Windwalker Monk DPS Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019 at 23:29 by Pandanaconda 41 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Windwalker Monk. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

1.

The Basics of Stats for Windwalker Monk

The stat priority for Windwalker Monks depends on the encounter type and your character's gear.

  1. Weapon Damage;
  2. Agility;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Critical Strike;
  6. Haste.

On 3 and more targets, you will start valuing Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick more than Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and that will raise the value of mastery and haste.

2.

Getting a Better Understanding of Windwalker Monk Stats

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Critical provides an increased chance on most of your spells to deal double damage. Keep in mind this will not affect the damage from Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death and Touch of Karma Icon Touch of Karma.

Haste provides you with increased attack speed and Energy regeneration, and reduces the cooldown of your Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury and Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick. It also makes Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind deal damage more often without increasing its energy cost.

Mastery (Mastery: Combo Strikes Icon Mastery: Combo Strikes) causes your abilities to deal increased damage (the amount depends on your amount of Mastery) when they are not used two or more times in a row. For example, using Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm gives both of them the damage bonus, but if you use Tiger Palm twice in a row, the second Tiger Palm will no longer benefit from the increase.

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Changelog

  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for 8.1.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2018: Added a mention of Weapon Damage, as well as precising the effect of Critical rating.
  • 16 Jul. 2018: Updated for the Battle of Azeroth pre-patch.
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