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Windwalker Monk DPS Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated Yesterday at 15:39 by pandanaconda 19 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Windwalker Monk DPS guide for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Windwalker Monk in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. 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 8.0.1 Changes for Windwalker Monk

Windwalker has had several significant changes to its talents, however the rest of the kit remained mostly the same.

3. Strengths

  • Exceptional mobility;
  • High priority-target damage;
  • Flexible cooldowns and AoE tools.

4. Weaknesses

  • As the only DPS specialisation for Monks, Windwalkers are susceptible to class balance changes.
  • Windwalker Monks do not have access to immunities or very strong defensive cooldowns.

5. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 13 pages:

6. ChangeLog

  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (spells page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 06 Aug. 2018 (common mistakes page): Added initial Azerite Traits page.
  • 06 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added page.
  • 06 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added initial Azerite Traits page.
  • 06 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Added initial simulation page.
  • 21 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Reverted consumables to legion ones after others were hotfixed.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (easy mode page): Fixed a mention of Rushing Jade Wind in the Spinning Crane Kick description. Added a short mention of Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Clarified the Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger description. Clarified Chi Burst, Energizing Elixir and Serenity.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (stats page): Added a mention of Weapon Damage, as well as precising the effect of Critical rating.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Removed the note about Belt Buckles as it was hotfixed not to be useable.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (this page): Changed the strengths/weaknesses to be clearer.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the recommended gem to an old Agility gem from Mists of Pandaria, added the names of the vendors that sell it. Updated the optimal potion to use. Updated the optimal flask to use. Added note about Belt Buckles to the Enchants table.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (stats page): Updated for the Battle of Azeroth pre-patch.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for the Battle of Azeroth pre-patch.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for the Battle of Azeroth pre-patch.
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