Windwalker Monk Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 25th Jan, 2024
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Tier Set

  • 2PC: Free Spinning Crane Kicks grant Blackout Reinforcement, increasing the damage of your next Blackout Kick by 200%. Melee abilities have a chance to grant Blackout Reinforcement.
  • 4PC: Blackout Reinforcement empowered Blackout Kicks reduce the cooldown of Fists of Fury, Rising Sun Kick, Strike of the Windlord, and Whirling Dragon Punch by 3.0 sec. Damage of Fists of Fury, Rising Sun Kick, Strike of the Windlord and Whirling Dragon Punch increased by 4%.

Despite the efforts of the developers with numerous iterative changes during the PTR, these tier bonuses aren’t as build-defining as T30. The end result is a return of the status quo of 10.0 where Serenity is the go-to build on Single Target with Storm, Earth, and Fire having a slight edge in AoE. The 2 piece does mean you will always be running Dance of Chi-Ji regardless of situation.

In terms of how to utilize the tier bonus best, it should be as simple as using Blackout Kick as soon as you can without dropping Hit Combo. With the recent buffs to the 2 piece as of 11/14, there is a significant risk of munching procs.

Windwalker Monk Best in Slot Gear

You should still prioritise the gear you use by running a sim for your character, but the lists below will give you a good idea of what items are considered good for Windwalker Monk, and help you target the right content for each piece of loot.

Overall Best Gear for Windwalker Monk

Slot Item Source
Head Mystic Heron’s Hatsuburi Tindral Sageswift / Catalyst
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross
Shoulders Leafmender Mantle The Everbloom
Cloak Inflammable Drapeleaf Gnarlroot
Chest Mystic Heron’s Burdens Nymue / Catalyst
Wrist Life-Bound Bindings Crafted
Gloves Mystic Heron’s Glovebills Igira the Cruel
Belt Hound-Jowl Waistband Waycrest Manor
Legs Mystic Heron’s Waders Larodar, Keeper of the Flame
Boots Slimy Expulsion Boots Crafted
Ring Signet of the Last Elder Igira the Cruel
Ring Lord Waycrest’s Signet Waycrest Manor
Trinket Ashes of the Embersoul Smolderon
Trinket Cataclysmic Signet Brand Smolderon
Main Hand Rashon, the Immortal Blaze Fyrakk

Best Gear from the Raid for Windwalker Monk 

Slot Item Source
Head Mystic Heron’s Hatsuburi Tindral Sageswift
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross
Shoulders Mystic Heron’s Hopeful Effigy Smolderon
Cloak Inflammable Drapeleaf Gnarlroot
Chest Mystic Heron’s Burdens Nymue
Wrist Mystic Heron’s Fisticuffs Catalyst
Gloves Mystic Heron’s Glovebills Igira the Cruel
Belt Bloody Dragonhide Belt Igira the Cruel
Legs Mystic Heron’s Waders Larodar, Keeper of the Flame
Boots Mystic Heron’s Tabi Catalyst
Ring Signet of the Last Elder Igira the Cruel
Ring Band of Burning Thorns Larodar, Keeper of the Flame
Trinket Ashes of the Embersoul Smolderon
Trinket Cataclysmic Signet Brand Smolderon
Main Hand Rashon, the Immortal Blaze Fyrakk

Best Gear from Mythic+ for Windwalker Monk 

Slot Item Source
Head Mystic Heron’s Hatsuburi Catalyst
Neck Raven Filigree Pendant Black Rook Hold
Shoulders Leafmender Mantle The Everbloom
Cloak Shadowfeather Shawl Black Rook Hold
Chest Mystic Heron’s Burdens Catalyst
Wrist Chronomancer’s Stasis Shackles Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond’s Rise
Gloves Mystic Heron’s Glovebills Catalyst
Belt Hound-Jowl Waistband Waycrest Manor
Legs Mystic Heron’s Waders Catalyst
Boots Mystic Heron’s Tabi Catalyst
Ring Band of Twisted Bark Darkheart Thicket
Ring Lord Waycrest’s Signet Waycrest Manor
Trinket Accelerating Sandglass Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall
Trinket Witherbark’s Branch The Everbloom
Main Hand Borrowed Time Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond’s Rise

      Trinkets

      Recommended On Use Trinkets

      Best: Ashes of the Embersoul, Witherbark’s Branch

      Good: Bandolier of Twisted Blades, Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows, My'das Talisman

      Recommended Passive Trinkets

      Best: Cataclysmic Signet Brand, Augury of the Primal Flame

      Good: Accelerating Sandglass, Porcelain CrabCoiled Serpent Idol

      Gear

      In 10.2, Your best weapon Rashon, the Immortal Blaze. As this weapon drops from the last boss, Fyrakk, it may be difficult to acquire. In this case there are a few alternatives available. Thorncaller Claw + any other 1 handed weapon or if you are more dungeon-inclined, Borrowed Time.

      Embellishments

      Recommended ST: Slimy Expulsion Boots + Life-Bound Bindings

      Alternative: 2 Non-tier pieces crafted with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch

      In Patch 10.2, The recommendations are similar to Season 2. Slimy Expulsion Boots + Toxic Patch on a non-tier slot (usually bracers) are your go-to for most situations. 

      If you are looking for an alternative you can also go the Shadowflame patch route and craft Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch on 2 non-tier pieces.

      Additionally, the Alchemical Flavor Pocket can be crafted onto a piece of gear as a Quality of Life improvement that doesn’t count towards your two embellishment limit. It will make your Food Buff last twice as long and persist through death.