The biped equivalent to Dragon Essence Shaping is the Essence Shaper.
The Dragon Essence Shaping ability comes in 6 tiers. A new tier is earned every 20 levels. It is unconfirmed whether the tier of ability or the skill determines whether you can craft resources of a tier higher than your ability.
Dragon Essence Shaping is most commonly used to craft normal or tainted essence from raw essence into orbs. To do so requires the use of an Essence Channeler and the Essence Orb or Tainted Essence Orb formula. Dragon Essence Shaping can also be used to shape or cleanse blighted orbs using the Blighted Essence Orb and Blighted Essence Orb Cleansing formulas, respectively, with the aid of an Essence Channeler.
Dragon Essence Shaping is also used to make Energized Azulyte needed in dragon cargo disk construction at a Crystal Shaper.
Dragon Essence Shaping uses the Essence Shaping skill to determine crafting efficiency.