Mistweaver Monk Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 14:02 by Dhaubbs 16 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Mistweaver Monk before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Mistweaver Monk Torghast Guide

As counter-intuitive as it is, Mistweavers (and healers in general) are actually very strong when it comes to solo clearing Torghast, often times outperforming their DPS counterparts. This is because the health of the enemies in Torghast is cut in half for healers. When you couple that with the fact that most of our damage will be coming from Anima Powers, as well as our self sustain, it makes healers a very strong pick for this type of content.

To familiarize yourself with Mistweaver DPS rotations be sure to checkout our guide linked below.

As a Mistweaver, you will want to leverage your high mobility and HoT spells in order to progress through Torghast. Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo makes dodging the various traps and hazards within the tower fairly easy, while Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist and Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist will keep you healthy as you engage with hostile NPCs.

Furthermore, tools like Paralysis Icon Paralysis, Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, and Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep can save your life in a pinch.

If you would like more details about how Torghast works in general, please see our separate pages dedicated to it in the links below.

2.

Best Torghast Talents for Mistweaver Monks

The following Talents are what we recommend for not only Torghast, but solo content in general.

Level Choices
15 Mist Wrap Mist Wrap Chi Wave Chi Wave Chi Burst Chi Burst
25 Celerity Celerity Chi Torpedo Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust ? Tiger's Lust
30 Lifecycles Lifecycles Spirit of the Crane Spirit of the Crane Mana Tea Mana Tea
35 Tiger Tail Sweep Tiger Tail Sweep Song of Chi-Ji Song of Chi-Ji Ring of Peace Ring of Peace
40 Healing Elixir Healing Elixir Diffuse Magic Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm Dampen Harm
45 Summon Jade Serpent Statue ? Summon Jade Serpent Statue Refreshing Jade Wind Refreshing Jade Wind Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane
50 Focused Thunder Focused Thunder Upwelling Upwelling Rising Mist Rising Mist

These talents are mostly aimed at either increase your damage, or increasing your survivability such that you can continue to damage. Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust can also be picked over Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo if you prefer, however we think the versatility of both the longer range, and movement speed buff from Chi Torpedo makes it somewhat stronger.

3.

Best Torghast Covenant / Soulbind / Conduits for Mistweaver Monks

Again, these recommendations are geared towards solo play, but for more information on the Covenant system, check out our Covenant page

Covenant Soulbind Recommended Tree
Necrolord Emeni Emeni Tree
Venthyr Nadjia the Mistblade Nadjia Tree
Kyrian Forgelite Prime Mikanikos Mikanikos Tree
Night Fae Korayn Korayn Tree

The focus of these recommended soulbinds and conduits is primarily on damage and crowd control. Most Potency conduits can be skipped, as our healing is enough to carry us through without the need for additional buffs.

4.

Best Torghast Legendaries for Mistweaver Monks

  1. Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon Ancient Teachings of the Monastery
  2. Invoker's Delight Icon Invoker's Delight
  3. Tear of Morning Icon Tear of Morning

Ancient Teachings of the Monastery Icon Ancient Teachings of the Monastery should be the default selection for Torghast. The passive healing through DPS it provides means you will have to stop to heal less, increasing your DPS by proxy. Just be sure to trigger it while you are rounding up a group to kill.

Invoker's Delight Icon Invoker's Delight has some synergy with Anima Powers that augment your celestials. Equally having a slightly weaker Bloodlust Icon BloodlustHeroism Icon Heroism on a 3 minute cooldown can be useful for tackling stronger elite mobs.

Tear of Morning Icon Tear of Morning is strong for the same reason that Ancient Teachings of the Monastery is strong. It buffs your single target healing, such that you will need to heal yourself less, and can DPS more. The difference though is this legendary will require you to stop in order to make use of it.

For a more in-depth look at Mistweaver legendaries, check out our guide below!

5.

Best Anima Powers for Mistweaver Monk

Anima Powers are the random buffs your character gains as they progress through Torghast. They are dropped by mobs, or purchased from vendors using Phantasma, a currency unique to Torghast. These powers you gain are stackable, and can synergize with one another, leading to unique and interesting builds with each run. It should be noted that Torghast is a Rogue-like system, meaning that after each run, your progress is reset; you do not get to keep the powers or Phantasma across multiple runs.

These powers are what make healers so strong in this content. We already have enough sustain to outlive most opponents, so picking up all the damaging powers you can will turn your character into an unkillable monster in many cases.

Below we will rank these Anima Powers based on generally how strong they are. Keep in mind that there are powers that are very weak on their own, that only become incredibly strong when mixed with other powers, or after reaching a certain stacking threshold. As such we will be rating them from S to C tier on the basis of how well they stack up on their own.

  1. S Tier: the strongest and most generally useful powers; these are always good choices.
  2. A Tier: these powers are either slightly weaker than S Tier powers or more situational, but are still solid choices.
  3. B Tier: below-average powers that should be picked only when you have strong synergies with them already set up, or in the absence of S or A Tier powers.
  4. C Tier: weak powers that have little impact on your Torghast outcome and should be avoided whenever possible.

The powers listed within each rank are in no particular order.

For a complete list of Anima Powers, please refer to the two pages below.

5.1.

SSS+ Tier

  • Corrosive Dosage Icon Corrosive Dosage causes Vivify Icon Vivify healing to deal 50% of its healing as damage to nearby enemies every second for 3 seconds. This power is incredibly strong. A single stack of this power will deal slightly less than the damage of a Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick every second, while also not having a target cap. Meaning you can pull an enormous room, then spam heal yourself with Vivify, and watch as everything just rots at your feet. Since this power grants a 3-second buff, as long as your Health is in a good place, you can weave in a Spinning Crane Kick between Vivify casts for even more damage.

Any time you see this power, buy it. While in combat, maintain the buff at all times. At 0 Haste, you can cast two spells between each Vivify in while still keeping a 100% up time. This also double dips on targets hit. More targets, means more DPS, but also the buff is applied to more targets as well. Be sure to apply the buff to your teammates or Celestials in order to maximize your DPS.

5.2.

S Tier

Not listed here are the general Anima Powers. Keep in mind when looking for powers, any power that procs damage on hit is very desirable for Mistweavers. Between Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick and all the extra Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kicks from Shadowboxing Treads Icon Shadowboxing Treads, we have a huge number of tools to get many chances to proc on-hit effects with a single GCD.

5.3.

A Tier

5.4.

B Tier

5.5.

C Tier

Note that there are also Anima Powers that grant you access to additional talents. Seeing as how most of our talents are HPS increases, these Anima Powers should be avoided as much as possible.

6.

Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for 9.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2021: Adjusted the Soulbind recommendations and made a new tier for Corrosive Dosage.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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