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Mistweaver Monk Healing Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on May 24, 2020 at 10:58 by Dhaubbs 30 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3. 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.

Shadowlands Changes for Monks

We are maintaining a list of changes for Monks for Shadowlands, the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, which you can access using the link below. We also have pages for the new Covenant abilities and Anima Powers.

3.

Patch 8.3 Changes for Mistweaver Monks

The buffs to Mistweavers should increase throughput by roughly 3-4%. In addition, the changes to Rising Mist Icon Rising Mist should make it the dominant talent choice for most content. Be sure to check the Rotation and Cooldowns for a guide on how to play this new build.

In addition, we have:

4.

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.
5.

Mistweaver Monk Weaknesses

  • Weak burst raid healing outside of Revival Icon Revival
  • Mana management can be difficult for newer players to pick up
6.

Mistweaver Monk Viability in the Current Patch

For raids, Mistweavers are a middle tier healer. 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.

7.

Changelog

  • 24 May 2020 (Corruption page): Added corruption vendor and changed corruption recommendations to reflect the Rising Mist nerf.
  • 24 May 2020 (stats page): Removed Haste Build section.
  • 24 May 2020 (rotation page): Removed Haste Build section in light of the Rising Mist nerfs.
  • 04 Apr. 2020 (rotation page): Added Haste Build section.
  • 04 Apr. 2020 (Corruption page): Added page.
  • 04 Apr. 2020 (stats page): Added Haste Build section.
  • 04 Apr. 2020 (gear page): Removed Corruption section, and added link to new Corruption page.
  • 04 Apr. 2020 (talents page): Updated recommendations for the Tier 6 talent row.
  • 04 Apr. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Added tips to each boss, as well as changed recommendations to reflect emergent builds.
  • 22 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Updated Infinite Stars recommendation to reflect the nerfs.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (FAQ page): Removed questions that are not longer frequently asked.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Added the new essences introduced in Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (this page): Updated the patch changes to reflect the 8.3 buffs.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated recommended Essences for 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (stats page): Updated Mythic+ priority.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (talents page): Changed the section about Rising Mist to reflect the 8.3 buffs.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (mythic+ page): Update for the release of Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (rotation page): Updated the section regarding Rising Mist.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (enchants page): Added new Augment rune.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Page added.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Added Corrupted gear and new trinkets.
  • 09 Aug. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Mythic added.
  • 09 Aug. 2019 (easy mode page): Added Azerite traits.
  • 16 Jul. 2019 (Essences page): Added quick setup section.
  • 16 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added new trinket rankings and Benthic gear.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for Azshara.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Added PvP Talents.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added Essences.
  • 11 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for the release of Operation: Mechagon and The Eternal Palace raid.
  • 11 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added boss-specific tips.
  • 11 Jul. 2019 (this page): Added links to new pages, as well as updated viability for the current raid.
  • 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 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (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 (gear 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 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Page added.
  • 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 (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 (this page): Added section about Patch 8.2 changes (there are none) and linked to section about the Essence System.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara
  • 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 (spells 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.
  • 22 Apr. 2019 (talents page): Updated talents to reflect the shifting healing meta.
  • 22 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Increased the ranking of Secret Infusion for Raids and Mythic+ and added a link to QELive.
  • 22 Apr. 2019 (stats page): Removed deprecated spreadsheet, added WoWAnalyzer link.
  • 18 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Additional information added from live testing.
  • 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 (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 (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 (enchants 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 (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 (mythic+ 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 (spells 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 (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 (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 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 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 (stats page): Updated to reflect the changes in 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 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents 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.
  • 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 (talents 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 (easy mode 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 (rotation 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 (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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