Windwalkers operate on a priority system, NOT A ROTATION. This means that you use whatever ability is available that’s highest up in the priority.

Single Target

  1. Touch of Death
  2. Fists of Fury
  3. Strike of the Windlord
  4. Whirling Dragon Punch (If Talented)
  5. Tiger Palm ( if <4 Chi and about to cap energy)
  6. Rising Sun Kick
  7. Chi Wave
  8. Blackout Kick
  9. Tiger Palm

Multiple Target

  1. Touch of Death
  2. Fists of Fury
  3. Whirling Dragon Punch (If Talented)
  4. Strike of the Windlord
  5. Rising Sun Kick (ONLY if talented into WDP and ONLY to enable using WDP)
  6. Rushing Jade Wind (If Talented and Less than 7 targets)
  7. Chi Burst
  8. Spinning Crane Kick
  9. Blackout Kick (to build Spinning Crane Kick stacks)
  10. Tiger Palm

Spinning Crane Kick moves up the priority based on how many targets you’ve tagged with Mark of the Crane. See this article to learn how to use it. During Serenity, Damage per Chi  is irrelevant, and DPS is more important.

Flying Serpent Kick can be used in place of Blackout Kick for AOE, if you don’t need to build stacks, in order to allow back-to-back Tiger Palm to generate maximum Chi.

With the legendary, Hidden Master’s Forbidden Touch, be sure to use Touch of Death a second target within 5s of the first. You must use another ability in between the Touch of Death casts so you don’t lose Mastery: Combo Strikes bonus and Hit Combo.

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For understanding the acronyms, see our Acronym Guide.

With Whirling Dragon Punch

And Energizing Elixir:

TP -> ToD -> SEF+RSK -> EE+FoF -> SotW -> TP -> WDP with RSK coming off CD soon

And Power Strikes:

TP -> ToD -> TP + SEF -> FoF -> SotWL -> TP -> RSK -> WDP -> TP

With Serenity

Serenity Bug

Serenity + RSK bug:

 

What this bug does, is it makes you cast RSK at the same time as Serenity, without putting RSK on cooldown, to do this bug you need to make a macro:

#showtooltip Storm, Earth, and Fire

/cast Storm, Earth, and Fire

/cast [talent:7/3] Rising Sun Kick

For the bug to work, you need to make sure that you have 2 Chi or more, and that you are not on the GCD when pressing the macro.

Standard

TP -> ToD -> Serenity + RSK bug -> SoTW -> RSK -> BOK -> SCK -> BOK -> RSK -> BOK -> SCK -> BOK -> RSK -> FoF (clipping last second of Serenity for the free chi spender)

Standard w/Lust

TP -> ToD -> Serenity + RSK bug -> SoTW -> RSK -> FoF -> RSK -> BOK -> SCK -> RSK -> BOK

Wrist + Blood Elf

TP -> AT -> FoF -> TP -> ToD -> Serenity + RSK bug -> SoTW -> RSK -> BOK -> SCK -> BOK -> RSK -> BOK -> SCK -> BOK -> RSK -> FoF (clipping last second of Serenity for the free chi spender)

Wrist + Boots:

TP -> FoF -> TP -> ToD -> Serenity + RSK bug -> SoTW -> RSK -> BOK -> SCK -> BOK -> RSK -> BOK -> SCK -> BOK -> RSK -> FoF (clipping last second of Serenity for the free chi spender)