Antorus Healing Trinkets

PTR Update II: The Pantheon trinkets have been changed slightly on the PTR. This post will be updated shortly. All the other trinkets should still be accurate.

 

Antorus: The Burning Throne adds 7 new healing trinkets across 11 bosses and there’s plenty of variety; however, our options might be limited due to the seemingly mandatory nature of the Pantheon trinkets that drop off Argus himself (herself? Itself?). All numbers are from the PTR and are subject to change. 

 

Before you go on…

All calculations are on the 945 ilvl Heroic versions of the trinkets (955 for Argus the Unmaker). Some of the trinkets scale with your secondary stats and you’ll have to plug your own numbers in to get accurate values.

Our demo character (henceforth known as ‘Steve’) has the following stats:

  • 25% Crit
  • 20% Haste
  • 5% Versatility
  • +15.5% healing from artifact traits

None of the trinkets interact with Mastery, and all healing procs scale with Versatility. If you’re a Priest or Shaman you can add 5% (Priest) or 6% (Shaman) to the Tarratus Keystone and Highfather’s Machination trinkets because of your extra +Healing artifact traits.

 

What is a Pantheon Trinket

The Argus boss encounter drops six different trinkets which have both a primary proc and secondary proc. The Primary proc uses the same rppm system that most other trinkets do (you’ll get X procs per minute regardless of what you’re doing); however, there’s also a significant second proc that is only active when ’empowered by the Pantheon’. When all six trinket procs are active at once your raid becomes empowered and all secondary procs activate. You can only equip one Pantheon trinket at a time.

The system is confusing and problematic. Small raids will suffer and several specs will be locked into using a trinket for the good of the raid regardless of how strong it is for them personally. Wowhead has more information if you want to explore the system further. It could change before the patch hits live servers.


 

Garothi Feedback Conduit

Antorus Healing Trinkets: Garothi Feedback Conduit

Initial Rating: B
Drops from: Garothi Worldbreaker

 

The Breakdown

  • Proc scales with: N/A
  • Numbers wise:
    • We won’t know how frequently the trinket procs on low health allies until we have logs from live so we’ll start with the base 6 procs per minute.
    • At 6rppm you’ll see 1.31 stacks on average which is equivalent to 975 passive haste.
    • If we get 25% more overall procs from the low health effect then it’s equivalent to 1295 haste.
    • If we get 50% more overall procs from the low health effect then it’s equivalent to 1621 haste.
    • It’s very likely to be somewhere in the 25% range since a 945 ilvl stat stick provides 1397 secondaries and proc versions are often slightly lower.
  • Duration is refreshed if you get a second proc / stack within the duration of the first.

Mythic+

  • Haste tends to rank slightly higher in Mythic+ since you’ve got frequent opportunities to drink. This is still an unexceptional but solid choice.

 

Verdict: It wouldn’t be a Legion raid tier without a half decent stat stick

There’s nothing wrong with this healing trinket, and if you get one and haste is a good stat for you then you should see reasonable results while you wait for one of the stronger options in the tier.


 

Ishkar’s Felshield Emitter

Antorus Healing Trinkets: Ishkar's Felshield Emitter

Initial Rating: B
Drops from: Antoran High Command

 

The Breakdown

  • Proc scales with: Versatility
  • Numbers wise:
    • HPS-wise the shield contributes 36k HPS (with our demo character, Steve) which is on the low side for a versatility main stat trinket but you really don’t pick a trinket like this for its raw HPS potential.
    • Damage wise we’re looking at about 17k DPS if the entire shield is absorbed.
  • The damage dealt by the shield explosion is split among nearby enemies, tempering any huge AoE damage potential it might have had.

Mythic+

  • The competition for Mythic+ trinkets isn’t quite as tight as raid and you might find occasional niche usages like keeping a defensive-less ally alive through a Shadowbolt Volley or giving you more soak options for Smashspite. It incurs a 30s cooldown when equipped so, if you are going to pull it out occasionally, make sure you plan out your usages.

 

Verdict: Archive of Faith’s more attractive cousin

This is probably our best ‘single target life saving’ trinket this expansion. However, like Archive of Faith, it’s really hard to find a situation where you want to use it. Am I really willing to give up a strong throughput trinket for a potential save once every couple of minutes? Rarely. If you know one person is going to take a lethal hit in the next few seconds (like a soak mechanic) then you might see a little use in smaller raids but in Mythic you’re going to have better soak choices (like immunities).


 

Tarratus Keystone

Antorus Healing Trinkets: Tarratus Keystone

Initial Rating: C+
Drops from: Portal Keeper Hasabel

 

The Breakdown

  • Proc scales with: Versatility, +Healing Traits
  • Basically a big AoE burst healing trinket that’s frankly overpriced at 53 gold.
  • Numbers wise:
    • The base healing on the trinket is 1.5 million but our vers and healing traits will bump that up to about 1.82m.
    • This means that with 5 people in the light they’ll get 364,000 healing each. A paltry amount from a life saving perspective.
      • If a 20 player raid is stacked then each will get less than 100,000.
    • Looking at it from an HPS perspective you can expect it to contribute about 2% which is a little on the low side, even for an on-use trinket.

Mythic+

  • It’s a no from me.

 

Verdict: Like rain on your wedding day

There are too many good healing trinkets in this raid tier for something this unimpressive to compete.


 

Carafe of Searing Light

Antorus Healing Trinkets: Carafe of Searing Light

Initial Rating: A
Drops from: Varimathras

 

The Breakdown

  • Damage Proc scales with: +Damage artifact traits, Versatility
  • Mana Return scales with: Nothing
  • Numbers wise:
    • The mana restore is what we’re most interested in and we can assume we’ll get the full length of the DoT each time we cast it (no putting it on flimsy adds ok?).
    • With a return of 6703 mana every 2 seconds we get a total of 60,327 mana per use. This can be used once a minute and is equivalent to 5027 MP/5.
    • The damage portion of the trinket actually contributes a somewhat significant ~21k DPS.

Mythic+

  • Mana doesn’t tend to be an issue in Mythic+ and the DPS contribution is lower than what you can get from competing trinkets. It might be nice to keep it in your bags for those >4 minute high Tyrannical bosses but don’t wear it for the entire instance.

 

Verdict: Very good. This is goodbye, Promises

This will still have to compete with some other very very strong trinkets but if you’re not stuck wearing Velens + a Pantheon trinket then this is definitely the next strongest trinket in the tier.


 

Highfather’s Machination

Antorus Healing Trinkets: Highfather's Machination

Initial Rating: C
Drops from: The Coven of Shivarra

The Breakdown

  • Proc scales with: Versatility, +Healing traits, Haste
  • This is one of those trinkets that trades overall HPS for life saving potential. These tend to perform worse than they look on paper and Highfather’s Machination is looking like one of the weakest members of its class.
  • Doesn’t proc if the target drops from above 50% to dead in one hit.
  • Numbers wise:
    • We don’t have a reliable source for its proc rate yet but WowDB has it at 6 + haste per minute so we’ll start with that and then look at what it needs to be in order to be a competitive trinket.
      • At 6 + haste procs per minute the trinket will heal for 205,046 * 7.2 = 1.47m healing per minute if all charges get consumed. While this won’t always be the case, most progression fights will drop your raid below 50% fairly frequently so we can assume that most charges will see use. Let’s take a generous average and assume 90% will be used.
      • This puts the trinkets HPS at 1.47 * 0.9 / 60 = 22,000. Remember that this has Mastery as its primary stat and so we’re expecting 4.5%+ from the proc in order to beat an equivalent ilvl stat stick.
    • To be competitive with the other trinkets in the tier it would need at least twice that, and probably more.

Mythic+

  • The stacks will be concentrated on fewer people in Mythic+ which helps make the procs feel more impactful but I still can’t see a situation I’d ever want to use this.

 

Verdict: The Mistweaver Monk of healing trinkets

We’ll wait until we have a proper proc rate before we drop the hammer on this trinket completely but it’s currently looking like the weakest trinket of the tier (and potentially one of the worst so far this expansion). There can be value in ‘life saving potential’ but this trinket procs when they drop below 50% which happens frequently and isn’t a sign that they’re in any real danger yet. Steve is very disappointed.


 

Aman’Thul’s Vision

PANTHEON TRINKET

Antorus Healing Trinkets: Aman'Thul's Vision

Initial Rating: A+
Drops from: Argus the Unmaker

The Breakdown

  • The static stats are fantastic and the numbers on the proc are very high even if a Speed, Avoidance & Leech proc is a little awkward. The numbers shake out to the following percentages:
    • 2109 Speed = 13-14% movement speed (speed is subject to DR) averaging to 4-5%.
    • 2109 Avoidance = 19.2% Avoidance (remember that there’s a 20% hard cap) averaging to 7.6%.
    • 2109 Leech = 9.2% Leech averaging to 3.7%.
  • Secondary stats are usually better than intellect at this point in the expansion which makes 4352 static secondary stats very powerful.

Mythic+ 

  • There’s currently no way to proc Aman’Thul’s Grandeur (or any pantheon proc) in dungeons since you need at least 6 people in your group. This lowers the trinkets power somewhat but it’s still a very decent option.

 

Verdict: The Best in Slot we’re unlikely to ever wear

Almost unbelievably strong. The downsides to this trinket are:

  • It’s really good for DPS too and they’re often priority for loot.
  • Due to the current Pantheon mechanic we’re likely going to have to wear Eonar’s Compassion whether we like it or not (which we won’t be too unhappy about).

 

Eonar’s Compassion

PANTHEON TRINKET

Antorus Healing Trinkets: Eonar's Compassion

Initial Rating: A
Drops from: Argus the Unmaker

The Breakdown

  • Shield Proc scales with: Nothing. The value is currently fixed and scales only with trinket ilvl
  • Emerald Blossom proc scales with: Versatility, Crit, +Healing traits
  • Numbers wise – Blossoms:
    • The trinket procs twice per minute which doesn’t appear to scale with haste.
    • The Blossom heals 94846 * 1.25 (crit) * 1.05 (Vers) * 1.155 (healing traits) = 143,780 per tick and we get 7 ticks per proc for a total of ~1m healing per proc.
    • This puts the trinkets healing contribution at a mighty ~3.3% which with an intellect main stat is enough to justify its use. Like most proc trinkets it won’t scale quite so well as the incoming damage rises but even on a fight where we’re sitting around 1.5m HPS the trinket contribution is still at a not awful 2.2%. Remember that we haven’t looked at the Pantheon proc at all yet.
  • Numbers wise – Eonar’s Verdant Embrace (Pantheon Proc)
    • The Pantheon proc shields for 176,256 and you get 6 of them per proc for a total of just over 1m healing.
    • If we assume the trinkets line up once per minute this brings the trinket to 3.3 + 1.66 = 5% healing contribution on a fight in which you’re doing 1m HPS.
  • The Eonar’s Verdant Embrace shield will proc off the following spells:
  • You can have multiple blossoms up at a time.

Mythic+

  • You won’t see any Eonar’s Verdant Embrace procs in Mythic+ due to the six person minimum and the Blossom proc is a little slow for frequently bursty dungeon environment. There are stronger options.

 

Verdict: Not the trinket of your dreams, but the next best thing

If we’re going to be forced to wear a trinket via the Pantheon system then this is at least something we’ll be happy about equipping. It doesn’t do anything particularly clever or interesting, it’s just a damn good throughput trinket.


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3 responses to “Antorus Healing Trinkets”

  1. Flying_Kodo says:

    there’s only 7 trinkets not 8

    • Voulk says:

      Thanks I’ve fixed that. Originally Acrid Catalyst Injector also procced off critical heals but it wasn’t on the healer loot table so I wasn’t sure what they had planned for it. Seems like it’ll be DPS-only after all.

  2. Teldar says:

    Will we still be using Velen in one of the trinkets’ slots?

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