Simulationcraft and Windwalkers – A little extra

Extending from last time After my last post, some people have been reaching out to me on discord with questions, and i realized there were a few more things to explain, so here's a follow-up with some extra things. Using Vial and Specter together I got some questions...

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Babstrodamus: 7.3.5 Prognostication

With the 7.3.5 PTR likely coming in the next few days/weeks. We are constantly getting questions in Discord about how strong Windwalker will be in the next raid, Antorus. This post will seek to answer none of that. What it will try to do is to look forward toward what...

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Buffed then Nerfed, now Buffed more?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the 5% buff Windwalkers were seeing on the PTR, and how it was subsequently removed. Blizzard then said that we'd be getting those buffs back when the Netherlight Crucible went live. Well it looks like they're following through:...

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7.3 Patch Notes and more

PATCH TIME! Blizzard has released the official 7.3 Patch notes, along with the announcement that Patch 7.3 will become live in the US on August 29th, which is just about what we all expected. Blizzard is keeping to the trend of releasing patches every 77 days, which...

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7.3 PTR Build 24853 – OMG NERFED!!

We got a new PTR build today: https://www.wowhead.com/news=270118/7-3-ptr-build-24853-spell-updates The only change was: Windwalker Monk  - reduced from 5% to 0% This means the previous PTR build's changes to bake the aura into our spell coefficients will result in...

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7.3 PTR Build 24727 – Baking and Buffs

*This was written in the middle of raid, so if I goofed anything... woops* We have a new round of PTR changes for 7.3. Rather than list them all out, here's a link. TL:DR - Nearly all of our abilities had the 22% Aura baked in, and the Aura was reduced from 22% to 5%....

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7.3 PTR Build 24608 – Set Bonuses Round 2

We got another PTR Build that added the numbers to our t21 set bonuses: SOURCE  Item - Monk T21 Windwalker 2P Bonus - Free Blackout Kick Damage Increase   When you gain the Blackout Kick! effect, the damage of your next Blackout Kick is increased by 0%150%.  Item -...

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Getting the “Feral Treatment”?

Recently Blizzard has announced a batch of changes specifically targeted at Feral Druids and Frost Death Knights. These changes seem to be designed to address some reasonable problems existing in either spec. It is unclear and uncertain if these two specs will be the...

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Tomb of sargeras FAQ – Windwalker

Hello fellow windwalkers. As the amount of recurring questions in the peak of serenity discord has been extremely high, I've taken some time to do a FAQ about the raid. It will try to cover a lot of these, but if I miss any ping me in discord and I'll add them!...

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Windwalker Stat Scaling – Some Solutions

So my most recent article was centered around providing evidence to support the concern that Windwalkers don't get as much out of gear as other specs. This was shown by being one of two specs with below 100% Vers scaling, and being one of the bottom in overall scaling...

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Windwalker Scaling

The past two weeks or so, following the AMA, I decided to devote some time to figuring out the reasoning for why Windwalkers have historically not gained as much damage relative to other specs as a tier continues. If you missed the happenings of the AMA, you can...

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7.3 PTR Build 24500 – Tier 21 Bonuses

This is the first real change of note on the 7.3 PTR as Blizzard has started rolling out the first iterations of the t21 tier bonuses (boni?). (SOURCE) Item - Monk T21 Windwalker 2P Bonus - Free Blackout Kick Damage Increase   When you gain the Blackout Kick! effect,...

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