After 1 major patch and months of demanding, Blizzard has finally introduced rank 3 Account-Wide Essences, coming as Echoes of Ny’alotha with the next weekly reset.
1 major patch passed since the introduction of Essence systems, and from the very start, players demanded account-wide essences. Some essences are gated behind a great wall, like reputation grinds with daily quests and a good example of this is Memory of Lucid Dreams which takes more than 15 days to earn rank 3.
Now, Blizzard has finally implemented account-wide essences coming with the next weekly reset. They are implemented in the form of Currency, Echoes of Ny’alotha. Below you can read Blizzard account-wide essences announcement:
Building on a great deal of feedback and discussion, we’re working on an update to the game. With the next regularly-scheduled weekly maintenance in each region, players who have earned a given Rank 3 Essence on one character will be able to directly obtain that Essence from MOTHER on any subsequent characters.
When playing an alt character that is missing Essences that have already been earned on a different character, most ordinary Visions of N’Zoth activities, such as Horrific Visions, Assaults, raid bosses, Mythic Keystone Dungeons, or BFA Season 4 PvP, will award a new soulbound currency – Echoes of Ny’alotha. These Echoes can be brought to MOTHER in the Heart Chamber, and exchanged directly for eligible Rank 3 Essences. While ordinarily each specific Essence must be learned in order to unlock it for other characters via MOTHER, all Essences associated with Nazjatar and Mechagon reputations will be available if any other different character has earned any of the Essences available from that reputation.
Our goal with this update is to preserve the efforts that players put into unlocking a given Essence through its associated activity the first time, while offering subsequent characters far more flexibility in pursuing that goal. We’ll have additional details in a forthcoming hotfixes update 4.0k that goes out around the same time as maintenance, but we wanted to let the community know ASAP that this change is in the works.
As always, thank you for all your feedback on this topic!
This means you will get Echoes of Ny’alotha while doing patch 8.3 activities like Horrific Visions, and then exchange for whatever rank 3 essences you have on your main. This will make acquiring essences like Blood of the enemy much easier without the long grinds.