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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
Ability monk tigerpalm [Tiger Palm] 1
Ability monk roundhousekick [Blackout Kick] 2
Ability monk roll [Roll] 3
Ability monk vivify [Vivify] 4
Ability monk cracklingjadelightning [Crackling Jade Lightning] 5
Ability monk legsweep [Leg Sweep] 6
Ability monk cranekick new [Spinning Crane Kick] 7
Ability monk expelharm [Expel Harm] 8
Ability monk provoke [Provoke] 9
Ability monk touchofdeath [Touch of Death] 10/B Monk [1-10] A Monk's Focus
Spell monk zenpilgrimage [Zen Pilgrimage] 11
Ability druid lunarguidance [Resuscitate] 13
Ability monk sparring [Mystic Touch] 49
Ability monk zenflight [Zen Flight] Inv misc book 07 [Meditation Manual: Zen Flight]


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 10. They can be changed at any time outside of combat, except during a PvP match or Mythic+ dungeon. A talented ability cannot be changed while it is on cooldown.

Row 5 is locked until 8 points are spent, and row 8 is locked until 20 points are spent.

Class talents[]

Tier Talent Ranks Requirement
1 Ability monk soothingmists [Soothing Mist] 1 Automatic for Mistweaver
Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Sun Kick] 1 Automatic for Windwalker
Ability monk tigerslust [Tiger's Lust] 1 Automatic for Brewmaster
2 Ability monk roll [Improved Roll] 1 Soothing Mist
Inv misc orb 01 [Calming Presence] 1 Soothing Mist OR Rising Sun Kick OR Tiger's Lust
Ability shockwave [Disable] 1 Tiger's Lust
3 Ability monk legsweep [Tiger Tail Sweep] 2 Improved Roll
Ability monk expelharm [Vigorous Expulsion] 1 Soothing Mist OR Improved Roll
Ability monk vivify [Improved Vivify] 2 Soothing Mist OR Calming Presence
Ability rogue imrovedrecuperate [Detox] 1 Tiger's Lust OR Calming Presence (Brewmaster/Windwalker only)
Ability rogue imrovedrecuperate [Improved Detox] 1 Tiger's Lust OR Calming Presence (Mistweaver only)
Ability monk paralysis [Paralysis] 1 Tiger's Lust OR Disable
4 Monk ability cherrymanatea [Grace of the Crane] 2 Vigorous Expulsion
Ability monk vivify [Vivacious Vivification] 1 Vigorous Expulsion OR Improved Vivify
Ability mount pinktiger [Ferocity of Xuen] 2 Detox OR Improved Detox OR Paralysis
Ability monk paralysis [Improved Paralysis] 1 Paralysis
5 Ability monk soothingmists [Elusive Mists] 2 Tiger Tail Sweep
Monk ability transcendence [Transcendence] 1 Calming Presence OR Vivacious Vivification OR Ferocity of Xuen
Ability monk spearhand [Spear Hand Strike] 1 Ferocity of Xuen OR Improved Paralysis
Ability monk fortifyingale new [Fortifying Brew] 1 Disable OR Improved Paralysis
6 Ability monk chiwave [Chi Wave]/
Spell arcane arcanetorrent [Chi Burst]
1 Grace of the Crane OR Vivacious Vivification OR Elusive Mists
Ability monk provoke [Hasty Provocation] 1 Vivacious Vivification OR Transcendence
Spell monk ringofpeace [Ring of Peace]/
Inv chaos orb [Song of Chi-Ji]
1 Transcendence
Ability monk risingsunkick [Fast Feet] 2 Ferocity of Xuen OR Transcendence OR Spear Hand Strike
Ability monk quipunch [Celerity]/
Ability monk quitornado [Chi Torpedo]
1 Spear Hand Strike OR Fortifying Brew
Ability monk fortifyingale new [Ironshell Brew]/
Ability monk fortifyingale new [Expeditious Fortification]
1 Fortifying Brew
7 Ability monk expelharm [Profound Rebuttal] 1 Elusive Mists OR Chi Wave/Chi Burst
Ability monk dragonkick [Yu'lon's Grace]/
Spell monk diffusemagic [Diffuse Magic]
1 Chi Wave/Chi Burst OR Hasty Provocation OR Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji
Ability druid primalprecision [Eye of the Tiger] 1 Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji
Ability monk dematerialize [Dance of the Wind]/
Ability monk dampenharm [Dampen Harm]
1 Ring of Peace/Song of Chi-Ji OR Fast Feet OR Celerity/Chi Torpedo
Ability monk touchofdeath [Improved Touch of Death] 1 Fast Feet OR Celerity/Chi Torpedo OR Ironshell Brew/Expeditious Fortification
Ability monk healthsphere [Strength of Spirit] 1 Ironshell Brew/Expeditious Fortification
8 Inv offhand 1h pvppandarias2 c 01 [Strength of Spirit] 2 Profound Rebuttal
Monk ability transcendence [Escape from Reality] 2 Yu'lon's Grace/Diffuse Magic
Monk stance whitetiger [Windwalking] 2 Eye of the Tiger
Ability monk touchofdeath [Fatal Touch] 2 Dance of the Wind/Dampen Harm OR Improved Touch of Death
Inv misc food legion goocaramel bottle [Generous Pour] 2 Improved Touch of Death OR Strength of Spirit
9 Inv weapon hand 22 [Save Them All] 2 Close to Heart OR Escape from Reality
Inv weapon hand 16 [Resonant Fists] 2 Escape from Reality OR Fatal Touch
Ability butcher heavyhanded [Bounce Back] 2 Fatal Touch OR Generous Pour
10 Ability monk summonserpentstatue [Summon Jade Serpent Statue] 1 Save Them All
Ability monk summonwhitetigerstatue [Summon White Tiger Statue] 1 Resonant Fists
Monk ability summonoxstatue [Summon Black Ox Statue] 1 Bounce Back

Specialization talents[]

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 Inv misc dust 02 [Vanishing Powder].

Glyph Used on
Inv glyph minormonk [Glyph of Crackling Crane Lightning] Ability monk cracklingjadelightning [Crackling Jade Lightning]
Inv glyph minormonk [Glyph of Crackling Ox Lightning] Ability monk cracklingjadelightning [Crackling Jade Lightning]
Inv glyph minormonk [Glyph of Crackling Tiger Lightning] Ability monk cracklingjadelightning [Crackling Jade Lightning]
Inv glyph minormonk [Glyph of Fighting Pose] Monk ability transcendence [Transcendence]
Inv glyph minormonk [Glyph of Honor] Ability monk touchofdeath [Touch of Death]
Inv glyph minormonk [Glyph of Rising Tiger Kick] Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Sun Kick]
Inv glyph minormonk [Glyph of Yu'lon's Grace] Ability druid giftoftheearthmother [Gift of the Ox]

See also[]