WeakAura (Icon) Library Updated

Only half a month to go before Legion – it’s high time to make sure that your UI is on point! I have a string of updates I need to do before launch, and today I can tick on of them off: the Mistweaver Icon Aura Library. I’ve got you covered! 

In my Icon Aura library you can find export strings for all kinds of auras. I have nearly all abilities (shows cooldown of Renewing Mist, Revival, Life Cocoon, etc), good auras for fistweaving (Teachings of the Monastery, Rising Sun Kick), talents (Lifecycles, Mana Tea, etc.) and trackers that shows how many people in your group are affected by ReM and the Essence Font buff. I recommend skinning the icons with the addon Masque and a few extension addons!

Auras: WeakAura Library > Mistweaver Icon Auras
Skins: WeakAura Skins

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Mistweaver Hotfixes and More Tea, Please

I’m lagging a little bit behind the news cycle, but better late than never! Mistweavers have received hot fixes since the launch of pre-patch that I’d like to talk about with a big cup of steaming hot tea. A double, with something extra, please.

First of all, I’m sorry I haven’t been able to get back to all of you on the comments and updating more on the blog. I’ve been hit by a wave of exhaustion for a while now that mere sleep haven’t been able to cure. I haven’t been able to do all the updates I wanted to do, but I hope my slower pace is understandable. I’ll get there, eventually, but maybe not as quickly as I once used to (my passion for Mistweavers is ever-growing though!)

Mistweaver Hotfixes and Updates

It’s obviously a bit of a disappointment that the Statue hasn’t its own duration of the Soothing Mist channel, I quite liked that. The talent still has value though, due to being the only talent in that tier that boosts single target healing (though I recommend to always combine it with Mist Wrap), which is often need when healing dungeons.

EDIT: And statue has its own duration again. 

In other news, demon invasions will start soon (was it next week?). Be sure to not miss that, unique transmog will be available that is a MUST for all fashionable Mistweavers. I mean, even if you doesn’t like the sets as a whole, the parts can definitely contribute to customized transmog sets. That reminds me, I will need to update my transmog guide too… But first, tea. I think I need to drink my weight in tea to get past this exhaustion…

Challenge accepted.

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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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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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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Talent Calculator up!

We are up and at it again! MMO have assembled a Talent Calculator with the new datamined spell changes. But remember – the talents are mostly datamined and are subject to change! Some might have been scrapped already and we are looking at old data. The talents will probably see a huge makeover before launch, including spell information, icons, position in the talent tree, etc. Take it with a grain of salt.

Talents

Level 15 Talents

spell_arcane_arcanetorrentChi Burst
1 sec cast, 40 yd range, 30 sec cooldown
Hurls a torrent of Chi energy up to 40 yds forward, dealing 0 Nature damage to all enemies, and 0 healing to the Monk and all allies in its path.

ability_monk_forcesphereZen Pulse
Instant, 40 yd range, 15 sec cooldown
Trigger a Zen Pulse around an ally. Deals 0 damage to all enemies within 8 yards of them. The ally is healed for the amount of damage done.

monk_ability_cherrymanateaMana Tea
Instant, 1 min cooldown.
Reduces the mana cost of your spells by 50% for 10 sec.

Level 30 Talents

ability_monk_quitornadoChi Torpedo
Instant, 20 sec cooldown, 2 charges
Torpedo a long distance. Also increases movement speed by 30% for 10 sec, stacking up to 2 times. Replaces Roll.

ability_monk_tigerslustTiger’s Lust
Instant, 20 yd range, 30 sec cooldown
Increases movement speed by 70% for 6 sec and removes all roots and snares.

ability_monk_quipunchCelerity
Passive
Reduces the cooldown of Roll by 5 sec and increases its maximum number of charges by 1.

Level 45 Talents

ability_monk_zenflightMist Wrap
Passive
Enveloping Mist duration increased by 2 sec and healing bonus increased by 20%.

ability_monk_renewingmistsCrane’s Grace
Passive
If a target affected by your Renewing Mist drops below 30%, the Renewing Mist is consumed and the target is healed for 0.

ability_monk_souldanceLifecycles
Passive
Enveloping Mist reduces the cost of your next Vivify by 30%, and vice versa.

Level 60 Talents

spell_monk_ringofpeaceRing of Peace
Instant, 40 yd range, 45 sec cooldown.
Form a Ring of Peace around the friendly target for 8 sec.  Enemies in the ring that cast a harmful spell or ability will be knocked out of the ring.

inv_chaos_orbSong of Chi-Ji
1.8 sec cast, 40 yd range, 30 sec cooldown
Conjure a cloud of hypnotic mist that slowly travels forward. Enemies that touch the mist are put to sleep, disorienting them for up to 20 sec (reduced in PvP).

ability_monk_legsweepLeg Sweep
Instant, 5 yd range, 45 sec cooldown
You knock down all enemies within 5 yards, effectively stunning them for 5 sec.

Level 75 Talents

ability_monk_jasmineforceteaHealing Elixirs
Passive
Heals you for 15% of your maximum health when a damaging attack brings you below 35% health, or when you drink a Brew or Tea while injured. This effect can only happen once every 18 sec.

spell_monk_diffusemagicDiffuse Magic
Instant, 1.5 min cooldown
Reduces magic damage taken by 90% for 6 sec and transfers all harmful magical effects back to the original caster if possible.

ability_monk_dampenharmDampen Harm
Instant, 1.5 min cooldown
Reduces damage by 50% from the next 3 attacks that damage you for 15% or more of your maximum health. Castable while stunned.

Level 90 Talents

ability_monk_rushingjadewindRefreshing Jade Wind
12,5% of base mana, Instant, 6 sec cooldown.
Summon a whirling tornado around you, causing 0 healing over 6 sec up to 6 allies within 8 yards.

inv_pet_cranegodInvoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane
40 yd range, 3 min cooldown
Summon an effigy of Chi-Ji, the Red Crane for 45 sec. Chi-Ji heals nearby allies with Crane Heal for 0.

ability_monk_summonserpentstatueSummon Jade Serpent Statue
40 yd range, Instant, 10 sec cooldown.
Summon a Jade Serpent Statue at a target location. When yoú trigger Soothing Mist, the statue will also begin casting Soothing Mist on your target.

Level 100 Talents

spell_lifegivingspeedMistwalk
40 yd range, Instant, 20 sec recharge, 2 charges
Instantly dash to an ally, and heal them for 0.

spell_monk_nimblebrewFocused Thunder
Passive
Thunder Focus Tea now empowers your next 3 spells.

ability_monk_pathofmistsSoothing Elegance
Passive
Your Soothing Mist may now channel while moving, and does 30% increased healing.

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Datamined Spells & Talents

DataminedThe datamining has finally reached the spells and abilities part (apparently, Legion changes are so big, the datamining is taking unusually long). Monks have had so many changes it is hard to know if some spells are merely changed or scrapped all together. Therefore, take this datamine information with a BIG GRAIN OF SALT. And I mean a really big one. The spells might have been past iterations that have been scrapped all together, or have a completely different incarnation in the game once Beta launches for the testers. As Celestalon says:

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Grain of salt, people. Grain of salt…

Note: If a talent says “healing by 0” or “heals for 0”, it is definitely a placeholder number until the actual number have been decided. But all spells will have their numbers changed throughout, in either case.


Abilities

Touch of Death
Melee range, Instant, 2 min cooldown
Use ancient Pandaren knowledge of anatomy to inflict mortal damage on an enemy. After 8 sec, the target will tale damage equal to the monk’s maximum health (reduced against other players).

Thunder Focus Tea
Receive a jolt of energy, empowering your next spell cast:
-Renewing Mist doesn’t trigger its cooldown.
-Effuse’s healing is increased by 200%.
-Enveloping Mist is instant.
-Essence Font may be channelled while moving.
-Vivify costs no mana.

Talents

Mana Tea [Level 15] Instant, 1 min cooldown.
Reduces the mana cost of your spells by 50% for 10 sec.

Lifecycles [Level 45] Passive
Enveloping Mist reduces the cost of your next Vivify by 30%, and vice versa.

Crane’s Grace [Level 45] Passive
If a target affected by your Renewing Mist drops below 30%, the Renewing Mist is consumed and the target is healed for 0.

Mist Wrap [Level 45] Passive
Enveloping Mist duration increased by 2 sec and healing bonus increased by 20%.

Song of Chi-Ji [Level 60] 1.8 sec cast, 40 yd range, 30 sec cooldown
Conjure a cloud of hypnotic mist that slowly travels forward. Enemies that touch the mist are put to sleep, disorienting them for up to 20 sec (reduced in PvP).

Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane [Level 90] 40 yd range, 3 min cooldown
Summon an effigy of Chi-Ji, the Red Crane for 45 sec. Chi-Ji heals nearby allies with Crane Heal for 0.

Refreshing Jade Wind [Level 90] 12,5% of base mana, Instant, 6 sec cooldown.
Summon a whirling tornado around you, causing 0 healing over 6 sec up to 6 allies within 8 yards.

Summon Jade Serpent Statue [Level 90] 40 yd range, Instant, 10 sec cooldown.
Summon a Jade Serpent Statue at a target location. When yoú trigger Soothing Mist, the statue will also begin casting Soothing Mist on your target.

Focused Thunder [Level 100] Passive
Thunder Focus Tea now empowers your next 3 spells.

Soothing Elegance [Level 100] Passive
Your Soothing Mist may now channel while moving, and does 30% increased healing.

Mistwalk (confirmed) [Level 100] 
40 yd range, Instant, 20 sec recharge, 2 charges
Instantly dash to an ally, and heal them for 0.

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