Recommended ST Raiding Build
Boss specific recommendations and strategy:Raid Bosses
Tier 1 (15)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Rushing Jade Wind: Summon a tornado around you that damages up to 6 enemies around you for 6 seconds.
Tier 7 (50)
Spiritual Focus: Every 2 Chi reduces the cooldown of Storm, Earth, and Fire by 1 second.
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.
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.