Outlaw Rogueoutlaw iconvswindwalker iconWindwalker Monk

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

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Windwalker Monks and Outlaw Rogues 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 10.1.7 WoW Dragonflight

  • Outlaw Rogueoutlaw icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Outlaw Rogue achieved 1.2% more maximum boss DPS than Windwalker Monk when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Outlaw Rogue achieved 10.23% more AoE DPS than Windwalker Monk when there was no movement or lag.
  • Simplest GameplayOutlaw Rogue has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • windwalker iconWindwalker Monk
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Windwalker Monk achieved 5.9% more maximum boss DPS than Outlaw Rogue when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
  • Least affected by movement (single-target)Windwalker Monk’s single-target DPS was -47.35% less affected by increased movement compared to Outlaw Rogues.
  • Best gear scalingWindwalker Monk scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 3.24% more from 422 ilvl to 446 compared to Outlaw Rogues.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsWindwalker Monk’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 52.88% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Outlaw Rogues.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Outlaw Rogue 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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