Mistweaver Updates Recap

I’ve done my next-to-last journey for this month (one to go!) and I’ve got a few days at home to catch up on the news. There’s been a few updates in the mistweaver front that I’d like to go through, not to mention a few nerfs (sigh).

Mistweaver Updates

Build 26871 (June 19)

  • Vivify
    • Direct healing is now 105% of spell power, down from 120%.
    • Cleave healing is now 70% of spell power, down from 80%.
  • Renewing Mist
    • Now heals for 140% of spell power, down from 175%.
  • Soothing Mist
    • Now heals for 320% of spell power, down from 360%.

Build 26903 (June 22)

Nerfs are never fun to see, but they’re a necessary part of tuning. If I’ve understood developers correctly, the nerfs had to happen because adding  charges to Renewing Mist was a larger buff to both ReM and Vivify than expected (but don’t quote me on that). Either way, I haven’t been on beta recently so I don’t really know where mistweavers’ healing is comparatively. All I know is that adding charges to Renewing Mist was an absolute necessity to make the spec work.

The reduction on mana cost of EvM and ReM is very, very welcome though. Since Vivify and EvM can be instantly cast while channeling Soothing Mist, our mana pool has a tendency to be drained quite quickly unless you’re careful. A great change, in other words!

Anyway, I’m gonna take the opportunity to write some on my 8.0 guides, until I have to travel again. Bye for now!

2 thoughts on “Mistweaver Updates Recap”

  1. Well my understanding is that mistweaver is kickin butt on the beta/ptr as every guildmate tells me how there’s going to be a bunch more MW healers next expansion. I’ll believe it when I see it I suppose.

    1. The general consensus seems to be that MW is far ahead in terms of raw healing, but is still lack luster when it comes to raid cooldowns. Method recently posted a video where they ranked the current state of BfA healers and they jokingly said at the end a viable healing comp for Mythic would be 3 Mistweavers and the 4th spot would either be a Disc Priest or Resto Shaman for the cooldowns. I agree though, the MW nerfs were necessity because the ReM buff was an absolute necessity. It makes the spec feel so smooth. It’s like a combination of what made MoP/WoD MW so fun, but also correcting for the sometimes time-critical set up of getting ReMs out quickly. MW’s are one of, if not the, top spec across all roles in my opinion going into BfA.

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