Essence of the Focusing Iris
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Role Damage
Rank 2 Reduces the cast time of Focused Azerite Beam by 33%.
Haste gained from Focused Energy increased by 50%.
Rank 3 Focused Azerite Beam can now be used while moving.
When you have no stacks of Focused Energy, gain 2 additional stacks from your first damaging spell or ability.
Rank 4 Focused Azerite Beam gains an enhanced appearance.

Essence of the Focusing Iris is an Azerite essence obtained through the Mythic+ dungeon system after the start of Battle for Azeroth Season 3. This essence can only be used by DPS specializations.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2020-03-20): Restrictions on acquiring role-specific Azerite Essences from MOTHER have been lifted. Rank 3 tanking, healing, and damage-specific Essences are now grouped together and can be purchased with [Echoes of Ny'alotha] when at least one is unlocked on a character.
Developers' note: This update to the new Echoes of Ny'alotha system is intended to make Essences much more available to your characters whose specializations put them in different roles (tanking, healing, damage). A side-effect of this change is that even a single character now has a way to obtain these off-role Essences, and can either use Echoes to purchase them from MOTHER or use the original means of acquisition.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2019-07-17): Fixed a bug that caused Unholy Death Knights' Essence of the Focusing Iris Azerite Beam to be interrupted by the Helchain; Azerite Trait.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2019-07-16): Essence of the Focusing Iris (Essence) Major Power damage has been lowered by 15%.
Developers' note: Essence of the Focusing Iris is a very strong tool for area burst damage, but is overshadowing the other [...] area damage Essences that are available. This change should still keep it very strong when dealing with packs of high priority targets.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2019-07-09): Gaining Essence of the Focusing Iris/Minor no longer breaks stealth.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2.0 (2019-06-25): Added.

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