Windwalker Monk DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.2
In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Windwalker Monk in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.
Windwalker Monk in Mythic+
Windwalker Monk is a very solid melee specialization for Mythic+. It provides a good combination of damage output and utility. It has access to some of the best crowd control spells and very flexible burst cooldowns, such as Storm, Earth, and Fire.
Windwalker Monks are heavily used in high end Mythic+ due to their combination of utility, AoE damage, and Mystic Touch.
If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflight Mythic+ page below.
For a more in-depth look at any affix, check out our affix guide linked below.
Windwalker Monk Mythic+ Build
For Mythic+ Dungeons as a Windwalker Monk, your focus will primarily be on AoE damage. With that in mind, note that the talents recommended below are specifically for Mythic+. If you wish to see a more general overview of Windwalker's talents, you can check our main page below.
These are our recommended talents for Windwalker Monk in Mythic+. Remember that you can easily import the talent tree below into the game with either of the two "Copy Export String" buttons:
Windwalker Monk Mythic+ Rotation
Both the single-target and multi-target rotations do not change in Mythic+ content. For more information about the Windwalker Monk DPS rotation, refer back to the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.
However, it is worth noting that most of your multi-target output now lies in Fists of Fury. Therefore, it is paramount to make the most out of this spell. Avoid delaying it, keep Chi for it, and do not waste it when you expect extra targets to come in soon.
Against multiple enemies, the rotation is also based on a priority system, and it depends slightly based on how many enemies you are facing.
Keep in mind that Tiger Palm and Blackout Kick (as well as Rising Sun Kick) apply a 15-second debuff on their target, called Mark of the Crane. Each instance of this debuff increases the damage of your Spinning Crane Kick (against any target) by 10%, up to 50%. Therefore, your Tiger Palms and Blackout Kicks should be distributed among your enemies in such a way as to keep the Mark of the Crane debuff up on as many targets as possible.
Moreover, you should make use of Storm, Earth, and Fire by using it once at the start of the fight and then using its next charge when Fists of Fury becomes available again. From then on, simply reuse it with Fists of Fury, making sure that you never let both of Storm, Earth, and Fire's charges remain available.
- Invoke Xuen
- Touch of Death
- Tiger Palm if <5 Chi AND about to cap energy
- Blackout Kick with 3 stacks of Teachings of the Monastery
- Spinning Crane Kick with Dance of Chi-Ji proc
- Blackout Kick with 2 stacks of Teachings of the Monastery
- Fists of Fury
- Whirling Dragon Punch
- Blackout Kick with 1 stacks of Teachings of the Monastery
- Strike of the Windlord
- Rushing Jade Wind
- Spinning Crane Kick
- Blackout Kick
- Rising Sun Kick to trigger Whirling Dragon Punch
- Chi Burst
Windwalker Monk Utility
Windwalker Monks provide utility to the dungeon party through strong crowd control, exceptional on-demand burst damage on priority targets, and mobility.
- Roll/ Chi Torpedo/ Tiger's Lust can all be used fairly often in a dungeon and are excellent options for repositioning yourself or making a quick escape from danger. Tiger's Lust, in particular, can often remove debuffs that deal damage over time or other negative effects if the debuff also snares or roots the victim!
- Paralysis is a versatile crowd control ability that temporarily removes an enemy from the fight. It is best to cast before you pull a group of enemies so that the effect will not be broken by a random bit of damage. In addition, you can use Paralysis as an extra interrupt effect in a pinch.
- Ring of Peace allows you to forcefully move enemies out of a targeted location, bouncing them out of the summoned ring. This ability has a lot of possibilities for its application and is remarkably versatile. You can disrupt patrolling enemies, interrupt an enemy's cast, or keep a fixated enemy away from its target, among other uses.
- Song of Chi-Ji, while generally less useful than Ring of Peace, can allow you to disorient enemies up to 40 yards away for 20 seconds and prevent them from potentially wandering into your path.
- Windwalking, Generous Pour, and Close to Heart all work similarly, providing an aura to you and any allies within 10 yards that grants increased movement speed, Avoidance, or extra healing received, respectively. In mythic+, where there is only one healer, and the group tends to stay close to the tank, you can provide your entire group with these buffs at nearly all times if necessary!
- Disable is a snare that only needs to be applied once to an enemy before your regular attacks maintain its effect. However, be aware that you can only have Disable active on one target at a time.
- Leg Sweep is your AoE stun effect. With it, you can delay or negate dangerous abilities cast by enemies, or you can use it to survive a dangerous pull for a little while longer while you build up your defenses.
- While Detox may not seem as powerful as a dispel available to a healer due to not being able to remove Magic effects, it still can have incredible usage despite only being able to remove Poison and Disease effects. These debuffs are often damage-over-time effects that also reduce damage, healing, movement speed, or other stats. Be sure to pay attention to any debuffs with a green or yellow border on their icon as potential targets to remove from yourself or others.
Dragonflight Season 2 has no seasonal affix this time around, and both retired old affixes and introduced new ones. For a more in-depth look at the affixes in Season 2; check out our Affix guide
- 06 Nov. 2023: Updated and Reviewed for Patch 10.2, updated talent recommendation.
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- 01 May 2023: Reviewed and Updated for Patch 10.1, removed Thundering.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
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