While not the same as the DPS role, it is important to know how you want to use your cooldowns and what kind of situations you can use them most efficiently. You aren’t necessarily going for the “get the most, efficient” uses out of your cooldowns like you might find for a DPS’s priority, but making sure you have the CDs when you need them.
- Восстановление сил - Starting with the longest cooldown at 3 minutes, how you utilize Восстановление сил can be important on a dungeon to dungeon basis. While running the Радостное оживление trait assists with managing this CD, it does not net you a get out of jail free card.
- Восстановление сил should generally be combo’d with an on use trinket, such as Сучок древней мудрости, when using it to top the group, as it will significantly improve the cooldown’s output. Sometimes Восстановление сил can be used in more clutch situations outside of group throughput, like being able to use it to dispel multiple people in the group. It’s important to be aware of what mob types you are fighting or boss encounters you are approaching in order to make sure you have Восстановление сил up in order to utilize this mass dispel function to its full extent.
- Исцеляющий кокон - While rather weak as a tank external, Исцеляющий кокон still has its place as a tool to be used in the Mistweaver’s kit. This ability will place a large absorb on the target and incresae healing over time effects by 40% while the shield persists. You can often look to use Исцеляющий кокон on DPS that pull threat or get targeted by a lethal single target damage mechanic, such as Jagged Nettles or Severing Axe. It’s important to communicate with your tank if they are going to want Исцеляющий кокон for a certain pull or encounter, or have some previous experience knowing when they will want it so you can plan your use of this cooldown throughout a dungeon, although there may be some discretion to using it for panic moments.
- Громовой чай - Sporting a 30 second cooldown, you will find yourself using this ability quite often, but it is important to understand how you are utilizing it. When used in tandem with the Средоточие грома talent, this ability packs a lot of value in its short cooldown. With the volatility that exists in dungeon content, you will often find yourself using both charges of your Громовой чай in a medley of ways. If you need spot healing, Окутывающий туман is your go-to. If you want to set up burst group healing for Оживить, utilizing the extended duration on Заживляющий туман from this ability will get you there. If you are looking for a break on mana, empowered Vivifies are the solution. And if there’s nothing to heal and you want to help DPS, the shortened cooldown on Удар восходящего солнца does the trick.
- In higher keys, you will often find yourself utilizing the empowered Vivifies far more frequently to ease mana consumption. In this regard, you can also get very efficient uses of Жизненные циклы here, such that you use the first charge of Громовой чай on a free Оживить, and then the second charge can be used for a reduced cost, empowered Окутывающий туман, followed by a reduced cost Оживить. Try to avoid using the first charge of Громовой чай on Окутывающий туман if you are going to use the second charge on Оживить, as to not lose the value of Жизненные циклы.
The trash that you will end up doing for Резан
can vary. During Укрепленный
weeks, groups will generally pull the first two packs on the left and utilize Жажда крови
here, then do Резан
after. During Тиранический
weeks, some groups opt to not pull the left side at all, rushing to Резан
and then doing a mix of Ядовитый саурид
packs and Ненасытный небесный крикун
s immediately after.
- One of the most important mobs to pay attention to in this pack is the Дазар'айский духовник. This mob has some extremely important casts to interrupt with Покров Бвонсамди and Исцеляющее слово. Покров Бвонсамди, if not interrupted, will put an AoE bubble around enemies, which causes all affected enemies to be immune to crowd control effects. This immunity can make dealing with the rest of the mobs much more difficult and can often result in a wipe. Исцеляющее слово will heal a mob for 30% of its max HP, which can be extremely inconvenient, as these packs are often a race against the limited CC and interrupts present in your party.
- For the Ядовитый саурид packs, make sure to not be stacked on top of your party, as their Сокрушительный прыжок ability will cleave all targets within 3 yds. Have burst healing ready with Купель сущности and Заживляющий туманs, and make sure to watch out for the Ядовитый сауридs having a preference for a single party member. Utilize Круговой удар ногой to allow yourself to catch up on healing, and let your party know if you’re going to use Круг мира, as this will stop the mobs from finishing their leap, thus negating the damage. When pulling with Ненасытный небесный крикунs, be sure the party has kicks ready for the Ужасающий визг, otherwise you will probably get stomped down by the Saurids while feared. If there are no kicks available, you can try to line of sight the fear cast and Восстановление сил your party’s fear debuffs off (Note: You can jump off out of line and use Трансцендентность to get back up to line in this manner, depending on where you are fighting the Skyscreamers.)