As always, things on this page are subject to updates as we discover new things or things change.


Class Changes

  • Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 10%.
  • Fists of Fury damage increased by 5% and additional damage to primary target increased by 10%.
  • Whirling Dragon Punch damage increased by 10%.
  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible (2) Set Bonus: Rising Sun Kick bonus damage reduced to 5% (was 10%).
  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible (4) Set Bonus: Fists of Fury primary target damage reduced to 20% (was 30%).

These mean we do more ST damage once we’re no longer using the Aberrus tier, nothing else changes.


Other Changes

There aren’t any other functional changes. Most Embellishments received nerfs, so see below for that that means.

Talents stay, mostly, the same; with every talent setup making sure to grab Dance of Chi-Ji to benefit the Amirdrassil tier set. Whirling Dragon Punch is a reasonable option in AOE if you’d like to play with it, but you don’t have to. Default ST and Cleave setups stick with Faeline Stomp, and AOE uses Faeline Stomp or Fatal Flying Guillotine.


What To Do


With all the changes to embellishments, we’re back to the same recommendation we were at for Season 2.

We have two pretty much equal options here: double Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch, or  Slimy Expulsion Boots with a Toxified Armor Patch. They are simming very closely. Slimy Expulsion Boots with a Toxified Armor Patch is likely the easier to use and more flexible option between the two.

If you want to go the Toxic route: If you do not have one from Season 2 then you should craft a Season 2 item with  Toxified Armor Patch ASAP before/as you use  Slimy Expulsion Boots. Common slots for this are belt or bracers.

  1. Season 2 item with Toxified Armor Patch if needed
  2.  Slimy Expulsion Boots
  3. Season 3 item with  Toxified Armor Patch on another slot, like Bracers or Belt
  4. Season 3 item with  Alchemical Flavor Pocket (does not count towards the 2 embellishment limit)

If you want to go the Shadowflame route: You’ll simply craft Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch onto any two pieces. Any slot that will not be covered by tier is a good option due to higher item level.

  1. Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch
  2. Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch
  3. Any free slot with  Alchemical Flavor Pocket (does not count towards the 2 embellishment limit)

As always, sim yourself to see exact numbers for your own character.


  • The tier from Amirdrassil is strong enough to use, but likely a lower priority than other specs who get more out of it.
  • Ideally you use the Blackout Kick with  Blackout Reinforcement once all the other abilities are on cooldown, it should be as simple as that.
    • You shouldn’t run into the problem of potentially overwriting a proc with another due to the PPM nature of the proc, but safest choice is to use it before potentially generating another.




  • Food – You may reach the point of stat food being better than Agility food, sim your options to know for sure, but any difference is doing to be nearly negligible.
  • Weapon Enchants – Enchant Weapon – Sophic Devotion is likely best
  • Incandescent Essence is new, use it

Sim your gear set up again to double check any changes that are needed.