As a whole, the VDH changes were way too careful and small. Most of the tank essences are completely forgettable.
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.
Any ideas how Memory of Lucid Dreams will interact with a talent like Divine Purpose that Procs free uses of Templars Verdict. As those situations TV doesn’t consume any HP, but does it still have a chance to proc Lucid Dreams?
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.
Vision for VDH will be a damage boost in that when meta is up you will be getting more souls from shear and fracture. This is only a dps boost if you are using spirit bomb. Any extra pain it generates will be useless as you will be focused on generating and spending souls.
That “damage boost” is probably going to be statistically insignificant.
Vision and Spirit Bomb don’t really work well together.
The meta proc is only 5 sec and there is no way to control it, I’m also not sure what the ppm is. I’m guessing because of the random nature we will probably end up capping a few souls but perhaps we can get 3 globals out of it. There are better essences for dps though, and potentially better essences for damage reduction.
Edit: I tried testing out Vision on the dungeon target dummies and it was not proc’ing at all. So as for uptime, it seems to be currently zero lol
Edit: Tried it for a bit longer, it just does not proc very often. Details says it had 8% uptime.
I haven’t had the chance to test out the newest hotfixes but SB just doesn’t hit enough buttons for VoP or Lucid Dreams.
At this point I think Aegis+Sphere or one of the two dps essences +sphere for SB.
Pathetic lol. Sad vision is friggin awful for VDH, terribly low uptime on a few random seconds of a basically defensive buff only. Blizz spent time finally buffing meta, but it remains just a 15 second buff on a 3 minute cd with vision being too bad to use we can’t at least have a bit more fun with it than a measely 15 seconds on a longish cd… what a waste.
Another patch, no another expansion, of spamming SB or bust. 1 cookie cutter talent build to rule them all forever. Unsubbed. 0 effort from blizz to even try to balance talents after nearly a year of data showing how op some talents are and these essences won’t change anything.
I’m starting to suspect that visions only proc’s on certain abilities? Perhaps only spenders? I’m pretty sure it never procs on shear, but this could be a bug? I’ll try and test it out again when I have more time, unless a blue wants to tell us how it works.
If it only works on spenders, that really sucks, soul cleave our only spender is our lowest priority spell.