Dragonflight Dungeon Trinkets III

This is part 3 (out of 2) of the trinket preview series. You can find part I here and part 2 here. We’ll discuss the second half of the dungeon trinkets, focusing mostly on trinkets available in Mythic+. Dungeon trinkets are extremely varied this time around. As always, up to date trinket rankings will be available at full item levels on Questionably Epic Live.

Before you go on…

All calculations are on the 372 ilvl Mythic versions of the trinkets. We’ll be able to get much higher than this from Mythic+ but trinkets tend to all scale at similar rates. Some of the trinkets scale with your secondary stats and might vary slightly depending on your loadout but this doesn’t tend to be that significant. There’s a high chance trinkets receive tuning in the lead up to release, but I’ll update the articles for any changes.

Our demo character (henceforth known as Matilda) has the following stats:

  • 25% Crit
  • 15% Haste
  • 10% Versatility

Beta & Article Updates

  • None yet!

Flask of the Solemn Night

Initial Rating: B+
Season 1 Available Item Levels: 376 (+2 key) -> 421 (+20 Vault)
Drops from: Court of Stars


The Breakdown

  • You should know:
    • Flask has a low uptime, but very high stat value. It slowly loses value over time.
    • It’s also almost guaranteed to lose some value to Haste DR, such is the size of the proc.
  • Numbers wise:
    • You’ll get 3120 haste when it procs, but we’ll average 15.5 stacks while it’s active. Overall you can expect an average of 403 Haste before we take into account any diminishing returns.
    • That’s extremely high, but the low uptime means that you need to be able to leverage a proc when you get it. Proccing at good and bad times tends to average out over time, but make sure your spec can at least get a lot of value out of the “good procs”. Doesn’t tend to encompass many.


  • Fine in Mythic+, but you might prefer more consistent options. You can also get a lower uptime through a dungeon if you’re spending a lot of time DPS’ing – particularly on classes with no passive healing.


Verdict: Good on Paper but Difficult

Flask of the Solemn Night offers high average stats, but in a format that can be very difficult to take advantage of. You need to be a spec where you can both gain some benefit from a huge amount of haste, and can benefit from that haste at most times. Resto Druid and Mistweaver Monk are the only candidates that should find it very viable. It could be good for Disc Priest on paper but it’s likely to be too inconsistent to be better than other options.


Ruby Whelp Shell

Initial Rating: N/A (likely a low B)
Season 1 Available Item Levels: 372 (mythic) -> 421 (+20 Vault)
Drops from: Ruby Life Pools


The Breakdown

  • Scales with: Crit, Versatility
  • You should know:
    • Alright this one is a little complicated. There are five possible effects that can proc:
      • Sleepy Ruby Warmth: Crit Buff
      • Under Red Wings: Haste Buff
      • Lobbing Fire Nova: Damage Spell
      • Curing Whiff: Heal + a possible unknown secondary effect
      • Mending Breath: Significant single target heal
    • The exact ratio of the effects isn’t completely known yet, as-is the 24hr cooldown on-use effect. This is what we know so far:
      • The on-use effect will show a different emote if you target an enemy, an ally, or nobody at all when you use it.
      • The ratio of procs didn’t appear to change in a noticeable way after using it. The assumption is that you get more procs of your given type but testing was not conclusive.
    • Note that the stat buffs don’t depend on your current stat line. You can get both Crit and Haste buffs regardless of your loadout, and mastery / versatility buffs aren’t available.


Verdict: Inconsistent, but more data required

We’ll keep an eye on this trinket and update resources when we can collect more data on it. It appears to be too inconsistent to use since while the stat procs are nice, their proc rate gets pushed out by the weaker procs.

Horn of Valor

Initial Rating: B+
Season 1 Available Item Levels: 376 (+2 key) -> 421 (+20 Vault)
Drops from: Halls of Valor


The Breakdown

  • Numbers wise:
    • You’re looking at around 200 int from the on-use effect when used on cooldown. However while the trinket is active, you’ll get a ~12% power increase depending on your gear.
    • That’s on the low side, but a primary proc on a 2 minute cooldown is extremely favorable to a lot of specs and so it’s ok if we’re getting less stats on average.


  • Horn of Valor is similarly good in Mythic+, but only if you have a two minute cooldown you can pair with it to take advantage of a big int proc. Paladin is by far the best recipient.


Verdict: Sounding the horn is decent value for some

The viability of Horn of Valor basically comes down to how well your spec pairs with a two minute cooldown. I’m not expecting this to see a ton of play overall – Paladin gets closest to getting value from it.

Special Mention: Alacritous Alchemist Stone

Initial Rating: A
Season 1 Available Item Levels: 382 -> 418
Crafted from: Alchemy


The Breakdown

  • You should know:
    • You don’t need to be an Alchemist to wear this, though there are many good reasons to be one anyway.
    • At 2 procs per minute you can expect to be able to use your potion around every 3:40 instead of every 5 minutes. You’ll usually look at this through the lens of “Does this get me an extra potion this fight”. It will a lot of the time, but be closely aware of your fight timer.
    • This will cost you a Spark of Ingenuity to craft which means you need to compare it against other options you have since you’ll only be getting one of those every two weeks.
  • Numbers wise:
    • You can expect a little less than 230 intellect from the proc on average.
    • Whenever this does give you an extra potion in a given fight, it becomes an absolute top tier option. The mana potion we’ll use this tier, Potion of Chilled Clarity, is extremely strong since it gives us 15 seconds of free casting (even more with some specific embellishments).


  • In Mythic+ it’s value is a little more mixed. It’s still a very good stat stick, but you’re unlikely to be popping Potions on cooldown outside of very high keys so you tend to waste most of the extra effect.


Verdict: Worth pursuing 

A stunning pre-raid option that gives you a full budget stat stick paired with a potion bonus that should easily buy you one extra cast per fight in the new raid. For any spec that is able to use Potion of Chilled Clarity well (Resto Druid, Preservation Evoker, Mistweaver Monk, Discipline Priest, some Paladin builds) this is a fantastic choice. That said, definitely compare it in full to other Spark options before you craft.


Special Mention: Sustaining Alchemist Stone

Initial Rating: B
Season 1 Available Item Levels: 382 -> 418
Drops from: Crafting (Alchemy)


The Breakdown

  • You should know:
    • Extending your Phial is quite a lot worse than reducing the cooldown on your combat potion, however Sustaining Alchemist Potion has a larger proc as a result.
    • As with the Alacritous Alchemist Stone, you don’t need to be an Alchemist to equip this. You can grab it via the new Work Orders system instead.
    • Similarly to the Alacritous stone, this requires Spark of Ingenuity to craft.
  • Numbers wise:
    • You can expect around 280 intellect on average from the proc. A bit more than 20% higher than Alacritous Alchemist Stone.


Verdict: Rarely worth the Spark

Sustaining Alchemist Stone isn’t necessarily a bad trinket, but it struggles to justify it’s Spark cost early in the season. You’d rather spent it on a big embellishment, or a weapon, or the Alacritous Alchemist Stone. It lacks the niche its sister trinket has.

We’ll cover the raid trinkets in the next few days!


Dragonflight preview series

Dungeon Trinkets I | Dungeon Trinkets II | Dungeon Trinkets III | Raid Trinkets (coming soon)

7 responses to “Dragonflight Dungeon Trinkets III”

  1. Kharites says:

    Do the alchemist stones count as Embellishment?

  2. Shawz says:

    Have you had any experience with the Primal Ritual Shell? I managed to get it at 379 and have been using the water buff for extra healing procs but the variety of options may be worth it for a while until 379 becomes too low ilvl wise. Be good to hear your thoughts on it 🙂

  3. Mark says:

    Hi. You tested Alchemist Stone, but what about Jewelcrafting trinkets: Idol of the Aspects? They were buffed two days ago.

  4. Taz says:

    What about the Lifebinder trinket from Jewelcrafting?

  5. hongbits says:

    what about the darkmoon deck/box: dance? not worth mentioning?

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