Mistweaver Monk

Patch 9.0

Written by Dragnio Last Updated: 5th Dec, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You generally want to prioritise item level. If you are comparing two pieces of similar item level, then you can follow the guidelines below, however:

  • Stat priority can change based on how many stats you have already, for instance having a lot of crit will diminish crit value and having no mastery at all will increase mastery value slightly.
  • Keep in mind the new Diminishing Returns for secondary stats added in Shadowlands to avoid getting the stat penalty (However, not likely during the first tier).

Upwelling Build:

Intellect > Critical Strike >= Versatility >= Haste > Mastery

Rising Mist build:

Intellect > Haste >= Critical Strike >= Versatility > Mastery

Mastery value drops a bit lower compared to Upwelling build since Rising Mist HoT extension or Rising Mist healing itself is not affected by Mastery.

Races

The difference between races is so minimal, that you should play what you like. If I had to pick a race, I would choose:

Horde

On Horde you could play Blood Elf or Pandaren.

Having Arcane Torrent and extra Crit as a Blood Elf, or having extra stats from food as a Pandaren is nice and might be a tiny bit more useful compared to other options. However, as I said, other races are by no means much worse or not viable.

Alliance

On Alliance you could play Night Elf, Pandaren, Dwarf or Mechagnome.

Shadowmeld is a very nice ability to have, especially in Mythic+, and Dwarf and Mechagnome racials are good too.

Enchants

Weapon: Celestial Guidance

Chest: Eternal Bounds

Bracers: Eternal Intellect

Cloak: Fortified Leech

Rings: Tenet of Critical Strike

Gems

Crit Gem: Deadly Jewel Cluster

Currently, it’s worth using 1 BfA Intellect gem, but this might get fixed.

Consumables

Flask: Spectral Flask of Power

Food: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism or Spinefin Souffle and Fries

Oil: Embalmer’s Oil

Potion: Potion of Spiritual Clarity / Potion of Sacrificial Anima (Can be worth during Yu’lon window with 3x Enveloping Mist and 1x Essence Font)