Mistweaver Monk Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.1.5

Last updated on Nov 01, 2021 at 14:42 by Dhaubbs 24 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Mistweaver Monk in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.1.5.


Best in Slot List for Mistweaver Monks

Because of the diverse nature of gear, and the variability of item level due to things like the weekly cache, a true "best in slot" list is slippery. You should always be equipping items that will gain net you the greatest benefit based on your stat weights. To acquire said weights, use WoW Analyzer. More on that can be found below.

To find out how to best augment your gear with enchants and gems, and also how to optimize your characters with consumables, check out our Gem, Enchant, and Consumable page below.


Gearing up for Shadowlands

Upon reaching Level 60, you have 3 main options to start gearing your character: Dungeons and Raids, PvP such as Arena or Battlegrounds, and world quests. We recommend quickly checking the world quest map to find any items to replace your lowest pieces, with the aim of raising your item level enough to get invited to dungeon groups.

Once you are able to get invited to Mythic dungeons, be sure to complete each one during your first week, then look to see if you can find groups for your preferred style of play, be that Mythic+ or Rated PvP.


Best in Slot for Mistweaver Monk


Dungeon BiS

Patch 9.0.5 has reintroduced the Valor Point system, allowing players to upgrade any gear they get from Mythic+ Dungeons up to a maximum of item level 220, making dungeon gear more relevant with respect to raid gear.

Slot Item Location
Helm Hood of Refracted Shadows Icon Hood of Refracted Shadows Halkias (Halls of Atonement)
Neck Azure-Venom Choker Icon Azure-Venom Choker Azules (Spires of Ascension)
Shoulders Far Traveler's Shoulderpads Icon Far Traveler's Shoulderpads Dealer Xy'exa (De Other Side)
Cloak Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Icon Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Executor Tarvold (Sanguine Depths)
Chest Anima-Splattered Hide Icon Anima-Splattered Hide Kryxis the Voracious (Sanguine Depths)
Bracers Bands of the Undergrowth Icon Bands of the Undergrowth Tred'ova (Mists of Tirna Scithe)
Gloves Gloves of Obscure Rituals Icon Gloves of Obscure Rituals Margrave Stradana (Plaguefall)
Belt Girdle of Shattered Dreams Icon Girdle of Shattered Dreams Kul'tharok (Theater of Pain)
Legs Fearless Challenger's Leggings Icon Fearless Challenger's Leggings Xav the Unfallen (Theater of Pain)
Boots Viscera-Stitched Footpads Icon Viscera-Stitched Footpads Blightbone (The Necrotic Wake)
Ring 1 Ritual Commander's Ring Icon Ritual Commander's Ring Nalthor the Rimebinder (The Necrotic Wake)
Ring 2 Entwined Gorger Tendril Icon Entwined Gorger Tendril Kryxis the Voracious (Sanguine Depths)
Trinket 1 Soulletting Ruby Icon Soulletting Ruby Kul'tharok (Theater of Pain)
Trinket 2 Unbound Changeling Icon Unbound Changeling Ingra Maloch (Mists of Tirna Scithe)
Weapon 1h Amarth's Spellblade Icon Amarth's Spellblade Amarth (The Necrotic Wake)
Weapon off-hand Nathrian Tabernacle Icon Nathrian Tabernacle High Adjudicator Aleez (Halls of Atonement)
Weapon 2h Lakali's Spire of Knowledge Icon Lakali's Spire of Knowledge Tred'ova (Mists of Tirna Scithe)

Raid BiS

Slot Item Location
Helm Cowl of Haunting Precognition Icon Cowl of Haunting Precognition Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
Neck Weathered Talisman of the Shadowmoon Icon Weathered Talisman of the Shadowmoon Remnant of Ner'zhul
Shoulders Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant Icon Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant Kel'Thuzad
Cloak Cloak of Scarred Honor Icon Cloak of Scarred Honor Soulrender Dormazain
Chest Witherheart Studded Breastplate Icon Witherheart Studded Breastplate Sylvanas Windrunner
Bracers Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour Icon Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour The Tarragrue
Gloves Loyal Kvaldir's Handwraps Icon Loyal Kvaldir's Handwraps The Eye of the Jailer
Belt Windrunner's Baldric Icon Windrunner's Baldric Sylvanas Windrunner
Legs Elite Aranakk Breeches Icon Elite Aranakk Breeches Kel'Thuzad
Boots Unstable Energizer Boots Icon Unstable Energizer Boots Guardian of the First Ones
Ring 1 Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas Icon Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas Sylvanas Windrunner
Ring 2 Miniature Breaking Wheel Icon Miniature Breaking Wheel Painsmith Raznal
Trinket Titanic Ocular Gland Icon Titanic Ocular Gland The Eye of the Jailer
Trinket Carved Ivory Keepsake Icon Carved Ivory Keepsake Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
Weapon Maledict Opus Icon Maledict Opus Kel'Thuzad

Domination Sockets

Patch 9.1 has introduced unique sockets specifically on the raid gear from Sanctum of Domination. These sockets will hold the new raid-specific gems, called Shards of Domination. There are 9 different gems in total, divided into 3 types: Blood, Frost, and Unholy, and each provide their own unique effect. You can equip a total of 5 gems, though each of the gems are Unique-equipped, so you will not be able to stack your favorite. On top of all that, equipping all 3 gems of one type, as well as a specific raid piece, will unlock a "set bonus" for the gems.

For Mistweaver Monks, we will be aiming to use the Unholy set bonus, with 2 Frost gems in the off pieces. Sadly, the Unholy gems on their own are somewhat lackluster, however the set bonus, Chaos Bane Icon Chaos Bane, is such a strong stat boost that it more than makes up for it. The following are the Shards of Domination you will be aiming to equip.

  1. Unholy gems
  2. Off-piece gems

If you would like to know more about the remaining Domination Shards' effects, their set bonuses, or how to upgrade their effects into even more potent forms, please see our official guide detailing everything about this new system of Patch 9.1:


Mistweaver Monk Legendary Powers

When crafting your first legendary, unless you prefer one of the other ones, Tear of Morning Icon Tear of Morning is the best all-around pick. It has very powerful single target and AoE throughput, and functions excellently in Raid, Mythic+ and solo content. For a more in depth look at why This is the case, as well as to check out the other options available to Mistweavers, visit our Legendaries and Runecarving Guides below.



  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated BiS Lists for Sanctum of Domination.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Added section for Domination Sockets.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for 9.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2021: Added Cabalist's Hymnal to the Trinket recommendations.
  • 21 Dec. 2020: Replaced link in the Dungeon BiS to link to the correct pair of boots.
  • 26 Nov. 2020: Added Boon of the Archon trinket as an alternative to Empyreal Ordnance.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands Launch. Added BiS list, and link to our Legendary Guide.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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