View Full Version : Penitent Essences

11-23-2004, 09:00 PM
<DIV>Around level 23-25, Penitent Essences started to pop in my inventory from time to time. At first I thought it was some crap I mined but I kept them because after examining them, they were something that mentionned restoring faith or something like that. From then on, I noticed they were accumulating in my inventory and figured they would be important sometime.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Well that time arrived when I reached 26 and got our new heal that requires a penitent essence as reagent. Its a decent instant heal ( 400+ at app1, 1 sec cast) but I was wondering what was exactly making the penitent essences to pop?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Jokalaylau</DIV> <DIV>Paladin 26</DIV> <DIV>Oasis server</DIV>

11-24-2004, 01:43 AM
<DIV>free bump because i wanna find out how to get these **ZOMG** things</DIV>

11-24-2004, 03:50 AM
<DIV>I am pretty sure you get them from the spell, Blessing of the Penitent.  Note they both have the word Penitent <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Was going through my list trying to figure it out and was like duh.  Not sure what triggers you to get the item though.  Don't know if its when you get hit or when you hit something.  I've gotten two during one battle before and sometime non from several battles while having it up.  When you get one, it has like a red sparkly effect around you i think.  I used to not use the spell much cause it was like a 40 hp buff or something.  But i used it recently and thats when i noticed i started getting these.  Anyways thats what i figure is causing me to get these essences.</DIV>

11-25-2004, 11:18 AM
<DIV>If it is like the other classes it  appears when an enemy dies while  a spell that you cast on them is still in effect.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Do you usually cast smite prayer? I am thinking that that spell might be the one as it is around the level at which you say you first started getting the essences. </DIV>

11-25-2004, 02:28 PM
<DIV> <DIV>i don't really think its smite prayer, but i could be wrong as i haven't done any testing on it.  Only reason i say that is cause i use smite prayer on jsut about everything since i got it.  you get smite prayer at lvl 23.  blessing of the penitent you get at 24, but i didn't use it then cause i thought the 40-50 hp buff really wasn't worth the 3 min timer.  I used it one day when we were preparing to fight a named mob and thats when i noticed the first penitent essences in my pack.  that was about lvl 25.  like i said above, i noticed they both had the word penitent in them so i started using it more often to see if i got more, and i did.  I noticed a red sparkle effect i never saw before and i think thats when you get one and i've seen them during battle, not when the mob dies. I'm lvl 26 now and have only a total of about 30-35 penitent essences.  I would think i would have more than that if it was off of smite prayer every time a creature died with it on them.  i'll have to try testing both ways, as i would like to know the for sure way to get these, but i still think its blessing of the penitent that gives you these.</DIV></DIV> <P>Message Edited by Zernax on <SPAN class=date_text>11-25-2004</SPAN> <SPAN class=time_text>03:36 AM</SPAN></P><p>Message Edited by Zernax on <span class=date_text>11-25-2004</span> <span class=time_text>03:39 AM</span>

11-25-2004, 07:21 PM
<DIV>I use only Blinding Light instead of Smite prayer so its definetly not Smite Prayer that gives the essences. I do use Blessing of the Penitent a lot so they could be coming from there.</DIV>

11-25-2004, 08:21 PM
I got half a dozen essences before I even had BotP. My guess it's just something that happens. You don't have to cast anything special or do anything at all. All you have to do is group (because I've NEVER got one when soloing) and kill stuff.

11-25-2004, 08:50 PM
<DIV>its a small gnome putting them in your pockets when your not lookin :smileytongue:</DIV>

11-25-2004, 10:56 PM
<DIV>:smileysurprised: i do travel with a gnome all the time...hmm....</DIV>

11-26-2004, 12:24 AM
<DIV>OK, i decided to run real quick and test out how i thought i got my essences.  I went out to the gnoll defenders jsut a bit outside BB.  They are blue con solo.  Took off all my buffs other than Blessing of the penitent.  Had my pack open to where my essences were to see when it goes up. I used no skills other than blessed aid to heal myself and blessing of the penitent. First 3 battles i got nothing.  4th battle, during the battle i saw that red sparkly effect on me, and i had one more essence in my pack.    Then i tried the method suggested above with the smite prayer, casting it before the mob died, got nothing out of 3 times.   You can get them solo for sure.  Doesn't seem to happen often, nor do i still know if its off of you hitting the mob or the mob hitting you as i stated in my first post.   Not sure how khael got some before getting the spell blessing of the penitent, but i still think  you have to cast something at least, cause if you could get them jsut without anything specific skill/spell like khael said, i would think i would have recieved at least one before lvl 25.  anyways, that was jsut a quick test i did, more input would be great to get this down for sure.</DIV>

11-26-2004, 02:15 AM
<DIV>Hmm, I got my first one this morning, lvl 18. I had no idea where it came from and needed room in my pack so I destroyed it. Honestly, I thought it was something someone cast on me, like when they summon you stuff. Saw no use forit so boom, destroyed.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Gah.. I need more backpacks!</DIV><p>Message Edited by Ghunn on <span class=date_text>11-25-2004</span> <span class=time_text>01:16 PM</span>

11-26-2004, 05:26 PM
<DIV>I remember getting one around level 17-18. I had no idea what it was so I destroyed it. I think the essences are something that you just have a chance to collect, which probably increases with level. No spells required.</DIV>

11-28-2004, 01:03 AM
<DIV>Um are you talking about the things that look like little blue glowies in your inventory? You get those from a priest. All priest get a spell that puts an item in your inventory, if the priest dies you can resurect them with it. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

11-28-2004, 06:14 AM
<DIV>No we're not.</DIV><p>Message Edited by Thejaff on <span class=date_text>11-27-2004</span> <span class=time_text>05:14 PM</span>

12-01-2004, 01:38 PM
<DIV>I didn't get my first one till 24..in beta there was a buff that caused you to have a chance to collect one upon a mobs death. Divine Inspiration maybe?</DIV>

12-01-2004, 02:23 PM
<DIV>I can state for a fact you CAN'T get them below lvl 24 i don't care what anyone says.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>In beta, the description of the lvl 24 HP buff Blessing of the Penitent stated,  Increases your maximum hitpoints. As long as the spell is in effect, everytime the paladin is struck there is a chance of a penitent essense being placed in your inventory.</DIV>

12-01-2004, 06:03 PM
I guess the stack of 13 I had in my inventory at level 23 doesn't count then. Thanks Santa!

12-01-2004, 07:07 PM
<DIV>Well im lvl 21 and still havent seen any of this stuff in my inventory. Or Maybe the little gnome hasnt hit me up yet :smileyvery-happy:</DIV>

12-01-2004, 07:38 PM
I dont remember seing them until i was 24..I've got about 45 now..the heal spell they're used for is useful.. it's like a self-only LoH with a 5min timer instead of 30min..

12-01-2004, 08:11 PM
I also didn't receive any until level 24.

12-03-2004, 01:33 AM
<DIV>Sedden, you can state that all you want, but I got one last night at level 22.  Maybe a bug, dunno, and it's the only one I've gotten, but I definitely got it, and I'm definitely not 24 (which I can state as a fact!).</DIV>

12-03-2004, 03:49 AM
<DIV>Not at 24 yet, so I can't answer this myself...  Can someone else have cast the Penitent spell on you that allowed you to receive the Essences prior to level 24?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

12-03-2004, 03:26 PM
<blockquote><hr>_Custos_ wrote:<DIV>Not at 24 yet, so I can't answer this myself... Can someone else have cast the Penitent spell on you that allowed you to receive the Essences prior to level 24?</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV> </DIV><hr></blockquote>I've tried to cast it on others but it wouldn't let me, pretty sure it's a self only spell.

12-03-2004, 08:29 PM
<DIV>aight heres how it goes for me anyway, ive tried just casting the self only buff that produces these on myself many times while just standing alone. This yeilded no essences.  Now if im buffing myself and tanking either for a group or soloing then the essences start comign faster then i can do something with them.  I believe you must take a certain amount of damage while buffed for an essence to appear.</DIV>

12-03-2004, 08:47 PM
<blockquote><hr>Auronnj wrote:<DIV>aight heres how it goes for me anyway, ive tried just casting the self only buff that produces these on myself many times while just standing alone. This yeilded no essences. Now if im buffing myself and tanking either for a group or soloing then the essences start comign faster then i can do something with them. I believe you must take a certain amount of damage while buffed for an essence to appear.</DIV><hr></blockquote>I've gotten them twice in a row one hit after another so I don't think you have to take a certain ammount of damage.When you solo do you ward yourself a lot? No damage = no chance for an essence, which is a bummer for me because I duo with a Mystic. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

12-04-2004, 06:15 PM
<DIV>well from my experiance you have to be actully tanking to get the component and you need to have the selfbuff on. it makes sense since we dont get the buff till lvl 24</DIV>

12-05-2004, 01:26 PM
It's probably simply an augment. Meaning you'll get the essences even if you don't use the buff (and prior to 24 too) but only much more rarely. The spell augments your chance to get an essence (per hit taken). That's the only explanation I can think of that fits all the facts.

12-07-2004, 08:31 PM
<DIV>Didn't see them until 24 when I got Blessing of the Penitent. I solo 99% of the time and mostly use the HO (FC,WS,Taunt) and have only used blessing a few times which probably is why I have only a couple so far.</DIV>

12-07-2004, 11:06 PM
<DIV>I started gathering these at 24, now I'm almost 25, so can someone explain how they work at 26?  Is it simply they need to be in your inventory and they are used up each time you use the heal?  Or do you need to do something with them like assemble them like a craft item to be used?  Or do you need to have them on your hot bar?  Just wondering for when the time comes.</DIV>

12-08-2004, 03:34 AM
<DIV>My Paladin is currently level 35.  I have 2 stacks of 50 pentient essence and some in a thrid stack as well.  I have found the following to be true.  Casting buffs while not in combat yield none or next to no pentient essence.  If you buff during a fight the chance goes up considerably.  I use the following sequence to get tons of these things...</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>1.)  Divine Inspiration (level 23)</DIV> <DIV>2.)  Blessing of the Penitent (level 24)</DIV> <DIV>3.)  Prayer of Devotion (level 30)</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Alll of these help the group and yourself, and they are all fast casting.  Do these or the equivilent lower spells and you will soon see an abundance of Pentient Essence in your inventory.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Valur Resolute</DIV> <DIV>35 Paladin</DIV> <DIV>Najena Server</DIV>

12-17-2004, 08:45 PM
<DIV>Pentinent Essences will appear in your inventory if you cast blessing of the pentinent and then do ANY attack that deals DIVINE damage.  Everytime you hit with divine damage you have the chance to get an essence in your inventory.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

12-17-2004, 09:17 PM
Blessing of the Penitent gives you a HP buff and the ability to randomly get a penitent essence when hit. I don't see why there is even a discussion about it.

12-18-2004, 12:39 AM
<DIV>I was grouped with a SK the other day and Ive now got an item (I forget the name), which says it can be used in a vile ritual. Could this be some bug and the game has given me the SKs essence instead of giving it to the SK?</DIV>

12-18-2004, 01:47 AM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Dyvanos wrote:<BR>Blessing of the Penitent gives you a HP buff and the ability to randomly get a penitent essence when hit. I don't see why there is even a discussion about it.<BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <P>Hmm.. one of a true knight's qualities is humility.  Such arrogance in the ranks tis truly sad.  The reason there is a discussion is some had questions, and that is what one does... ask questions and get answers.  Also I must add that while I am not saying your information is wrong, it is in conflict with other's posts, such as the one preceeding yours.  Obviously some confusion is present.  There have been some who have claimed to get them pre Blessing of the Penitent, for example.  Whether they are in error or a victim of a bug, is not yet clear.  </P> <P>Thus, even if your information is correct, ye offered it in a way that really was less than virtuous.  Penance is due, I fear.  Perhaps seeing the head of your order and confessing your sin will avail you to insight as to how better represent your chosen class. </P> <P> As to the matter of the Peninent essences ( how fitting for this post, don't you think?), it does appear that being in combat with Blessing of the Penitent cast upon oneself is key to obtaining them.  I seem to get more when fighting harder opponents.. perhaps as the damage taken increases the likelihood of receiving one goes up?  Also, I am curious.. Alessa, hast thou seen evidence where ye obtained one as a direct result of inflicting divine damage, or could it have been possible ye also took damage at the same moment and thus it appeared to be a result of thine attack?  I am interested to know, at the risk of furthering the discussion.  :smileywink:</P> <P>Message Edited by Lathaniel on <SPAN class=date_text>12-17-2004</SPAN> <SPAN class=time_text>03:20 PM</SPAN></P><p>Message Edited by Lathaniel on <span class=date_text>12-18-2004</span> <span class=time_text>08:20 AM</span>

12-18-2004, 11:40 AM
The spell used by the SK to receive his Tainted Essence is a group buff, although I'm not sure if by design or 'feature' (:

12-18-2004, 04:51 PM
<DIV>Save those Penitent Essences....You'll need them for your next heal spell "Penitent Sacrament" at 26, which will use one as a reagent.  Right now for me at 27, it's healing about 400+ points per cast.  Downside is you can only use it every 30 seconds.</DIV>

02-07-2005, 10:02 PM
<DIV>At lvl 25 I heal for 447 with these.  That's pretty nice, except when I run out of essences...which is frequently.  I've seen a lot of speculation above...anyone confirmed any of these yet?  Which theory is correct about where they penitent essences come from?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thanks</DIV>