Mistweaver Monk Healing Statistics Priority and Reforging (MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Mistweaver Monks in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4, how the class benefits from each of them, and what your reforging strategy should be. We also detail what the various caps are (if any) and why they should be attained.

The statistics priority is important as it influences reforging strategies as well as itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

Make sure to check our Gear Optimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for this article.

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 unpl, a Mistweaver Monk who raids in Paragon.

1. Basics↑top

The stat priority for a Mistweaver Monk is:

  1. Critical Strike Rating;
  2. Haste Rating (until the soft haste cap you can attain);
  3. Intellect;
  4. Mastery Rating;
  5. Spirit (until you are comfortable with your mana regeneration);
  6. Haste Rating.

Note that once you have the Courageous Primal Diamond Icon Courageous Primal Diamond legendary meta gem, you should no longer prioritise Spirit, and instead go for the best soft haste cap you can attain.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

If you are unsure what the optimal reforging strategy is for the above priority, you can Ask Mr. Robot for a personalised optimisation of your character's gear, by filling the form below.

2. Getting a Better Understanding↑top

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Spirit increases your mana regeneration. You should always aim to have items with Spirit, whether it is found innately on the item or it is reforged. At this stage of the expansion we believe Spirit will be more valuable to you than both Intellect and other secondary statistics.

Haste Rating is important as well because it lowers the cast time of your heals. At 16.65% haste, your Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist gains a second additional tick. This soft haste cap is very valuable, and Haste Rating loses its value greatly afterwards. See below for details on how to reach it.

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the power of your heals, and increases your critical strike chance.

Critical Strike Rating is your next best statistic, and it will provide you with the largest amount of healing output. This is because Haste Rating is not valuable past the soft cap, and because Mastery Rating is also not very valuable.

Mastery Rating increases your chance of spawning healing spheres next to raid members (through Mastery: Gift of the Serpent Icon Mastery: Gift of the Serpent).

2.2. Soft Haste Caps

There are two soft haste caps you can reach, as a Mistweaver Monk.

  • At 16.65% haste (16.652% to be precise), you gain a second additional tick of Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist.
  • At 27.75% haste (27.755% to be precise), you gain a third additional tick of Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist.
  • At 38.94% haste (38.937% to be precise), you gain a fourth additional tick of Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist.

2.2.1. 16.65% Haste Cap

You need 3145 Haste Rating to reach this soft haste cap, if you benefit from the +5% haste raid buff. Otherwise, you need 4719 Haste Rating.

Note that if you do your reforging while in Stance of the Wise Serpent Icon Stance of the Wise Serpent, then, you get +50% haste from items, so the Haste Rating value you need to reach is different. If you are going to benefit from the +5% haste raid buff, then you need to aim for 4717 Haste Rating. Otherwise, the value is 7078 Haste Rating.

2.2.2. 27.75% Haste Cap

You need 6141 Haste Rating to reach this soft haste cap, if you benefit from the +5% haste raid buff. Otherwise, you need 7864 Haste Rating.

Note that if you do your reforging while in Stance of the Wise Serpent Icon Stance of the Wise Serpent, then, you get +50% haste from items, so the Haste Rating value you need to reach is different. If you are going to benefit from the +5% haste raid buff, then you need to aim for 9211 Haste Rating. Otherwise, the value is 11796 Haste Rating.

2.2.3. 38.94% Haste Cap

You need 9158 Haste Rating to reach this soft haste cap, if you benefit from the +5% haste raid buff. Otherwise, you need 11033 Haste Rating.

Note that if you do your reforging while in Stance of the Wise Serpent Icon Stance of the Wise Serpent, then, you get +50% haste from items, so the Haste Rating value you need to reach is different. If you are going to benefit from the +5% haste raid buff, then you need to aim for 13737 Haste Rating. Otherwise, the value is 16549 Haste Rating.

3. Changelog↑top

  • 22 Jul. 2014: Updated stat priority.
  • 12 Sep. 2013: Added 38.94% soft haste cap where Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist gets a 13th tick.
  • 11 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4: nothing changed. We will soon add a mention of the haste cap that grants you a 13th tick of Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist.
  • 20 May 2013: Added mention of the drop in priority for Spirit once you have the legendary meta gem.
  • 25 Apr. 2013: Added soft haste cap for third additional tick of Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist.
  • 20 Apr. 2013: Improved Soft Haste Cap explanations.