Mistweaver Monk Patch 9.1 Changes Analysis

Last updated on Jul 13, 2021 at 16:15 by Dhaubbs 23 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you how the Patch 9.1 changes for Mistweaver Monk affect the spec and what the current state of theorycrafting is.

1.

Mistweaver Monk in Patch 9.1: Chains of Domination

This page will serve as a guide to how the changes of the 9.1 patch will affect Mistweaver Monks, specifically how they will impact playstyle, Legendary choice and Covenant choice. If you are just interested in the specific changes for Mistweaver Monk in 9.1, you can instead read our full list of changes to the entire Monk class on our dedicated page below. For an additional list of content released in Patch 9.1, you can also check out our Patch 9.1 Overview page.

2.

Best Legendary in Patch 9.1 for Mistweaver Monk

The following is a list of each of the new legendary powers available to Mistweavers

2.1.

Kyrian

Call to Arms! Icon Call to Arms! is the new Kyrian legendary power, causing you to summon your celestial for 12 seconds upon casting Weapons of Order Icon Weapons of Order. This looks very powerful at first glance, however in practice this will only serve to run you out of Mana more quickly.

In raids, it is already hard enough to maintain Mana for Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent Icon Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent, and adding another cast every 2 minutes will only further decimate your Mana pool. However, if the fight you are approaching would benefit from an additional 2-minute cooldown, it could be useful.

It is also important to note that you are able to have two instances of your celestial out at one time with this legendary. For Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, that means you will proc double stacks while both birds are active, but Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent Icon Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent does not apply more than one Enveloping Breath Icon Enveloping Breath to a single person.

This legendary will probably be able to see play in Mythic+, while running Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, however for raids Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon Ancient Teachings of the Monastery or Tear of Morning Icon Tear of Morning will likely still be the superior choice.

2.2.

Necrolord

Bountiful Brew Icon Bountiful Brew is the new Necrolord legendary power, giving your spells and abilities a chance to throw a Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew on the target's location. This will grant roughly an extra 1.5 Bonedust Brew casts per minute, however it is important to keep in mind that the proc is random, meaning it can trigger during periods where you do not need to heal at all. It should be noted that this proc also triggers Lead by Example Icon Lead by Example. All that being said, Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon Ancient Teachings of the Monastery and Tear of Morning Icon Tear of Morning will likely still outpace this power in raid.

2.3.

Venthyr

Sinister Teachings Icon Sinister Teachings is the new Venthyr legendary power, which reduces the cooldown of Fallen Order Icon Fallen Order by 5 seconds each time you critically strike while a fallen order monk is active, on a 0.75 internal cooldown. Realistically this will translate into a roughly 50-60 second cooldown reduction of Fallen Order. As with the previously mentioned legendaries, this effect still likely will not be more powerful than Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon Ancient Teachings of the Monastery or Tear of Morning Icon Tear of Morning.

2.4.

Night Fae

Faeline Harmony Icon Faeline Harmony is the new Night Fae power. It doubles the reset chance of your Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp, and increases damage and healing you deal to targets struck by 8% for 10 seconds. This power is somewhat intriguing for raids, but totally useless in Mythic+. With that said, and like all the new legendaries listed above, this power is almost certainly not an upgrade over Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon Ancient Teachings of the Monastery or Tear of Morning Icon Tear of Morning.

3.

Best Covenant in Patch 9.1 for Monk Monk

The Covenants themselves remain unchanged, however due to the fact that Revival Icon Revival now procs Mastery: Gust of Mists Icon Mastery: Gust of Mists, Mastery interactions and procs have become much more powerful. As a result, Necrolord will likely pull ahead of the other Covenants due to Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew triggering from Revival.

Jade Bond Icon Jade Bond and Resplendent Mist Icon Resplendent Mist have be wildly buffed as a result of the revival change as well.

4.

Changelog

  • 13 Jul. 2021: Updated the Necrolord and Venthyr legendaries to reflect their buffs.
  • 22 May 2021: Page created with preliminary patch 9.1 information.
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