First and foremost, one of the biggest problems with the new covenant legendaries have to contend with is that our legendaries are very strong, and in many cases damage profile defining. If a new choice opening up compared to the current options can't achieve that, it's a bad sign.
Venthyr - Conduction élémentaire
On the surface this might look interesting and finally be the boost that Nova de feu
needs as an activator, but it just has so many problems that I can't see it being used. Fire Nova as an ability takes away from alternative talents we could take and needs a supporting build, and is actually quite reliant on sustained Horion de flammes
uptime to gain relative value; largely due to the contribution from Flammes flagellantes
. Attaching this effect to a 1m30s cooldown (with a bit of unreliable CDR here or there) in Moisson en chaîne
is going to make for an explosive moment, but it's going to take so much investment to get that pop and cost you damage elsewhere.
Lastly and most importantly, it pulls us away from using Vents funestes
which can provide equivalent burst AoE (but more reliably), while also flexing into single-target without any issue. I can see a world where this may get used for very specific encounters, but the cooldown of Moisson en chaîne
and disconnect between build choices in these situations vs. what this actually adds makes it feel a bit like a trap for people who want a fix to make Fire Nova usable. While I'd love that, this really doesn't seem like the cure.
Night Fae - Graines de croissance luxuriante
While there was a lot to go through with the Venthyr one above, this one really has few - if any - positive talking points. Currently our top performing single-target build uses Os de loup de féticheur
, an option that is strictly
better in every circumstance I can think of. The cooldown reduction provided by the Night Fae option is on average much lower, and it also doesn't provide the additional Arme du Maelström
generation that comes as a free bonus with Os de loup de féticheur
. That there is a legendary that shares such a similar effect with no mechanical benefit to another raises some serious question marks here and I can't see any chance of this being used as it stands.
The bottom line for both these and the previously released Necrolord
legendary, Éléments brisés
, s that right now none of these legendaries are enticing enough to encourage a swap either in covenant or legendary equip. None of them are contenders to even be worth crafting, and compared to what Enhancement has available, considering the reliance we've had on legendaries to cover some of the gaps in our toolkit, these are nowhere near the level of effects that could provide that.