´more closely mimic volatiles´ ?The SoH is used to create epic armor for Tailors, LW, and Blacksmiths similar to Chaos Orbs.The SoH is used to create the heroic level weapons for Smiths similar to Chaos Orbs.The SoH is used to remove the CDs of the high end tailoring cloth and the high end metal transmute similar to Chaos Orbs ( as well as the scroll of wisdom cd)I´m not sure I see anything where it replaces volatiles. It is gathered similar to volatiles, but it´s uses are almost exactly what Chaos orbs were used for.
The Chaos Orb's Reagent For list shows that all items that are made using them (with the exception of Black Embersilk Gown, a vanity item) require max level for the expansion to use the crafted items. Spirit of Harmony, on the other hand, is used to make expansion-entry level items, as well as mounts and pets. Yes it is also used to make raid level items. So are volatiles (Corded Viper Belt for example).I'm not going to debate this yet again because it seems like people don't listen to the other side's view. There are benefits to the SoH system, I am more than happy to admit that. BUT, I feel that making them BoP, especially when the announcement mentioned that they would make the SoH BoA eventually, but not right at launch. It felt like they were saying "Yeah we know it's broken, we know how to fix it, but we're still going to give it to you broken until we feel like implementing the fix." It may only be a minorly broken system, but, well, it's still broken because it forces farming on certain toons, rather than bringing the player, not the profession.
Penance's base damage has been reduced so that it now deals significantly less damage at lower player levels, and slightly less damage at level-85.God yes. I was tired of being one-hit by priests in bgs while leveling my rogue.