Only Azeroth’s most seasoned veterans possess the fortitude to wield artifacts of legend against the Burning Legion. Your myth-forged weapon grows in power as you do, and your choices will change its abilities and the way it looks, sounds, and feels in combat. Fashion your artifact into the perfect instrument of battle, and guide your faction in its most desperate hour.
A monk is only as good as the weapon they wield. You have become one of the greatest heroes of Azeroth, one deserving of a weapon not only with power, but with a name.
Martial Arts Masters
Monks have three distinct specializations: Brewmaster, Mistweaver, and Windwalker. Each brings with it a unique identity that is reflected within the Artifact weapon choices.
- Brewmaster Monks wield the staff Fu Zan, the Wanderer’s Companion. Crafted from the first of Pandaria’s forest, its journey through the ages has imbued it with untold power in the hands of these clever masters.
- Sheilun, Staff of the Mists has been through many trials in the bid to protect the lands of Pandaria. In the hands of the right Mistwalker Monk, it could aid in turning the tide against the Burning Legion.
- Fists of the Heavens in the hands of master martial artists, the Windwalker Monk, are lethal against any foe. Infused by the raw elemental powers, these weapons make this monk near unstoppable.
Each is a symbol of the power of the Monk that wields it. Names have power. Learn those of these truly mighty weapons well, for they will be your constant companions against what could be the most deadly foe you’ve faced yet.
Brewmaster- Fu Zan, the Wanderer's Companion
Long ago, as the titanic watcher Keeper Freya set out to populate the world with life, she placed one of the first seeds in Pandaria. From it grew Fu Zan, the first, and all of Pandaria's forests descended from it. Before populating the rest of Azeroth, Freya fashioned a walking stick for her travels from one of Fu Zan’s branches. Eventually Freya passed her staff to the Jade Serpent, Yu’lon, who later gave it to a uniquely clever hozen. The Monkey King, as he was called, hung his most prized possessions from the staff, which he carries with him to this day.
Mistweaver- Sheilun, Staff of Mists
During last pandaren emperor's reign, a prophecy arose that a ruthless Legion would invade the world of Azeroth and leave it shattered. To save his people, Emperor Shaohao embarked on a series of trials, taking with him the ancient staff Sheilun. Afterwards, he used his newfound wisdom to become part of the land. He made Pandaria into a separate continent and enshrouded it in mist to protect it. His staff clattered to the ground, where it lay until the monks of Tian Monastery found it and took it to the Terrace of Endless Spring for safekeeping.
Windwalker – Fists of the Heavens
Thousands of years ago, the famed tol'vir smith Irmaat crafted a pair of magnificent handblades. Unsatisfied with his work, Irmaat tried to capture the essence of Al'Akir the Windlord to infuse into his blades. Al'Akir was not amused. To spite the smith, Al'Akir poured unspeakable amounts of raw elemental fury into the handblades. When Irmaat attempted to unleash their might, a great vortex sprang up, engulfed his city, and scattered the weapons to the winds.