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Mistweaver Monk Healing Stat Priority in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated Yesterday at 15:29 by Dhaubbs 17 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Mistweaver Monks in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Mistweaver Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Dhaubbs a Mistweaver Monk theorycrafter, and moderator on the Monk Discord Peak of Serenity. He raids in Big Dumb Guild on Illidan-US, where he also produces encounter videos. You can follow him on Twitter, Twitch, and/or YouTube.

1. The Basics of Stats for Mistweaver Monk

The stat priority for a Mistweaver Monk is different depending on whether or not you are Fistweaving, and we also provide a different stat priority for Mythic+ dungeons.

For stat weights, we recommend checking out this spreadsheet (credit goes to Garg).

1.1. Raiding

  1. Intellect;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Haste;
  5. Mastery.

Note that the relation and proportions of these stats will vary depending on which build you choose to run. It's possible for Haste to be stronger than Versatility depending on your goals - more on this as more log data is available to parse.

1.2. Mythic+

  1. Intellect;
  2. Haste = Mastery;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Critical Strike.

We recommend that you keep your Haste and Mastery as close as possible. Note that the difference between these stats in terms of throughput is relatively minor. What's more important is ensuring you have enough health to survive mechanics as you progress through higher and higher keys. As such, it's wise to prioritize Stamina (ilvl) over anything else.

2. Getting a Better Understanding of Mistweaver Monk Stats

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the power of your heals.

Critical Strike increases your healing throughput by granting your healing spells a chance to heal for double the amount.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Haste lowers the cast time of your heals, as well as your global cooldown and the cooldowns of Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.

Mastery (Mastery: Gust of Mists Icon Mastery: Gust of Mists) causes Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist, Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist, and Vivify Icon Vivify heals to also heal the primary target for a certain amount (determined by how much Mastery you have).

3. ChangeLog

  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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