It's hard out there for Mistweavers. I like being more mana efficient, but as someone who enjoys Kickweaving more than casting (and since we're coded as melee along with HPal), I would like to see a substantial buff to overall damage so that we can be a more viable choice for high end content.
There is one healer class that needs to be nerfed. It's holy paladin. Their hps is ok. But their dps is extremely high. Especially when it comes to Mythic+.
Mistweaver is doing decent in raid only because many encounters benefit from the raid being close enough for spells like Rushing Jade Wind to carry the spec. As soon as the fight doesn't call for stacking people Mistweaver gets at the very bottom of the list. I like playing my Mistweaver in raid (at least up to Heroic difficulty, I don't care have the time to dedicate to attempt Mythic) and it's quite decent despite not being really exciting at all. About 90% of your healing is done on targets you don't even choose yourself, Essence Font is smart targeting, Renewing Mist is smart targeting on bounces, your Vivify cleaves on ReN targets so it's mostly out of your direct control. The numbers are decent but boy is it frustrating to feel like the game plays itself for you. At least Ancients Teachings of the Monastery makes the gameplay a bit more exciting and makes healing tanks quite easy but again the healing is "automatic" and it really feels like you never make a lot of decisions in raid beyond just your big cooldown usage.The spec needs a serious rework to be viable in all content. It's decent in raid but it's really bad in M+ and PvP simply because Holy Paladin does everything Mistweaver does but a lot better and with more control on the targets.And for those who say that "Mistweaver is fine" just look at how much HPS the borrowed powers have to bring Mistweavers to be decent (just decent, not even good) compared to other healers. Ancient teachings is the first source of healing in M+ if you equip it and in top 3 consistently in raid with numbers above 20% of HPS. Just imagine any other healing spec with a legendary bringing them an additional 15./20% of their total HPS on top of their healing.If borrowed powers didn't exist at the moment Mistweaver would be the worst spec in the game by far. It shows how badly it needs a rework. Give it a lot more damage (and nerf Ancient Teachings conversion to heal % in exchange to stay on the same HPS output), stop making the entire kit revolves around Essence Font because it makes the spec really awful outside of raid environment, and frankly a bit boring in raid despite being decent. And give any utility to the Mistweaver useful for a healer spec, Life Cocoon is neat-ish but it's not a game changer at all either.
RIP disci? rip holy. Jesus blizzard do something it's fk sad i can't play my main cause my raid lider cry about disco all time.
Druids going up because 1) they were already exceptionally strong healers AND got a buff to their two biggest spells and 2) they have the best mastery that scales really well, compared to say Shaman, whose mastery does not scale and in fact gets worse the more gear you have.
If it's so inaccurate, maybe this does more harm than good. Just a thought.
Disc isn't every likely to be useless due to their sheer ability to negate incoming damage. Which is huge. I can definitely feel the recent nerf which made fights like Sludgefist much more of a pain (ramping is complicated when there are so many potential interrupts happening) but it's generally fine. MW definitely needs some utility love though (and they should bring back full raid fistweaving which was a lot of fun)
Cries in Mistweaver.
Take some resto druid output and give us an absorb, unique and valuable utility or dps. This chart is more a slap in the face than anything else cause its not like we're being brought to end bosses. Just look at the population of healers on sire - its nothing but disc/hpala/rshaman.Where is this class balance we were promised at the end of the last xpac? Bring the player not the class kekw
Nerf holy priest buff holy priest hell rework holy priest I'm still gonna play it because I enjoy it. As it should be