Cheat Sheet for Mistweavers in a Hurry
If you only want a quick recommendation for talents, choose from the following templates. Otherwise, I recommend that you read about them more in-depth. Mistweavers regularly change talents depending on the situation.
- Zen Pulse
- Personal Choice
- Mist Wrap
- Leg Sweep
- Dampen Harm
- Summon Jade Serpent Statue
- Focused Thunder
- Chi Wave
- Personal Choice
- Mist Wrap
- Leg Sweep
- Healing Elixir
- Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane
- Rising Thunder
Tier One (Level 15)
Chi Burst –
Chi Burst is a projectile attack that also heals. The Chi orb that bursts forward travel about 40 yds and damage any enemies and heal any allies in its path. The healing is very high and serves as a good burst with no mana cost to boot. Does require a little bit of aim however.
Zen Pulse –
Zen Pulse consists of two components: a single-target heal and AoE damage. You can target any ally, as long as they have enemies nearby, and instantly make them burst out damage to enemies nearby and at the same time be healed for an amount depending on how many enemies the spell hit. Good single-target heal for situations with many enemies!
Chi Wave –
Chi Wave is a talent that you can send out to either enemy targets or allies. It bounces 7 times between allies and enemies alternatively.
Chi Burst is the default talent for most content, since both its healing and damage is quite substantial. It works for both raiding and Mythic+, though Zen Pulse is better for Mythic+ if you need more single-target healing. As for solo content, I use Chi Wave since it’s good for pulling mobs from far away.
All of the three spells are free healing, and if used on cooldown you can save quite a bit of mana!
Tier Two (Level 30)
Tiger’s Lust –
A good speed burst ability with a 30 second cooldown that also breaks roots and snares. Can be used on allies as well.
Chi Torpedo allows you to travel farther, but can be dangerous if you need to control your movement carefully (such as, avoiding mechanics in raids or avoiding pulling mobs in dungeons). Torpedo is great, but I usually go for Tiger’s Lust for better control and to break free from roots and snares. Sometimes my tanks need Tiger’s Lust as well, but not that often. Therefore, the choice is rather personal.
Tier Three (Level 45)
A passive talent that allows you to save 20% of the mana cost of the next Vivify or Enveloping Mist if they are cast after each other. The buffs Lifecycles (Enveloping Mist) and Lifecycles (Vivify) each has a duration of 15 seconds, and don’t drop if you cast other spells in between. Good for saving mana!
Mist Wrap is usually the default choice since it boosts our single-target healing while also allow us to conserve mana by using Soothing Mist on the run. However, Lifecycles is also a good choice if you can make use of it.
Spirit of the Crane can be rather powerful in long fights that allow the Mistweaver to do some damage, such as Varimathras or Aggramar in Antorus. The talent allows the Mistweaver to oscillate between high burst healing and DPS to regain mana.
Tier Four (Level 60)
Ring of Peace –
Places a Ring of Peace on the ground that knock backs all enemies that try to move into it.
Song of Chi-Ji –
A cloud of red smoke travels forward in the direction you face and puts any enemies it touches to sleep. It is classified as an incapacitate, which means damage cancels the effect.
Leg Sweep –
A kick roundhouse kick that stuns any enemies within 5 yards.
Stuns are usually the type of CC you need most, which makes Leg Sweep rather powerful. However, there are occasions you need to block enemy movement (Eonar in Antorus, for example). Use Ring of Peace for such occasions .
Tier Five (Level 75)
Healing Elixir –
This ability is basically an extra health pot that you can use at any time. It has 2 charges and 30 seconds recharge time. If you go below 35% health, one stack is consumed automatically.
Diffuse Magic –
A powerful damage reduction ability against magic damage. It can also reflect back the damage on the original caster if possible.
Dampen Harm –
A good damage reduction that gives you a buff of three stacks. Whenever you take a hit that would lower your health by 15% or more, the damage is reduced by 30%. All three stacks are on the same duration of 45 sec.
Diffuse Magic is a good default choice, but as soon as the big-hitting damage isn’t purely magic, you can go for Dampen Harm instead.
Tier Six (Level 90)
Refreshing Jade Wind –
A whirling tornado of mist surrounds you, healing all allies close to you for a high amount. It’s very roughly like having another half Essence Font that you can use when you don’t need as much healing (and therefore save mana) or use it together with Essence Font for a powerful AoE healing burst.
Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane –
Chi-Ji joins your side and heals allies every 1 sec for 45 seconds. Each heal is quite small, but the amount of heals it dishes out during its time period stacks up to be quite substantial.
Summon Jade Serpent Statue –
You gain the ability to summon a Jade Serpent Statue, that copies your Soothing Mist for 50% on the same target. The statue reapplies Soothing Mist whenever the Mistweaver does, on the same target.
Chi-Ji is great for spread healing or when you need to conserve mana. For stack healing is Refreshing Jade Wind a strong choice. It can be quite mana draining if used often though, so combine it with Mana Tea to mitigate some of the cost.
If you need to double-down on single-target healing, the statue is a great choice (though only for Mythic+).
Tier Seven (Level 100)
Mana Tea –
Cuts all your mana costs by 50% for 10 seconds. Paves the way for quite a bit of burst healing, or alternatively, saves you a lot of mana in the long run.
Focused Thunder –
Allows your Thunder Focus Tea to empower your next 2 spells. This can either be used for increased HPS (extra Renewing Mist or stronger Effuse), mana-efficiency (free Vivify) or emergency (instant Enveloping Mist or faster Essence Font).
- Effuse: Healing increased by 200%.
- Enveloping Mist: Instant cast.
- Essence Font: Channels 100% faster.
- Renewing Mist: Does not trigger cooldown.
- Vivify: No mana cost.
Mana Tea is the default choice for most content, since you can burst out a lot of healing without depleting your whole mana pool. Focused Thunder can be useful in Mythic+ since the extra instant Enveloping Mist or a free Vivify could mean the difference between success or wipe.