Originally Posted by Audacious
A lot of items has that kind of improving favors. SnY, Orchid, Treads, Guinsoo, HoD, Blade Mail, shit you name it, etc.
Also you lose 6 agi.
You pay 1500 recipe costs for S&Y.
Combining Orchid only gives +2 int and the ability, Oblivion staff gets +5 damage and +25% mana regen when combined.
Guinsoo gets only +100% mana regen and the ability.
HoD has better magic resistance and hp regen, but looses the armor bonus.
Blade mail bonuses are only minor.
There are items that get some bonuses and items that don't. I wanted to point out that no item gets a major bonus and a powerful ability, IMO +200 hp for free is a major bonus and should be removed from this item, switching agi to hp regen and an ability when combined is enough of a bonus.
I think changing PMS to vitality booster or even Vanguard wouldn't be a bad idea, justifying the hp bonus and making the item more usable throughout the game.