Windwalker Monk Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Windwalker Monk Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Windwalker Monk in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Windwalker Monk

Windwalker Monks are the masters of martial arts, utilizing Fists and Kicks to fight their enemies. They use Energy and Chi as their main ressource. Utilizing their combo strikes to deal even further damage, paired with high mobility to quickly engage into combat.

Stat Choice for Windwalker Monk

General Stat Priority for Windwalker Monk with our Build is:

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

Basic Rotation

Please read our Rotation and Cooldown section for further information. 

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Summon Jade Serpent Statue, Summon White Tiger Statue and Summon Black Ox Statue are located in the bottom row of the Talent Tree and have the most significant impact in our playstyle. Soothing Mist, Tiger’s Fury and Rising Sun Kick are located in the top row of the Talent Tree.

Other Damage Talents

Fast Feet increases Rising Sun Kick damage, Resonant Fists grants you passive damage aswell as Eye of the Tiger. Improved Touch of Death boosts this ability even further. Chi Burst or Chi Wave can be used for either AoE or Single Target damage.

Crowd Control & Utility

Paralysis, Ring of Peace and Disable are your Crowd Control abilities. Tiger’s Lust, Spear Hand Strike, and bottom row Talents which increase Movement Speed, Avoidance and Healing Received of all party members are your Utility Talents.

Defensive Talents

Diffuse Magic, Dampen Harm and Fortifying Brew are very strong Defensive cooldowns. Talents on the left side increase your Healing output.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Serenity is a 1.5-minute cooldown which increases your damage by 15% and makes all your Chi spenders free to use for its duration.
  • Hit Combo increases the efficiency of your Mastery: Combo Strikes by 1%, up to 6 stacks.
  • Invoker’s Delight grants you 33% Haste for 20 seconds after summoning your Celestial.
  • Skyreach causes your Tiger Palm to have a 10-yard range and makes you dash to the target. Additionally, every 1 minute it grants you 50% increased critical strike chance for 6 seconds.
  • Xuen’s Battlegear causes your critical strikes of Rising Sun Kick to reduce the cooldown of Fists of Fury by 4 seconds, and Fists of Fury grant your Rising Sun Kick 40% more critical strike chance for 5 seconds after use.
Multi Target Talents
  • Mark of the Crane increases the damage of your Spinning Crane Kick by 18% for each unique target hit by Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick or Rising Sun Kick, stacking up 5 times.
  • Shadowboxing Treads causes your Blackout Kick to hit 2 additional targets.
  • Dance of Chi-Ji grants your Chi spenders a chance to make your next Spinning Crane Kick free and deal 200% more damage.
  • Storm, Earth and Fire is a 1.5 minute cooldown with 2 charges, which splits you into 3 elemental spirits, dealing 42% of your normal damage and mimic all your abilities used.
  • Jade Ignition gives you a chance whenever you deal damage to gain a stack of Chi Energy, which unleashes whenever using Spinning Crane Kick, and deal damage to all enemies.
  • Fatal Flying Guillotine causes your Touch of Death to strike up to 4 additional nearby targets.
  • Whirling Dragon Punch is a new ability which deals damage to all enemies, and can only be used whenever Fists of Fury and Rising Sun Kick are on cooldown.
  • Strike of the Windlord is a new ability which deals damage to all nearby enemies.

Mythic+ Talents For Windwalker Monk



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Windwalker Monk in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Windwalker Monk in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Windwalker Monk

General Stat Priority for Windwalker Monk with our Build is:

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

Agility is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your damage by Combo Strikes, dealing more damage whenever your next ability is not a repeat of the previous one.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Windwalker Monk

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Windwalker Monk

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets, based on simulations for damage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables