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Mistweaver Monk Healing Spec, Builds, and Talents (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 22, 2016 at 16:06 by Vlad 19 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent choices for Mistweaver Monks in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. We detail what each of the talents do and in which situations they should be taken.

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. Talent Choices

Level Choices
15 Chi Burst Chi Burst Zen Pulse ? Zen Pulse Mistwalk Mistwalk
30 Chi Torpedo ? Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust ? Tiger's Lust Celerity ? Celerity
45 Lifecycles Lifecycles Spirit of the Crane Spirit of the Crane Mist Wrap Mist Wrap
60 Ring of Peace ? Ring of Peace Song of Chi-Ji ? Song of Chi-Ji Leg Sweep Leg Sweep
75 Healing Elixir Healing Elixir Diffuse Magic Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm Dampen Harm
90 Refreshing Jade Wind Refreshing Jade Wind Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Summon Jade Serpent Statue Summon Jade Serpent Statue
100 Mana Tea Mana Tea Focused Thunder Focused Thunder Rising Thunder Rising Thunder

Talents can be freely changed when out of combat and in a rested XP area (such as an inn or a capital city).

2. Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Chi Burst Chi Burst Zen Pulse ? Zen Pulse Mistwalk Mistwalk
  • Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst is an active ability with a 30-second cooldown. It heals all friendly targets, and damages all hostile targets in a 40-yard cone in front of you.
  • Zen Pulse Icon Zen Pulse is an active ability with a 15-second cooldown, which damages all enemies within 8 yards of the targeted ally, healing the ally for a certain amount for each damaged enemy.
  • Mistwalk Icon Mistwalk is an active ability with 2 charges and a 20-second recharge time. It causes you to dash to the location of a friendly player and heal them.

The default choice for raiding should be Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst. Alternatively, in encounters with heavy tank damage and a high amount of adds, you should take Zen Pulse Icon Zen Pulse instead. Zen Pulse is also a great choice in dungeons.

Finally, Mistwalk Icon Mistwalk is not competitive compared to the other two talents in terms of healing done, but the movement benefits it offers are not insignificant. If you find yourself lacking mobility, you should consider Mist Walk, but otherwise you should disregard it.

3. Tier 2 (Level 30) Talents

Chi Torpedo ? Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust ? Tiger's Lust Celerity ? Celerity
  • Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo replaces Roll Icon Roll. It causes you to roll a moderate distance in front of you (further than Roll), increasing your movement speed by 30% for 10 seconds. This effect stacks up to 2 times.
  • Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust is an active ability with a 30-second cooldown, which removes all roots and snares from the target, and grants them 70% increased movement speed for 6 seconds. It can be used either on yourself or on an ally.
  • Celerity Icon Celerity passively increases the number of charges of Roll Icon Roll by 1, and reduces its cooldown by 5 seconds.

In this tier that revolves around movement, the choice depends on your preference and on the requirements of the encounter.

Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust is a great choice for a movement speed boost, and this should probably be your default choice, as it is not linked to Roll Icon Roll and is therefore more versatile. Celerity Icon Celerity is a good choice if you use Roll Icon Roll often, and otherwise you can take Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo for encounters that require extended periods of movement.

4. Tier 3 (Level 45) Talents

Lifecycles Lifecycles Spirit of the Crane Spirit of the Crane Mist Wrap Mist Wrap

We recommend Lifecycles Icon Lifecycles as the default choice. Not only does this talent benefit from extensive use of Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist (which you are likely to do), but it also takes advantage of the Tier 18 4-Part Set Bonus (which causes your Enveloping Mist to heal targets affected by Extend Life Icon Extend Life).

Spirit of the Crane Icon Spirit of the Crane is only useful if you actually require the Mana regeneration it provides, but this is unlikely to be the case at level 100.

Finally, Mist Wrap Icon Mist Wrap is the best choice for 5-man dungeon content. This is because it provides a healing increase, while the other talents provide Mana regeneration, and in 5-man dungeons you can stop and drink to restore your Mana after every fight, if needed, making Mana regeneration talents useless.

5. Tier 4 (Level 60) Talents

Ring of Peace ? Ring of Peace Song of Chi-Ji ? Song of Chi-Ji Leg Sweep Leg Sweep
  • Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace is an active ability with a 45-second cooldown. It forms a ring around the target, which lasts for 8 seconds. During this time, any enemies who use a harmful spell or ability inside the ring are knocked out of it.
  • Song of Chi-Ji Icon Song of Chi-Ji is an active ability with a 30-second cooldown. It creates a cloud that travels slowly forwards in the direction you were facing when cast. Enemies who come in contact with the cloud are put to sleep, being disoriented for 20 seconds. Damage done to them can break the effect.
  • Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep is an active ability with a 45-second cooldown, which stuns all enemies within a 5-yard radius of you for 5 seconds.

These talents have no meaningful impact on your gameplay and will not affect your performance. Therefore, you can choose them based on your own preference or the crowd-control requirements of the encounter.

That said, you will probably find Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep to be the best choice in most encounters, unless you specifically require the crowd-control benefits of the other talents.

6. Tier 5 (Level 75) Talents

Healing Elixir Healing Elixir Diffuse Magic Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm Dampen Harm
  • Healing Elixir Icon Healing Elixir is an active ability with 2 charges and a 30-second recharge time. It heals you for 15% of your maximum health, and it procs automatically when you have less than 35% health (provided you have at least one charge available).
  • Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic is an active ability with a 2-minute cooldown. It transfers all magical debuffs from you onto their caster, where possible. Additionally, for 6 seconds, it reduces all magic damage taken by 60%.
  • Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm is an active ability with a 2-minute cooldown. It causes the next 3 attacks against you (within 45 seconds), which deal 15% or more of your maximum health in damage, to have their damage reduced by 30%. This ability can be used while stunned.

The choice of talent in this tier is determined by the type of damage present in the encounter.

We recommend Healing Elixir Icon Healing Elixir for fights without heavy, predictable damage, but which instead require you to consistently deal with incoming damage.

Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm is recommended for fights that have predictable bursts of high Physical damage, while Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic is preferred for fights with predictable bursts of high magic damage.

7. Tier 6 (Level 90) Talents

Refreshing Jade Wind Refreshing Jade Wind Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Summon Jade Serpent Statue Summon Jade Serpent Statue
  • Refreshing Jade Wind Icon Refreshing Jade Wind is an active ability with a 6-second cooldown (reduced by Haste). It heals up to 6 allies in an 8-yard radius around you over its 6-second duration (also reduced by Haste). While active, the healing of Essence Font Icon Essence Font is also increased by 20%.
  • Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane is an active ability with a 3-minute cooldown. It summons a pet that for 45 seconds heals nearby allies with its Crane Heal Icon Crane Heal ability. There is a pet bar that allows you to control the pet and decide specifically who to heal.
  • Summon Jade Serpent Statue Icon Summon Jade Serpent Statue is an active ability with a 10-second cooldown, which places a stationary statue that does not attack at the target location. The statue persists until killed, and while active it mirrors your casts of Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist (on the same targets), but with 50% efficiency.

In this tier, the choice once again depends on the size of the group you are healing. For smaller raid groups (where you need more tank healing), we recommend Summon Jade Serpent Statue Icon Summon Jade Serpent Statue. For larger groups (and Mythic raiding), we recommend Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane instead.

Finally, Refreshing Jade Wind Icon Refreshing Jade Wind is never recommended, as the healing done is too low, and the ability is too expensive for the talent to be competitive with the other 2.

8. Tier 7 (Level 100) Talents

Mana Tea Mana Tea Focused Thunder Focused Thunder Rising Thunder Rising Thunder

For pure healing-per-second gain Rising Thunder Icon Rising Thunder is better, but it requires you to fistweave, incorporating not just Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm into your rotation, but also Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick. If you wish to avoid fistweaving for a small loss in healing-per-second, then you should take Focused Thunder Icon Focused Thunder.

For fights that last longer than 2 minutes, Mana Tea Icon Mana Tea can be a good choice to help with Mana management.

9. ChangeLog

  • 22 Jul. 2016: Updated the Lifecyles Mana reduction amounts to 20%.
  • 21 Jul. 2016: 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: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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