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Windwalker Monk DPS Guide (Legion 7.3.2)

Last updated on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:42 by Vlad 110 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Windwalker Monk DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.2. 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 7.3 Changes

  • The damage of several abilities and talents has been increased.

3. Patch 7.2.5 Changes

4. Patch 7.2 Changes

5. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 10 pages:

6. ChangeLog

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  • 27 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Removed mentions of viability of the Tier 19 2-piece Set Bonus, following a hotfix.
  • 16 Sep. 2017 (easy mode page): Removed mentions of Whirling Dragon Punch, since we do not recommend it.
  • 16 Sep. 2017 (gear page): Added Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish to the legendary list.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated page to account for Blizzard's surprise changes.
  • 11 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added Netherlight Crucible page for Windwalker Monk.
  • 31 Aug. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic priority.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (gear page): Updated tier bonus recommendations.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (enchants page): Updated potion recommendation. Added Lightforged Augment Rune and new 7.3 epic gems.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.3 changes (only tuning).
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (rotation page): Made a small tweak to single target rotation.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 7 talent discussion.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated tier 1 and 7 talent recommendations and rotation.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 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 (spells page): Updated Spinning Crane Kick description to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Updated Hit Combo and Rushing Jade Wind descriptions to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 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 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 28 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 1, 3, 6, and 7 talent discussions.
  • 28 Apr. 2017 (artifact page): Updated the Patch 7.2 artifact path slightly and revamped the relic priority section.
  • 28 Apr. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary ranking and 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 (gear page): Slightly updated the description of Drinking Horn Cover to account for Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation 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 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 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 (stats page): Added another stat priority for multiple-target.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary recommendations and added Tier 19 Set Bonus recommendation.
  • 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.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (addons page): Added Fists of Fury macro.
  • 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 (enchants page): Updated Potion discussion.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Updated the recommended Serenity usage.
  • 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 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents 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 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation 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 (stats page): Reworked the stat priority and split it depending on which tier 7 talent you are using.
  • 31 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated the enchants to match the new stat priority (with Mastery being the best secondary stat).
  • 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 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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