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We'll be able to catch up on Artifact Knowledge in Patch 7.1.5 using Order Resources.

The main source of Order Resources is the Blood of Sargeras trader in Dalaran. You can buy Order Resources CacheOrder Resources Cache that will give 200 Order Resources for one Blood of SargerasBlood of Sargeras. Bloods are farmed via World Quests and Heroic+ dungeons.

Main Characters

A new quest was added to your Class Hall called Knowledge is Power. You need to turn in 500 Order Resources to get Artifact Research SynopsisArtifact Research Synopsis.  The quest is repeatable and can be completed until you reach Artifact Knowledge level 15. After that you will need to place work orders as usual. A total of 7,500 Order Resources is thus required to reach said AK level. That's 37.5 Blood of SargerasBloods of Sargeras.

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Alts

Depending on the Artifact Knowledge level of your main, you can purchase research compendiums and mail them to your alts. These items are bound to your Battle.net account.

As an example, if you have Artifact Knowledge Level 15, you can buy Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I & IIArtifact Research Compendium: Volumes I & II for 1,000 Order Resources. I think every 5 levels of Artifact Knowledge will unlock a new compendium. If you use the item without any research documents, you instantly reach Artifact Knowledge level 10 (it's like that on PTR right now).

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I'm not really sure, what does the wording "when used in conjunction with all Artifact Research documents" mean on the compendiums meant for alts. Does it make sense to stockpile & not use Artifact Reseach Documents on alts (before 7.1.5 goes live) to get the highest possible AK? Or will those be consumed along with the use of Compendiums?

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15 hours ago, Sintharis said:

I'm not really sure, what does the wording "when used in conjunction with all Artifact Research documents" mean on the compendiums meant for alts. Does it make sense to stockpile & not use Artifact Reseach Documents on alts (before 7.1.5 goes live) to get the highest possible AK? Or will those be consumed along with the use of Compendiums?

The wording is the way it is to work with people who have AK Research Notes in their bags. If you use the Compendium that boosts your AK level to 10, it will boost your AK level to 10.

Let's assume you're starting at AK level 1. If you have 9 Research Notes in your bag, it'll consume them and give you a free level to get to 10. If you have 11 Notes, it'll consume 10 and leave one there.

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I believe the main focus of the wording is to stop people from using it to get to AK20, then using the previously researched notes to jump to 25. It will consume any notes that you have in your bags, up to 20.

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29 minutes ago, Shakota said:

Is there a pre-requirement for this quest?  Other than being 110?

I don't have it available on either of my 110's.  Just the normal artifact research options.

Patch 7.1.5

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So if an alt has researched to level 15 I still need to buy the I-IV compendium for 2000 OH resources to get to 20? Wonder why they would do it that way? Why not sell separate tomes for 1-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20? If I am understanding what you are saying, this means I will be sitting stagnant on my lowbie alts until the patch comes out. 

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On 12/22/2016 at 1:40 PM, Slyman said:

So if an alt has researched to level 15 I still need to buy the I-IV compendium for 2000 OH resources to get to 20? Wonder why they would do it that way? Why not sell separate tomes for 1-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20? If I am understanding what you are saying, this means I will be sitting stagnant on my lowbie alts until the patch comes out. 

On the plus side, at least Bloods are super easy to farm, so there's no shortage of resources!

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