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Patch 8.2 Heart of Azeroth Essence Guide

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With the 8.2: Rise of Azshara release date looming ever closer, it's time to take a closer look at one of the central new features of the patch, with the latest upgrade to our Heart of Azeroth. In this guide we take a look at what essences are, how to unlock them and what each of them does. Aside from taking a look at what each individual essence does, we also check out where to get them, from Island Expeditions, Nazjatar, the Mechagon dungeon, rated and world PvP, reputations, mythic+, the raid and more!

So if there's anything you wanted to know about the essence system, we have you covered, so just head on over to our guide and delve deep!

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Very interesting indeed. I plan to switch from Protection Paladin to Protection Warrior for this patch. Looks like we've really got the pick of the litter; I can see Vision of Perfection, Memory of Lucid Dreams, Aegis of the Deep, Azeroth's Undying Gift, and Anima of Life and Death all being viable and desirable depending on the content. They really didn't balance Vision of Perfection very well - for Warriors it is purely a (quite high) DPS increase, for DK and DH purely a survival increase, for Druid, Monk and Paladin both survival and damage.

I'd be very interested to see if Memory of Lucid Dreams could be used as, say, a Guardian Druid to achieve higher stacks and uptime on Ironfur. They have been very resource starved ever since they dropped the Critical Strike model of getting extra Rage after Pandaria.

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