Windwalker Monk talents guide

Patch 10.1 Last Updated: 22nd May, 2023
J-Funk Windwalker Monk Author

Class Talents

General Class Talent Tree:

Generally speaking you’re going to be running a build similar to this one for the Class Tree.

You want to path down the left side of the tree down from Soothing Mist. You won’t ever be using Soothing Mist, but you need it in order to access Vigorous Expulsion and Grace of the Crane. Our goal here is to pick up Close to Heart towards the bottom.

You pick up Tiger’s Lust and Paralysis but you could opt for Detox if you have no use for Paralysis in the current situation.

There are a few throughput traits that you want to pick up in every build. These include Ferocity of Xuen, Fast Feet, and Resonant Fists as these are just passive damage increases.

If you are finding that you need an extra roll charge for a given situation, you could drop a point in Bounce Back in order to pick up Celerity.

The capstone traits for the Monk class tree are generally underwhelming and while we do want to pick up Summon White Tiger Statue, since it is a throughput increase, you could theoretically drop it in favor of something else if needed.

Talent Builds

Single Target


This build is for pure single target and because of that, it incorporates the extremely divisive Faeline Stomp. You are primarily picking Faeline Stomp to access Faeline Harmony, which is an 12% damage taken increase on targets. This build can suffer from movement heavy encounters where you are not able to stand in your Faeline for prolonged periods of time.

Serenity pulls ahead on single target over Storm, Earth, and Fire because of the strong synergy it has with the tier set.



This build is for 2-4 target cleave boss fights and it differs from the single target build by dropping Touch of the Tiger and picking up Dance of Chi-Ji.

Because of the implications with the tier set in 10.1, This build still opts to play Faeline Stomp because Faeline Harmony’s 12% damage amplification also affects the damage coming from Shadowflame Nova.

If the encounter is extremely unfriendly to Faeline Stomp and you notice your uptime of it is lacking, you could consider dropping it in favor of picking up Touch of Death talents instead.



This build is for 5+ target situations such as Mythic+. It differs from the cleave build by picking up Crane Vortex and Bonedust Brew, since you’re going to be using Spinning Crane Kick very often.

It plays somewhat similarly to how you played in Shadowlands, except for the breaking mastery part. Under no circumstance should you ever break mastery during Bonedust Brew. Now, mainly because Bonedust Brew is significantly weaker than it has been and the lack of Calculated Strikes in addition to using Hit Combo.

AoE (Serenity)


An emerging popular build in Mythic+ as a result of the T30 Tier Set is using Serenity. This builds opts to pick up Meridian Strikes and Fatal Flying Guillotine instead of Faeline Stomp, which nets you some more AoE damage.

In this build you would always hold Serenity to align with Xuen every 2 minutes.