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When the pandaren were subjugated by the mogu centuries ago, it was the monks that brought hope to a seemingly dim future. Restricted from using weapons by their slave masters, these pandaren instead focused on harnessing their chi and learning weaponless combat. When the opportunity for revolution struck, they were well-trained to throw off the yoke of oppression.
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Mists of Pandaria introduced the new Monk class.[1] Monks are a hybrid class. Masters of bare-handed combat, monks choose to draw their weapons only for devastating finishing moves. Monk healers bring harmony and balance to every group, healing even the most grievous of injuries with ancient remedies and focused spiritual arts. Few can hope to outlast the unquenchable prowess of the monk Brewmaster, whose empowering beverages and unpredictable combat style allow them to absorb incredible amounts of punishment.

Like druids and rogues, monks can only use cloth or leather armor and can't use shields, but can use off-hand items.[2] Monks can use the following weapons: Fist Weapons, One-Handed Axes, One-Handed Maces, One-Handed Swords, Polearms, and Staves.

Background Edit

When the Pandaren were subjugated by the mogu centuries ago, it was the monks that brought hope to a seemingly dim future. Restricted from using any type of weapon by their slave masters, these Pandaren instead focused on harnessing their chi and learning weaponless combat.

Pandaren masters have chosen to share their ancient martial arts with young fighters in both the Alliance and Horde. Harnessing their inner strength and potent "chi" energy, Monks are extremely capable in every role: damage, defense, and healing.[3]

Races Edit

Main article: Monk races

The monk class can be played by the following races:[2][4]

Race Strength Agility Stamina Intellect Spirit Armor Health
Alliance HumanHuman Human 21 21 21 22 20 37 113
Alliance Ironforge dwarfIronforge dwarf Ironforge dwarf 26 17 22 21 19 37 123
Alliance Night elfNight elf Night elf 17 25 21 22 20 37 113
Alliance GnomeGnome Gnome 16 23 21 25 20 37 113
Alliance DraeneiDraenei Draenei TBC 22 18 21 22 22 37 113
Horde OrcOrc Orc 24 18 22 19 22 37 123
Horde ForsakenForsaken Forsaken 20 19 22 21 22 37 113
Horde TaurenTauren Tauren 26 17 22 18 22 37 127
Horde TrollTroll Troll 22 23 21 18 21 37 113
Horde Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf TBC 18 23 21 25 18 37 113
Both PandarenPandaren Pandaren 21 19 22 21 22 37 123

Specializations/stats Edit

A sturdy brawler who uses liquid fortification and unpredictable movement to avoid damage and protect allies.
- Official description
Stat priority
  • Expertise Rating (until 15%) / Hit Rating (until 7.5%)
  • Agility
  • Mastery Rating
  • Critical Strike Rating
  • Haste Rating
Icon Ability Min Level
32px [Vengeance] 10
32px [Dual Wield] 10
32px [Dizzying Haze] 10
32px [Stance of the Sturdy Ox] 10
32px [Keg Smash] 11
32px [Breath of Fire] 18
32px [Clash] 18
32px [Guard] 26
32px [Brewmaster Training] 34
Icon Ability Min Level
32px [Elusive Brew] 36
32px [Brewing: Elusive Brew] 36
32px [Desperate Measures] 45
32px [Avert Harm] 48
32px [Gift of the Ox] 48
32px [Leather Specialization] 50
32px [Summon Black Ox Statue] 70
32px [Purifying Brew] 75
32px [Mastery: Elusive Brawler] 80

A healer who mixes traditional herbal medicine with Pandaren martial arts.
- Official description
Stat priority
  • Spirit
  • Haste Rating (soft cap)
  • Intellect
  • Critical Strike Rating
  • Mastery Rating
  • Haste Rating
Icon Ability Min Level
32px [Tiger Strikes] 10
32px [Mana Meditation] 10
32px [Soothing Mist] 10
32px [Stance of the Wise Serpent] 10
32px [Enveloping Mist] 16
32px [Internal Medicine] 20
32px [Muscle Memory] 20
32px [Surging Mist] 32
32px [Teachings of the Monastery] 34
32px [Renewing Mist] 42
Icon Ability Min Level
32px [Dematerialize] 45
32px [Life Cocoon] 50
32px [Leather Specialization] 50
32px [Mana Tea] 56
32px [Brewing: Mana Tea] 56
32px [Uplift] 62
32px [Thunder Focus Tea] 66
32px [Summon Jade Statue] 70
32px [Revival] 78
32px [Mastery: Gift of the Serpent] 80

A martial artist without peer who pummels foes with hands and fists.
- Official description
Stat priority
  • Hit Rating / Expertise Rating (both 7.5%)
  • Agility
  • Haste Rating (until possible to use abilities on every gcd);
  • Critical Strike Rating
  • Mastery Rating
Icon Ability Min Level
32px [Tiger Strikes] 10
32px [Fists of Fury] 10
32px [Dual Wield] 10
32px [Combo Breaker] 15
32px [Flying Serpent Kick] 18
32px [Combat Conditioning] 20
32px [Touch of Karma] 22
32px [Afterlife] 26
32px [Energizing Brew] 36
Icon Ability Min Level
32px [Sparring] 42
32px [Adaptation] 45
32px [Spinning Fire Blossom] 48
32px [Leather Specialization] 50
32px [Rising Sun Kick] 56
32px [Brewing: Tigereye Brew] 56
32px [Tigereye Brew] 60
32px [Storm, Earth, and Fire] 75
32px [Mastery: Bottled Fury] 80
32px [Legacy of the White Tiger] 81

Skills/Glyphs Edit

Key
Tag Source
16px [Book of Glyph Mastery] (requires 425 inscription skill)
T:# Learned from a trainer with # Inscription skill
M:# Minor Inscription Research (requires # Inscription skill)
N Northrend Inscription Research (requires 385 Inscription skill)
V:# Vendor (requires # Inscription skill)


Major Glyph Source Major Glyph Source
16px [Glyph of Afterlife] Windwalker 16px [Glyph of Breath of Fire] Brewmaster
16px [Glyph of Clash] Brewmaster 16px [Glyph of Crackling Jade Lightning]
16px [Glyph of Enduring Healing Sphere] 16px [Glyph of Expel Harm]
16px [Glyph of Fists of Fury] Windwalker 16px [Glyph of Fortifying Brew]
16px [Glyph of Guard] Brewmaster 16px [Glyph of Leer of the Ox] Brewmaster
16px [Glyph of Life Cocoon] Mistweaver 16px [Glyph of Mana Tea] Mistweaver
16px [Glyph of Paralysis] 16px [Glyph of Renewing Mists] Mistweaver
16px [Glyph of Retreat] 16px [Glyph of Sparring] Windwalker
16px [Glyph of Spinning Crane Kick] 16px [Glyph of Stoneskin]
16px [Glyph of Surging Mist] Mistweaver 16px [Glyph of Touch of Death]
16px [Glyph of Touch of Karma] Windwalker 16px [Glyph of Transcendence]
16px [Glyph of Uplift] Mistweaver 16px [Glyph of Zen Meditation]
Minor Glyph Source Minor Glyph Source
16px [Glyph of Blackout Kick] 16px [Glyph of Crackling Tiger Lightning]
16px [Glyph of Fighting Pose] 16px [Glyph of Flying Serpent Kick] Windwalker
16px [Glyph of Honor] 16px [Glyph of Jab]
16px [Glyph of Rising Tiger Kick] Windwalker 16px [Glyph of Spinning Fire Blossom] Windwalker
16px [Glyph of Spirit Roll] 16px [Glyph of Water Roll]
16px [Glyph of Zen Flight]

Suggested professions Edit

Notes Edit

  • Initially, the monk did not have an Auto-attack.[5] After testing and design, however, auto-attack was included as part of the monk class.[6]

See also Edit

Patch changes Edit

References Edit

  1. The Monk. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (US).
       The Monk. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (EU).
  2. 2,0 2,1 "World of Warcraft: Intro to Mists of Pandaria" panel (featuring Tom Chilton, Game Director; Cory Stockton, Lead Content Designer; and Greg Street, Lead Systems Desginer) at BlizzCon 2011
  3. Monk Preview. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site. Retrieved on 2011-10-22.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment Nethaera 2012-02-29. #19 - Is Blizzard done with race/class combos?. Official General Discussion forum (US)the monk class will be available to all races save for goblin and worgen
  5. Viitamistõrge: Vigane <ref>-märgend. Viite nimega blizzinsider42 tekst puudub.
  6. Josh Augustine 2012-03-19. Mists of Pandaria: Everything you need to know, page 3. PC Gamer.

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