Chi is a secondary resource used by monks. It is the pandaren word for "Spirit", the same primal life force used by shamans to heal and to commune with elementals. Monks harness their inner chi (i.e. inner spirit) to power their abilities, while using their bodies as their main weapon: the chi is directed to control the battlefield by enhancing own's movement and restricting foe's, healing allies while simultaneously damaging enemies, or invoking celestial spirits to aid in battle.
Monks are differentiated from shamans in their inability to ask the elements for help.
Chi is generated by using certain abilities, and consumed to power others. Chi does not decay during combat, but decays rapidly outside of combat. Monks can have a maximum of 4 chi, or 5 if they have the talent. No stats specifically increase chi, although haste and spirit can lead to players using chi-generating abilities more often.
Chi can be spent on the following abilities:
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