Mistweaver Monk Frequently Asked Questions in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 11, 2018 at 10:53 by Dhaubbs 23 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all of the frequently asked questions for a Mistweaver Monk in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

The other pages of our Mistweaver Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Dhaubbs a Mistweaver Monk theorycrafter, and moderator on the Monk Discord Peak of Serenity. He raids in Big Dumb Guild on Illidan-US, where he also produces encounter videos. You can follow him on Twitter, Twitch, and/or YouTube.

1. Frequently Asked Questions

1.1. If I'm Tank Healing, Does That Mean I Don't Raid Heal?

Regardless of what talent build you choose to play, the bread and butter of Mistweaver healing is still Essence Font Icon Essence Font. It is one of our most powerful and efficient spells, and neglecting it will result in a huge loss of throughput.

1.2. Is Fistweaving Viable?

Yes, but it is much more fight-dependent than playing with Upwelling Icon Upwelling. Fistweaving requires good uptime on the boss, and requires that the entire raid take damage pretty regularly. On top of that, it is more difficult to play than Upwelling, making it an even less attractive option for progression raiding. However, if the fight/raid composition allows for it, then Fistweaving is rewarding method of play that can help reduce the threat of the enrage timer by a significant margin.

As for Dungeons, Fistweaving does not work at all. Rising Mist Icon Rising Mist on a per target basis does incredibly small amounts of healing. The only reason it is good in a raid is it is hitting 15-20 people for only 1.5% of your Mana bar. It is a tool for efficiency, which does not matter in dungeons since you can drink between pulls.

1.3. How Much Should I Play Into Lifecycles?

You should not worry too much about following Lifecycles Icon Lifecycles. Of course taking the Mana reduction where you can get it is nice, but you also need to keep in mind the efficiency of the spells in question. Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist has much of its power budget locked into its bonus healing buff. As such, on its own it is easily our least efficient heal. In order to get value out of it, it requires follow-up sources of healing to take advantage of the 30-40% buff it applies.

What this means is that you should avoid simply cycling back and forth between the two spells if you have no intention of getting value out of the bonus healing buff.

2. Changelog

  • 11 Aug. 2018: Added page.
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