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Mistweaver Monk Healing Easy Mode

Last updated on Nov 08, 2017 at 08:03 by Vlad 164 comments

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This page is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialisation without being overwhelmed by the numerous subtleties and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

1. The Basics of Mistweaver Monks

Mistweaver Monks are versatile healers that can cover both the single target and AoE healing roles (although for reasons of Mana cost, they struggle to fill both of these roles at the same time). Mistweavers are peculiar in that they can heal can also heal by dealing damage (fistweaving), this page only focuses on the traditional healing style, as fistweaving is more advanced (and we do not feel that the added complexity warrants the effort for new players).

2. Talent Choice for Mistweaver Monks

3. Stat Choice for Mistweaver Monks

Currently, you will want to prioritise secondary stats as follows:

  1. Critical Strike;
  2. Versatility;
  3. Haste;
  4. Mastery.

4. Basic Playstyle for Mistweaver Monks

4.1. Single Target Healing

The list below goes over the tasks you should perform when healing a single target (such as a tank). This is not a priority list, and you will have to adapt your spell usage to the situation.

  • Always be channeling Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist, if the damage you are faced with is low enough.
  • Use Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist on cooldown, and maintain maximum Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist uptime on the target you are healing (most likely the tank).
  • Use Effuse Icon Effuse as needed to supplement your healing.
    • In case of high damage, use Vivify Icon Vivify instead of Effuse (this also heals 2 nearby targets, and costs more Mana).
  •  Icon Sheilun's Gift (the artifact ability) is a good way to spot-heal targets and conserve Mana, and you should use it often.

4.2. Raid Healing

If you are healing raid damage, you will tailor your use of spells depending mostly on how many targets are taking damage (and not so much depending on how much damage there is).

To begin with, you should use Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist on cooldown.

If there are 3-4+ raid members taking damage, you should use Vivify Icon Vivify (make use of all the Uplifting Trance Icon Uplifting Trance procs you get).

When 6+ raid members are taking damage, you should use Essence Font Icon Essence Font (as often as the amount of damage requires, but keep in mind its high Mana cost) and Refreshing Jade Wind Icon Refreshing Jade Wind (on cooldown).

Use Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst on cooldown provided that you can hit 6+ damaged allies with it.

 Icon Sheilun's Gift should be used often, as it works well as a filler spell.

5. Mistweaver Monk Cooldown Usage

As a Mistweaver Monk, you have a number of cooldowns in your arsenal, which you must use in tandem with your regular rotation.

  • Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea should be used as many times as possible during the encounter. You should normally use this spell either with Vivify Icon Vivify to save Mana or with Essence Font Icon Essence Font for burst healing.
  • Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon should be used on the tank or another target who is about to sustain a large amount of damage. You should time this in such a way that its effect coincides with dangerous encounter abilities.
  • Revival Icon Revival is a raid-wide heal, and it could be considered a raid cooldown, in which case your raid leader may ask you to use it at a specific time. Otherwise, just use it when the raid is dangerously low, or when you want to dispel the entire raid.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Suplift, a long-time Mistweaver Monk theorycrafter who raids in Ego (the guild that resulted from the merger of Lotion and Entropy). You can follow him on Twitter: @suplift.

6. ChangeLog

  • 08 Nov. 2017: Made a small tweak to the stat priority to put it in line with the stat priority on the dedicated page, and clarified tier 3 talent choice.
  • 20 Sep. 2017: Fixed a typo.
  • 16 Sep. 2017: Further clarified Soothing Mist/Mist Wrap.
  • 11 Sep. 2017: Added a small clarification regarding how Mist Wrap allows you to move while channeling Soothing Mist.
  • 13 Jun. 2017: Updated the page to reflect changes made to other parts of the guide.
  • 25 Jan. 2017: Added easy mode page.
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