Zen Meditation

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...

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: 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...

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: 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!

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...



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...

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...

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...

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...