New Mistweaver Monk Changes for Warlords of Draenor

There is new healing info for Mistweaver Monks announced today in the Healer Watercooler.

With Instacast heals bring largely removed, Mistweavers will see their Uplift now has a 1.5 second cast time.

Blizzard didn’t announce any low-thoroughput, low-mana-cost heals from Mistweavers, although they could still have something in the works and just not mentioned it.

Monk Higher Efficiency: Soothing Mist, Renewing Mist
Monk Higher Throughput: Surging Mist, Spinning Crane Kick

Mistweaver Monks had a hard time this tier, a lot because their healing style didn’t really mesh well when healing with super absorb classes like Disc Priests. So the toning down of absorbs should help Mistweaver’s shine once again.

Additionally, we’re toning down the power of absorbs in general. When they get too strong, absorption effects are often used in place of direct healing instead of as a way to supplement it. We will, of course, take these changes into account when tuning specializations that rely heavily on absorbs, such as Discipline Priests.

For concerned Mistweavers that there isn’t much change going on here (although lots has been announced previously), Watcher says:

Mistweavers will be seeing other improvements — we’re not looking to leave their effectiveness at the mercy of random jumps.


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