New Build and Crane Changes

Before Battle.net took a sour turn last night, there was a new build for the Legion Beta deployed. Only small changes were made, but rather significant ones, particularly regarding the new Fistweaving incarnation for Mistweavers. The final trait of the Sheilun artifact was also notably buffed. Oh, and I have Beta access finally!

Mistweaver Changes

  • Teachings of the Monastery now causes your next Blackout Kick to strike an additional time, stacking up to 3 times. Previously, increased damage on Blackout Kick and Rising Sun Kick by 30%.
  • Teachings of the Monastery now allows Blackout Kick to have a 15% chance to reset the cooldown of Rising Sun Kick, down from 30%.
  • Spirit of the Crane now restore 0.65% mana for every additional Blackout Kick. Previously restored 1% mana for every Blackout Kick or Rising Sun Kick.
  • Mistweaving now increases healing done by 5%-15%, up from 0.5%-10% (depending on rank).

Now what does this mean for the fistweaving rotation? As I have Beta access now, I’ve been able to make a short video of how the new rotation looks like. Have a look!

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Patreon Preview – Art of the Storm

It’s this time of the month again, hurray! The Patreon rewards are coming along nicely, so I want to give you guys a sneak peek of all the goodies that are about to come this month for my patrons. It’s still a work-in-progress, but I’m almost there guys!

For those who are not familiar with Patreon: it’s a small subscription service for people to support their favourite creators. Every month, patrons donate an amount of their own choosing, and get some nice rewards in return depending on the size of the donation. I reward my patrons with some tutorials and interface art. Here’s a summary of the rewards:

Recap of my Patreon tiers:

Tier 1 “Tea Leaf Novice” – Patreon Activity Feed
Tier 2 “Tea Plant Apprentice” – Patreon Activity Feed + Texture Package
Tier 3 “Tea Cup Initiate” – Patreon Activity Feed + Texture Package + Tutorial Package
Tier 4 “Tea Pot Adept” – Patreon Activity Feed + Texture Package + Tutorial Package + Border Package
Tier 5 “Tea Festivity Master” – Patreon Activity Feed + Texture Package + Tutorial Package + Border Package + Themed Art Package

So the rewards below are June’s reward and will be sent out to my patrons between July 1-7 (if pledging a donation before June 30).

Preview: Texture Package

Preview - Texture Package

Textures are simple art files that can be implemented with SharedMedia and add a nice color palette to your unit frames / status bars / cast bars etc. Or it can be used as a texture for WeakAuras! I recommend color tinting some of them in-game as well, but only a little.

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New Beta Build and Tuning!

A new beta build for Legion is live! Mistweavers has spun around in the tuning-tumbler and we’ve come out on the other side with a few buffs and a few nerfs. We are also getting closer to the pre-patch; I know I can feel the heat at least. Here are a few tips for your to-do list!  

There are a few things you should do before the pre-patch hit live servers, namely: finish the legendary questline if you’re still on it, get more gold out of your garrison because those missions will be gone, and acquire Challenge Mode gold for Draenor. Not only will you get transmog, but also those nifty portals to the dungeon entrances. I still use mine to Pandaria on occasion!

When the pre-patch hits live servers we will get to enjoy seeing a million Demon Hunters flying around (for those who pre-purchased), everyone will go transmog-crazy and do every legacy raid instance known to human-kind, there will be a minor breakdown from everyone who play a class that has gone through major changes, and then a bigger breakdown for those who believe that the broken damage and healing will remain the same for level 110 as well, and it’ll generally be a derailed, crazy party until Legion launches at August 30th.

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PTR and Mistweaver Crash Course

The PTR for the Legion pre-patch is up and running! Everyone can try the new Mistweaver Monk and check out all the new features. I recommend you to do it! Are you confused about all the new abilities and changes? Don’t worry, I have you covered.

This is actually a small project I started months ago, though I thought I wouldn’t finish it for quite a while. But this morning I jumped into the PTR and felt “crap, I really need to finish this guide”. So I’ve been working all day to finish it for you guys.

It’s a small introduction to Mistweaver Monks in Legion, tuned for patch 7.0 currently. Changes may occur between now and launch, so keep that in mind. I share it now so that new and old players can easily be introduced to the Legion version of Mistweaver Monks as soon as possible.

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Legion Fashion for Monks

The pre-patch for Legion is closing in rapidly (end of July somewhere is my personal guess, but who knows?) and with it comes the new transmog system. The look of each gear piece will be account-wide and you can finally, FINALLY, clean out your overloaded bags and keep more practical things instead. Like pet tokens. No? Either way, Legion will definitely be an expansion for transmog, and to start off; here’s a post dedicated to the new Monk looks in Legion!

Do note that these looks might not be final and that might see some color changes before the launch (as it happened in Warlords). Also, I’ve added Sheilun with the looks but the animation effects of Sheliun are not rendered on these images; they will look much cooler in-game! That goes especially for the Essence of Calm version of Sheilun.

Oh and Tier 19 now includes a cape as a 6th tier piece (though there’s still only 4-set bonuses). I only included it in the first image to give you a hint of how it looks with and without.

Tier 19 – Vestments of Enveloped Dissonance

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Patreon May Complete – Dreamcatcher

Patreon’s rewards for May are complete and distributed to all my patrons that supported me this May – much love, you guys! To help you get started with your UI fiddling, here’s a list of addon profiles and weakauras I personally use for this art. But as always, I recommend to customize and personalize it to your own style. Have fun!

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Art in action – UI inspirational image!

Promo - Themed Art Package2 So, this month’s UI had a few remakes before I settled for this look. Firstly, it was initially meant to be completely white, but as I went along I realized I needed a darker side to the theme as well to balance it out. So I added ‘nightmare’ elements to the Dream UI, and here how it ended up. The art has a bit of a duality to it because of this; feel free to go more to the dream side of it or the nightmare side.

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New Beta Build Ahoy!

A new beta build has deployed, and this time with some minor changes even for Mistweavers! Also, the music for Legion has arrived and it’s sounding distincly elven. It really seems like the next expansion will be an expansion of elves, no arguing.

Mistweaver Changes

  • Mistwrap now increases the healing bonus of Enveloping Mist by 10%, down from 20% (build21796)
  • Spirit of the Crane now causes your next Blackout Kick or Rising Sun Kick restore 1% mana, up from 0.75% (build21796)
  • Renewing Mist now heals for 750% of Spell power, up from 650%.
  • Soothing Mist now heals for 55% of Spell power per tick, up from 50%.
  • Mistwalk and Zen Pulse have had minor tooltip corrections.

Legion Music & Log in Screen

Wowhead’s Playlist of Legion Music

The music does sound amazingly cool, if I do say so myself. I love that we’re moving away from the drums and the horde-orc-ish kind of aesthetics. Enough with the spikes, bring the mysterious dark and elven!

Meanwhile, I’m still stuck in Overwatch swamp. Someone, help.