Below you'll find details on how each Mistweaver Monk talent functions and what its best use conditions are. Mistweaver talents allow you to customize your setup for any encounter, be it single-target healing, group-healing, or utility. This information is geared towards new and intermediate players, so I've done my best to avoid lots of math or complex theories. Feedback is greatly appreciated! Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the page or tweet @Daemagor.
Use the buttons below to select builds for different situations. Certain encounters or instances may deviate from these suggestions, so don't be afraid to experiment! You can click on any of the talents to scroll to a section with more information on that talent.
Excellent raid healing. Heals for a decent amount at no mana cost, and should be used as often as possible. Default choice for raiding.
Nice for single-target healing if there are multiple adds near the player it's used on. A good choice for dungeons and Mythic+.
Works the same as a Windwalker and the old Chi Wave. Can be good if you need single-target healing or if you are uncomfortable with using Chi Burst. I would still take Chi Burst by default, but this can be a good beginner talent.
If you don’t feel like having an on-demand movement speed ability with Tiger’s Lust, this is a good option. Allows you to travel slightly further than Roll and increases your movement speed.
A strong, on-demand sprint which you can target on yourself or an ally. It also removes roots and snares which can be helpful on some boss encounters.
Allows you to Roll more often for extra mobility.
Allows you to save mana on Enveloping Mist and Vivify if you alternate casting them. Works well with the Mistweaver Legendary Belt (see Legendary Items section) because you cast more Enveloping Mists than you might otherwise.
One of the two talents that is used for the Fistweaving style of healing. If you find yourself able to DPS where very minimal healing is needed, this is a great talent for sustaining and regenerating your mana throughout a fight.
Great talent for Dungeons and Single-target healing because it buffs Enveloping Mist and allows you to move while channeling Soothing Mist.
Can be a good talent for certain Mythic+ affixes such as Necrotic and Raging. I’d recommend using this if your group has a lot of AoE stuns already since this can give your tank more time to kite adds and you don’t need to worry about diminishing returns on stun effects.
This is not the greatest crowd control talent for PvE as the disorient effect will break if the target is damaged.
Will always be the default choice for both dungeons and raids. Having a 5 second stun on a relatively short cooldown is great for keeping adds in one place for your DPS to kill.
Now that Mistweavers have Fortifying Brew again, this can be a strong self heal that will save mana for you and your other healers.
A strong magic damage reduction. Pairs well with Fortifying Brew if you need to soak a large magic damage ability.
This is a cooldown similar to Diffuse Magic but it reduces all damage types instead of just magic.
With the changes in Patch 7.2.5 this talent becomes a viable pick for fights where you are stacked in a group.
Free healing for 45 seconds, great choice for most fights. Better option for fights where the raid is more spread and Refreshing Jade Wind won’t hit many players.
A good option if you are going to be mostly doing Single-target healing or if you are having trouble keeping the tank alive in dungeons.
A great choice if you are having mana problems or plan to use high mana cost abilities such as Essence Font or Refreshing Jade Wind.
This provides good, sustained burst healing by giving your Thunder Focus Tea an extra charge.
This is another talent that pairs well with Spirit of the Crane for the Fistweaving style of healing. You will want to use Thunder Focus Tea as often as possible, and it will be important to quickly assess which spell you need to use for the situation at hand.
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.