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Mistweaver Monk Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 22, 2020 at 19:33 by Dhaubbs 30 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 Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.


Best in Slot List for Mistweaver Monks

With the advent of Warforging, Titanforging and Corruption, true "best in slot" lists are a thing of the past. You should always be equipping items that will gain net you the greatest benefit based on your stat weights. To acquire said weights, use either WoW Analyzer or Healer Stat Weights.


Healing Trinkets

The following is a ranking of trinkets used in a raiding environment. These ranks assume equal item level. For direct trinket comparison, use QELive made by Voulk.

  1. Forbidden Obsidian Claw Icon Forbidden Obsidian ClawMaut
  2. Void-Twisted Titanshard Icon Void-Twisted TitanshardRa-den the Despoiled
  3. Peerless Alchemist Stone Icon Peerless Alchemist StoneAlchemy
  4. Deferred Sentence Icon Deferred SentenceThe Queen's Court
  5. Luminous Jellyweed Icon Luminous JellyweedBlackwater Behemoth

Corrupted Gear

For general information about Corrupted gear, check out our Corrupted Items page.

There are a few desirable corruption effects for Mistweaver. You will likely want as many Versatile Icon Versatile pieces as you can get. The versatility proc we gain from Secret Infusion Icon Secret Infusion being increased by 6-12% per piece is pretty powerful. Conversely, you could also aim to stack Severe Icon Severe pieces to increase your critical strike, as this synergizes nicely with Uplifted Spirits Icon Uplifted Spirits. If you are playing Rising Mist Icon Rising Mist, grabbing a Glimpse of Clarity Icon Glimpse of Clarity piece can be strong since cooldown reduction is fairly important for that build.

If you can afford the extra corruption to deal damage, having a piece with either Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars or Echoing Void Icon Echoing Void can be useful, however the corruption per damage dealt is slightly inefficient for healers.


Adding Sockets to Gear

Patch 8.3 lets you add a socket to a piece of gear that did not previously have one using a Gouged Eye of N'zoth. For more information on how to obtain it, please go to our Horrific Visions Hub.


Benthic Gear

Patch 8.2 saw the introduction of a new type of item: Benthic gear. These items are generated from tokens acquired from completing Nazjatar content, or by spending Mana Pearls at vendors in your faction's local town. The base item level of this gear is 385, and can be upgraded by spending Mana Pearls. What makes these items unique, however, is each of them comes with an additional effect on top of their stat budget. Sometimes these effects are trivial, such as increasing your mount speed by 5% or giving you a chance to loot fish from slain enemies; however, some of the effects can be somewhat powerful for the right class.

For Mistweavers, only three of these pieces are worth examining. The first piece, Fathomstalker Gloves Icon Fathomstalker Gloves give Critical Strike, Versatility, and reduces Shadow damage taken by 3% while in Nazjatar and The Eternal Palace. This piece is desirable mostly for the stat distribution, however the damage reduction is nice for fights like Za'qul.

Second is Fathomstalker Handwraps Icon Fathomstalker Handwraps, which give Critical Strike, Haste, and cause your Critical Strikes to have a chance to place a small heal over time effect on your character. This effect is worth 5-7 item levels.

Lastly, Poen's Deepsea Grips Icon Poen's Deepsea Grips give Critical Strike, Mastery, and give your abilities a small chance to spawn droplets that either heal allies, or damage enemies.



  • 22 Jan. 2020: Updated Infinite Stars recommendation to reflect the nerfs.
  • 13 Jan. 2020: Added Corrupted gear and new trinkets.
  • 16 Jul. 2019: Added new trinket rankings and Benthic gear.
  • 10 Jul. 2019: Removed deprecated spreadsheet link, added a link to QELive.
  • 25 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 16 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 22 Jan. 2019: Updated for Battle of Dazar'alor launch.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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