Mistweaver Monk Healing Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:37 by Dhaubbs 31 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk guide for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2. 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.


Mistweaver Monk Overview

The Mistweaver specialization is versatile, and different talent choices can allow it to fit the requirements of a 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.


Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Extremely powerful single-target healing.
  • +Is able to deal damage while healing.
  • +Hyper mobile thanks to Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo / Roll Icon Roll, Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust, and Transcendence Icon Transcendence.
  • +Very tanky due to a plethora of personal damage reduction cooldowns.
  • +Able to cast a large amount of healing spells while moving.
  • +Strong crowd control options by way of Paralysis Icon Paralysis, Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep, and Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace.
  • +Able to apply the 5% Physical damage debuff, Mystic Touch Icon Mystic Touch to enemies.
X Weaknesses
  • -Mana management can be difficult for newer players to pick up.
  • -Historically bad scaling as an expansion progresses.
  • -Does not offer a damage reduction cooldown to the raid.

Mistweaver Monk in Dragonflight


Dragonflight Changes for Monks

We are maintaining a list of changes for Monks, so you can see what changes with every patch of Dragonflight.

At first glance, Mistweaver looks largely unchanged in Dragonflight, with the new talent system appearing to just give us back our abilities and Shadowlands perks in the form of talents. However, in truth, the new talent system opens up a breadth of opportunity to mix and match abilities and powers that we have never been able to use simultaneously before. So while the fundamentals may look the same, there is now a level of granularity with how you can tailor your character to the specific task at hand.


Leveling a Mistweaver Monk

If you are interested in playing a Mistweaver, but are not yet at max level, consider taking a look at our leveling guide!

Before you start leveling you should consider setting up your addons, to allow yourself some time to become familiar with them. It can be sort of overwhelming to try and set everything up all at once after reaching max level, and once you have already built up some muscle memory. Feel free to browse our recommended addons page linked below.


Basics of Mistweaver Monk Gameplay

Like all healers, a Mistweaver needs to have a solid understanding of their spells so that they know which one to use in any given context. Unlike DPS, who can follow a rotation or priority queue, Healers are much more contextual.

Your aim needs to be maximizing efficient casts, to squeeze the most healing out of your Mana bar. Spells like Essence Font Icon Essence Font and Refreshing Jade Wind Icon Refreshing Jade Wind are incredibly efficient and should be used as much as possible, assuming you will not be overhealing. Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist is the driver for our "filler" spell Vivify Icon Vivify, causing it to cleave onto any target with a Renewing Mist applied to them. As such, you also need to aim to have as much Renewing Mist out on the group as possible.

If you are a total beginner you should check out the Spell Summary and Easy Mode pages linked below.

However, if you are familiar with Mistweaver Monks, or just need to get a quick build in a hurry, then feel free to head straight to our Talents and Rotation pages.


How to Gear Up a Mistweaver Monk

Gearing can seem a little daunting at first, but there are certain stats that provide more benefit to Mistweaver than others. However, once you get an idea of the value of these stats, then you can begin to intuit which pieces are likely better than others. You can find out how our stats affect our characters as well as a list of Best in Slot gear from the current raid tier in the links below.

In that same vein you will need to enchant your gear, as well as select consumables such as food and phials. For simple stat buffs it can be pretty easy to just follow your stat priority, but for more complicated effects like weapon enchants, be sure to check out our Enchants and Gems pages.


Mistweaver Monks in the End-Game

Once you have reached the end-game, your goals will shift significantly. Below are some handy guides centered around the late game avenues of progression that WoW has to offer, from raiding, to dungeons, to PvP.


Mistweaver Monk DPS

While it might seem as though the goal of a healer is to keep people alive through healing, your goal is actually no different than any other role: to kill bosses, and clear content. Most of the time that means you will be healing, however, when there is little to no healing required, then you ought to be spending your time dealing damage. Being able to consistently deal high damage while also keeping the raid healthy is the mark of a great healer.


Improving as a Mistweaver Monk

If you are finding your performance to be lacking a bit, it then you should check out our guide linked below that goes over common mistakes, as well as external tools that judge your performance and show you specifically where you need to improve.



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