As we draw ever closer to the release of Chains of Domination, WOW Shadowlands players are certainly eager to receive any news regarding future in-game mechanics and features that are to be introduced within the game.
With many anticipating an increased challenge of raiding the Sanctum of Domination, the implementation of a new socket-based equipment system allows players to beef up their characters even more, depending on their builds.
Shards of Domination are the new ‘gem’-like items which drop as rare loot while killing mobs in the Maw or Torghast.
These Shards can only be slotted into equipment which has Domination sockets attached to them, meaning that not every gear will be able to install these exclusive items respectively.
If you’re lucky enough to have found equipment which allows Shards to be used, then a choice of nine (9) different Shards will be available for you to choose from, depending on which ones you find first.
In WOW Shadowlands, the different types of Shards which can be found are:
- Shard of Bek
- Damage is increased by 2% if you have more than 50% health than your enemy.
- Shard of Jas
- Healing is increased by 1%, while maximum health is improved by 400.
- Shard of Rev
- Leech is increased by 35.
- Shard of Cor
- Damage is increased by 3% for 20 seconds, if you attack a new enemy.
- Shard of Tel
- A critical hit results in your nearest ally absorbing their next incoming 228 damage within 6 seconds.
- Shard of Kyr
- Gains 880 Absorb every 5 seconds, up to a maximum of 4,400.
- Shard of Dyz
- Attacking a target increases your damage to it by 0.33% for 4 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.
- Shard of Zed
- Your skills and abilities on a teammate have a chance of creating an Unholy aura on them, draining 221 health from nearby enemies every 2 seconds, for 10 seconds.
- Shard of Oth
- Speed is increased by 35.
After reviewing all these Shards, it would seem that your character will become much more proficient in dishing out higher DPS than usual, if that is what your respective role is within party.
Still, let’s just wait and see how things will go, come 29th June 2021.
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