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Conflict and Strife Essence Power Clarification

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Recently the new essence received from PvP which gives you access to an extra PvP talent, that also works in PvE situations, has made waves and there are plenty of threads about it on the forums. One in particular got a blue response which clarified just how powerful and how relevant the essence is supposed to be for PvE-focused players. Each spec gets a specific PvP talent added and some of them currently selected on the PTR are a little too powerful and feel mandatory for PvE, such as Moonkin Aura Moonkin Aura for Boomkins and Leader of the Pack Leader of the Pack for Feral Druids, but Blizzard clarified it is not their intention to have must-have talents for PvE available through the essence, as its primary goal is to add additional choice for PvP players.

For more info on this essence, check out our preview of it here.

Blizzard LogoConflict and Strife (source)

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.

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If they really stick with "way of the crane" for mistweavers, i will gladly do whatever is neccessary to get this pvp talent for pve. I always wanted to do fistweaving, and each patch i am trying it out again, to see if it is viable. (i have no idea how strong it is in pvp, or if fistweaving is viable there)

1 hour ago, Allseye said:

Is it just me or anyone else thinks this will end in a big balance-mess? 

but ... yeah ... that will be a mess.

as a side note: #makeWayOfTheCraneAPveTalentPlz

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