Mistweaver Monk PvP Rotation and Playstyle (Shadowlands / 9.0.2)

Last updated on Oct 14, 2020 at 21:18 by Mysticall 7 comments

PvP requires you to perform various actions in the course of a duel, match, or battleground: interrupting/silencing enemies, healing your teammates and yourself, defending yourself, keeping yourself alive, etc. It is a game mode that fully utilises your kit, especially spells that are rarely used in PvE. On this page, we go through all the spells you need to use in PvP as a Mistweaver Monk, how you should use them, and we explain what your playstyle should be.

This page is part of our Mistweaver Monk PvP Guide.

1.

Playstyle for Mistweaver Monks

The main role for a Mistweaver Monk, besides keeping your team alive, is to always keep your team offensive and take advantage of your mobility.

To keep your team offensive, you will push in with your team to try to get Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep stuns the entire enemy team. Use Paralysis Icon Paralysis on healers and Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep them once it is over. Be careful not to use all of your mobility to reach the enemy healer. This will make it easy for teams to make swaps to you.

Taking advantage of your mobility is crucial. Mistweavers are one of the squishiest healers. Use abilities like Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo and Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer to push in with your team and push out if they swap to you. Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer does have a relatively long cooldown, so make sure it is available when you overextend with abilities like Way of the Crane Icon Way of the Crane.

1.1.

Before Gates Open

Before the gates open, you should make sure to have multiple stacks of water in your bags. This is important because you can run out of Mana quickly, and having the option to drink is crucial. Sometimes you can bait the team in overextending by starting to drink (making them think you will be out of action for a while). This can open up the potential for a kill.

Make sure your team has a strategy for crowd control, and remember that your Paralysis Icon Paralysis will break from any damage.

1.2.

The Opener

Healers do not really have an "opener" as such. As a Mistweaver, you want to do two things when the gate opens.

  1. Put down your Summon Jade Serpent Statue Icon Summon Jade Serpent Statue if you are talented into it.
  2. Place your Transcendence Icon Transcendence portal in a safe place (such as behind a pillar).

After this, start putting Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist on your teammates so they have some healing on them. This should be easy because you have two charges of Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist. If you think the enemy team will focus you at the start, put a charge on yourself.

The other team is going to try to force your trinket in the opener so they have an advantage later in the game. Use Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer to avoid incoming crowd control on you, and hold on to your trinket for as long as you can.

2.

Healing Techniques

2.1.

Burst Healing

Use this if the enemy team uses their cooldowns to try to kill a teammate.

  1. Cast Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon.
  2. Use Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist.
  3. Use Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist.
  4. Use Vivify Icon Vivify.
  5. Use Revival Icon Revival if your team is taking heavy spread damage.

If you do not have Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon, do the following.

  1. Use Weapons of Order Icon Weapons of Order.
  2. Use Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist.
  3. Use Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea.
  4. Channel Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist on your teammate taking damage.
  5. Use Vivify Icon Vivify.
  6. Use Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist.
  7. Use Vivify Icon Vivify
  8. Use Revival Icon Revival if your team is taking heavy spread damage.

If you are using Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane do the following.

  1. Use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm to generate 2-3 stacks of Teachings of the Monastery Icon Teachings of the Monastery.
  2. Use Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane.
  3. Use Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
    • This will generate 3 stacks of Chi-ji and make your next Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist instand and free.
  4. Use Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist on your teammate taking the most damage.
  5. Use Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea if it is available.
  6. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  7. Use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm.
  8. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick.
  9. Use Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist on your teammate taking the most damage.
  10. For the rest of the time Way of the Crane Icon Way of the Crane is active, do the following:
    1. Use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm to generate 1-2 stacks of Teachings of the Monastery Icon Teachings of the Monastery.
    2. Use Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick.
    3. Add 3 stacks of Chi-ji, use the free, instant Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist on the teammate taking the most damage.
    4. Use Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick if it is available.
    5. Use Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist if there is spread damage.
2.2.

Sustained Damage Healing

Use this to heal sustained damage throughout the fight (damage done when the other team does not have burst cooldowns available).

  1. Use Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist every time it comes off cooldown.
  2. Cast Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist on party members that are being targeted by the enemy team.
  3. Use Vivify Icon Vivify for both single-target and spread healing.
  4. Use Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea. After using Thunder Focus Tea:
  5. Use Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm to heal both you and your teammate, as well as generate Healing Sphere Icon Healing Spheres.
2.3.

Spread Damage Healing

When there is spread damage (a single teammate is not being focused), do the following.

  1. Keep Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist on all teammates.
  2. Use Healing Sphere Icon Healing Sphere where your teammates are standing, if you are using this PvP talent.
  3. Use Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist on teammates that are low on health (prioritize the lowest health target).
  4. Use Revival Icon Revival if needed.
  5. Use Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm to heal both you and your teammate, as well as generate Healing Sphere Icon Healing Spheres.
3.

Defensives

  • Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep should be used for crowd control on the enemy healer most of the time. If you are being focused and cannot get away or receive help from your teammates, use Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep to stun enemies near you.
  • Transcendence Icon Transcendence can be used to teleport behind pillars. Use this when you push in for a Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep and Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer back before you get swapped to. If an enemy is casting crowd control on you, you can teleport before their cast finishes to avoid being crowd controlled.
  • Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew is a damage reduction spell that also increases your health. This works well with Healing Elixir Icon Healing Elixir and, if you play with a Warlock, Healthstones. Use this when Transcendence Icon Transcendence is on cooldown and you cannot get away from the enemy team.
  • Paralysis Icon Paralysis can be used when you have been interrupted. If the enemy team is trying to kill one of your teammates and you get interrupted, use Paralysis on one of the enemy DPS to prevent their damage. You can also use Paralysis this to interrupt casts, including to avoid incoming crowd control.
  • Provoke Icon Provoke can be used to taunt enemy pets. Using this on a pet 1-2 seconds before being in crowd control can cause the pet to attack you and break the crowd control. For example, taunting a Mage's Water Elemental right before a Polymorph Icon Polymorph cast will cause the elemental to release you.
4.

Macros

It is advised to use Macros to use abilities on enemies or allies without having to target them. For this reason, we have a page dedicated to them.

5.

Changelog

  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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