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Mistweaver Monk Healing Guide (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Jan 25, 2017 at 20:15 by Vlad 91 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.5. 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. What Has Changed in Legion?

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. Patch 7.1.5 Changes

  • Song of Chi-Ji Icon Song of Chi-Ji has had its cooldown reduced from 30 to 15 seconds.
  • Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace has been changed to now no longer require a player target, and to knock enemies out of its radius.
  • Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic now has a 90-second cooldown (down from 2 minutes).
  • Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm now causes attacks made against you for 10 seconds to have their damage reduced by 20-50% (with larger attacks being reduced more).

4. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 9 pages:

5. ChangeLog

  • 25 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Added easy mode page.
  • 25 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated link to trinket spreadsheet.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Updated neck enchant recommendations.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (spells page): Removed a mention of Vivify having a longer cast time than Effuse.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated link to spreadsheet and made slight tweaks to the Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas recommendation.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Added a link to a stat weight spreadsheet.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Removed an outdated mention of Tier 18 Set Bonuses and improved the Thunder Focus Tea recommendations.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (addons page): Removed mentions of Mistweaver-specific addons, as they are no longer relevant.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Updated the Mistweaving and Mythic+ stat priorities.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Updated recommendations to match new stat priorities.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Slightly reworded Tier 19 Set Bonus recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated talent descriptions to account for Patch 7.1.5 and also made slight updates to the evaluations of some talents.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Added Set Bonus recommendations, and updated the legendary rankings/discussion.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Updated stat priorities slightly.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention that Sheilun's Gift triggers Soothing Mist, following Patch 7.1 changes.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (stats page): Added a note about the relative values of Haste and Critical Strike in the fistweaving priority.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Added a small note for tier 3 talents, regarding when Lifecycles is viable.
  • 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 (stats page): Fixed an issue whereby the Mistweaving and Fistweaving stat priorities were mixed up.
  • 30 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Clarified and improved the artifact path (no changes to early point distribution).
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear 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 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 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 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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