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Frosteye

Member Since 17 May 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2017 04:51 PM
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In Topic: Ancient Mistweaver Arts

15 September 2016 - 11:03 PM

I've been running Surge of Mist, it feels much more effective. The passive soothing mist healing is nice.

In Topic: Exsanguinate Nerfs

13 August 2016 - 03:56 AM

It was actually always 100% under the PVP Templates, so the nerf is for PVE only. Exsang is still very good for bursting down a target.

In Topic: Legion Race for Horde MW

08 June 2016 - 02:43 AM

Human/Orc for stun racials ... Otherwise prepare to get blown up in stuns.

In Topic: MW PoV: Got Into Alpha.

02 June 2016 - 06:35 PM

Try to tell me you have a hard time to kill a MW as melee.

On topic, any news now that we are into our good beta?

I'm interested in some things:

- How's anchient MW healing? (aka the old channeling)
- How's healing flowing? One of the fun factor of MW was the very unique playstyle (see above), but with channel+instant and chi mechanics removed won't it be just like another healbot?
- How is our mobility/utility?
- And last, but not least, how's heal/dmg not just for the spec but in general compared to dmg? Still zero heal with normal rota 1-100 with cds?


- AMW healing is decent with Enveloping Mists ... Effuse is a crappy weak heal and does not compare to surging mists in any way. It's "okay-ish" with Thunder focus tea, but that's about it. If you need to burst heal someone, you need to Cocoon them end of story (and you can't while stunned anymore)

- Heal flow feels clunky ... Vivify cannot be cast during soothing mist (amw) , so to use your procs you need to hardcast. Can't see it being super viable in Arena. Without Chi you can basically spam enveloping mists, and in most high damage PVP situations this is what you will be doing: Soothe > EM , rinse/repeat/throw in a few effuses for extra healing. Without the chi buildup for EM it feels too easy, and it is rather boring.

- Mobility is still good, but we lost Nimble Brew, and can no longer cocoon while stunned, which means we are easily locked down in stuns now despite our mobility. Basically if you're alliance you should immediately race change Human for the stun break.

- Utility is lacking with the removal of Touch of Death and Spear Hand Strike -- we feel like Heal bots, there isn't much to do in between healing except sap/leg sweep or Fistweaving.



One welcome change is that Stances are gone and you can fistweave and heal at the same time. The only thing that I don't like is the lack of Chi Resource, there is no decision making between using Chi to fistweave and do damage, or heal -- it feels bland and boring.

In Topic: legion...

02 June 2016 - 06:16 PM

If you look at any screenshot from Beta you will see empty/sad actionbars :'(

Ability Pruning doesn't make fun class gameplay.

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