Boomy/Feral Forced Choice on Essences

#1 - May 22, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
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With the newest PvP Essence, Boomies and Ferals will be forced to always take this essence since both are raid buffs that no other spec brings, and we’ll be forced to use it practically on all content, Mythic+, Raids and RBGs. 12% raid Spell crit and 5% melee crit on the raid completely trumps all other essences. On Boomy this just shows how few actual dps pvp talents we have available that you could place on this essence, since you removed Celestial Downpour, Crescent Burn is not a good PvE talent playwise and the rest are all survivability talents.

A more interesting choice would be an Essence that allows you to pick an additional talent from your PvE tree.

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#22 - May 23, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
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The chosen abilities in PTR data are not final. In particular, the ones that would clearly be overpowered or problematic in PvE (such as Leader of the Pack) are generally cases where the final decision of which PvP Talent to give hasn’t yet been made.

The primary goal of Conflict and Strife is to provide an interesting choice in PvP by allowing access to an extra PvP Talent. It’s not necessarily going to be a strong option for PvE. The acquisition of this Essence is via PvP, and is totally optional for PvE-focused players. While there may be interesting PvE uses for some of the choices, it is not expected to be a strong competitor on usual PvE criteria (like total throughput) on every spec.