The loss of stamina of using all 425s vs 445-455 won't be viable for most folks doing Mythic/M+. There's a ton of unavoidable raid damage in Eternal Palace, especially towards the end. One or two of the best pieces maybe, but a full set would be missing 50-60k HP which is significant for most players.
@Uchur, I don't think 'provide more details' is necessarily the best response you could have given there. There are some pretty basic errors that even a first pass would have found:
Everytime Wowhead posts an article about things like this it get nerfed/hotfixed within a few days. Save your time people and don't farm :)
I would really hope it does. The crit boots alone are MASSIVE damage for fury with cold steel hot blood traits. So, I have opened over a hundred pairs of boots hoping for the lucky combo with no luck. Looking at the top parses this week, just about every single one has 2-4 of the benthic pieces with sockets already at 415+. I hate the feeling that my top end damage is gated not behind skill but getting freaking lucky. Therefore the pressure to farm pearls on alts mounts up to the point of instead just doing Nazjatar on 1-2 toons a day, not wanting to play at all.
Noooooo why'd you have to tell people about the Algans? I was enjoying people asking me if I was stupid for killing them whenever I saw them and responding with I'm bored lol and getting a whole bunch of mana pearls... Now I wonder if I'll see any alive anymore. Or if Blizzard will nerf them now...
The chances of getting the item you want with a socket is so low that you will likely go through hundreds and hundreds of Benthic tokens before you get what your after. Unless you have absolutely no life, or find beating your head against a wall enjoyable, I wouldn't go down this road.
The Algons are worth killing if youre near one. They are not worth actively farming, unless you just want the quick 385. I just killed 6 of them, got 2 pieces of Benthic gear and 0 Pearls.
I've only ever gotten Manapearls/Benthic Token from Algans once a day.
There's no Benthic gear in the links to the classes.
So in the guides such as resto shaman there is no table for Eternal palace for BIS gear it is still showing BODA only.. Is this intentional or is just not loading up?
From experience:- Both Algans (Wayward Algan and Lost Algan) drop Prismatic Manapearl or Benthic Tokens- They almost (almost!) drop it on the first kill- They will continue dropping them very rarely after that- Yes, I have farmed over ~50 in a day, and while the first few dropped Prismatic Manapearl , then it gets more and more rare. But they are not limited to one per day. I've had even the ~40th one drop Prismatic Manapearl and/or benthic gearAnother source of Prismatic Manapearl which most people don't know about are the Glimmering Chest.- These are visible only when using Scrying Stone- They can drop as many as 5 (at least that's how many I got maximum)- I have gotten multiple Prismatic Manapearl from multiple chests in the same day (even during the same buff from the stone)The chests didn't give Prismatic Manapearl until this reset (I've done the Nothing To Scry About achievement before and I didn't get a single Prismatic Manapearl). Suddenly they started dropping.
>> Benthic Armor can gain socket when you create it.If you say so! I saved a bunch and I got:12 helms : 0 sockets and no extras (leech, etc)12 chests : 0 sockets and no extras8 shoulders : 0 sockes and no extrasAnd... I'm done ever trying again, that was a massive waste of effort.The good news, I'm now officially done working on Benthic gear for the xpac. I now save a LOT of farming for pearls, no thanks!