Want to play a Pandaren Monk – or any other type of Monk – in Mists of Pandaria? Well, read on – and find our Quick-Read Guides for Brewmaster, Windwalker and Mistweaver monks!
Monks balance two resources – Chi, which can be thought of as Combo Points for the class, and either Mana (Mistweavers) or Energy (Brewmasters and Windwalkers)
Blizzard originally designed the class to not use auto-attack, but subsequently went back on that decision. Monks CAN auto-attack.
New energy type: Chi
Chi is used to power your Finisher attacks. Mistweavers use it for powerful heals, Windwalkers for powerful attacks, and Brewmasters to stay alive.
Monk weapons and armour
We know that Monks can use one-handed axes, maces , and swords, staves and fist weapons- however, they mostly use hand-to-hand attacks to build their power, then use weapons for “finishing moves”.
Monks wear leather armour.
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Monk healing is one of the most unique aspects of the class. Whilst they can take a more conventional healing role, Mistweavers can also heal by DPSing in melee combat!
Monk Talent Trees
Monks have three talent trees, of course.
- Brewmaster – the tanking talent tree. Here’s our Brewmaster Monk Quick-Start Guide
- Mistweaver – the healing talent tree. Here’s our Mistweaver Monk Quick-Start Guide
- Windwalker – melee DPS. Here’s our Windwalker Monk Quick-Start Guide
All races but Goblin and Worgen can play Monks. Pandaren, Night Elves, Humans, Dwarves, Gnomes (!), Blood Elves, Orcs, Trolls and Tauren will all be able to play Monks.