Mistweaver Monk Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Feb 20, 2022 at 20:52 by Dhaubbs 25 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 9.2.


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 272, 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 Crown of the Grand Upwelling Icon Crown of the Grand Upwelling Anduin Wrynn
Neck Worldkiller Iris Icon Worldkiller Iris The Jailer
Shoulders Tassets of the Grand Upwelling Icon Tassets of the Grand Upwelling Lords of Dread
Cloak Drape of Mournful Melodies Icon Drape of Mournful Melodies Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
Chest Cuirass of the Grand Upwelling Icon Cuirass of the Grand Upwelling Rygelon
Bracers Devourer's Sandblown Hidebinders Icon Devourer's Sandblown Hidebinders Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
Gloves Grasps of Abducted Fate Icon Grasps of Abducted Fate Lords of Dread
Belt Runecarver's Twisted Ward Icon Runecarver's Twisted Ward The Jailer
Legs Legguards of the Grand Upwelling Icon Legguards of the Grand Upwelling Halondrus the Reclaimer
Boots Moccasins of Dreadful Absolution Icon Moccasins of Dreadful Absolution Prototype Pantheon
Ring 1 Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Icon Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Ring 2 Modified Defense Grid Icon Modified Defense Grid Vigilant Guardian
Trinket Elegy of the Eternals Icon Elegy of the Eternals Prototype Pantheon
Trinket Grim Eclipse Icon Grim Eclipse Rygelon
Weapon Pursuit of Victory Icon Pursuit of Victory Prototype Pantheon

Tier Set Bonuses for Mistweaver Monk

Patch 9.2 saw the reintroduction of Tier Sets, giving players new and exciting bonuses upon acquiring pieces. The bonuses for Mistweavers are as follows:

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 Icon Refreshing Jade Wind or Essence Font Icon 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 Icon 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.

In terms of itemization, the gloves are the weakest piece, as all the other pieces have Crit, most of which also have Versatility. This works out pretty well for Mistweavers, since we are most likely going to be using Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon Ancient Teachings of the Monastery on the gloves for that slot anyway.

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 3 gear into a tier piece.


Domination Sockets

Domination Shards only work inside Sanctum of Domination, Torghast, The Maw, and Korthia. As such, they are largely irrelevant in Patch 9.2, and should not be prioritized.


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. That being said, Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon 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.



  • 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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