Monk abilities are abilities used by monks. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations.


All monks automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization.

Ability Level
[Tiger Palm] 1
[Blackout Kick] 2
[Roll] 3
[Vivify] 4
[Crackling Jade Lightning] 5
[Leg Sweep] 6
[Spinning Crane Kick] 7
[Expel Harm] 8
[Provoke] 9
[Touch of Death] 10/Quest
[Zen Pilgrimage] 11
[Resuscitate] 13
[Paralysis] 22
[Detox] 24
[Fortifying Brew] 28
[Transcendence] 32
[Transcendence: Transfer] 32
Mystic Touch 49


The three monk specializations are Brewmaster (tanking), Mistweaver (healing) and Windwalker (melee DPS).

For a summary of the character and strengths of each spec, see Monk specializations.


Talents become available at level 15. Only one talent can be chosen from each tier.

They can be swapped out any time outside of a rested area using  [Tome of the Tranquil Mind].

Monk talents
Level Choices
15 Brewmaster [Eye of the Tiger] [Chi Wave] [Chi Burst]
Mistweaver [Mist Wrap]
Windwalker [Eye of the Tiger]
25 [Celerity] [Chi Torpedo] [Tiger's Lust]
30 Brewmaster [Light Brewing] Spitfire (monk) [Black Ox Brew]
Mistweaver [Lifecycles] [Spirit of the Crane] [Mana Tea]
Windwalker [Ascension] [Fist of the White Tiger] [Energizing Elixir]
35 Brewmaster Tiger Tail Sweep [Summon Black Ox Statue] [Ring of Peace]
Mistweaver [Song of Chi-Ji]
Windwalker [Good Karma]
40 Brewmaster [Bob and Weave] [Healing Elixirs] [Dampen Harm]
Mistweaver [Healing Elixirs] [Diffuse Magic]
Windwalker Inner Strength
45 Brewmaster [Special Delivery] [Rushing Jade Wind]  [Exploding Keg]
Mistweaver [Summon Jade Serpent Statue] [Refreshing Jade Wind] [Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane]
Windwalker [Hit Combo] [Rushing Jade Wind] [Dance of Chi-Ji]
50 Brewmaster [High Tolerance] Celestial Flames [Blackout Combo]
Mistweaver [Focused Thunder] Upwelling Rising Mist
Windwalker [Spiritual Focus] [Whirling Dragon Punch] [Serenity]

PvP talents

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.


Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using  [Vanishing Powder].

Glyph Used on
 [Glyph of Crackling Crane Lightning] [Crackling Jade Lightning]
 [Glyph of Crackling Ox Lightning] [Crackling Jade Lightning]
 [Glyph of Crackling Tiger Lightning] [Crackling Jade Lightning]
 [Glyph of Fighting Pose] [Transcendence]
 [Glyph of Honor] [Touch of Death]
 [Glyph of Rising Tiger Kick] [Rising Sun Kick]
 [Glyph of Yu'lon's Grace] [Gift of the Ox]


See also