10/08/2012 09:21 AM
Posted by Mist
At 90, you NEED to be a Fistweaver, you will burn too much mana otherwise and gain nowhere near enough tea.
Wrong. You don't NEED to do anything. The top parses on some fights are from players who aren't fistweaving.
Are those parses of them only ranged casting, or doing a hybrid style?
I constantly hit the boss \ DPS for tea generation and I never run out of mana.
Tried what you just recommended, only jabbing and dumping chi on bok/uplift, or Enveloping for tank heals, while keeping renewing mists up...
Saying you never run out of mana... I dont know, unless your fights usually last 20 to 30 seconds? Then I cant possibly understand how you aren't having serious mana problems.
Mind you I made sure to not waste any chi, I was always spending at 2 or 4.
It has to be a gear thing, or you aren't spending chi as efficiently as you think. I try to fistweave almost exclusively, and I keep MT on cooldown (glyphed), and I do just fine with what I have. Yeah, 5 minute + fights are a pain still, we ran Stone Guards (25) last night, and I had to channel a mana pot around 25%, but other than that I was good to go.
For you, for now, any piece that doesn't have spirit on it, reforge into it. You have plenty of haste, as 1345 is the first break point, and the next one is around 8k, which is insane. I would suggest reforging out of the extra haste into spirit, and take the crit on your staff to spirit. Since Jade Spirit is just barely available yet, even to those who do dailies everyday, go with heartsong on your weapons until JS is available. Switch your meta to Revitalizing Primal Diamond
until you are comfortable with your regen. Also, until you get some more gear, I recommend dungeoning with flasks and spirit food.