WoW Mistweaver Monk Build Patch 5.4 – Stat Priority – Gearing – Rotation

DugiLevelingGuideThe Mistweaver is the Healing spec for the Monk and was introduced, along with the class, in Mists of Pandaria.

The Mistweaver has a play style unlike any of the other healing classes as it requires offensive skills weaved in between heals to maximize their ability.

While Blizzard had always had an idea of having a “combat healer” spec for Paladins, it seems to have found its place here with Mistweavers.

Using three different types of resources, Chi, Mana, and Tea, the Mistweaver is one that has undergone substantial changes and tweaking since being introduced… not unlike the other Monk specs.

 

Changes for Patch 5.4

#   Mana Tea is now consumed at an increased rate of 1 stack per 0.5 seconds (up from 1 stack per 1 second).

#   Revival’s healing has been reduced by 30%.

 

WoW Mistweaver Monk Talents and Glyphs

WoW Mistweaver Monk Talents and Glyphs

The Mistweaver’s Tree is aimed more at mobility and giving healing bonuses.

Level 15:  Celerity is the best choice for Monks, increasing the frequency at which they can Chi Torpedo or Roll.

Level 30: Chi Wave is the best choice for Mistweavers, further increasing AE Healing capability.

Level 45: Power Strikes allows for a larger Chi generation, reducing the need to use GCD’s on Jab.

Level 60: Charging Ox Wave is the best choice for this tier, allowing mobility out of hazardous sitautions.

Level 75: Dampen Harm is an exceptionally useful skill for Mistweavers, allowing them to survive large raid damage hits.

Level 90: While Invoke Xuen, the white Tiger may seem like a DPS choice, his attacks proc Eminence Healing, allowing for significant AE Healing.

 

WoW Mistweaver Monk Glyphs

wow mistweaver monk glyphs#    Glyph of Mana Tea – Causes Mana Tea to be instant, instead of channeled.

#    Glyph of Renewing Mist – Greater raid healing.

#    Glyph of Spinning Crane Kick – Improves AE Healing ability.

#    Glyph of Uplift – Better healing for AE situations of high damage.

 

Wow Mistweaver Monk Stat Priority and Rotation

Stat Priority – Reforging for 5.4

wow mistweaver monk stat priorityAs a Healer, Mistweavers do not need to worry as much about reforging. The general rule of thumb is that if you are having problems with mana, reforge towards Spirit. If you aren’t, go for Haste, to a breakpoint and Crit of Mastery otherwise.

Spirit > Intellect > Haste (Breakpoint) > Crit > Mastery

 

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WoW Mistweaver Monk Rotation and Cooldowns

Buffs to Maintain at All Times:

Stance of the Wise Serpent

Jade Serpent Statue near allies.

Mistweaver Monks need to manage three resouces while healing to maintain maximum efficiency.

Spending Mana generates Chi, spending Chi gives you Tea and spending Tea gives you Mana. Glyph of Mana Tea is basically required to be efficient.

wow mistweaver monk rotationRotation:

Chi Builders:

  1. Renewing Mist – Channel for low to moderate damage.
  2. Expel Harm when near an enemy and below 80% Health.
  3. Jab when near an Enemy
  4. Surging Mist to heal Heavy Damage.

 

Tea Buildings:

  1. Uplift with Renewing Mist on 5+ Targets
  2. Enveloping Mist to prepare for heavy damage, especially on tanks.
  3. Chi Wave on melee for smart heals.
  4. Uplift with Renewing Mist on 3+ Targets
  5. Thunder Focus Tea to renew Renewing Mist.

 

Heal Rotation:

Mistweavers are funky compared to other healing classes.

They need to keep Soothing Mist channeled on a target as doing so allows Surging Mist and Enveloping Mist to become instant cast and can be cast while chanelling.

Watch for 5 stacks of Vital Mists to allow for a free cast of Surging Mist.

Cooldowns:

Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger: Will generate healing through Eminence.

 

WoW Mistweaver Monk Gems and Enchants

WoW Mistweaver Monk Gems

WoW Mistweaver Monk Gems and EnchantsMeta – Ember Primal Diamond

Prismatic – Brilliant Primordial Ruby, Sparkling River’s Heart

Blue – Sparkling River’s Heart, Purified Imperial Amethyst

Red – Brilliant Primordial Ruby

Yellow – Reckless Vermilion Onyx, Potent Vermilion Onyx

 

WoW Mistweaver Monk Enchants

Shoulders – Greater Crane Wing Inscription

Cloak – Enchant Cloak – Superior Intellect

Chest – Enchant Chest – Glorious Stats, Enchant Chest – Mighty Spirit

Bracers – Enchant Bracer – Super Intellect

Gloves – Enchant Gloves – Superior Mastery, Enchant Gloves – Greater Haste

Belt – Living Steel Belt Buckle

Legs – Greater Pearlescent Spellthread

Boots – Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step

Main Hand – Enchant Weapon – Jade Spirit

Off Hand – Enchant Off-Hand – Major Intellect

Two Hand – Enchant Weapon – Jade Spirit

 

Conclusion

world of warcraft mistweaver monk talent guideMistweavers now represent a very interesting place in WoW Healing.

They are something totally new, mixing martial arts attacks and a third mana restoring resource into the mix.

For those interested in a complicated, unique but rewarding healing experience, the Mistweave Monk is for you.

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