Windwalkers offer high group damage, but also deal massive damage to individual targets. In our class guide to the Windrunner, we show you the best choice of talent and the raid style against individual targets. If you choose some other talents, you are also incredibly strong in Mythic Plus dungeons.
New expansion, new guide: In celebration of the Dragonflight release with its new talent trees, we’re overhauling our guides from the ground up. So that you have the most important information in the endgame in the meantime, there is a short version for level 70. In the course of Dragonflight, the guide to the Windwalker Monk at level 70 will be expanded to include other, more in-depth details.
Talent code for in-game takeover:
With the talent distribution in the picture you are optimally equipped against individual targets. For dungeons you take the circled talents to cause high group damage. You give up for that meridian strokes, spiritual focus, Last Emperor’s Capacitor, power transmission and Rising Star. There are also situations where you need both high single target and group damage. Then you can also mix the different talent distributions. sky wide is always strong, for example, when new adds appear regularly. Capacitor of the Last Emperor is practically useless with just two targets.
Your strongest abilities cost Chi. You also generate the resource Chi tiger claw and damage diversion. Your energy bar must never be full. Therefore, the most important thing is that you play ahead and generate chi before your strong abilities are ready again. There are also abilities that you have to squeeze into the rotation when everything is on cooldown, like for example Crackling Jade Lightning. You can never use the same ability twice in a rowbecause then you are not from your mastery and hit combo benefits.
1. Blackout Kick (only with three stacks of Lessons of the Monastery)
2. Strike of the Windlord (two chi; strong against groups with the Thunderfist talent)
3. fists of fury (three chi; will be channeled)
4. Occurs the rising sun (two chi)
5. Whirling Dragon Strike (high group damage)
6. Crackling Jade Lightning (Use Imperial Capacitor for 17+ stacks)
7. Whirling Crane Kick (only with Proc Chi-Ji’s dance)
8th. damage diversion (15 energy; generates a chi and some healing)
9. tiger claw (50 Energy; generates Chi)
10 Blackout Kick (a chi; fill spell)
11. chi wave (free; filling magic)
For high group damage, you basically use the same skills. Occurs the rising sun you only use it if you want it Whirling Dragon Strike can use. You access it as a filling spell Whirling Crane Kick (also without proc). For each mark of the crane increases the damage of Whirling Crane Kick. Tab through your targets to mark many enemies!
Summon Xuen the White Tiger: Xuen deals damage to up to three enemies, increases your damage done and – thanks to Summoner’s Joy – grants you 33 percent more haste for 20 seconds.
Storm, Earth and Fire increases your damage for 15 seconds. The clones prefer to attack other targets. This will quickly build up stacks of Marks of the Crane. Press the button again to make the ghosts fixate on your target. Combines the cooldown with Xuen.
touch of death instantly defeats an opponent with less health than you. You can use the spell on bosses from 15 percent health.
The Windwalker relies on the following value distribution.
3. Critical Hit Rating
The primary attribute, Agility, is by far the strongest, and the other stats are close. Therefore, higher item level gear is almost always better. If you want to know exactly how much DPS versatility, critical hit value and Co. bring to the decimal place, you have to use tools like raidbots and SimCraft to grab.