Tea Talk: Spread vs Stack Healing

In recent weeks, I have noticed a gap in knowledge in many Mistweavers I’ve come to talk to. More specifically, how to heal the first phase of avatar when the whole raid is spread out (particularly in mythic). It seems to me to be a perfect opportunity to expound on Mistweavers’ toolkit when it comes to stack versus spread healing. So I’ve brewed a pot of tea and am ready to flex my nerd muscles when it comes to Mistweaving.

This pot of tea, yo

To illustrate how Mistweavers should adapt to spread versus stack healing, the Avatar fight is a prime example. In the first phase in mythic mode the whole raid is spread out in designated positions, which means you can only reach a few players at a time. You’re movements are limited since you have your designated place and if you move out of it, you can potentially endanger your allies with chaos puddles or blades. Most of the fight, your reach to other players is awful.

In the second phase, you start spread out to soak the rain and then as platforms are destroyed, you quickly huddle the raid together. In this phase you have ample opportunity for stack healing. In other words, the Avatar fight forces you to adapt to different types of healing – spread and then stack. Luckily, Mistweavers have the tools for the job.

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My Reaction to Battle for Azeroth

I have finally come home after being gone for who-knows-how long. My living room floors are renovated and my fingers are itching for some writing. Blizzcon was the past weekend and the new WoW expansion has finally been announced! Here are some of my thoughts about the new expansion.

Quick Recap of Battle for Azeroth

After the events of Legion, the two factions will once again take up arms against each other. The rivalry and conflict of the factions will be the focal point in Battle of Azeroth. Here are a few of the new features:

  • Level cap increased to 120.
  • Two new continents available:
    • Kul Tiras for Alliance.
    • Zandalar for Horde.
  • 10 new dungeons.
  • New raids: first one called Uldir, Halls of Control.
  • Island Exploration: new 3-man scenarios.
  • Warfronts: new 20-man events.
  • 6 new allied races:
    • Horde: Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, Zandalari Trolls.
    • Alliance: Void Elves, Lightforged Draenei, Dark Iron Dwarves.
  • New artifact: Heart of Azeroth.

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