Mistweaver Monk Overview
Welcome to the Mistweaver Monk Guide, updated for World of Warcraft Legion Patch 7.1.5! This guide is written by
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Patch 7.1.5 Changes
Mistweavers aren't changing too drastically in 7.1.5, with most of the changes being talent changes.
healing increased to 220% per enemy hit, but the enemy counter for its healing is capped at 6 enemies around the target.
healing increased to 420%.
has been reworked. Whenever you use this spell, a targeting circle pops up, allowing you to place the spell. Enemies within this spell are flung out, and no enemy can enter the
while it lasts.
cooldown reduced to 15 seconds.
cooldown reduced to 1.5 minutes.
has been reworked. It is now a flat 20% damage reduction, scaling up to a 50% damage reduction based on incoming damage, but lasts for 10 seconds.
Core Spell Changes
has its baseline damage increased to 140% overall. However, the
passive had its boost to
reduced, resulting in an overall nerf for Mistweavers.
mana cost reduced to 2% mana.
increased to 13% spellpower per Mastery Point. Check out the
Mistweaver Gear Guide
for a more in-depth breakdown of this mastery change.
Changes to Existing Legendaries
changed to always give a shield equal to 25% of your maximum health every 30 seconds, as well as a huge amount of secondary stats.
changed to give more Haste on successful loss of controls effects, as well as successful dispells and interrupts, as well as gaining a lot more secondary stats.
changed to increase your HoT effects on the target hit by the target you hit with your
by 5 seconds, turning
into a valuable part of our tank healing toolkit.
causes 15% of the healing from
to be replicated onto whoever has a
on them. This includes any healing boost that affected
, such as
is an on use trinket that increases healing by 15%, as well as transferring 50% any overhealing (healing done on people already at full health) to 3 nearby allies who do need healing done to them still.
Role of a Mistweaver in Raids
Healers generally have niche roles that they tend to fill. Mistweavers fill a sort of jack-of-all trades position, where they can either comfortably heal the tanks with
and its subsequent
channel, or heal the raid through
Mistweavers have a versatile toolkit. You will have appropriate answers to most healing situations without needing talents to back you up, and it will be up to you to make the correct decision. This guide will not tell you exactly how to react in each and every situation, but it will provide you with the information you need to make those decisions yourself.
What makes Mistweaver Special
Legion Healing Overview
Mistweaver are masters of the art of healing mists. Using their restorative powers to aid their allies.
Mistweaver Monks use mana as their resource. Using mana, they are able to use abilities such as
Monks have fantastic mobility. Just to name a few mobility abilities they have are
Mistweaver Monks have a few strong healing cooldowns.
is a raid wide healing cooldown and
is a strong single target defensive.
Mistweaver Monks artifact weapon is the staff
Monks have a unique mount named
. You float on a cloud.
Mistweaver monks are very versatile healers. Depending on talent choices they can be good at AoE healing or really good single target healing. Mistweavers can also deal a bit of damage through fistweaving.
Every race except for Goblin and Worgen can play a Monk.
Monks can use Fist Weapons, 1H Axes, 1H Maces, 1H Swords, Polearms, and Staves.
Iconic Mistweaver Monk abilities:
: Effuse, Renewing Mist, Enveloping Mist, and Vivify also cause a gust of healing mists, instantly healing the primary target for a % of your Spellpower, scaling with how much Mastery rating you have on your gear.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
is a special Monk-only area reachable via
. This area has Monk trainers and many lore-flavored NPCs, as well as quests that teach you the importance of various abilities.
Monks have many vanity glyphs:
makes the Monk bow after Touch of Death,
changes the color of Rising Tiger Kick, and
changes the color of Crackling Jade Lightning.
They can equip the legendary weapons
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