Mists of Pandaria / WoW Patch 5.1 Quick-Start Guides for All Specs and Classes in WoW – including Monks!

It’s that time again! Yes, the Melting Pot staff have been hard at work over the last day updating all our Quick-Start Guides to be accurate for Mists of Pandaria and the latest version of WoW – plus writing up guides for Brewmaster, Windwalker and Mistweaver monks!

For anyone who’s new to our Quick-Starts: my goal is to give you the information you need to play your class well in Pandaria as quickly as possible .We’ve worked very hard to make the guides as short and simple as possible so you can spend more time playing and less time reading. If you want more hardcore information, we link to detailed posts from Serious Theorycrafters at the end of each article, but the Quick-Starts will get you 90% of the way.

Because they’re short, they’re also useful for linking to your friends, guildies, and even in LFR. Basically, anywhere someone doesn’t have the time to read and digest a full-length guide!

Here they all are, updated to Patch 5.1:



Ranged DPS

Melee DPS

If you find any errors in these guides, please do let me know on Twitter, email or by comment, and I’ll fix them!

And I’d really appreciate it if you can take the time to spread the word about these guides – they’re something very different to most guides, and a lot of people find them very helpful! Patch Day is pretty busy and loud – any help getting the word out over the noise is much appreciated.

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WoW Monk Class in Mists of Pandaria – Chi, Pandaren, Brewmasters, Windwalkers, Mistweavers, talents and more

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.


Monk healing

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.

Monk Races

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.

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