Windwalker Monk PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / 9.1)

Last updated on Jul 02, 2021 at 11:04 by Mysticall 9 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Windwalker Monk in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Windwalker Monk PvP Guide.

1.

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).

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Windwalker Monks want to get trinkets that line up well with Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Icon Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger. 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. Here is the best gear we recommend you using as a Windwalker Monk.

2.2.

Note: It is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a Versatility boost that will increase your damage and healing.

Unchained Gladiator's Medallion Icon Unchained Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will normally use this when you are stuck in crowd control and a teammate is at low health. Note, if you play a Human and are playing against a team with only stuns, Unchained Gladiator's Relentless Brooch Icon Unchained Gladiator's Relentless Brooch is a better option.

Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity gives you Haste and has a 1-minute cooldown that increases your primary stat. This is great to use right before you activate a powerful cooldown.

Unchained Gladiator's Emblem Icon Unchained Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you think a team will be focusing you.

Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity increases your Haste and has a chance to proc your primary stat. This is an overall strong trinket, as the stat will proc often throughout an arena match.

2.3.

Shards of Domination

Some pieces of gear from the Sanctum of Domination raid have a Domination Gem socket. The Shards that can only go into these slots have various passive effects. To get more information on this gear and its sockets, read more here:

Something to note is that these Shards are nerfed by 50% in PvP. Although they do have powerful affects, they are not mandatory to be successful in PvP. With that said, if you do get the chance to use Shards of Domination, here are the best ones for Windwalker Monk:

Best Frost Shard: Shard of Cor Icon Shard of Cor

Best Blood Shard: Shard of Jas Icon Shard of Jas

Best Unholy Shard: Shard of Dyz Icon Shard of Dyz

2.4.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Windwalker Monk:

Gem all of your gear with Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster.

3.

Changelog

  • 02 Jul. 2021: Updated Recommended Gear suggestions.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 27 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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