Mistweaver 101: Introduction
For those who follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been talking a bit about just how much I love the Mistweaver healing style lately. To expand upon what I said there, I appreciate just how much effort obviously went into crafting a healing spec that truly feels like it is the next logical step for a team of class designers who have experienced 9 years of growth. It feels like Healing+ to me, which isn’t meant to diminish any of the other healing specs so much as to point out that Mistweavers specifically and monks generally had the benefit of years of design experience without being hampered by any preexisting notions of what this new class “should be.”
It’s challenging, and it has a resource meta game unlike what any other healing class has right now. There are many risk versus reward decisions that can really set apart a competent Mistweaver from a highly skilled one.
But before we get into any of the finer points of endgame Mistweaver awesomeness, we need to cover the basics. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting several guides for people who are interested in breaking into Mistweaver healing for the first time. Most of these will be entry level, meaning they will be abbreviation-free and explanation heavy.
I intend to cover my UI setup, including the WeakAuras that I use to make my life a lot easier. I will certainly discuss leveling as a Mistweaver, and specifically “fistweaving” versus traditional healing. There will be some detailed information about the Mistweaver resource meta game once we get to level 90 content. I may also do a live stream at some point to answer questions and demonstrate some of these ideas in action.
But in the meantime, I need some input from those of you who read this blog. What questions do you have about Mistweaver healing? What problems have you run into along the way? What aspects of the spec just really stump or confuse you? Any and all Mistweaver questions are welcome and appreciated. Please post them here as a comment, email me, or send me a tweet.
I’ll do my best to fold all the questions I get into my upcoming posts, which will all be tagged with the “Mistweaver 101″ category and title.