First Week of a New Mistweaving World

With the risk of breaking out into song about “A whole new Woooooooorld” after the latest week of the new Mistweaver, I thought it was tea time! In other words, pour yourself a large cup of tea and let’s have a talk about everything new in the World of Warcraft… Who am I kidding, I’m just going to talk about Mistweavers – hold the door!

After having tried both the more traditional Lifecycles build and the new fistweaving build as a raiding Mistweaver, my first thought that struck me was how much freedom I suddenly got. Freedom from having my spells locked by Chi, freedom from the statue, freedom from stances. I had never really considered these as limitations until I just realized that I could pretty much cast any spell I wanted, at any time and any place now instead. “There’s so much room for activites!”

I have had so much fun trying both the builds – though I have a certain love for the new fistweaving build. It is very fast-paced and demands quite a deal from the Mistweaver. But if you get it just right, you are rewarded by doing BOTH great damage and healing. Isn’t that the best of both worlds?

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Patreon Preview – Art of the Royal UI

It’s been a busy, busy month – but in the middle of pre-patch hype and guide-writing chaos, I’ve managed to create a rather beautiful set of interface art (if I do say so myself). The art which will be rewarded for those who supported my Patreon in July month will be sent out between 1-7 of August. Here is a preview!

For those who are new to Patreon: it’s a small subscription service to support your favourite creators. I reward my patrons with packages of NEW art every month. There are different tiers of reward depending on donation size, with the themed art set at the highest tier.

Tier 1 “Tea Leaf Novice” – Patreon Activity Feed (+Creativity Package, reward in testing)
Tier 2 “Tea Plant Apprentice” – The above + Texture Package
Tier 3 “Tea Cup Initiate” – The above + Tutorial Package
Tier 4 “Tea Pot Adept” – The above + Border Package
Tier 5 “Tea Festivity Master” – The above + Themed Art Package

Preview: Royal Themed Art Package

Promo - Themed Art Package

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Mistweaver Guide updated for Patch 7.0

The pre-patch is here! Okay, it’s here for America. Europe has to wait until tomorrow until its launch, but that only means I have an extra day to update my blog. The blog will be renovated for patch 7.0 and Legion the upcoming days, and I’ve already finished the Basic Mistweaving Guide and Talents. Still so many things to do and so little time!

Are you in need of some Mistweaving assistance? Look no further, help is here! I have updated my Basic Mistweaving Guide and Talents section just in time for the pre-patch.

Basic Mistweaving Guide – Explains stat priority, healing toolkit, damage toolkit and rotations to go with them.

Talents – A rundown of all the talents and which to pick in which situation.

I have in mind to edit these continuously as I gain new knowledge myself. Also, they need to be spiced up with some nice illustrations, but all in good time. I still have the following pages to update:

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Beta Notes and Harbinger

A new beta build is up and Mistweavers have finally received some well-deserved buffs to our damage rotation. Also, the animated short series for Legion has been announced with a really fancy trailer. Have a look!

Mistweaver Changes

July 7

  • Rising Sun Kick now deals 790% of attack power damage, up from 750%.
  • Blackout Kick now deals 335% of attack power damage, up from 325%.
  • Tiger Palm now deals 90% of attack power damage, down from 100%.

July 13 (Today)

  • Chi Burst now heals for 412.5% of attack power, up from 275%. Damage unchanged.
  • Rising Sun Kick now deals damage for 910% of attack power, up from 790%.
  • Blackout Kick now deals damage for 385% of attack power, up from 335%.
  • Tiger Palm now deals damage for 105% of attack power, up from 90%.

There was a build at July 7 that I didn’t do a post on, since it was rather small, and opted to have it listed here instead. As you can see, the previous build buffed our damaging spells a little bit and then this patch they were buffed even more. This makes levelling easier and fistweaving 2.0 much stronger. All good things!

Harbinger Trailer

I’m for one is excited! The first episode will be out at July 21st, so keep an eye out for it.

Thoughts on Levelling

While the pre-patch is approaching rapidly (some say July 19, but it is uncertain) I’ve been playing around on beta and tried levelling as a Mistweaver. Many wonder how well a healer can level in Legion and if there are any alternatives. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter.

In Legion, every spec has its own artifact weapon. The artifact has its own progression tree, and as you quest in the world and do content, you earn artifact power that you can spend on the progression tree. The result is that most people want to choose and stick to a spec as soon as possible to funnel all artifact power into that specific artifact. Healers are supposed to be able to level up in their healer spec and progress on their artifact from the get-go. Question is, how effective is it to level as a healer? And are there alternatives? Let’s go through the questions in an orderly manner.

Are you locked in a spec throughout the whole levelling experience due to artifacts?
Short answer, no. Due to tri-spec being available for everyone (duo for Demon Hunters, quad for Druids) you can easily switch between all of your available specs. At level 100, you can embark upon your journey for your first artifact and at level 102 you will get the quest for the remaining two.

The artifact power you earn throughout the Broken Isles can be spent on either of the artifacts. Though I would recommend to chose one of them to begin with!

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Patreon June Complete – Art of the Storm

The June cycle of Patreon is complete and the reward packages have been sent out! As usual, here’s a post to help you compose the art into a functional UI. I always share my own version of how I set up the art, but feel free to experiment to your heart’s content!

Creating your own Storm UI

Themed Art Package (Storm)

UI Preview
Themed Art Package and Texture Package in action!

Recommended Addons:

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