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Best Monk Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

To get the most out of your melee DPS Job, check out our guide for the best Monk rotation in FFXIV.
Best Monk Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Each job in FFXIV has tons of abilities. Some of these can be activated repeatedly, whilst other abilities have a GCD (global cooldown). Players wanting to optimize their damage, tanking, or healing must ensure they are performing the right rotation of abilities. This ensures that your buffs remain active for as long as possible, and there is no downtime when dishing out DPS. 

Monks are melee DPS attackers who shift between various stances to activate their powerful abilities. Additionally, Monks must be aware of their position when performing their attacks, as bonuses will be attained by attacking from the rear or the flank, depending on the ability. 

So, if you are curious to learn more, you've come to the right place. This article will cover the best Monk rotation in FFXIV. 

Best Monk Rotation In FFXIV

Monk is a melee DPS Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Monk Rotation in FFXIV, we need to look at several different factors. These include openers, GCDs, buffs, and more. We'll break down each step of the rotation below.

Monk is a highly versatile class that doesn't have to stick to a set rotation all the time. For battles that have more downtimes or require hard DPS checks, it's up to the Monk player to decide what the best rotation should be in a given situation. 

Monks can shift between three different forms to use abilities. (Picture: Square Enix)

The core of the Monk job revolves around your forms. These are the Opo-Opo, Raptor, and Coeurl forms. Monk players will shift between these forms by using various abilities. 

Here is an example of a Monk opener and rotation:

Best Monk Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Form Shift
  2. Thunderclap
  3. Dragon Kick
  4. Tincture of Strength
  5. Twin Snakes
  6. Riddle of Fire
  7. Demolish
  8. The Forbidden Chakra
  9. Bootshine
  10. Perfect Balance
  11. Dragon Kick
  12. Riddle of Wind
  13. Bootshine
  14. Dragon Kick
  15. Elixir Field
  16. Bootshine
  17. Perfect Balance
  18. Twin Snakes
  19. Dragon Kick
  20. Demolish
  21. Rising Phoenix

Depending on the type of encounter you are up against, this rotation may differ slightly. However, this is a great way to maximize your damage. Master Monk players will be able to adapt to different fights and chain together abilities to best help the party in a tough situation. 

And that is everything you need to know about the best Monk rotation, including openers, abilities, and more in FFXIV.