Monks! Are you fun?

#1 - Nov. 23, 2018, 12:15 a.m.
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Hey, I played a Monk back in MoP and it was super fun. But things have changed. I leveled my monk in WoD but boosted him with my BFA 110 boost.

I’ve noticed some changes to tanking; like not being able to control your stagger amount. It’s just tied to your Primary stat. That kind of means that secondary stats are kind of meaningless. You’ll just always take the highest item level gear.

I also noticed that you can’t run around while using Soothing mist anymore. So did monks just lose a lot of their mobility when Demon Hunters came around? ( I know a lot of other classes did)

And Windwalker seems a little weird now. I have a rogue, and a warrior and on both they can be a little spammy. But the Windwalker’s mastery favors not using the same ability twice in a row. I can’t help but feel that I’m either waiting around for a CD, or wasting resources (because I tiger palm a lot and Blackout kick can’t keep up.

So, do you guys find Monks super fun at L120 and decently geared?

Obviously fun is subjective, and it’s all about personal style and preference… But in terms of changes that have been made in the last few (4?) years. Is the class still a blast to play?

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#19 - Nov. 29, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
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It’s definitely a fun class to play still in all three specs.

Not sure if it will be making it into 8.1 but I know there were some talks about revisiting some of the defensive cooldowns with damage components being used offensively. I know we mentioned this in the last AMA that that’s a kind of mindset we don’t want players to feel forced to do to add to their damage, rather than using it for personal survivability.