Mistweaver Battle for Azeroth Pre-Patch Guide
Hello and welcome to Peak of Serenity’s Pre-Patch Guide for Mistweaver Monks! Mistweavers have received some fairly substantial quality-of-life improvements from its Legion version. The overall guide for Mistweavers in Battle for Azeroth is already live with the updates to the site, so this guide aims to detail what you can do for your Mistweaver when you first log in, as well as some site-specific changes to the Mistweaver section.
Major Mistweaver Changes
- Vivify has been reworked to emulate what Uplift once was, healing all targets with your Renewing Mist active, now in addition to the targeted player.
- Effuse has been removed from the baseline kit and has been reworked as a new Honor Talent, Surging Mist.
- Renewing Mist has been changed somewhat significantly. It now has 2 charges, a recharge rate of 9 seconds, as well as a new mechanic that prevents munching on older Renewing Mists in the group (detailed here). Its Vivify buff, Uplifting Trance, has been removed.
- Soothing Mist has returned as an active ability! Channeling this on a target allows you to cast Vivify and Enveloping Mist on that target instantly*.
- Thunder Focus Tea‘s empowerments have been changed.
- Effuse and Essence Font empowerments were removed.
- A new empowerment for Rising Sun Kick was added, which reduces the baseline cooldown of the ability by 9 seconds when used on it.
- Enveloping Mist‘s empowerment has been changed to no longer be cast instantly (which was made redundant with the reintroduction of Soothing Mist), it instead causes a massive amount of healing on the target.
- Renewing Mist‘s empowerment has been changed. Instead of not going on cooldown, it adds 10 seconds to Renewing Mist‘s duration.
- Vivify empowerment unchanged.
Minor Mistweaver Changes
- Mana Cost Changes:
- Cooldown Changes:
- Essence Font‘s radius has increased from 25 yards to 30 yards.
- Leg Sweep is now a baseline spell.
- Mystic Touch is a new passive ability added to all Monk specializations. When you damage an enemy with a Monk ability, they receive a debuff that increases the Physical damage they take by 5%. There are no consumables that replicate this at a lower power level, so this is unique.
Mistweaver Legion Legendary Changes
With the changes to our spellbook, there are some legendaries that have been reworked in order to still provide some throughput in the pre-patch, as well as some legendaries that have received some increase in power thanks to abilities changing.
- Ei’thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas – Uplifting Trance was removed as a consequence of giving Renewing Mist its second charge, so this has been changed to instead provide a flat 10% healing increase to Vivify.
- Insignia of the Grand Army – The Netherlight Crucible has nothing to empower in the pre-patch, so this legendary has changed to a flat 2% increase to damage and healing.
- Leggings of the Black Flame – This legendary is in a bit of a mess right now. It offers us 3 of the 5 total buffs listed in the tooltip. However, the Renewing Mist buff does nothing. The Enveloping Mist buff still makes it instant, and the Vivify buff still makes it free.
- Shelter of Rin – With Sheilun, Staff of the Mists losing its traits, Sheilun’s Gift is no longer available to us. Instead, this legendary now increases the healing of Renewing Mist by 10%.
- Unison Spaulders – With the changes to Soothing Mist, this is now a decent option whenever you find yourself Soothing Mist for extended periods of time.
Legendaries are generally locked in for both raids and dungeons, with a little bit of wiggle room based on a given situation. With the changes to purchasing legendaries coming in pre-patch, you should be able to easily acquire any key piece you’re missing. In raids, Velen’s Future Sight and Prydaz, Xavaric’s Magnum Opus or Doorway to Nowhere are especially strong. In dungeons, Ovyd’s Winter Wrap and Ei’thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas make a great combination, while Prydaz, Xavaric’s Magnum Opus allows you to be even more tanky.
Changes to Talents
MIstweavers have had a fairly significant set of changes to our talents, with new talents replacing unused ones, and shuffling others around to make rows with a more well-defined theme.
- Level 15 Talents
- Level 45 Talents
- Level 60 Talents
- Level 90 Talents
- Level 100 Talents
- Upwelling is a new talent that makes Essence Font better. For every second that Essence Font is off cooldown, it will add another bolt to your next cast of Essence Font, up to 18. This talent also increases the duration of Essence Font‘s HoT effect.
- Rising Mist is another new talent that evokes older Fistweaving, but in a more controlled manner. It heals all targets that currently have any of your HoT effects on them, while also extending their durations by 2 seconds.
- Rising Thunder has been removed.
News About Teachings of the Red Crane Spreadsheet
If you haven’t read the guide for my Teachings of the Red Crane spreadsheet in a while, I have an update in there. I will reiterate it here. That version of the spreadsheet will not be updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch. I have been working on an updated version for Battle for Azeroth, and devoting more time to a spreadsheet that’s only useful for a month is not high on my list of priorities. The spreadsheet will remain intact until pre-patch is live, after which it will be unusable and will say as much.