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Welcome to Overgear Guide to Monk. Here you can get acquainted with class mechanics and its overall changes. Hope you will find helpful and relevant answers to any questions you have. Make yourself comfortable, we are starting now!

Disclaimer: This guide is unfinished due to in-game circumstances. Dragonflight hasn’t been released yet, so we cannot go through builds, gear, consumables, and rotation here. We think that it is very important to provide our readers with the most up-to-date and relevant information, and that’s why we ask you to wait for a while. Keep in touch, and come back later to learn about the rest of the Mage gameplay secrets.

Dragonflight Monk Overview

Dragonflight Monk Guide

Monk is a class that can choose between 3 available roles. Playing Monk is interesting because of the mechanics. Every spec has unique and amazing features that many players love. Another thing about Monk is the oriental vibe this class has. It is imbued with the spirit of the East. No matter what spec you are playing, you will sense the atmosphere of dragons, martial arts, and ancient legends.

Dragonflight Monk Spec Choice

The strengths and weaknesses of each class are purely subjective things. However, there are axioms with which most agree.

Brewmaster Mistweaver Windwalker
Strengths
  • Has damage smothering abilities like Stagger and Shuffle that works for Magic and Physical damage;
  • Incredible mobility kit;
  • Great CC abilities;
  • Good for new players as this spec forgives some mistakes during the gameplay.
  • Powerful single-target healers;
  • Can deal decent damage;
  • Ultimate mobility.
  • Strong CC options;
  • Can apply the 5% Physical damage debuff Mystic Touch.
  • Arguably is the most mobile class in the game;
  • Strong bursts and decent AoE and Cleave;
  • Jack of all trades….
Weaknesses
  • Low base Health;
  • Vulnerable to Magic damage;
  • A large number of keybinds to keep track of;
  • Hard to track Stagger without any extra addons.
  • Have to manage their mana;
  • Does not offer a damage reduction cooldown to the raid;
  • Might get worse in later seasons due to the bad scaling.
  • …masters of none;
  • Sometimes may struggle to deal single-target damage.

Dragonflight Monk Changes

Most general changes Monk face in Dragonflight:

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Dragonflight Monk Guide

Dragonflight Monk Talents

Brewmaster Monk

Brewmasters are great tanks with great survivability. They have a unique damage-over-time mechanic called Stagger. This way of taking damage makes Brewmaster different from any other tanking specialization. Moreover, Brewmasters have a lot of utility and mobility. The main change is:

  • Attenuation — Cooldown reduction can now trigger up to 10 times (was 5).

Mistweaver Monk

The Mistweaver specialization makes Monk to be a Jack of all trades, as different talent choices can allow them to heal both tanks and the raid very well.

Depending on talent choices, Mistweavers can be focused on hard tank healing, or they can be damage-dealing healers.

The key build changes:

Windwalker Monk

The Windwalker Monk is a melee DPS spec. It is focused on using Energy and Chi Energy to deal damage. Windwalker is a very mobile spec with a strong kit for M+ and PvP.

The key spec changes:

Dragonflight Monk Leveling

Thanks to the fact that Monk can handle all the roles in the game, we assume that the most efficient way to level up this class is to run dungeons. That will save you a huge chunk of time as you will get a lot of experience in one place without any extra runs around the open world. Note that dungeon leveling can be inefficient if you do it with a weak pug group, as they sometimes can wipe over and over again. In that scenario, It is a great idea to take a break and switch to questing. Choose between two expansions that have been proven to be the best. Quests in Warlords of Draenor and Legion expansions are packed conveniently, which reduces your time for running around.

Don’t hesitate to spend some gold on the following items, as they will ease your life drastically.

Dragonflight Monk Stats

Brewmaster Monk

  1. Agility is a primary stat. Agility increases your Attack Power, dodge chance, Stagger percentage, and even your self-healing; 
  2. Versatility – increases all the damage and healing you do and decreases all damage you take;
  3. Critical Strike – gives a chance to deal additional damage;
  4. Haste – increases attack and casting speed. Decreases global cooldown;
  5. Mastery – grants you a stacking buff with a chance to dodge. It lasts for 10 seconds or until a successfully dodged attack. It also increases  Attack Power. Attack Power also increases your healing from Gift of the Ox.

Mistweaver Monk

  1. Intellect is a primary stat. Provides Spell Power, which increases the power of healing as well;
  2. Critical Strike – gives a chance to deal additional damage and healing;
  3. Versatility – increases all the damage and healing you do and decreases all damage you take;
  4. Haste – increases attack and casting speed. Decreases global cooldown;
  5. Mastery – causes Renewing Mist, Enveloping Mist, and Vivify heals to also heal the primary target for a certain amount depending on your Mastery rating.

Windwalker Monk

  1. Agility is your primary stat. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.
  2. Versatility – increases all the damage and healing you do and decreases all damage you take.
  3. Critical Strike – gives a chance to deal additional damage and healing.
  4. Mastery – causes your abilities to deal increased damage (depending on the mastery rating) when they are not used two or more times in a row.

Dragonflight Monk Best Race

Note that race choice doesn’t affect your game. The difference between various races is miserable. Still, for the Alliance, we recommend playing Dwarves. Their Might of the Mountain passive increases the damage of all critical strikes by 2%. Stoneform ability is also good as it helps you to cleanse debuffs from you and works as an extra save ability that monks lack.

On the other hand, Orcs are the best race for the Horde players. Blood Fury combined with any on-use trinkets will boost your damage to the skies.

Dragonflight Monk Best Professions

We recommend picking professions to have a stable gold income. Some professions are the best in terms of quality-of-life things. Engineering is the winner of this category. It allows you to craft battle resurrection devices like Disposable Spectrophasic Reanimator. The importance of these things is unmeasurable. Sometimes it is so important to have an ability to resuscitate your tank or healer that it makes a difference between a boss kill and wipe.

Alchemy and Enchanting are the best choices for gold making. Both professions can provide players with major upgrades that will be in high demand during all seasons of expansion. For more detailed information, check out our various in-depth Dragonflight profession guides.

Dragonflight Monk Macro

Detox Mouseover Macro

#showtooltip Detox
/cast [@mouseover,help,nodead] Detox;Detox

Mouseover Interrupt Macro

#showtooltip Spear Hand Strike
/cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead] Spear Hand Strike; Spear Hand Strike

Tiger’s Lust Mouseover Macro

#showtooltip Tiger’s Lust
/cast [@mouseover,help,nodead] Tiger’s Lust;Tiger’s Lust


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