Mistweaver Battle For Azeroth Guide

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Welcome to PeakOfSerenity’s MIstweaver Monk Guide for Battle for Azeroth! This guide is meant to give a basic understanding of MIstweavers, with just enough information to get you started. For more in-depth information, follow the links listed in the “Further Reading” sections. Navigate between each section using the Table of Contents bar to the right of the main guide.

This guide has been updated for patch 8.0.1 and is updated regularly when discussion, theorycrafting, or testing gives new information.

Healing

Healing has no defined rotation or priority system. It requires you to understand your spells and how best to use them to keep your group alive. Below are the three distinct healing styles available to Mistweaver and how to use your spells.

  • Renewing Mist will be use as close to on cooldown as possible.
  • Vivify will be your main heal.
  • To heal a single target taking sustained damage, Soothing Mist and Enveloping Mist are your best tools.
  • Essence Font should only be used to get the HoT effect out in order to quickly burst single targets through the double Gust of Mist hits. Cancelling a cast of it when your party has the HoT effect rolling on all of them will allow you to use Mastery-proccing spells faster for burst healing on any target that needs it. However, continuing the channel can be the right call in specific situations, normally when you need group healing while you yourself are moving. It depends on the situation at hand.
  • If you’re the only Monk, make sure Mystic Touch is applied to whatever is being damaged.
  • If talented:

Tankysitting is much the same as dungeon healing, with some small differences.

 

This build focuses on group healing via Rising Mist, letting smaller group healing fall by the wayside, while also increasing your damage.

 

Talents

Gearing

Dungeon Priority

Intellect > Haste > Mastery > Versatility = Critical Strike

Raid Healing

intellect > Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery

These stat priorities help to get a rough idea of what gear to go for, but the most important thing to get as soon as possible is your stat weights. Stat weights help you zero in on which stat is the most effective at increasing your healing. However, healers have no grand simulator, as there are a lot more variables that can affect your overall performance than there are for DPS specs. In light of that, healers use fight analysis tools like WoWAnalyzer and the Teachings of the Red Crane spreadsheet that takes logs from WarcraftLogs and gives you accurate weights that would improve your output.

Miscellaneous

Character Races

Each character race is within a small margin of power for throughput. However, it should be noted that the Blood Elf active racial ability, Arcane Torrent, is very useful as both an offensive dispell, as well as a mana recovery tool, especially with its quick cooldown. Its mana adds up over the duration of a fight.

Gems, Enchants, and Other Consumables

WeakAuras

The only necessary WeakAuras for Mistweavers are those that track how effective our untargeted AoE healing would be, moment to moment.

Macros

Stopcasting Macro for Rising Mist

#showtooltip

/stopmacro [channeling: Essence Font]

/cast Rising Sun Kick

This macro allows you to cast Rising Sun Kick when you want, GCDs permitting, except when you’re channeling Essence Font.

Changelog

  • 05 July 2018 – Guide created
  • 08 July 2018 – In-Depth Talents link added to Talents’s Further Reading section.
  • 10 July 2018 – Added Renewing Mist Ability Spotlight
  • 15 July 2018 – Fixed wording in the Tankysitting section. Added missing “>” in stat priorities.
  • 05 August 2018 – Added forgotten links to WeakAuras.
  • 13 August 2018 – Removed Legion items, added Azerite.
  • 04 September 2018  – Recommending Coastal Surge in light of undocumented hotfixes.
  • 08 September 2018 – Added Talent Builds to Talents Section’s further reading.