Windwalker Monk DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Babylonius 35 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Windwalker Monk in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+. If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.


Talent Cheat Sheets for Windwalker Monk

Optimizing talents on a contextual basis is the highly recommended method of setting up your build. That being said, the builds listed below are very well rounded and should give you good results. For Mythic+, your choices will depend on whether the key is Fortified Icon Fortified or Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical, although other affixes are also important. Either way, you should generally use the AoE/Cleave build as a baseline for dungeons.



This is the best generic-single target build. Remember that you can easily import the talent tree below into the game with either of the two "Copy Export String" buttons:



This is the best generic-cleave build.



This is the best generic-AOE build.



Raiding generally leans more heavily on single target damage. However, Windwalker's strength, historically, is AOE and cleave damage. This means that your group may get more mileage out of you playing a build that is more focused on AOE damage so that others can focus on ST more.


AoE/Cleave and Mythic+

Mythic+ can potentially require a mix of certain AoE and Single-Target talents, depending on affixes and other variables. If you want advice and a build that is specific to Mythic+, you should check out our page below.


How To Use Windwalker Monk Talents

There are multiple talents that require a change or addition to your rotation in order to use them optimally. You can find more information on how your rotation will look after selecting your talents on our rotation page below.

Ultimately there is some flexibility with the talent trees, largely in the Monk tree where you can swap between defensive abilities like Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm, Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew, and Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic, movement abilities like Escape from Reality Icon Escape from Reality and Improved Roll Icon Improved Roll, and utility abilities like Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour, Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart, and Windwalking Icon Windwalking based on the content that you are doing, your group's needs, and your own personal preferences.


Monk Class Tree Active Abilities


Monk Class Tree Passive Abilities


Windwalker Spec Tree Active Abilities


Windwalker Spec Tree Passive Abilities


PvP Talents (War Mode)

Enabling War Mode provides the following benefits:

  • PvP talents enabled in the outdoor world.
  • 10% increase in World Quest rewards at maximum level.
  • 10% more experience gained while leveling.
  • Earn Conquest Points which can reward gear every week.

With the benefits of enabling War Mode for leveling and PvE content, it is recommended to enable the feature to maximize your leveling and rewards at maximum level. However, you will make yourself available for open world PvP, and the possibility to be "ganked" while leveling or doing World Quests exists.


Windwalker Monk War Mode Talents

In this section we will rank the PvP talents best for leveling and doing solo / small group PvE content. Below is a ranking of both General PvP Talents and Windwalker Monk-specific PvE talents.


Windwalker Monk PvP Talents

  1. Wind Waker Icon Wind Waker grants you and allies affected by Windwalking Icon Windwalking an effect that makes them immune to slow and snare effects once every 30 seconds.
  2. Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm doubles the healing of Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm and provides an extra Chi when used.
  3. Disabling Reach Icon Disabling Reach increases the range of your Disable Icon Disable to 10 yards.
  4. Alpha Tiger Icon Alpha Tiger grants you 30% Haste upon attacking a new target with Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm. This can happen once every 30 seconds per target.
  5. Grapple Weapon Icon Grapple Weapon grants you an additional spell which prevents your target from using their weapons for 6 seconds.
  6. Turbo Fists Icon Turbo Fists causes Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury to deal full damage to all targets hit and reduce their movement speed by 90%. It additionally grants you 100% Parry chance during the channel.
  7. Ride the Wind Icon Ride the Wind causes Flying Serpent Kick Icon Flying Serpent Kick to increase the movement speed of allies in its path by 30%. This applies to yourself. Also increases Flying Serpent Kicks cooldown by 10 seconds.
  8. Pressure Points Icon Pressure Points reduces the cooldown of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death by 60 seconds if you kill a player with it.
  9. Tigereye Brew Icon Tigereye Brew generates stacks of Tigereye Brew whenever you spend 3 Chi. Using these stacks makes your attacks bypass armor but deal slightly less damage for 2 seconds per stack.

Turbo Fists Icon Turbo Fists, Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm, and Alpha Tiger Icon Alpha Tiger are the three talents that will benefit you the most when doing PvE content. They grant you sustainability, as well as survivability.



  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch, added ST and AOE Talents.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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