Windwalker Monk Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 14:02 by Babylonius 24 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Windwalker Monk before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Windwalker Monk in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast, check out our dedicated pages below.

2.

Best Windwalker Monk Setup for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

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
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

Eye of the Tiger ? Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave ? Chi Wave Chi Burst Chi Burst

This tier is largely personal preference but given the prevalence of AoE in Torghast, Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst is a good default.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

Celerity Celerity Chi Torpedo Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust ? Tiger's Lust

Another tier of largely personal preference. Because of the many Anima Powers that work off of Roll Icon Roll, using Celerity Icon Celerity or Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo will allow you to take more strength from the connected Anima Powers.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

Ascension Ascension Fist of the White Tiger Fist of the White Tiger Energizing Elixir Energizing Elixir

Due to some downtime between pulls, Energizing Elixir Icon Energizing Elixir is mostly useless. Fist of the White Tiger Icon Fist of the White Tiger is likely the easiest to use, although Ascension Icon Ascension will cut down on wasted resources.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

Tiger Tail Sweep Tiger Tail Sweep Good Karma Good Karma Ring of Peace Ring of Peace

Each talent in this row has its strength and weakness, so it comes down to how you play and your tendency to use different abilities.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

Inner Strength Inner Strength Diffuse Magic Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm Dampen Harm

This tier is mostly a question about survivability, so it comes down to what manner of damage reduction you would like to have.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

Hit Combo Hit Combo Rushing Jade Wind Rushing Jade Wind Dance of Chi-Ji Dance of Chi-Ji

Hit Combo Icon Hit Combo will be difficult to keep up between packs, and Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind this leaves Dance of Chi-Ji Icon Dance of Chi-Ji as the primary choice of this row.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as a Windwalker Monk

Spiritual Focus Spiritual Focus Whirling Dragon Punch Whirling Dragon Punch Serenity Serenity

Whirling Dragon Punch Icon Whirling Dragon Punch should be the default choice for all situations.

3.

Best Windwalker Monk Anima Powers

Throughout Torghast, you will be met with a ton of different choices when it comes to Anima Powers. Choosing the right one can be difficult, so we have made a Tier List below that should help you make the decision on the fly. This Tier List assumes that the powers are the same level.

Do not follow this list blindly, though, as there is a lot of personal choice and preference involved in choosing your Anima Powers. If you never use Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap in your playstyle, it would be silly to pick an Anima Power that increases its radius, for example.

Torghast is meant to be flexible and fun, so do not feel like you NEED to use these recommendations or you will not be able to complete your run.

For a complete list of Anima Powers, please refer to the two pages below.

3.1.

Corrosive Dosage: Top Anima Power for Windwalker Monk

It may not make a lot of sense but Corrosive Dosage Icon Corrosive Dosage is probably the strongest Anima Power that Windwalker has access to. Rather unexpectedly this power results in an insane amount of damage while you just stand and heal yourself. Use it at any point chance you can get it.

3.2.

Great Anima Powers for Windwalker Monk

3.3.

Good Anima Powers for Windwalker Monk

3.4.

Bad Anima Powers for Windwalker Monk

3.5.

Non-DPS Increasing Anima Powers for Windwalker Monk

Some of the powers in Torghast do not provide direct increases to your DPS but are there entirely for enjoyment and flavor.

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test it or find information about its tuning. It will be populated over time as we learn more about them.

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Windwalker Monk

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but we recommend choosing them when there is no "good" or higher alternative Anima Power.

5.

Windwalker Monk Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Inherently, Windwalker should be pretty strong for Torghast, but it can absolutely be viable and to help you achieve this, we have some tips below.

  • Pay attention to how much you pull when you first start, do not pull too much.
  • Afterlife Icon Afterlife is your absolute best friend when it comes to self-healing. Creative and intelligent use of these orbs can make you nigh invincible.
  • Windwalker has a lot of tools to control targets, like Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep and Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, so use them liberally to manage the enemies that you pull.
  • Although many packs will be AOE focused, do not shy away from saving a large target for a single pull to use your single target focused abilities.
  • Several Anima Powers increase the strength or frequency of your defensive abilities pay attention to what you can use more often than usual and make use of the extra uses.
6.

Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for 9.0.5.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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