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Mistweaver Monk

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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…

Class Summary/Role

We covered the Mistweaver Monk briefly in the Healing Class Summaries, which you have hopefully taken a glance at to get an idea of 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 the 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 newest class 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 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 damage spells to inflict pain on your enemies and heal your allies at the same time. However, you cannot heal 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, like a normal healer.

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 with 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.

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 healer in the last 8 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 Heal over Time(HoT) spell that generates 1 Chi. Soothing Mist is another spell you will commonly use for single-target healing and to generate Chi. Uplift uses 2 of your Chi and instantly 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). Use can cast Enveloping Mists and Surging Mist while casting Soothing Mist without interruption.

You have some strong cool down spells, including Revival and Life Cocoon. You also have the spell Summon Jade Serpent Statue which enhances your melee-based healing through Eminence. You’ve also got some very fun spells including: Spinning Crane Kick, in which you spin in the air, healing those around you, and Roll(or Chi Torpedo) which allows you to roll(or Torpedo) forward for increased movement and mobility.

There are many more spells available, most of these you can view on the Mistweaver Monk Spells page, and you can find out how to use them on the How to Play a Mistweaver Monk page.

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(including the new Pandaren 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 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.

Spells

We take you through all the spells a Mistweaver Monk will have in your arsenal once you hit level 90. 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.

Talents & Specs

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.

Glyphs

You’ve chosen your talents, now it’s time to fill in your Glyphs to effect your spells and your chosen talents.

How to Play

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.

Stat Priority

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.

Enchanting

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.

Gemming

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

Reforging is 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.

Professions

Professions can provide 3 things to your character: a passive buff, 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

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.

This page originally appeared on HealingWoW on .

Written by: on December 4, 2012.

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