Mistweaver PvE Quick Guide


This guide is designed to a one-stop-shop to cover all bases for Mistweaver with just the information you need. For more in-depth, advanced information follow the “Advanced” section in the menu above. Navigate quickly to the section you need using the sidebar on the right.

This guide was updated for Dragonflight 10.0.7. The overhaul of the earlier mentioned advanced guides is in progress. In general this guide will be regularly updated when discussion, theorycrafting, or testing yield new information.


Talent Builds

Mistweavers are surprisingly flexible in builds between raiding and m+.

While raiding itself usually has a default setup that leaves only little room for good alternatives, you still get to change things up for a few specific bosses like The Primal Council.

In m+ you can decide between a lot of talents even in the third section of the Mistweaver tree, only Faeline Stomp and the two nodes right below it are pretty much set in stone.

General information

Mistweaver Tree

  • Overflowing Mists is VERY underwhelming unless you use Enveloping Mist a LOT on your tank. It basically never triggers on any other party member, because it requires a direct physical hit. And no, Melandrus Maelstrom doesn’t trigger it, unfortunately. This is the first point to use if you want to change things in the second section.
  • You can always flex the point(s) I used for Spirit of the Crane or Mana Tea. Taking both talents for mana might seem like overkill, but on Tyrannical weeks some bosses can take a very long time.
  • Gift of the Celestials or Jade Bond comes down to the dungeon you’re running and your confidence how you can handle the different CD timers.
  • Zen Pulse and its follow up talent can be easily accessed, but even if this spell provides good numbers I prefer the value other nodes give me (such as better mana economy)

Build Import:



Personal Preference Changes:

Class Tree

*** As of now, Bounce Back triggers on very few abilities in raids, even on mythic difficulty. We suspect that the damage calculation for the trigger is not correct. Please check in your logs if you even get the buff during the fight you’re currently progressing on.

Mistweaver Tree

  • Mana Tea is a completely optional node in the mid section of the tree, you can move it freely – but usually it is the best contender for this freely available point.
  • Jade Bond (~2:15min celestial only if you use Chi-Ji) can be changed into Gift of the Celestials (1min celestial) if your timers favor it. Jade Bond is the stronger option in general, so it is the default.

This tree tries to amplify your Chi-Ji windows with Shaohao’s Lessons. Try to have 8+ clouds of Sheilun’s Gift and use them just before Chi-Ji. Align your other uses of Sheilun’s Gift either with required spotheal, or find another window to spam Vivify with Shaohao’s Lessons active. This build has higher overall HPS potential than the other one, but the nature of putting more ressources into windows might not result in higher effective healing every time, but just in creating more overheal.

Build Import:



Personal Preference Changes:

Class Tree

Check the other Raid Default Build.

Mistweaver Tree

Check the other Raid Default Build.

This build is recommended if you cannot generate more effective by buffing your Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane window with Shaohao’s Lessons. This build has slightly better downtime healing and can cover raiddamage in intervalls of around ~24-30sec very well thanks to the synergy of Thunder Focus Tea, Essence Font and Upwelling. Faeline Stomp is used as a cheap activator for Ancient Teachings.

You may use the point from Faeline Stomp anywhere else, but then you fall back to using Essence Font very frequently to keep up Ancient Teachings. Your Thunder Focus Tea will now be used for Renewing Mist to get Haste from Secret Infusion. Without Secret Infusion, you will use it on Rising Sun Kick.

Build Import:



This build for m+ is just one variant of many that all serve a slightly different purpose or have a different focus. The class tree is a mix of solid defensives, healing throughput and handy utilities. The Mistweaver tree focuses on a similar playstyle as you experienced in Shadowlands for m+ with the addition of Faeline Stomp.


Personal Preference Changes:

Class Tree

  • Improved Touch of Death gives you better opportunities to use Touch of Death on bosses or very high HP targets, but makes it harder to make proper execute snipes. We also don’t get the 10% increased damage anymore.
  • I’m personally not too fond of Close to Heart in m+, because you need to 3 points total to trigger the 8% increase due to pathing. Also the range is just 10y for the buff, which helps for fights like Hyrja (Halls of Valor) but not on more spread fights.
  • Fortifying Brew was taken here instead of Paralysis. You could try to get the one point for Paralysis from somewhere else, but a defensive spell with 6min CD is an easy trade unless you know you will need it for specific mechanics.
  • if you want Generous Pour, you will need to reallocate 3 points. Fortifying Brew and Disable are your first choice, the 3rd is pretty much a choice between giving up some damage, some defense or some healing throughput.

Mistweaver Tree


Ability Priority

Healing has no defined rotation or priority system. It requires you to understand your spells and how best to use them to keep your group alive. In general, any downtime should be used to DPS, which is also incentivised by a few talents. You’ll find rough guidelines below to deal with healing in different environments.

This guideline expects you to run one of the suggested builds above. The exact priority can always shift a bit!


This guideline expects you to run the suggested default raid build above.



Ability Usage Notes





Dungeon Priority:

Pure Healing: Intellect > Mastery > Haste = Versatility = Critical Strike (Please note that Mastery is primarily for spothealing! If other tools cover your need for that, Mastery will lose value.)
Damage Focus: Intellect > Haste = Versatility = Critical Strike > Mastery

In general, taking higher item level pieces will be the standard course of action. All of the secondaries are either very close in terms of healing output or provide other benefits as faster GCDs or survivability. So the optimizations will be based on your specific group composition, level of ability and dungeon.

Raid Priority:

If Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane with Upwelling: Intellect > Haste > Mastery = Crit > Versatility

If Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane without Upwelling: Intellect > Haste > Crit > Mastery > Versatility

If Invoke Yu’lon, the Jade Serpent: Intellect > Haste >  Crit > Versatility >> Mastery

These stat priorities should give you a rough idea of what gear to go for, but you should use the QE Live tool to compare gear, especially for raiding. The value of each stat will shift a lot based on your talents and playstyle.

One thing to note here, is the greatest impact you can make in your output is improving your play over improving your gear. While higher item level gear will have an impact, proper play will always outpace “perfect” gear optimization. – Abelito75


One Handed vs Two Handed Weapons

It doesn’t matter. Autohits are normalized, Weapon damage is nowhere utilized for us and everything uses Attack Power, which is simply Spellpower x 1.04.



Always use double stat gems. Unless you use Elemental Lariat, take Keen Ysemerald or Crafty Ysemerald. If you use Elemental Lariat, you can mix the type of gems to get the according proccs.

Earth = Mastery

Air = Haste

Fire = Crit

Frost = Vers





You should use QE Live to compare all your gear including trinkets.

Some notable trinkets are:



The concept of “Best-in-slot” lists is mostly obsolete, thanks to the Tertiary stat Leech being very strong, sockets (especially on non-intellect slots like rings) and the Creation Catalyst, which was introduced late in Shadowlands and is supposed to make a return in Dragonflight. Gear should be assessed on a case-by-case basis rather than as a whole, using QE Live.






Each character race is within a small margin of power for throughput. However, it should be noted that the Blood Elf active racial ability, Arcane Torrent, is very useful as both an offensive dispel, as well as a mana recovery tool, especially with its quick cooldown. Its mana adds up over the duration of a fight.



Professions have no bearing on your ability to perform your role. Pick whatever will make your playing time easier and more enjoyable.



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WeakAuras are ways to show things on your screen in a customized and personalized way. The best WeakAuras are the ones that you set up for yourself specific to your style and needs. However, many people have already made ones for themselves to share, so check them out and use them as bases to customize your own.


No WeakAuras are “required” but some are very useful:

For full WA Packs for MW, please check out Wago.io. Some highlighted ones are listed below:


Mouseover Macro Example:

#showtooltip /cast [@mouseover,nodead,help] [] Vivify


Talent Swapping Macro Example (Uses Revival / Restoral):

#showtooltip [known:Revival] Revival; [known:Restoral] Restoral

/cast [known:Revival] Revival; [known:Restoral] Restoral

If you don’t use the english client, you will have to use the spell id for the [known:] conditional, like this:

#showtooltip [known:325197]Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane; [known:322118]Invoke Yu’lon, the Jade Serpent

/cast [known:325197]Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane; [known:322118]Invoke Yu’lon, the Jade Serpent


Zen Pulse Macro

#showtooltip Zen Pulse


/cast [@mouseover, exists] [] Zen Pulse



Stopcasting Macro for Rising Mist


/stopmacro [channeling: Essence Font]

/cast Rising Sun Kick

This macro allows you to cast Rising Sun Kick when you want, GCDs permitting, except when you’re channeling Essence Font.



  • Mar 22, 2023 – Mostly updated for Patch 10.0.7 (Didn’t take me THAT long this time!)
  • Feb 9, 2023 – Mostly updated for Patch 10.0.5 (Yep, took me that long. Thank you Raszageth!)
  • Jan 1, 2023 – New Year, New Me: This Guide was taken over by Mymiro and updated for Dragonflight
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