Wait how does that work with the achievement Legacy now?Apparently this achievement, Power Is Beautiful, isn't Legacy and classified as 'obtainable' in-game. (Check live, or 9.0 pre-patch live - under Expansion Features > Heart of Azeroth). When by all rights this should have gone Legacy if Blizzard was saying all Rank 4 essences are going to be unobtainable.
I got well of existence lv4 and the item for lv 4 island expeditions both last week
Note that you can still acquire the Mythic+ essences by buying them at the azerite gear vendor if you completed the +15s achievement before the patch. It is account wide so all your alts can buy the essences.
I can confirm that I got Aegis of the Deep rank 4 on an alt on 10/18. I previously obtained the rank 4 The Unbound Force on my main months before pre-patch, so I don't know if this dropped because my account was flagged as eligible, or if the rank 4 still just happens to drop. Can't hurt to have more information either way.
No reason to delete these from the game even if they are on a legacy item. Very cool spell animations. If they want to keep rarity set the drop rate for the mythic bosses to 1%; attach m+ essences as legacy items to future all +15 achievements; turn mechagon into like herald of the titans run allowing vision of perfection; and put 2400 r4 as a legacy item for pvp. For all the paragons just turn off bad luck protection and reset it back to base drop rate (remember no double rep now too).And if they don’t want people getting the azeroth’s champion achievement, just remove all requirements to earn it once shadowlands goes live.I have 24/28 r4 essences (would have had 25 but gave one away for someone to get the title), and I would love finish collecting the rest of these through my own effort without using a boost (sadly no title though).Also it would be amazing if you got the rank 4 essence that all similar looking spell animations for characters on your account could then use the r4 animation instead. No reason why warlock should be the only class with major spell animation changes. So as an example unbound force replacing arcane missiles or breathe of the dying replacing smite. So many ways blizzard could have expanded this but they just dropped the ball.As for the rng r4s I was seeing in some twitch chats and in my discord that people were still getting WV and paragon essences. So those should still be possible until likely the 9.0.2 pre-patch.
I don't have screenshots but I have received the rank 4 essences from the Mechagon paragon caches after the pre-patch so I'm assuming all the rank 4 essences from the paragon caches are still available. On a side note it may be that the rank 4 essences will go away with the official Shadowlands launch just like the 100% drop rate on the mounts and other such things that will go away with the actual launch.
Nice 8.4 update til now :D
2 days ago I got Aegis of the Deep from the emmisary, but I didn't take a screenshot. Maybe some paragon caches still works for r4 essences.
I got The Unbound Force in a Waveblade Ankoan paragon chest 2 days ago (most recent day they were up for the WQ).
Can confirm I received the spirit of preservation rank 4 from a paragon chest yesterday (10/20), so those should still be obtainable.
can someone explain to me why I should get these? I'm not being sarcastic, I thought the azerite neck wouldn't work in shadowlands, thereby making these essences not work either?I just don't want another situation like the mage tower where those appearances can still be used.
Rank 4 Unbound Force actually dropped for my hunter from Ankoan paragon cache yesterday, didn't think of taking a screenshot though.
I got purification protocol rank 4 from a rustbolt supplies paragon box a few days ago. Not sure if its a bug or not - at this stage I don't think the developers themselves know!
What are the point of these past BfA. Seriously asking. I don't get when these will ever be used again.