Mistweaver PvE: Talents
- Chi Burst – A short cast on a 30 second cooldown that heals all allies and damages all enemies in a straight line for 40 yards.
- Zen Pulse – An instant cast, single target heal that scales its healing per enemy around the ally. Its healing is capped at 6 enemies.
- Chi Wave – Send out a bolt of Chi, healing allies and damaging enemies, alternating between the two until there are 7 bounces.
Recommendation: Chi Burst for raids, Zen Pulse for dungeons. When using Chi Burst, try to hit two distinct clumps of players, as there’s some slight diminishing returns on Chi Burst‘s healing. Going through two groups allows this DR to reset.
- Chi Torpedo – Changes Roll‘s animation, allowing you to travel farther, while also granting you a stack of Chi Torpedo (Buff), increasing movement speed for 10 seconds, stacking.
- Tiger’s Lust – An on-use sprint that you can cast on a friendly target to clear them of any roots and snares, as well as increasing their movement speed by 70% for 6 seconds.
- Celerity – Adds another charge to Roll and reduces its recharge time by 5 seconds.
Recommendation: Personal Choice. I prefer using Tiger’s Lust, as it acts as a free dispell on some fights, saving mana.
- Lifecycles – Casting Enveloping Mist lowers the mana cost your next Vivify within 15 seconds by 20%, and vice-versa.
- Spirit of the Crane – Each Blackout Kick from Teachings of the Monastery triggers returns 0.65% of your base mana.
- Mist Wrap – Increases Enveloping Mist‘s duration by one second, increases it’s healing bonus to your other spells to a total of 40%, and allows Soothing Mist to be channeled while moving.
Recommendation: Each of these talents has their niche uses. Use Lifecycles on fights where you’re unsure about damage patterns, in order to cover up mistakes made by raid members by making some spells cheaper. If you feel you don’t need the mana, then Mist Wrap would be better. If the fight gives you downtime between damage events, then Spirit of the Crane will see some major use.
Note: The most effective way to use Spirit of the Crane is to build Teachings of the Monastery to 3 stacks before using Blackout Kick. However, if you need to move away from an attackable mob, try to dump any Teachings of the Monastery stacks before moving.
- Ring of Peace – Place a circle on the ground anywhere within range, throwing any enemy within it out, and preventing them from entering it for 8 seconds.
- Song of Chi-Ji – After casting this spell, a slow moving cloud of red mists travels in a straight line, disorienting any enemy it passes through.
- Leg Sweep – Stun every enemy around you for 5 seconds.
- Healing Elixir – Allows you to instantly heal for 15% of your maximum health. 2 Charges with a recharge of 30 seconds. Able to proc (however inconsistent) whenever you dip below 35% health.
- Diffuse Magic – 60% Magic damage reduction for 6 seconds. The latter effect means nothing in PvE.
- Dampen Harm – Complete damage reduction that scales based on the incoming hit. The larger the hit, the more damage will be reduced.
Recommendations: Healing Elixir, unless you plan out whether one of the other options will be better for a given fight.
- Refreshing Jade Wind – Heals up to 6 allies around you over time. Cooldown and duration scale with haste.
- Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane – Summon Chi-Ji, who will jump to three allies every time he casts, healing them. 45 second duration.
- Summon Jade Serpent Statue – Places a Jade Serpent Statue at the target location, where it channels its own Soothing Mist at a little under half the power of your own Soothing Mist onto the target for 30 seconds, or until you cast another Soothing Mist-causing spell on another target.
Recommendation: Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane in most scenarios. Refreshing Jade Wind requires you to cut spells out of a fight in order to not bleed mana (notably Vivify), and with Tier 19 bonuses, that isn’t feasible. Summon Jade Serpent Statue is less average healing than Chi-Ji, and requires more management.
- Mana Tea – For 10 seconds, all of your spells cost half as much mana.
- Focused Thunder – Thunder Focus Tea can empower a second spell before going on cooldown.
- Rising Thunder – Rising Sun Kick resets the cooldown of Thunder Focus Tea.
Recommendation: Mana Tea for raids in order to spam Essence Font during group damage. Focused Thunder or Rising Thunder for dungeons. Your choice in dungeons depends on group composition or if you need to conserve as much mana as possible to maximize your uptime.