World of Warcraft outlines the changes coming to Monk

    
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Monks are the only baseline class that’s been added to World of Warcraft since the game’s launch – two hero classes have been added on, but Monk is a base class that starts from level 1 like everyone else. The class is also receiving adjustments in Legion like every other class, with the same fundamental goals of trimming up weaknesses and making for more interesting gameplay.

Brewmaster Monks have seen a large change, focused around the idea that they should be slightly squishy when directly hit but experts at dodging and weaving away from attacks. Mistweaver is more focused upon healing now rather than healing and doing damage. Both specs have also lost Chi as a resource, but Windwalkers have retained it, along with a new emphasis on rotating through abilities with the new Combo Strikes mastery. Check out the full rundown of the core mechanics on the official site.

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DPandaren
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DPandaren

Still no specialization in Posing and Stands.

anatheod
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anatheod

Why? It was the coolest class mechaninc WoW had implemented for a long time! It is why everyone rolled a Mistweaver in the first place! And you seemed to be fine with healing via damage (Disc priest) for this expansion, yet you decided to gut the spec that introduced the whole concept.

DamnDirtyApe
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DamnDirtyApe

Oleg Chebeneev Ironwu I was really happy with my priest, warrior, and rogue in cata, but I can’t speak for other classes.  Cata had all kinds of problems, but I didn’t think most of the class changes (at least for the 3 classes I mentioned) were one of them.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Celestia Karl_Hungus 
Yep gone

Radfist
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Radfist

SallyBowls1 TraylorAlan This was mostly due to the massive nerfbat they got in WoD.  Back in MoP they were popular and quite powerful if used well.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

wjowski agemyth Ironwu Try harder – there are approaching 100,000,000 ex-WoW players.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Nyres SallyBowls1 It seems to early to tell.  I know people who always choose the passive option so I think 0 vs 5 extra passive will feel different.  We shall see how they balance everything.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Greaterdivinity SallyBowls1 They never said they were complicated but “Rather than using an ability, you sit around waiting to get your various kind of runes, or for your stacks on Meat Cleaver to be up to full before you hit Raging Blow after Whirlwind. ” Not so much for me, but I guess I can see how some *cough* COD Konsole Kids *cough* felt stacking debuffs meant they were not in control since they needed to wait thousands of milliseconds before pressing that key.

Tenthyr
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Tenthyr

Grimmtooth Okay, that’s an opinion. The fact they keep changing their classes is what keeps it interesting for me, meanwhile.

Telos_
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Telos_

No more channeling for mistweavers now.  They’re only changing it because of pvp, because they don’t want them to be interrupted.  They could’ve just made Soothing Mist non-interruptable like other skills are.  Lame.