The new Necrolord Legendary - Elementi Scheggiati
- is thematic, though upon release numerically underwhelming
The legendary is a weaker cousin of the Anima Power Verga Elementale Scheggiata
, providing half the benefit. Its best case use scenario is one where we'll consistently have 3-4 targets with Folgore del Fuoco
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, Promemoria 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 Elementi Scheggiati
). In an ideal scenario (always 4 targets when you proc it), Elementi Scheggiati
provides an average of a ~4.3% Haste Buff. Compared to Promemoria 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 Promemoria Ancestrale
to give us a ~3% overall dps boost as it stands, and so we can expect that Elementi Scheggiati
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 Onde Rotolanti
conduit. As a result, considering that Echi della Grande Separazione
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 Echi della Grande Separazione
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 Elementi Scheggiati
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 Ondata 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 Nucleo della Marea Primordiale
, and it directly competes with Focus Naturale di Jonat
with them both working off of Ondata 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 Elementi Scheggiati
into the Pioggia Pesante
buff, where you'd have the strong Pioggia Curativa
, Totem della Marea Curativa
and a lot of Marea Benefica
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 Pietra del Tremore Profondo
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.