As you'll see above, my stat priority/weight is generated through using the "Teaching of the Red Crane" spreadsheet available through peakofserenity.com & Monk Discord. These weights are based on talent selection & previous logs entered into the sheet. Anyway the reasoning why.
Intellect - Main stat - more int = more spell power, more spell power = more potent heals. Nothing really out of the ordinary here.
Crit - Monks scale very well with Crit, being able to pump alot of direct healing into a target. Critical strike although a little RNG based still offers a huge addition to healing
Vers - Generally increases the potency of my abilities. With the added bonus of reducing damage taken.
Mastery - Adds a small second heal to a handful of my spells to the target. Although nice to have it isnt a sizeable heal to the point you'd want to chase this down as a primary stat
Haste - Monks (at least for raiding) don't tend to chase haste down. With the class being mana sensitive anyway all haste really offers is a way to burn through this faster. I normally feel comfortable with around 8-10% as it makes the class flow better. Any more and i need more water!
Talents - Please explain your talent choices for different type of fights. And why you choose these talents.
Generally my build stays the same unless there is a niché that requires something else so here goes
Lvl 15 - Chi Burst - This is a free AoE heal that projects forwards. Normally enough melee are stacked for this to be a worthwhile ability
Lvl 30 - Chi Torpedo - General increased mobility to avoid fire!
Lvl 45 - Mana Tea - 50% reduced mana cost for its duration. I can normally time this for heavy damage periods to ease the mana drain that Monks struggle with
Lvl 60 - Ring of Peace - General utility mob management
Lvl 75 - Diffuse Magic / Dampen Harm - Either of these are viable at reducing a large amount of damage, the choice being related to what type of damage is incoming most through an encounter
Lvl 90 - Summon Jade Serpent Statue - Who doesnt love a green spinning snake? Anyway this statue channels a small heal on my last Soothing Mist target. Normally great for throwing on the active tank or a focus target taking big damage
Lvl 100 - Upwelling - Never ever stray from this! Amazing buff to my Essence Font. Increasing the bolts going out & duration. Ultimately healing more of the raid & leaving more HoTs active.
Lvl 15 - Mist Wrap - I may swap to this if there is an incredibly high demand for single target healing over raid healing
Lvl 30 - Tiger's Lust - If another class is struggling with mobility this can aid in getting a target out of trouble
Lvl 45 - Spirit of the Crane - Being able to stand in melee with healing downtime I can use this to both regen mana & subsequently additional damage onto the target
Lvl 60 - Depending on what CC is required
Lvl 90 - Invoke Chi-Ji - This can be used as a minor raid CD should there be a missing CD to cover damage patterns & single target healing is covered
Resources - Please tell us sources you follow to keep up to date with your class
I use the following:
peakofserenity.com - Amazing Monk resourse, a website full of information
Peakofserenity Discord - a more active version of the above
Teachings of the red crane spreadsheet - The closest a healer can get to simming their character!
Wowanalyzer.com - Used for picking holes in my performance & where to improve
General utility - wowhead.com, warcraftlogs.com & youtube.com (Video guides.
Your raiding history
Cleared everything whilst current except Sunwell & Lady Vashj
Cleared all content whilst current
Started Bastion of Twilight & Blackwing Descent but wife's pregnancy got to a stage that raiding full time & setting up a family life had an impact. I went and played very casually at this point
Pure filthy casual with the occasional nappy change & feeding time
Came back to raiding, started slowly with a heroic 2/week guild clearing Highmaul & BrF Heroic
With the release of HFC I stepped back up and joined another mythic guild, clearing all fights ending with a CE Archimonde kill
During the transition into Legion the guild I was in went through a merger (In hindsight it was rough!).....Anyway
Emerald Nightmare: CE Xavius
Trial of Valor: Guarm mythic
Nighthold: Elisande Mythic
Tomb of Sargeras:Managed to down Maiden of Vigilence mythic and some progress on Avatar
Antorus: The merger finally fell through and I moved to anothe guild clearing CE Argus on a 2/week schedule
Uldir: 5/8M with a casual approach during IRL commitments
BoD: 5/9H through pugging since my return on 4th Feb
Guild history and reason for leaving them
Starting back from WoD as my memory is hazy years prior to that
Pulse: Highmaul/BrF - Left as I moved back into Mythic Raiding
Without A Doubt: HFC-Tomb of Sargeras - This was the merger guild, it went through a few name changes & leadership changes in its existance, ultimately falling apart
Team Epic: Antorus - Taking on the house renovation I didnt have time to commit to their increased 3/week schedule that was being implemented for BFA release.
Fury: Current guild - I joined to keep my hand in raiding whilst working on other projects, now they're over and I have my time back i'm aiming to get back into Mythic progression raiding on a more serious level
Expectations - What do you expect from us and what can we expect from you!
What you can expect from me:
I play this game for one primary reason - raiding & progress. As such I invest alot more time that just "raid time", researching encounters prior to raiding, searching on how I can best perform & contribute to the encounter and ultimately bringing 100% focus & readiness (Weak Auras, consumables, customisations to boss mods for highlighting key abilities). After a raid i'll spend either that evening or the following morning going through the logs to see what went wrong both with my play & the general raid execution to find what and where we can improve.
What I expect from you:
I expect a stable & mature environment during pulls with little downtime for games & general slacking. Although i fully support blowing off steam during breaks & long runs back, there is a time to shut up and focus. I look to play with a raid team that all bring their A game every night, no excuses time after time like "I didnt have time to buy flasks" or "Potions are too expensive". We all look to play at a high level and with that comes the understanding that there is an investment to min/max your character & their performance.
Freetext - Anything else you wish to add? Your last chance to impress us!
You'll hopefully see my ability through my history & warcraftlogs.com (Although BoD has been rough, i'd suggest looking closer at the Uldir logs as an example). I have only had to put the game aside for life priorities twice in 14 years, once for a baby, the other for a house so I play consistently. Not a FotM player putting a class down during each patch or sub/unsub for content.
My monk was created for Antorus where the raid team had 3 paladins & no monks. I took the jump to give myself a new challenge & reefresh as I knew i was complacent with my ability on the paladin. My paladin is where you'll find 90% of my historical progression. This character was made in Mount Hyjal where everybody needed that consecration for trash (RIP my warrior). I stayed tanking until Cataclysm when I went Holy and you'll see i've been healing ever since.
I am currently working on my neck ilvl as i missed 5 weeks 24th Dec - 4th Feb....Thanks to BT for screwing up my address move & service.
I was told to put in a joke here. So I decided to write Carefish