Everyone has their favorite abilities, mine has always been feign death. If there were one ability that I could choose to have on every single character I play it would be feign death. I love that ability. But with mists came a new class and with that new class came new abilities.
I have a new favorite ability and it is a monk ability. It can not unseat feign death as my favorite ability over all in the game but it is really making the climb up the ladder to become my second favorite ability in game and one I would love to have on every character.
Spinning Crane Kick
It is awesome and has recently moved my monk into my favorite character to solo old content with. No, I am not about to be putting my hunter on the shelf any time soon, hunters still rule, but when it comes to soloing old content spinning crane kick does make it a lot easier to burn through it. Where I would run out of focus on my hunter doing multi shot it seems like spinning crane kick is nearly endless with the super fast resource generation of the monk.
I am still trying to get the raiding with leashes II achievement and as such I solo the old instances and hope for drops that never come. I do them on multiple characters to increase my chance to get the drops. 11 or 12 chances at a drop a week are better than just one wouldn't you say?
So in the past few months I have soloed all those BC raids on every class in the game. Now we all know I've been soloing them on my hunter since 80 but most other classes I never did any soloing on. Most certainty not a monk as they are new.
Monks are so easy to solo that older stuff. Not like it is hard on any character now thanks to the gear level we are at but when you are talking a monk you are talking one thing and one thing only. Spinning crane kick.
As a tank, healer or damage dealer, just spin. Everything is easy when you spin. When even healers can pull 200K DPS while farming mobs in the barrens by using spinning crane kick you know an ability is awesome.
I do the barrens with spinning crane kick and as many mobs as I can pull together. I do those BC raids trying to get those pets with spinning crane kick only. I just walk forward and spin. Or should that be I just spin forward.
If you wanted to go back and do old content for achievements, like grinding those BC reputaitons that take killing a million mobs nothing is faster than just spinning. Want to run old content for mount runs nothing is faster than just spinning. Doing your daily quests and need to kill 12 mogu nothing is faster than just spinning.
Just spin baby spin.
Spinning crane kick is quickly becoming my second favorite ability in the whole game and as such it is the number one reason to play a monk. As a tank, damage dealer or even healer, soloing almost anything just by spinning is simple and easy. What is not to love about that. Simple and easy is good sometimes isn't it?
So for those of you that have not leveled a monk yet, I suggest doing it, because not only is spinning a powerful tool I have grown to love, but it is fun.