Monk

Latest WoW hotfixes address bonus rolls on Greater Invasion Points and more A short list of 7.3 hotfixes was released last night, addressing a few loot issues and some PVP adjustments as well. Players that have been experiencing trouble getting that pesky bonus roll window to pop up on Greater Invasion Point bosses can breath a sigh of relief — the issue has been fixed. In addition,...

Brewmaster monk with mage tower challenge appearance
Zen Meditation: Patch 7.2.5 gives Monks the good, the bad, and the ugly {PB} With the arrival of patch 7.2.5, I’m sure many a Monk is stressing out. Should I be excited? Should I repec? Should I keep doing what I’m doing? The start of a patch with major class changes can be filled with decisions on whether to re-gem or re-enchant, and whether or not you want...




Zen Meditation: Mastering the wind in PVP With the focus on new tiers coming out every other day, I admittedly haven’t gotten to do nearly as much PVP as normal. Legion‘s been pretty exciting overall — tons of new content, new instances, new everything. Heck, our entire class is also pretty new! However, we haven’t really discussed PVP. It’s like this entire...

A monk in Stormstout Brewery
Zen Meditation: Brewmaster secondary stats and when to use them Which Brewmaster stats are the most useful? Which ones should you be searching for? And which stats end up being the most useful in any given situation? Generally speaking, the answer lies in our secondary stats — Versatility, Mastery, Critical Strike, and Haste. But some discussion of Agility and Stamina always comes into this conversation...

Know Your Lore: The Fist of the First Dawn There are many kinds of monks — religious men and women who inhabit monasteries and devote themselves, for example — but World of Warcraft Monks are a different story: chi-wielding unarmed combat specialists who can heal wounds, strike like lightning, and dazzle an enemy with seeming intoxication. They owe their existence to the Pandaren of...

Love is in the air for monks
Zen Meditation: A love for Monks When considering what I wanted to write for this month, I had a few options. I knew I wanted to do something Valentine’s Day themed for this week, and considered discussing all the wonderful things our monks can heal, DPS, or tank. However, after putting some thought into it, I realized that you, my readers,...




Zen Meditation: Legendary Mistweaving Well, here’s a topic I’ve tried to avoid: discussing legendaries at all. I’ve not been terribly shy about admitting that I’m not a fan of the legendary system for Legion. For many classes, they can really make you stand out. For Mistweaver, they can dictate the style of healing you do, even encouraging you to do...

Zen Meditation: Brewmaster in patch 7.1.5 It’s been some time since we’ve met, fellow monks. I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season, with friends and family alike. This raid tier has nearly ended, and on the horizon, the Nighthold looms with the promises of 7.1.5. It seems that for what we’ve experienced in Legion, Brewmasters in particular have...



A monk in Stormstout Brewery
Zen Meditation: Monks in patch 7.1 Patch 7.1 has arrived. Not only do we get to hit up Trial of Valor, but we even get to have a nice nostalgia trip in Karazhan! But wait — what about our monks? Are there any class changes or other changes we need to be aware of? We’ve got you covered here!

Monk casting Ring of Peace, courtesy of Magdalena of Whisperwind (US)
Zen Meditation: Theorying your monkcraft Thanks to Ask Mr. Robot, there’s been a fair amount of discussion about theorycrafting. Many players are intimidated by a perceived high barrier of entry, afraid it’s too difficult to get into theorycrafting. Honestly, theorycrafting is not for everyone. The job ends up being pretty thankless. You’ll have more disagreements than agreements, and you’ll find...

Zen Meditation: Is your Monk ready to raid Emerald Nightmare? With Emerald Nightmare, Mythic+ dungeons, and PVP Season 1 are finally releasing, you’re probably panicked and stressed as I am about getting your Monk raid ready. So on that note, let’s take a few minutes just to breathe. Ready? Okay! Let’s go over a few things we can do to have our Monks up and ready to brew,...

Zen Meditation: What Windwalker and Mistweaver Monks need to know for Patch 7.0 It’s almost time for the Legion pre-patch! Servers will go down this Tuesday, July 19th, and when they’re back on line we’ll be in a patch 7.0 world. That means it’s time to review all of the Monk specs so you’re ready to hit the ground running when the patch arrives. We’ve already talked about Brewmasters, so now it’s...

A Brewpup and his Christmas Keg
Zen Meditation: What Brewmaster Monks need to know for patch 7.0 Legion’s release date is getting closer, and now we know the Legion pre-patch is coming on July 19th. Now, likely, you’re scrambling to get in your last minute prep. Maybe you’re looking at finishing up Challenge Mode Golds (I, myself, finally got around to finishing those this past week!) You may also be thinking about pet battles...

Zen Meditation: Roleplaying your Monk with creative freedom So you want to roleplay a Monk, but maybe you’re not sure of what kind of origin story to use. Or maybe you aren’t sure what kind of background works. Last time we met, I wrote up a piece about the Brewmaster artifact quest in an RP style. The character in that little story probably didn’t come across...

Zen Meditation: Brewmaster Monk artifact quest preview Similar to previous artifact previews — check out our previews for Windwalker and Mistweaver — there will be many, many Legion story spoilers here. If you want to experience this quest fresh when Legion launches, don’t click on! Still want to hear more about the Brewmaster Monk quest? Keep reading.  

Calligraphy on US-Stormreaver using Storm, Earth, and Fire
Zen Meditation: The many Windwalker identities This week Monks received the idea of a new iteration of Storm, Earth, and Fire, and the general area-of-effect (AoE) abilities for Windwalker. The reactions in the feedback thread were pretty wild, but let’s take a breath. Breathe. Meditate. Now let’s discuss the iterations of the Windwalker’s identity, and how that identity changes in the...