Mistweaver Monk Healing Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Dhaubbs 33 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 10.0.7. 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 Icon Improved Roll and Celerity Icon 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 Icon Improved Roll and Escape from Reality Icon Escape from Reality and put them into Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace and Eye of the Tiger Icon Eye of the Tiger. As long as you make sure to pick up your defensives like Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic and Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm, as well as your group buffs (Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart and Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour) and finally your throughput talents like Save Them All Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Rising Sun Kick, Calming Presence Icon Calming Presence, Improved Vivify Icon Improved Vivify, and Vivacious Vivification Icon 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 Icon Tiger's Lust, Improved Detox Icon Improved Detox, and Ferocity of Xuen Icon 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 Icon Tiger Tail Sweep will never see play in any progression boss. The same could be said about Disable Icon Disable except it can be used to unlock the talents below it. Vigorous Expulsion Icon Vigorous Expulsion is not the greatest pick simply because it buffs a spell that rarely sees play. Finally Grace of the Crane Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Transcendence, Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic, and Dampen Harm Icon 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 Icon Profound Rebuttal basically always not because of its power, but because it is the only way to get Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart in the deeper section. By extension, you will also be taking the Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst/Chi Wave Icon 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 Icon Spear Hand Strike. Need an extra personal? Spec into Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew and perhaps Expeditious Fortification Icon Expeditious Fortification. Generally speaking though, among this area's "mid-power" talents you will be taking Fast Feet Icon Fast Feet and Improved Touch of Death Icon Improved Touch of Death because they provide a nice little boost in damage, but primarily because they unlock Generous Pour Icon 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 Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane/Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent Icon Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent node, as well as Celestial Harmony Icon Celestial Harmony, and Rapid Diffusion Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Nourishing Chi and Calming Coalescence Icon 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 Icon Healing Elixir is also a questionable pick, however, now that it is not competing with Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic and Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm, there might be fights that justify taking it. Zen Pulse Icon 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 Icon Burst of Life can be a good pick for Mythic+ as it turns Life Cocoon Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Summon White Tiger Statue as a nice damage cooldown. In this section you will basically always pick Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart and/or Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour. Turning yourself into a damage reduction/healing bonus buff is incredibly powerful. Save Them All Icon 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 Icon Rising Mist. Most of the time you will want to take Rising Mist Icon Rising Mist via Sheilun's Gift Icon Sheilun's Gift's route as well as Jade Bond Icon Jade Bond/Gift of the Celestials Icon Gift of the Celestials as they synergize so heavily with our general playstyle. Ancient Teachings Icon Ancient Teachings is a powerful one-off pick, though it does not lead to any appealing paths. Secret Infusion Icon Secret Infusion and Invoker's Delight Icon Invoker's Delight are also strong picks, though more situational. Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp, Ancient Concordance Icon Ancient Concordance, and Awakened Faeline Icon Awakened Faeline are all strong Mythic+ choices as they scale your damage while providing passive group healing.

The capstone talents Tea of Serenity Icon Tea of Serenity and Tea of Plenty Icon Tea of Plenty, as well as Unison Icon Unison and Mending Proliferation Icon Mending Proliferation are simply too weak given their spot on the tree to ever likely see play.


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 100% 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.
  • Chrysalis Icon Chrysalis reduces the cooldown of Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon by 45 seconds.
  • 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.

For general purposes in the outdoor world, we recommend using Refreshing Breeze Icon Refreshing Breeze, Chrysalis Icon Chrysalis, and Zen Focus Tea Icon 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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