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.
Best Single-Target Talents for Windwalker Monk
This build is optimal for pure single-target situations.
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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+.
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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.
Monk Class Talents
| Soothing Mist||Heals your target.|
| Rising Sun Kick||Deals damage to a single target.|
| Tiger's Lust||Increases your target's speed.|
| Improved Roll||Grants an additional charge of Roll.|
| Calming Presence||Passive reduction to damage taken.|
| Disable||Slows your target.|
| Tiger Tail Sweep||Increases the range and reduces the cooldown of Leg Sweep.|
| Vigorous Expulsion||Increases the healing and critical chance of Expel Harm.|
| Improved Vivify||Increases the healing of Vivify.|
| Detox||Dispels poison and disease on the target.|
| Paralysis||Long crowd control on a target.|
| Grace of the Crane||Passive increase to healing recieved.|
| Vivacious Vivification||Makes Vivify instant every 10 seconds.|
| Ferocity of Xuen||Passive increase to damage done.|
| Improved Paralysis||Reduces the cooldown on Paralysis from 60s to 45s.|
| Elusive Mists||Reduces damage you take while channeling Soothing Mist.|
| Transcendence||Allows you to teleport from one place to another.|
| Spear Hand Strike||Interrupts spellcasting|
| Fortifying Brew||Reduces damage taken and increases maximum health.|
| Chi Burst||Deals damage to all targets in the line, generates 1 chi. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Wave.|
| Chi Wave||Bounces between healing allies and damaging enemies. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Burst.|
| Hasty Provocation||Increases the speed of any target taunted by Provoke.|
| Ring of Peace||Knocks back all targets who are in, or who try to enter, an area. CHOICE NODE WITH Song of Chi-Ji.|
| Song of Chi-Ji||Disorients enemies hit by the mist that travels outward from you. CHOICE NODE WITH Ring of Peace.|
| Fast Feet||Passive increase to damage done by Rising Sun Kick and Spinning Crane Kick.|
| Celerity||Reduces the cooldown and grants an additional charge of Roll. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Torpedo.|
| Chi Torpedo||Replaces Roll with a slightly longer Roll and a stacking movement speed buff after using it. CHOICE NODE WITH Celerity.|
| Expeditious Fortification||Increases armor and dodge while Fortifying Brew is active. CHOICE NODE WITH Ironshell Brew.|
| Ironshell Brew||Reduces the cooldown of Fortifying Brew from 6 minutes to 4 minutes. CHOICE NODE WITH Expeditious Fortification.|
| Profound Rebuttal||Increases the critical healing of Expel Harm.|
| Diffuse Magic||Reduces magic damage taken during its duration. CHOICE NODE WITH Yu'lon's Grace.|
| Yu'lon's Grace||Reduces magic damage taken by 2% per stack, stacking up to 10% while in combat. CHOICE NODE WITH Diffuse Magic.|
| Eye of the Tiger||Puts a dot on the target when using Tiger Palm that deals damage over time.|
| Dampen Harm||Reduces all damage taken during its duration. CHOICE NODE WITH Dance of the Wind.|
| Dance of the Wind||Increases Dodge chance. CHOICE NODE WITH Dampen Harm.|
| Improved Touch of Death||Allows Touch of Death to be used for more than an execute.|
| Strength of Spirit||Increases the healing potential of Expel Harm.|
| Close to Heart||Increases healing taken by yourself and allies around you.|
| Escape from Reality||Allows more uses of Transcendence to get back to where you teleported away from and increases self-healing after using Transcendence.|
| Windwalking||Increases movement speed of yourself and allies around you.|
| Fatal Touch||Reduces the cooldown of Touch of Death by 45 seconds per rank.|
| Generous Pour||Increases the avoidance of yourself and allies around you.|
| Save Them All||Increases healing after healing a target whose health is below 35%.|
| Resonant Fists||Passive AOE damage proc.|
| Bounce Back||Reduces damage taken by big hits.|
| Summon Jade Serpent Statue||Drops a statue that channels Soothing Mist when you do.|
| Summon White Tiger Statue||Drops a statue that deals pulsing AOE damage.|
| Summon Black Ox Statue||Drops a statue that deals pulsing threat and can be Provoke'd to AOE taunt enemies around it.|
Windwalker Spec Talents
| Fists of Fury||Deals damage to current target and other targets in front of you.|
| Touch of Karma||Absorbs damage and redirects it to the target.|
| Ascension||Increases maximum Chi to 6 and increases energy regen.|
| Power Strikes|| Tiger Palm provides an additional chi and deals additional damage every 15 seconds.|
| Widening Whirl||Increases the range of Spinning Crane Kick.|
| Touch of the Tiger||Increases the damage of Tiger Palm.|
| Hardened Soles||Increases the damage of Blackout Kick.|
| Flashing Fists||Increases the damage of Fists of Fury.|
| Open Palm Strikes||Increases the damage of Fists of Fury and gives it a chance to refund 1 Chi.|
| Mark of the Crane||Increases the damage of Spinning Crane Kick for each target tagged.|
| Flying Serpent Kick||Zooms you forward, can be cancelled early to deal small AOE damage where you land.|
| Glory of the Dawn||Gives Rising Sun Kick a chance to deal extra damage and refund 1 Chi.|
| Shadowboxing Treads||Increases the damage of Blackout Kick and allows it to hit extra targets.|
| Inner Peace||Increases maximum energy.|
| Serenity||Increases damage dealt, makes spenders free, and doubles cooldown speed. CHOICE NODE WITH Storm, Earth, and Fire.|
| Storm, Earth, and Fire||Splits into clones that zip around tagging targets and copying abilities. CHOICE NODE WITH Serenity.|
| Meridian Strikes||Increases the damage and reduces the cooldown of Touch of Death.|
| Strike of the Windlord||Deals damage and slows targets in a very, very narrow cone in front of you.|
| Dance of Chi-Ji||Proc chance to make Spinning Crane Kick free and deal additional damage.|
| Jade Ignition|| Fists of Fury stacks up charges that are exploded by Spinning Crane Kick.|
| Drinking Horn Cover||Extends the duration of Storm, Earth, and Fire and Serenity.|
| Spiritual Focus||Reduces the cooldown of Storm, Earth, and Fire and Serenity.|
| Hit Combo||Yes, its back. Stacking damage increase.|
| Rushing Jade Wind||Deals damage to targets around you.|
| Forbidden Technique||Increases the damage of Touch of Death and allows you to use it a second time after the first.|
| Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger||Summons a glowy kitty to fight with you for a bit.|
| Teachings of the Monastery||Gives Blackout Kick a chance to reset Fists of Fury and Tiger Palm allows Blackout Kick to hit more times.|
| Thunderfist|| Strike of the Windlord grants increased auto attack damage for each target hit.|
| Crane Vortex||Increases the damage of Spinning Crane Kick.|
| Xuen's Bond||Reduces the cooldown and increases the damage of Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger.|
| Fury of Xuen||Stacking buff that increases Haste and summons Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger after using Fists of Fury.|
| Empowered Tiger Lightning|| Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger deals damage to targets around it.|
| Rising Star||Increases damage of Rising Sun Kick.|
| Bonedust Brew||Gives abilities a chance to deal extra shadow damage.|
| Fatal Flying Guillotine||Allows Touch of Death to hit up to 5 targets.|
| Last Emperor's Capacitor||Provides a stacking buff that increases the damage and reduces the cost of Crackling Jade Lightning.|
| Xuen's Battlegear|| Rising Sun Kick crits reduce the cooldown of Fists of Fury. Casts of Fists of Fury increase the crit chance of Rising Sun Kick.|
| Transfer the Power||Stacking increase to damage dealt by Fists of Fury.|
| Whirling Dragon Punch||Spins up in the air and deals damage around you.|
| Faeline Stomp||Stomps a line in front of you that deals damage to those hit.|
| Attenuation||Increases damage and reduces cooldown of Bonedust Brew.|
| Dust in the Wind||Increases radius of Bonedust Brew.|
| Skyreach||Increase to crit chance after hitting a target with Tiger Palm. CHOICE NODE WITH Skytouch.|
| Invoker's Delight||Provides Haste after casting Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger.|
| Way of the Fae||Increases damage of Faeline Stomp based on targets hit.|
| Faeline Harmony||Increases reset chance of Faeline Stomp and increases damage dealt to target hit by it.|
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+.
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.
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.
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
Best PvP Talents for Windwalker Monk
- Wind Waker grants you and allies affected by
Windwalking an effect that makes them immune to slow and snare
effects once every 30 seconds.
- Reverse Harm doubles the healing of Expel Harm and
provides an extra Chi when used.
- Disabling Reach increases the range of your Disable
to 10 yards.
- Alpha Tiger grants you 30% Haste upon attacking a new target with
Tiger Palm. This can happen once every 30 seconds per target.
- Grapple Weapon grants you an additional spell which prevents
your target from using their weapons for 6 seconds.
- Turbo Fists causes 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.
- Ride the Wind causes 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.
- Pressure Points reduces the cooldown of Touch of Death
by 60 seconds if you kill a player with it.
- 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, Reverse Harm, and
Alpha Tiger are the three talents that will benefit you
the most when doing PvE content. They grant you sustainability, as well as
- 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.