Patch 7.2 Sneak peaks

A slew of new info for Patch 7.2 has been datamined. I have collected and summarized what will be happening for Monks and Mistweavers specifically in this post. More info will be forthcoming!

New Artifact Traits

Some old traits will get more ranks. Remember that now we have 1-3 base traits, but we can add 3 traits with relics, a.k.a. 6 traits max. In patch 7.2 some will get 2 more ranks available (7 & 8), but the max trait for base traits will be rank 5 (+ rank 6-8 if relics are added).

Additional ranks:

New Traits:

  • Effusive Mists Rank 1: Effuse causes Sheilun to generate a cloud of mist.
  • Tendrils of Revival Rank 1-8: Reduces the cooldown of Revival by 10-80 sec.
  • Whispers of Shaohao Rank 1: Consuming the mists of Sheilun causes each active mist to additionally heal a nearby target for x%.

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Artifact Page up!

I’ve managed to tear myself away from the game for a short while to finish my artifact page! Here you can find out about the Artifact progress tree, relics, knowledge and all known model appearances!

Mistweaver Guide > Mistweaver Artifact

Get ready to farm those model appearances – they must be all unlocked! I’ve managed to unlock the 4 basic looks myself, but I’m working on my class campaign for the upgraded version, working on empowering my artifact enough to unlock the quest for the Chi-Ji version and err, haven’t gotten around to PvPing yet for the Sha version. But I’ll get there!

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Teahouse Reoccupied

After a short, but wonderful holiday to Edinburgh, Scotland; I am now back in action again (although slightly marinated). While I’ve been away there’s been a new Alpha build, which unfortunately only brought another batch of tooltip proofing for mistweavers. But other fun stuff has hit the alpha, so there’s no lack of news for me to talk about. I have prepared my tea cup.

Another build would have meant some new mistweaver changes for me to talk about, but in the shining absence of said changes, let’s talk a little about the legendaries and the new glyph system.

Monk Legendaries

These actually came in a while ago, but I haven’t had the chance to comment yet. So here goes!

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Mistweaver Animations Video

Good evening, my fellow Mistweavers!
Today I finished my little project of recording a video of the new Mistweaver animations. Not all abilities have been recorded, but I’ve included those with notable spell effects, especially the new ones. Since it’s alpha, they might be changed, maybe even as early as the next build. But for now, this is how the spells, talents and artifact traits look. Enjoy!

List of Spells Shown

Abilities:

ability_monk_effuseEffuse
1.8% Mana, 40 yd range, 1 sec cast
A fast and efficient spell, healing the target for [200% of Spell Power].

ability_monk_vivifyVivify
4.0% Mana, 40 yd range, 1.5 sec cast
Cause a surge of invigorating mists around the target, healing them and their 2 nearest injured allies for [225% of Spell Power].

ability_monk_essencefontEssence Font
8.0% Mana, 40 yd range, 3 sec channel
Unleash a rapid twirl of healing bolts at up to 6 allies within 25 yds, every 1 sec for 3 sec. Each bolt heals the target for [110% of Spell Power], plus an additional [36% of Spell Power] over 6 sec.

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Artifact Traits and Feedback

Datamining has reached the Artifacts talent tree, with all the so-far datamined traits. Fair warning though, this is probably an early sketch of the traits and once it is launched, we will most likely see something entirely different. I have no illusions that the final version will look anything like this, but it does give us an inkling of where the developers are going with the spec. And no one can stop me from speculating and… feedbacking!

An interpretation of the Artifact tree by MMO.

Sheilun traits

Initial Trait (Golden Circle)

The Mists of Sheilun (Rank 1)
When you heal allies, Sheilun has a chance to draw in nearby mists, increasing your healing over time effects by 0% for 10 sec. When this effect ends, Sheilun will release a wave of mist that heals all allies within 0 yards for 0.

Sheilun master versionMajor Traits (Dragon Circles)

Shaohao’s Mists of Wisdom (Rank 1)
Casting Renewing Mist or Enveloping Mist has a chance to cause your staff to create the Mists of Wisdom that will heal a nearby ally with the powers of the mist every 5 sec for 10 sec.

Blessings of Yu’lon (Rank 1)
When you use Revival, the spirit of Yu’lon appears and grants all allies healed by Revival the Blessing of Yu’lon, healing them for an additional 0% of Revival over 6 sec.

Celestial Breath (Rank 1)
When you activate Thunder Focus Tea, you exhale the breath of Yu’lon, healing all allies within 0 yards for 0 over 5 sec.

Minor Traits

Harmony and Focus (Rank 1)
Thunder Focus Tea now has 0 additional charge.

Mists of Life (Rank 1)
Life Cocoon now applies Renewing Mist and Enveloping Mist to the target.

Dancing Mists (Rank 1)
Renewing Mist has a 0% chance to immediately copy itself on another target whenever it is applied.

Coalescing Mists (Rank 3)
Increases the healing of Effuse by 13%.

Shroud of Mist (Rank 3)
Reduces damage taken by 13%.

Way of the Mistweaver (Rank 3)
Increases the healing from Enveloping Mist by 13%.

Protection of Shaohao (Rank 3)
Increase the absorption amount of Life Cocoon by 20%.

Extended Healing (Rank 3)
Increase the duration of Renewing Mist by 8 sec.

Soothing Remedies (Rank 3)
Increase the healing of Soothing Mist by 13%.

Infusion of Life (Rank 3)
Increase the healing of Vivify by 13%.

Spirit Tether (Rank 3)
Enemies within 8 yards of your Transcendence Spirit have their movement speed reduced by 55%.

Light on Your Feet (Rank 3)
After fully channeling Font of Essence, you move 55% faster for 3 sec.

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Sheilun, Staff of the Mists – Color Variants

“During last pandaren emperor’s reign, a prophecy arose that a ruthless Legion would invade the world of Azeroth and leave it shattered. To save his people, Emperor Shaohao embarked on a series of trials, taking with him the ancient staff Sheilun. Afterwards, he used his newfound wisdom to become part of the land. He made Pandaria into a separate continent and enshrouded it in mist to protect it. His staff clattered to the ground, where it lay until the monks of Tian Monastery found it and took it to the Terrace of Endless Spring for safekeeping…”

The Mistweaver Artifact: Sheilun, Staff of the Mists will come in 20 variants – five archetypes with four color variations. The archetypes, and colors, can be unlocked by different types of achievements and accomplishments, for example reputation gains, PvE content or PvP prestige.

Sheilun - Original VersionSheilun - Master VersionSheilun - Serpent Yu'lonSheilun - Sha TouchedSheilun - Crane Chi-Ji


Artifact Scenario Description:

—–SPOILER ALERT!—–

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A Preview of Monk Artifacts

Monk Artifacts

While we still don’t know where our Class Order Hall is located, we did get to see all the artifacts displayed at Blizzcon and on a new page on World of Warcraft’s webpage. Sheilun, the Mistweaver staff, was known since before but now we also get a little background story to how the staff came about. The same goes for the artifacts for Brewmaster and Windwalker spec, that will be given Fu Zan, the Wanderer’s Companion and Fists of Heaven respectively.

Judging by the presentation, each artifact seem to have 5 variants with 4 different colors each. In other words, it’ll likely be about 20 variations of each artifact. This will give us tremendous choice to customize our weapons to different types of looks and feels. You can of course transmog your artifact to look like any other weapon (but not the other way around), but why would you? They are gorgeous!

So here are the artifacts and their background story:

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