Necromancy: life essence regen

What is the base regen for life essence? Am I likely to be life essence starved without PK'es adding to the bar? Does it drop considerably upon death? Could someone please offer some general idea of how restrictive this currency is? Thank you!

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  • It isn't currency, and ask in game. 

  • How dare you answer this question on the forums @Tahquil!! /s
  • edited October 2019
    @Thaisen ask IG and find out why I dare'st!
  • Her answer was also very wrong, so there's that! 

  • Exterminate doesn't regen essence now, it takes essence to use (I believe just to start, even, not just on completion). Eating hearts restores a bit of essence via Cannibalism (267 lessons in, according to  The amount of essence restored is "...modified by the experience of your victims"

    Drain also exists (467 lessons in Necromancy) which will allow the transferal of essence from one Necromancer to another, though there will be some slight essence loss UNLESS you do it on Mhaldor Isle or in the city of Mhaldor (again, wiki) .

    Vivisect (1565 lessons in Necromancy) seems to, though the wiki doesn't indicate if/how much- there is an artifact that boosts this, however:
    A wreath of lycopod vines
    It costs 250 credits.

    You can also take the Truth Seeker minor trait for "bonus necromantic essence gain", though I am unsure of if it is on consume heart or it increases the passive essence regeneration.

    You should be more than fine without needing to eat hearts on the regular, if you're just bashing, but once you get into pvp (especially group combat), things may start to get a little costly essence-wise, especially when exterminating.
  • #MakeVardraxGreatAgain.

  • edited October 2019
    As I recall it, you wont ever find yourself exerted for essence unless you're in prolonged raids/repeated raids where you somehow never get a chance to just pluck hearts out of corpses (enemy and ally).
  • Caelan said:
    But addiction is already an amazing affliction. Wym

  • Pyori said:
    Caelan said:
    But addiction is already an amazing affliction. Wym
    It's aiight

  • edited October 2019
    Cool! Look we all learned things. Isnt this nice? I even learned about my very wrongness. Bigly gains for all while Making Newbs Great Again!
  • @Tahquil it may be nice but ... just remember that your soul be damned for doing all this OOC.
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