New Beta Build and Azerite Interface

A new build has been dropped on the beta! It’s a bit light on mistweaver changes, but the azerite armor has finally gotten its spanking new interface. Here are the relevant changes for any curious mistweavers!

Mistweaver Changes

  • Surging Mist (Honor Talent) now heals for 200% of attack power, up from 32.76%.

Azerite Traits

  • NEW Font of Life 
  • Misty Peaks now has a chance to grant haste based on ticks rather than jumps. It also has increased duration of 10 sec, up from 8 sec.
  • Tier 1 – Monk – Mistweaver – Vivify <DNT> has been name changed to Uplifted Spirits.

Azerite Armor Interface

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New Beta Build – Azerite Traits Changes and Additions

Another beta build has arrived, though there aren’t many mistweaver changes in this one. Instead, we get a sniff of upcoming Azerite Traits that will basically replace tier set bonuses. I suspect we’ve only seen the beginning of Azerite traits so far, and there are likely many more to come. But here’s a preview!

Mistweaver Changes

  • Life Cocoon now absorbs [(((Spell power * 12.6) + 0)) * (1 + Versatility)], up from * 9.
  • Mistweaver Monk passive has been boosted by 40%.
  • Chrysalis (Honor Talent) now reduced the cooldown of Life Cocoon by 30 sec, down from 90 sec.

Monk Azerite Traits

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New Beta Build – Mistweaver Changes, War Mode, and More

The Bfa beta was updated last night with a new build. Today we got some minor changes to mistweavers, and a blue post on the new war mode. I got to say, I’m starting to warm up to the idea of world pvp. Always having active honor talents and being able to go full on bounty hunter seems kind of fun!

Mistweaver Changes

Azerite Trait Changes

  • NEW Fit to Burst – Drinking Purifying Brew while at Heavy Stagger causes your next 3 melee abilities to heal you for 360.
  • NEW Misty Peaks – When your Renewing Mists jumps, you have a 10% chance to gain 128 Haste for 8 seconds.
  • Sunrise Technique now has a damage over time aspect.

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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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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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Heart of Azeroth – Monk Preview

In Battle for Azeroth, we will say goodbye to our artifacts. Instead we will get a neck-piece called Heart of Azeroth, which we will empower with Azerite much like we empowered the artifacts with artifact power. Here is a small preview of how the system works, with a sneak peek at a few Monk traits!

The Heart of Azeroth

  • The Heart of Azeroth
  • Your Heart of Azeroth is used for all specs! No need to gain Azerite to level each spec, it’s the same power progression.
  • Levelling the Heart through azerite will unlock traits in the three Azerite Armor slots (Head, Shoulders and Chest).
  • Higher levelled Heart unlocks more traits in the armor.
  • There are four tiers of traits in the armor tree. See concept image below:
Concept image of the tier tree for a head-piece ‘Coil of Entwined Fates’
  • Each unique armor piece has different traits to choose from, with higher level gear having better traits. These traits are predetermined.

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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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Antorus Gearing

If you’re currently ransacking Antorus the Burning Throne, you might wonder which of the fabulous loot is right for you. To help you on the way, here is the BiS list for Mistweavers in Antorus, as well as the transmog list and the full list of Mistweaver loot. Happy hunting!

BiS List for Antorus (sans Legendaries)

2 Set Bonus:
When Gust of Mists heals a target, they have a 100% chance to gain Tranquil Mist which heals them for (228% of Spell power) health over 12 sec.
Spell: Tranquil Mist (Spell ID: 253448)
Spells that Activate Tranquil Mist: Renewing Mist, Effuse, Vivify, Enveloping Mist, Sheilun’s Gift

4 Set Bonus:
When you cast Renewing Mist, you have a 100% chance to send a bolt of healing Chi at all targets affected by Tranquil Mist, healing them for (300% of Spell power).
Spell: Chi Bolt (Spell ID: 253581)
Spell that Activates Chi Bolt: Renewing Mist

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Tea Talk: Spread vs Stack Healing

In recent weeks, I have noticed a gap in knowledge in many Mistweavers I’ve come to talk to. More specifically, how to heal the first phase of avatar when the whole raid is spread out (particularly in mythic). It seems to me to be a perfect opportunity to expound on Mistweavers’ toolkit when it comes to stack versus spread healing. So I’ve brewed a pot of tea and am ready to flex my nerd muscles when it comes to Mistweaving.

This pot of tea, yo

To illustrate how Mistweavers should adapt to spread versus stack healing, the Avatar fight is a prime example. In the first phase in mythic mode the whole raid is spread out in designated positions, which means you can only reach a few players at a time. You’re movements are limited since you have your designated place and if you move out of it, you can potentially endanger your allies with chaos puddles or blades. Most of the fight, your reach to other players is awful.

In the second phase, you start spread out to soak the rain and then as platforms are destroyed, you quickly huddle the raid together. In this phase you have ample opportunity for stack healing. In other words, the Avatar fight forces you to adapt to different types of healing – spread and then stack. Luckily, Mistweavers have the tools for the job.

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Patch 7.2.5 has arrived!

Patch 7.2.5 is here, and even Europe is now blessed with the presence of a grand new patch, sparkling with new raids, legendaries (ouch, my farming), class changes and more. This means of course that I have a mountain of updates to do on my blog. Seriously, everything became outdated now.

You will notice on top of relevant blog pages which patch it is written for. I haven’t had time for updates yet, but hopefully I’ll get them rolling soon. In the meantime, if you’re lost here’s a summary of Mistweaver changes:

Mistweaver Changes in Patch 7.2.5

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