Tea Talk and Healer Exploration

My latest insanity project have consisted of levelling all the healer classes to level 100. This is technically not a new project since it has been an obsession since – wait, I’m going to need some tea for this.

Okay, one earl grey ready for drinking. So, ever since I started out as a Mistweaver I have loved the spec to bits and pieces. But back in the panda days, or more precisely 5.4 in this case, you were sort of a crazy person to main a fist-tornadoing melee healer. It was a new spec that had trouble finding its niche in the healer rooster, other than simply being able to throw some punches. Meanwhile, the Disc Priest were buffed beyond reason coupled with being the best-suited type of healer for the boss mechanics. Our health pools were relatively small back then and our heals relatively large. The raid’s health whiplashed back and forth in the matter of seconds. Disc’s shields were always used to full effect while throughput healers had to have reflexes quick as lightning to be able to heal anything at all.

Mistweaver healing was seldom used efficiently because of this, and I would argue that Shamans suffered somewhat of the same problem. Paladins still had shields and Druids HoT’s went into effect as soon as anyone’s health dropped. Holy Priests had their mana regen broken beyond repair and was incredibly hard to handle without going OoM (except the starshine that solo healed Garrosh!)

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Mistweaver Discussion – Stats Priority In-Depth

In the wake of WoD levelling it might be prudent to talk a little about how you’re going to gear your Mistweaver. If you have done some studying you already know the stat priority for Mistweavers;

  1. Intellect
  2. Spirit
  3. Multistrike (66 rating for each %)
  4. Crit (110 rating for each %)
  5. Versatility (130 rating for each %)
  6. Haste (100 rating for each %)
  7. Mastery (115 rating for each %)

In this post I will do a little more in-depth discussion of why the priorities look like they do. I will explain exactly how the stats work and what they do for your healer.

I have discussed a little about the importance of spirit before. In short, spirit is essential in progression, but while levelling Mistweavers can get away with a little less than other healers since we can partly depend on Mana tea. But in progression you want spirit on every piece that is available. At level 100 our mana regen is lacking and the only cure is to put some spirit on it.

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