Mistweaver Monk PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA 8.3)

Last updated on Jan 16, 2020 at 18:53 by Mysticall 5 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.


Mistweaver Monks in the Current Meta

Mistweaver Monks in PvP are fun, challenging, and rewarding to play. The style of a Mistweaver is fast-paced with unique offensive abilities; a play style that is unlike any other healer in the game. Sometimes you are forced to get in melee range to cast spells.


Mistweaver Monks Strengths

  • Great mobility
  • Strong single-target healing
  • Multiple crowd control abilities

Mistweaver Monks Weaknesses

  • Easy to get stuck in crowd control
  • No defensive abilities when stunned
  • Very little utility for teammates

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

  • On the Mistweaver Monk PvP Talents page, you will find an analysis of each PvE talent row to help you decide which talent to pick on each row, as well as an overview of the PvP talents, which advice on which ones to take and under which conditions.
  • On the Mistweaver Monk PvP Rotation and Playstyle page, you will learn how to use your spells, depending on the situation (healing, surviving, controlling enemy players, etc.), and what is generally expected of your class and spec in PvP.
  • On the Mistweaver Monk PvP Azerite Traits and Essences page, you will find advice on choosing the best essence powers and the best azerite traits.
  • On the Mistweaver Monk PvP Stat Priority and Gear page, you will find the stat priority to follow in PvP, as well as advice for choosing your gear, particularly trinkets and Azerite gear.
  • On the Mistweaver Monk PvP Best Races page, you will find lists of the Alliance and Horde races, ranked by how good they are for Mistweaver Monks in PvP, as well as explanations regarding why and how their racials benefit you.
  • On the Mistweaver Monk PvP Useful Macros page, you will find a collection of useful macros for PvP for Mistweaver Monks.
  • On the Mistweaver Monk Arena Composition page, you will find the list of the most powerful Arena compositions featuring Mistweaver Monks, in both 2v2 and 3v3 modes.


  • 16 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for patch 8.3 and no updates were necessary.
  • 09 Nov. 2019: Reorganized the guide in 7 different pages.
  • 24 Aug. 2019: Updated Horde races.
  • 14 Aug. 2019: Updated Essence and Azerite Traits, as well as Alliance races.
  • 28 Jun. 2019: Updated Gear section.
  • 25 Jun. 2019: Several changes made for Patch 8.2.
    • Added Azerite Essence section.
    • Added Major and Minor essence section.
    • Updated PvP talents.
  • 27 Apr. 2019: Updated Gear section.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: No major changes needed for Patch 8.1.5.
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Made several updates to the guide.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Azerite Traits.
    • Updated Gear Recommendations.
    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 5 Regular Talent.
    • Updated PvP talents.
    • Updated Sustained and Burst healing sections.
  • 13 Dec. 2018: Updated Azerite traits section.
  • 12 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1
    • Updated Weaknesses section.
    • Updated Azerite Traits section.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Updated Regular Talents section.
    • Updated PvP talents section.
    • Updated Burst Healing section.
    • Updated Best Team Compositions section.
  • 13 Oct. 2018: Updated Azerite traits and gear recommendations sections.
  • 12 Oct. 2018: Updated stat priority and added Gear Recommendations section.
  • 08 Oct. 2018: Added talent table, updated tier 3, 4, 6, and 7 regular talents, and updated burst healing rotation.
  • 02 Oct. 2018: Removed PvP Gear and War Mode sections.
  • 22 Sep. 2018: Added Stat priority section.
    • Added Azerite trait section.
    • Removed Artifact Weapon section.
    • Removed Relics section.
  • 27 Aug. 2018: Updated Air Drops section.
  • 22 Jul. 2018: Updated Racial Bonuses section.
  • 18 Jul. 2018: Updated Mistweaver Monk PvP for Patch 8.0.1
    • Updated introduction.
    • Added talent choices description.
    • Updated recommended Tier 1,3,4,5,6 regular talents.
    • Added Gear section.
    • Added War Mode section.
    • Added PvP talent section.
    • Updated Playstyle, Burst Healing, and Way of the Crane sections.
    • Updated Artifact Weapon and Relic sections.
  • 02 May 2018: Added an Arena Compositions section.
  • 15 Mar. 2018: Made several updates to the guide and its structure.
    • Added sections for Macros, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
    • Moved Gear, Artifact Traits, and Relics sections to the end, since they are not that important.
    • Updated Tier 7 regular talent, tier 4 honor talent, and the Healing Techniques section.
  • 21 Jan. 2018: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.5.
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Updated guide for Patch 7.3.2.
    • Updated "About The Author".
    • Updated recommended Tier 7 regular ralent.
    • Updated recommended Tier 6 honor talent.
    • Updated "Sustained Healing" rotation.
    • Updated "Spread Healing" rotation.
  • 30 Aug. 2017: Removed artifact trait description.
  • 21 Jun. 2017: Updated guide for Patch 7.2.5.
    • Changed recommended Tier 6 regular talent.
    • Changed description for Tier 7 recommended talent.
    • Changed recommended Tier 1 honor talents based on what you are playing against.
    • Updated "Burst Healing" rotation.
  • 31 Mar. 2017: Changed recommended Tier 1 regular talent (following a Patch 7.2 removal of the Mistwalk talent) and Tier 5 Honor Talent. Also added Fortifying Brew to defensive list.
  • 21 Feb. 2017: Changed armory link and changed recommended Tier 4 and 6 honor talents.
  • 03 Nov. 2016: Changed tier 2 talent recommendation to Chi Torpedo, and tier 3 Honor talent recommendation to Yu'lon's Gift.
  • 14 Oct. 2016: Changed the recommend tier 1 and 5 regular talents and the recommended tier 2 honor talent, and also added Provoke to the list of defensive techniques.
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