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Windwalker Monk DPS Gems, Enchants, Professions, and Consumables (MoP 5.4.8)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants fora Windwalker Monk in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4.We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) andprofession-specific perks.

Make sure to check our GearOptimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for this page.

The other pages of our Windwalker Monk guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.

1. Gems↑top

As a Windwalker Monk, it is important to obtain the Hit and Expertise softcaps (of 7.5%). However, given a reasonable gear level, both these caps areattainable without the need to gem for them (simply through innate stats andreforging), so we do not mention these gems in the table below (with theexception of hybrid Hit Rating gems, which are recommended).

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Agile Primal Diamond Icon Agile Primal Diamond or Capacitive Primal Diamond Icon Capacitive Primal Diamond (better)
Red Socket Prismatic Socket Delicate Primordial Ruby Icon Delicate Primordial Ruby/Perfect Delicate Pandarian Garnet Icon Perfect Delicate Pandarian Garnet or Delicate Serpent's Eye Icon Delicate Serpent's Eye (JC)
Yellow Socket Deadly Vermilion Onyx Icon Deadly Vermilion Onyx/Perfect Deadly Tiger Opal Icon Perfect Deadly Tiger Opal
Blue Socket Glinting Imperial Amethyst Icon Glinting Imperial Amethyst/Perfect Glinting Roguestone Icon Perfect Glinting Roguestone

 

 

2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments Extra Enchantments
Shoulders  
Back  
Chest Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats  
Wrists Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer (Blacksmithing)
Hands
Waist   Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs  
Feet Enchant Boots - Blurred Speed Icon Enchant Boots - Blurred Speed
Rings Enchant Ring - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Agility (Enchanting)  
Weapons  

Note that Extra Enchantments can be applied to an item in addition to aMain Enchantment.

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

You should always eat food that gives you Agility. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

Your flask should be a Flask of Spring Blossoms Icon Flask of Spring Blossoms.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will beVirmen's Bite Icon Virmen's Bite.

4. Summing-up Profession Perks↑top

Choosing a profession for your Windwalker Monk can impact your raidperformance. As a rule, you should shy away from gathering professions (withthe exception of Herbalism), which leaves the following viable professions forraiding:

Profession Perks
Blacksmithing Provides a 320 Agility gain through two extra sockets, Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer and Socket Gloves Icon Socket Gloves, in which you can fit 2 Delicate Primordial Ruby Icon Delicate Primordial Ruby.
Jewelcrafting Provides a 320 Agility gain through the ability of using 2 Delicate Serpent's Eye Icon Delicate Serpent's Eye.
Alchemy Provides an 320 Agility gain to your flask through Mixology Icon Mixology.
Enchanting Provides a 320 Agility gain through Enchant Ring - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Agility.
Engineering Provides +1,920 Agility for 10 seconds every minute through Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs (the overall gain is +320 Agility).
Inscription Provides a 320 Agility gain through Secret Tiger Claw Inscription Icon Secret Tiger Claw Inscription.
Leatherworking Provides a 320 Agility gain through Fur Lining - Agility Icon Fur Lining - Agility. Also provides Primal Leg Reinforcements Icon Primal Leg Reinforcements, a much cheaper equivalent to Shadowleather Leg Armor Icon Shadowleather Leg Armor, the traditional leg enchant.
Tailoring Provides +1000 Attack Power in average through Swordguard Embroidery Icon Swordguard Embroidery, instead of +180 Critical Strike from Enchant Cloak - Superior Critical Strike Icon Enchant Cloak - Superior Critical Strike and +180 Hit from Enchant Cloak - Accuracy Icon Enchant Cloak - Accuracy.
Herbalism Provides a 480 Haste Rating gain in average through Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood.

Engineering is currently the best profession for Windwalker Monks, as itprovides you with Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs, which you can lineup every minute with Tigereye Brew Icon Tigereye Brew, for increased benefits. For yoursecond profession, any of the passive Agility gain will do.

5. Changelog↑top

  • 13 Jan. 2014: Added new food items added in patch 5.4.
  • 16 Oct. 2013: Updated the gem recommendations, and removedEnchant Boots - Greater Haste Icon Enchant Boots - Greater Haste.
  • 10 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4: removed Frag Belt Icon Frag Belt, following its nerf.
  • 20 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: nothing to change.
  • 24 Apr. 2013: Added legendary meta-gem.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Removed green-quality gems.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Improved advice for choosing your profession.



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