Windwalker Monk DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Babylonius 42 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 10.2.7. 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.

1.

Best Dragonflight Talents for Windwalker Monk

Note that these builds are generic recommendations for various content. For more specific recommendations for the Raid and Mythic+, check out the dedicated pages below.

2.

Best Talents for Windwalker Monk

Single-Target Talents AoE/Mythic+ Talents Talents Explained
3.

Best Single-Target Talents for Windwalker Monk

This build is optimal for pure single-target situations.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!

3.

Best AoE Talents for Windwalker Monk

This is our recommended build for AoE scenarios. This works well for AoE Fights in Raids, as well as most Mythic+.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!

3.

Talent Explanations for Windwalker Monks

Note that we do not explain EVERY Talent in the tree on this page. We only explain Talents that are part of our optimal builds for single-target and AoE. For full details and explanations of every Talent, please visit our Spells page via the button below.

3.1.

Monk Class Talents

3.1.1.

Row 1

Soothing Mist Icon Soothing MistHeals your target.
Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun KickDeals damage to a single target.
Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's LustIncreases your target's speed.
3.1.2.

Row 2

Improved Roll Icon Improved RollGrants an additional charge of Roll Icon Roll.
Calming Presence Icon Calming PresencePassive reduction to damage taken.
Disable Icon DisableSlows your target.
3.1.3.

Row 3

Tiger Tail Sweep Icon Tiger Tail SweepIncreases the range and reduces the cooldown of Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep.
Vigorous Expulsion Icon Vigorous ExpulsionIncreases the healing and critical chance of Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm.
Improved Vivify Icon Improved VivifyIncreases the healing of Vivify Icon Vivify.
Detox Icon DetoxDispels poison and disease on the target.
Paralysis Icon ParalysisLong crowd control on a target.
3.1.4.

Row 4

Grace of the Crane Icon Grace of the CranePassive increase to healing recieved.
Vivacious Vivification Icon Vivacious VivificationMakes Vivify Icon Vivify instant every 10 seconds.
Ferocity of Xuen Icon Ferocity of XuenPassive increase to damage done.
Improved Paralysis Icon Improved ParalysisReduces the cooldown on Paralysis Icon Paralysis from 60s to 45s.
3.1.5.

Row 5

Elusive Mists Icon Elusive MistsReduces damage you take while channeling Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist.
Transcendence Icon TranscendenceAllows you to teleport from one place to another.
Spear Hand Strike Icon Spear Hand StrikeInterrupts spellcasting
Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying BrewReduces damage taken and increases maximum health.
3.1.6.

Row 6

Chi Burst Icon Chi BurstDeals damage to all targets in the line, generates 1 chi. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave.
Chi Wave Icon Chi WaveBounces between healing allies and damaging enemies. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst.
Hasty Provocation Icon Hasty ProvocationIncreases the speed of any target taunted by Provoke Icon Provoke.
Ring of Peace Icon Ring of PeaceKnocks back all targets who are in, or who try to enter, an area. CHOICE NODE WITH Song of Chi-Ji Icon Song of Chi-Ji.
Song of Chi-Ji Icon Song of Chi-JiDisorients enemies hit by the mist that travels outward from you. CHOICE NODE WITH Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace.
Fast Feet Icon Fast FeetPassive increase to damage done by Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick and Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
Celerity Icon CelerityReduces the cooldown and grants an additional charge of Roll Icon Roll. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo.
Chi Torpedo Icon Chi TorpedoReplaces Roll Icon Roll with a slightly longer Roll and a stacking movement speed buff after using it. CHOICE NODE WITH Celerity Icon Celerity.
Expeditious Fortification Icon Expeditious FortificationIncreases armor and dodge while Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew is active. CHOICE NODE WITH Ironshell Brew Icon Ironshell Brew.
Ironshell Brew Icon Ironshell BrewReduces the cooldown of Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew from 6 minutes to 4 minutes. CHOICE NODE WITH Expeditious Fortification Icon Expeditious Fortification.
3.1.7.

Row 7

Profound Rebuttal Icon Profound RebuttalIncreases the critical healing of Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm.
Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse MagicReduces magic damage taken during its duration. CHOICE NODE WITH Yu'lon's Grace Icon Yu'lon's Grace.
Yu'lon's Grace Icon Yu'lon's GraceReduces magic damage taken by 2% per stack, stacking up to 10% while in combat. CHOICE NODE WITH Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic.
Eye of the Tiger Icon Eye of the TigerPuts a dot on the target when using Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm that deals damage over time.
Dampen Harm Icon Dampen HarmReduces all damage taken during its duration. CHOICE NODE WITH Dance of the Wind Icon Dance of the Wind.
Dance of the Wind Icon Dance of the WindIncreases Dodge chance. CHOICE NODE WITH Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm.
Improved Touch of Death Icon Improved Touch of DeathAllows Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death to be used for more than an execute.
Strength of Spirit Icon Strength of SpiritIncreases the healing potential of Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm.
3.1.8.

Row 8

Close to Heart Icon Close to HeartIncreases healing taken by yourself and allies around you.
Escape from Reality Icon Escape from RealityAllows more uses of Transcendence Icon Transcendence to get back to where you teleported away from and increases self-healing after using Transcendence Icon Transcendence.
Windwalking Icon WindwalkingIncreases movement speed of yourself and allies around you.
Fatal Touch Icon Fatal TouchReduces the cooldown of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death by 45 seconds per rank.
Generous Pour Icon Generous PourIncreases the avoidance of yourself and allies around you.
3.1.9.

Row 9

Save Them All Icon Save Them AllIncreases healing after healing a target whose health is below 35%.
Resonant Fists Icon Resonant FistsPassive AOE damage proc.
Bounce Back Icon Bounce BackReduces damage taken by big hits.
3.1.10.

Row 10

Summon Jade Serpent Statue Icon Summon Jade Serpent StatueDrops a statue that channels Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist when you do.
Summon White Tiger Statue Icon Summon White Tiger StatueDrops a statue that deals pulsing AOE damage.
Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox StatueDrops a statue that deals pulsing threat and can be Provoke Icon Provoke'd to AOE taunt enemies around it.
3.2.

Windwalker Spec Talents

3.2.1.

Row 1

Fists of Fury Icon Fists of FuryDeals damage to current target and other targets in front of you.
3.2.2.

Row 2

Touch of Karma Icon Touch of KarmaAbsorbs damage and redirects it to the target.
Ascension Icon AscensionIncreases maximum Chi to 6 and increases energy regen.
Power Strikes Icon Power StrikesTiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm provides an additional chi and deals additional damage every 15 seconds.
3.2.3.

Row 3

Widening Whirl Icon Widening WhirlIncreases the range of Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
Touch of the Tiger Icon Touch of the TigerIncreases the damage of Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm.
Hardened Soles Icon Hardened SolesIncreases the damage of Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
Flashing Fists Icon Flashing FistsIncreases the damage of Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
Open Palm Strikes Icon Open Palm StrikesIncreases the damage of Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury and gives it a chance to refund 1 Chi.
3.2.4.

Row 4

Mark of the Crane Icon Mark of the CraneIncreases the damage of Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick for each target tagged.
Flying Serpent Kick Icon Flying Serpent KickZooms you forward, can be cancelled early to deal small AOE damage where you land.
Glory of the Dawn Icon Glory of the DawnGives Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick a chance to deal extra damage and refund 1 Chi.
3.2.5.

Row 5

Shadowboxing Treads Icon Shadowboxing TreadsIncreases the damage of Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and allows it to hit extra targets.
Inner Peace Icon Inner PeaceIncreases maximum energy.
Serenity Icon SerenityIncreases damage dealt, makes spenders free, and doubles cooldown speed. CHOICE NODE WITH Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire.
Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and FireSplits into clones that zip around tagging targets and copying abilities. CHOICE NODE WITH Serenity Icon Serenity.
Meridian Strikes Icon Meridian StrikesIncreases the damage and reduces the cooldown of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death.
Strike of the Windlord Icon Strike of the WindlordDeals damage and slows targets in a very, very narrow cone in front of you.
3.2.6.

Row 6

Dance of Chi-Ji Icon Dance of Chi-JiProc chance to make Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick free and deal additional damage.
Jade Ignition Icon Jade IgnitionFists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury stacks up charges that are exploded by Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
Drinking Horn Cover Icon Drinking Horn CoverExtends the duration of Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire and Serenity Icon Serenity.
Spiritual Focus Icon Spiritual FocusReduces the cooldown of Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire and Serenity Icon Serenity.
Hit Combo Icon Hit ComboYes, its back. Stacking damage increase.
3.2.7.

Row 7

Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade WindDeals damage to targets around you.
Forbidden Technique Icon Forbidden TechniqueIncreases the damage of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death and allows you to use it a second time after the first.
Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White TigerSummons a glowy kitty to fight with you for a bit.
Teachings of the Monastery Icon Teachings of the MonasteryGives Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick a chance to reset Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury and Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm allows Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick to hit more times.
Thunderfist Icon ThunderfistStrike of the Windlord Icon Strike of the Windlord grants increased auto attack damage for each target hit.
3.2.8.

Row 8

Crane Vortex Icon Crane VortexIncreases the damage of Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
Xuen's Bond Icon Xuen's BondReduces the cooldown and increases the damage of Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger.
Fury of Xuen Icon Fury of XuenStacking buff that increases Haste and summons Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger after using Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
Empowered Tiger Lightning Icon Empowered Tiger LightningInvoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger deals damage to targets around it.
Rising Star Icon Rising StarIncreases damage of Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
3.2.9.

Row 9

Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust BrewGives abilities a chance to deal extra shadow damage.
Fatal Flying Guillotine Icon Fatal Flying GuillotineAllows Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death to hit up to 5 targets.
Last Emperor's Capacitor Icon Last Emperor's CapacitorProvides a stacking buff that increases the damage and reduces the cost of Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning.
Xuen's Battlegear Icon Xuen's BattlegearRising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick crits reduce the cooldown of Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury. Casts of Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury increase the crit chance of Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
Transfer the Power Icon Transfer the PowerStacking increase to damage dealt by Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
Whirling Dragon Punch Icon Whirling Dragon PunchSpins up in the air and deals damage around you.
Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline StompStomps a line in front of you that deals damage to those hit.
3.2.10.

Row 10

Attenuation Icon AttenuationIncreases damage and reduces cooldown of Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew.
Dust in the Wind Icon Dust in the WindIncreases radius of Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew.
Skyreach Icon SkyreachIncrease to crit chance after hitting a target with Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm. CHOICE NODE WITH Skytouch Icon Skytouch.
Invoker's Delight Icon Invoker's DelightProvides Haste after casting Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger.
Way of the Fae Icon Way of the FaeIncreases damage of Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp based on targets hit.
Faeline Harmony Icon Faeline HarmonyIncreases reset chance of Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp and increases damage dealt to target hit by it.
3.3.

Mythic+

Mythic+ can require a mix of AoE and Single-Target talents, depending on affixes and other variables. You should check out our page below if you want advice specific to Mythic+.

4.

Rotation for Windwalker Monk Talents

Some talents will require you to play in a particular way to get the most out of them. You can find more information on how your rotation will look after selecting your talents on our rotation page below.

5.

PvP Talents for Windwalker Monk in Dragonflight

War Mode offers several benefits for you in the open world.

  • PvP talents enabled in the outdoor world.
  • At least 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 of being "ganked" while leveling or doing World Quests exists.

5.1.

PvP Talents (War Mode) for Windwalker Monk

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

5.2.

Best PvP Talents for Windwalker Monk

  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. It also increases Flying Serpent Kick's 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.

6.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4, no changes necessary.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6, no changes necessary.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated and Reviewed for Patch 10.2, updated talent recommendations.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for 10.1.7 and new format.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated and Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5, no changes necessary.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1, no changes needed currently.
  • 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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