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.
- Regain - Starting with the longest cooldown at 3 minutes, how you utilize Regain can be important on a dungeon to dungeon basis. While running the Elévation spirituelle trait assists with managing this CD, it does not net you a get out of jail free card.
- Regain should generally be combo’d with an on use trinket, such as Ancien nœud de sagesse, when using it to top the group, as it will significantly improve the cooldown’s output. Sometimes Regain 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 Regain up in order to utilize this mass dispel function to its full extent.
- Cocon de vie - While rather weak as a tank external, Cocon de vie 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 Cocon de vie 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 Cocon de vie 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.
- Thé de concentration foudroyante - 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 Tonnerre focalisé 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 Thé de concentration foudroyante in a medley of ways. If you need spot healing, Brume enveloppante is your go-to. If you want to set up burst group healing for Vivifier, utilizing the extended duration on Brume de rénovation 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 Coup de pied du soleil levant does the trick.