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Mistweaver Monk Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:08 by Vlad 52 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Mistweaver Monks. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Mistweaver Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Suplift, a long-time Mistweaver Monk theorycrafter who raids in Lotion. You can follow him on Twitter: @suplift.

1. Notable Pre-Raid Gear

Horn of Valor Icon Horn of Valor is very strong for Mythic+, as you can line it up for challenging trash pulls/bosses to improve your healing.

Stabilized Energy Pendant Icon Stabilized Energy Pendant has good stats and a strong passive effect. It gives you 55,000 Mana for free, on top of making Spirit of the Crane Icon Spirit of the Crane/Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Mana returns 5% stronger.

Jacin's Ruse Set (Guileful Intruder Handguards Icon Guileful Intruder Handguards and Tunnel Trudger Footguards Icon Tunnel Trudger Footguards) has strong stats for Mistweavers and a great set bonus.

Gnawed Thumb Ring Icon Gnawed Thumb Ring has decent stats and a free on-use cooldown that can be macroed into Revival Icon Revival/Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane for free healing.

Amalgam's Seventh Spine Icon Amalgam's Seventh Spine is a great trinket for fistweaving, as you will be heavily using Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist.

Jeweled Signet of Melandrus Icon Jeweled Signet of Melandrus has great stats for fistweaving on top of free damage.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (currently 1, but this number will increase throughout Legion). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

The ranking of legendary items depends on the content you are doing, either raiding or Mythic+ dungeons.

2.1. Raiding

  1. Leggings of The Black Flame Icon Leggings of The Black Flame: this is the strongest legendary for raiding, as it provides the largest HPS/Mana increase, on top of making Essence Font Icon Essence Font far more usable in a raid setting. It also provides amazing spot healing via Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea with Effuse Icon Effuse/Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist.
  2. Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas Icon Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas: this is a large Mana sustain increase, and will likely be the second legendary you use with Leggings of The Black Flame Icon Leggings of The Black Flame. The free tank healing it provides works well with a Fistweaving build, as the build lacks tank healing.
  3. Petrichor Lagniappe Icon Petrichor Lagniappe: this is the alternative to Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas Icon Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas if you need extra raid healing, and your tank healing is covered. In general, tank healing is far more needed, however both legendaries are very strong. This legendary also becomes stronger with Rising Thunder Icon Rising Thunder and Leggings of The Black Flame Icon Leggings of The Black Flame.
  4. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus: this is a strong survivability/HPS increase which rewards you more as you avoid damage. Mistweaver lacks a good defensivecooldown, so a free 15% hitpoint shield can do wonders.
  5. Unison Spaulders Icon Unison Spaulders: this is strong with heavy Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist builds, as it makes your filler spell stronger, allowing you to save more Mana. The additional Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist beam is also a smart healing around the target, which means it will have little overhealing. It also scales off the Enveloping Mist amplification, which means it works rather well with Mist Wrap Icon Mist Wrap, and haste stacking. That said, compared to the other legendaries mentioned above it, it is the weaker choice.
  6. Ovyd's Winter Wrap Icon Ovyd's Winter Wrap: this is not very strong in a raid setting. The buff created by the legendary is only as long as how much time is left on the Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist which created it, which means this could proc with only 1 second on the buff. It is also very random, as the main spell which utilises the buff (Vivify Icon Vivify), could hit targets not affected by the buff.
  7. Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher Icon Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher: this is a very small HPS increase, as this legendary does not affect the HoTs generated by  Icon Mists of Life (Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon applying Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist and Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist to the target). Its only purpose will be to cheese mechanics similar to Clarity of Will in Warlords of Draenor.
  8. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret: this, on most raiding bosses, will be unusable. Avoiding using this legendary if you have the option to replace it.

2.2. Mythic+

For Mythic+, the considerations for choosing your legendary change somewhat.

  1. Ovyd's Winter Wrap Icon Ovyd's Winter Wrap: this loses a lot of its randomness problems in smaller groups, so it is a far stronger legendary. Vivify Icon Vivify is much more heavily utilised in Mythic+, making this legendary even stronger.
  2. These 3 legendaries are equally strong in Mythic+, with the choice depending on situation.
  3. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret: this gains power due too being able to use the effect in Mythic+. It can be timed in relation to large bursts on your group with the use of Paralysis Icon Paralysis or Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep.
  4. Petrichor Lagniappe Icon Petrichor Lagniappe: this allows you to use Revival Icon Revival far more frequently, which can be a lifesaver in Mythic+.
  5. Unison Spaulders Icon Unison Spaulders: this is a weaker version of Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas Icon Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas, as Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist is only used on bosses during Mythic+, and Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas is far better Mana-wise.
  6. Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher Icon Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher: this is weak for the same reason as Unison Spaulders Icon Unison Spaulders. You simply do not have the time to channel Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist that much in Mythic+.

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Hunters, Brewmaster/Windwalker Monks, Shamans, and Warriors
Leather Armor Demon Hunters, Druids, Brewmaster/Windwalker Monks, and Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Restoration Druids, Holy Paladins, Discipline/Holy Priests, and Restoration Shamans

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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