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Windwalker Monk DPS Stat Priority in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018 at 15:39 by pandanaconda 29 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Windwalker Monks in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Windwalker Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Pandanaconda, one of the main theorycrafters of the spec. He is a co-founder of the Monk resource site Peak of Serenity, in charge of the Windwalker pages.

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.

The Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind talent does not dynamically benefit from our mastery, but instead keeps the value of our mastery when it was cast.

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.

3. ChangeLog

  • 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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