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Mistweaver Monk Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:35 by Vlad 99 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. Best in Slot

For the moment, we recommend that you use this spreadsheet (credit goes to Living, Si, and Geodew) to figure out trinket weights.

A special mention is warranted for the Drape of Shame Icon Drape of Shame cloak, which is essentially the best cloak you can use, without exception. If you have the option of equipping one, you should even in the face of a large (~40) item level disadvantage. Use this spreadsheet to determine the value of your Drape of Shame.

2. Tier 19 Set Bonuses

The Tier 19 2-piece set bonus provides a strong passive HPS increase. In order to be able to sustain the increased number of Uplifting Trance Icon Uplifting Trance procs, you practically have to use the Lifecycles Icon Lifecycles talent.

The 4-piece set bonus is also desirable, as it also provides a strong passive HPS increase. The implication of using this bonus is that, you do not want to re-cast Essence Font until the HoT fades.

3. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 910, 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 (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). 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.

3.1. Raiding

  1. Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight: from a pure HPS perspective, this legendary is as strong as Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus. The strength of this legendary comes from its low cooldown, which makes it ideal for dealing with burst damage in Mythic encounters. You should be using this legendary as often as possible, ideally lining it up with predictable burst damage.
  2. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus: is by far the best legendary item for a Mistweaver Monk. Not only is the HPS it provides very strong, but because Mistweavers lack defensive cooldowns, the shield it provides every 30 seconds increases your survivability greatly.
  3. Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas Icon Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas: this legendary is essentially second or third-best, providing a solid HPS increase.
  4. Petrichor Lagniappe Icon Petrichor Lagniappe: this potentially allows you to fit another Revival Icon Revival into an encounter. If you are able to cast another Revival (which is actually effective), then this item is extremely powerful. Otherwise, it is just an item level 910 item.
  5. Leggings of The Black Flame Icon Leggings of The Black Flame: this is the strongest legendary for Fistweaving, 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. Mistweavers, however, do not rate this item too highly.
  6. Shelter of Rin Icon Shelter of Rin: with this legendary item, you can save charges of  Icon Sheilun's Gift and use Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea-empowered Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist to do considerable burst healing. Aside from this, the item just provides a passive HPS increase. Unless there is a very large amount of burst damage against single targets, it is preferable to use Sheilun's Gift with fewer stacks (4-6) rather than waiting until you have 12.
  7. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret: this can be a solid option for fights in which you are constantly dispelling and therefore where you can get it to proc often.
  8. Ovyd's Winter Wrap Icon Ovyd's Winter Wrap: is not appealing for raiding, and it should be avoided.
  9. 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.
  10. Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher Icon Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher: this is a very weak legendary item that should not be considered.

3.2. Mythic+

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

  1. Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight: this legendary is even stronger in Mythic+ dungeons, and if you have it, you should make a point of using it without exception.
  2. Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas Icon Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas: this legendary is very strong for Mythic+ dungeons from a Mana efficiency stand point. Also, because the effect is so strong, you do not need to talent Rising Thunder Icon Rising Thunder in 5-man content to utilise it, but it is still strongly encouraged.
  3. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret: this legendary gains power due to you being better able to use the effect in Mythic+. It can be timed in relation to large bursts of damage on your group with the use of Paralysis Icon Paralysis or Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep.
  4. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus: this is very helpful for dealing with random 1-shot mechanics present in Mythic+.
  5. 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 here. Vivify Icon Vivify is much more heavily utilised in Mythic+, making this legendary even stronger. The legendary itself also has the two best stats for healing in Mythic+.
  6. Shelter of Rin Icon Shelter of Rin: this offers around the same healing as Leggings of The Black Flame Icon Leggings of The Black Flame, but is great for dealing with predictable group damage, such as from Lantern of Darkness Icon Lantern of Darkness.
  7. Leggings of The Black Flame Icon Leggings of The Black Flame: this helps with Mana sustain (worse than Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas Icon Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas), and potentially gives you more Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea-empowered Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist/Effuse Icon Effuse, which is very relevant for the burst damage in Mythic+.
  8. Unison Spaulders Icon Unison Spaulders: this is strong for Mana sustain for Tyrannical bosses. Aside from this, however, it does not see much usage, as you will be consistently breaking Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist to deal with high group damage on trash.
  9. Petrichor Lagniappe Icon Petrichor Lagniappe: this allows you to use Revival Icon Revival far more frequently, which can be a lifesaver in Mythic+.
  10. Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher Icon Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher: this is weak for the same reason why Unison Spaulders Icon Unison Spaulders is weak; you simply do not have the time to channel Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist that much in Mythic+.

4. 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

5. ChangeLog

  • 27 Mar. 2017: Added a link to a spreadsheet to help evaluate the Drape of Shame, and updated legendary rankings.
  • 25 Jan. 2017: Updated link to trinket spreadsheet.
  • 20 Jan. 2017: Updated link to spreadsheet and made slight tweaks to the Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas recommendation.
  • 17 Jan. 2017: Slightly reworded Tier 19 Set Bonus recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Added Set Bonus recommendations, and updated the legendary rankings/discussion.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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