Welcome to the Mistweaver Monk Class Healing Summary Page. This page will take you through all you need to know to get started as a Mistweaver Monk and to educate you so that you can be the best Mistweaver Monk Healer you can be, with links to different areas throughout the site so you can learn more. Hopefully you have already had a read through the Healing Class Summaries Page to get an idea about all the available healers and their play styles and you’ve decided to go with the Mistweaver Monk. Sweet! Read on…
We covered the Mistweaver Monk briefly in the Healing Class Summaries, which you have hopefully taken a glance at to get an idea of other healers as well as what you’re getting yourself into! But let’s go over the basics of a Mistweaver Monk Healer and what is required of them.
Monks are balanced beings who are not only masters of hand-to-hand combat and can be strong when defending themselves, but can be peaceful beings that heal through concentration and meditation. While our focus will be on the Mistweaver healing aspect of the Monk, Monk’s can also be played as a Tank (Brewmaster) and Damage (Windwalker) roles. The Monk is the newest class to come into the game since the Death Knight in Wrath of the Lich King and also the first class besides the originals with any Healing specialization since the game was launched back in 2004.
The Mistweaver Monk Healing play style is like no other class in the World of Warcraft, having the ability to provide heals to party/raid members while possibly playing a small melee damage role. This means that while you can provide strong heals equal to that of other healing specializations, you also have the opportunity to use your damaging abilities to inflict pain on your enemies and heal your allies at the same time. However, you cannot perform a full healing role solely with your damaging abilities, you will still need to perform a “normal” style healing role. You can however, heal without using any damage abilities, much like other healers.
As you use your healing and damage abilities, the Monk builds up the unique-to-the-monk resource “Chi”. Chi is similar to a Paladin’s Holy Power, in that you build it up over time using some abilities and then unleash it using other abilities. As a healer, Chi is the secondary resource to your main resource, Mana. Mana is the same as it is with other healers, in that you spend it to cast spells and it slowly regenerates over time, depending on your spirit and your Mana Tea charges (more on this later).
The Mistweaver Monk has some of the most different and interesting healing spells available to them. Being the newest class on the block, blizzard has put everything it has learnt about healers in the last 10 years into this specialization and provided an exciting and different experience, while still creating a healer that can compete with all other healing classes and specs. Let’s take a look at some of the spells and abilities you will be using as a Mistweaver Monk.
Your base-line go to spell at maximum level is going to be Renewing Mist, a multi-target-spreading Heal over Time(HoT) spell that generates 1 Chi. Soothing Mist is another spell you will commonly use for single-target healing. Uplift uses 2 of your Chi and heals all those that have Renewing Mist on them for a moderate amount. You also have spells like Enveloping Mist (a strong heal over time that costs 3 Chi) and Surging Mist (a short expensive heal that uses mana and generates 1 Chi). You can cast Enveloping Mists and Surging Mist while casting Soothing Mist without interrupting the Soothing Mist channeling.
You can switch over to your Stance of the Spirited Crane and you can use your melee abilities such as Jab, Tiger Palm and Rising Sun Kick to punch and kick enemies in the face! While in this stance and using abilities like these, along with Summon Jade Serpent Statue which heals allies through Eminence, you can do a small amount of damage to enemies while doing a small to moderate amount of healing to allies. While not awesome at neither damage nor healing, it’s a different playstyle and a is good for mana management.
What Races can I play as a Mistweaver Monk?
As a Mistweaver Monk, the races that you can choose are large and varied. Due to the Monk being the newest class to be introduced to the World of Warcraft, you are able to play any race bar the Goblin for Horde and Worgen for Alliance. That means as your available races are: for Horde: Blood Elf, Pandaren, Orc, Tauren, Troll and Undead and for Alliance: Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Human, Pandaren and Night Elf. To find out what races you can play for all classes and the benefits of each, head over to the Race & Class Combinations page.
We take you through all the spells a Mistweaver Monk will have in your arsenal once you hit level 100. We give you a quick run down of how to use each spell, what level you receive each spell and we give you a suggestion for the key bind for each spell.
We take you through the most important talents that you can take as a Mistweaver Monk and provide you with a base talent selection that will work for almost all situations, giving you something to start from and grow your knowledge of your specialization.
You’ve chosen your talents, now it’s time to fill in your Glyphs to effect your spells and your chosen talents.
After leveling, choosing your talent specialization, learning what your talents do, learning what your spells do and have set up your key binds, it’s time to learn how to play. We cover buffing your group, spell priority and general gameplay.
Now that you know how to play a Mistweaver Monk, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty. Gear is dropping and it’s time to enhance it, but you’re not sure what stats you should focus on, so we’ll do our best to help.
A way of adding the stats you learnt about in the previous section by way of enchanting your gear and items. We take you through what are the best enchantments (depending on your budget) for you and your class.
Another way of adding stats to your gear is by inserting gems into said gear which has empty sockets available. We’ll show you what gems you should go for, depending on what stats you already have and according to your budget.
Reforging was a method used to adjust your stats by taking away stats you don’t need and putting those numbers into stats you have more need for. This has since been removed with the Release of Warlords of Draenor.
Professions can provide your character with items to craft & use and items to craft & sell. We’ll go through each profession and provide you with the benefits those professions can give your class.
Consumables are elixirs and potions your character can drink (consume) to further enhance your healing ability, albeit for a limited time (usually 1 to 2 hours). We’ll show you the most beneficial consumables to increase your healing ability.
To start off, why not head to the Mistweaver Monk Spells page.