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Monks are culturally considered ascetic and studious. When Malygos is in humanoid form, he takes the shape of a studious monk or similar individual. Pandaren are formidable monks, following their philosophies to the letter and perfecting their martial arts as they see fit. Runemasters are said to be monk-like as well. Monks can be found throughout Azeroth; some belong to the Scarlet Crusade, and others are found in the ranks of the draenei.
In World of Warcraft EditThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
Some monks do exist in World of Warcraft:
- Monks initially were a denied class in the original Warcraft RPG sourcebook, at the time believed not to be relevant to the Warcraft world. However, monks were later incorporated through the Runemaster, and references to monks appear throughout various points in RPG lore as well as World of Warcraft. However no specific monk class was ever created.