The new Necrolord Legendary - Éléments brisés
- is thematic, though upon release numerically underwhelming
The legendary is a weaker cousin of the Anima Power Bâtonnet élémentaire fendu
, providing half the benefit. Its best case use scenario is one where we'll consistently have 3-4 targets with Horion de flammes
active when we proc it.
To get an idea of the expected power level of this legendary without sims to assist us, we look to the only legendary that provides a similar benefit, Réminiscence ancestrale
, and a bit of napkin math (elongated form of said napkin math can be provided upon request, though this comparison will be slightly tilted in favor of Éléments brisés
). In an ideal scenario (always 4 targets when you proc it), Éléments brisés
provides an average of a ~4.3% Haste Buff. Compared to Réminiscence ancestrale
, which will give slightly different benefits based on the length of the fight in question though I'll use 5 minutes for this comparison (average sim length) which gives us an average of a ~4% Haste Buff.
In a Mythic+ scenario, we expect Réminiscence ancestrale
to give us a ~3% overall dps boost as it stands, and so we can expect that Éléments brisés
will give us somewhere in the neighborhood of a ~3.5% boost that could be bumped up as far as 4.5% or so through use of the Fracas des vagues
conduit. As a result, considering that Échos de la Grande Fracture
is gives us close to a 20% boost in a similar scenario, there's little chance we'll use this legendary as it stands. Even if it were buffed significantly so that its ideal use case were to compete with Échos de la Grande Fracture
for AoE (which would require at minimum somewhere in the neighborhood of a 200% to 300% buff), then it still wouldn't be able to compete with it on Single-Target where Éléments brisés
loses ~75% of its strength.
It does not change our choice in covenant at this time, for any content.
is the first revealed covenant specific legendary for Restoration Shaman, and its not off to the greatest start.
Getting a chunk of haste after using Vague primordiale
is alright, although not particularly intriguing. When it comes to healing it won't be the strongest option for Necrolord Shamans, especially because it has to compete with strong and consistent options such as Noyau de marée primordiale
, and it directly competes with Focalisation naturelle de Jonat
with them both working off of Vague primordiale
. In M+, a haste buff on demand might be more useful, but not sure yet if its strong enough there either.
The best case scenario (outside of the passive use) would be setting up Éléments brisés
into the Averse torrentielle
buff, where you'd have the strong Pluie guérisseuse
, Totem de marée de soins
and a lot of Remous
s out, which all scale with haste - which still does not seem too strong and a bit niche. And while haste is a great stat for damage output, I don't see this legendary being useful for damage output, especially when you can just pick up Pierre de secousse tellurique
All in all I don't think that this will replace any of the current legendaries and it is also not something you're going to swap covenants for.