Windwalker Monk PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Monk
Specialization: Windwalker
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Windwalker Monk DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

Eye of the Tiger
Chi Wave
Chi Burst
Chi Torpedo
Tiger's Lust
Fist of the White Tiger
Energizing Elixir
Tiger Tail Sweep
Good Karma
Ring of Peace
Inner Strength
Diffuse Magic
Dampen Harm
Hit Combo
Rushing Jade Wind
Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
Spiritual Focus
Whirling Dragon Punch

2. Stats

Versatility > Haste

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

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4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
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5. Gem


6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
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7. Races

Blood Elf > Pandaren > Human

8. Consumables

Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Use Potion: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
? Use Racial Active Buff: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
? Use Trinkets: Try to use buff trinkets during Storm, Earth, and Fire
? Touch of Karma is a significant DPS gain if you can make use of it. Save it for defense if necessary on the fight. In the simulator we don't use it on the pull since you can't take enough damage to trigger it right away on most fights.
? Save Xuen for AoE if it will not be ready again before the adds spawn
? If you are close to capping Energy and at least 2 Chi from max.
? Whenever the target will live for more than 8 seconds
? Whenever available. From a pure DPS perspective the most important rule is not to sit at 2 charges. Save this for AoE when possible.
? Use Fists of the White Tiger when you have at least 3 Chi missing
? With Combo Breaker (Blackout Kick!), 4+ Chi, or 2+ Chi when the cooldown on Fists of Fury is more than 4 seconds and the cooldown on Rising Sun Kick is more than 3 seconds. The idea is to keep your Chi high in order to maximize Fists of Fury and Rising Sun Kick use.
? Use Tiger Palm to get Chi when you can't use a Chi Spender

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).