The Big Mistweaver Feedback Post 1.0

I have been on the alpha (build 26476) and tried the new mistweaver changes. I hope I’m catching the blizzard developers in one of their class-changing cycles right now, because there’s a lot of feedback I want to give – both good and bad! Here’s hoping that a developer sees this. I’ve tried to be clear and succinct in my feedback, but I’m still me so it’s longer than I planned. Oh, well!

General Impression

Overall, I’m positive about the changes and I think we’re going in the right direction for Mistweavers. So far, I’ve haven’t had the opportunity to raid heal on the alpha, but I’ve done plenty of dungeon healing, so my focus will probably be skewed in that direction in this post. I will go through both positive changes and some of the things I want improved.

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Teahouse Dungeon Guide Preview

With my very own alpha access, I can now test the new features whenever I get the urge. One of the most fun experiences is testing dungeons and since the dawn of Mythic+, knowing your ins and outs of the dungeons have never been more relevant. That’s why I have been writing new and fresh guides!

I actually have had Dungeons guides on the blog before, way back in Warlords of Draenor. My old guides looked something like this:

 

OLD guide – Click to embiggen

They took forever to make and I remember feeling very burnt out after creating those. Not to mention that there were several other guides that were much better and came out a faster pace. Lastly, it was Warlords of Draenor which didn’t have Mythic+, so they became obsolete very fast (unless you did Challenge Mode, which wasn’t very popular, especially for Mistweavers back then).

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New Alpha Build and I Got in!

After killing Argus Mythic, I finally got access to the Battle for Azeroth alpha! Now I can check out all the changes by myself, and keep you freshly updated. Speaking of changes, a new build rolled out and it seems that Blizzard has turned its eye to healers. Down below are all the changes they’ve made to Mistweavers.

Mistweaver Changes

  • Effuse has been removed.
  • Mastery: Gust of Mists is no longer activated by Effuse.
  • Soothing Mist  is now an active ability:
    • Heals the target for (360% of Spell power) over 8 sec. While channeling, Enveloping Mist and Vivify may be cast instantly on the target.
  • Rising Sun Kick  now deals 115% of attack power damage, up from 106.86%.
  • Spinning Crane Kick  now deals 10% of attack power damage, down from 16.38%.
  • Thunder Focus Tea
    • No longer empowers Effuse.
    • Enveloping Mist: Instant cast and immediately heals for (130% of Spell power).
  • Vivify Causes a surge of invigorating mists, around the target, healing them and their 2 nearest injured allies for (75%) healing the target for (100% of Spell power) and all allies with your Renewing Mist active for (60% of Spell power).
    • Cost changed from 4.0% of base mana to 3.2% of base mana.
  • Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane now heals for 30% of attack power, up from 22.113%.
  • Mana Tea duration has increased to 12 sec, up from 10 sec.
  • Summon Jade Serpent Statue now heals for 16% of spell power, changed from 50% of the Mistweaver’s Soothing Mist.
  • Way of the Crane no longer removes stun effects.
  • Paralysis now has a cooldown of 45 sec, down from 1 min.

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New Alpha Build and Monk Races

A new alpha build came last night, and although there’s few changes to Mistweavers, Monks have gained two new races.  Here’s a small recap on the things that concern Monks!

Mistweaver Changes

Not many changes to Mistweavers, but it seems that Blizzard haven’t quite gotten to the healers specs yet. The damage classes and specs have first priority, and we’ll probably see the healer changes coming soon.

Monk Allied Races

New information on the Allied Races is trickling down the alpha mining. Two of the new races can be Monks, so here’s a small summary of the races and their racials.

NEW Races!

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Patreon January Complete – Druid UI

After a long artist’s block, I’ve finally completed the Druid UI. Hopefully you’ll like it! Note that these will be sent out to the eligible patrons. If you’ve missed it and want to buy the UI, it’ll be up on my Gumroad in a month. Happy UI assembling!

Creating your own Druid UI

Step 1: Download Addons

  • Elvui – All Elvui addons can easily be downloaded with the Tukui Client.
    • Elvui Color Tags (if you don’t download this, you will get small error tags on unit frames in the elvui profile).
    • Elvui Absorb Tags (if you don’t download this, you will get small error tags on unit frames in the elvui profile).
  • WeakAuras
  • SharedMedia

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Antorus Mapping

Antorus the Burning Throne is finally live, even in Europe! Here’s a quick recap of how to find your way through this very enormous new raid. I list the available boss orders, maps over the entire raid and cache missions. I hope this helps your first run through it. Good luck!

Cache Missions

Cache: Cache of Fel Treasures

Kill Antoran High Command
Mission Item: Azeroth Invasion Plans
Quest: Antoran High Command

Kill Imonar the Soulhunter
Mission Item: Discharged Shock Lance
Quest: The Soulhunter

Kill Coven of Shivarra
Mission Item: Sargerei Manifesto
Quest: The Burning Coven

Kill Argus the Unmaker
Mission Item: Sanguine Argunite
Quest: The Unmaker

Boss Order – Normal to Mythic

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Patreon September Complete – Paladin UI

The art for the Paladin UI is finally done for my patrons! It’s been a long time coming, but thank you for the support. I will continue painting Class UIs in the future. For my non-patron followers, you can buy my art on Gumroad in a month’s time!

Creating your own Paladin UI

Step 1: Download Addons

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Patreon June Complete – Death Knight UI

After much unintended delay of my Death Knight UI, it is finally here! This time the custom-made UI for our lovely DKs changes color depending on which spec is active. It was fun to make and I really hope my patrons enjoy it!

Creating your own Death Knight UI

Step 1: Download Addons

  • Elvui – All Elvui addons can easily be downloaded with the Tukui Client.
    • Elvui Color Tags (if you don’t download this, you will get small error tags on unit frames in the elvui profile).
    • Elvui Absorb Tags (if you don’t download this, you will get small error tags on unit frames in the elvui profile).
  • WeakAuras
  • SharedMedia

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Recap on Future Mistweaver Changes

We’re fast approaching patch 7.2.5 where we will finally be able to launch the assault on Tomb of Sargeras, adventure into Black Temple Timewalking, get new legendaries and most important of all experience the new class changes. Here is a small recap on new things and changes for Mistweavers!

Mistweaver Notes (So Far)

  • Essence Font
    • Now has a 12 second cooldown.
    • Cost reduced to 7.2% of base mana (was 8%).
    • Direct healing increased to 135% of spell power (was 110%).
    • HoT healing increased by 48% of spell power (was 36%).
    • HoT duration increased to 8 sec (was 6 sec).
    • Essence Font is now castable while moving.
  • Vivify
    • Healing increased to 300% of spell power (was 275%).
    • Cost reduced to 4% of base mana (was 4.5%).
  • Life Cocoon
    • Absorb amount increased to 4200% of spell power (was 3116%).
  • Refreshing Jade Wind
    • Cost reduced to 3.5% of base mana (was 5%).
    • Duration increased to 9 sec (was 6 sec).
    • No longer gives a healing bonus to Essence Font.
  • Rising Sun Kick
    • Cost reduced to 1.5% of base mana (was 2%).
  • Thunder Focus Tea
    • Changed empowerment of Essence Font: now channels 100% faster (was ‘castable while moving’).

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News from the Misty Cave

Long time, no see! I have been a little absent from, well, pretty much any social media for a few weeks now. So, I thought it was time to write a little update on what I’m up to.

First, I’m alive and well! I’m still playing ferociously, going between World of Warcraft and Zelda, thinking seriously about giving the new Mass Effect a chance too. In WoW I’m still progress raiding as Mistweaver. I’ve poked and prodded a little at my alts (I have one of each class), but the more I play other the classes the more I realize how much I prefer Monks. In all specs. That’s not going to change any time soon.

I’ve kept an eye out for Mistweavers news for 7.2.5, though I might have probably missed a few tidbits. I have been playing more than researching on Mistweavers lately. But what I’ve picked up on, mostly the Essence Font and Refreshing Jade Wind changes, looks interesting (but we won’t see how it works out until it’s live). Here’s one of the latest blue posts on the subject:

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