Time to rock Holy Priest.
Uplift now costs 10 Valor.
Please tell me you didn't take it seriously. D:
Please god don't reproduce
02/21/2013 12:09 AMPosted by TaymageI have a feeling many mistweavers won't find that amusing.
02/21/2013 11:56 AMPosted by KeirisonisSome mistweavers might like this... You know... Because it's more sustainable than glyphing it. :P
Jab gets used to the point of spam because it has 100% chance to generate chi, which other heals do not. When a DPS has bad RNG, they slip a little on a meter, but there are probably other DPS who are having good RNG at the same time, so the overall outcome is insignificant. Later, they'll probably have better luck and move back up. When a tank has bad RNG, the tank might die. When a healer has bad RNG, someone else might die. This makes tanks and healers hate RNG and value consistency.
As for uplift, I haven't gotten my mistweaver far enough to see why so many people seem to prefer it over all other chi-based heals, but it's clear that for some people, the other chi-based heals are not even an option; it's uplift, talents (before 5.2), or BOK. This seems to indicate that Blizzard should take a look at other chi-based heals and why they are unattractive/unpopular in their present forms. (Maybe they could use more. Or glyphs that convert mana heals into chi heals, rather than the other way around. Using several at once would chi starve you, but different monks might pick different ones, depending on how they were designed. What other heal would you like to cast more often, if it didn't cost so much mana? How much chi would you pay for it, if you could pay for it with chi?)
02/21/2013 02:12 PMPosted by CalonderielAs for uplift, I haven't gotten my mistweaver far enough to see why so many people seem to prefer it over all other chi-based heals, but it's clear that for some people, the other chi-based heals are not even an option; it's uplift, talents (before 5.2), or BOK.
But those are all the available Chi spenders. Uplift, BoK, talents, and .... Enveloping Mists. That's it. Having the talents cost Chi worked really well for the MW spec, and I think that shows how much the spec needs another Chi heal.
With the changes in mana, renewing mists on cooldown and then what? SCK for chi (assuming you have mana and your raid is stacked)? Soothing mists (and pray for chi)?
"Praying for chi" is not a reliable way to heal a raid.
Stack massive amounts of spirit, glyph uplift, and have only enveloping mists as a chi dump (with talents going to cooldown rather than chi limited in the patch - last I knew)?
I am glad the I retired my experiment in monk healing.
02/21/2013 05:29 PMPosted by NzeteSoothing mists (and pray for chi)?
I have not even gotten up to Wrath content on this class yet and am wondering why they did not just have Soothing Mist generate 1 Chi every 3rd tick, which seems to be what they intend to happen over [a long length of time] with the 35% RNG. Sometimes I get 0-1 Chi from a full channel, sometimes I get 5 in the first 5 ticks. ... Not really a good way to do it, I think. Does anyone know why SM does not just have a set 3-tick to Chi ratio instead?
On-topic, I guess that is one way of forcing us to continue doing dailies! xD
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