Windwalker Monk DPS Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Babylonius 42 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 10.2.5.

1.

Introduction

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.
5.

Monk Class Tree Active Abilities

  • Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist (SooM) — Heals your target.
  • Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick (RSK) — Deals damage to a single target.
  • Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust (TL) — Increases your target's speed.
  • Disable Icon Disable — Slows your target.
  • Detox Icon Detox — Dispels poison and disease on the target.
  • Paralysis Icon Paralysis (Para) — Long crowd control on a target.
  • Transcendence Icon Transcendence — Allows you to teleport from one place to another.
  • Spear Hand Strike Icon Spear Hand Strike (SHS) — Interrupts spellcasting
  • Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew — Reduces damage taken and increases maximum health.
  • Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst (CB) — Deals damage to all targets in the line, generates 1 Chi. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave.
  • Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave (CW) — Bounces between healing allies and damaging enemies. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst.
  • Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace (RoP) — Knocks back all targets who are in, or who try to enter, an area.
  • Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic (DM) — Reduces magic damage taken during its duration.
  • Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm (DH) — Reduces all damage taken during its duration.
  • Summon Jade Serpent Statue Icon Summon Jade Serpent Statue — Drops a statue that channels Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist when you do.
  • Summon White Tiger Statue Icon Summon White Tiger Statue — Drops a statue that deals pulsing AOE damage.
  • Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue — Drops a statue that deals pulsing threat and can be Provoke Icon Provoked to AOE taunt enemies around it.
6.

Monk Class Tree Passive Abilities

  • Improved Roll Icon Improved Roll — Grants an additional charge of Roll Icon Roll.
  • Calming Presence Icon Calming Presence (CP) — Passive reduction to damage taken.
  • Tiger Tail Sweep Icon Tiger Tail Sweep (TTS) — Increases the range and reduces the cooldown of Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust.
  • Vigorous Expulsion Icon Vigorous Expulsion (VE) — Increases the healing and critical chance of Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm.
  • Improved Vivify Icon Improved Vivify — Increases the healing of Vivify Icon Vivify.
  • Grace of the Crane Icon Grace of the Crane (GotC) — Passive increase to healing received.
  • Vivacious Vivification Icon Vivacious Vivification (VV) — Makes Vivify Icon Vivify instant every 10 seconds.
  • Ferocity of Xuen Icon Ferocity of Xuen — Passive increase to damage done.
  • Improved Paralysis Icon Improved Paralysis — Reduces the cooldown on Paralysis Icon Paralysis from 60s to 45s.
  • Elusive Mists Icon Elusive Mists (EM) — Reduces damage you take while channeling Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist.
  • Hasty Provocation Icon Hasty Provocation (HP) — Increases the speed of any target taunted by Provoke Icon Provoke.
  • Fast Feet Icon Fast Feet (FF) — Passive increase to damage done by Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick and Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
  • Celerity Icon Celerity — Reduces the cooldown and grants an additional charge of Roll Icon Roll. CHOICE NODE WITH Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo.
  • Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo (CT) — Replaces 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 Fortification (EF) — Increases armor and dodge while Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew is active. CHOICE NODE WITH Ironshell Brew Icon Ironshell Brew.
  • Ironshell Brew Icon Ironshell Brew (IB) — Reduces the cooldown of Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew from 6 minutes to 4 minutes. CHOICE NODE WITH Expeditious Fortification Icon Expeditious Fortification.
  • Profound Rebuttal Icon Profound Rebuttal (PR) — Increases the critical healing of Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm.
  • Eye of the Tiger Icon Eye of the Tiger (EotT) — Puts a dot on the target when using Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm that deals damage over time.
  • Improved Touch of Death Icon Improved Touch of Death — Allows Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death to be used for more than an execute.
  • Strength of Spirit Icon Strength of Spirit (SoS) — Increases the healing potential of Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm.
  • Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart (C2H) — Increases healing taken by yourself and allies around you.
  • Escape from Reality Icon Escape from Reality (EfR) — Allows 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 Windwalking — Increases movement speed of yourself and allies around you.
  • Fatal Touch Icon Fatal Touch (FT) — Reduces the cooldown of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death by 45 seconds per rank.
  • Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour (GP) — Increases the avoidance of yourself and allies around you.
  • Save Them All Icon Save Them All (StA) — Increases healing after healing a target whose health is below 35%.
  • Resonant Fists Icon Resonant Fists (RF) — Passive AOE damage proc.
  • Bounce Back Icon Bounce Back (BB) — Reduces damage taken by big hits.
7.

Windwalker Spec Tree Active Abilities

  • Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury (FoF) — Deals damage to current target and other targets in front of you.
  • Touch of Karma Icon Touch of Karma (ToK) — Absorbs damage and redirects it to the target.
  • Flying Serpent Kick Icon Flying Serpent Kick (FSK) — Zooms you forward, can be cancelled early to deal small AOE damage where you land.
  • Serenity Icon Serenity — Increases 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 Fire (SEF) — Splits into clones that zip around tagging targets and copying abilities. CHOICE NODE WITH Serenity Icon Serenity.
  • Strike of the Windlord Icon Strike of the Windlord (SotW/SotWL) — Deals damage and slows targets in a very very narrow cone in front of you.
  • Jade Ignition Icon Jade Ignition (JI) — Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury stacks up charges that are exploded by Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
  • Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind (RJW) — Deals damage to targets around you.
  • Invoke Xuen Icon Invoke Xuen — Summons a glowy kitty to fight with you for a bit.
  • Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew (BdB) — Gives abilities a chance to deal extra Shadow damage.
  • Whirling Dragon Punch Icon Whirling Dragon Punch (WDP) — Spins up in the air and deals damage around you.
  • Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp (FLS) — Stomps a line in front of you that deals damage to those hit.
8.

Windwalker Spec Tree Passive Abilities

  • Ascension Icon Ascension — Increases maximum Chi to 6 and increases energy regen.
  • Power Strikes Icon Power Strikes (PS) — Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm provides an additional Chi and deals additional damage every 15 seconds.
  • Widening Whirl Icon Widening Whirl (WW) — Increases the range of Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
  • Touch of the Tiger Icon Touch of the Tiger (TotT) — Increases the damage of Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm.
  • Hardened Soles Icon Hardened Soles (HS) — Increases the damage of Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
  • Flashing Fists Icon Flashing Fists (FF) — Increases the damage of Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
  • Open Palm Strikes Icon Open Palm Strikes (OPS) — Increases the damage of Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury and gives it a chance to refund 1 Chi.
  • Mark of the Crane Icon Mark of the Crane (MotC) — Increases the damage of Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick for each target tagged.
  • Glory of the Dawn Icon Glory of the Dawn (GotD) — Gives Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick a chance to deal extra damage and refund 1 Chi.
  • Shadowboxing Treads Icon Shadowboxing Treads (SbT) — Increases the damage of Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and allows it to hit extra targets.
  • Inner Peace Icon Inner Peace (IP) — Increases maximum energy.
  • Meridian Strikes Icon Meridian Strikes (MS) — Increases the damage and reduces the cooldown of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death.
  • Dance of Chi-Ji Icon Dance of Chi-Ji (DoCJ) — Proc chance to make Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick free and deal additional damage.
  • Drinking Horn Cover Icon Drinking Horn Cover (DHC) — Extends the duration of Serenity Icon Serenity and Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire.
  • Spiritual Focus Icon Spiritual Focus (SF) — Reduces the cooldown of Serenity Icon Serenity and Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire.
  • Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo (HC) — Yes, its back, offering a stacking damage increase.
  • Forbidden Technique Icon Forbidden Technique (FT) — Increases the damage of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death and allows you to use it a second time after the first.
  • Teachings of the Monastery Icon Teachings of the Monastery (TotM) — Gives 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 Thunderfist (TF) — Strike of the Windlord Icon Strike of the Windlord grants increased auto attack damage for each target hit.
  • Crane Vortex Icon Crane Vortex (CV) — Increases the damage of Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick.
  • Xuen's Bond Icon Xuen's Bond (XB) — Reduces the cooldown and increases the damage of Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger.
  • Fury of Xuen Icon Fury of Xuen (FoX) — Stacking 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 Lightning (ETL) — Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger deals damage to targets around it.
  • Rising Star Icon Rising Star (RS) — Increases damage of Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  • Fatal Flying Guillotine Icon Fatal Flying Guillotine (FFG) — Allows Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death to hit up to 5 targets.
  • Last Emperor's Capacitor Icon Last Emperor's Capacitor (Emp Cap) — Provides 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 Battlegear (XBG) — Rising 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 Power (TtP) — Stacking increase to damage dealt by Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
  • Attenuation Icon Attenuation — Increases damage and reduces cooldown of Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew.
  • Dust in the Wind Icon Dust in the Wind (DitW) — Increases radius of Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew.
  • Skyreach Icon Skyreach — Increase to crit chance after hitting a target with Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm.
  • Invoker's Delight Icon Invoker's Delight (ID) — Provides Haste after casting Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger.
  • Way of the Fae Icon Way of the Fae (WotF) — Increases damage of Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp based on targets hit.
  • Faeline Harmony Icon Faeline Harmony (FLH) — Increases reset chance of Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp and increases damage dealt to target hit by it.
9.

Changelog

  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated and Reviewed for Patch 10.2, updated talent recommendation.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated and Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7, no changes necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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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