New PvP Page!

I’m stuck in PvP swamp. Which is incredibly fun as a Mistweaver! I’ve set my eyes on high prestige levels to get all the artifact looks and mounts, which resulted in a lot of battleground popping. Since there is very little out there about PvP, I thought I’d write down the little knowledge I have (hence the ‘Basic’ in the name). Hopefully, it’ll help you get started!

Mistweaver Guide > Basic PvP Mistweaving

Admittedly, there are tremendously many great Mistweavers out there that are so much better at me at PvP. However, not much knowledge is written down to easy-to-read guides. For the ones that just need a basic overview, this guide is a great start!

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Advanced Mistweaving Page Updated

I know it took forever for me to update the Advanced Mistweaving Strategy guide, but in my defense I had no idea what to write until now and didn’t have the time to sit down and figure it out. This is why vacations are awesome!

This time I expound more on the different styles of healing in Mythic+ vs raiding and how you can improve on both accounts. I also give a more detailed account of mana management, since that is usually a big topic in raid settings. The section of ‘What is a good healer’ from the old guide still has valid principles that can be applied to any healer class, and is therefore still in the guide.

Advanced Mistweaving Strategy

As for my own adventures in a Mistweaving world, my guild is currently progressing Nighthold Mythic. I must say, I infinitely prefer the encounters in Nighthold to those in Emerald Nightmare and Trial of Valor and this may or may not have to do with more opportunity for stack healing. And that I got the Legendary trinket. But just maybe!

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Patch 7.2 Sneak peaks

A slew of new info for Patch 7.2 has been datamined. I have collected and summarized what will be happening for Monks and Mistweavers specifically in this post. More info will be forthcoming!

New Artifact Traits

Some old traits will get more ranks. Remember that now we have 1-3 base traits, but we can add 3 traits with relics, a.k.a. 6 traits max. In patch 7.2 some will get 2 more ranks available (7 & 8), but the max trait for base traits will be rank 5 (+ rank 6-8 if relics are added).

Additional ranks:

New Traits:

  • Effusive Mists Rank 1: Effuse causes Sheilun to generate a cloud of mist.
  • Tendrils of Revival Rank 1-8: Reduces the cooldown of Revival by 10-80 sec.
  • Whispers of Shaohao Rank 1: Consuming the mists of Sheilun causes each active mist to additionally heal a nearby target for x%.

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MistyTeahouse Patreon on Short Break

I’m taking a short break on Patreon (you know, where people can subscribe for a package of interface art every month). You won’t be able to pledge until I restart it again in February. This is just a heads up!

My official Patreon post on the subject:

Hello guys! This month I’m going to take a break from Patreon, since I’ve been away skiing for a little over a week, I won’t have the time to create a whole UI. So, no new UI for January. I will restart again in February!

Now there are good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad.

I have a pay-per-month account on Patreon, which basically withdraws money from my patrons the 1st of every month. This is automatic, I have no control over it. So, what I need is a pause-button that prevents payment that month. The problem is, there is a pause-button but it is in Beta and only a few Patreon creators can use that function. I’m not one of them.

According to Patreon’s help desk, to pause my account I need to revert to Patron-only (as opposed to Creator). The bad side of that is that I will lose all my patrons in the process, since a patron-account is not a creator and you can’t pledge anything. And that sucks. But it’s the only choice I have since I won’t have time to create a whole UI this month and I won’t charge my patrons for nothing.

The good news, though! 

I am an optimist if not, so while I begrudgingly have to basically reset my account for this month so no undue payments go through, I think of this as an opportunity. I want to rework my Patreon model a little, basically make it a little simpler and streamlined (which will of course make it cheaper as well). I’m still offering a mini-UI and a big-UI, but I won’t do any more tutorials since I have basically taught you guys everything I know. A.k.a. I will be focusing on the art only.

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Back from Vacation!

I’ve had a very relaxing and nice vacation skiing the past week and a half – with no broken legs to boot! Will miracles never cease? But it seems like I’m late to the party; patch 7.1.5. is already out and I’ve just gotten home and scraped the snow off of me. Well, better late than never as they say!

The past week I’ve been in one of four modes: sleeping, skiing, baking in the sauna or reading in front of a fire. The only thing missing was a strong choke hold on the notifications on my phone. Tried having it muted, but people were so upset that I never got back to them. Why is it so wrong that I take three days to get back to people? I mean, I can no longer give a pertinent reply to the question “Where R U now?” three days later, but the thought counts, right?

Mistweaver Changes

  • Dampen Harm now reduces all damage you take by 20% to 50% for 10 seconds, based on the size of the attack, with a 2 minute cooldown.
  • Ring of Peace now forms a Ring of Peace at the target location for 8 seconds. Enemies that enter will be ejected from the ring.
  • Mastery: Gust of Mists healing increased by 30%.
  • Rising Sun Kick mana cost is now 2% of base mana (was 2.25%).
  • Song of Chi-Ji cooldown reduced to 15 seconds (was 30 seconds).
  • Diffuse Magic cooldown is now 90 seconds (was 120 seconds).
  • Zen Pulse damage and healing increased to 220% of spell power (was 200%).
  • Mistwalk healing increased to 420% of spell power (was 350%).

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Patreon December Complete – Art of the Night

I can’t say I’ve ever worked so much on a holiday, but lucky for me, there’s a nice skiing vacation on my calendar! Here’s the help post for the UI I did for Patreon this December. This is just to help you get started with the new interface art, but feel free to mix it up to your own liking!

Creating your own Night UI

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Patreon Preview – Art of Night

Merry Christmas everyone! Or Yule, as we say in Sweden. Before I go off to celebrate with my family I wanted to give a little sneak peak of what’s in store for Patreon this December. The art for the Night UI will be available for all eligible patrons that pledged before the 31st December.  

If you are new to Patreon: it’s a subscription service for NEW art I do every month. Patrons pledge at any day of the month; at the last day of the month Patreon withdraw the money and when all pledges have been processed, I send out the rewards to eligible patrons.

MistyTeahouse Patreon

Recap of my Patreon tiers:

Tier 1 “Tea Leaf Novice” – Patreon Activity Feed + Creativity Package
Tier 2 “Tea Plant Apprentice” – The above + Texture Package
Tier 3 “Tea Cup Initiate” – The above + Tutorial Package
Tier 4 “Tea Pot Adept” – The above + Border Package
Tier 5 “Tea Festivity Master” – The above + Themed Art Package

Themed Art: Night

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New Legendary Page

I haven’t been idle while the blog went down! When Misty Teahouse was in limbo, I decided to write a little about Mistweaver legendaries. Mostly about how they work, since it isn’t always obvious by just reading the description.

New Page: Mistweaver Legendaries

The page is sub-item to “Mistweaver Guide”, so you’ll find it listed there too. I’ve added more detailed descriptions of what the legendaries do, but since I haven’t been able to test all, I had to do some research on the legendaries that I do not own. Hopefully everything’s accurate, otherwise I’ll update it as needed.

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Misty Teahouse took a trip to Limbo

If you have tried to access my blog the past three days, you might have noticed that my blog was nowhere to be found. Through a series of unfortunate events, the Misty Teahouse took a trip to the dark side of the internet. Thankfully, I got it back in one piece through my vast powers of technology… I’m kidding, I called tech-support.

Long story short, a less than a year ago I switched my blog through self-hosted instead of WordPress premium. The subscription for the premium ran out three days ago, which would have been all fine and dandy unless my domain had been part of that otherwise useless package deal. So yes, the domain was deleted, I called support and instead of paying for the whole premium package, I payed only for the domain and they fished it back from techno-limbo. Happy ending!

In more mistweaver-related news, patch 7.1.5 is coming ever closer to release. Here’s a summary of the Mistweaver changes:

Patch 7.1.5 – Mistweaver Notes

The good stuff:

  • Rising Sun Kick costs 2% of base mana, down from 2.3%.
  • Crackling Jade Lightning now deals 140% of attack power damage, up from 70%.
  • Mistwalk (Talent) now heals for 420% of spell power, up from 350%.
  • Song of Chi-Ji (Talent) now has a 15 sec cooldown, down from 30 sec.
  • Zen Pulse (Talent) now heals and deals damage for 220% of spell power, up from 200%.
  • Dampen Harm (Talent) now reduces the damage of incoming attacks by 20-50% (depending on how hard attack) for 10 sec. Previously reduced the next three incoming attacks by 30% if they damage 15% of your health or more.
  • Diffuse Magic (Talent) now has a 1.5 min cooldown, down from 2 min cooldown.
  • Ring of Peace (Talent) now forms at target location and ejects all enemies out of the ring. Previously formed around a friendly target and knocked back enemies who used harmful spells or abilities.
  • Healing Sphere (PvP) now has a 15 sec recharge time, down from 45 sec.
  • Way of the Crane (PvP) now also make you immune to stun effects.

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Elvui Profile Page Update

I’ve been in a bit of a funk the past weeks. Long story short, I was a bit blue but now I’ve decided to pull myself up by the bootstraps and do things I’ve procrastinated. Step one, update as many blog pages as I can manage between work hours. The Elvui page is quite easy, so I’ve started with that.

Elvui Profile Page

There’s only one profile so far (the old ones were completely outdated). But I’ve added a few more steps and addons to tweak the UI, so it’s a bit more elaborate than before. The guide takes you through each step, so don’t worry if you’re not too familiar with the addons.

I’ll probably add a few more color variations at some point, and maybe a few more textures. But for now, this steel-grey profile works quite elegantly for all classes, if you prefer a more minimalistic style.

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