The new patch is here with all the goodiness that comes with. I’m already writing updates for my talent guide and everything that is affected in the Basic and Advanced Mistweaving Guide. While we have gotten a lot buffs in our talent tree, Mana Tea had a nerf-ish because of a change in mechanics. It could cause a slight mana-problem until you get those spirit trinkets.
Pre-6.1, Mana Tea stacks always gave 4% of base mana up to 20 stacks, which gave 80% of our mana pool back. Now in 6.1 it has changed to 3 times our unbuffed (passive) spirit. Here’s the table to the right.
You need about 2133 spirit to be back at the same Mana refund we had before. It is possible to exceed that with full mythic gear and mythic trinkets, like Elementalist’s Shielding Talisman and Auto-Repairing Autoclave which would soar your spirit up to about 2280 spirit. If you have the legendary ring upgraded to 710ilvl, you could even add a little more.
But it really is the spirit trinkets that does the whole difference. Even with gear only from normal BRF, you could have 1940 spirit with the right trinkets. Here are some you can choose from:
Elementalist’s Shielding Talisman (N; 359 spirit / H: 414 spirit / M; 476 spirit)
Drop; Blast Furnace
Auto-Repairing Autoclave (N; 427 spirit / H; 491 spirit / M; 565 spirit )
Emblem of Caustic Healing (N; 301 spirit / H; 346 spirit / M; 398 spirit)
Mark of Rapid Replication (N; 301 spirit / H; 346 spirit / M; 398 spirit)
Drop; Imperator Mar’gok
Drop; Flamebender Ka’graz
Other Trinkets with Mana Regen
Previously, when I talked about the 6.1 Mana Tea last time, I speculated that Ascension might be a good talent to have if you lack mana. But I did the math, and even though Ascension double-dips (more base mana regen + more mana from Mana tea), Chi Brew still has better regen since it contributes to so many stacks of Mana Tea. This is good news because Ascension is a boring talent anyway, and we all can keep our Chi Brew (which I think the majority already has). Power Strikes still has the worst mana regen but the best throughput since it contributes twice as much chi as Chi Brew. Power Strikes can be a good choice once you’ve got those spirit trinkets.
Rushing Jade Wind is a talent you should be a little more careful with until you have your mana regen in check again. But if you already have good spirit trinkets, you could probably use it to your heart’s content!
I’ll update the talent section in my Mistweaver guide soon, and I’ll continue the discussion about talents now that many have been buffed.