Windwalker Monk DPS Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 04, 2018 at 14:06 by pandanaconda 36 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Windwalker Monks. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

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. Best in Slot List for Windwalker Monks

Bear in mind that all of this is subject to change based on Warforging and Titanforging happening on gear, so this is absolutely a guideline and not a rule. Note that it is also just dealing with gear from raid environments, so this could change if you are spending a large amount of time in Mythic+ and gaining different, rarer pieces.

2. Trinkets

Trinkets often fall outside of the linear progression of normal gearing, and as such they will be listed separately from the BiS lists:

Keep in mind the Darkmoon Deck: Fathoms Icon Darkmoon Deck: Fathoms is currently better than any Mythic level trinket from Uldir and any dungeon trinket. It can be crafted or bought through the Auction House.

3. Best in Slot Set List for Windwalker Monks from Dungeons

The following are the best in slot pieces for Windwalker attainable from dungeons. Keep in mind with the advent of war and Titanforging, any piece of gear can be used. Item level is what matters most and is the easiest deciding factor. To make sure you use the right items, refer to //www.icy-veins.com/wow/windwalker-monk-pve-dps-simulations.

Slot Item Source
Helm Hood of the Slithering Loa Icon Hood of the Slithering Loa Temple of Sethraliss
Shoulders Mantle of Fastidious Machinations Icon Mantle of Fastidious Machinations Atal'Dazar
Cloak Drape of the Loyal Vassal Icon Drape of the Loyal Vassal Atal'Dazar
Chest Cephalohide Jacket Icon Cephalohide Jacket Siege of Boralus
Wrists Sea Dog's Cuffs Icon Sea Dog's Cuffs Freehold
Gloves Grips of Electrified Defense Icon Grips of Electrified Defense Temple of Sethraliss
Belt Cincture of the Azerite Arsenal Icon Cincture of the Azerite Arsenal Tol Dagor
Legs Blight Toadskin Leggings Icon Blight Toadskin Leggings Waycrest Manor
Boots Mercenary Miner's Boots Icon Mercenary Miner's Boots The MOTHERLODE!!
Ring #1 Overseer's Lost Seal Icon Overseer's Lost Seal Tol Dagor
Ring #2 Jade Ophidian Band Icon Jade Ophidian Band Temple of Sethraliss
Weapon Swarm's Edge Icon Swarm's Edge Temple of Sethraliss

4. Best in Slot Set List for Windwalker Monks from Uldir

Slot Item Source
Helm Cowl of Dark Portents Icon Cowl of Dark Portents Mythrax the Unraveler
Shoulders Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Icon Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Zul, Reborn
Cloak Cloak of Rippling Whispers Icon Cloak of Rippling Whispers Zul, Reborn
Chest Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera Icon Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera Fetid Devourer
Wrists Armbands of Sacrosanct Acts Icon Armbands of Sacrosanct Acts Zul, Reborn
Gloves Gloves of Descending Madness Icon Gloves of Descending Madness Taloc
Belt Replicated Chitin Cord Icon Replicated Chitin Cord Zek'Voz, Herald of N'Zoth
Legs Pathogenic Legwraps Icon Pathogenic Legwraps M.O.T.H.E.R.
Boots Striders of the Putrescent Path Icon Striders of the Putrescent Path G'Huun
Ring #1 Ring of the Infinite Void Icon Ring of the Infinite Void Zek'Voz, Herald of N'Zoth
Ring #2 Rot-Scour Ring Icon Rot-Scour Ring M.O.T.H.E.R.
Weapon Lancet of the Deft Hand Icon Lancet of the Deft Hand G'Huun

5. Changelog

  • 04 Sep. 2018: Fixed dungeon Azerite gear. Added Uldir gear list.
  • 24 Aug. 2018: Added mention of Darkmoon Deck: Fathoms.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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