Mistweaver Monk Healing Starter Guide - Shadowlands 9.0.5
Welcome to our Mistweaver Monk starter guide, which covers everything you need to start playing a new character in Shadowlands. While our other guide pages go into more individual detail, this simple starter guide covers all the basics in one place, whether you're a new Mistweaver Monk, a returning player to Shadowlands, hardcore, or casual alike, it's the best place to get a beginners overview on the class. Included are basic talent builds, simplified rotations, stats, legendary recommendations, and more to get you started as quickly as possible.
Please keep in mind that this page is meant to get players started quickly as an introduction, and does not contain much in the way of detailed explanations, mechanics, competitive options, gearing, simulation comparisons, or nuance. For more in-depth information, including all those optimizations and more, check out the complete Mistweaver Monk Guide pages linked in the navigation on the left-hand side of the page, and if you're leveling up in Shadowlands, you can take a look at our
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About the Author
This guide was written by
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discord server and Mistweaver lead for the Monk class site
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, which is a tool you can use to evaluate your logs automatically. It all provides stat weights you can leverage for gearing purposes. You can also jump into his
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Best Mistweaver Monk Covenant
As a quick recap, we've created the table below to highlight the notable differences between covenants. Each covenant performs well in the different types of content, so you can choose the one that you feel fits your character best.
Best Raid Covenants
Best Mythic+ Covenants
Best Mistweaver Monk Covenant
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Best Mistweaver Monk Legendaries
For Legendaries, Mistweaver Monks have 3 potential options in terms of choices. The choice depends primarily on your playstyle choice.
for Fistweaving. Essentially playing in melee and converting some damage into healing.
for Mistweaving. Playing a more casting focused playstyle.
if you want to not only Fistweave, but may also play offspec WW.
In terms of order, I would reccomend you pick one and push that to Rank 4 first, before you continue to craft different legendaries. Take a look at our
to learn more about the legendaries available to Mistweaver Monks, or our
to find all the materials you need to craft them.
Mistweaver Monk Legendaries Guide
Best Mistweaver Monk Talents
Mistweaver Monks have two primary playstyles. In terms of Fistweaver or Mistweaver, either or provide similar healing output. If you are just starting out, I reccomend learning the Mistweaving playstyle, which is highlighted below. This talent build is primarily focused on a more healing caster style for players getting started with end game activities, but our
Mistweaver Monk Talent Guide
goes into more detail for each talent, as well as providing specific builds for questing, Mythic+, and Raids.
Mistweaver Monk Talents Guide
Mistweaver Monk Stat Priority
Consitent with previous expansions, you will want to equip your highest item level items available. Intellect is extremely strong early in this expansion, so to simple your choices, equip your highest item level available in each of your slots. You can find out more about how stats work, including sample stat weights and scaling plots in the
, or get an overview of the best-in-slot gear to look for from dungeons and raids in the
Mistweaver Monk Gear Guide
Intellect > Haste = Mastery = Crit = Versatility
: Increases your Spell Power, and with it, the healing done by your spells.
: You have a percent chance for your healing or damage abilities to land for twice their value.
: Your casts, channeled spells, and Global Cooldown are faster. As an added bonus,
, and the HoT effect from
will heal for more with additional ticks of healing, increasing their mana effectiveness.
: Your targeted spells also heal the target with a
. Mastery rating increases the Spell power coefficient of this heal, which is what Intellect uses to heal.
: A baseline, passive healing and damage increase, as well as reducing damage at half the labeled percent of the damage and healing increase (e.g. 5% healing/damage increase is a 2.5% damage reduction).
Mistweaver Monk Stats Guide
Mistweaver Monk Enchants and Consumables
: Increase stamina and leech -
附魔披风 - 强化吸血
: Increased Stats -
附魔胸甲 - 永恒属性
: Increases Intellect -
附魔护腕 - 永恒智力
: Gathering Speed -
附魔手套 - 暗影界采集
if you have a gathering profession
: Reduced fall damage -
附魔靴子 - 灵魂之步
: Increases Versatility -
附魔戒指 - 全能之义
附魔戒指 - 全能之约
: Main Stat Increase -
附魔武器 - 天界指引
Mistweaver Monk Enchants Guide
Best Mistweaver Monk Rotation
This is a typical Mistweaver Monk Healing rotation, using the talents recommended above. More optimized rotations and notes on on cooldown use can be found in the
Mistweaver Monk Rotation Guide
to top off any individual damage
to buff your other healing spells above
on cooldown, ensuring you are facing the group as you cast
On group damage, use
and follow up with single target healing from
On slow rot damage,
can be used to top the group
On heavy individual damage, use
in conjuction with
If you need to heal a large amount of damage, use
before hand to lower your mana costs
available to save someone from death
as often as possible for additional healing
If a group is taking heavy damage, use
Mistweaver Monk Rotation Guide
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