Gear should feel more satisfying and rewarding again with WoW Patch 9.1, the developers promise. To deliver on that promise, they've announced an adjustment to Shards of Domination, the new socketing system for gear from the Sanctum of Domination.
Power bonuses grow with time
So far, the shard system in Patch 9.1 works like this: Gear you capture in the Sanctum of Domination has special socket slots for Shards of Domination. These shards come in three different versions, Blood, Frost, and Unholy. There are three different shards per version, which in turn are available in five ranks. You can equip a maximum of five items with a shard. Once you have three shards of the same type socketed, you will unlock special bonuses for the Maw, Torghast, and Sanctum of Domination.
The change to this system that the developers have announced concerns these very bonuses. The WoW team wrote in an official blue post (translated by us):
"We are currently working on an adjustment that will make upgrading your Shards of Domination in the Sanctum of Domination more rewarding. We will be changing the system so that the bonuses it grants you in the Sanctum of Domination, Korthia, or the Maw grow over time.
With this change, the runewords Blood Link, Winter Winds, and Chaos Spell will grow based on the strength [rank, ed.] of the shards they grant you. For example, if you upgrade your three Blood Shards (Shard of Bek, Shard of Jas, and Shard of Rev) from their base, the power of your Blood Link bonus will grow.
While these bonuses aren't available now, we wanted to let you know about the adjustment ahead of time to ensure you have sufficient information when spending Stygian Embers on shard upgrades."
Now that's some good news, don't you think? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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