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Mistweaver PvE: Gear

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This section of the guide is devoted to noteworthy gear from any relevant content, as well as recommended gear for Antorus, the Burning Throne. This includes armor and relics, but not trinkets. Trinkets are in their own post later in the guide.

Antorus, the Burning Throne

RELICS

Frost relic –  Frigid Gloomstone

Life relic –  Root of the Lifebinder

Storm relic –  Conch of the Thunderer

TIER PRIORTY

The following list is a ranking of the power of stats on tier gear compared to off-pieces. The top four are the best itemized pieces while retaining the tier bonus:

RECOMMENDED GEARING

With Best in Slot lists being outdated thanks to all the RNG in the loot system, the following list are the best itemized pieces for Mistweavers in Antorus, ignoring any RNG.

LEGENDARIES

Velen’s Future Sight is still almost mandatory for raiding as the effect plus raw stats are so strong. But with the addition of a perfectly itemised neck for Mistweavers in Antorus in the form of Vulcanarcore Pendant, Prydaz, Xavaric’s Magnum Opus is not as strong as it once was. If you get this neck at a good item level, then it will outperform Prydaz, Xavaric’s Magnum Opus in most cases (exceptions being when the shield effect makes a big difference in a progression fight). In this case, Doorway to Nowhere becomes your go-to second legendary.

You might also find use for Leggings of The Black Flame and Ei’thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas on specific fights.

You can read more about the reasons behind these gearing choices on Garg’s article ‘ Mistweavers in Antorus, the Burning Throne’.

Mistweavers in Antorus, the Burning Throne

 

Tomb of Sargeras
RELICS
TIER PRIORITY

The following list is a ranking of the power of stats on tier gear compared to off-pieces. The top four are the best itemized pieces while retaining the tier bonus:

  1. Xuen’s Shoulderguards
  2. Xuen’s Cloak
  3. Xuen’s Tunic
  4. Xuen’s Legguards
  5. Xuen’s Gauntlets
  6. Xuen’s Helm

Together, the Two and Four piece bonuses are worth about 52 iLvLs.

RECOMMENDED GEARING

With Best in Slot lists being outdated thanks to all the RNG in the loot system, the following list are the best itemized pieces for Mistweavers in Tomb, ignoring any RNG.

 

The Nighthold
RELICS

With the tier 19 bonuses, more emphasis is placed on Vivify, giving it more priority for relics.

TIER PRIORITY

This list refers to the power of each piece of tier gear overall. If you must replace one for a legendary item (or Drape of Shame before 7.2), follow this.

  1. Hood of Enveloped Dissonance
  2. Gloves of Enveloped Dissonance
  3. Pauldrons of Enveloped Dissonance
  4. Leggings of Enveloped Dissonance
  5. Tunic of Enveloped Dissonance
  6. Cloak of Enveloped Dissonance

The Two Piece bonus is worth 13 ilvls between all pieces you swap in, and the combination between 2 piece and 4 piece is a 52 ilvl difference.

RECOMMENDED GEAR

With Best in Slot lists outdated due to the Warforged system, as well as tertiary stats and sockets being RNG factors into gear, the list below would be the best gear available to us in Nighthold, if there were no RNG elements applied.

 

Drape of Shame

Since it was introduced in 7.1, Return to Karazhan has had the best healer cloak in the game, Drape of Shame, increasing any healing spells that critically hit for an extra 10%. This lead to the baseline version of the cloak being better than most Mythic Nighthold capes. However, with 7.2’s launch, the equip effect of Drape of Shame has been cut in half, leading to more options while gearing up.

In 7.2, with the release of M+ Lower Karazhan, the effect of Drape of Shame will come into question. In that case, use Miimi and Josh’s Drape Comparison spreadsheet with stat weights from Garg’s Teachings of the Red Crane spreadsheet to compare Drape of Shame with another cloak.