The Enchanting Profession Has Some Significant Changes Coming in Battle for Azeroth. Is Enchanting Still a Strong Profession?
It looks like weapon enchants will be making a comeback in Battle for Azeroth. Some of our old enchantments will remain, but there are some significant changes coming. Here are the latest updates to enchanting, compiled from the beta test server and Wowhead.
Along with ring enchants that boost your secondary stats, glove enchants will be available to boost your professions, similar to what we saw in previous expansions. You can boost crafting, surveying (alchemy), skinning, mining, and herbalism with glove enchants in BFA.
Players may be surprised to learn neck and cloak enchants are not currently available in BfA. You will notice that other enchantments appear to be added instead to make up for this change.
Enchanters will see the return of weapon enchants with BfA. Players can get a boost of 35% to their attack speed for 10 seconds with the Gale-Force Striking enchantment. Users can get a boost to elemental spells by 20% with the Torrent of Elements enchantment. The Siphoning weapon enchantment allows the user to obtain an extra 7% leech. Players can also receive an occasional mana regeneration with the Coastal Surge enchantment. You may also be introduced to another currently unnamed enchantment to help reduce the threat.
Along with the above weapon enchants, there is also a new group of enchantments that provide a boost to secondary stats. You can receive a critical strike increase with the Deadly Navigation enchantment. The Quick Navigation enchantment will provide a haste boost. Masterful navigation imbues the weapon with a mastery buff. Users can enchant their weapon with Versatile Navigation for a versatility boost.
Players can even increase armor with the Stalwart Navigation enchantment. Each of these stat enchantments has a stacking effect and, once fully stacked, lasts for 12 seconds, providing a significant increase in that stat for the duration making these enchants very powerful for many players.
Players can also now enchant bracers to provide one of three hearthing benefits. Users enchanting their bracers with Cooled Hearthing will have five minutes removed from their hearth timer. Safe hearthing allows you to have an absorb shield while hearthing, which will most likely allow you to hearth safely even while in combat. Crafters can also create the enchantment Swift Hearthing, allowing players to have a faster cast to their hearthstone.
Crafters will also find interested in the PvP wands Honorable Combatant’s Salutary Scepter and Honorable Combatant’s Sorcerous Scepter. Both of these wands offer 11 intellect and 16 stamina along with 12.23 DPS and require level 120 to equip.
Enchanting continues to hold an important place in BFA for crafters, and will likely have many sought-after enchantments to help boost player performance. What do you think about the changes? Let us know in the comments!