Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Windwalker Monk PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Windwalker Monk PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

Talents

15
Eye of the Tiger
Chi Wave
Chi Burst
30
Celerity
Chi Torpedo
Tiger's Lust
45
Ascension
Fist of the White Tiger
Energizing Elixir
60
Tiger Tail Sweep
Good Karma
Ring of Peace
75
Inner Strength
Diffuse Magic
Dampen Harm
90
Hit Combo
Rushing Jade Wind
Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
100
Spiritual Focus
Whirling Dragon Punch
Serenity

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Eye of the Tiger
Chi Wave
Chi Burst
30
Celerity
Chi Torpedo
Tiger's Lust
45
Ascension
Fist of the White Tiger
Energizing Elixir
60
Tiger Tail Sweep
Good Karma
Ring of Peace
75
Inner Strength
Diffuse Magic
Dampen Harm
90
Hit Combo
Rushing Jade Wind
Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
100
Spiritual Focus
Whirling Dragon Punch
Serenity

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Eye of the Tiger
Chi Wave
Chi Burst
30
Celerity
Chi Torpedo
Tiger's Lust
45
Ascension
Fist of the White Tiger
Energizing Elixir
60
Tiger Tail Sweep
Good Karma
Ring of Peace
75
Inner Strength
Diffuse Magic
Dampen Harm
90
Hit Combo
Rushing Jade Wind
Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
100
Spiritual Focus
Whirling Dragon Punch
Serenity

PvP Talents

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Races

Orc
Human
Blood Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Human
Pandaren

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Human
Blood Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
Use Racial Active Buff: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
Use Trinkets: Try to use buff trinkets during Storm, Earth, and Fire
Touch of Karma is a significant DPS gain if you can make use of it. Save it for defense if necessary on the fight. In the simulator we don't use it on the pull since you can't take enough damage to trigger it right away on most fights.
Save Xuen for AoE if it will not be ready again before the adds spawn
If you are close to capping Energy and at least 2 Chi from max.
Whenever the target will live for more than 8 seconds
Whenever available. From a pure DPS perspective the most important rule is not to sit at 2 charges. Save this for AoE when possible.
Use Fists of the White Tiger when you have at least 3 Chi missing
With Combo Breaker (Blackout Kick!), 4+ Chi, or 2+ Chi when the cooldown on Fists of Fury is more than 4 seconds and the cooldown on Rising Sun Kick is more than 3 seconds. The idea is to keep your Chi high in order to maximize Fists of Fury and Rising Sun Kick use.
Use Tiger Palm to get Chi when you can't use a Chi Spender

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
Use Racial Active Buff: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
Use Trinkets: Try to use buff trinkets during Storm, Earth, and Fire
Touch of Karma is a significant DPS gain if you can make use of it. Save it for defense if necessary on the fight. In the simulator we don't use it on the pull since you can't take enough damage to trigger it right away on most fights.
Save Xuen for AoE if it will not be ready again before the adds spawn
If you are close to capping Energy and at least 2 Chi from max.
Whenever the target will live for more than 8 seconds
Whenever available. From a pure DPS perspective the most important rule is not to sit at 2 charges. Save this for AoE when possible.
Use Fists of the White Tiger when you have at least 3 Chi missing
With Combo Breaker (Blackout Kick!), 4+ Chi, or 2+ Chi when the cooldown on Fists of Fury is more than 4 seconds and the cooldown on Rising Sun Kick is more than 3 seconds. The idea is to keep your Chi high in order to maximize Fists of Fury and Rising Sun Kick use.
Use Tiger Palm to get Chi when you can't use a Chi Spender

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
Use Racial Active Buff: During Storm, Earth, and Fire or Serenity
Use Trinkets: Try to use buff trinkets during Storm, Earth, and Fire
Touch of Karma is a significant DPS gain if you can make use of it. Save it for defense if necessary on the fight. In the simulator we don't use it on the pull since you can't take enough damage to trigger it right away on most fights.
Save Xuen for AoE if it will not be ready again before the adds spawn
If you are close to capping Energy and at least 2 Chi from max.
Whenever the target will live for more than 8 seconds
Whenever available. From a pure DPS perspective the most important rule is not to sit at 2 charges. Save this for AoE when possible.
Use Fists of the White Tiger when you have at least 3 Chi missing
With Combo Breaker (Blackout Kick!), 4+ Chi, or 2+ Chi when the cooldown on Fists of Fury is more than 4 seconds and the cooldown on Rising Sun Kick is more than 3 seconds. The idea is to keep your Chi high in order to maximize Fists of Fury and Rising Sun Kick use.
Use Tiger Palm to get Chi when you can't use a Chi Spender

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.
Where do you get this data from?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.