Windwalker PvE: Stats, Gems, and Enchants

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Updated for 7.3.0

5 Minute Guide

 

Racials

All races are within 1% of each other, play what you want. (psst… Pandaren)

Serenity Whirling Dragon Punch
Patchwerk Link Link
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Stat Summary

Critical Strike: Chance for extra effectiveness on attacks and heals.
Haste: Increases attack speed and energy per second (eps), also reduces the cooldowns of all spellbook abilities. Keep this below 10% to minimize Serenity delay.
Mastery: Mastery: Combo Strikes – Increases damage of abilities, provided the previous ability wasn’t exactly the same.
Versatility: Increases damage and healing, and reduces damage taken.

 

Stat Priority

If you want a better understanding of stats rather than “Do this” then read Stat Weights and You and listen to Podcast Ep 5.

Single Target:

  1. Agility
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatilty
  5. Haste

Multi Target

  1. Agility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Versatility

Stat Weights: To find the best stat weights for your character, use SimCraft. You can also use Babylonius’s Spreadsheet.

Haste “caps” – Typically with t20 4pc and t19 2pc, you want to aim for between 10% and 16% haste, although neither of these numbers are major enough to merit going out of your way to fit between.

Critical Strike 35% “soft cap”Once you have the t20 4pc bonus, you hit a small soft cap with crit where additional % won’t benefit you when the Pressure Point buff is active. However, below the 35% threshold, Mastery is still preferable for gemming/enchanting, and after 35% crit won’t lose enough weight that you’d want to go out of your way to drop it.

 

Gems

  • You can have one Jewelcrafting-created BoE epic gem. For Windwalkers you want: Saber’s Eye of Agility.
  • For other sockets follow the stat priority above.

 

Enchants

 

Consumables

  • Flask – Flask of the Seventh Demon (Agility)
  • Potion – Potion of Prolonged Power (Agility)
  • Rune – Defiled Augment Rune (Agility)
  • Food – Lavish Suramar Feast (Agility)