Only a few changes in this round, potentially the last round of changes we may see, but difficult to say whether there will be another build or not, specially considering the holidays.

Windwalker Monk: 8% up from 4%

Standard increase in damage. Increases the damage of pretty much all abilities, except some like Touch of Death.

UPDATE: It was noticed by Hina, that if you look at Effect #6, it includes an ADDITIONAL 8% increase in damage to Blackout Kick, Rising Sun Kick, and Tiger Palm. This amounts to a little over a 3% single target damage increase.

Blue comment: “In addition to some changes that are visible normally in the client (damage of most Windwalker abilities), a recent hotfix included one change that won’t be noticeable until you try it, which is a very large increase to Xuen’s damage.

This change basically increases Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger‘s damage from taking 100% of our AP to 600% of our AP. This is a pretty huge change for Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger and may result in him being useful in burst situations with 3 or less targets and potentially single target over Hit Combo. This depends somewhat on the length of fights due to Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger‘s long cooldown time. Coupled with the change (discussed here) to Rushing Jade Wind adding Spinning Crane Kick stacks, it makes all the talents in that row have some merit. It will take some time to think and discuss how all the talents play out in this talent tier, so only time will tell.

As I said, there may be more changes, there may not be. Overall its nearly impossible to estimate how WW has been effected by the changes, specially when compared to other specs as simply too much has changed to estimate. As we near 7.1.5’s release, as well as Nighthold, the sim programs will be updated and hopefully optimized to give a better indication of how everything stacks up.

For a list of all the changes so far, WoWHead has provided: Monk Changes | Legendary/Gear Changes

I will have *hopefully* a full list/guide for all the changes before 7.1.5 is released, so enjoy the holidays and sit tight.


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