Mistweaver Monk

Patch 8.2

Written by Chrispotter Last Updated: 29th Aug, 2019

Azerite Traits

Spec Specific Azerite Traits

Azerite Traits rotation changes

With multiple Secret Infusion traits, you can use Thunder Focus Tea on Rising Sun Kick or Enveloping Mist for a big verse/Crit buff before an Essence Font or Revival.

What traits to go for?

Best Raiding Traits

Font of Life - Only the bonus healing stacks, and if you can you should get 3 of these. By far our best trait.

Uplifted Spirits - Only the bonus healing stacks. Good to get at least 1 of these for the Revival cooldown reduction.

Average Raiding Traits

Secret Infusion - Versatile trait that can change the way you use Thunder Focus Tea. Since we mostly want to use our TFT on Renewing Mist or Vivify, you would normally get Mastery or Haste which are our worst stats. However just because they are our worst stats does not mean they are useless.

Misty Peaks - Again another trait that will give us haste, one of our worst stats, and again worst does not mean useless. If only this trait gave crit or vers it would be one of the best traits. As it stands, it’s an average trait.

Treacherous Covenant - Intellect is a strong stat for Mistweaver, however as a healer, you are most valuable when there is heavy raid damage going on, which is when you are likely to lose the buff by dropping below 50%. If you are doing easier content that is not too deadly, this trait is actually one of the best. However for mythic progression raiding I value it as only “average” and should be used with caution due to it giving you increased damage taken at low health.

Bonded Souls - After recently getting nerfed, Bonded Souls went from strong to between average and bad.

Bad Traits

The following traits are ones you should try to not pick for raiding.

Burst of Life - The cooldown effect is nice but not strong enough to make the trait useful. The healing afterwards is far too small to matter in raiding.

Overflowing Mists - Useless, even when the target is taking constant damage this trait will do a pitiful amount of healing.

Azerite Essences

Best Major Essences

Memory of Lucid Dreams - Overall, a strong essence which is useful on all fights as monk can turn mana into throughput.

Conflict and Strife - Gives you the Way of the Crane PvP Talent in PvE content. Very strong on fights where you can be in melee to dps and there is heavy damage to heal approximately every minute.

Life-Binder's Invocation - Gives you an extra button to press as a pseudo raid cooldown. It is a weaker option than the two essences previously mentioned, but if you can't get into melee to dps it's the best major essence when you have a large damage spike that you want to cover with it.

Best Minor Essences

The Ever-Rising Tide - Provides intellect or mana back, providing a nice bonus to throughput via the Intellect and allows you to sustain higher throughput with the mana return. Rank 3 makes it especially strong.

Well of Existence - Turns your overhealing into somewhat useful healing. On higher difficulty content, where raider’s health frequently drops below the threshold, this will most likely be your best HPS minor essence.