Mistweaver Monk Healing Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

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General Information

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Mistweaver Monk. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

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 the Mistweaver module of WoWAnalyzer, maintained by Anomoly.

1.1. Raiding

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

Note that the relation and proportions of these stats will vary wildly depending on which build you choose to run. It is possible for Haste to be stronger than Versatility depending on your goals. It is also possible for Mastery to be head and shoulders stronger than even intellect. A good rule of thumb while gearing up for raids, is to just acquire as much item level as possible while preferring less Haste.

1.2. Mythic+

  1. Intellect;
  2. Mastery >= Haste;
  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

  • 25 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 22 Apr. 2019: Removed deprecated spreadsheet, added WoWAnalyzer link.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated to reflect the changes in Patch 8.1.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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