Windwalker Monk DPS Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.1

Last updated on May 01, 2023 at 21:40 by Babylonius 37 comments
General Information

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Windwalker Monk in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.1.



If you are new to Windwalker, this is a great place to start to get an understanding of how the spec works. On this page we will discuss what abilities you have, what they are used for within the specialization, how they interact with each other and also with important cooldowns. If you already have experience with Windwalker and are comfortable with it in the current expansion, it is recommended you skip this section and move on to the rest of the guide.


Main Resource of Windwalker Monks

Energy and Chi are your two resources as a Windwalker Monk.

Energy is generated passively, with the regeneration speed affected by your Haste. You have a maximum capacity of 100 Energy, and Energy never decays (meaning that your normal state is to have a full Energy bar). Being at maximum capacity causes any additional Energy you would generate to be wasted.

Chi is generated by using Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm and Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm. You have a maximum capacity of 5 Chi, and Chi decays quickly when out of combat, but it does not decay while in combat. Just like Energy, generating Chi while you are at maximum capacity will cause the new Chi to be wasted.

Most abilities in your rotation cost Chi to use, while Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm costs Energy. Therefore, properly managing these two resources is essential to doing competitive DPS.


Unlocking Abilities

Note that this page simply lists all the different abilities, assuming you are at max level. If you are leveling, check out our dedicated Monk Leveling page, which has detailed information on when you unlock all of these abilities.


Baseline Abilities for Windwalker Monks

  • Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick (BoK) — Deals damage to a single target, reduces the cooldown of Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick and Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury by 1 second per cast.
  • Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning (CJL) — Deals damage to a single target at range.
  • Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm (EH) — Heals yourself, dealing damage to nearby enemies and generating 1 Chi.
  • Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep (LS) — Stuns enemies around you.
  • Provoke Icon Provoke — Taunts an enemy to you.
  • Resuscitate Icon Resuscitate — Revives an ally outside of combat.
  • Roll Icon Roll — Moves a small distance in a direction.
  • Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick (SCK) — Deals damage to all targets in an area around you.
  • Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm (TP) — Deals damage to a single target, generates 2 Chi.
  • Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death (ToD) — Deals damage equal to your health to a single target, usable only as certain health thresholds.
  • Vivify Icon Vivify — Heals a single target.
  • Zen Flight Icon Zen Flight — Summons a small cloud that moves at slow mount speed but can fly.
  • Zen Pilgrimage Icon Zen Pilgrimage — Teleports you back to the Monk Class Hall.

Monk Class Tree Active Abilities


Monk Class Tree Passive Abilities


Windwalker Spec Tree Active Abilities


Windwalker Spec Tree Passive Abilities



  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1, no changes needed.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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