Windwalker Monk PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / 9.2.5)

Last updated on Aug 01, 2022 at 09:12 by Mysticall 9 comments

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Windwalker Monk and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Windwalker Monk PvP Guide.


Regular Talents for Windwalker Monks

Level Choices
15 Eye of the Tiger Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave Chi Wave Chi Burst Chi Burst
25 Celerity Celerity Chi Torpedo Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust Tiger's Lust
30 Ascension Ascension Fist of the White Tiger Fist of the White Tiger Energizing Elixir Energizing Elixir
35 Tiger Tail Sweep Tiger Tail Sweep Good Karma Good Karma Ring of Peace Ring of Peace
40 Inner Strength Inner Strength Diffuse Magic Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm Dampen Harm
45 Hit Combo Hit Combo Rushing Jade Wind Rushing Jade Wind Dance of Chi-Ji Dance of Chi-Ji
50 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.


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. This is works well with your Mastery, Mastery: Combo Strikes Icon Mastery: Combo Strikes, to help prevent you from repeating two of the same spell.


Tier 2 (Level 25) 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.


Tier 3 (Level 30) 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. Fist of the White Tiger Icon Fist of the White Tiger is another great option to use and instantly be able to press Fists of Fury Icon Fists of Fury.


Tier 4 (Level 35) 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.


Tier 5 (Level 40) 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.


Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents

Dance of Chi-Ji Icon Dance of Chi-Ji is the best choice in this tier. This is just a great way to increase your overall damage output.


Tier 7 (Level 50) 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.


PvP Talents for Windwalker Monks

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.


Mandatory PvP Talents

Reverse Harm Icon Reverse Harm makes Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm deal more damage and generate Chi. This is crucial for increasing your survivability and making your rotation feel much smoother. Reverse Harm will be used to help build up Chi if you have previously used Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm and heal you for a good amount when you are being focused.

Alpha Tiger Icon Alpha Tiger gives you 30% Haste when you use Tiger Palm on a new player. This effect can only happen once every 30 seconds, but allows you to swap to new targets when you get the buff. This, in combination with other burst cooldowns, will give you a significant increase to your damage output.


Situational PvP Talents

Versus teams with melee on it, 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.

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 25% 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.

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.

Versus teams with a Warlock that you plan on targeting, Tigereye Brew Icon Tigereye Brew is an important talent to use. Because Tigereye Brew completely ignores the Warlock's Armor, you will be doing full damage to the Warlock target.



  • 01 Aug. 2022: Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 27 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Tiers 3 and 6 Regular Talents.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated PvP Talent Choices.
  • 26 Oct. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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