Mistweaver Monk PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / 9.0.2)
Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Mistweaver Monk and gives you the best combinations you can take.
This page is part of our Mistweaver Monk PvP Guide.
Talent Choices for Mistweaver Monks
|15||✔ Mist Wrap||✘ Chi Wave||✘ Chi Burst|
|25||✘ Celerity||✔ Chi Torpedo||? Tiger's Lust|
|30||✘ Lifecycles||✘ Spirit of the Crane||✔ Mana Tea|
|35||✘ Tiger Tail Sweep||✘ Song of Chi-Ji||✔ Ring of Peace|
|40||✔ Healing Elixir||✔ Diffuse Magic||✘ Dampen Harm|
|45||✔ Summon Jade Serpent Statue||✘ Refreshing Jade Wind||✔ Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane|
|50||✔ Focused Thunder||✘ Upwelling||✘ Rising Mist|
While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.
Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents
Tier 2 (Level 25) Talents
In this tier, the best choice is Chi Torpedo. This helps with your survivability and mobility. It also allows you to safely "overextend" in order to crowd control an enemy and then roll back to safety. However, if you are playing against a team with a Frost Mage or Survival Hunter, Tiger's Lust is the better talent. This will help deal with all the roots and slows these specs have.
Tier 3 (Level 30) Talents
Tier 4 (Level 35) Talents
The best choice in this tier is Ring of Peace. This will help with getting away from melee and acts like a "pillar" to prevent melee from hitting you. You can also use it as an additional interrupt to prevent incoming crowd control.
Tier 5 (Level 40) Talents
Healing Elixir is the best talent in this tier. This is an overall great talent for when a team starts targeting you. However, if you are playing against a team with multiple Damage of Time effects (DoTs), Diffuse Magic is the better option. This is great for dispelling magical effects on you and should be used if the enemy team tries to swap to you.
Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents
Against teams with a lot of crowd control that will punish you if you overextend, take Summon Jade Serpent Statue in this tier. Because melee teams (which you are likely to be a part of) usually lack crowd control, the bonus healing from your statue helps deal with the aggression. In general, this talent also outputs a lot of healing over the course of an arena match.
Against teams with very little crowd control, Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane is the best choice in this tier. This is a very important cooldown that will do a lot of instant healing. The reason you cannot use it versus teams with a lot of crowd control, is because you have to be actively dealing damage to the enemies for any healing to be output. It will also increase your team's overall damage output.
Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents
Focused Thunder is the best choice in this tier. This gives you more flexibility when you are using Thunder Focus Tea. This will help you maintain Renewing Mist or give you great burst healing with Enveloping Mist.
PvP Talents for Mistweaver Monks
You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents, depending on your team's goal.
Mandatory PvP Talents
Situational PvP Talents
Zen Focus Tea helps Mistweavers deal with one of their greatest weaknesses, being interrupted. Because most healing spells Mistweaver have are used while channeling Soothing Mist, being interrupted is very common. Use Zen Focus Tea versus teams with multiple interrupts, especially verses classes with long interrupts (Mages, Warlocks, Rogues).
Counteract Magic increases the healing done by Renewing Mist by 135% when the target is affected by a magical damage over time effect. This talent is strong against teams with multiple DoTs. By dispelling DoTs and keeping Renewing Mist up, you should be able to out-heal the damage of the DoTs.
Grapple Weapon disarms the enemy for 6 seconds. This can be crucial utility against teams with a melee DPS on it. This is also a great option when playing against Death Knights. When you Disarm them they will not be able to heal and can result in you killing them.
Eminence reduces the cooldown of your Transcendence: Transfer. This talent can be useful versus teams with mobile melee specs on them (Demon Hunter, Windwalker, Feral Druid). You should replace Counteract Magic with this PvP talent.
Healing Sphere allows you to place a healing sphere on the ground after 1.5 seconds. If allies walk through it, they consume the sphere, healing them and dispelling all harmful periodic magic effects. Only 3 spheres can be active at the same time. This should be used against teams with multiple Dot spells and pairs well when used with Counteract Magic.
- 26 Oct. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
- 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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