Hello Monk community!
I want to apologize if what I will ask and share here with you guys have been answered before but if u guys dnt mind i would like to see all summarized in a single post and sorry for my english aswell.
So im usually a healer in all mmos I play, since I play WoW for 8 years ive raided with every single role but healer is always my fav and the one i always go if im getting tired of pve raiding griding since for its never boring to heal.
So I rolled a mistweaver monk for MoP, but due to real life issues i just recently hit lvl 90 and im starting to farm gear for raiding.
I was 90 for like 4 hours or so, 450 item level and 2 greens and a friend of mine invited me to do MV normal 10 man, i refused explaining that i dnt have the gear and i didnt master the class aswell, he said that was nonsense that a good player is always a good player and against my will and because if i didnt go they wont raid i decided to help.
We killed the 1st boss and 2nd boss, and while i know the content is far from hard I was pretty impressive with my healing, i was the 3rd on the metter on most atempts/kills but i was really close to them, parsers like 31% 27% 26% were the most common and the only big problem was to manage my mana but by the time I got oom the boss was dead or we were already half down and ready to wipe. I focused more on raid healing popping some EMs on the tanks from time to time when the raid was high health and some emergency heals on tanks when needed. My modus operandi was stack renewing mists on cooldown for it to spread and when needed uplift, when the raid gather like in feng for some massive aoe healing i used rushing jade wind and then spamm spinning crane kick, spending the chi that gives me in uplifts since the raid had renewing mists spread.
My friend said: I told you so, u rock and the raid gave me a compliment BUT after a more detailed view of the recount I wasnt that impressed anymore, since I got alot of overhealing, and when I mean alot some tries I had something like 11% more overhealing than the shaman that was second.
So some of my biggest doubts that i would like to be answered by more experienced monk healers are:
Does my overhealing is somehow "normal" for our class or I was doing something wrong? I noticed most overheal came from renewing mists, something we cant control but even so im not used to see or do so much overheal so im kinda scared xD
1. Fistweaving is really a must for us? Yes I know that eminence provides decent heals but it seems so dependent on the situation, plus the risk to stay on melee and my biggest issue is in my search ppl describe this healing as "free", am i missing something? Jabs are cheap but they are not free, they are referring to stack the buff from the kick and then auto attack? Yes thats free but im not seeing that work in many fights, but i didnt mistweaving at all in my raid.
2. Do we have problems managing our mana pool? Or some of my problems were more like lack of total gear? (Yes, im using my mana tea in every cooldown and its glyphed).
3. What 2nd tier of talent should i choose? Chi burst provides a good aoe healing but is position dependent. Zen sphere at my eyes seems it needs 4 chi to make effect what is bogus, but i could be wrong. Chi wave its what i specced, seems good but im not using because I feel that the 2 chi required is better spend in uplift if i have RM spread, if i dont i wait for it to spread.
4. Is Zen Meditation a good raid cooldown? Since i didnt raid that much I dunno, its worth if for us to use it in a big aoe damage situation to absorb some damage while the other healers spamm or its better for us to heal instead of using it?
Thank you for the ones that manage to read the all post, and I greatly appreciate some feedback and help.