Kaivax
5 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

In this thread, please focus feedback and discussion on the multi-role Essences currently being tested in the Rise of Azshara PTR:

  • Conflict and Strife
  • The Crucible of Flame
  • Memory of Lucid Dreams
  • Ripple in Space
  • Vision of Perfection
  • Worldvein Resonance
Nimox
5 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

Hi Aestrasz,
These issues with Memory of Lucid Dreams’ minor effect should be resolved in the next PTR build for Protection Paladin. Thanks for the bug report!

Nimox
5 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

Hi Llarold,

The next PTR build will have a change for both Brewmaster Monks and Guardian Druids with the Major power on Vision of Perfection.

Brewmaster Monks have had the Major effect changed to activate Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox, when it procs. It will summon it for 25/35% (rank1/rank2) of the talent’s duration.

Guardian Druids have had the Major effect changed to activate Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc for 25/35% of the talent’s duration when it procs.

The Minor/passive effect is unchanged for both specs, it will still provide cooldown reduction to Fortifying Brew or Survival Instincts.

This should help the Essence feel a bit more noticeable and meaningful when it activates. Try it out in the next PTR build.

Nimox
5 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

It will work regardless of you having the talent selected.

Nimox
4 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

A question we have seen come up in a few places regarding the Minor effect of Memory of Lucid Dreams that warrants some clarification:

If you use an ability like Templar’s Verdict which consumes 3 Holy Power, or Unstable Affliction consuming 1 Soul Shard, how is a 50% refund handled?

There’s no concept of half of a Holy Power, or half of a non-Destruction Warlock Soul Shard. For things that don’t cleanly have a 50% value we can refund, any partial resources are saved and granted to you when they accumulate up to a whole. Templar’s Verdict will refund 2 Holy Power, or 1 Holy Power, alternating. Unstable Affliction will refund 1 full Soul Shard every other time the proc occurs.

Nimox
4 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

Some Essence tuning changes that are in the process of being hotfixed:

Ripple in Space

  • Major effect cooldown lowered from 90 to 60 seconds at all ranks.

Memory of Lucid Dreams

  • Major effect cooldown lowered from 180 to 120 seconds at all ranks.
  • Major effect at rank 1 duration increased to 12 seconds, up from 10 seconds.
  • Major effect at rank 2 is now +3 additional seconds, up from +2 additional seconds. This means the whole buff effect will now last 15 seconds at rank 2 or higher, up from 12 seconds.
  • Minor effect rank 3 Versatility buff reduced by 35%

These changes should be on the PTR soon.

Nimox
4 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

Another hotfix that is on the way regarding Vision of Perfection,

Talents or Azerite traits that were increasing the base duration of the specific cooldown that is being activated by Vision of Perfection are no longer incorrectly being counted when determining the duration of the buff granted by Vision of Perfection.

For example, a Holy Paladin with Sanctified Wrath talented will receive the same duration of Avenging Wrath from Vision of Perfection as another Holy Paladin with a different talent chosen on that row.

Nimox
4 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

It will be based on the 20 second duration with just Celestial Alignment, or based off of 30 seconds if you choose Incarnation.

Nimox
4 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

Essence of Focusing Iris Major Power is currently consuming all stacks from its minor power when it damages the target, is this intended?

This is a bug and it will be fixed. Thank you for the report.

Nimox
4 months ago
Essences Feedback - Multiple Role Essences

Some additional hotfix balance changes have been made for a few Essences:

Crucible of Flame

  • Minor effect rank 1 damage and healing values increased by 35%.
  • Minor effect rank 1 proc chance increased for all healer roles.

Vision of Perfection

  • Major effect proc chance reduced for Holy Paladin.
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