Now this is my first official post, so bear with me!
Usually leveling as a Healer is unbearable. Take leveling as a Priest either as Discipline or Holy for example, killing a mob takes a lot more effort if you aren’t Shadow. This isn’t a issue with Mistweavers surprisingly. Wearing a full set of Agility Heirlooms and x2 Venerable Mass of McGowan’s, I found Mistweaver as easy to level as any other damage focused class such as Rogue or Hunter perhaps. Agreed, this early in beta, everything could change.
Going into Mists of Pandaria Beta, I knew just from livestreaming BlizzCon, Monk was going to be the class I wanted to re-roll when the expansion released. They reminded me immensely of Druids and their ability to successfully support 3 different roles. After creating my Pandaren Monk and stepping onto The Wandering Isle, the preview trailer didn’t do it justice. The scores for the new zones & the new way they are approaching textures, it looks like an entirely different engine in Ultra settings.
In agreement with a large number of the initial invitees , the beginning zone could use a little bit more work. This is something that has been bugging me with World of Warcraft is the lack of voice-overs. Now I’m not sure if they just aren’t in or they stopped the idea of doing these entirely, I just wish they would put some more effort in really making these newer quests, more engaging.
Once completing the zone and finally being approached by both the Alliance & Horde, you pick which suits you best and continue on to the revamped zones introduced with Cataclysm.
Now finally hitting Lv.15 and finally jumping into first set of dungeons was painful. The initial build of beta had ”Chi Wave” as our only available heal. While it would full heal with one tick, it’s uncontrollable. This made doing dungeons a very interesting experience and resulted, in most cases, loads of deaths due to the 15sec cooldown. This has changed in the current build and those either anxiously awaiting their beta or are holding off till Mists goes live, you instead get the pleasure of using “Soothing Mists” which if you are unfamiliar, is Monks main heal.
Now, at an early level, Intellect really has no effect due to the HP pools of everyone. Wearing full Agility Heirlooms allows you to contribute some DPS and also keep your heals potent enough to not worry about wearing Agility gear. Questing with as a Mistweaver, while it might not have the avoidance of a Brewmaster, or the burst damage of a Windwalker, it allows you to pull as many mobs as you want and not have to worry.
Hope you enjoyed this short post regarding my initial Mistweaver experience and hope you stay tuned for more detailed information in the future!