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Mistweaver Monk Healing Guide (Legion 7.3)

Last updated on Sep 20, 2017 at 15:23 by Vlad 152 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Mistweaver Monk in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Suplift, a long-time Mistweaver Monk theorycrafter who raids in Ego (the guild that resulted from the merger of Lotion and Entropy). You can follow him on Twitter: @suplift.

1. Class 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.

While they can perform both tank and raid healing roles, Mistweavers struggle to cover both roles at the same time. This is due to the fact that making extensive use of both Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist (for single target) and Essence Font Icon Essence Font (for AoE) proves too costly to be able to sustain from a Mana perspective.

2. Patch 7.3 Changes

  • The damage of many abilities and talents has been increased.
  • A new personal defensive cooldown, Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew, has been added.

3. Patch 7.2.5 Changes

4. Patch 7.2 Changes

5. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 10 pages:

6. ChangeLog

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  • 20 Sep. 2017 (easy mode page): Fixed a typo.
  • 16 Sep. 2017 (easy mode page): Further clarified Soothing Mist/Mist Wrap.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Updated page to account for Blizzard's surprise changes.
  • 11 Sep. 2017 (easy mode page): Added a small clarification regarding how Mist Wrap allows you to move while channeling Soothing Mist.
  • 11 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added Netherlight Crucible page for Mistweaver Monk.
  • 11 Sep. 2017 (gear page): Updated spreadsheet link.
  • 11 Sep. 2017 (rotation page): Removed an unnecessary repetition.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (enchants page): Added Lightforged Augment Rune and new 7.3 epic gems.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.3 changes (tuning and a new personal cooldown).
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (spells page): Added Fortifying Brew to the list of abilities.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Jul. 2017 (gear page): Updated raiding legendary ranking slightly.
  • 28 Jul. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 6 talent checkmarks.
  • 28 Jul. 2017 (enchants page): Replaced Potion of Deadly Grace with Potion of Prolonged Power.
  • 13 Jul. 2017 (gear page): Clarified that using the 2-piece Tier 19 Set Bonus is never a good idea (in combination with the 4-piece Tier 20 one).
  • 22 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Added a mention that Mist Wrap allows you to channel Soothing Mist while moving.
  • 22 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 3 and 7 talent sections to account for the fact that Refreshing Jade Wind no longer buffs Essence Font healing.
  • 15 Jun. 2017 (gear page): Fixed an issue where Shelter of Rin was listed twice in the raiding legendary ranking.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary item recommendations and added a mention of Tier 20 Set Bonuses.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated the page to reflect changes made to other parts of the guide.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (spells page): Updated the descriptions of Essence Font and Thunder Focus Tea to account for changes in Patch 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 3 and 6 talent sections.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (enchants page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic priorities.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Updated stat weight spreadsheet link.
  • 13 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Made many updates to the playstyle parts to account for various changes (especially to Essence Font) in Patch 7.2.5.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Added a link to a spreadsheet to help evaluate the Drape of Shame, and updated legendary rankings.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats page): Made a small tweak to the Mistweaver stat priority.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (talents page): Updated Tier 1 talents to include Chi Wave instead of Mistwalk.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Added path for the Artifact traits added in Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 25 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated link to trinket spreadsheet.
  • 25 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Added easy mode page.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Updated neck enchant recommendations.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Added a link to a stat weight spreadsheet.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (spells page): Removed a mention of Vivify having a longer cast time than Effuse.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Removed an outdated mention of Tier 18 Set Bonuses and improved the Thunder Focus Tea recommendations.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated link to spreadsheet and made slight tweaks to the Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas recommendation.
  • 20 Jan. 2017 (addons page): Removed mentions of Mistweaver-specific addons, as they are no longer relevant.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Updated recommendations to match new stat priorities.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Updated the Mistweaving and Mythic+ stat priorities.
  • 17 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Slightly reworded Tier 19 Set Bonus recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Added Set Bonus recommendations, and updated the legendary rankings/discussion.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Updated stat priorities slightly.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Updated Relic recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated talent descriptions to account for Patch 7.1.5 and also made slight updates to the evaluations of some talents.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention that Sheilun's Gift triggers Soothing Mist, following Patch 7.1 changes.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (stats page): Added a note about the relative values of Haste and Critical Strike in the fistweaving priority.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (artifact page): Tweaked Relic priorities.
  • 07 Sep. 2016 (talents page): Added a small note for Tier 3 talents, regarding when Lifecycles is viable.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Added Mark of the Trained Soldier as an alternative enchant if not fistweaving (since Mark of the Claw does not trigger from heals).
  • 03 Sep. 2016 (rotation page): Removed a section about using the Tier 18 Set Bonus.
  • 30 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Clarified and improved the Artifact path (no changes to early point distribution).
  • 30 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Removed mention of first taking 1/3 in Extended Healing before maxing it out; you can now go for 3/3 directly.
  • 30 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Fixed an issue whereby the Mistweaving and Fistweaving stat priorities were mixed up.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 22 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated the Lifecyles Mana reduction amounts to 20%.
  • 21 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Changed the evaluation of Mana Tea to mention that it is a good choice on fights that last longer than 2 minutes.
  • 21 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Several updates.
    • Added a mention that currently, Thunder Focus Tea interrupts Soothing Mist and Essence Font casts, which we believe to be a bug.
    • Added a mention that, if using Lifecycles, Essence Font should only be used during Mana Tea or on short fights where Mana is not a problem.
    • Added a section elaborating on Mana Tea usage.
    • Added a section about the Extend Life Tier 18 Set Bonus.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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