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Mistweaver Monk Healing Guide (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 25, 2016 at 08:14 by Vlad 69 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Mistweaver Monk in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

The Mistweaver specialisation is versatile, and different talent choices can allow it to fit the requirements of the raid very well. Mistweavers can, therefore, heal both tanks and the raid very well.

While they can perform both tank and raid healing roles, Mistweavers struggle to cover both roles at the same time. This is due to the fact that making extensive use of both Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist (for single target) and Essence Font Icon Essence Font (for AoE) proves too costly to be able to sustain from a Mana perspective.

2. Significant Legion Changes

The Mistweaver specialisation has changed significantly from Warlords of Draenor.

  • Chi has been removed as a resource (only Mana is used).
  • Stances have been removed.
  • The Jade Serpent Statue is now a talent.
  • Mana Tea has been removed.
  • Fistweaving has been significantly redesigned. It only provides benefits if certain talents are chosen, it does not provide direct healing, and instead it only grants Mana regeneration and resets the cooldown of Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea.
  • Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist is now a mostly-passive ability.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 8 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 25 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention that Sheilun's Gift triggers Soothing Mist, following Patch 7.1 changes.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Added a small note for tier 3 talents, regarding when Lifecycles is viable.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (stats page): Added a note about the relative values of Haste and Critical Strike in the fistweaving priority.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (artifact page): Tweaked relic priorities.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Added Mark of the Trained Soldier as an alternative enchant if not fistweaving (since Mark of the Claw does not trigger from heals).
  • 03 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Removed a section about using the Tier 18 Set Bonus.
  • 30 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Removed mention of first taking 1/3 in Extended Healing before maxing it out; you can now go for 3/3 directly.
  • 30 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Clarified and improved the artifact path (no changes to early point distribution).
  • 30 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Fixed an issue whereby the Mistweaving and Fistweaving stat priorities were mixed up.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 22 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated the Lifecyles Mana reduction amounts to 20%.
  • 21 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Several updates.
    • Added a mention that currently, Thunder Focus Tea interrupts Soothing Mist and Essence Font casts, which we believe to be a bug.
    • Added a mention that, if using Lifecycles, Essence Font should only be used during Mana Tea or on short fights where Mana is not a problem.
    • Added a section elaborating on Mana Tea usage.
    • Added a section about the Extend Life Tier 18 Set Bonus.
  • 21 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Changed the evaluation of Mana Tea to mention that it is a good choice on fights that last longer than 2 minutes.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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