Windwalker Monk PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA 8.2.5)

Last updated on Aug 24, 2019 at 14:42 by Mysticall 1 comment
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

1.

Spec Overview / Place in the Current Meta for Windwalker Monks

Windwalker Monks are one of the best melee specializations in the game right now. They not only have some of the best spread pressure as a melee, they have almost unmatched single-target burst. All it takes is one coordinated set-up for a Windwalker Monk to quickly kill an enemy.

1.1.

Strengths of Windwalker Monks

  • Great mobility
  • Strong team utility
  • Strong self-healing
1.2.

Weaknesses of Windwalker Monks

  • Weak sustained damage
  • No defensive abilities when stunned
  • Difficult for newer players
2.

Stat Priority for Windwalker Monks in PvP

The stat priority for Windwalker Monk in PvP is as follows:

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

Agility is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the strongest secondary stat at all times due increasing your damage and reducing the amount of damage you take. You should also try to focus on getting Mastery. This increases the damage you deal when you do not repeat the previous ability (Mastery: Combo Strikes Icon Mastery: Combo Strikes).

3.

Azerite Essences for Windwalker Monks

Essences allow players to customize their characters while adding a new ability to use. This section will cover the best overall Azerite Essences for Windwalker Monks in PvP. For a general guide to all the essences, as well as how to obtain them and increase their ranks, check out our Essence Guide.

3.1.

Major Essences

Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife grants us Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm as a baseline ability. Reverse Harm is a key ability for generating Chi. This Major Essence should be taken if you are going to be using PvP talents like Ride the Wind Icon Ride the Wind or Grapple Weapon Icon Grapple Weapon.

Versus teams that will be stacked often throughout an arena match, Essence of the Focusing Iris Icon Essence of the Focusing Iris gives you the Major Power Focused Azerite Beam Icon Focused Azerite Beam. This power deals a large amount of damage and should be used as often as possible in arena.

If the enemy team will not be stacked, The Crucible of Flame Icon The Crucible of Flame is the best Major Essence. The Major Power (Concentrated Flame Icon Concentrated Flame) deals strong single-target damage to your target. With a short 30 second recharge time, the Major Power lines up well with Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.

3.2.

Minor Essences

In addition to having a Major Essence, you can choose two Minor Essences to place in your neck at Heart of Azeroth Levels 55 and 65.

Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife grants a very powerful Versatility Minor Power. Not only do your spells have a chance to give you Versatility, but any loss of control to your character does too. This means that, if teams stun you and try to swap to you, you have additional Versatility and take less damage.

Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams gives your spells and abilities a chance to refund 50% of the Energy spent on them and heal you. This is great for being able to use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm more often to generate more Chi.

Vision of Perfection Icon Vision of Perfection reduces the cooldown of Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire. This is a solid trait to be able to use your burst cooldown faster.

4.

Azerite Traits for Windwalker Monks

Azerite traits are unlocked in you helm, shoulders and chest. With each Azerite level in your neck, you get closer to unlocking the center trait in your gear. These traits vary from increasing damage or healing of certain abilities to helping increase your survivability. Depending on what traits you use, it can completely alter your playstyle and what talents you should be using.

4.1.

Outer Ring

Below are the best Outer Ring traits.

  1. Open Palm Strikes Icon Open Palm Strikes
  2. Fury of Xuen Icon Fury of Xuen
  3. Sunrise Technique Icon Sunrise Technique
  4. Stronger Together Icon Stronger Together

The most important trait you are going to want to get in all pieces of your gear is Open Palm Strikes Icon Open Palm Strikes. This gives you additional damage when you use Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury. Fists of Fury make up a large majority of your damage and this is crucial for your burst damage. Other traits like Sunrise Technique Icon Sunrise Technique and Fury of Xuen Icon Fury of Xuen increase your overall sustained damage as well.

4.2.

Middle Ring

Below are the best Middle Ring traits.

  1. Earthlink Icon Earthlink
  2. Elemental Whirl Icon Elemental Whirl
  3. Azerite Veins Icon Azerite Veins
  4. On My Way Icon On My Way
  5. Shimmering Haven Icon Shimmering Haven

The Middle and Inner Rings are important for additional defensives. Windwalker Monks are very weak when they are put into stuns. Traits like Azerite Veins Icon Azerite Veins and Shimmering Haven Icon Shimmering Haven help drastically. Traits like Earthlink Icon Earthlink and Elemental Whirl Icon Elemental Whirl increase your damage.

4.3.

Inner Ring

Below are the best Inner Ring traits.

  1. Resounding Protection Icon Resounding Protection
  2. Strength of Spirit Icon Strength of Spirit
  3. Longstrider Icon Longstrider
  4. Self Reliance Icon Self Reliance

All of these traits give you additional ways of surviving. These are all passive, but are crucial to have.

5.

Gear Recommendations

5.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Windwalker Monks want to get trinkets that line up well with Serenity Icon Serenity. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Versatility. The reason you want to increase Versatility is because it increases both your overall damage. It is also handy for increasing your healing when you need to use Vivify Icon Vivify to stay alive.

To be successful in 3v3 arena, you need to have at least 2 pieces of gear with the Open Palm Strikes Icon Open Palm Strikes trait. You will also want either On My Way Icon On My Way or Earthlink Icon Earthlink in the second tier.

Below, we list the items that have these traits.

5.1.1.

Helms

5.1.2.

Shoulders

Chest pieces that have these traits:

5.2.

Notorious Gladiator's Maledict Icon Notorious Gladiator's Maledict is absolutely the best trinket you can have. The on-use damage and healing absorption is capable of forcing defensives by itself. This can be used by itself or while you are using your burst rotation to force multiple cooldowns out of enemy teams.

Notorious Gladiator's Medallion Icon Notorious Gladiator's Medallion is good because of the on-use Versatility effect. This increases your overall damage and lines up well with your burst cooldowns.

Notorious Gladiator's Badge Icon Notorious Gladiator's Badge is strong for the versatility and the on-use Agility effect. The 2-minute cooldown lines up well with Serenity Icon Serenity, if you are using that talent, and Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death.

Notorious Gladiator's Insignia Icon Notorious Gladiator's Insignia has a good amount of Versatility on it and has a passive effect. This effect increases your Agility. This increases your sustained damage.

5.3.

Weapon Enchant

Enchant Weapon - Deadly Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Deadly Navigation and Enchant Weapon - Versatile Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Versatile Navigation are the best weapon enchants. You will be duel wielding weapons and having one of each of these enchants on your weapons. These enchants give you a strong Critical Strike and Versatility buff that can be crucial in multiple ways. The Versatility proc increases your overall damage output and is great if you can line it up with your burst. It is also good for when you get put in a stun and a team swaps to you. The damage reduction might be enough to keep you alive.

6.

Regular Talents for Windwalker Monks

Level Choices
15 Eye of the Tiger Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave Chi Wave Chi Burst Chi Burst
30 Celerity Celerity Chi Torpedo Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust Tiger's Lust
45 Ascension Ascension Fist of the White Tiger Fist of the White Tiger Energizing Elixir Energizing Elixir
60 Tiger Tail Sweep Tiger Tail Sweep Good Karma Good Karma Ring of Peace Ring of Peace
75 Inner Strength Inner Strength Diffuse Magic Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm Dampen Harm
90 Hit Combo Hit Combo Rushing Jade Wind Rushing Jade Wind Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
100 Spiritual Focus Spiritual Focus Whirling Dragon Punch Whirling Dragon Punch Serenity ? Serenity

While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.

6.1.

Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave is the best choice in this tier. This talent is best because it helps apply some damage and healing.

6.2.

Tier 2 (Level 30) Talents

Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust is the best choice in this tier. This is important to have because it breaks all roots and snares and gives you a 70% movement speed increase. This helps Monks or your teammates when they are being kited.

6.3.

Tier 3 (Level 45) Talents

Ascension Icon Ascension is the best choice in this tier. This increases your maximum Chi, Energy and Energy regeneration. All of this results in more damage output. This talent is also great for when you are in crowd control or cannot reach an enemy. Your Energy will be regenerating quicker and you will have more damage for when you reach your target.

6.4.

Tier 4 (Level 60) Talents

Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace is the best choice in this tier. This is a great utility spell to have. You can use it to help your teammates that are stunned or to interrupt crowd control. If you find yourself dying through Touch of Karma Icon Touch of Karma often, Good Karma Icon Good Karma is a good choice against mobile targets you cannot kite.

6.5.

Tier 5 (Level 75) Talents

Against teams with magical damage, Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic is the best choice in this tier. This gives you an additional defensive cooldown for when the casters use their offensive cooldowns.

Against any other team, Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm is the best choice in this tier. This is a solid defensive against classes with strong burst damage.

6.6.

Tier 6 (Level 90) Talents

If you are playing against a team with two melee on it, Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind is the best choice in this tier. This is just a great way to have spread damage. However, against any other team, Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo is the best choice in this tier as it helps with both consistent and burst damage.

6.7.

Tier 7 (Level 100) Talents

Against teams without slows or roots, Whirling Dragon Punch Icon Whirling Dragon Punch is the best choice in this tier. This gives your team strong single target and spread pressure with a very short cooldown. However, the majority of the time, you will be using Serenity Icon Serenity. This gives you a crucial on-demand burst spell.

7.

PvP Talents for Windwalker Monks

The first PvP talent tier is will give you a choice between Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion, Relentless Icon Relentless, and Adaptation Icon Adaptation. Gladiator's Medallion is the best choice in this tier. It is great for removing crowd control on you that your healer cannot dispel. In most situations you will be saving your Gladiator's Medallion to trinket a stun so you can use your Touch of Karma Icon Touch of Karma.

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents depending on your team's goal.

Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew increases your current and maximum Health by 20%, and reducing damage taken by 20% for 15 seconds. This is crucial as you will be the primary target versus most teams. Use this when your healer is in crowd control and you cannot use Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer.

Turbo Fists Icon Turbo Fists is a mandatory PvP talent. This not only increases the damage of your Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury, but it slows enemies hit by it and you Parry all attacks while it is channeling. This makes it so you can use Fists of Fury aggressively for damage, but also use it defensively to prevent some incoming damage and slow an entire team.

Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm heals a teammate, and deals damage equal to what was healed to an enemy. It also generates 2 Chi. This PvP talent is great for increasing your survivability and important to use for generating Chi. Important note: Reverse Harm scales with your health percentage. This means, if you use Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew and use Reverse Harm, you will heal more. If you are using the Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife Major Essence, you get this ability baseline. Continue down the list for the best PvP talent.

Ride the Wind Icon Ride the Wind causes Flying Serpent Kick Icon Flying Serpent Kick to form a path of wind in its wake, increasing the movement speed of all allies who stand in it by 30% and rendering them immune to slowing effects. This talent is crucial if you think your healer will be the primary target for the enemy team. This will help your entire team kite away from burst damage. You can replace Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm with this talent.

Grapple Weapon Icon Grapple Weapon disarms your enemy. This is a great choice versus teams with melee on it. This should also be taken versus Death Knights. The reason for this is that they will not be able to heal while they are disarmed. You can replace Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm for this PvP talent.

8.

Racial Bonuses for Windwalker Monks

Racial bonuses can provide interesting PvP benefits. Here are the best races to choose for each faction. The races are sorted from highest impact in arena to lowest. However, all races below have their own unique ways of making an impact in a PvP match.

8.1.

Horde

8.1.1.

Orc

The Orc racial bonus (Hardiness Icon Hardiness) is great for reducing the duration of stuns on you. This is absolutely the best Horde racial to have if you are primarily focusing on PvP. In addition to Hardiness, Orcs also have the Blood Fury Icon Blood Fury racial. This is off the global cooldown and should be used when you are using your burst rotation.

8.1.2.

Blood Elf

The Blood Elf racial bonus (Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent) has multiple effects. The primary use for this ability is that it removes 1 beneficial effect from all enemies in range. This is great for removing abilities such as Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection from Paladins or Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest from Restoration Druids. It can also be used versus players using the The Crucible of Flame Icon The Crucible of Flame Major Essence to remove the stacks it creates. The other effect is that it restores resources based on what specialization you are.

8.1.3.

Undead

The Undead racial bonus (Will of the Forsaken Icon Will of the Forsaken) removes any Charm, Fear or Sleep effect from you. This is a great racial versus specializations, like Destruction Warlocks, that are able to fear you constantly throughout an arena match. It is important to note that this does share a 30-second cooldown with Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion, so it is advised to only use it when you do not want to waste Gladiators Medallion.

8.2.

Alliance

8.2.1.

Human

The Human racial bonus (Every Man for Himself Icon Every Man for Himself) is a great way to get out of stuns. If you think you will be the focus target versus teams with multiple stuns, this race allows you to play Relentless Icon Relentless. This will help increase your overall survivability. It is also important to note that Humans also have The Human Spirit Icon The Human Spirit. This increases your secondary stats (Haste, Critical Strike, Mastery, Versatility). This is another beneficial reason to play Human.

8.2.2.

Night Elf

The Night Elf racial bonus (Shadowmeld Icon Shadowmeld) is always a strong choice. This racial has a high skill cap, but using it to avoid crowd control can be very powerful. For example, if a Mage is casting Polymorph Icon Polymorph on you, use Shadowmeld to avoid it. If you use Shadowmeld at the same time that a Priest uses their Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream, you will not be feared.

8.2.3.

Dwarf

The Dwarf racial bonus (Stoneform Icon Stoneform) removes Poison, Disease, Magic, and bleed effects. In addition to this, it reduces all Physical damage taken by 10%. This racial can make a large impact versus teams that have multiple Bleed or Magical damage over time abilities. It is also important to note that this racial lines up with the cooldown from Maledict trinkets and can be used to remove the absorption that is placed on you from Maledict. Another example is removing bleeds versus Assassination Rogues or Feral Druids that are focusing you. This will significantly slow down the damage being dealt to you.

8.2.4.

Gnome

The Gnome racial bonus (Escape Artist Icon Escape Artist) removes any movement speed reduction effects on you. With only a 1-minute cooldown, this can be used both defensively or offensively. You can use this to help kite incoming damage or use it to remove slows on you while chasing down an enemy. Another racial that Gnome provides is Expansive Mind Icon Expansive Mind. This will increase your maximum Energy, which helps with not running out of resources.

9.

Playstyle for Windwalker Monks

The main role for a Windwalker Monk is simple: use your mobility to relentlessly attack a target and use your strong single-target cooldowns to burst your enemies down. You have very minimal crowd control for the enemy healer, in the form of Paralysis Icon Paralysis. It is because of this that you will use the large amount of damage output you have to make the enemy team use their defensive cooldowns. By managing your damaging buffs, a Windwalker can unleash a devastating amount of damage in a short amount of time.

9.1.

Before Gates Open

Know exactly where to put your Transcendence Icon Transcendence portal. Although it does not seem like it, using your Transcendence Icon Transcendence effectively is crucial in Windwalker survivability.

9.2.

The Opener

The opener refers to your team's opening crowd control chain and damage done as soon as you get out of the gates. The main goal in the opener is to force your enemies to use their cooldowns. If the enemy healer uses their trinket in the opener, they are in trouble. Windwalkers have Paralysis Icon Paralysis (an incapacitate effect with diminishing return) and Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep (a stun with diminishing returns). Always use Paralysis Icon Paralysis on the enemy healer and, if the enemy team is grouped up, try to Leg Sweep the healer.

Managing your Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo is crucial to the Windwalker Monk rotation. Your mastery, Mastery: Combo Strikes Icon Mastery: Combo Strikes, will help increase your sustained and burst damage.

This is the rotation you should use on your target at the beginning of the game.

  1. Use Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave to generate a stack of Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo.
  2. Use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm to generate Chi.
  3. Use Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm to generate Chi and heal yourself.
  4. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  5. Use Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
  6. Use Paralysis Icon Paralysis on the enemy healer.
  7. Use your burst rotation.
  8. After your burst, perform your sustained damage rotation until your burst cooldowns are available.
9.2.1.

Burst Damage

When you have the enemy healer in crowd control and you are trying to kill an enemy, you use your burst damage.

  1. Before you use your burst rotation, generate 2-3 Chi.
  2. You want to make sure you have 6 stacks of Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo. Do this by rotating abilities.
  3. Use Paralysis Icon Paralysis on your target if you already have crowd control on the enemy healer.
  4. Use Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire.
  5. Use Focused Azerite Beam Icon Focused Azerite Beam if you are using this Major Essence.
  6. Use Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death.
  7. Use Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep.
  8. Use Concentrated Flame Icon Concentrated Flame if you are using this Major Essence.
  9. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  10. Use Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
  11. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  12. Use Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
  13. Use Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
  14. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  15. Use Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
  16. Use Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
9.2.2.

Sustained damage

Sustained damage is damage you do when your burst cooldowns are not available.

  1. Use Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave to maintain stacks of Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo.
  2. Use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm to generate Chi.
  3. Use Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm to generate Chi and heal yourself.
  4. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  5. Use Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.
  6. Use Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick as a filler ability between cooldowns.
  7. Use Whirling Dragon Punch Icon Whirling Dragon Punch if you are not using Serenity Icon Serenity.
9.3.

Defensive Techniques

Touch of Karma Icon Touch of Karma is the our main defensive cooldown. Use this when the enemy team is focusing you down and your healer cannot heal you through it or is stuck in crowd control. It absorbs 50% of your Health pool and heals you.

Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew is a very strong defensive cooldown. This not only decreases the amount of damage you take, but it increases your Health. This affects how much Health you get back when using a Healthstone Icon Healthstone.

Finally, use Monk mobility as a defensive technique.

  1. Flying Serpent Kick Icon Flying Serpent Kick can be useful if you have taken the Tiger Style Icon Tiger Style or Ride the Wind Icon Ride the Wind pvp talents. This helps with getting around pillars to get away from enemies.
  2. Transcendence Icon Transcendence and Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer all you to port away from incoming damage and reposition yourself with your healer.
  3. Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust removes snares from you. This helps when being kited or stuck in the middle of the map.
10.

Best Team Compositions for Windwalker Monks

Now that you have the correct talents and understand your damage rotation, it is time to step into the Arena with your team. With spells like Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury, Serenity Icon Serenity, and Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death, Windwalker Monks excel at dealing consistent cleave damage to enemy teams. Your goal is to land a full Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep on an enemy without a trinket and use your burst rotation with Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death to secure a kill.

10.1.

2v2 Arena

In 2v2 Arena, you will primarily be playing with a healer. Your goal is to relentlessly attack the enemy healer until they have no cooldowns left. Every time you use Serenity Icon Serenity or Storm, Earth, and Fire Icon Storm, Earth, and Fire, you will want to Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep the enemy healer. The goal of this is to always have consistent damage that the enemy healer will have to heal. It is important to note that Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick applies a debuff (Mortal Wounds Icon Mortal Wounds on the target that reduces the healing the enemy gets healed for.

Here is a list of the best team compositions for 2v2:

  • Windwalker + Discipline Priest
  • Windwalker + Mistweaver Monk
  • Windwalker + Restoration Druid
  • Windwalker + Holy Paladin
10.2.

3v3 Arena

Your role in 3v3 is similar to 2v2 arena. You will likely be playing Serenity Icon Serenity and focusing on single target damage. When your team has damage, you will want to use Paralysis Icon Paralysis on the enemy healer and then Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep your kill target. There is always potential for a kill on a target if they do not have trinket and you can use Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep/Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death with your burst rotation.

Here is a list of the best team compositions for 3v3:

  • Walking Dead (Windwalker Monk + Death Knight + Holy Paladin)
  • Windwalker Monk + Havoc Demon Hunter + Restoration Druid/Holy Paladin
  • Windwalker Monk + Elemental Shaman + Discipline Priest/Holy Paladin
  • Windwalker Monk + Arcane Mage + Holy Paladin/Discipline Priest/Restoration Druid
11.

Useful Macros for Windwalker Monks

Macros are crucial to be successful in PvP. They allow players to use abilities on enemies without having to target them. This helps increase overall damage/healing and general awareness in the arena. Here are a few macros that all Windwalker Monks can benefit from.

11.1.

Paralysis 123 Macro

  • #showtooltip Paralysis
  • /cast [target=arena1] Paralysis

Using this macro will cast Paralysis Icon Paralysis on arena enemy 1. This makes it easier to crowd control an enemy while staying focused on your target. If you want macros for the second and third enemies, simply change the arena1 to arena2 or arena3.

11.2.

Detox Party Macro

  • #showtooltip Detox
  • /cast [target=party1] Detox

Using this macro will cast Detox Icon Detox on party player 1. This makes it easier to dispel a teammate while staying focused on your target. If you want a macro to dispel the second party member, change the party1 to party2.

11.3.

Tiger's Lust Party Macro

  • #showtooltip Tiger's Lust
  • /cast [target=party1] Tiger's Lust

Using this macro will cast Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust on party player 1. This makes it easier to help your teammates while staying focused on your target. If you want a macro to use Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust on the second party member, change the party1 to party2.

11.4.

Touch of Death Macro

  • #showtooltip Touch of Death
  • /use [@target,exists] Touch of Death

This macro will use Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death on an enemy without auto-attacking them. This is important because most Windwalker Monk setups start with a Paralysis Icon Paralysis that you do not want to break from damage.

12.

Changelog

  • 24 Aug. 2019: Updated Horde races.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: Updated Essences and Alliance Races.
  • 01 Jul. 2019: Several changes made for Patch 8.2.
    • Added Azerite Essence section.
    • Added Major and Minor essence section.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated PvP talents.
    • Updated Burst Damage rotation.
  • 27 Apr. 2019: Updated Gear section.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: No major changes needed for Patch 8.1.5.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Made several changes to the guide.
    • Updated Gear Recommendations.
    • Updated Talent Table.
  • 01 Jan. 2019: Updated guide for patch 8.1.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Azerite Traits.
    • Updated talent table.
    • Updated Tiers 3, 5 and 7 regular talents.
    • Updated PvP talents.
    • Updated Burst Damage rotation.
    • Updated Sustained Damage rotation.
    • Updated Arena Compositions section.
  • 29 Oct. 2018: Updated Gear Recommendations section.
  • 12 Oct. 2018: Added Gear Recommendations section.
  • 08 Oct. 2018: Added talent table.
  • 02 Oct. 2018: Removed PvP Gear and War Mode sections.
  • 24 Sep. 2018: Removed Artifact Traits section.
    • Removed Relics section.
    • Added Stat Priority section.
    • Added Azerite Traits section.
  • 27 Aug. 2018: Updated Air Drops section.
  • 11 Aug. 2018: Updated guide for Patch 8.0.1.
    • Updated Introduction and spec overview.
    • Updated Tiers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 regular talent sections.
    • Added PvP (War Mode) talents and gear sections for the new BfA system.
    • Updated Racial Bonuses section.
    • Updated Burst Damage and Sustained Damage sections.
    • Updated Macros section.
    • Removed Gear section.
    • Updated Artifact Traits and Relics sections.
  • 03 May 2018: Added an Arena Compositions section.
  • 16 Mar. 2018: Made several updates to the guide and its structure.
    • Added sections for Macros, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
    • Moved Gear, Artifact Traits, and Relics sections to the end, since they are not that important.
    • Updated Tier 7 regular talent, tier 2 honor talent, and Burst Damage section.
  • 21 Jan. 2018: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.5.
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Updated guide for Patch 7.3.2.
    • Updated "About The Author".
    • Updated recommended tier 7 regular talent.
    • Updated recommended tier 5 honor talent.
    • Updated "Burst Damage" rotation.
  • 05 Sep. 2017: Updated recommended Tier 2 and 6 regular talents, as well as burst and sustained damage rotations.
  • 28 Jun. 2017: Updated recommended Tier 7 regular talent and burst rotation.
  • 05 Apr. 2017: Updated recommended Tier 3 honor talent.
  • 03 Mar. 2017: Guide added.
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