Mistweaver Monk PvP Azerite Traits and Essences (BfA / Patch 8.3)
Azerite Traits and Essences, introduced in Battle for Azeroth, need to be chosen correctly, to ensure optimal performance. On this page, we explain how to pick your major and minor essences and which traits are best.
This page is part of our Mistweaver Monk PvP Guide.
Azerite Essences for Mistweaver Monks
Essences allow players to customize their characters while adding a new ability to use. This section will cover the best overall Azerite Essences for Mistweaver Monks in PvP.
For a general guide to all the essences, as well as how to obtain them and increase their ranks, check out our Essence guide.
Before reading this page, you should have a good understanding of the PvP playstyle of a Mistweaver Monk. So we advise you to read our dedicated page on the subject.
Vitality Conduit will be your primary major essence and has a very short cooldown. This will take health from one of your teammates and heal another teammate with lower health. This Essence is not affected by dampening.
The Crucible of Flame gives the major power Concentrated Flame. This is a strong major versus teams with casters and you will not be sitting crowd control often. It is also good if you have corruption gear that requires you to deal damage.
In addition to having a Major Essence, you can choose two Minor Essences to place in your neck at Heart of Azeroth Levels 55 and 65.
Strife, from Conflict and Strife, grants a very powerful Versatility Minor Power. Not only do your spells have a chance to give you Versatility, but any loss of control to your character does too. This means that, if teams stun you and try to swap to you, you have additional Versatility and take less damage.
Strive for Perfection, from Vision of Perfection, reduces the cooldown of Revival dramatically. This should be taken versus teams with multiple Damage-over-Time (DoT) effects.
Azerite Traits for Mistweaver Monks
Azerite traits are unlocked in you helm, shoulders and chest. With each Azerite level in your neck, you get closer to unlocking the center trait in your gear. These traits vary from increasing damage or healing of certain abilities to helping increase your survivability. Depending on what traits you use, it can completely alter your playstyle and what talents you should be using.
For more information about Azerite traits and your Heart of Azeroth, please refer to our dedicated guide.
Below are the best Outer Ring traits.
The most important traits you want in your gear are Burst of Life and Secret Infusion. Burst of Life provides a strong heal after Life Cocoon expires. This will help with your burst and spread healing. Secret Infusion gives you a large stat increase, depending on which ability you use after using Thunder Focus Tea. This trait is very flexible and provides you with multiple options to help increase your healing output.
Below are the best Middle Ring traits.
The middle and inner rings are important for additional defensives. Mistweaver Monks are very weak when they are put into stuns. Traits like Blessed Portents, Azerite Veins, and Shimmering Haven help drastically. On My Way and Lifespeed both give you a small stat increase.
Below are the best Inner Ring traits.
All of these traits give you additional ways of surviving. These are all passive, but are crucial to have.
- 21 Jul. 2020: Updated Major Essences.
- 11 Feb. 2020: Updated Major and Minor essences
- 18 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for Patch 8.3 and no update was deemed necessary.
- 09 Nov. 2019: Page Added.
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