Mistweaver Monk

Patch 8.3

Written by Konah Last Updated: 18th Jan, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on PTR/early data

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

Recommended Talents

Recommended Raiding Build

Recommended Mythic+ Build

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Mist WrapPassive
Chi WaveInstant
Chi Burst1 sec cast

Mist Wrap - Situational talent, good for when you will be casting a lot of Enveloping Mist.

Chi Wave - Basically never pick.

Chi Burst - Default talent, it's a 0 mana cost group heal and AoE damage spell, can also be good for M+ if Mist Wrap is not needed.

Tier 2 (30)

CelerityPassive
Chi TorpedoInstant
Tiger's LustInstant

Celerity - Adds another charge of Roll and reduces its cool down. Nothing wrong with it but prefer others.

Chi Torpedo - Makes you Roll very far and gives you a nice speed buff after rolling that stacks. Default choice for me.

Tiger’s Lust - Allows you to give speed and clear roots and snares on an ally. Can be very powerful in some dungeons / raid bosses particularly for its root clearing effect.

Tier 3 (45)

LifecyclesPassive
Spirit of the CranePassive
Mana TeaInstant

Lifecycles - Not very useful as it requires more Enveloping Mist casts to get good value then you would normally use. Okay in M+ because its passive and saves you a global over Mana Tea.

Spirit of the Crane - Very bad talent overall. Requires an immense amount of fistweaving to get better value than Mana Tea. Needs a raid fight where you dump all your mana, and then get 2-3 minutes of downtime to punch back your mana, basically never happens.

Mana Tea - The default talent for raiding, you want to fit as many expensive casts into this buff window as you can, primarily an Essence Font cast.

Tier 4 (60)

Tiger Tail SweepPassive
Song of Chi-Ji1.8 sec cast
Ring of PeaceInstant

Tiger Tail Sweep - Okay passive talent that improves your Leg Sweep, this can be a decent talent if there is no need for Ring of Peace.

Song of Chi-Ji - Very situational AoE CC talent, doesn't see much use in PvE at all.

Ring of Peace - This talent should be your default pick as it provides amazing utility in m+ and raid content.

Tier 5 (75)

Healing ElixirInstant
Diffuse MagicInstant
Dampen HarmInstant

Healing Elixir - A nice self heal button on a relatively short cooldown with 2 charges. Usually inferior to Diffuse Magic and Dampen Harm though.

Diffuse Magic - A 90 second cooldown 60% magic damage reduction is a very nice tool. The default choice for raiding that can save you in a lot of situations.

Dampen Harm - The replacement for Diffuse Magic when there is no magic damage. Dampen Harm works on both magical and physical damage, reducing damage taken by anywhere from 20% to 50% depending on how hard the ability hit you.

Tier 6 (90)

Summon Jade Serpent StatueInstant
Refreshing Jade WindInstant
Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red CraneInstant

Summon Jade Serpent Statue - The default talent for M+ and see’s a lot of use in raiding also. Can be set on a tank or target taking heavy damage and can be seen as a strong HoT. It will continue to channel on the target when they move out of range for a short time and will continue through line of sight too.

Refreshing Jade Wind - The option for when you need stacked up AoE healing and you don’t need Jade Serpent Statue for tank healing or other single target consistent healing. Refreshing Jade Wind will be one of your top healing spells on stacked fights, but it does cost a lot of globals to keep up that could have been used on Vivify.

Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane - Gives you some extra healing for 25 seconds on a 3 minute cooldown. Basically never taken. Giving up Jade Serpent Statue or Refreshing Jade Wind for this weak 3 minute cooldown is not something we want to do unless there is a very niche situation.

Tier 7 (100)

Focused ThunderPassive
UpwellingPassive
Rising MistPassive

Focused Thunder - Gives you an extra charge of Thunder Focus Tea. Note that the 2nd charge will not proc a 2nd Secret Infusion effect. Decent choice for M+ but can’t compete for raiding.

Upwelling - Greatly empowers your Essence Font. Allows you to “bank” extra essence font time while the spell is ready, up to 3 extra seconds on the cast. The secondary effect of the talent adds 4 seconds onto the Heal over Time left behind by Essence Font, which is also insanely powerful as it gives you more time to take advantage of the double mastery effect.

This talent is likely to be inferior to Rising Mist for experienced mistweavers, however if you are new to the spec I would suggest that you begin with using Upwelling, until you’re comfortable playing Rising Mist in harder content.

Rising Mist - With the recent buffs, Rising Mist is looking both strong and enjoyable to use. It should be your default pick for almost everything, unless you’re unable to stay in melee for extended periods of time.