Feral Druidferal iconvswindwalker iconWindwalker Monk

Debating whether to play a Windwalker Monk or Feral Druid? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Windwalker Monks and Feral Druids 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 10.0.5 WoW Dragonflight

  • Feral Druidferal icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Feral Druid achieved 13.05% more maximum boss DPS than Windwalker Monk when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Feral Druid achieved 11.53% more maximum boss DPS than Windwalker Monk when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
  • Best gear scalingFeral Druid scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 26.09% more from 372 ilvl to 422 compared to Windwalker Monks.
  • Simplest GameplayFeral Druid has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsFeral Druid’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 31.99% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Windwalker Monks.
  • windwalker iconWindwalker Monk
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Windwalker Monk achieved 37.08% more AoE DPS than Feral Druid when there was no movement or lag.
  • Least affected by movement (single-target)Windwalker Monk’s single-target DPS was -36.28% less affected by increased movement compared to Feral Druids.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Feral Druid 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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