Heal Rotation & Cooldowns (5.4.8)
Maintaining a proper Rotation and using the right Cooldowns is essential to maximizing your Mistweaver Monk. Use this guide to optimize your single target and AoE rotations while learning how to get the most out of your cooldowns.
Single Target Rotation
Buffs: Maintain these buffs at all times.
Mistweaver Monks must balance three resources while healing: Chi, Tea, and Mana. These resources are all linked and learning how to properly manage them is the key to playing the Mistweaver spec. Remember the following and managing Chi, Tea, and Mana will be much simpler.
- Spending Mana gives you Chi.
- Spending Chi gives you Tea.
- Drinking Tea gives you Mana.
The rest of the guide will walk you through the Chi building, Tea building, and Tea drinking stages of Mistweaver healing.
Chi Builders: Follow this priority to generate Chi by spending Mana.
Tea Builders: Follow this priority to build Tea by spending Chi.
Drinking Tea: Because it’s good for you!
Thanks to Brewing Mana Tea you build 1 stack of Brewing Mana Tea for ever 4 Chi spent. Mana Tea consumes those stacks to return Mana. It is recommended that you use Glyph of Mana Tea to make Mana Tea an instant cast ability that consumes 2 stacks of Brewing Mana Tea to return 8% of your Mana. With this setup, you should use Mana Tea as needed as long you have > 2 stacks of Brewing Mana Tea and < ~85% Mana.
Mistweavers’ direct healing spells operate a bit differently than for other classes. Most importantly, Soothing Mist needs to be maintained at all times on your healing target, because while Soothing Mist is active, your Enveloping Mist and Surging Mist spells become instant cast and can be cast while channeling Soothing Mist. As a result, the normal healing priority is to apply and maintain Soothing Mist and then maintain the HoT from Enveloping Mist to build up your healing. If even more healing is required, cast Surging Mist as needed to heal through high damage while maintaining Soothing Mist and Enveloping Mist. Also, from Teachings of The Monastery you will gain Vital Mists procs and as soon as you get 5 stacks of this proc, be sure to consume your free instant Surging Mist.
Eminence gives Mistweaver Monks the ability to passively heal through their damage. This type of healing can be effective, but most of the time is less useful and more difficult to accomplish than thru the use of dedicated healing spells like those mentioned above.
For AoE healing, use Renewing Mist on cooldown to HoT players and build Chi. Spend your Chi on Uplift to heal players who have Renewing Mist. Thunder Focus Tea is especially helpful in AoE healing and should be used to make Uplift refresh all current Renewing Mist. Finally, you can use Spinning Crane Kick for AoE healing and to generate Chi.
These effective cooldowns are available if you chose them in your talent build.
These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate into most all encounters.