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In Patch 8.2, all Azerite powers will be unlocked instantly and the progression will shift into Essences that empower your Heart of Azeroth. Learn more about Essences in our Heart of Azeroth Essence guide!

Table of Contents

Introduction 

We expect a big overhaul to the Heart of Azeroth Heart of Azeroth in Rise of Azshara. As a result, Azerite powers will be unlocked instantly and progression is shifting to the neckpiece itself. You will be collecting Essences to gain active abilities and passives. You can find more details in the official preview.

Components 

All Essences have two components:

  • Major Power Component: Mostly active abilities that are added directly to your spellbook. Note that there are some exceptions and for some Essences, the Major Power can be a passive effect.
  • Minor Power Component: All minor powers are passive effects.

Ranks 

All Essences have four ranks, with the final one being of Legendary quality and purely cosmetic. You currently don't need to earn the previous rank to level them up, so you can learn a Rank 3 Essence immediately, before learning Ranks 1 & 2.

Heart of Azeroth Slots 

The plan for Patch 8.2 is to have a single major slot and two minor slots. The second minor slot unlocks at Heart of Azeroth Level 65. An additional major slot will be added later in Battle for Azeroth.

Major Slot

  • If you insert an Essence into the slot, you will benefit from both its Major & Minor Powers.

Minor Slot

  • Only the Minor Power of an Essence will work when inserted in this slot.

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Note: You can't insert two of the same Essences into the Heart of Azeroth.

All Essences 

Here's a list of all Essences as of Patch 8.2 Build 30262.

2. Azeroth's Undying Gift

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Claim a weekly PvP War Chest in Season 3 or later. Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift
2 Reach 1000+ rating then claim your next weekly PvP War Chest in Season 3 or later. Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift
3 Collect Burgeoning Battlefield Furor from your weekly War Chest. Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift
4 Reach Gladiator in the week then claim your next weekly PvP War Chest in Season 3 or later. Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift Azeroth's Undying Gift

3. Sphere of Suppression

Swirling with heavy arcane energies, giving you a greater feeling of control.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete the quest "Storming the Battlefields." Suppressing Pulse Suppressing Pulse Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Suppressing Pulse Suppressing Pulse Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression
2

Vendor - Marshal Gabriel - Ashvane Docks Boralus

Vendor - Xander Silberman - Mugambala

Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Suppressing Pulse Suppressing Pulse Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression
3 Collect Coalescing Blood of the Vanquished from PVP Island Expedition, Brawl, BG, and Epic BG Wins. Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Suppressing Pulse Suppressing Pulse Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression
4 PVP Island Expeditions, Battlegrounds and Brawl wins in Season 3 or 4. Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression Suppressing Pulse Suppressing Pulse Sphere of Suppression Sphere of Suppression

4. Worldvein Boon

When Sargeras wounded Azeroth at the end of the third Burning Legion invasion, Azerite began to bleed from the planet.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete the quest "Azerite for the Alliance" // "Azerite for the Horde" and the Mysterious Treasure Map Mission rewarded. Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon
2 Combine fragments of Zem'lan's Lost Treasure Map from Island Expeditions, then complete the mission "Lost Treasure of the Pirate King". Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon
3 Recruit a captain follower and complete the mission chain starting with "A Disturbing Rumor". Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon
4 Mysterious Treasure Map missions. Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon Worldvein Boon

5. Essence of the Focusing Iris

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete a dungeon at Mythic Level 4 or higher in Season 3 or later. Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris
2 Complete a dungeon at Mythic Level 7 or higher in Season 3 or later. Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris
3 Combine Focused Life Anima from your Grand Challenger's Bounty. Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris
4 Complete achievement "Keystone Master" in Season 3 or later. Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris Focused Azerite Beam Focused Azerite Beam Essence of the Focusing Iris Essence of the Focusing Iris

6. Purification Protocol

With the corruption in Uldir being eliminated, MOTHER was tasked to research ways to repair Azeroth.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Rustbolt Resistance - Honored. Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol
2 Rustbolt Resistance - Revered. Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol
3 Rustbolt Resistance - Exalted. Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol
4 Rustbolt Requisition Crates earned through Paragon reputation. Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol Purifying Blast Purifying Blast Purification Protocol Purification Protocol

7. Anima of Life and Death

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete a dungeon at Mythic Level 4 or higher in Season 3 or later. Anima of Death Anima of Death Anima of Life Anima of Life Anima of Death Anima of Death Anima of Life Anima of Life
2 Complete a dungeon at Mythic Level 7 or higher in Season 3 or later. Burning Embrace Burning Embrace Burning Embrace Burning Embrace Anima of Death Anima of Death Anima of Life Anima of Life
3 Complete achievement "Keystone Master" in Season 3 or later. Anima of Death Anima of Death Burning Embrace Burning Embrace Anima of Death Anima of Death Anima of Life Anima of Life
4 Combine Focused Life Anima from your Grand Challenger's Bounty. Anima of Death Anima of Death Burning Embrace Burning Embrace Anima of Death Anima of Death Anima of Life Anima of Life

8. Touch of the Everlasting

Time is not important. Only life is important.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Defeat Queen Azshara - Normal. Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting
2 Defeat Queen Azshara - Heroic. Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting
3 Combine Aqueous Reliquaries from Queen Azshara. Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting
4 Defeat Queen Azshara - Mythic. Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting Touch of the Everlasting

12. The Crucible of Flame

A raging fire is a force of massive destruction, and the bringer of new life.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete the quest "MOTHER Knows Best" in the Chamber of Heart. Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame
2 Reach Heart of Azeroth level 54 then complete the quest "In Darkness, I Dream" in the Chamber of Heart. Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame
3 Reach Heart of Azeroth level 58 then complete the quest "Investigating the Highlands" in the Chamber of Heart. Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame
4 Raise your Heart of Azeroth to max level, then complete the quest "Heart of Azeroth: Essential Power" in the Chamber of Heart. Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame Concentrated Flame Concentrated Flame Ancient Flame Ancient Flame

13. Nullification Dynamo

The inside feels completely void of energy and matter, yet heavy.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Rustbolt Resistance - Honored. Empowered Null Barrier Empowered Null Barrier Null Barrier Null Barrier Empowered Null Barrier Empowered Null Barrier Null Barrier Null Barrier
2 Rustbolt Resistance - Revered. Null Dynamo Null Dynamo Null Dynamo Null Dynamo Empowered Null Barrier Empowered Null Barrier Null Dynamo Null Dynamo
3 Rustbolt Resistance - Exalted. Null Dynamo Null Dynamo Null Dynamo Null Dynamo Empowered Null Barrier Empowered Null Barrier Null Dynamo Null Dynamo
4 Rustbolt Requisition Crates earned through Paragon reputation. Null Barrier Null Barrier Null Dynamo Null Dynamo Empowered Null Barrier Empowered Null Barrier Null Dynamo Null Dynamo

14. Condensed Life-Force

The Heart of Azeroth is capable of maipulating Azerite in ways never thought possible.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Defeat Queen Azshara - Normal. Guardian of Azeroth Guardian of Azeroth Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force Guardian of Azeroth Guardian of Azeroth Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force
2 Defeat Queen Azshara - Heroic. Guardian of Azeroth Guardian of Azeroth Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force Guardian of Azeroth Guardian of Azeroth Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force
3 Combine Aqueous Reliquaries from Queen Azshara. Guardian of Azeroth Guardian of Azeroth Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force Guardian of Azeroth Guardian of Azeroth Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force
4 Defeat Queen Azshara - Mythic. Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force Guardian of Azeroth Guardian of Azeroth Condensed Life-Force Condensed Life-Force

15. Engine of Ceaseless Progress

Mysterious power surges through the Heart of Azeroth that occasionally flares up into a magnificent glowing light.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1

Complete the quest "Drowning the Horde" from Crafticus Mindbender in Mezzamere.

Complete the quest "Drowning the Alliance" from Dazzerian in Newhome.

Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress
2 Vendor - Crafticus Mindbender - Mezzamere Vendor - Dazzerian - Newhome Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress
3

Vendor - Crafticus Mindbender - Mezzamere

Vendor - Dazzerian - Newhome

Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress
4 Warmode Bounty Targets in Nazjatar. Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress Engine of Ceaseless Progress

17. The Ever-Rising Tide

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1

Ankoan - Honored.

Unshackled - Honored.

The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide
2

Ankoan - Revered.

Unshackled - Revered.

The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide
3

Ankoan - Exalted.

Unshackled - Exalted.

The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide
4

Ankoan Supply Caches earned through Paragon reputation.

Unshackled Salvage Crates earned through Paragon reputation.

The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide The Ever-Rising Tide

18. Artifice of Time

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete the quest "Storming the Battlefields." Standstill Standstill Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Standstill Standstill Artifice of Time Artifice of Time
2

Vendor - Marshal Gabriel - Ashvane Docks Boralus

Vendor - Xander Silberman - Mugambala

Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Standstill Standstill Artifice of Time Artifice of Time
3 Collect Coalescing Blood of the Vanquished from PVP Island Expedition, Brawl, BG and Epic BG Wins. Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Standstill Standstill Artifice of Time Artifice of Time
4 PVP Island Expeditions, Battlegrounds and Brawl wins in Season 3 or 4. Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Artifice of Time Standstill Standstill Artifice of Time Artifice of Time

19. The Well of Existence

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Rustbolt Resistance - Honored. The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence
2 Rustbolt Resistance - Revered. The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence
3 Rustbolt Resistance - Exalted. The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence
4 Rustbolt Requisition Crates earned through Paragon reputation. The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence The Well of Existence

20. Life-Binder's Invocation

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete a dungeon at Mythic Level 4 or higher in Season 3 or later. Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Seed of Eonar Seed of Eonar Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Seed of Eonar Seed of Eonar
2 Complete a dungeon at Mythic Level 7 or higher in Season 3 or later. Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Seed of Eonar Seed of Eonar
3 Combine Focused Life Anima from your Grand Challenger's Bounty. Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Seed of Eonar Seed of Eonar
4 Complete achievement "Keystone Master" in Season 3 or later. Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Life-Binder's Invocation Seed of Eonar Seed of Eonar

21. Vitality Conduit

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Defeat Queen Azshara - Normal. Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit
2 Defeat Queen Azshara - Heroic. Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit
3 Combine Aqueous Reliquaries from Queen Azshara. Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit
4 Defeat Queen Azshara - Mythic. Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit Vitality Conduit

22. Vision of Perfection

You can learn more about the Essence here.

Dream of the future, concentrate on the moment.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete Operation: Mechagon. Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection
2 Obtain and complete the Perfectly Timed Differential Blueprint from King Mechagon. Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection
3 Combine Progression Sprockets from King Mechagon. Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection
4 Complete the achievement 'Keep DPS-ing and Nobody Explodes', then complete Operation: Mechagon. Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection Vision of Perfection

23. Blood of the Enemy

Your Heart of Azeroth seethes with anger.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1 Complete the quest "Storming the Battlefields." Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy
2

Vendor - Marshal Gabriel - Ashvane Docks Boralus

Vendor - Xander Silberman - Mugambala

Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy
3 Collect Coalescing Blood of the Vanquished from PVP Island Expedition, Brawl, BG and Epic BG Wins. Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy
4 PVP Island Expeditions, Battlegrounds and Brawl wins in Season 3 or 4. Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy Blood of the Enemy

25. Aegis of the Deep

Imbues you with the protection of the elements.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1

Ankoan - Honored.

Unshackled - Honored.

Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep
2

Ankoan - Revered.

Unshackled - Revered.

Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep
3

Ankoan - Exalted.

Unshackled - Exalted.

Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep
4

Ankoan Supply Caches earned through Paragon reputation.

Unshackled Salvage Crates earned through Paragon reputation.

Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep

27. Memory of Lucid Dreams

An empty mind is a wasted tool.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1

Complete the quest "A Brief Respite."

Complete the quest "Down into Nazjatar."

Memory of Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams
2

Vendor - Speaker Utia - Mezzamere

Vendor - Atolia Seapearl - Newhome

Memory of Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams
3

Vendor - Speaker Utia - Mezzamere

Vendor - Atolia Seapearl - Newhome

Memory of Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams
4

Vendor - Speaker Utia - Mezzamere

Vendor - Atolia Seapearl - Newhome

Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Memory of Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams

28. The Unbound Force

Destructive forces swirl around violently, waiting to be released.

Rank Source Major Power Desc Minor Power Desc Major Power Actual Minor Power Actual
1

Ankoan - Honored.

Unshackled - Honored.

The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force
2

Ankoan - Revered.

Unshackled - Revered.

The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force
3

Ankoan - Exalted.

Unshackled - Exalted.

The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force
4

Ankoan Supply Caches earned through Paragon reputation.

Unshackled Salvage Crates earned through Paragon reputation.

The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force The Unbound Force
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I think Blizzard is trying to make players care more for their Heart of Azeroth much like they did with Artifact Weapons.

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52 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I think Blizzard is trying to make players care more for their Heart of Azeroth much like they did with Artifact Weapons.

I really like their approach of doing so, hope more stuff like that comes.

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4 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I think Blizzard is trying to make players care more for their Heart of Azeroth much like they did with Artifact Weapons.

I don't know, I think it's too little too late to be honest.

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Have to say, a number of these seem a lot more promising than the initial reactions seemed to indicate. Some of these are going to change how some classes play fundamentally, and others go beyond simply push the button on CD. They also have a variety of ways to acquire them, with the legendary versions in particular seeming like a fun challenge. I hope they keep working on some of them to bring them in-line engagement wise but this seems like the start of a good system. As far as mid-expansion systems go at least.

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11 hours ago, Arcnail said:

I don't know, I think it's too little too late to be honest.

We will still be a year away from the next expansion when 8.2 goes live and honestly, this is a big improvement over the system we have today. I just hope it won't be scrapped and replaced with a half-baked system beyond BfA, but rather built upon.

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vision of perfection looks amazing , the  rest make me sad . could care less about the extra visual effects seen that before in high school its called "busy work " something completely useless to keep ppl busy lol . i think last years blizzcon def proved they r out of touch with their player based and this cements it . come on 8.3 for the final fixes of this car crash of a xpac.

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This is really nothing compared to how much care they spent on artifact weapons' abilities and looks. There has never been an expansion that took that much care to making weapons look good (though of course there's always some better looking than others, eye of the beholder and all that.)

Have fun with this neckpiece that'll be thrown in the trash just like everything else before it come the next expansion. You won't even have amazing "artifact" transmog to compensate this time, though.

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On 5/3/2019 at 10:24 PM, Rag said:

Have to say, a number of these seem a lot more promising than the initial reactions seemed to indicate. Some of these are going to change how some classes play fundamentally, and others go beyond simply push the button on CD. They also have a variety of ways to acquire them, with the legendary versions in particular seeming like a fun challenge. I hope they keep working on some of them to bring them in-line engagement wise but this seems like the start of a good system. As far as mid-expansion systems go at least.

I can see arcane mage being OP AF with a couple of these. I'll let you guys figure out witch ones and yes I do think some classes will benefit more from these than others.

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8 hours ago, Yridaa said:

This is really nothing compared to how much care they spent on artifact weapons' abilities and looks. There has never been an expansion that took that much care to making weapons look good (though of course there's always some better looking than others, eye of the beholder and all that.)

Have fun with this neckpiece that'll be thrown in the trash just like everything else before it come the next expansion. You won't even have amazing "artifact" transmog to compensate this time, though.

Agreed on the looks department. If we ignore the obvious difference in the visuals on armour sets, the artifact skins looked incredible in Legion compared to weapons in BoD. At least from a Mage perspective, the skins for the weapons looked amazing and I can't think of one that I didn't like. They also gave a whole new visual feel, if you look at Outlaw Rogue for example. 

I know they can't add visuals to the Heart in the same way they could the artifacts, but I'd love to see something that fits specs in particular, especially with tier sets having disappeared. You could have Azerite auras based on your spec and the level of your Heart, you could have wings, armour trims, etc.

There's plenty of possibilities, some obviously better than others, but I just think when they took away artifacts and class-specific sets at the same time, you immediately lost the visual "identity" of your spec. 

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Balancingwise i think this will be a nightmare. Artifact weapons in legion were better in that regard, since everything was classtailored.

Buuuut, i really like this approach of slowly upgrading additional procs and skills. You automatically build a little relationship to them and the names will probably stick with you. The best thing ist the last upgrade. No power gained, just style. The mage tower showed us, what people are willing to achieve with "just" a visual price in the end.

choose skills and procs to your liking -> upgrade them -> care for them -> achieve the visual upgrade

I wish they would have had stuff like this earlier in bfa, but i really like that it's coming. ?

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      Number 8 was the problematic one, as the author combined Silithus and Uldum, but the rest are pretty much on point. Also, this obviously needs to be a thing for WoW terms in general, as it's pretty fun spotting the intended meaning, and we could use some tougher ones!
      Source.
    • By Staff
      Blizzard talk about the specifics of the Valor caps and how they will be accelerating them due to the systems late addition, with a 5000 cap to start, increasing by 750 each week. You also won't be able to hoard it, as a character can only hold 1500 at a time.
      Valor (source)
      As we’ve tested and iterated on the changes in patch 9.0.5, we’ve concluded that Valor for Mythic Keystone Dungeon gear would benefit from an immediate kickstart, so we’re adjusting the configuration of Valor caps. This currency is being added well into Shadowlands Season 1, so we want to pace it as though it’s been available for several weeks, giving players a large measure of gear catch-up capacity from the start.
      In 9.0.5, there will be a weekly Valor cap that increases by 750 Valor each week, and the cap will start at 5000 Valor earnable in the first week. In the second week of 9.0.5, the Valor cap will be 5750. In week 3, the Valor cap will be 6500, etc. There will be a cap of 1500 on how much Valor a character can hold at a time. As always, thank you for your testing and feedback.
    • By Stan
      The Alliance Castle Nathria Mythic Hall of Fame is finally full, but it appears that a Chinese boosting guild has filled it with many Cutting Edge runs discovered by players through Warcraft Logs.
      The Alliance has filled the Hall of Fame 29 days after the Horde, but according to reports, a Chinese guild named Q728 has sold more than 50 Hall of Fame / Cutting Edge pilots this tier. The alleged boosting occurs in each tier, but it is super obvious this time around.
      Reddit user Drathos1337 provided us with two interesting Warcraft Logs links. The first one links to their rosters and contains hundreds of characters with oddly similar performance on the final bosses after not performing that well on early ones, which hints at pilots. The second link contains their calendar, where you can view the individual runs.
      Many players are calling for a complete overhaul of the Hall of Fame system due to the boosts and Alliance taking a long time to fill it.
      Source: Reddit
    • By Starym
      We've seen plenty of WoW recreations in other games, from Minecraft, the Sims and so on, but this is a pretty new one as a part of Stormwind has been made in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater!
      While the details aren't exactly high, the architecture seems to be all there, but more importantly it looks to be a pretty solid skate park, with plenty of places to grind, wheelie and other skating terms I definitely know and didn't google like like ollie, boardslide and darkslide. The music isn't half bad either!
      This particular map is only available on the PS4, however, but it's still damn cool to just look at.
      Source.
    • By Starym
      It seems there's a much easier way to handle Devos, the final boss of the Spires of Ascension, as many players have been using this extremely powerful cheese/creative use of game mechanics/exploit to speed things up and make the encounter trivial.
      As spotted by the WoW Highlights Youtube channel, the method actually kind of breaks the boss, as Devos does none of her mechanics after the cheese, and it's pretty easy to pull off too. While this seems like an extremely obvious exploit, it's interesting to know that something very similar happened back in King's Rest, where you could do the same thing to Mchimba the Embalmer, the second boss, and Blizzard actually allowed that, even in the MDI, as Ellesmere points out and explains this new Spires method:

      You can see the results of the method here, as the boss just does nothing after the first spear throw interrupts her:

      And here are two more examples, where we can actually see the method being done directly (in the first two examples):
      This particular one seems like it will be getting fixed fast by Blizzard, however, as it is the final boss and the method basically removes the majority of the fight and makes it very trivial.
      Source.
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