Mythic+ Windwalker Monk

Windwalker Monk
Season 3
50 characters
3485 - 3793

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Windwalker Monk equipped to prevail in Mythic+ in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including 電棍丶 from Shadowmoon (TW) — currently ranked as the best Windwalker Monk in Mythic+.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Windwalker Monk. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Windwalker Monks

  1. 1
    電棍丶
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3793
  2. 2
    Darkllinè
    Twisting Nether (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3747
  3. 3
    Løvéñsè
    Tichondrius (US)
    487 ilvl
    3719
  4. 4
    Xastralt
    Zuljin (US)
    488 ilvl
    3701
  5. 5
    Gregmonk
    Azralon (US)
    488 ilvl
    3686

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
+4675
36% Critical Strike
+1354
8% Haste
+4563
42% Mastery
+6231
30% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Mastery
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+550
7% Avoidance
+245
2% Leech
+177
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
    19
  2. Night Elf
    14
  3. Pandaren
    5
  4. Orc
    3
  5. Blood Elf
    3

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
15
Rising Sun Kick
50
Tiger's Lust
50
Improved Roll
3
Calming Presence
50
Disable
6
Tiger Tail Sweep
1
Vigorous Expulsion
13
Improved Vivify
36
Detox
32
Paralysis
50
Grace of the Crane
8
Vivacious Vivification
41
Ferocity of Xuen
50
Improved Paralysis
42
Elusive Mists
1
Transcendence
50
Spear Hand Strike
49
Fortifying Brew
48
Chi Burst
48
Hasty Provocation
0
Ring of Peace
50
Fast Feet
50
Celerity
41
Expeditious Fortification
26
Profound Rebuttal
37
Diffuse Magic
46
Eye of the Tiger
24
Dampen Harm
50
Improved Touch of Death
50
Strength of Spirit
4
Close to Heart
28
Escape from Reality
1
Windwalking
0
Fatal Touch
50
Generous Pour
45
Save Them All
0
Resonant Fists
49
Bounce Back
30
Summon Jade Serpent Statue
0
Summon White Tiger Statue
32
Summon Black Ox Statue
5

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
1
Flashing Fists
49
Open Palm Strikes
50
Mark of the Crane
50
Flying Serpent Kick
50
Glory of the Dawn
50
Shadowboxing Treads
50
Inner Peace
0
Serenity
47
Meridian Strikes
7
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
45
Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
50
Teachings of the Monastery
50
Thunderfist
50
Crane Vortex
43
Xuen's Bond
2
Fury of Xuen
17
Empowered Tiger Lightning
50
Rising Star
5
Bonedust Brew
29
Fatal Flying Guillotine
45
Last Emperor's Capacitor
0
Xuen's Battlegear
50
Transfer the Power
49
Whirling Dragon Punch
0
Jadefire Stomp
5
Attenuation
0
Dust in the Wind
0
Skytouch
48
Invoker's Delight
50
Path of Jade
0
Jadefire Harmony
5

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
7
Tigereye Brew
1
Reverse Harm
33
Disabling Reach
2
Grapple Weapon
16
Alpha Tiger
36
Wind Waker
1
Pressure Points
0
Turbo Fists
47
Perpetual Paralysis
1
Mighty Ox Kick
2
Stormspirit Strikes
4

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment 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. set
    Mystic Heron's Hatsuburi
    49
  2. Shadowlace Cowl
    1

Neck

  1. Ouroboreal Necklet
    19
  2. Torc of Passed Time
    16
  3. Raven Filigree Pendant
    8
  4. Chain of the Green Flight
    5
  5. Elemental Lariat
    2

Shoulders

  1. Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    15
  2. Leafmender Mantle
    11
  3. set
    Mystic Heron's Hopeful Effigy
    11
  4. Strigine Epaulets
    9
  5. Titanic Shouldersparks
    2

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    23
  2. Inflammable Drapeleaf
    12
  3. Periwinkle Cloak
    9
  4. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    3
  5. Mystic Heron's Feathered Mantle
    2

Chest

  1. set
    Mystic Heron's Burdens
    42
  2. Robes of the Ashen Grove
    4
  3. Ahnzon's Corroded Carapace
    2
  4. Life-Bound Chestpiece
    1
  5. Shadowlace Tunic
    1

Wrist

  1. Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    27
  2. Primordial Serpent's Bindings
    7
  3. Life-Bound Bindings
    6
  4. Mystic Heron's Fisticuffs
    4
  5. Bracers of Dreadful Maladies
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Mystic Heron's Glovebills
    49
  2. Shadowlace Handwraps
    1

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt
    21
  2. Bloody Dragonhide Belt
    13
  3. Hound-Jowl Waistband
    7
  4. Vengeful Bladebeak Girdle
    4
  5. Salty Shell-Studded Girdle
    2

Legs

  1. set
    Mystic Heron's Waders
    48
  2. Blight Toadskin Leggings
    1
  3. Shadowlace Trousers
    1

Feet

  1. Life-Bound Boots
    24
  2. Mystic Heron's Tabi
    18
  3. Slimy Expulsion Boots
    3
  4. Tasseted Emberwalkers
    3
  5. Grove Darkener's Treads
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    42
  2. Signet of the Last Elder
    14
  3. Band of Twisted Bark
    12
  4. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    12
  5. set
    Lord Waycrest's Signet
    9

Trinkets

  1. Ashes of the Embersoul
    28
  2. Ember of Nullification
    26
  3. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    19
  4. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    11
  5. Witherbark's Branch
    11

Main Hand

  1. Borrowed Time
    14
  2. Rashon, the Immortal Blaze
    8
  3. Blightreaper
    6
  4. Thorncaller Claw
    5
  5. Fallen Drake's Bonesplitter
    4

Off Hand

  1. Igira's Flaying Hatchet
    5
  2. Lightning Whelk Axe
    3
  3. Primal Molten Longsword
    2
  4. Soulcharmer's Bludgeon
    2
  5. Thorncaller Claw
    2

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. Blue Silken Lining
    90
  2. Coated In Slime
    3
  3. Toxified
    3
  4. Elemental Lariat
    2
  5. Ever Decaying Spores
    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
    49

Shoulders

  1. Illusory Adornment: Fire
    1

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    48
  2. Regenerative Leech
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    47
  2. Reserve of Intellect
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    48
  2. +200 Leech
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    47

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    47
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    2

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    45
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    4

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    50
  2. +82 Versatility
    35
  3. +82 Critical Strike
    14

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    47
  2. Wafting Devotion
    2
  3. Frozen Writ
    1

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    16
  2. Wafting Devotion
    2

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. Sensei's Neltharite
    94
  2. Zen Neltharite
    81
  3. Radiant Malygite
    61
  4. Zen Malygite
    34
  5. Sensei's Alexstraszite
    26