This will be completely stupidly broken for some specs and useless for others. Essences in a nutshell.
Lol, Destro Warlocks with Bane of Havoc will be ridiculous, and Paladins getting back Hammer of Wrath, which used to be baseline (since vanilla lmfao) is the funniest thing ever.
If this happens, it will be mandatory for every group to have the tanks pick the talent that makes taunt apply a 15% damage taken increase to the target (well, 3% stacking up to 5 times).Really, I don't see Blizzard making this Essence, unless it nerfs some of the talents when used in PvE situations.
I would choose leader of the pack as feral druid to give a bonus to melee crit% and to heal themselves!
Finally, ferals will be usefull for raids (5% crit raidwide).
It's really bad idea to force players into PvP to gain PvE power...
Making a PvP earned essence basically mandatory for PvE content? BAD BAD BAD BAD.Did I mention this is bad?
This will be impossible to balance unless some of the talents are adjusted for PVE content. There are some that would be absurd against raid bosses.
This would give Shamans extremely broken utility with Skyfury totem. It'll give Rets a 4s rez that works in combat... Will they turn it into a Brez effect in PvE? It'll give DHs a Darkness that reduces chance of raid getting hit by 75%... Imagine how broken that'll be. Imagine WWs having the FoF trait for M+, easily broken AoE damage and 90% snare for adds...
The one for affliction that makes it so when you drain life your dots gain duration, bassicly you will just put up 15 stack agony, corruption, and 5 ua then just drain life for the whole rest of the fight with this... while really cool and i would love it, issue is it would cause broken things like these.
Surely they must have been talking about open world PvE?
Note that it may just be 'war mode' PvE content - non-instanced, but technically PvE....
people in here complaining about pvp earned stuff being mandatory for pve are so cuteliterally all of the best gear for pvp is from pve, if you dont want to pvp to earn the essence then dont get it
Wow, imagine we can use Dark Archangel for raid and M+! Disc priest will be the meta everywhere. Balancing all class and specs will be even crazier.That said, I’m in to make this into live
Shamans will break everything with Counterstrike totem.