Welcome to the Mistweaver monk guide written by Cutencuddly, an ex-raider in Method. I spent the entire Shadowlands expansion in Method helping with the rebuild. I played Balance Druid / Resto Druid / Shaman in the first tier (whilst also maintaining the Mistweaver), then focusing more on Mistweaver / Resto Druid in Sanctum of Domination and then playing Resto Shaman / Mistweaver / Priest in Sepulcher.
Mistweaver Monk is something even when it's not my main character, I try to maintain and keep up with as much as possible and it is my favourite and most played spec.
What has changed
Mistweaver had quite a few changes heading into the Dragonflight expansion, and in general are looking really strong in almost all content you have access to.
With changes to Refreshing Jade Wind, nerfing its cooldown to be 45 seconds, and being able to make Vivify instant, whilst also having more access to spreading our HoT effect (Renewing Mist), we are much more reliant on maintaining and spreading HoT’s to set up for big Vivify cleaves.
Other note worthy changes are the fact Invoke Yu’lon, the Jade Serpent, now causes our Enveloping Mists to cost 33% less mana whilst active. There are a few other nice perks we have access to this expansion and I will dive deeper into them further down in the class/talent trees.