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Rising Sun Kick
Ability monk risingsunkick
  • Rising Sun Kick
  • Row 1 monk talent
  • Melee range
  • BrewmasterWindwalker2 Chi
    Mistweaver1.5% of base mana
  • 10 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Kick upwards, dealing (143.8% of Attack power) Physical damage
  • Windwalker Rank 2: Reduces the effectiveness of healing on the target for 10 sec.
Class Monk
School Physical
Cooldown 10 seconds
Rank levels 14 (rank 2)
Improvements Ability monk risingsunkick [Fast Feet], Ability monk mightyoxkick [Glory of the Dawn], Ability monk chiswirl [Rapid Diffusion], Ability monk effuse [Rising Mist],Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Star], Ability titankeeper cleansingorb [Spirit of the Ox], Ability thunderking kickshell [Transfer the Power], Monk stance wiseserpent [Uplifted Spirits], Monk stance whitetiger [Xuen's Battlegear]
Related debuff
Ability criticalstrike
  • Mortal Wounds
  • Healing effects received reduced by 25%.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Rising Sun Kick is a monk class talent. It is automatically learned by Windwalker monks.

For Mistweaver monks it cost 1.5% of base mana, for Windwalker monks it cost 2 Chi. In PvP, it is a reduced healing ability.

Tips and tricks[]

For Mistweavers in Dragonflight, this ability interacts with a number of talents. The talents Ability monk chiswirl [Rapid Diffusion] and Ability monk effuse [Rising Mist] allow Rising Sun Kick to extend or spread the Heal over Time spell Ability monk renewingmists [Renewing Mist], and regenerate mana with Monk stance redcrane [Spirit of the Crane]. These effects increase mana efficiency. Rising Sun Kick is also able to activate Inv misc book 07 [Ancient Teachings] and Inv pet cranegod [Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane] to provide healing. Finally, for more casts of the ability it can be refreshed via Ability monk roundhousekick [Blackout Kick] (with the talents Passive monk teachingsofmonastery [Teachings of the Monastery] and Spell animaardenweald beam [Ancient Concordance]), or have its cooldown shortened by Ability monk thunderfocustea [Thunder Focus Tea].

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-07-31): Damage reduced by 9% in PvP combat.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-07-24): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.5 (2023-07-11): Damage increased by 20%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-06-05): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-05-08): Damage reduced by 20% for Mistweaver Monks in PvP Combat.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02):
    • Damage increased by 15%.
    • Damage increased by 8% in PvP combat.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-04-10): No longer deals increased damage in PvP (was 12.5%).
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-01-09):
    • Damage increased by 8%.
    • Now deals 12.5% additional damage in PvP (was 25%).
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-11-21): Mistweaver damage increased by 25%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-11-01): Windwalker damage reduced by 20%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 1 class talent (was a level 10 Mistweaver/Windwalker ability).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5a (2022-08-02): Now deals an additional 25% damage in PvP combat.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2022-04-04): Damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP combat.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 (2022-05-31): Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 20%. This change does not apply to PvP.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.0 (2021-06-29): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 10 (was 18). Rank 2 now learned at level 14 (was 36).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Windwalker damage increased by 25%.
  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16):
    • Rank 1 damage reduced by 41%.
    • Rank 2 is now learned at level 36, and increases damage by 70%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): Damage increased by 8%.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13):
    • Damage increased by 14%.
    • Rising Sun Kick mana cost reduced by 25%.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Windwalker now deal 8% more damage with Rising Sun Kick.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Mana cost is now 2% of base mana (was 2.25%).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-04): The cooldown for Rising Sun Kick is now halved when it is cast before using Ability monk serenity [Serenity].
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19):
    • Now available at level 18 (was 56). Rank 2 added at level 20 for Windwalker: Reduces the effectiveness of healing on the target for 10 seconds.
    • No longer causes all enemies within 8 yards to take 20% increased damage from your abilities.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-11-20): Now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Now deals 10% more damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 5% less damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Now causes enemies to take 20% increased damage from the Monk's abilities (up from 10%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now available to Mistweaver monks. However, it does not cause Mortal Wounds for Mistweavers.
    • Monk stance whitetiger [Stance of the Fierce Tiger] now causes Rising Sun Kick to cause Ability criticalstrike [Mortal Wounds], instead of it causing Mortal Wounds naturally.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Now causes all targets within 8 yards to take an increased 20% damage from the Monk's abilities, up from 10%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now causes the Monk's abilities to inflict an additional 10% damage (was 15%) on the target.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-08): Now always properly applies the Mortal Wounds effect to targets it damages.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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