Mistweaver Monk Healing Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Dhaubbs 36 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Mistweaver Monk in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7. 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 and then select 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!


Best Talents for Mistweaver Monk

Clouded Focus Raid Talents General Purpose Raid Talents Mythic+ Talents Talents Explained

The Clouded Focus Build

This build is built around raid healing using ramp windows. The aim is to maintain as many Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mists as possible, then we use Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent Icon Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent to ramp up even more via Rapid Diffusion Icon Rapid Diffusion culminating in a Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist into Vivify Icon Vivify spam. Once our ramp is set up, we can freely spam Vivifies until our ramp dies down.


Generic Raid Talents for newer Mistweaver Monk

This build is optimal if you are still working on the fundamentals of Mistweaver.

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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 Jadefire Stomp Icon Jadefire Stomp and its supporting talents to take care of the maintenance healing.


Talent Explanations for Mistweaver Monks

Note that we do not explain EVERY Talent in the tree on this page. We only explain Talents that are part of our optimal builds. For full details and explanations of every Talent, please visit our Spells page via the button below.


Mistweaver Monk talent breakdown

The following is going to be a quick explanation of the dos and don'ts of talent selection. Keep in mind that this is a broad strokes guideline, and even "undesirable" talents can find use in niche encounters.


Class Talents


Row 1-4

Soothing Mist Icon Soothing MistA weak single target heal, that enables stronger healers to be cast during its channel.
Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun KickOur strongest single target DPS button, also interacts with other healing spells and talents.
Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's LustA powerful movement speed increase and snare break that we can cast on ourselves or other players.
Ferocity of Xuen Icon Ferocity of XuenA passive damage increase to us that also buffs aspects of our healing based on talents like Ancient Teachings Icon Ancient Teachings
Improved Detox Icon Improved DetoxAllows us to dispel poisons and diseases as well. Due to its placement, it's sort of a no-brainer to pick unless there are literally neither of those debuffs in the content you are doing.
Paralysis Icon ParalysisIncapacitates a target, the effect breaks on any damage. Walking too close to paralyzed targets will still put you in combat with them, unlike some other CCs. However, they can still be knocked using Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace as that does no damage.
Vivacious Vivification Icon Vivacious VivificationGives us an instant Vivify Icon Vivify every 10 seconds, allowing us to weave heals into our DPS rotations more fluidly.

Row 5-7

Transcendence Icon TranscendenceAllows you to place a ghost and swap back and forth with it's position. It's an extremely powerful movement ability.
Spear Hand Strike Icon Spear Hand StrikeOur interrupt, usually only needed for Mythic+
Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying BrewIncreases Health by 15% and reduces damage taken by the same amount.
Chi Burst Icon Chi BurstA moderately strong frontal heal, mostly taken to unluck further nodes.
Ring of Peace Icon Ring of PeacePlaces an area on the ground that knocks all enemies out of it. Does not engage combat.
Fast Feet Icon Fast FeetBuffs Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick damage and is often used to fill out the tree
Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse MagicReduces magic damage taken by 60% and, removes all magic debuffs from you and applies them to their source. This can do insane damage when used to redirect certain abilities in high Mythic+
Dampen Harm Icon Dampen HarmA damage reduction that prevents more damage, the bigger the hit you take.
Yu'lon's Grace Icon Yu'lon's GraceGrants you a stacking magic shield. It is very powerful against rot-type damage where you are not taking large, infrequent hits.

Row 8-10

Close to Heart Icon Close to HeartIncreases healing taken by you and your allies within 10 yards. A very strong passive Monk buff.
Generous Pour Icon Generous PourIts the same thing as Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart but grants avoidance instead.
Save Them All Icon Save Them AllGrants you a large 4s healing buff when healing targets below 35%.
Resonant Fists Icon Resonant FistsPassively increases the damage you deal. Good as filler or for Mythic+
Summon Jade Serpent Statue Icon Summon Jade Serpent StatueSummons a totem that will channel healing into a target for 8 seconds whenever you cast Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist on them. A lackluster talent that only starts to see play when you use the Clouded Focus Icon Clouded Focus build.
Bounce Back Icon Bounce BackA somewhat weak defensive option, but it can be taken if you need to maximize tankiness.

Spec Talents


Row 1-4

Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping MistOur big single target heal. Can be cast during Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist
Essence Font Icon Essence FontOnce our most powerful AoE heal, it has since lost favor to a more Vivify Icon Vivify based build. Still useful in generic Mistweaver gameplay.
Renewing Mist Icon Renewing MistOur bread and butter HoT, if it overheals a target, it will jump to another injured target within 20 yards. Also, if you cast a Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist on a target that already has one, the old one will jump to an injured target (if there is an available one within 20 yards).
Life Cocoon Icon Life CocoonOur external cooldown. Places a big shield on the target and causes them to take extra healing from all HoTs.
Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea>A short cooldown used to empower one of our basic rotational healing abilities
Mana Tea Icon Mana TeaOur primary mana management tool. Spending mana generates stacks , and using this ability consumes those stacks and grants mana in return. Also, you gain a mini Innervate Icon Innervate after channeling, the duration of which is based on the number of stacks you consumed.
Teachings of the Monastery Icon Teachings of the MonasteryThis Talent basically enables our DPS rotation, and is required in order to have a chance to reset Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick (which is important for talents like Rising Mist Icon Rising Mist)
Revival Icon RevivalOur big raid cooldown, instantly heals the whole group and dispels all magic, poison, and diseases from them.
Restoral Icon RestoralIt's just Revival Icon Revival, but without the magic dispel. It's important for fights in which dispelling many things at once can wipe the raid.
Invigorating Mists Icon Invigorating MistsIs what turns Vivify Icon Vivify into a good heal, and activates our rotational goal of maintaining moderate to high Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mists on the raid.

Row 5-7

Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red CraneOne of our two personal steroid cooldowns. This one revolves around DPSing in order to heal as many targets as possible with the mastery procs you generate from Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick, Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick and Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick. Also, each cast of those abilities will cause your next Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist to have a reduced mana cost and cast time, stacking up to 3 times.
Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent Icon Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade SerpentThis is the other side of the Chi-Ji join. Yulon is about hard casting Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist in order to blanket the raid with Enveloping Breath Icon Enveloping Breath and Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist (both those interactions are the results of later talents). Yulon will also passively heal the raid as well.
Rapid Diffusion Icon Rapid DiffusionWill cause Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist and Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick to apply Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist. Great for passively keeping Renewing Mists up during DPS windows or actively ramping them during Yulon windows.
Chrysalis Icon Chrysalis/Burst of Life Icon Burst of LifeMost of the time, you'll take the reduced cooldown on Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon, but sometimes turning Life Cocoon into a mini group, HPS cooldown has its uses.
Mist Wrap Icon Mist WrapA very powerful passive, especially when playing Invoke Yulon, as you will be blanketing the raid quite often with Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist. This talent also applies to Enveloping Breath Icon Enveloping Breath
Celestial Harmony Icon Celestial HarmonyDuring either of your Invoke cooldowns, casting Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist will place Enveloping Breath Icon Enveloping Breath on players around them. Also, this causes your Invoke abilities to shield 5 targets within 40 yards for a substantial amount of damage.
Lifecycles Icon LifecyclesMakes you generate more Mana Tea stacks, just by playing right.

Row 8-10

Jadefire Stomp Icon Jadefire StompOn its own, this is a very weak and lackluster talent, but it is made incredibly fun and powerful by its subsequent Talent unlocks, and its synergy with Ancient Teachings Icon Ancient Teachings.
Ancient Concordance Icon Ancient ConcordanceCauses your Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kicks to hit multiple targets which is insanely powerful during Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane windows. A 4 stacked Blackout kick cleaving onto multiple targets will basically fully heal any dungeon group.
Peer Into Peace Icon Peer Into Peace allows our Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist to swap targets automatically when Vivify Icon Vivify or Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist is cast on a new target. It also extends the duration of our Soothing Mist, which allows us to integrate it into our Yulon ramp windows.
Awakened Jadefire Icon Awakened JadefireIncrease the chance to reset Jadefire, which is a nice quality of life change, but the powerful aspect of this Talent is allowing Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick to transfer damage into healing. In Mythic+, assuming your tank is being self-sufficient, this takes care of most of the maintenance healing while freeing you up to DPS.
Dance of Chi-Ji Icon Dance of Chi-Ji is a simple damage buff on a relatively long cooldown giving it a proc rate of about once per minute.
Ancient Teachings Icon Ancient TeachingsCauses your DPS abilities to transfer damage into healing. Excellent maintenance healing during low damage moments.
Clouded Focus Icon Clouded FocusRamps up your Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist and Vivify Icon Vivify healing while channeling Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist.
Gift of the Celestials Icon Gift of the CelestialsShortens the cooldown and duration of our Invoke spells. It is very handy in Mythic+ for Chi-Ji and enables insane ramping gameplay in Raids using Yulon.
Rising Mist Icon Rising MistCauses Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick to extend the duration of our HoTs up to 100% of their duration. Essential for high Hot uptime, and therefore high Vivify Icon Vivify cleave.
Sheilun's Gift Icon Sheilun's GiftWhen paired with its subsequent talents, it makes for a powerful group cooldown that has the flexibility of being used early at a lower effectiveness.

PvP Talents for Mistweaver Monks

  • Eminence Icon Eminence reduces the cooldown of Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer by 15 seconds and allows you to port while stunned.
  • Counteract Magic Icon 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 Icon Dome of Mist causes Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist to place a shield on the target for 120% of its remaining healing, if it is dispelled.
  • Refreshing Breeze Icon Refreshing Breeze while channeling Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist, you can a stacking buff increasing Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm's healing by 15% and allows it to dispel one Poison, Magic, and Disease effect from the target.
  • Healing Sphere Icon 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 Icon Zen Focus Tea causes you to be immune to silence and interrupt effects for 5 seconds on a 30-second cooldown.
  • Grapple Weapon Icon Grapple Weapon allows you to shoot a rope at a target, disarming them of their weapons for 6 seconds on a 45-second cooldown.
  • Alpha Tiger Icon Alpha Tiger Your first Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm on a target grants 20% haste for 8 seconds.
  • Dematerialize Icon Dematerialize causes you to take 30% less damage while stunned. This damage reduction decays by 10% per second.
  • Mighty Ox Kick Icon Mighty Ox Kick Knocks back your opponent.
  • Peaceweaver Icon Peaceweaver Reduces Revival Icon Revival's cooldown by 50% and makes targets hit by it immune to magic for 2 seconds.
  • Thunderous Focus Tea Icon Thunderous Focus Tea causes Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea to make your Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning's knockback trigger instantly or causes Essence Font Icon Essence Font to increase your movement speed by 70% and make you immune to movement-impairing effects.


  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 21 Mar. 2024: Updated all talent trees to reflect the new talents added in Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated the name of Faeline Stomp to Jadefire Stomp.
  • 12 Nov. 2023: Slightly altered the recommended Clouded Focus talent build.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated all talent trees to reflect the Patch 10.2 changes
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated all talents trees to reflect the Mana Tea change, and other shuffling of talent positions.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1, and added the Clouded Focus build.
  • 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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