Windwalker PvP Talents 7.3 (Honor Talents)
Honor Talents Panel
Gladiator’s Medallion is the preferred choice here giving you control over which crowd control you have to deal with. If your an Orc Windwalker Relentless can be very strong against teams with many stuns due to it stacking with the passive racial trait, Hardiness.
Passive Damage Reduction
Reinforced Armor is the bread and butter pick for general survivability due to its strength defensively as a health buffer and how it interacts with abilities that scale off health.
Sparring can be strong against melee teams that can potentially train you but is not as valuable as Reinforced Armor with the amount of mobility you have as a Windwalker. It is much safer to kite using Disable, and Disable Root, rather than using Sparring.
Passive Movement Speed
Eminence is the general pick in this tier for the reduced cooldown on our Transcendence to both avoid damage and heal more frequently, Fast Feet is still a powerful talent however for its snare reduction and passive movement speed. Yu’lons Gift is strong in some situations but its not as versatile as it use to be.
Active Damage Reduction
Fortifying Brew is a strong defensive cooldown on a similar cooldown to Touch of Karma. Whenever your healer is struggling to keep you up, stuck in crowd control, or doesn’t have a cooldown to answer to the enemy teams burst damage it can help keep you alive without any of the limitations or restrictions the other talents in the tier have. Zen Moment can be a very strong defensive in rated battlegrounds on some maps but it is unlikely as a Windwalker you will be a designated kill target by the enemy team over more favorable classes to the point where Zen Moment will be more valuable than Touch of Karma or Fortifying Elixir.
Heavy Handed Strikes is still the default option in the tier but with the increase to Fist of Fury’s base range, the talent has been reduced to only include the stun in the first tick of Fist of Fury.
In Rated – Normal Battlegrounds Tigereye Brew is a great pick for killing enemy tank specialization flag carriers. There was a Hotfix recently that allowed the effects of Tiger Eye Brew to also be applied to your Earth and Fire clones where previously this talent was exclusively paired with Serenity.