Mistweaver Monk Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.2.5
Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Mistweaver Monk, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.
The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.
Legendaries have made a return in Shadowlands. They are obtained by crafting them at the Runecarver inside of Torghast. Each of these Legendary items will augment your abilities in a powerful way. Below we will be going over the strengths and weaknesses of Mistweaver legendaries, as well as ranking their usefulness.
Unity and Double Legendaries
Patch 9.2 introduced the ability for us to wear two Legendaries instead one. You are able to wear a normal class/spec-specific Legendary, and one covenant-specific Legendary. However you will not be able to simply equip pre-crafted Covenant Legendaries; instead, in order to wear two, one of them must be Unity.
The Unity power will grant you the Legendary power of your specific Covenant (meaning it will change if you swap). It is attained after completing Chapter 7 of the new story campaign, which will give you a pre-crafted belt with the power on it. However you will also be able to get the Memory of Unity, an account-wide power which will allow you to craft a Legendary with the Unity power on any slot Legendaries can currently be equipped to.
The rest of this guide will be working under the assumption that you will be wearing Unity, and as such, will not be recommending Covenant Legendaries even if they outperform the standard Legendaries.
Best Legendaries for Mistweaver Monk
Each Legendary can be crafted in one of two slots. It is important to plan the slot you are going to use so your Legendary does not conflict with your ideal Tier setup, if it can be avoided.
|Raiding and Mythic+||Tear of Morning||Head or Waist||Sludgefist, Castle Nathria|
|Raiding||Ancient Teachings of the Monastery||Hands or Wrist||Devos, Spires of Ascension|
|Torghast||Ancient Teachings of the Monastery||Hands or Wrist||Devos, Spires of Ascension|
Before we go any further, we recommend crafting Tear of Morning first. As a Legendary, it is sort of the jack of all trades, fitting well into every role. It is not necessarily the best in all situations, but it will do well enough in all content until you can craft your other pieces to specialize more.
Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is particularly strong in raids as it allows your DPS to lessen the total healing requirement of the raid. It is also good in Torghast since it allows you to remain somewhat passively healthy while DPSing.
Best Overall Legendary for Mistweaver Monk
As mentioned above, Tear of Morning is the strongest overall pick to get started. However, if you plan on jumping right into raiding with very little Mythic+ play, then feel free to craft Ancient Teachings of the Monastery first instead. However, it is not a mistake to craft other Legendaries if you prefer them or you think they might be better for the type of content you like to do.
Every Mistweaver-specific Legendary is competitive within its own niche. So if one power looks more appealing to you, do not feel like you are required to pick the ones recommended.
Best Raiding Legendaries for Mistweaver Monk
For Mistweavers, Raiding generally focuses on raid healing or extreme single target focus on a tank. Normally, the former is more of an issue that the latter, so these rankings will be made with that in mind.
- Ancient Teachings of the Monastery will passively increase your damage by allowing you to DPS during periods of low healing. During this time, you will also be regenerating Mana, so it adds a bit of extra throughput in that regard. However, on fights with extreme healing checks that do not allow for much DPS in the down time, it will probably be better to make a different choice.
- Tear of Morning not only gives a chance for your Renewing Mist to duplicate, but it also increases your Vivify healing as well as allowing your Enveloping Mist to transfer some of its healing into your Renewing Mist targets. This is a very powerful effect, especially when you consider how much more often we will be casting Enveloping Mist thanks to our new ability, Enveloping Breath.
- Invoker's Delight funnels more of your power into your Celestial windows. If you are playing with a coordinated group, that can organize around using your celestials optimally, then this can provide truly unreal levels of healing. This legendary is a great pick if you can get your raid to work around you.
- Yu'lon's Whisper will passively heal people in front of you when you press Thunder Focus Tea. If you can reliably hit 6 targets every 30 seconds, then this legendary does a reasonable amount of healing.
- Clouded Focus is an okay pick if you know a single person is going to need heavy single target attention. However, this comes at the cost of only being able to get a few casts off once you reach max stacks, as well as keeping you relatively locked in one place.
Best Mythic+ Legendaries for Mistweaver Monk
These Mythic+ rankings will look almost identical to the Raiding recommendations, simply because all the strengths of each of the legendaries transfer very well into smaller group content.
- Tear of Morning is just a safe pick in general. It turns a large portion of your single target healing into group healing which can be very desirable in Mythic+. If not to meet a damage threat, then to keep your group healthy so you are able to spend less time healing and more time DPSing.
- Invoker's Delight effectively grants you a personal Bloodlust/ Heroism on a 3 minute cooldown. Perfect for a large pull, or if things get dicey.
- Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is likely just as good of a pick as Tear of Morning for Mythic+, basically for all the reasons listed above. After triggering it with Essence Font, you can push damage while this legendary heals your group. However this power has a tenancy to fall off in terms of power for higher levels of Mythic+.
- Yu'lon's Whisper loses quiet a bit of value in Mythic+, simply because it is much more difficult to get good value out of it. Often times you will end up holding your cooldown of Thunder Focus Tea because not enough people will be damaged enough for Yu'lon's Whisper. It is okay if you have a group that can stay stacked up, but otherwise it is largely outclassed by Tears of Morning.
- Clouded Focus becomes very weak for the majority of a Mythic+. By nature, dungeons require a great deal of movement and DPS, and this legendary prevents you from doing either in order to make use of it. There is a niche in which the tank might be able to make a very large pull and have you plant and heal ,but for general use, this is a somewhat weak Mythic+ choice.
Best Torghast Legendaries for Mistweaver Monk
The following recommendations are for solo or duo groups in Torghast. If you would like to run in a larger group, refer to our Mythic+ rankings.
- Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is the best legendary for solo content. It allows you to DPS for longer before needing to heal yourself.
- Invoker's Delight is a general Monk power that grants a very large Haste bonus for 20 seconds after we summon our Celestials. On its own, this turns your Celestials into Bloodlust/ Heroism effectively, and it also synergizes with Anima powers that augment your Celestial.
- Tear of Morning does not expressly help during solo content, but it does make all your single target healing stronger, so you will have to heal yourself less.
Covenant Specific Legendaries
- Call to Arms causes you to summon your Celestial for 12 seconds each time you use Weapons of Order. This synergizes extremely well with Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane.
- Bountiful Brew gives a random chance for your abilities to cast Bonedust Brew on your target's location. It has 1.25 procs per minute.
- Faeline Harmony doubles the reset chance of your Faeline Stomp and targets hit will take an increased 8% damage and healing from you.
- Sinister Teachings summons an extra adept for 24 seconds, as well as causing your crits that happen while an adept is active to reduce the cooldown of Fallen Order by 2.5 seconds.
Sinister Teachings saw some extensive nerfs in Patch 9.2, removing a lot of its oppressive power, and bringing it more in line as a Legendary. For fights in which the cooldown reduction will enable you to cast an additional Fallen Order, it will still be a very strong power.
While it may not be interesting, Bountiful Brew synergizes pretty well with our Grand Upwelling Mistweaver Monk 4-Piece tier bonus. For fights in which your group is stacked this power as a Necrolord will likely outperform Venthyr in certain situations.
- 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
- 20 Feb. 2022: Added a section for the Unity Power, and adjusted recommendations to reflect being able to wear two Legendaries.
- 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
- 13 Sep. 2021: Updated to reflect the rise of the Sinister Teachings Legendary.
- 28 Jun. 2021: Added Covenant Legendary section.
- 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for 9.0.5.
- 30 Jan. 2021: Added Invoker's Delight to the Raiding and Mythic+ sections.
- 22 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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