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Mistweaver Monk PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (BfA / Patch 8.3)

Last updated on May 19, 2020 at 00:56 by Mysticall 5 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Mistweaver Monk in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats as well as guidance on how to pick up your Azerite pieces, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Mistweaver Monk PvP Guide.


Stat Priority for Mistweaver Monks in PvP

The stat priority for Mistweaver Monk in PvP is as follows:

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

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the most important secondary stat as it increases the damage you deal (important for Way of the Crane Icon Way of the Crane) and reduces the damage you take. Mastery (Mastery: Gust of Mists Icon Mastery: Gust of Mists)is also important because it increases your overall healing output.


Corruption Gear for Mistweaver Monks in PvP

Gear has a chance to get a Corruption@ effect on them. This Corruption can have 2 different affects: dealing damage or increasing one of your stats. The more Corruption to have, the more damage you will take from the Corruption effects. It is recommended to not have more than 40 Corruption at once or you will take too much damage and die quickly.

For a general guide on Corruptions, check out our guide.


Corruptions that deal Damage

Corruptions that deal damage proc from your damaging abilities. Although you do not have a choice on when they proc, most of them proc often and can make up a large amount of your overall damage. Healers are in a unique spot where there are some corruption pieces that can proc from any ability (including healing spells). If you do have corruption pieces that require you to deal damage, you should use The Crucible of Flame Icon The Crucible of Flame major Essence. For more information on the best Essences, see here:

Below are the best Corruptions to have that will deal damage from using your abilities.

  1. Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars — Although the debuff is dispellable, it procs very often and can drastically increase your cleave damage. This is great because this can proc off of any of your damage or healing spells.
  2. Gushing Wound Icon Gushing Wound — Places a very large DoT on the enemy that cannot be dispelled. Perfect for increasing your overall damage output.
  3. Twisted Appendage Icon Twisted Appendage — gives your abilities a chance to summon a tendril that will deal damage and slow the enemy. This tendril can be killed, but you can spawn multiple on one target and will do incredible amounts of damage if they are not killed quickly.

Corruptions that increase Stats

Corruptions that increase Stats are also extremely powerful. These Corruptions also have two different variations. The first is a proc chance to gain a stat. This is just like any other proc, where you will randomly get a buff that greatly increases one of your stats. The second, is you receive a certain stat from any source. This means you can gain that stat from anything from gear to traits. These stat increases are much more powerful to have. Below are the best Corruptions that increase your stats.

  1. Versatile Icon Versatile — Because Versatility is your best stat, this is by far the best stat increase corruption to have. Versatility is important for surviving as a Mistweaver Monk and this gives you a flat Versatility increase.
  2. Surging Vitality Icon Surging Vitality — Similar to the Versatile Icon Versatile corruption, Surging Vitality also increases your Versatility. However, this is a proc, so you will not have control over when you get this Versatility increase.
  3. Masterful Icon Masterful — Because Mastery is another great stat, this is by far the next best stat increase corruption to have. Quick note: this is not a proc, but this is just a flat increase to your mastery.
  4. Honed Mind Icon Honed Mind — Similar to the Masterful Icon Masterful corruption, Honed Mind also increases your Mastery. However, this is a proc, so you will not have control over when you get this Mastery increase. With that said, it is still one of the best Corruptions you can get.

Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

In general, Mistweaver Monks want to get trinkets that increase their overall healing output. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Versatility. The reason you want to increase Versatility is because it increases both your damage and healing and reduces the damage you take.

To be successful in 3v3 arena, you need want gear that has both Secret Infusion Icon Secret Infusion and Burst of Life Icon Burst of Life.You will also want either Blessed Portents Icon Blessed Portents or On My Way Icon On My Way in the third tier. For more information about Azerite traits for Mistweaver Monks in PvP, please refer to our dedicated page on the subject.

Below, we list the items that have these traits.





Chest pieces that have these traits:


Forbidden Obsidian Claw Icon Forbidden Obsidian Claw is a must-have trinket that drops from Maut in the Ny'alotha raid. This not only restores Mana, but it also deals a large amount of damage. Ideally, you will want to use this trinket when the enemy healer does not have a dispel, so it will stay for the entire duration.

Corrupted Gladiator's Safeguard Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Safeguard is a mandatory trinket if you think the enemy team can swap to you and kill you. This provides and additional defensive for when you drop to low health. If you do not think a team will swap to you and kill you, you can use replace this one with any of the trinkets below.

Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion is good because of the Intellect and the on-use Versatility effect. This increases your overall damage and lines up well with Way of the Crane Icon Way of the Crane.

Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge is strong for the versatility and the on-use Intellect effect. If you are using both Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion and this trinket, you will have an on-use trinket for every single Way of the Crane Icon Way of the Crane. The more damage you output while Way of the Crane is active, the more healing you will have.

Corrupted Gladiator's Emblem Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Emblem is crucial if you fear you will be the target for the enemy team. It has a good amount of Intellect and the on-use effect increases your maximum health. This works well with Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew and Healing Elixir Icon Healing Elixir for strong instant healing.


Weapon Enchant

Enchant Weapon - Oceanic Restoration Icon Enchant Weapon - Oceanic Restoration is best weapon enchant. This increases your primary stat, Intellect, and has a chance to restore your Mana. These two effects are great for keeping your team-mates alive and keeping your Mana at a healthy spot.



  • 19 May 2020: Updated Corruptions section.
  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Recommended Items.
  • 12 Feb. 2020: Added Corruption gear section. Updated recommended gear section.
  • 18 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 09 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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