I’m on Holiday and You Can Watch Ko’ragh

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Tomorrow I’m going on a skiing holiday and will only be semi-contactable and semi-active, depending on if internet wants to work or not. It’ll only be for a week and I’ll be back next Monday, just in time for the opening of Blackrock Foundry. So hold tight until then.

I’ve also updated youtube with a new video of me healing the fight against Ko’ragh. I know that I’ve uploaded the videos in completely wrong order, but I like to keep you on your toes. You never know what will happen next. So, sit back and enjoy and I’ll see you next week!

More PTR 6.1 Patch Notes

More 6.1 patch notes have rolled in and this time there is more on the Mistweaver spec. Take a look:

  • Monk
    • Talents
      • Ascension now increases Spirit by 10% instead of increasing maximum mana by 20%.
      • Breath of the Serpent (Mistweaver) healing increased by 50%.
      • Chi Burst damage has been increased by 51%. Also fixed a bug that caused its damage and healing to vary based on specialization.
      • Chi Explosion (Mistweaver) healing while in Serpent Stance is increased by 40%, and is now usable while channeling Soothing Mist.
      • Chi Torpedo damage has increased by 150% and healing has increased by 42%.
      • Ring of Peace now incapacitates all enemies for 5 seconds (up from 3 seconds).
      • Zen Sphere has been improved. Its detonation damage has increased by 97%, detonation healing has increased by 70%, but periodic healing has been reduced by 39%. Also fixed a bug that caused its damage and healing to vary based on specialization.

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There are a lot of buffs in there. When I first saw it I needed a second to calm down. Okay, let’s go through them.

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6.1 Mana Tea Sneak Peek

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The Public Test Realm for 6.1 is live and the 6.1 patch notes start to roll in. There are a lot of new and fun updates for the Garrison that is a huge improve to quality of life. But what I’m going to focus in this post is of course the Mistweaver section. And err, it’s not that much at this moment, but there is one change that is very significant. I’m talking about the change to Mana Tea.

In the live version of Mana Tea, we get 4% of our mana back per stack. In the 6.1 version, it is changed to “4 times the Mistweaver’s passive and unbuffed spirit rating”. In other words, take all your spirit and multiply it with 4 and the result is how much mana you refund with 1 stack of Mana Tea. If the 6.1 version of Mana Tea was live we would need;

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Introducing my WeakAura Library

Jade Library

After a lot of work I’m finally done with my WeakAura Library! Here you can find export strings to many WeakAuras for Mistweavers. There are Mistweaver cooldowns, general Monk cooldowns and some indicators. Take a look at it here:

WeakAura Library

And yes, the very sought-after Mana and Chi indicator can be found there.

Instructions
Copy the export string, then go into WoW. Use the /wa commando to bring the Weakaura menu up then click on Import and paste the export string.

If you want to move the weakaura (which you likely want to do), select the weakaura you want to move by clicking on the group in the menu (not the specific auras within the group). Then the weakaura will pop up on your screen. You can move the aura by clicking and dragging on the anchor at the centre of the aura. Place the aura where you want it to be. If you want to have a more precise location on the aura, click on the aura in the menu then go to “Group”. At the bottom you can find X-offset and Y-offset coordinates where you can specify where you want the aura more exactly.

If you want to change size or color you have to open up the weakaura group (there’s a small plus sign to extend the group). You have to change each aura individually, so click on the aura then “Display”. There you can play around with the looks of the aura.

Hope you guys like it!

Tea is Almighty and I do things

Healing Elixir (Talent)I’m currently drinking Masala Chai tea, and I thought I’d give you an update on the things I do at the moment!

To start off in-game, my guild has finally started progressing on Mythic bosses (Kargath doesn’t count, he’s barely a mythic boss worth the name). We’ve started off at Twin Ogron, and it is a really fun and sadistic fight. The progress was quick and once we’ve assembled our core team, they’ll be downed very quickly. Our third progression boss will be Brackenspore, and as far as I can tell that’s a clusterf*ck of epic proportions. My kind of fun, in other words! There is nothing more challenging than having to heal like a maniac, while dodging and executing mechanics till perfection.

The fun part about Mythic compared to Heroic, is that the content is so challenging that you have to progress your own gameplay to maximize throughput and utility. There’s no one telling you how to do it, it is up to you to figure out the best tactics. While the raid progress the content, you will also progress your own gameplay in parallel. Where is the best time to use these spells and these cooldowns, how shall I time it for best execution etc. I like having to think about things like these.

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My PvP Adventure

The past weeks I have had a try at PvPing as a Mistweaver. It has been an adventure and I have lots to tell. But first I want to give you some background: I have always been a bad pvper. Or at least the few times I have tried it. My first time was back in vanilla, when I played as a Rogue. Though I wasn’t good, I had fun at least. But mind you, this was the time when some people said that Rogues should have spirit on their gear so they could regen faster when stealthed. Different times, different times.

My second attempt at PvP was back in Cataclysm. I progressed PvE as a Protection Paladin, then tried my hand at PvP as a Retribution Paladin. Experienced PvPers from the time know that Paladins weren’t great, and I agree. Retradins only hurt when they popped their cooldowns, and everyone knew that. So once I popped my cooldowns, I was either purged or stunned till no tomorrow. My attempts at arena were dismal, and a little worse than that.

After my failed attempts as Retri, my only experience of PvP have been World PvP, which often isn’t fun for the PvE player since we have zero gear in that department. Timeless Isle was notorious, and often PvE players couldn’t even be there because they got one-shotted by arena-geared players. That was the time when I seriously thought about transferring to a PvE realm. But it would have meant leaving my guild and all my friends, so I rejected the idea.

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Transmog Guide Updated

T17 MythicSo I’ve finally updated my Transmogrification page and even renamed it to Transmog guide. It has been long overdue for a makeover for that page, and now I finally extended and updated it for Warlords of Draenor. What I’ve added is Monk sets, the Customized sets are the same from before, and I’ve also added all kinds of weapons and weapon enchants (both Draenor enchants and Illusions). Here are the links:

Transmog Guide
Monk Sets
Customized Sets
Weapons
Weapon Enchants

I’m drinking Chai tea and ponder the future of transmog. Not only have Blizzard been thinking about redoing the transmog system to be easier (menus instead of Void Storage, as I’ve understood it), but I also read that they’re going in a different direction on the Tier 18 sets’ looks:

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Imperator Mar’gok Guide is up!

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And the last part of my Highmaul guides is finally up! The Imperator is the final boss of Highmaul and it is a long fight that can be pretty complex. The guide is quite long, but there is a summary at the end if you’re only interested to read the short version of it.

Imperator Mar’gok Guide

Now good luck and have fun with the encounter!