Another tidbit about the upcoming Mistweaver Monk healing changes, is that for straight healing (ie. not in fistweaving mode), healers will be channeling to get the highest HPS.
On Twitter, Blizzard dropped a few more tidbits about healing changes.
Would FW still maintain the “DPS healer” model that we were sold on? Will it be “viable?”
Yes. Separate stance allows us to balance it separately. (Source)
Is this going to make mistweaving gimped w/o stance swapping to fist?
Gimped? At what? Maximum HPS is purely Mistweaving, no Fistweaving. (Source)
So to clarify… If I want to heal I have to channel?
If you want to do maximum HPS, yes, Mistweavers gameplay involves channeling. (Source)
Just to add to this, what do you plan on doing with fistweaving?
Both are large concerns that we intend to address. Preserving Fistweaving, but it’ll be a separate stance. (Source)
Wait wait wait, by seperate stance do you mean SotFT? Will FW be energy based?
No, new stance. No, still mana. No, not at all like Chakra. (Source)
Are you aiming to keep the same seamless fusion between DPS and healing. I miss 5.0 fw.
What do you mean by ‘seamless fusion’? If you mean Jab-Jab-Uplift, no. No cherrypicking. (Source)
Monks are looking more and more like the healing class that will be undergoing the most amount of changes.