Windwalker Monk DPS Stat Priority — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Babylonius 25 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 — Shadowlands 9.2.5.


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. Critical Strike;
  5. Mastery;
  6. Haste.

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.

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.


Gems, Enchants, and Consumables

The gems, enchants, and consumables you will use are directly derived from your stat priority and you can find our advice on this topic in our dedicated page.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 19 Feb. 2022: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2, no changes needed.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Updated for 9.1.5, switched Mastery and Crit to reflect the recommendations for most people's current gear level.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for 9.0.5.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page reviewed and updated for Shadowlands Expansion Release; No changes needed.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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