Mistweaver Monk Healing Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

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Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5. 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 8.1 Changes for Mistweaver Monks

3. Mistweaver Monk Strengths

  • By far 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

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.

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

  • 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 (stats 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 (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 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear 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 (talents 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 (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 (mythic+ 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 (gear 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 (easy mode 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 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Page added.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Updated for Battle of Dazar'alor launch.
  • 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 (talents 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.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir 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 (gear page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (how to improve page): Added page.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Added page.
  • 08 Aug. 2018 (spells page): Changed to reflect Renewing Mist recharge nerf.
  • 08 Aug. 2018 (this 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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