Mistweaver Monk Healing Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.0.7
On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Mistweaver Monk in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+. If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.
Talent Cheat Sheet for Mistweaver Monks
Ideally, the best method for selecting talents is to gain a robust understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, then selecting the one most suited to the job at hand. However, as general recommendations, the following builds work well for their intended purposes. To see how these talents affect your rotation, check out our rotation guide.
It should also be noted that talents are now able to be free swapped outside of combat. They do not require a rest area, tome, or any other frictional mechanics so feel free to experiment!
Raids and Large Group Content
This build works in most contexts, but there are also a few floating points that can be shuffled around. On the Monk side, all the movement talents like Improved Roll and Celerity can be swapped to suit your playstyle. If you need an AoE knockback or a little more damage, then you can take points out of Improved Roll and Escape from Reality and put them into Ring of Peace and Eye of the Tiger. As long as you make sure to pick up your defensives like Diffuse Magic and Dampen Harm, as well as your group buffs ( Close to Heart and Generous Pour) and finally your throughput talents like Save Them All, you have a ton of flexibility in how you spend the floating points.
Mythic+ or Small Groups
This build is aimed more towards dealing damage and semi passive healing via fistweaving. On the Monk side, it opts into more of utility like interrupts and CCs in order to prevent damage before it even happens. Also it leans more into the DPS side of things, since Mythic+ is much more DPS centric. As for the Mistweaver side, it is more of the same: leaning into dealing damage, and relying on Faeline Stomp and its supporting talents to take care of the maintenance healing.
Mistweaver Monk talent breakdown
The following is going to be an quick explanation of the dos and do nots of talent selection. Keep in mind that this is a broad strokes guideline and even "undesirable" talents can find use in niche encounters.
Class Tree Rows 1-4
Most talent selection in this section is going to simply be for unlocking subsequent areas. The talents that you will always take are Rising Sun Kick, Calming Presence, Improved Vivify, and Vivacious Vivification. All of these are either integral to your kit, or enable specific talent tree paths.
Following these talents, are the ones you will take most of the time: Tiger's Lust, Improved Detox, and Ferocity of Xuen. Again, all of these are also incredibly powerful and useful talents, however they can theoretically be swapped for other things.
Lastly are the sort of misfit talents. If I had to venture a guess, Tiger Tail Sweep will never see play in any progression boss. The same could be said about Disable except it can be used to unlock the talents below it. Vigorous Expulsion is not the greatest pick simply because it buffs a spell that rarely sees play. Finally Grace of the Crane is a ~0.4% boost to your raid's HPS assuming an even damage distribution (which it will not be). It is also a talent that depends on you taking damage to get value, and while there is a lot of unavoidable damage, this just is not worth the 3 points unless you are enabling a different path.
Spec Tree Rows 1-4
The first section of the Mistweaver side of the tree is very straight forward. in 99% of situations, you will take every talent in this section except for Song of Chi-Ji. This ability has been in the game for 6 years now and has never had a use. It could be that Dragonflight is the expansion that has boss mechanics that are countered by a slow moving disorient cloud, but that seems unlikely.
Class Tree Rows 5-7
Transcendence, Diffuse Magic, and Dampen Harm are must picks. Transcendence because of its incredible utility and that it is the key to unlocking the middle of the tree. The rest is chosen in order to give us our outstanding survivability. You will also be taking Profound Rebuttal basically always not because of its power, but because it is the only way to get Close to Heart in the deeper section. By extension, you will also be taking the Chi Burst/ Chi Wave node, though most of the time you will choose Chi Burst over Chi Wave. In group content is almost always does more damage and healing.
The rest of the talents in this tree are basically tech options. Need a kick? Take Spear Hand Strike. Need an extra personal? Spec into Fortifying Brew and perhaps Expeditious Fortification. Generally speaking though, among this area's "mid-power" talents you will be taking Fast Feet and Improved Touch of Death because they provide a nice little boost in damage, but primarily because they unlock Generous Pour in the next section.
Spec Tree Rows 5-7
This section is loaded with good options that a lot of the time will be picked for some fight or another, or simply to unlock deeper talents. The Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane/ Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent node, as well as Celestial Harmony, and Rapid Diffusion should be picked in almost any circumstance. These represent such powerful cooldowns / passives that they almost cannot be overlooked. Spirit of the Crane is another talent you will be taking a lot of the time.
Every other talent on this tree is a tech choice, aside from Nourishing Chi and Calming Coalescence. These two talents are so specific and lack luster that they will only ever see play in the most extreme niche strategies. Healing Elixir is also a questionable pick, however, now that it is not competing with Diffuse Magic and Dampen Harm, there might be fights that justify taking it. Zen Pulse will likely only be chosen for Mythic+ as it is a single target heal that scales with the number of enemy targets it can hit. Burst of Life can be a good pick for Mythic+ as it turns Life Cocoon into a small group healing cooldown, perfect for periods of sustained heavy party damage, or to preempt a massive hit.
Class Tree Rows 8-10
Though thematically interesting, for Mistweavers, our class capstone talents are kind of bad. Summon Jade Serpent Statue has been a forgettable ability for years, so having it as the final talent feels weird. Interestingly enough, because all the options for healing are underwhelming, we are free to spend talent points in weird ways. For example, in Mythic+, players can pick up Summon White Tiger Statue as a nice damage cooldown. In this section you will basically always pick Close to Heart and/or Generous Pour. Turning yourself into a damage reduction/healing bonus buff is incredibly powerful. Save Them All is also a must-pick as it buffs your healing when you need it the most.
Spec Tree Rows 8-10
The deeper Mistweaver tree can be broken up into neat little divisions: the left side will generally be used for Mythic+, the middle for Raid and general purpose healing, and the right is used to activate Rising Mist. Most of the time you will want to take Rising Mist via Sheilun's Gift's route as well as Jade Bond/ Gift of the Celestials as they synergize so heavily with our general playstyle. Ancient Teachings is a powerful one-off pick, though it does not lead to any appealing paths. Secret Infusion and Invoker's Delight are also strong picks, though more situational. Faeline Stomp, Ancient Concordance, and Awakened Faeline are all strong Mythic+ choices as they scale your damage while providing passive group healing.
The capstone talents Tea of Serenity and Tea of Plenty, as well as Unison and Mending Proliferation are simply too weak given their spot on the tree to ever likely see play.
PvP Talents for Mistweaver Monks
- Eminence reduces the cooldown of Transcendence: Transfer by 15 seconds and allows you to port while stunned.
- Counteract Magic removing hostile magic effects from your target causes you to deal 10% increased healing to them for 10 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.
- Dome of Mist causes Enveloping Mist to place a shield on the target for 100% of its remaining healing, if it is dispelled.
- Refreshing Breeze while channeling Soothing Mist you can a stacking buff increasing Expel Harm's healing by 15% and allows it to dispel one Poison, Magic, and Disease effect from the target.
- Healing Sphere places a small orb on the ground that heals friendly targets who walk over it, while also removing all harmful magic DoT effects.
- Zen Focus Tea causes you to be immune to silence and interrupt effects for 5 seconds on a 30-second cooldown.
- Grapple Weapon allows you to shoot a rope at a target, disarming them of their weapons for 6 seconds, on a 45-second cooldown.
- Chrysalis reduces the cooldown of Life Cocoon by 45 seconds.
- Alpha Tiger Your first Tiger Palm on a target grants 20% haste for 8 seconds.
- Dematerialize causes you to take 30% less damage while stunned. This damage reduction decays by 10% per second.
- Mighty Ox Kick Knocks back your opponent.
- Peaceweaver Reduces Revival's cooldown by 50% and makes targets hit by it immune to magic for 2 seconds.
- Thunderous Focus Tea causes Thunder Focus Tea to make your Crackling Jade Lightning's knockback trigger instantly, or causes Essence Font to increase your movement speed by 70% and make you immune to movement impairing effects.
For general purposes in the outdoor world, we recommend using Refreshing Breeze, Chrysalis, and Zen Focus Tea.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Updated to reflect the addition of the talent Legacy of Wisdom.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Updated to reflect the 10.0.5 talent tree rework.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Adjusted the talent selections for both Raiding and Mythic+.
- 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
- 15 Nov. 2022: Fixed a typo regarding Enveloping Breath.
- 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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