This page briefly covers the stats that are relevant for a Mistweaver Monk and what kind of things you should look for when gearing up. Feedback is always welcome, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page or tweet @Daemagor.
This is a quick glance at the stats you want. You'll find stat weights in parenthesis next to each stat. You can use these weights on sites like AskMrRobot with decent results. Note: the weights don't always work well with trinkets, so default to your best judgement using the information in the Best in Slot lists. For returning players, you’ll notice that Spell Power and Spirit are gone. These stats are no longer available on gear starting in Legion. Intellect now directly plays the role of Spell Power, and Spirit has been removed from gear so Blizzard can more precisely tune the mana regeneration of healers.
Pawn Import: ( Pawn: v1: "Raiding": Class=Monk, Spec=Mistweaver, Leech=1.1, CritRating=0.83, HasteRating=0.79, Versatility=0.79, MasteryRating=0.48, Intellect=1 )
Pawn Import: ( Pawn: v1: "Dungeons/Mythic+": Class=Monk, Spec=Mistweaver, Intellect=1, CritRating=0.48, HasteRating=0.83, Versatility=0.66, Leech=1.1, MasteryRating=0.79 )
Pawn Import: ( Pawn: v1: "Fistweaving": Class=Monk, Spec=Mistweaver, Leech=1.1, HasteRating=0.83, MasteryRating=0.48, Versatility=0.66, Intellect=1, CritRating=0.79 )
*If you have mana problems you will want to start going for Critical Strike over Haste.
Intellect increases your Spell Power which makes your healing spells more powerful. Look to get as much Intellect as you can.
Versatility is a flat damage and healing increase while also giving you a slight damage reduction. As a Mistweaver who doesn't have much damage reduction spells, any little bit from Versatility can help.
Critical Strike increases your healing throughput by giving your healing spells and damage spells a chance to hit for double the amount.
Haste reduces your healing spell cast times and lowers the cooldown of Blackout Kick and Rising Sun Kick. It also lets your Renewing Mist and Enveloping Mist tick faster, which in turn can give more Uplifting Trance procs.
Mastery causes all your main healing spells to to heal your target for even more free healing (based on amount of Mastery).
With the expansion of the warforged/titanforged system and the removal of primary stats from necks and rings, definitive Best in Slot lists are harder to create. Despite where an item may appear on the list, you should almost always use the the piece with the higher item level. The exception to this is rings, necks, and trinkets, using a lower item level piece with better stats or effects is almost always better (the exception to that being huge item level differences). The lists below assume all items are at their base item level.
For the sake of keeping the lists organized, it is assumed the raid gear being obtained is of Mythic-quality. At Heroic-quality and lower, there is much more overlap in items and the lists become almost impossible to rank.
This list of gear was built with the Raiding stats above.
The goal of this section is to make it easier to decide which bosses to use Bonus Roll Tokens on and which Mythic instances you should run. The numbers include all gear drops from the Best in Slot list as well as the Picking Trinkets section below it.
Tomb of Sargeras (17)
The Desolate Host (3), Sisters of the Moon (3), Kil'jaeden (3), Demonic Inquisition (2), Fallen Avatar (2), Maiden of Vigilance (2), Harjatan (1), Mistress Sassz’ine (1)
Etraeus (3), Tichondrius (3), Krosus (2), Tel'arn (2), Elisande (2), Gul'dan (2), Chronomatic Anomaly (1), Trilliax (1), Aluriel (1)
Trial of Valor (10)
Guarm (4), Helya (4), Odyn (2)
Emerald Nightmare (17)
Elerethe Renferal (3), Xavius (3). Il'gynoth (3), Nythendra (3), Cenarius (2), Ursoc (2), Dragons of Nightmare (1)
World Bosses (2)
Humongris (1), Withered J'im (1)
Mythic Instances (23)
Return to Karazhan (6), The Arcway (3), Maw of Souls (3), Eye of Azshara (2), Vault of the Wardens (2), Black Rook Hold (2), Violet Hold (2), Court of Stars (1), Neltharion's Lair (1), Halls of Valor (1)
Shadow-Scarred Headcover - Tomb of Sargeras, Kil'jaeden
Hood of Enveloped Dissonance - The Nighthold, Grand Magistrix Elisande
Mask of Multitudinous Eyes - Emerald Nightmare, Elerethe Renferal
Kraken Hide Helm - Maw of Souls, Helya
Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus - World Drop, Legendary
String of Extracted Incisors - Tomb of Sargeras, Demonic Inquisition
Beleron's Choker of Misery - The Nighthold, Krosus
Sea Fan Pendant - Trial of Valor, Helya
Blackened Portalstone Necklace - Emerald Nightmare, Xavius
Stabilized Energy Pendant - The Arcway, Corstilax
Xuen's Shoulderguards - Tomb of Sargeras, Fallen Avatar
Pauldrons of Enveloped Dissonance - The Nighthold, Tichondrius
Otherworldy Leather Mantle - Emerald Nightmare, Il'gynoth
Charskin Mantle - Vault of the Wardens, Ash'Golm
Xuen's Cloak - Tomb of Sargeras, The Desolate Host
Drape of Shame - Return to Karazhan, Maiden of Virtue*
Dreadlord's Tattered Wingcover - The Nighthold, Tichondrius
Windwhipped Sailcloth - Trial of Valor, Guarm
Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak - Emerald Nightmare, Elerethe Renferal
Cloak of Mana-Spun Silk - The Arcway, Nal'tira
Xuen's Tunic - Tomb of Sargeras, Kil'jaeden
Tunic of Unwavering Devotion - The Nighthold, Trilliax
Tunic of Enveloped Dissonance - The Nighthold, Krosus
Helbeast Skin Tunic - Trial of Valor, Guarm
Tunic of the Grove Keeper - Emerald Nightmare, Cenarius
Felbat Leather Vest - Black Rook Hold, Smashspite the Hateful
Bracers of Rippling Darkness - Tomb of Sargeras, Fallen Avatar
Bracers of Impossible Choices - The Nighthold, Grand Magistrix Elisande
Sky-Valiant's Wristguards - Trial of Valor, Odyn
Wristwraps of Broken Trust - Emerald Nightmare, Elerethe Renferal
Felbat Leather Wristwraps - Violet Hold, Fel Lord Betrug
Gloves of Wayward Compulsions - Tomb of Sargeras, Maiden of Vigilance
Gloves of Enveloped Dissonance - The Nighthold, Star Augur Etraeus
Gloves of Issued Challenge - Trial of Valor, Odyn
Dreamsculptor's Gloves - Emerald Nightmare, Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Custodian's Soothing Touch - Return to Karazhan, The Curator
Guileful Intruder Handguards - Court of Stars, Patrol Captain Gerdo
Etched Bone Waistband - Tomb of Sargeras, The Desolate Host
High Shadow Councilor's Wrap - Nighthold, Gul'dan
Lifeless Buckled Girdle - Emerald Nightmare, Nythendra
Taut Halyard Waistband - Eye of Azshara, King Deepbeard
Xuens' Legguards - Tomb of Sargeras, Mistress Sassz’ine
Leggings of Enveloped Dissonance - The Nighthold, Gul'dan
Sucker-Scarred Leggings - Trial of Valor, Helya
Splotched Bloodfur Leggings - Emerald Nightmare, Ursoc
Felbat Leather Leggings - Black Rook Hold, Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest
Grandmaster's Legguards - Monk Orderhall, Caydori Brightstar
Glacier Walkers - Tomb of Sargeras, Harjatan
Grove-Tender's Moccasins - The Nighthold, High Botanist Tel'arn
Moccasins of Silent Passage - Trial of Valor, Guarm
Boots of Endless Betrayal - Emerald Nightmare, Xavius
Tunnel Trudger Footguards - The Arcway, Ivanyr
Yathae's Thumb Ring - Tomb of Sargeras, Sisters of the Moon
Seal of the Second Duumvirate - Tomb of Sargeras, Kil'jaeden
Ring of Exclusive Servitude - The Nighthold, Tichondrius
Spellblade's Gemmed Signet - The Nighthold, Spellblade Aluriel
Grubby Silver Ring - Emerald Nightmare, Nythendra
Twice-Warped Azsharan Signet - Emerald Nightmare, Xavius
Band of the Wyrm Matron - Neltharion's Lair, Naraxas
Utgarde Royal Signet - Maw of Souls, Ymiron, the Fallen King
Virus of Lethargy - Tomb of Sargeras, Maiden of Vigilance
Ageless Winter - Return to Karazhan, Shade of Medivh
Heart of the Sea - Eye of Azshara, King Deepbeard
Sundered Comet - The Nighthold, Star Augur Etraeus
Suspended Nightwell Droplet - The Nighthold, Chronomatic Anomaly
Chilled Incisor - Trial of Valor, Guarm
Cube of Malice - Emerald Nightmare, Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Moontalon’s Feather - Tomb of Sargeras, Sisters of the Moon
Shaladrassil's Blossom - Emerald Nightmare, Nythendra
Parasitic Spore - The Nighthold, High Botanist Tel'arn
Fauna Analysis Widget - Return to Karazhan, The Curator
Reflection of Sorrow - Violet Hold, Blood-Princess Thal'ena
Preserved Starlight Incense - Tomb of Sargeras, The Desolate Host
Uplifting Emerald - Emerald Nightmare, Cenarius
Gloomy Vortex - Return to Karazhan, Opera Hall: WIkket
Tempest of the Heavens - The Nighthold, Star Augur Etraeus
Northern Gale - Maw of Souls, Ymiron, the Fallen King
Velen's Future Sight (940) - World Drop, Legendary
Barbaric Mindslaver (930) - Tomb of Sargeras, Demonic Inquisition
Chalice of Moonlight (935 Crit Proc) - Tomb of Sargeras, Sisters of the Moon
Padawsen's Unlucky Charm (925) - World Boss, Humongris
Brinewater Slime in a Bottle (895) - Trial of Valor, Helya
Perfectly Preserved Cake (900) - Nighthold, Trilliax
Charm of the Rising Tide (930) - Tomb of Sargeras, Harjatan
Unstable Arcanocrystal (925) - World Boss, Withered J'im
Etraeus Celestial Map (905) - Nighthold, Etraeus
Darkmoon Deck: Hellfire (875) - Crafted, Inscription
Heightened Senses (880) - Emerald Nightmare, Ursoc
Infernal Alchemist Stone (875) - Crafted, Alchemist
Horn of Valor (865) - Halls of Valor, Hymdall
Unstable Arcanocrystal (860) - World Boss, Withered J'im
Jewel of Insatiable Desire (865) - Assault on Violet Hold, Thal'ena
Concave Reflecting Lens (865) - Vault of the Wardens, Glazer
Padawsen's Unlucky Charm (860) - World Boss, Humongris
Aluriel's Mirror (905) - Nighthold, Aluriel
Nether Anti-toxin (865) - The Arcway, Nal'tira
Thrumming Gossamer (865) - Assault on Violet Hold, Sael'orn
Naglfar Fare (865) - Maw of Souls, Harbaron
Sea Star of the Depthmother (935) - Tomb of Sargeras, Mistress Sassz'ine
Vial of Nightmare Fog (880) - Emerald Nightmare, Dragons of Nightmare
Chrono Shard (865) - The Arcway, Advisor Vandros
Flask of the Solemn Night (865) - Court of Stars, Gerdo
Archive of Faith (935) - Tomb of Sargeras, Fallen Avatar
Mote of Sanctification (865) - Halls of Valor, Hyrja
Faith's Crucible (865) - Return to Karazhan - Maiden of Virtue
Horn of Cenarius (880) - Emerald Nightmare, Cenarius
The Deceiver's Grand Design (935) - Tomb of Sargeras, Kil'jaeden
Bottled Hurricane (865) - Eye of Azshara, Wrath of Azshara
Set Priority: Shoulders>Cloak>Chest>Leggings>Gloves>Helm. This will let you figure out what pieces to use depending on what legendaries you have. I don’t recommend getting rid of 4pc T19 for 2pc T20, I’d wait till you can replace your 4pc T19 with 4pc T20. Both 4pcs are really good and you don’t want to break up either for 2 mediocre 2pcs.
Below you’ll find information on all of the legendary items that are available to Mistweaver Monks in Legion. Any legendary item will be good simply because of its high item level. However, some effects will be more useful in certain situations.
At the start of Legion, you will be able to equip one legendary item at a time. The final Order Hall Advancement talent will allow you to equip an additional legendary item. Blizzard has started they may raise the cap as the expansion goes on, but no specific date has been set. Blizzard has also said legendary items can drop from anywhere in the game (Legion content). They are confirmed to drop from the following sources: dungeon bosses, raid bosses, world bosses, emissary caches, PvP strongboxes, and mythic+ weekly caches. There is currently no way to target a specific legendary drop, the drops are simply based on your selected Loot Specialization.
I’ve done my best to explain the best usage scenarios for each legendary, but I want to stress again that it’s always worth equipping a legendary for the additional stats you’ll gain from the item level, even if the effect doesn’t benefit your current situation.
This Legendary will greatly increase the versatility of Thunder Focus Tea with having potentially large HPS increases or mana savings if you can get the luck of the draw. Great when paired with Rising Thunder.
Great choice to pair with Leggings of The Black Flame. If you find yourself using Thunder Focus Tea on cooldown for more Renewing Mists like I do, then this legendary will do very well. Another legendary that pairs well with Rising Thunder.
Legendary changed in 7.2. Uplifting Trance now increases the healing of Vivify by an additional 20% and causes it to heal one additional target. This will be pretty strong for Mythic+, this will allow Vivify to heal 4 people total.
Changed in patch 7.2. Enveloping Mist’s tick healing to have a 50% chance to spread the healing bonus to a nearby injured ally.
Decent legendary for Mythics or Mythic+. The effect won’t work with your Summon Jade Serpent Statue.
Can be an okay legendary if you are in need of another tank cooldown.
A good legendary for Monks because we do lack good damage reduction abilities. Having an extra 15% effect HP shield is nothing to laugh at. It can help you and your other healers save mana in not needing to heal you.
Unfortunately probably the worst legendary you can have for raiding/PvE. It can be an alright choice for dungeons where you can actually CC mobs, but for almost all boss fights it will be just a stat stick.
Paired with Prydaz, Xavaric’s Magnum Opus this will be one of the best legendaries for a Mistweaver. Being able to pair it with a well timed Revival will give you even more burst raid healing. WIth it having a relatively short CD it can be paired well with Chi Burst for more more burst raid healing as well as helping with the overhealing the Chi Burst inevitably gets.
A Mistweaver legendary that was introduced with 7.1.5. This turns Sheilun’s Gift in to a decent burst raid cooldown when paired with Thunder Focus Tea + Renewing Mist, things can get even better if using Sheilun’s Gift on a target with Enveloping Mist.
Legendary introduced in 7.2.5. The more Essence Fonts you cast the better the legendary is. However, with Essence Font now having a 12 second CD this puts the legendary middle of the road even with being able to get more than one Chi-Ji up at a time.
Legendary introduced in 7.2.5. On paper this sounds like a fun legendary with being able to take two talents in our level 45 row, in practice it isn’t that good. With our Tomb tier bonus reducing the mana cost of Enveloping Mists, being able to take Mist Wrap + Lifecycles doesn’t save you much mana overall.
June 15, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - -Reworded AoE tips, tier, and talents.
June 11, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Reviewed guide for patch 7.2.5. Updated BiS lists, stat weights, legendary items, and talent builds.
April 27, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Drape of Shame spreadsheet.
April 20, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Added the addons page with WeakAura information.
April 02, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Added Tomb of Sargeras gear and new trinket simulations to the stats and gearing page; updated the empowered artifact traits paths.
March 28, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Added Pawn Import Codes for stat weights.
March 27, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Reviewed and updated the guide for patch 7.2, including talent and legendary changes, and empowered artifact paths.
March 27, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Tweaked "Top legendaries" lists.
February 25, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Updated BiS gear list with minor changes to waist, boots, and chest, along with adding legendary items to the list itself, and major updates to the trinket section.
January 20, 2017 (Mistweaver Monk Guide) - Fixed "Breakdown by Boss" counts for BiS list.