmallet.com, 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.
Best-in-Slot Trinkets from Shadowlands Dungeons
- Bottled Flayedwing Toxin from The Necrotic Wake;
- Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds from Sanguine Depths;
- Inscrutable Quantum Device from De Other Side;
- 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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