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When the pandaren were subjugated by the mogu centuries ago, it was the monks that brought hope to a seemingly dim future. Restricted from using weapons by their slave masters, these pandaren instead focused on harnessing their chi and learning weaponless combat. When the opportunity for revolution struck, they were well-trained to throw off the yoke of oppression.
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Mists of Pandaria introduced the monk class.[1] Monks are a hybrid class. Masters of bare-handed combat, monks choose to draw their weapons only for devastating finishing moves. Monk healers bring harmony and balance to every group, healing even the most grievous of injuries with ancient remedies and focused spiritual arts.

Like druids and rogues, monks use leather armor and can't use shields, but can use off-hand items.[2] Monks can use the following weapons: fist weapons, one-handed axes, one-handed maces, one-handed swords, polearms, and staves.

Background

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When the Pandaren were subjugated by the mogu centuries ago, it was the monks that brought hope to a seemingly dim future. Restricted from using any type of weapon by their slave masters, these Pandaren instead focused on harnessing their chi and learning weaponless combat.

Pandaren masters have chosen to share their ancient martial arts with young fighters in both the Alliance and Horde. Harnessing their inner strength and potent "chi" energy, monks are extremely capable in every role: damage, defense, and healing.[3]

Notable monks

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Name Role Status Location
Neutral IconSmall Chen.gif Chen Stormstout High Brewmaster Alive Stormstout Brewery, Pang's Stead, Valley of the Four Winds, Durotar
Alliance IconSmall Aysa.gif Aysa Cloudsinger Leader of the Alliance Pandaren Killable Singing Pools, Cathedral District
Horde IconSmall Ji.gif Ji Firepaw Leader of the Horde Pandaren Killable

Dai-Lo Farmstead, Valley of Honor

Neutral IconSmall TaranZhu.gif Taran Zhu Leader of the Shado-Pan Alive Shado-Pan Monastery, Isle of Thunder, Siege of Orgrimmar

Races

Main article: Monk races

As of the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria Beta, the monk class can be played by the following races:[2][4]

Race Strength Agility Stamina Intellect Spirit Armor Health
Alliance HumanHuman Human 21 21 21 22 20 37 113
Alliance Ironforge dwarfIronforge dwarf Ironforge dwarf 26 17 22 21 19 37 123
Alliance Night elfNight elf Night elf 17 25 21 22 20 37 113
Alliance GnomeGnome Gnome 16 23 21 25 20 37 113
Alliance DraeneiDraenei Draenei World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 22 18 21 22 22 37 113
Alliance Dark Iron dwarfDark Iron dwarf Dark Iron dwarf World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Alliance Unknown race Race (Kul Tiran human) unknown World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Alliance Unknown race Race (Void elf) unknown World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Horde OrcOrc Orc 24 18 22 19 22 37 123
Horde ForsakenForsaken Forsaken 20 19 22 21 22 37 113
Horde TaurenTauren Tauren 26 17 22 18 22 37 127
Horde TrollTroll Troll 22 23 21 18 21 37 113
Horde Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 18 23 21 25 18 37 113
Horde Unknown race Race (Highmountain Tauren) unknown World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Horde Unknown race Race (Mag'har orc) unknown World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Horde Unknown race Race (Nightborne) unknown World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Horde Unknown race Race (Zandalari Troll) unknown World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Both (Alliance and Horde) PandarenPandaren Pandaren 21 19 22 21 22 37 123


Specializations/stats

A sturdy brawler who uses liquid fortification and unpredictable movement to avoid damage and protect allies.
- Official description

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Stat priority
  • Haste (30%)
  • Critical Strike / Mastery
  • Agility
  • Versatility
Ability Min Level
Blackout Strike 10
Keg Smash 10
Stagger 16
Ironskin Brew 20
Purifying Brew 28
Gift of the Ox 32
Spear Hand Strike 35
Breath of Fire 40
Ability Min Level
Expel Harm 50
Fortifying Brew 55
Zen Meditation 65
Celestial Fortune 70
Mastery: Elusive Brawler 78

A healer who mixes traditional herbal medicine with Pandaren martial arts.
- Official description

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Stat priority
  • Intellect
  • Versatility
  • Critical Strike
  • Haste / Mastery
Ability Min Level
Soothing Mist 10
Rising Sun Kick 10
Teachings of the Monastery 12
Enveloping Mist 12
Renewing Mist 20
Vivify 28
Enveloping Mist (2) 32
Life Cocoon 35
Ability Min Level
Spinning Crane Kick 40
Essence Font 40
Renewing Mist (2) 42
Thunder Focus Tea 50
Essence Font (2) 55
Thunder Focus Tea (2) 63
Reawaken 66
Revival 70
Mastery: Gust of Mists 78

A martial artist without peer who pummels foes with hands and fists.
- Official description

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Stat priority
  • Agility
  • Mastery
  • Versatility / Critical Strike
  • Haste
Ability Min Level
Rising Sun Kick 10
Disable 16
Fists of Fury 20
Afterlife 28
Touch of Death 32
Spear Hand Strike 35
Windwalking 38
Spinning Crane Kick 40
Ability Min Level
Flying Serpent Kick 48
Storm, Earth, and Fire 50
Touch of Karma 55
Storm, Earth, and Fire (2) 70
Mastery: Combo Strikes 78

Skills/Glyphs

Note: Players technically start in Windwalker spec; if a player chooses another specialization at level 10, Brewmaster monks lose Blackout Kick.

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Ability Min Level
Tiger Palm Starts with
Blackout Kick 3
Roll (monk) 5
Effuse 8
Effuse (2) 12
Provoke 13
Resuscitate 14
Ability Min Level
Zen Pilgrimage 14
Crackling Jade Lightning 18
Detox 22
Paralysis (monk) 25
Transcendence 80
Transcendence: Transfer 80

Level Abilities (choose one)
15 Chi Burst BrewmasterWindwalker Eye of the Tiger
Mistweaver Zen Pulse
BrewmasterWindwalker Chi Wave
Mistweaver Mistwalk
30 Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust Celerity
45 Brewmaster Light Brewing
Mistweaver Lifecycles
Windwalker Energizing Elixir
Brewmaster Black Ox Brew
Mistweaver Spirit of the Crane
Windwalker Ascension (monk talent)
Brewmaster Gift of the Mists
Mistweaver Mist Wrap
Windwalker Power Strikes
60 Ring of Peace Brewmaster Summon Black Ox Statue
Mistweaver Song of Chi-Ji
Windwalker Dizzying Kicks
Leg Sweep
75 Healing Elixir Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm
90 BrewmasterWindwalker Rushing Jade Wind
Mistweaver Refreshing Jade Wnd
Windwalker Lifecycles
Brewmaster Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox
Mistweaver Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane
Windwalker Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger
Brewmaster Special Delivery
Mistweaver Summon Jade Serpent Statue
Windwalker Hit Combo
100 Brewmaster Elusive Dance
Mistweaver Mana Tea
Windwalker Chi Orbit
Brewmaster Blackout Combo
Mistweaver Focused Thunder
Windwalker Whirling Dragon Punch
Brewmaster High Tolerance
Mistweaver Rising Thunder
Windwalker Serenity (monk talent)

Name Specialization
Glyph of Crackling Jade Lightning All
Glyph of Crackling Tiger Lightning All
Glyph of Fighting Pose All
Glyph of Honor Windwalker Windwalker
Glyph of Rising Tiger Kick MistweaverWindwalker Mistweaver, Windwalker
Glyph of Yulon's Grace Brewmaster Brewmaster

Honor Level Talent
1 Gladiator's Medallion
2 Brewmaster Relentless Assault, Mistweaver Defender of the Weak, Windwalker Hardiness (honor talent)
4 Yu'lon's Gift
6 Brewmaster Eerie Fermentation, Mistweaver Surge of Mist, Windwalker Whirling Kicks
8 Brewmaster Guard, Mistweaver Chrysalis, Windwalker Tiger Style
10 Brewmaster Incendiary Brew, Mistweaver Fortune Turned, Windwalker Rushing Tiger Palm
13 Adaptation (honor talent)
16 Brewmaster Admonishment, Mistweaver Vim and Vigor, Windwalker Reinforced Armor
19 Eminence
22 Brewmaster Microbrew, Mistweaver Way of the Crane, Windwalker Fortifying Elixir
25 Brewmaster Guided Meditation, Mistweaver Counteract Magic, Windwalker Double Dragon (honor talent)
28 Brewmaster Double Barrel, Mistweaver Refreshing Breeze, Windwalker Heavy-Handed Strikes
31 Relentless (honor talent)
34 Brewmaster Softened Blows, Mistweaver Zen Focus, Windwalker Sparring
37 Fast Feet
40 Brewmaster Hot Tub, Mistweaver Ancient Mistweaver Arts, Windwalker Zen Meditation
43 Brewmaster Craft: Nimble Brew, Mistweaver Dome of Mist, Windwalker Ride the Wind
46 Brewmaster Mihty Ox Kick, Mistweaver Healing Sphere, Windwalker Spinning Fire Blossom

Suggested professions

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  • Leatherworking [Leatherworking] and Skinning [Skinning] are logical choices for any leather armor-wearing class. This allows crafting decent armor as one levels and various augments.
  • Alchemy [Alchemy] and Herbalism [Herbalism] can be useful for monks with less-healing specializations who need quick potion heals and various buffs from elixirs and flasks. These professions are also good all around for making money and supplying guild runs.
  • Cooking [Cooking] is good for any less-healing specs for non-combat health regeneration and provides good buff foods.
  • First Aid [First Aid] is good for any less-healing specs for in-combat health regeneration and low downtime regeneration.
  • Fishing [Fishing] is good for leveling cooking.

Notes

  • Initially, the monk did not have an Auto-attack.[5] After testing and design, however, auto-attack was included.[6]

Videos

See also

  • List of monks - List of important NPC monks and monks from lore.
  • Monk sets - Discussion of set items for monks.
  • Monk gear guide - Information about choice of monk equipment.
  • Pandaren

Patch changes

References

  1. ^ The Monk. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (US).
       The Monk. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (EU).
  2. ^ a b "World of Warcraft: Intro to Mists of Pandaria" panel (featuring Tom Chilton, Game Director; Cory Stockton, Lead Content Designer; and Greg Street, Lead Systems Desginer) at BlizzCon 2011
  3. ^ Monk Preview. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site. Retrieved on 2011-10-22.
  4. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Nethaera 2012-02-29. #19 - Is Blizzard done with race/class combos?. Official General Discussion forum (US)the monk class will be available to all races save for goblin and worgen
  5. ^
  6. ^ Josh Augustine 2012-03-19. Mists of Pandaria: Everything you need to know, page 3. PC Gamer.

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