@ Dreyo jab is indeed less mana per chi but it is alsoless healing per mana and healing per second then soothing mist. although it will give more chi per mana spend.
and also serpent zeal should not be counted towards jab at all it should if you compare fistweaving as a whole to ranged healing but in a jab for chi or soothing mist for chi or a jab versus soothing mist in general Serpen't zeal has no place. jab itself is no auto attack and will not generate serpent zeal healing.
on the topic of fistweaving it indeed needs to be included because even afking and auto atacking with keeping serpent's zeal up is indeed a lot of healing.
@ gnorrior i do think your 7.5k spirit works cause you are in a 25 man guild where you normally run with atleast a shaman and a priest or maybe even 2 shamsn or priests which can provide raid wide mana returns. in my 10 man we run with a druid paladin and me monk healer. it won't cut it for me to have 7.5k spirit even with only using jab when needed and using ReM and Expel harm as main chi generators i still go oom on some fights
on the topic of saying "fist weaving" as generating chi via jab instead of soothing mist, is required to optimally play a monk, no ifs ands or buts" makes me feel like you think there is only 1 way to play monk. it has ben proven both in videos as well as in WoL logs that it is in no means necessary to generate chi with jabs to get high HPS. also having super high HPS does not mean that automatically you are a good healer. there are monks like affiniti from blood legion that i mentioned a couple of times already that heals 25 m elegon HC without using jab much at all and still tops the healing meters and has no mana problems. seeing as they are 6/6 HC world 2nd 25 man team to kill will and where world first on elegon HC 25 man it leads me to believe there are multiple ways to play a monk effectively.
also in theory firstweaving outperforms ranged healing based on the math and also the extra dps it brings. but in some fights i might mean you put yourself as a healer in sticky situations or situations where you will get more dmg which means you need more healing. so in those cases fistweaving does not become viable and you will have to fall back on the in teory less effective way of healing but in that case is the better of the 2.
please just stop saying there is only 1 way to effectively heal as a monk which is just not true. as has been proven multiple times.