Mistweaver Monk 9.2.7 Guide

mistweaver monk guide

Introduction

This guide presents an in-depth view of the Monk's Mistweaver Specialization in WoW Shadowlands patch 9.2.7! You will learn everything about the spec, such as how to gear, prepare, and then min-max your Mistweaver Monk for the most challenging PvE content in World of Warcraft, Season 4.

First, we'll check out the specialization's particularities and see why the Mistweaver Monk is one of the best healers in Shadowlands' latest season. Then you'll learn how to gear your healing monk, what stats to prioritize, and the best talents and rotations for different circumstances.

Finally, we'll go deep into min-maxing your character for the end-game content and teach you what covenant to choose and the best legendaries to use for Mythic Raiding and Mythic Plus dungeons. By the end of the guide, you will become a master of the Mistweaver Monk spec! Sounds good, right? Let's get started!

Table of Contents

  • Mistweaver Monks: Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Mistweaver Monk Stat Priority
  • How to gear your Mistweaver Monk
  • Mistweaver Monk Rotations
  • Best Mistweaver Monk talents for Mythic Raiding and Dungeons
  • Best Covenant, Soulbinds, and Conduits for Mistweaver Monk in 9.2.7
  • Best Legendaries for Mistweaver Monks
  • Mistweaver Monks in Shadowlands - FAQ

Mistweaver Monks in Shadowlands: Strengths and Weaknesses

In World of Warcraft, the monk class comes with three specializations: Windwalker, Mistweaver, and Brewmaster. The Mistweaver Monks serve the healer role and use Mana as their spending resource.

In World of Warcraft, healers have a major responsibility: they use their healing abilities to buff the allies, keep them alive and save them from death. The Mistweaver Monk represents one of the best healer classes for Mythic Dungeons and Mythic Raiding in Shadowlands Season 4, providing the most powerful sustained single-target healing in the game.

Regarding weapons, the Mistweaver Monk uses one-handed axes, maces, swords, staves, and polearms. As for raid gear, the monk shares the Protector Tier Token with Warriors, Hunters, and Shamans for legacy content. In the Shadowlands expansion, the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid, monks share the Zenith Tier Token with Rogues and Warriors.

In the table below, we present the strengths and weaknesses of the Mistweaver Monk specialization:

Advantages Disadvantages
+ Exceptional sustained single-target healer - Mediocre raid healing spell
+ Great mobility - Requires wise mana management
+ Great damage as a healer - Lack of raid damage reduction cooldown
+ Great personal damage reduction skills and cooldowns

Best Mistweaver Races

When it comes to races, with so many options to choose from, you are probably wondering what would be the best race for your Mistweaver Monk. In World of Warcraft, each race has different racial abilities and spells, but no races offer an immediate advantage compared to others regarding the Mistweaver spec. I highly recommend choosing the race you like the most, aesthetically speaking.

Now, if you want to make an idea of what race players generally choose for their Mistweaver Monks:

  • For Alliance: Pandaren, Human, Dwarf, Void Elf.
  • For Horde: Blood Elf, Pandaren, Vulpera, Troll.

Mistweaver Monk stat priority

Regardless of the class and spec you roll into in World of Warcraft, the stats are a key component when gearing up and min-maxing your character for the end-game content. Mistweaver Monks wear Leather gear with Intellect as the main stat.

As a monk, the Intellect stat increases the power of your spells and abilities, in other words - the healing you are providing to your allies and the damage you are dealing to your enemies. Also, please note that a higher and adequate item level will better impact your character's performance than a perfect stat distribution, so always keep an eye on the gear's item level!

Mistweaver Monk Stats priority for Mythic Raiding

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

So for raiding as a Mistweaver Monk, you will primarily value item level for Intellect as the primary stat, then Critical Strike, followed by Versatility, Haste, and Mastery as secondary stats.

Conclusion: Intellect > Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery.

Mistweaver Monk Stats priority for Mythic Dungeons

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

For mythic dungeons, as a Mistweaver Monk, you will primarily focus on item level, Intellect as the primary stat, then Haste, followed by Versatility, Critical Strike, and Mastery as secondary stats.

Conclusion: Intellect > Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery.

Mistweaver Monk Stats Breakthrough

Intellect: Increases your spell power and, therefore, all the healing you are providing to your allies

Critical Strike: Chance to double the effects of your heals

Haste: Lowers the cast time of your heals and your cooldowns

Mastery: Increases the effectiveness of Gust of Mists

Versatility: Increases healing and damage dealt and reduces damage taken

Moving on to the next chapter, we will focus on how to gear your healer-monk, the tier set, and best-in-slot items for mythic raiding and mythic dungeons.

How to gear your Mistweaver Monk

In World of Warcraft, gearing is one of the most important aspects that enhances your character's overall performance by providing massive amounts of stats, armor, procs, and set bonuses. This guide will teach you how to properly gear up for the most challenging content in WoW Shadowlands, Mythic Raiding, and Mythic+ Dungeons.

Mistweaver Monk Tier Set Bonus

To start with, what is a tier set in World of Warcraft?

In WoW, a tier set is a unique class armor set with powerful 2-set and 4-set specific bonuses for each specialization of that particular class. Tier set bonuses change based on the character's active talent specialization, ensuring that the bonus is appropriate and useful to that spec.

So to recap, tier sets are unique pieces of armor that, when equipped simultaneously, provide you with a bonus, different for each spec of the chosen class. This bonus is based on the number of pieces from the set you have equipped, with most tier sets providing bonuses when equipping 2 or 4 pieces.

How to get the Mistweaver Monk Tier Set in Shadowlands Patch 9.2.7

There are three ways you can get tier set items in WoW in the Shadowlands expansion:

  • Sepulcher Raid: You can get tier set items from specific bosses in the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid.
  • Creation Catalyst: You can craft Tier armor from non-set pieces of the same item level using the Creation Catalyst crafting system.
  • Great Vault: You can obtain tier set items from all activities that normally give Great Vault rewards, such as raiding, Mythic+ dungeons, and PvP.

The fastest way to obtain tier set items is to take advantage of these three sources that can reward you with the Mistweaver Monk Tier Set items. The best advice is to complete the Sepulcher raid weekly - this is probably the fastest way to get your hands on the desired tier armor. In case you don't have a team to raid with, complete some Mythic+ Dungeons or some PvP matches.

Mythic dungeons and PvP are highly beneficial because even if you can't drop the set items while participating in these activities, you increase the chances of getting your set items at the Great Vault or the Creation Catalyst console in Zereth Mortis. At the creation catalyst console, you can convert the non-set pieces obtained in dungeons or PvP into tier set items.

Let's have a closer look at the Great Vault feature:

great vault

And this is what the Creation Catalyst looks like:

creation catalyst

Back to our Mistweaver Monk Tier Set. Now that you learned how to obtain the tier set, let's see some set bonuses and particularities, shall we?

The Mistweaver Monk Tier set is called Garb of the Grand Upwelling. It comes with the following bonuses for two pieces and four pieces equipped:

In the table below, we present you the sources for Mistweaver Monk Tier Set items:

Slot Tier Piece Source
Helm Crown of the Grand Upwelling Anduin Wrynn
Shoulders Tassels of the Grand Upwelling Lords of the Dead
Chest Cuirass of the Grand Upwelling Rygelon
Gloves Grips of the Grand Upwelling Lihuvim
Legs Legguards of the Grand Upwelling Halondrus

The remaining tier set items (Cloak, Wrists, Waist, and Boots) can be obtained by using the Creation Catalyst in Zereth Mortis.

As previously stated, you unlock the tier set bonuses for your Mistweaver Monk when you equip any two or four pieces of the Garb of the Grand Upwelling set. For itemization and build optimization, your four pieces of tier set as a Mistweaver Monk will be the Helm, Shoulder, Chest, and Legs.

Raid Best in Slot (BiS) Gear for Mistweaver Monks

In the table below, you can find the best item to use in each slot from the raid as a Mistweaver Monk:

Slot Item Name Encounter
Helm Sin-Steeped Coronet Prototype of War
Neck Weathered Talisman of the Shadowmoon Remnant of Ner'zhul
Shoulders Tassels of the Grand Upwelling Lords of Dread
Cloak Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Lords of Dread
Chest Cuirass of the Grand Upwelling Rygelon
Wrists Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour The Tarragrue
Gloves Grips of the Grand Upwelling Lihuvim
Waist Windrunner's Baldric Sylvanas Windrunner
Legs Legguards of the Grand Upwelling Halondrus
Boots Unstable Energizer Boots Guardian of the First Ones
Ring #1 Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Lihuvim
Ring #2 Miniature Breaking Wheel Painsmith Raznal
Trinket #1 Cabalist's Hymnal Sire Denathrius
Trinket #2 Titanic Ocular Gland Eye of the Jailer
Weapon Pursuit of Victory Prototype of War

Mythic+ Best in Slot (BiS) Gear for Mistweaver Monks

In the table below, you can find the best item to use in each slot from the Mythic+ Dungeons as a Mistweaver Monk:

Slot Item Name Location
Helm Rakishly Tipped Tricorne Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Neck Cabochon of the Infinite Flight Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Shoulders Crystalbinder Shoulderpads Iron Docks
Cloak Drape of Shame Return to Karazhan
Chest Chestguard of Burning Focus Grimrail Depot
Wrists Leafmender Wraps Grimrail Depot
Gloves Custodian's Soothing Touch Return to Karazhan
Waist Mad King's Sporran Operation: Mechagon
Legs Bloodfeather Leggings Grimrail Depot
Boots Ooey-Gooey Galoshes Operation: Mechagon
Ring #1 Logic Loop of Division Operation: Mechagon
Ring #2 Rebooting Bit Band Operation: Mechagon
Trinket #1 So'leah's Secret Technique Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Trinket #2 First Class Healing Distributor Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Staff Thunderlord Flamestaff Grimrail Depot
Main Hand Sharpened Trogg Femur Operation: Mechagon
Off Hand Acoustically Alluring Censer Tazavesh, the Veiled Market

Best in Slot (BiS) Trinkets for Mistweaver Monks

The best Mistweaver Monk trinkets for end-game content are:

Tier Item Name Location
S Cabalist's Hymnal Castle Nathria
S Titanic Ocular Gland Sanctum of Domination
S Elegy of the Eternals Sepulcher of the First Ones
S So'leah's Secret Technique Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
A Scars of Fraternal Strife Sepulcher of the First Ones
A Manabound Mirror Castle Nathria
A Carved Ivory Keepsake Sanctum of Domination
A Resonant Silver Bell Sanctum of Domination
B First Class Healing Distributor Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
B Shadowed Orb of Torment Sanctum of Domination
B The Lion's Roar Sepulcher of the First Ones

This wraps up everything you should know about gearing your Mistweaver Monk: the stats priority, how to obtain the tier set, and what items to use in the end-game activities. Moving on to the next section of our guide, we'll teach you what talents and rotation to use as a Mistweaver Monk in Shadowlands patch 9.2.7. Sounds good, right? Let's dive in!

Best Mistweaver Monk Rotation in Shadowlands 9.2.7

In the next section of our Mistweaver Monk Guide, we'll present the best talents to use for PvE end-game content, such as raiding and Mythic+ dungeons. In the end game, it's crucial to use the right talents and prioritize the skills you use depending on the activity. Choosing the best talents will significantly impact your performance as a healer!

Best Mistweaver Monk End-game Talents in 9.2.7

From the PvE perspective, there are two main end-game activities we'll take into consideration: Mythic raiding and Mythic+ Dungeons. We'll treat them separately to keep things clear and avoid confusion.

Best Talents for Mythic Raiding in Season 4 (patch 9.2.7)

In the picture below, you can see the best talents for mythic raiding as a Mistweaver Monk:

mistweaver monk talents for raid

Best Talents for Mythic+ Dungeons in Season 4 (patch 9.2.7)

As a Mistweaver Monk, these are the talents you must use to maximize your healing in M+ Dungeons:

mistweaver monk talents for dungeons

Now that you learned what talents you should go for as a Mistweaver Monk in the end-game activities, it's time to move on to the final part of our guide that covers two major aspects: the Covenants and the Legendary Items.

Best Covenant, Soulbinds, and Conduits for Mistweaver Monk in 9.2.7

Best Mistweaver Monk Covenant for Raiding

The best Covenant for Mistweaver Monks for Mythic raiding is Venthyr, with the best soulbind option being Theotar. In the table below, we present the best conduits to use for Mythic Raiding as a Venthyr Mistweaver Monk:

Best Mistweaver Monk Covenant for Mythic+

It goes the same for M+ dungeons: the best Covenant for Mistweaver Monks for Mythic+ Dungeons is Venthyr again with Theotar as a soulbind. So in the table below, we present the best conduits to use for Mythic Dungeons as a Venthyr Mistweaver Monk:

Mistweaver Monk Covenant Popularity

Below you can see what the most picked Covenants for Mistweaver Monk are:

  • Venthyr 52.6%
  • Necrolord 24.2%
  • Kyrian 16.2%
  • Night Fae 7%

This covers everything regarding what Covenants to choose as a Mistweaver Monk for mythic raids and mythic plus dungeons. Without further ado, let's move on to the final major aspect of our guide and learn what legendaries you should use as a Mistweaver Monk in Shadowlands in Season 4.

Best Mistweaver Monk Legendaries - Shadowlands 9.2.7

Our guide's final section teaches you the best legendary items to use as a Mistweaver Monk for Mythic Raiding and Mythic+ Dungeons, whether you want to go for single or double legendaries.

Best Single Legendaries for Mistweaver Monks (Raid and M+ Dungeons)

Best Double Legendaries for Mistweaver Monks (Raid and M+ Dungeons)

Best Legendary Crafting for Mistweaver Monks

Mistweaver Monk in Shadowlands - FAQ

1. Are Mistweaver Monk good in Shadowlands 9.2.7?

Yes, Mistweaver Monk represents one of the best healer specs in WoW Shadowlands for mythic raiding and mythic dungeons.

2. Is Mistweaver Monk easy to play?

Yes, the Mistweaver Monk is one of the easiest-to-play healer specs in the game.

3. What is the stats priority for Mistweaver Monks?

  • The Mistweaver Monk stat priority for mythic raiding is: Intellect > Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
  • The Mistweaver Monk stat priority for mythic dungeons is: Intellect > Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

4. Which monk spec is best for leveling in patch 9.2.7?

The Windwalker Specialization is the best spec for monk leveling.

5. What is the best race for Mistweaver Monks in Shadowlands?

  • Alliance's best Mistweaver Monk races are Pandaren, Human, Dwarf, and Void Elf.
  • For Horde, the best Mistweaver Monk races are Blood Elf, Pandaren, Vulpera, and Troll.

6. Which covenant is best for Mistweaver Monks?

  • The best Covenant for Mistweaver Monk in mythic raiding is Venthyr (Theotar).
  • The best Covenant for mythic dungeons as a Mistweaver Monk is also Venthyr (Theotar).

Final thoughts

This wraps up everything you should know regarding the Monk's Mistweaver specialization in World of Warcraft Shadowlands for Season 4, patch 9.2.7. By reading this guide, you should now better understand the Mistweaver's spec and particularities and how it performs in certain circumstances and different end-game activities. It's one of the game's strongest healing specs in Shadowlands, so I encourage you to try it!