You may have found yourself constantly running low on mana while raiding. This is not an uncommon problem, but there are many things one could do to prevent this. In this post I’ll be discussing some proactive methods to avoid this specific problem. You may find that some of the solutions might work for you, some might not. It depends on what causes your mana problems, and in extension, what solution will actually work for you specifically. Read through carefully and try the solutions that you think might be most effective for you. If it still doesn’t work, try them all!
Be Calm and Drink Mana Tea
I know you already use Mana Tea, naturally. But how do you use it? And most importantly, when do you use it? It may seem like an emergency button to press once you are going OoM, but that is not the best way to use this ability. Since it does require 10 seconds to channel 20 stacks, it can be too late to use once you actually go OoM. You may not have the time to stop to channel, which could mean a wipe. This is why you should always use Mana Tea before you run out of mana.
A skilled Mistweaver will analyze the fight to determine which moments are best used for this. If you are in a raid, you can find those moment when another healer is using a big cooldown. Or when a boss is charging a certain ability and there is no incoming damage. Or perhaps when you have activated Xuen or cast a Life Cocoon it can be safe to channel. The most important thing is that you do not save Mana Tea stacks until you run out of mana, because if the party takes high damage at that point, you are done for. Try to channel Mana Tea whenever you are given the chance.