Monk abilities

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Monk abilities are abilities used by monks. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations.

Class

All monks automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization.

Ability Level
[Tiger Palm] 1
[Blackout Kick] 2
[Roll] 3
[Vivify] 4
[Crackling Jade Lightning] 5
[Leg Sweep] 6
[Spinning Crane Kick] 7
[Expel Harm] 8
[Provoke] 9
[Touch of Death] 10/B Monk [1-10] A Monk's Focus
[Zen Pilgrimage] 11
[Resuscitate] 13
[Mystic Touch] 49
[Zen Flight]  [Meditation Manual: Zen Flight]

Specializations

The three monk specializations are Brewmaster (tanking), Mistweaver (healing) and Windwalker (melee DPS).

For a summary of the character and strengths of each spec, see Monk specializations.

Talents

Talents become available at level 10. They can be changed at any time outside of combat, except during a PvP match or Mythic+ dungeon. A talented ability cannot be changed while it is on cooldown.

Row 5 is locked until 8 points are spent, and row 8 is locked until 20 points are spent.

Class talents

Tier Talent Ranks Requirement
1 [Soothing Mist] 1 Automatic for Mistweaver
[Rising Sun Kick] 1 Automatic for Mistweaver/Windwalker
[Tiger's Lust] 1 Automatic for Brewmaster
2 [Improved Roll] 1 Soothing Mist
[Calming Presence] 1 Soothing Mist OR Rising Sun Kick OR Tiger's Lust
[Disable] 1 Tiger's Lust
3 [Tiger Tail Sweep] 2 Improved Roll
[Vigorous Expulsion] 1 Soothing Mist OR Improved Roll
[Improved Vivify] 2 Soothing Mist OR Calming Presence
[Detox] 1 Tiger's Lust OR Calming Presence (Brewmaster/Windwalker only)
[Improved Detox] 1 Tiger's Lust OR Calming Presence (Mistweaver only)
[Paralysis] 1 Tiger's Lust OR Disable
4 [Grace of the Crane] 2 Vigorous Expulsion
[Vivacious Vivification] 1 Vigorous Expulsion OR Improved Vivify
[Ferocity of Xuen] 2 Detox OR Improved Detox OR Paralysis
[Improved Paralysis] 1 Paralysis
5 [Elusive Mists] 2 Tiger Tail Sweep
[Transcendence] 1 Calming Presence OR Vivacious Vivification OR Ferocity of Xuen
[Spear Hand Strike] 1 Ferocity of Xuen OR Improved Paralysis
[Fortifying Brew] 1 Disable OR Improved Paralysis
6 [Chi Wave]/
[Chi Burst]
1 Grace of the Crane OR Vivacious Vivification OR Elusive Mists
[Hasty Provocation] 1 Vivacious Vivification OR Transcendence
[Ring of Peace]/
[Song of Chi-Ji]
1 Transcendence
[Fast Feet] 2 Ferocity of Xuen OR Transcendence OR Spear Hand Strike
[Celerity]/
[Chi Torpedo]
1 Spear Hand Strike OR Fortifying Brew
[Ironshell Brew]/
[Expeditious Fortification]
1 Fortifying Brew
7 [Profound Rebuttal] 1 Elusive Mists OR Chi Wave/Chi Burst
[Yu'lon's Grace]/
[Diffuse Magic]
1 Chi Wave/Chi Burst OR Hasty Provocation OR Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji
[Eye of the Tiger] 1 Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji
[Dance of the Wind]/
[Dampen Harm]
1 Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji OR Fast Feet OR Celerity/Chi Torpedo
[Improved Touch of Death] 1 Fast Feet OR Celerity/Chi Torpedo OR Ironshell Brew/Expeditious Fortification
[Strength of Spirit] 1 Ironshell Brew/Expeditious Fortification
8 [Strength of Spirit] 2 Profound Rebuttal
[Escape from Reality] 1 Yu'lon's Grace/Diffuse Magic
[Windwalking] 2 Eye of the Tiger
[Fatal Touch] 2 Dance of the Wind/Dampen Harm OR Improved Touch of Death
[Generous Pour] 2 Improved Touch of Death OR Strength of Spirit
9 [Save Them All] 2 Close to Heart OR Escape from Reality
[Resonant Fists] 2 Escape from Reality OR Fatal Touch
[Bounce Back] 2 Fatal Touch OR Generous Pour
10 [Summon Jade Serpent Statue] 1 Save Them All
[Summon White Tiger Statue] 1 Resonant Fists
[Summon Black Ox Statue] 1 Bounce Back

Specialization talents

PvP talents

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.

War Within

The War Within This section concerns content related to The War Within.

Class abilities

Ability Level
[Tiger Palm] 1
[Blackout Kick] 2
[Roll] 3
[Vivify] 4
[Crackling Jade Lightning] 5
[Leg Sweep] 6
[Spinning Crane Kick] 7
[Expel Harm] 8
[Provoke] 9
[Touch of Death] 10/B Monk [1-10] A Monk's Focus
[Zen Pilgrimage] 11
[Resuscitate] 13
[Improved Roll] 14
[Mystic Touch] 49
[Zen Flight]  [Meditation Manual: Zen Flight]

Specialization abilities

Class talents

Tier Talent Ranks Requirement
1 [Soothing Mist] 1
[Paralysis] 1 Automatic
[Rising Sun Kick] 1 Automatic
2 [Elusive Mists] 1 Soothing Mist OR Paralysis
[Tiger's Lust] 1 Soothing Mist
[Crashing Momentum]/
[Disable]
1 Paralysis OR Rising Sun Kick
[Fast Feet] 1 Rising Sun Kick
3 [Grace of the Crane] 1 Elusive Mists OR Tiger's Lust
[Bounding Agility] 1 Tiger's Lust
[Calming Presence] 1 Tiger's Lust OR Crashing Momentum/Disable
[Wind's Reach] 1 Crashing Momentum/Disable
[Detox] 1 Crashing Momentum/Disable OR Fast Feet (Brewmaster/Windwalker only)
[Improved Detox] 1 Crashing Momentum/Disable OR Fast Feet (Mistweaver only)
4 [Vivacious Vivification] 1 Elusive Mists OR Grace of the Crane
[Jade Walk] 1 Grace of the Crane OR Bounding Agility OR Calming Presence
[Pressure Points] 1 Calming Presence
[Spear Hand Strike] 1 Calming Presence OR Wind's Reach OR Detox/Improved Detox
[Ancient Arts] 2 Fast Feet OR Detox/Improved Detox
5 [Chi Wave]/
[Chi Burst]
1 Grace of the Crane OR Vivacious Vicification OR Jade Walk
[Transcendence] 1 Jade Walk OR Pressure Points OR Spear Hand Strike
[Energy Transfer] 1 Spear Hand Strike
[Celerity]/
[Chi Torpedo]
1 Spear Hand Strike OR Ancient Arts
6 [Quick Footed] 1 Vivacious Vivification OR Chi Wave/Chi Burst
[Resonant Fists] 1 Transcendence
[Ring of Peace]/
[Song of Chi-Ji]
1 Transcendence
[Spirit's Essence] 1 Transcendence
[Tiger Tail Sweep] 1 Energy Transfer OR Celerity/Chi Torpedo
[Improved Touch of Death] 1 Ancient Arts OR Celerity/Chi Torpedo
7 [Vigorous Expulsion] 1 Chi Wave/Chi Burst OR Quick Footed OR Resonant Fists
[Yu'lon's Grace]/
[Diffuse Magic]
1 Resonant Fists OR Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji
[Peace and Prosperity] 1 Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji
[Fortifying Brew] 1 Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji OR Spirit's Essence
[Dance of the Wind]/
[Dampen Harm]
1 Spirit's Essence OR Tiger Tail Sweep OR Improved Touch of Death (Brewmaster only)
[Dance of the Wind] 1 Spirit's Essence OR Tiger Tail Sweep OR Improved Touch of Death (Mistweaver/Windwalker only)
8 [Save Them All] 1 Quick Footed OR Vigorous Expulsion
[Swift Art] 1 Vigorous Expulsion OR Yu'lon's Grace/Diffuse Magic
[Strength of Spirit]/
[Profound Rebuttal]
1 Yu'lon's Grace/Diffuse Magic
[Summon Black Ox Statue] 1 Yu'lon's Grace/Diffuse Magic OR Peace and Prosperity OR Fortifying Brew (Brewmaster only)
[Summon Jade Serpent Statue] 1 Yu'lon's Grace/Diffuse Magic OR Peace and Prosperity OR Fortifying Brew (Mistweaver only)
[Summon White Tiger Statue] 1 Yu'lon's Grace/Diffuse Magic OR Peace and Prosperity OR Fortifying Brew (Windwalker only)
[Ironshell Brew]/
[Expeditious Fortification]
1 Fortifying Brew
[Celestial Determination] 1 Improved Touch of Death OR Dance of the Wind/Dampen Harm
9 [Chi Proficiency] 2 Save Them All OR Swift Art OR Strength of Spirit/Profound Rebuttal
[Healing Winds] 1 Strength of Spirit/Profound Rebirth OR Summon Black Ox Statue/Summon Jade Serpent Statue/Summon White Tiger Statue
[Windwalking] 2 Summon Black Ox Statue/Summon Jade Serpent Statue/Summon White Tiger Statue
[Bounce Back] 1 Summon Black Ox Statue/Summon Jade Serpent Statue/Summon White Tiger Statue OR Ironshell Brew/Expeditious Fortification
[Martial Instincts] 2 Ironshell Brew/Expeditious Fortification OR Celestial Determination
10 [Lighter Than Air] 1 Chi Proficiency
[Flow of Chi] 1 Chi Proficiency OR Healing Winds
[Escape from Reality]/
[Transcendence: Linked Spirits]
1 Healing Winds OR Windwalking OR Bounce Back
[Fatal Touch] 1 Bounce Back OR Martial Instincts
[Rushing Reflexes]/
[Clash]
1 Martial Instincts

Specialization talents

Hero talents

Hero talents are a new feature coming in The War Within, and will become available at level 71. They can be changed at any time outside of combat, except during a PvP match or Mythic+ dungeon. A talented ability cannot be changed while it is on cooldown.

A new point is gained at each level, so that every talent node can be unlocked at level 80.

PvP talents

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.

Glyphs

Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using  [Vanishing Powder] (level 80 and lower) or the  [Dust of Disappearance] (level 81 and higher).

Glyph Used on
 [Glyph of Crackling Crane Lightning] [Crackling Jade Lightning]
 [Glyph of Crackling Ox Lightning] [Crackling Jade Lightning]
 [Glyph of Crackling Tiger Lightning] [Crackling Jade Lightning]
 [Glyph of Fighting Pose] [Transcendence]
 [Glyph of Honor] [Touch of Death]
 [Glyph of Rising Tiger Kick] [Rising Sun Kick]
 [Glyph of Yu'lon's Grace] [Gift of the Ox]

See also