Mistweaver Monk Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 00:38 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 9.2.5.

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

Best in Slot for Mistweaver Monk

3.1.

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 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.

Slot Item Location
Helm Rakishly Tipped Tricorne Icon Rakishly Tipped Tricorne Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Neck Cabochon of the Infinite Flight Icon Cabochon of the Infinite Flight Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Shoulders Crystalbinder Shoulderpads Icon Crystalbinder Shoulderpads Iron Docks
Cloak Drape of Shame Icon Drape of Shame Lower Karazhan
Chest Chestguard of Burning Focus Icon Chestguard of Burning Focus Grimrail Depot
Bracers Leafmender Wraps Icon Leafmender Wraps Grimrail Depot
Gloves Custodian's Soothing Touch Icon Custodian's Soothing Touch Upper Karazhan
Belt Mad King's Sporran Icon Mad King's Sporran Operation: Mechagon
Legs Bloodfeather Leggings Icon Bloodfeather Leggings Grimrail Depot
Boots Ooey-Gooey Galoshes Icon Ooey-Gooey Galoshes Operation: Mechagon
Ring 1 Logic Loop of Synergy Icon Logic Loop of Synergy Operation: Mechagon
Ring 2 Rebooting Bit Band Icon Rebooting Bit Band Operation: Mechagon
Trinket 1 So'leah's Secret Technique Icon So'leah's Secret Technique Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Trinket 2 Unbound Changeling Icon Unbound Changeling Mists of Tirna Scithe
Weapon 1h Sharpened Trogg Femur Icon Sharpened Trogg Femur Operation: Mechagon
Weapon off-hand Acoustically Alluring Censer Icon Acoustically Alluring Censer Tazavesh, the Veiled Market)
Weapon 2h Thunderlord Flamestaff Icon Thunderlord Flamestaff Grimrail Depot
3.2.

Raid BiS

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 Icon Drape of Shame from Karazhan, and both Logic Loop of Synergy Icon Logic Loop of Synergy and Rebooting Bit Band Icon Rebooting Bit Band from Operation: Mechagon.

Slot Item Location
Helm Sin-Steeped Coronet Icon Sin-Steeped Coronet Prototype Pantheon
Neck Weathered Talisman of the Shadowmoon Icon Weathered Talisman of the Shadowmoon Remnant of Ner'zhul
Shoulders Tassets of the Grand Upwelling Icon Tassets of the Grand Upwelling Lords of Dread
Cloak Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Icon Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Lords of Dread
Chest Cuirass of the Grand Upwelling Icon Cuirass of the Grand Upwelling Rygelon
Bracers Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour Icon Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour The Tarragrue
Gloves Grips of the Grand Upwelling Icon Grips of the Grand Upwelling Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Belt Windrunner's Baldric Icon Windrunner's Baldric Sylvanas Windrunner
Legs Legguards of the Grand Upwelling Icon Legguards of the Grand Upwelling Halondrus the Reclaimer
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 Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Icon Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Trinket Cabalist's Hymnal Icon Cabalist's Hymnal Sire Denathrius
Trinket Titanic Ocular Gland Icon Titanic Ocular Gland The Eye of the Jailer
Weapon 1h Torch of Eternal Knowledge Icon Torch of Eternal Knowledge Guardian of the First Ones
Weapon off-hand Obscured Fractal Prism Icon Obscured Fractal Prism Halondrus the Reclaimer
Weapon 2h Pursuit of Victory Icon Pursuit of Victory Prototype Pantheon
4.

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 Dinar Icon 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

5.

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.

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.

6.

Domination Sockets

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.

7.

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.

8.

Changelog

  • 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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