Rather than answer the same question over and over again, here’s a list of all the frequently asked questions regarding Windwalkers. The answers will continue to be updated as changes occur or new things are discovered.
- How much damage should I be doing on ___ fight?
- Is Windwalker viable for raiding?
- Is Windwalker difficult in Legion?
- What race is best for Windwalker?
- Do I use Storm, Earth, and Fire for single target?
The best way to figure this out is to go to HERE and change the top bar to the item level, fight, and difficulty you want to look at. Generally you want your DPS to be at least above the 50th percentile (Blue Bar), which is at average or above. The goal is the purple, sky blue, and orange bars, but the blue bar should be the minimum you consider.
2) Is Windwalker viable for raiding?
Impossible to say 100% as tuning could still change things. WW is looking very smooth right now, with very strong priority target damage through Touch of Death, excellent AoE, smooth rotations. It does have a strong toolkit with potential for very strong damage if tuned that way.
It is likely to be on par with most melees. Although you won’t have the security of secondary dps specs to fall back to, you can easily offtank or offspec heal.
Early on during expansions, dungeons are very important, in Legion even moreso. Windwalker excels at that: they will probably be very good during the first weeks.
3) Is Windwalker difficult in Legion?
It is way more straightforward than ever before. You could probably just pick up Windwalker, read the TL:DR Guide, another about Spinning Crane Kick, the rest of this FAQ and perform decently. People have enjoyed it a lot.
4) What race is best for Windwalker?
Alliance – Draenei > Human >= Gnome >= Night Elf >= Dwarf > Pandaren
Alliance races are within 1.7% of each other, so very minor difference.
Horde – Blood Elf >> Troll >= Tauren > Undead > Orc >= Pandaren
Horde races are within 2.9%, most of which being the lead Blood Elf has on everything else.
5) Do I use Storm, Earth, and Fire for single target?
Yes! Its Windwalker’s main DPS cooldown. If there are multiple targets they will jump around tagging them for Cyclone Strikes stacks. If you’d like them to focus on one target, then pressing the button a second time will cause them to converge on your current target. If there is only one target when they’re summoned then they will attack that target until it is killed or the buff runs out.