This is part 3 of our questionnaire analysis. This time we are taking a look at trinkets, jewelry (necks and rings), and relics. A week ago we released a questionnaire to investigate how people are playing their resto shaman at the moment. This provides us with a great foundation to discover what new builds, playstyles, and tricks are being developed during progress in the Nighthold.
Trinkets added in the Nighthold
Which trinkets are your favorite(s)?
The Nighthold comes with a loot table of four brand new trinkets. The new legendary trinket aside, that one will be discussed in the next article. Participants were told they could select more than 1 trinket. As you can see, the majority of people would love to pick up Etraeus’ or Ephemeral.
WARNING: the tooltip on the ‘Perfectly Preserved Cake’ was not representing the actual mechanic of the trinket, thus the results of the questionnaire with regard of this trinket are misleading. The cake is active in a radius, and doesn’t require ‘clicking’.
Why do you prefer this?
The overall sentiment seems to be: it all depends on the proc rate. And rightfully so. A wonderful concept of a trinket can be completely useless with a low proc rate. It will be fun to see how trinkets end up being tuned, and which trinkets end up being our tier’s favorites.
Why I prefer (no. 1) Etraeus’ Celestial Map
- Intellect gain (43%)
- Secondary stats proc (18%)
- Throughput (10%)
- I want to test this (7%)
- Least sh*t – in direct wording (7%)
Why I prefer (no. 2) Ephemeral Paradox
- Mana (46%)
- Intellect gain (43%)
- I want to test this (9%)
- Least sh*t – in direct wording (9%)
Why I prefer (no. 3) Aluriel’s Mirror
- Throughput (32%)
- I want to test this (17%)
- Interesting (13%)
Menzormin (Ravencrest-EU): “Aluriels could be good for both stacked healing and spread healing through the hot interaction.”
Why I prefer (no. 4) Perfectly Preserved Cake
Nothing convincing was chosen as a reason to prefer this. The best reason we could find was:
Rainlily (Lightbringer-US): “..the cake thing is really cute”.
However, with this trinket we can better indicate why people don’t like it. Best summarized by:
Zaxvriin (Terrokar-US): “Clearly blizzard forgot the lightwell problem.”
Which neck is your favorite?
First of all, let me present you with our options in the Nighthold:
So what do we prefer?
Here’s what people are after:
Why I prefer (no. 1) Beleron’s Choker of Misery:
- Because of the stats (crit heavy with mastery)
Why I prefer (no.2) Talisman of the Shal’dorei:
- Because of the stat balance (equal mastery/crit/haste)
Why I prefer (no.3) Zealous Timestone Pendant:
- Because of the mastery
Which 2 rings do you prefer?
Here is an overview of the rings dropping in the Nighthold:
So what rings did everyone pick?
Why did you pick these?
- Stats of course!
- Some might pick another drop because of item level however.
What relics are you after?
Here are the options:
This is perhaps the most divided we’ve seen people in our questionnaire so far. Perhaps because choosing the relic that seems right for you is so incredibly dependent on: what stat prio you use, what build you use, what legendary you have, the size of the raid you play in, or whether you run mythic +. Additionally, people seem to wonder about the interaction between Healing Stream Totem and our 4-piece set bonus. The fact that the quality of the relics isn’t /cheer-worthy, makes the choice even more difficult. And don’t forget: relics add item level to your weapon, increasing your intellect. Meaning, relics are likely to be chosen for the upgrade of item level / intellect alone.