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Windwalker Monk DPS Guide (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017 at 07:20 by Vlad 94 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Windwalker Monk DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.2.5. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Windwalker Monk in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Babylonius, a prominent Windwalker Monk theorycrafter who maintains the Windwalker sections of Peak of Serenity. You can follow him on Twitter: @BabyloniusMonk.

1. Class Overview

The Windwalker specialisation has strong priority target damage, very good AoE damage, and smooth rotations.

In terms of actual output, it is likely to be on par with most other melee specialisations. Moreover, Windwalkers generally perform very well in dungeons.

2. Patch 7.2.5 Changes

3. Patch 7.2 Changes

4. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 9 pages:

5. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Updated Hit Combo and Rushing Jade Wind descriptions to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (spells page): Updated Spinning Crane Kick description to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary ranking and added a mention of Tier 20 Set Bonuses (although a clear recommendation is not yet possible).
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (enchants page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Updated Spinning Crane Kick description to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 28 Apr. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary ranking and discussions.
  • 28 Apr. 2017 (artifact page): Updated the Patch 7.2 artifact path slightly and revamped the relic priority section.
  • 28 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 1, 3, 6, and 7 talent discussions.
  • 01 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Fixed an incorrect mention of Drinking Horn Cover being a trinket.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Slightly updated the description of Drinking Horn Cover to account for Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Added path for the Artifact traits added in Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 26 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 7 talent discussion slightly yet again (following Convergence of Fates nerf).
  • 25 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Added easy mode page.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 7 talent discussion slightly once again.
  • 13 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated a few of the legendary item evaluations.
  • 13 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 7 talent discussion.
  • 12 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Significantly improved the Relic recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated talent descriptions to account for Patch 7.1.5, and changed a few talent evaluations (most notably tier 7).
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary recommendations and added Tier 19 Set Bonus recommendation.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Added another stat priority for multiple-target.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Updated the recommended Serenity usage.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Updated Potion discussion.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (addons page): Added Fists of Fury macro.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Removed one of the Artifact paths (which no longer made sense this late into the expansion) and updated Relic recommendations.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (this page): Extremely minor changes to Windwalker in Patch 7.1. Guide remains unchanged.
  • 27 Sep. 2016 (spells page): Updated the description of Blackout Kick to remove mentions of its cooldown (since it no longer has a cooldown).
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 04 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Removed tier 7 talent bug mention, since it has been fixed.
  • 31 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated the enchants to match the new stat priority (with Mastery being the best secondary stat).
  • 31 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Reworked the stat priority and split it depending on which tier 7 talent you are using.
  • 29 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Added a mention that Serenity is currently the best tier 7 talent due to a bug.
  • 27 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Added mention of using Rising Sun Kick in multiple target rotations to enable the use of Whirling Dragon Punch, and made a few other minor improvements.
  • 22 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Fixed an issue in the AoE rotations that did not include Whirling Dragon Punch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Added a mention that Versatility is best until you reach 10%.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Added a mention that Versatility is best until you reach about 10%, and fixed an error whereby we were recommending Strength consumables.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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