The Windwalker Monk will be the DPS spec for the newly announced Monk class. Fans at Blizzcon this year were treated to glimpse of the Pandaren Windalker Monk in action. With all of the fancy moves and character animations, the Windwalker is sure to be a fan favorite.
One of the more unique features of the Monk class in general is the lack of auto attacks. As things stand right now, every move the Windwalker, Mistweaver and Brewmaster monks make are the result of a pressed button. This is a drastic departure from the auto attack system used by every other class in the game.
Another overlooked attribute of the monk class is the use of combo moves coupled with a big finisher move. While this is the standard in most brawler type games, it is all new to the WoW crowd. While it should be obvious that Blizzard is trying to make the monk class have a feel all its own, only time will tell if this approach will be a hit with the fans.
Just like the other Monk specs, the Windwalker Monk will wear leather armor. This puts Windwalkers in line with Rogues and Feral Druids for gear. Each of these classes wears leather armor with agility as the primary stat. I have a feeling that the influx of Windwalker monks will make Rogues and Feral Druids some very sad pandas indeed!
In a recent interview Ghostcrawler stated that they were focusing on fist weapons for Windwalker Monks. If ever there was a class for fist weapons the Monk is it. I have always thought that fist weapons felt out of place in the game and now we will have the perfect class for them! Windwalkers will be able to use one-handed maces, axes, and swords but fist weapons are the best match in my opinion.
All in all I am pretty excited about the idea of a Pandaren Windwalker Monk. I am also intrigued by Ghostcrawler’s simple one line explanation of the spec:
“The Windwalker will be the kung fu master who beats the crap out of opponents with fists and feet.”
Check out this video of Pandaren Monk Game play – it is shot with a camera but there is plenty of detail to get you revved up about playing a Windwalker Monk!
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