Monk

Zen Meditation: Windwalker and Havoc Demon Hunter comparison Legion’s left a mixed bag of feelings thus far for those of us that have stuck with Windwalker since its inception in Mists of Pandaria. If you’re like me, you’re probably absolutely ecstatic to have a new class to try out. If you’re also like me, you’re also probably dreading having another class to compete...

Zen Meditation: Windwalker Monk playstyle in Legion First: a disclaimer. This post is discussing things that are very much in alpha. That everything I’m talking about could change in weeks or even hours. Heck, it might even change before the editors hit “publish.” Nevertheless, it’s never too early to get a bit hyped about how Monks will play out in Legion, so today we’ll be...




Pandaren Monk
Zen Meditation: Where are the champions of Monk lore? In the lull before Legion, the class hasn’t undergone terrible many iterations. Frankly, we aren’t expecting to see more changes to the live game, and one can only write so many posts about how to use Tigereye Brew. So what should we be talking about while we wait for more Monk news from the alpha? I asked you...

Tsuki on Windwhisper (US) casting Uplift
Zen Meditation: Is the Legion Mistweaver becoming overly homogenized? When the Monk Legion class preview debuted, probably the first concern — and rightly so — voiced by Mistweavers questioned whether the specialization would become too similar to other healers. Speaking from experience, I quit my Restoration shaman and my Restoration druid pre-Mists when I felt that healing had become boring for me. It felt...

Christmas Perky Pug
Zen Meditation: Monk New Year resolutions It’s that time of year again. We’ve gotten done visiting our families, we’re reflecting on how the year’s come and gone, and maybe we’re even making plans for what we’re going to do in the new year. We might’ve even told ourselves we’ll cut back on the sugar, or maybe we want to do just a...

Pandaren Monk
Know Your Lore: Monk Artifact lore in Legion The Monk class was born out of rebellion, pragmatism, and balance. The first Monks were Pandaren who sought to rebel against their cruel and tyrannical Mogu overlords, but while the Mogu were vicious and brutal they weren’t stupid. They’d forbidden their slaves to carry weapons at all. Therefore, the first Monks learned ways to fight...




Zen Meditation: Is Legion Alpha Windwalker too easy? With the new information on Alpha changes to the Windwalker toolkit, many Monks seem extremely concerned about whether or not Windwalker will completely lose its skillcap. At the moment, the class’s difficulty results from maintaining both a buff and debuff, the usage of Storm, Earth, and Fire, as well as a few other small things...

Zen Meditation: Analyzing datamined Legion info for Monks The datamining teams have already started digging into spell changes for the upcoming beta for Legion, including a look at what’s in store for Monks. Moving forward with this post keep at the front of your mind that this is an extremely early view. Spells that have been removed or otherwise changed may not be that way when 7.0 finally rolls around,...



A monk in Stormstout Brewery
Zen Meditation: The Monk in Legion Some of us are happy. Some of us are sad. Some of us are full of trepidation. The rest of us are probably Mistweavers. Yesterday, Blizzard finally released the Monk preview for changes to come in Legion. With all three specs containing perceptibly different fantasies, there are some pretty sweeping changes to look at.

WoW Legion Monk class preview Monks are up next on Blizzard’s class change preview rotation, and we’re seeing a major shakeup for all three specs in Legion. As with Paladins’ Holy Power, Monks’ Chi is being removed from the tanking and healing specs — but remaining for the DPS spec, lending some gameplay complexity to an otherwise endless array of...

Tsuki on Windwhisper (US) channeling Soothing Mists with Breath of the Serpent.
Zen Meditation: Crane Stance and the Mistweaver Monk’s paradox Not terribly long ago, I wrote a post discussing how Crane Stance healing — fistweaving — makes Mistweaver Monks who they really are and differentiates them from other healers. With pure Serpent Stance, the Mistweaver healing could easily be covered by a Restoration Druid — the heal-over-time type with a few casted (well, channeled) heals and a...

Pandaren Monk
Zen Meditation: Monk class fantasy from the tavern brawler to the martial artist Sitting in the audience of the opening ceremonies for BlizzCon 2011, I found myself absolutely mesmerized by the idea of the Monk class to be introduced in Mists of Pandaria. After maining a Shaman for over eight years, I knew prior to even trying out the alpha of Monk this was the class for me. As a...

Monk using an AE stun
Zen Meditation: Controlling the crowds You’ve pulled this encounter for the upteenth time now. Each time, it seems like the adds just absolutely get out of control – and not just adds, but tempers are getting pretty short as well. Every crowd control resource at your raid’s disposable seems exhausted – the Warlocks have used their last Shadowfury, the Death Knights...

Calligraphy on Windrunner-US taking a swig of Fortifying Brew
Zen Meditation: Fortifying Brew compared to other tanks’ cooldowns Originally, I had wanted to focus today on Brewmaster cooldowns in general. However, Fortifying Brew itself is a monster of a cooldown and so today, that’s what we’re talking about. In some ways, it’s not a bad cooldown — however, when considering its competition, it could certainly see some growth.

Zen Meditation: Demistifying Hellfire Citadel trinkets At this point in Hellfire Citadel, many Mistweavers may find that they have a pretty decent amount of options in trinkets. Especially when taking into consideration Sacred Draenic Incense, there may be some questions in terms of what trinkets to use when. After all, that trinket was designed for our class! Surely it ought to be fantastic...

Zen Meditation: How Blizzard curbs raiding Windwalker Monks In many sports, handicapping is a commonly used term to place a certain team or person at a slightly greater disadvantage from the other team or person. In horse racing, for example, a horse might have added weight to their saddle to make it more difficult for them to win, and to allow other horses...