The 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
The Mistweaver’s Tree is aimed more at mobility and giving healing bonuses.
Level 30: Chi Wave is the best choice for Mistweavers, further increasing AE Healing capability.
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.
WoW Mistweaver Monk Glyphs
# 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
As 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
WoW Mistweaver Monk Rotation and Cooldowns
Buffs to Maintain at All Times:
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.
- Renewing Mist – Channel for low to moderate damage.
- Expel Harm when near an enemy and below 80% Health.
- Jab when near an Enemy
- Surging Mist to heal Heavy Damage.
- Uplift with Renewing Mist on 5+ Targets
- Enveloping Mist to prepare for heavy damage, especially on tanks.
- Chi Wave on melee for smart heals.
- Uplift with Renewing Mist on 3+ Targets
- Thunder Focus Tea to renew Renewing Mist.
Mistweavers are funky compared to other healing classes.
WoW Mistweaver Monk Gems and Enchants
WoW Mistweaver Monk Gems
Meta – Ember Primal Diamond
WoW Mistweaver Monk Enchants
Shoulders – Greater Crane Wing Inscription
Bracers – Enchant Bracer – Super Intellect
Belt – Living Steel Belt Buckle
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
Mistweavers 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.