Windwalker Monk talents guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 2nd Aug, 2022
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Recommended Talents

Windwalker Monk Eye of the Tiger Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Wave Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Burst Talent
Windwalker Monk Celerity Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Torpedo Talent
Windwalker Monk Tiger's Lust Talent
Windwalker Monk Ascension Talent
Windwalker Monk Fist of the White Tiger Talent
Windwalker Monk Energizing Elixir Talent
Windwalker Monk Tiger Tail Sweep Talent
Windwalker Monk Good Karma Talent
Windwalker Monk Ring of Peace Talent
Windwalker Monk Inner Strength Talent
Windwalker Monk Diffuse Magic Talent
Windwalker Monk Dampen Harm Talent
Windwalker Monk Hit Combo Talent
Windwalker Monk Rushing Jade Wind Talent
Windwalker Monk Dance of Chi-Ji Talent
Windwalker Monk Spiritual Focus Talent
Windwalker Monk Whirling Dragon Punch Talent
Windwalker Monk Serenity Talent

Recommended ST Raiding Build

Windwalker Monk Eye of the Tiger Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Wave Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Burst Talent
Windwalker Monk Celerity Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Torpedo Talent
Windwalker Monk Tiger's Lust Talent
Windwalker Monk Ascension Talent
Windwalker Monk Fist of the White Tiger Talent
Windwalker Monk Energizing Elixir Talent
Windwalker Monk Tiger Tail Sweep Talent
Windwalker Monk Good Karma Talent
Windwalker Monk Ring of Peace Talent
Windwalker Monk Inner Strength Talent
Windwalker Monk Diffuse Magic Talent
Windwalker Monk Dampen Harm Talent
Windwalker Monk Hit Combo Talent
Windwalker Monk Rushing Jade Wind Talent
Windwalker Monk Dance of Chi-Ji Talent
Windwalker Monk Spiritual Focus Talent
Windwalker Monk Whirling Dragon Punch Talent
Windwalker Monk Serenity Talent

Recommended AoE Raiding Build

Windwalker Monk Eye of the Tiger Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Wave Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Burst Talent
Windwalker Monk Celerity Talent
Windwalker Monk Chi Torpedo Talent
Windwalker Monk Tiger's Lust Talent
Windwalker Monk Ascension Talent
Windwalker Monk Fist of the White Tiger Talent
Windwalker Monk Energizing Elixir Talent
Windwalker Monk Tiger Tail Sweep Talent
Windwalker Monk Good Karma Talent
Windwalker Monk Ring of Peace Talent
Windwalker Monk Inner Strength Talent
Windwalker Monk Diffuse Magic Talent
Windwalker Monk Dampen Harm Talent
Windwalker Monk Hit Combo Talent
Windwalker Monk Rushing Jade Wind Talent
Windwalker Monk Dance of Chi-Ji Talent
Windwalker Monk Spiritual Focus Talent
Windwalker Monk Whirling Dragon Punch Talent
Windwalker Monk Serenity Talent

Recommended Mythic+ Build:

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Windwalker Monk Eye of the Tiger TalentEye of the TigerPassive
Windwalker Monk Chi Wave TalentChi WaveInstant
Windwalker Monk Chi Burst TalentChi Burst1 sec cast

Eye of the Tiger: A DoT that is applied after using Tiger Palm and heals the Monk as well (limited to one target).

Chi Wave: Throws a wave of Chi 7 times between you and the target between 25 yards, dealing damage or healing.

Chi Burst: Deals damage and healing in a 40-yard line and generates 1 Chi per target, up to two Chi total.

Raiding: Chi Burst should be used if you can hit more than one target with it or if you are playing Night Fae. If it is a pure single target encounter, you can use either Chi Wave or Eye of the Tiger with the difference being minimal, primarily Eye of the Tiger being the easier of the two to use as it is passive.

Mythic+: Chi Burst should be used at all times in M+ as you will often encounter more than one target.

Tier 2 (25)

Windwalker Monk Celerity TalentCelerityPassive
Windwalker Monk Chi Torpedo TalentChi TorpedoInstant
Windwalker Monk Tiger's Lust TalentTiger's LustInstant

Celerity: The cooldown of Roll is decreased by 5 seconds, and Roll has one additional charge.

Chi Torpedo: Replaces Roll and torpedoes you forwards while increasing your movement speed by 30% for 10 seconds. The movement speed bonus stacks two times.

Tiger's Lust: Increases a friendly target's movement speed by 70% and removes roots/snares.

Tiger's Lust has the edge over the other two choices because of its versatility. You can use it to remove a snare or root effect on yourself or choose to aid your allies with it as well.

Tier 3 (30)

Windwalker Monk Ascension TalentAscensionPassive
Windwalker Monk Fist of the White Tiger TalentFist of the White TigerInstant
Windwalker Monk Energizing Elixir TalentEnergizing ElixirInstant

Ascension: Increases maximum Chi by 1, maximum Energy by 20, and Energy regeneration by 10%.

Fist of the White Tiger: Strikes the target for physical damage and generates 3 Chi.

Energizing Elixir: Grants 2 Chi and 75 Energy over 5 seconds on use.

The choice for this row comes down to personal preference between Ascension and Fist of the White Tiger, with Fist of the White Tiger being the more popular option for Single Target encounters and Ascension becoming increasingly more popular for AoE situations because of its ease of use and its ability to allow to pool resources more effectively.

Tier 4 (35)

Windwalker Monk Tiger Tail Sweep TalentTiger Tail SweepPassive
Windwalker Monk Good Karma TalentGood KarmaPassive
Windwalker Monk Ring of Peace TalentRing of PeaceInstant

Tiger Tail Sweep: Increases the range of Leg Sweep and reduces the cooldown by 10 seconds.

Good Karma: 100% of the damage redirected by Touch of Karma heals you.

Ring of Peace: Knocks enemies away for a targeted location for 5 seconds.

Ring of Peace is the default option in this row if you can utilize it (mainly in M+ or any raid fight with adds); otherwise, you choose Good Karma for the extra albeit small amount of personal survivability it will provide.

Tier 5 (40)

Windwalker Monk Inner Strength TalentInner StrengthPassive
Windwalker Monk Diffuse Magic TalentDiffuse MagicInstant
Windwalker Monk Dampen Harm TalentDampen HarmInstant

Inner Strength: Spending Chi reduces damage taken by 2%, up to 5 stacks.

Diffuse Magic: Reduces magic damage taken by 60% for 6 seconds and transfers harmful magic effects back to their original caster.

Dampen Harm: Reduces damage taken by 20% to 50%, with larger attacks being reduced more.

Most of the time you should default to Diffuse Magic as most situations will have large magical damage hits that you may want to mitigate. It can also dispel off any harmful magical effects that are currently affecting you. If you find yourself encountering a large amount of physical damage that you want to mitigate you can choose Dampen Harm.

Tier 6 (45)

Windwalker Monk Hit Combo TalentHit ComboPassive
Windwalker Monk Rushing Jade Wind TalentRushing Jade WindInstant
Windwalker Monk Dance of Chi-Ji TalentDance of Chi-JiPassive

Hit Combo: Each successive attack that triggers Combo Strikes grants 1% increased damage up to 6 times.

Rushing Jade Wind: Summon a tornado around you that damages up to 6 enemies around you for 6 seconds.

Dance of Chi-Ji: Spending Chi has a chance to make your next Spinning Crane Kick free and deals 200% additional damage.

Hit Combo for single target raid encounter or Dance of Chiji if there are 2 targets or more during an encounter and in mythic+.

Tier 7 (50)

Windwalker Monk Spiritual Focus TalentSpiritual FocusPassive
Windwalker Monk Whirling Dragon Punch TalentWhirling Dragon PunchInstant
Windwalker Monk Serenity TalentSerenityInstant

Spiritual Focus: Every 2 Chi reduces the cooldown of Storm, Earth, and Fire by 1 second.

Whirling Dragon Punch: An uncapped AoE attack that can only be used while Fists of Fury and Rising Sun Kick are on cooldown.

Note: This attack locks your character’s positioning in place for about a second. This can be utilized to cancel knockback/knock up in certain niche situations, also be aware of any swirlies that may spawn under your feet as you land.

Serenity: Replaces Storm, Earth and Fire and increases your damage and healing done by 20% for 12 seconds, and all Chi consumers are free and cooldown 100% faster.

Whirling Dragon Punch / Spiritual Focus for raids and Mythic+.

In Patch 9.2, if you are a Necrolord Windwalker, there is a case to be made for Spiritual Focus being played in Mythic+ situations once you unlock your second legendary. This has to do with the innate synergy that Bonedust Brew and Spiritual Focus have together because Bonedust Brew refunds the Chi spend on Spinning Crane Kick. In 9.2, you will have +40% uptime on Bonedust Brew in Mythic+. You are spending a lot of time casting Spinning Crane Kick, therefore, gaining more benefit from the CDR aspect of Spiritual Focus . Additionally, Bonedust Brew is more effective during Storm, Earth, and Fire because you have more opportunities to proc Bonedust Brew for extra damage.