Windwalker PvE: Stats, Gems, and Enchants

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Updated for 7.2.5

Racials

All races are within 1% of each other, play what you want. (psst… Pandaren)

Serenity Whirling Dragon Punch
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Stat Summary

Critical Strike: Chance for extra effectiveness on attacks and heals.
Haste: Increases attack speed and energy per second (eps), also reduces the cooldowns of all spellbook abilities. Keep this below 10% to minimize Serenity delay.
Mastery: Mastery: Combo Strikes – Increases damage of abilities, provided the previous ability wasn’t exactly the same.
Versatility: Increases damage and healing, and reduces damage taken.

 

Stat Priority

If you want a better understanding of stats rather than “Do this” then read Stat Weights and You and listen to Podcast Ep 5.

Single Target:

  1. Agility
  2. Haste (to 8% ONLY with DHC and ONLY t19 2pc *SEE BELOW*)
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Versatilty
  6. Haste (beyond 8%

Multi Target

  1. Agility
  2. Haste (to 8% ONLY with DHC and ONLY t19 2pc *SEE BELOW*)
  3. Mastery
  4. Haste (beyond 8%)
  5. Critical Strike
  6. Versatility

Stat Weights: To find the best stat weights for your character, use SimCraft. You can also use Babylonius’s Spreadsheet.

Haste (to 8%) explanation – Having 8% Haste allows you to fit a Fists of Fury  into the last second of Serenity‘s buff time. If you have high latency or low skill then you can get away with higher haste to adjust for that.

Critical Strike 35% “soft cap”Once you have the t20 4pc bonus, you hit a small soft cap with crit where additional % won’t benefit you when the Pressure Point buff is active. However, below the 35% threshold, Mastery is still preferable for gemming/enchanting, and after 35% crit won’t lose enough weight that you’d want to go out of your way to drop it.

Gems

  • You can have one Jewelcrafting-created BoE epic gem. For Windwalkers you want: Saber’s Eye of Agility.
  • For other sockets follow the stat priority above.

Enchants

Consumables

  • Flask – Flask of the Seventh Demon (Agility)
  • Potion – Potion of Prolonged Power (Agility)
  • Rune – Defiled Augment Rune (Agility)
  • Food – Lavish Suramar Feast (Agility)