Mistweaver Monk Healing Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Aug 09, 2019 at 21:05 by Dhaubbs 29 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5. Here, you will learn how to heal as a Mistweaver Monk in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons. We cover everything from the basics all the way to min-maxing techniques to optimize your output.

1.

Mistweaver Monk Overview

The Mistweaver specialisation is versatile, and different talent choices can allow it to fit the requirements of the raid very well. Mistweavers can, therefore, heal both tanks and the raid very well.

Based on talent choices, Mistweavers can be either unparalleled tank healers with strong area of effect throughput, or damage dealing mobile raid healers.

2.

Patch 8.2 Changes for Mistweaver Monks

There were no changes to Mistweaver Monk in patch 8.2 aside from the introduction of the new Essence system. For how these effect Mistweavers, check out our Essences section. Additionally, new consumables, enchants, gems, and gear are now available.

3.

Mistweaver Monk Strengths

  • Some of the strongest single-target healing in the game
  • Incredibly mobile, though a combination of movement abilities and spells that can be cast while moving
  • Very tanky, having access to two separate personal defensive cooldowns
  • Provides the strongest crowd control options of any healer through Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep, Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, Paralysis Icon Paralysis, and Provoke Icon Provoke.
  • Offers additional group utility with spells such as Mystic Touch Icon Mystic Touch and Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust
  • Access to Way of the Crane Icon Way of the Crane from the Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife Essence allows the potential for very high damage throughput.
4.

Mistweaver Monk Weaknesses

  • Weak burst raid healing outside of Revival Icon Revival
  • Mana management can be difficult for newer players to pick up
5.

Mistweaver Monk Viability in the Current Patch

For raids, Mistweavers are an essential healer for every raid comp. We provide unparalleled single-target healing, as well as consistent, reliable AoE throughput. Also, our healing is reactionary for the most part, making us particularly strong at progression encounters, where the raid will be making mistakes and taking unexpected damage. On top of all that, our defensive cooldowns such as Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm, Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic, and Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew make us incredibly durable.

Also, with the introduction of Conflict and Strife Icon Conflict and Strife as mentioned above, Mistweavers can deal a tremendous amount of damage during an encounter if needed, allowing your group to meet some DPS checks in Eternal Palace.

Everything that makes us strong in raids, carries over to dungeons as well. We are durable, mobile, and provide powerful single-target and group healing. On top of that, Mistweaver DPS is reasonably powerful as well, though it does take a bit of a hit if multiple people require healing.

6.

Changelog

  • 09 Aug. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Mythic added.
  • 09 Aug. 2019 (easy mode page): Added Azerite traits.
  • 16 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added new trinket rankings and Benthic gear.
  • 16 Jul. 2019 (Essences page): Added quick setup section.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added Essences.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Added PvP Talents.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for Azshara.
  • 11 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for the release of Operation: Mechagon and The Eternal Palace raid.
  • 11 Jul. 2019 (this page): Added links to new pages, as well as updated viability for the current raid.
  • 11 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added boss-specific tips.
  • 11 Jul. 2019 (stats page): Added Fistweaving section.
  • 10 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Removed deprecated spreadsheet link, added a link to QELive.
  • 09 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Page added.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (enchants page): Added new consumable materials from Patch 8.2.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (this page): Added section about Patch 8.2 changes (there are none) and linked to section about the Essence System.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Page added.
  • 22 Apr. 2019 (talents page): Updated talents to reflect the shifting healing meta.
  • 22 Apr. 2019 (stats page): Removed deprecated spreadsheet, added WoWAnalyzer link.
  • 22 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Increased the ranking of Secret Infusion for Raids and Mythic+ and added a link to QELive.
  • 18 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Additional information added from live testing.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (this page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Page added.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Updated for Battle of Dazar'alor launch.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Page added.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Season 2 and the Battle of Dazar'alor Raid.
  • 17 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): Added race, stat, and Patch 8.1 viability sections.
  • 14 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): Added Blood Sausage to the food recommendations.
  • 12 Dec. 2018 (this page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added the new traits that were introduced in Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated stat priority to reflect the changes in Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (stats page): Updated to reflect the changes in Patch 8.1.
  • 04 Dec. 2018 (this page): Added Viability section.
  • 21 Nov. 2018 (this page): Added Strengths and Weaknesses section.
  • 07 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (how to improve page): Added page.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Added page.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added.
  • 08 Aug. 2018 (this page): Changed to reflect Renewing Mist recharge nerf.
  • 08 Aug. 2018 (spells page): Changed to reflect Renewing Mist recharge nerf.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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