Windwalker

Netherlight Crucible leads to WoW spec tuning during this week’s maintenance This week sees the debut of the Netherlight Crucible, and with it, several tuning changes to help keep classes balanced with the boost to Artifact’s item level the Crucible will bring. Since not every class gains the same damage boost when their weapon gets stronger, these changes are meant primarily to keep classes that gain...

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...

A meditating mistweaver
Watcher provides a class balance update During last week’s Legion Q&A, Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas mentioned a number of balance hotfixes would be coming down the pipe this week, but most of those balance changes have been put on hold. The developers have decided it would be premature to make sweeping balance changes before the full breadth of endgame content is available...

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...

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...




Zen Meditation: The Windwalker artifact adventure Thrown into the hype of Legion, who could neglect the questions about the artifact weapons? Having completed Sheilun, Staff of the Mists in our last installment, today we pursue a similar vein with Windwalker. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Click below to keep reading!

Pushing the limit of the Endless Proving Grounds Fragnance, a Swedish player hailing from the EU guild <Serenity>, decided to pit himself against one of the most unique challenges that the game had to offer: the Endless Proving Grounds for DPS. As of Sunday he managed to pull off 429 waves of Proving Grounds on an Unholy Death Knight, before eventually wiping. Let’s...



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...

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...

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...

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...

Kick punching through 6.2
Zen Meditation: Monk tier 18 class trinkets and set bonuses Well, patch 6.2 has been here for a week now! Most of you have probably already dived into the content, and this is great — especially if one raids, there is certainly plenty to do with 6.2.  Now that we are a week in, we can look at Monk tier 18 with an in-depth look...

Zen Meditation: Where do Monks fit in patch 6.2? Monks have had their ups and downs since their introduction in Mists of Pandaria, but just where will they fit come patch 6.2?

Serenity the Cooldown
Zen Meditation: Windwalkers and Serenity Zen Meditation is your twice-a-month look at the monk. In previous weeks we have looked at Brewmaster and Mistweaver, meaning that this week is Windwalker’s turn. When describing the Windwalker rotation, one of the first things to come into question is how to use Serenity. Many Windwalkers may even try to avoid using this spell, opting...