Enhancement ShamanvsWindwalker Monk
Debating whether to play a Windwalker Monk or Enhancement Shaman? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.
This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Windwalker Monks and Enhancement Shamans using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.
Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.2 • WoW Dragonflight •
- Enhancement Shaman
- Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Enhancement Shaman achieved 12.05% more maximum boss DPS than Windwalker Monk when there was no movement or lag.
- Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Enhancement Shaman achieved 12.13% more maximum boss DPS than Windwalker Monk when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
- Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Enhancement Shaman achieved 25.75% more AoE DPS than Windwalker Monk when there was no movement or lag.
- Best gear scalingEnhancement Shaman scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 14.74% more from 446 ilvl to 488 compared to Windwalker Monks.
- Simplest GameplayEnhancement Shaman has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
- DPS less dependant on big cooldownsEnhancement Shaman’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 61.13% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Windwalker Monks.
- Windwalker Monk
- Least affected by movement (single-target)Windwalker Monk’s single-target DPS was -11.23% less affected by increased movement compared to Enhancement Shamans.
While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Enhancement Shaman and Windwalker Monks, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!
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