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Windwalker Monk PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Windwalker Monk
Season 4
50 characters
3263 - 3644

Welcome to Murlok.io's Windwalker Monk PvE guide for Mythic+ in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Windwalker Monks from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Dabnel (Area 52 US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3644.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Windwalker Monks

  1. 1
    Dabnel's character icon
    Dabnel
    Area 52 (US)
    527 ilvl
    3644
  2. 2
    Darkllinè's character icon
    Darkllinè
    Twisting Nether (EU)
    527 ilvl
    3581
  3. 3
    Loonbrew's character icon
    Loonbrew
    Area 52 (US)
    527 ilvl
    3505
  4. 4
    Sanjìkun's character icon
    Sanjìkun
    Silvermoon (EU)
    525 ilvl
    3496
  5. 5
    Эльпапито's character icon
    Эльпапито
    Howling Fjord (EU)
    527 ilvl
    3486

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Windwalker Monk Secondary and Minor stats for Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+5302
39% Critical Strike
+2191
13% Haste
+6318
53% Mastery
+6545
32% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+671
9% Avoidance
+332
2% Leech
+138
3% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Dwarf currently being the top race for Windwalker Monks in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    16
  2. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    13
  3. Orc race icon
    Orc
    6
  4. Pandaren race icon
    Pandaren
    5
  5. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    4

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Monk specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Monk class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Monk's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Soothing Mist
11
Rising Sun Kick
50
Tiger's Lust
50
Improved Roll
0
Calming Presence
50
Disable
10
Tiger Tail Sweep
0
Vigorous Expulsion
10
Improved Vivify
40
Detox
45
Paralysis
49
Grace of the Crane
9
Vivacious Vivification
41
Ferocity of Xuen
50
Improved Paralysis
40
Elusive Mists
0
Transcendence
50
Spear Hand Strike
49
Fortifying Brew
50
Chi Burst
48
Hasty Provocation
0
Ring of Peace
50
Fast Feet
50
Celerity
39
Expeditious Fortification
24
Profound Rebuttal
45
Diffuse Magic
48
Eye of the Tiger
17
Dampen Harm
48
Improved Touch of Death
50
Strength of Spirit
3
Close to Heart
37
Escape from Reality
0
Windwalking
0
Fatal Touch
50
Generous Pour
49
Save Them All
0
Resonant Fists
50
Bounce Back
11
Summon Jade Serpent Statue
0
Summon White Tiger Statue
41
Summon Black Ox Statue
0

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Windwalker Monks with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Fists of Fury
50
Touch of Karma
50
Ascension
50
Power Strikes
50
Widening Whirl
50
Touch of the Tiger
0
Hardened Soles
0
Flashing Fists
50
Open Palm Strikes
50
Mark of the Crane
50
Flying Serpent Kick
50
Glory of the Dawn
50
Shadowboxing Treads
50
Inner Peace
0
Storm, Earth, and Fire
42
Meridian Strikes
1
Strike of the Windlord
50
Dance of Chi-Ji
50
Jade Ignition
0
Drinking Horn Cover
50
Spiritual Focus
0
Hit Combo
50
Rushing Jade Wind
0
Forbidden Technique
47
Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
50
Teachings of the Monastery
50
Thunderfist
48
Crane Vortex
46
Xuen's Bond
1
Fury of Xuen
10
Empowered Tiger Lightning
50
Rising Star
3
Bonedust Brew
42
Fatal Flying Guillotine
47
Last Emperor's Capacitor
0
Xuen's Battlegear
50
Transfer the Power
50
Whirling Dragon Punch
0
Jadefire Stomp
3
Attenuation
0
Dust in the Wind
0
Skytouch
49
Invoker's Delight
50
Path of Jade
0
Jadefire Harmony
3

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Windwalker Monk's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Ride the Wind
9
Tigereye Brew
1
Reverse Harm
34
Disabling Reach
0
Grapple Weapon
9
Alpha Tiger
31
Wind Waker
0
Pressure Points
3
Turbo Fists
44
Perpetual Paralysis
1
Mighty Ox Kick
2
Stormspirit Strikes
4

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Windwalker Monks in Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Crown of Roaring Storms item icon
    Crown of Roaring Storms
    18
  2. Gaze of the Waking Fist item set icon
    set
    Gaze of the Waking Fist
    17
  3. Violent Gravemask item icon
    Violent Gravemask
    5
  4. Life-Bound Cap item icon
    Life-Bound Cap
    3
  5. Peripheral Vision Projectors item icon
    Peripheral Vision Projectors
    2

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    27
  2. Tuskarr Bone Necklace item icon
    Tuskarr Bone Necklace
    10
  3. Custodian's Medallion of Delusion item icon
    Custodian's Medallion of Delusion
    7
  4. Ouroboreal Necklet item icon
    Ouroboreal Necklet
    3
  5. Magmorax's Fourth Collar item icon
    Magmorax's Fourth Collar
    2

Shoulders

  1. Mantle of the Waking Fist item set icon
    set
    Mantle of the Waking Fist
    39
  2. Twisted Loam Spaulders item icon
    Twisted Loam Spaulders
    4
  3. Shoulders of Animated Stone item icon
    Shoulders of Animated Stone
    3
  4. Mantle of Yearned Freedom item icon
    Mantle of Yearned Freedom
    2
  5. Life-Bound Shoulderpads item icon
    Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    24
  2. Mammoth-Trainer's Drape item icon
    Mammoth-Trainer's Drape
    7
  3. Drape of the Waking Fist item icon
    Drape of the Waking Fist
    6
  4. Inflammable Drapeleaf item icon
    Inflammable Drapeleaf
    4
  5. Cloak of Lost Devotion item icon
    Cloak of Lost Devotion
    3

Chest

  1. Chestwrap of the Waking Fist item set icon
    set
    Chestwrap of the Waking Fist
    50

Wrist

  1. Needlessly Complex Wristguards item icon
    Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    17
  2. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    8
  3. Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders item icon
    Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders
    6
  4. Primordial Serpent's Bindings item icon
    Primordial Serpent's Bindings
    6
  5. Cuffs of the Savage Serpent item icon
    Cuffs of the Savage Serpent
    5

Hands

  1. Palms of the Waking Fist item set icon
    set
    Palms of the Waking Fist
    48
  2. Flamewaker's Grips item icon
    Flamewaker's Grips
    1
  3. Ruby Contestant's Gloves item icon
    Ruby Contestant's Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    14
  2. Troggskin Waistband item icon
    Troggskin Waistband
    10
  3. Bloody Dragonhide Belt item icon
    Bloody Dragonhide Belt
    7
  4. Girdle of the Waking Fist item icon
    Girdle of the Waking Fist
    5
  5. Watcher's Clasp of Purpose item icon
    Watcher's Clasp of Purpose
    5

Legs

  1. Legguards of the Waking Fist item set icon
    set
    Legguards of the Waking Fist
    50

Feet

  1. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    20
  2. Ancient Rotwalkers item icon
    Ancient Rotwalkers
    7
  3. Flamebound Huntsman's Footpads item icon
    Flamebound Huntsman's Footpads
    6
  4. Failed Applicant's Footpads item icon
    Failed Applicant's Footpads
    5
  5. Treads of the Swift item icon
    Treads of the Swift
    4

Rings

  1. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    40
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    28
  3. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    17
  4. Bloodied Wedding Ring item icon
    Bloodied Wedding Ring
    7
  5. Platinum Star Band item icon
    Platinum Star Band
    3

Trinkets

  1. Neltharion's Call to Dominance item icon
    Neltharion's Call to Dominance
    41
  2. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    36
  3. Manic Grieftorch item icon
    Manic Grieftorch
    19
  4. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart item icon
    Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    2
  5. Ward of Faceless Ire item icon
    Ward of Faceless Ire
    1

Main Hand

  1. Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame item icon
    Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame
    48
  2. Awakened Planar Pillar item icon
    Awakened Planar Pillar
    1
  3. Thorncaller Claw item icon
    Thorncaller Claw
    1

Off Hand

  1. Bouldersplitter item icon
    Bouldersplitter
    1

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame item icon
    Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame
    48
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    39
  3. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    32
  4. Manic Grieftorch item icon
    Manic Grieftorch
    18
  5. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    17

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Windwalker Monks in Mythic+.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    98
  2. Flaring Cowl embellishment item icon
    Flaring Cowl
    1
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Windwalker Monks in Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    48
  2. +125 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +125 Avoidance
    1
  3. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    49
  2. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    47
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Herbalism enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Herbalism
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    44

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    43
  2. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    4
  3. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    3

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    42
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    7

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    60
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    21
  3. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    19

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    43
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    5
  3. Frozen Writ enchantment icon
    Frozen Writ
    1

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Windwalker Monks in Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Malygite gem icon
    Radiant Malygite
    131
  2. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    51
  3. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    43
  4. Resplendent Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    33
  5. Sensei's Neltharite gem icon
    Sensei's Neltharite
    30