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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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    • By Starym
      Day 2 of the race was quite a sight to behold, as the race unfolded in a very exciting manner, with the three top guilds all going in very different paths and Method and Limit biting at each other's tails throughout the day. In the end, Lady Ashvane and Orgozoa both fell and we ended up at 5/8, but let's start at the beginning.
      Wednesday is EU day in the World First race and the folks on this side of the Atlantic didn't disappoint, as Method and Pieces shot up to 3/8 very quickly and arrived at the first actually difficult boss in the raid: Lady Ashvane. After some exploring of the fight and knowledge of how Limit and Big Dumb Guild went at it, Method and Pieces made very different decisions, with Pieces opting to go for Mythic+ clears to get some more gear and Method thinking they could take Ashvane down with the gear they had, providing they got some good rng. Progress on the azerite Lady took quite a while and Limit came back from their sleep break, continuing their Heroic splits for a little while. So we now had the three top guilds in three completely different states, with two farming different sources and one going at the boss.

      (Timestamp 16:32:03 in case it's not working for you)
      As you can see from the above, Method were right to believe they could take it as-is, and got the World First and 4/8 just before 8PM CEST.
      However, it didn't take Limit that much longer, despite their splits, as they also took Ashvane down two hours later. While Pieces still hasn't taken the fourth boss down, it doesn't mean they're as behind as it seems, as they spent the day gearing up in M+, without having to "spend" their Heroic clears. Now that the strategy to downing Lady Ashvane is clear, they can just swoop in and execute it, while before they went to M+ they didn't seem to have a good grip on what strategy or comp to use for the encounter, which would mean they'd have lost a lot of time figuring it out. They finished the day at 27% on Lady Ashvane.

      And so, on we went to the fifth boss, jellyfish central, aka Orgozoa. Method and Limit progressed on the boss pretty similarly, with the EU guild ending their day at 50% and the US being at 47% at that time. As Limit are on a US raiding schedule (obviously), they had a lot more time to go at the boss after Method went to sleep and kept pushing pretty hard into the night. Meanwhile, the Asia guilds finally got access to the raid, and also very quickly moved to 3/8, with only Skyline actually deciding to progress on Lady Ashvane, while Alpha and Ji Tian Hong went to farm gear. Midwinter also secured a World third, as they were the first guild to down Lady Ashvane after a long gap between the first two kills on the little mermaid villain and the third.
      Limit kept on getting closer and closer to the kill, pretty consistently lowering the bosses health through many wipes, and landing on 12% for quite a number of hours and around 4% for a few more. In the end, though, after having switched to a 5-heal composition, around an hour ago they finally broke through and managed to get their third World First of the raid, downing Orgozoa and heading to 5/8! While they usually stop raiding around when they killed the boss, apparently the adrenaline is pushing them on so they are still raiding now and might be for a while more, as they think there's a chance that the Queen's Court might also fall soon, based on PTR testing and the pulls they've done so far. Considering they've already gotten the Court to 45%, they may just be right.

      (Timestamp 14:12:10 in case it's not working for you)
      And so the day ended up being very hectic, as Method fought back immediately after they got to enter the raid, but Limit returned to the top spot once more at the very end of their day 2. Two more bosses died in the grand scheme of things, leaving only the Queen's Court, Za'qul and the Queen herself alive in the Palace. Let's see how day 3 goes, whether Method can come back and get another World First, what exactly Pieces will be doing and if they can catch up in time, and just what will be happening with the Asia guilds and their two day disadvantage.
      We now have 1 guild with 5 bosses down, two with 4, a crazy 216 on 3/8, 83 on 2/8 and only 110 on 1/8!
      As always, you can follow the race on Method's site, their event stream or Red Bull's!

    • By Starym
      In a new initiative, presumably to make LFR a more smooth experience, Blizzard have posted very quick overviews of the first three fights in the Eternal Palace. We have some great Abyssal Commander Sivara, Blackwater Behemoth and Radiance of Azshara illustrations to help get the basics from the dungeon journal down, and it looks pretty damn nice!

      In case you need more detailed guides, however, or need some beyond the first three bosses, check out our Eternal Palace guide as well.
       
       
    • By Starym
      The hotfixes aren't stopping and they aren't getting much smaller either! Today we have a few raid tweaks and a whole lot of Operation: Mechagon changes, more essence tuning, and a whole lot of quest fixes.
      July 17 (source)
      Creatures and NPCs
      Data Discs are now considered unique and the Data Anomalies spawned from them reward loot once per day. Data Anomalies now signify they are Rare Bosses in their nameplate if a player has already looted it that day. Dungeons and Raids
      Azshara’s Eternal Palace Lady Ashvane Fixed a bug that could cause Rippling Wave to spawn underground. Queen Azshara Overzealous Hulk gains Infuriated after the first crowd control effect on it expires on all difficulties. Fixed a bug that could cause Lightning Orbs to not display a destination visual before dealing damage. Operation: Mechagon Several enemies have been adjusted. Gnome-Eating Slimes’ Acid Splash damage reduced by 10%. Heavy Scrapbot and Malfunctioning Scrapbots’ Gyro-Scrap damage reduced to 25%. Pistonhead Blasters’ Shoot damage reduced to 75% weapon damage and Run ‘n’ Gun damage reduced to 50% weapon damage. Pistonhead Scrappers’ Sledgehammer reduces armor by 10% per stack (was 20%). Scrapbone Bullys’ Shockwave damage reduced by 20%. Scrapbone Trashtossers’ Throw Trash damage reduced to 100% weapon damage. Scrapbone Trashtossers’ Throw Trash cast time increased to 2 seconds (was 1 second). Weaponized Crawlers’ Scrap Cannon damage reduced by 15% and Zap Damage reduced by 20%. Fixed a bug that caused targets of Mechagon Renormalizers’ Shrink ability to take increased threat. Fixed a bug during the King Mechagon encounter that caused players to be stuck in limbo if they fell off the platform during combat. Items
      Heart of Azeroth Conflict and Strife (Essence) now uses a character’s specialization PvP talent icon as the active ability button. Resolved an issue that caused some abilities granted by Conflict and Strife (Essence) to be taught to a character twice. The Ever-Rising Tide’s (Essence) Overcharge Mana stacks can now be removed by dispels (e.g. Dispel Magic or Purge ). Fixed an issue where The Ever-Rising Tide’s (Essence) Overcharge Mana sometimes granted a stack for a spell cast immediately before it was activated. Fixed a bug that caused Unholy Death Knights’ Essence of the Focusing Iris (Essence) Azerite Beam to be interrupted by the Helchains Azerite Trait. Pocket-Sized Computation Device The Cyclotronic Blast Red Punchcard’s on-use ability can now be interrupted during its cast or channel and can no longer be used while affected by Hex . Player versus Player
      Warrior Fury Battle Trance now properly triggers from Raging Blows buffed by Whirlwind . Players no longer gain the Deserter debuff when exiting the Classic Ashran brawl. Fixed an issue that caused some PvP talents to display in the chat window that they have been learned when entering PvP combat, or have the PvP talent through Conflict and Strife. Quests
      Players can now find even more Coral Ancients to slay for “Bounty: A Few Coral Ancients ”. "Certified Pre-Owned " can now be completed on any day, not just on the day a player receives the quest. Added more dead bots for players to find during “Chopped Bots ”. The rideable direhorn’s Charge ability again destroys barricades during "The Direhorn Mother's Fury." Fixed a bug that caused some players who were on an earlier step in the Heart of Azeroth questline to gain access to the Repaired Chamber of Heart before it was appropriate. Players who found themselves in this state can now exit the Repaired Chamber of Heart and interact with the Titan Translocator to gain access to the appropriate Chamber. Fixed a bug that allowed Death Knights to Death Grip Stolen Part Crates during “Knock 'Em Out The Box ”. “Large Storage Fragment ” can again be completed after slaying the Balnazzar Data Anomaly. Victory in the Classic Ashran PvP Brawl now properly awards credit for “Something Different .” “The Soulbinder” now completes after killing Ulmath. World Quests
      Creatures now properly display mouseover tooltip information for relevant targets during “Summons from the Depths”. Previous hotfixes.
    • By Stan
      Players were not able to complete Glory of the Eternal Raider until the most recent hotfixes went live yesterday and with it, the first batch of players have earned their Azshari Bloatray mount.
      Blizzard fixed Fun Run and If It Please the Court yesterday and not too long after that, 洋洋丶相濡 and his group managed to get claim the world first Glory of the Eternal Raider and got their mounts. Congratulations!

      The following achievements are required for Glory of the Eternal Raider:
      You and What Army? (Abyssal Commander Sivara) Intro to Marine Biology (Blackwater Behemoth) Fun Run (Radiance of Azshara) Simple Geometry (Lady Ashvane) A Smack of Jellyfish (Orgozoa) If It Please the Court (The Queen's Court) Lactose Intolerant (Za'qul) The Best of Us (Queen Azshara) Azshari Bloatray
      "The naga raised these rays in captivity, harvesting their gas organs to craft alchemy which allowed them to breathe air more easily."

      Thanks to @Nightswiftyfor providing the info!
    • By Starym
      The very first day of the Mythic Eternal Palace progress race was an interesting one, as it stood in stark contrast to the last big raid we had, with only three bosses down! The last larger raid, Battle of Dazar'alor, had 9 bosses, but 8 of them were cleared on the very first day, and while Crucible of Storms was much better in that regard, with only two bosses it was hard to judge what it meant for future pre-endboss difficulty. Today we've seen some serious opposition in the form of Lady Ashvane, the Eternal Palace's fourth boss, who has definitely proven her worth to Queen Azshara and then some, as she's defended the Palace very well and left the bosses dead count on 3 for day 1.

      The US part of the race started on time and we had Limit and Big Dumb Guild go for it from the very beginning, with Limit taking the first and second kills of the raid - downing Abyssal Commander Sivara and Radiance of Azshara first. But it was actually BDG that got to that 3/8 first, as they used a different route and went from Sivara to Blackwater Behemoth, whom they killed World First, and then cleared Radiance of Azshara some 10 minutes before Limit downed Behemoth.

      It seems 10 minutes was the standard gap between kills, as both guilds were only alone on 3/8 for  another 10 when Midwinter joined them, with Vision and Blood Legion arriving at the same place 10 minutes after that. Intern Made This Boss and Nerd Crew were the next two to join the top group, but the 3/8 cluster stopped growing for a couple of hours after that.

      Lady Ashvane proved to be quite the wall as the top guilds eventually went for Heroic splits for more gear, but still failed to down her before they finished up for the day, making her join the Restless Cabal as the hardest non endboss encounter in BfA so far. She still hasn't died so it seems likely she'll take that throne away from Cabal soon, but we've yet to see what the EU guilds throw at her. We know Limit got Ashvane to 27% with a 20% shield as well.
      Interestingly, at the end of the day we had the most guilds with three bosses down at 46, with 24 on two and 34 ith one. It's now time for the EU servers to come up and for Pieces and Method to have their clash, with the possibility of some new EU contender jumping to the top instead.
      You can follow the Eternal Palace race in many places this time around, from Method's site progress coverage, to the two live stream events hosted by Red Bull and Method as well.

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