Mistweaver Monk Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2.5
On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Mistweaver Monk in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.2.5.
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
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 298, making dungeon gear more relevant with respect to raid gear. In Season 4, there is no weekly cap to how much Valor you can acquire.
|Helm||Rakishly Tipped Tricorne||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Neck||Cabochon of the Infinite Flight||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Shoulders||Crystalbinder Shoulderpads||Iron Docks|
|Cloak||Drape of Shame||Lower Karazhan|
|Chest||Chestguard of Burning Focus||Grimrail Depot|
|Bracers||Leafmender Wraps||Grimrail Depot|
|Gloves||Custodian's Soothing Touch||Upper Karazhan|
|Belt||Mad King's Sporran||Operation: Mechagon|
|Legs||Bloodfeather Leggings||Grimrail Depot|
|Boots||Ooey-Gooey Galoshes||Operation: Mechagon|
|Ring 1||Logic Loop of Synergy||Operation: Mechagon|
|Ring 2||Rebooting Bit Band||Operation: Mechagon|
|Trinket 1||So'leah's Secret Technique||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Trinket 2||Unbound Changeling||Mists of Tirna Scithe|
|Weapon 1h||Sharpened Trogg Femur||Operation: Mechagon|
|Weapon off-hand||Acoustically Alluring Censer||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market)|
|Weapon 2h||Thunderlord Flamestaff||Grimrail Depot|
For Season 4 of Shadowlands, all three of the previous raid tiers will be making a return on a weekly rotating basis, featuring scaled up encounters and affixes. In addition, they will be dropping items at a maximum ilvl of 304/311 for Mythic. Because the item pool for this tier has become three times as deep, now more than ever, is important to remember that these lists are general recommendations. Nine times out of ten, ilvl is king. If you are ever want to check to make sure you are equipping the correct piece of gear, be sure to visit our sims page and the resources listed there.
This list only contains items that drop from raids. However if their effects are active, certain dungeon items can likely out perform certain slots. Keep an eye out for Drape of Shame from Karazhan, and both Logic Loop of Synergy and Rebooting Bit Band from Operation: Mechagon.
Puzzling Cartel Dinar Purchases
As mentioned above, because the item pool for Fated Raids in Season 4 is so deep, Blizzard has implemented a method for us to target specific items. These are called Puzzling Cartel Dinars and they can be exchanged for any item, from any raid in Shadowlands. The catch, however, is that you are only given 3 for the entire Season. These tokens are acquired by completing a small quest chain that is picked up inside each of the Fated Raids.
The items that you can get by exchanging these tokens are at the respective base Season 4 Normal difficulty item level of 278-285, but can be upgraded to their Heroic and Mythic counterparts via new currency acquired by doing Heroic and Mythic raids. When it comes to spending these tokens, ultimately it is up to you which item you would like to target, but we recommend trinkets as they generally represent the most meaningful impact in terms of single item slot upgrades, due to their unique effects. Equally, because these tokens are such a limited resource, it bears repeating that you ought to compare and contrast your options using QELive and WowAnalyzer, links to which are on our Simulations page.
The following is a list of items that are a strong choice to spend your Dinars on
Tier Set Bonuses for Mistweaver Monk
- Mistweaver Monk 2-Piece — Essence Font's residual healing effect is increased by 5% and lasts an additional 2 seconds.
- Mistweaver Monk 4-Piece — Drinking Thunder Focus Tea summons a Progenitor Rune of Healing, increasing all healing dealt while inside its bounds by 450.
The 2-set is a fairly small passive bonus to our HPS, however the 4-set represents a significant throughput increase when paired with our high healing event spells like Refreshing Jade Wind or Essence Font. It is important to note that this set bonus affects basically all monk-related healing events, (except for Ancient Teachings of the Monastery). Both these bonuses do not change the way we play very drastically, just be mindful to try and fit as many healing events into each Progenitor Rune window as possible, while not overhealing.
These tier pieces will be available from Raid as usual, however, you can also attain them from your Great Vault, as well as through a new system called the Creation Catalyst, which will allow you to transform a piece of non-tier Season 4 gear into a tier piece.
Thankfully, Shards of Domination will be disabled entirely for Season 4, meaning you do not have to worry about juggling any shard bonuses with set bonuses.
Mistweaver Monk Legendary Powers
When crafting your first Legendary, unless you prefer one of the other ones, 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. That being said, Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is also an incredibly powerful Legendary, and will see a lot more use in raids. Both powers are important to have; however, if you are looking for a more interesting playstyle, crafting Ancient Teachings is also a stellar pick.
For a more in depth look at why these two choices are the case, as well as to check out the other options available to Mistweavers, visit our Legendaries and Runecarving Guides below.
- 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
- 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
- 20 Feb. 2022: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
- 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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