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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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      At level 90, you must head to Khadgar and complete the intro prologue to Draenor. While the intro gives you a fair amount of Experience with the double XP buff, chances are you could have grown tired of completing it over and over on multiple characters.
      We recommend using the skip ideally if you have:
      Unlocked Draenor Pathfinder (flying in Draenor), because you will end up in Gorgrond and it will take you some time to head back to your Garrison to start questing; Inflatable Mount Shoes on a mount for water walking in case you have no flying unlocked, which makes it less painful reaching locations and unlocking your Garrison. At level 90, take the portal from Stormwind/Orgrimmar to Jade Forest and head to the Timeless Isle in Pandaria (see map below for exact location). There, you will find an underwater cave with chairs. Sit on them and click the campfire to teleport to Gorgrond.

      From there, you can head to Iron Docks if you have a flying mount, and the flight master will take you to your Garrison even though they (the flight masters) aren't marked on the map.
      [Source]: Reddit user nodnarb232001
    • By Stan
      Blizzard today announced they're moving Mythic Dungeon International to remote broadcasts for the health and safety of everyone. Casters will be casting the event from their homes and we will have more information available soon in the Viewer's Guide.
      Blizzard (Source)
      For the health and safety of our casters and staff, the Mythic Dungeon International will be moving to remote broadcasts. Our broadcast schedule will continue as planned and our Casters will be casting from home.
      We are committed to putting on the best show possible. More details in our Viewer's Guide coming soon.
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    • By Starym
      We have some more art-related content, but this time around it's not just fans painting their favorite characters, but actually transforming WoW into a painting - and without using any mod! Now, there's plenty of mods already out there that you can use to change the game's aesthetics, but with Blizzard's recent tightening of EULA enforcement, it could possibly be risky using some of them (although they've been mostly safe to use so far).
      This one requires an Nvdia card and is much, much easier than putting a mod in, you just need the Geforce app and to click a few things, and your game could be looking like this (just click on the image and the video will play):
      As noted by the poster, kathrad_, this also messes with the UI, so you're either going to have to just use it to marvel at the visuals around the world, or be really good with your spec rotation, as you won't really be seeing much of the UI. Also, perhaps don't go raiding or doing high M+ keys, as ground effects and similar probably won't be as noticeable.
      Interestingly, there are plenty of people in the reddit thread that actually didn't note the difference in the look of the game, saying that the above just looks like regular Darnassus! I guess it's been on fire for so long people have a very painterly memory of the once Night Elf capital.
      If you have some great mods that alter the game's look, share em below and let's see just how much WoW can be changed.
    • By Starym
      While it's no surprise many game developers and producers spent time playing WoW, hearing that Valve co-founder and internet santa Gabe Newell actually spent time intensively farming gold in it is slightly more surprising. While talking to Edge magazine (issue 344) he mentioned how, while doing research on games as productivity platforms, he decided to farm gold in World of Warcraft to see if it was worth it.
      And he turned out to be pretty good at it, as his efforts started netting him around $20 per hour, which in turn proved to him that the concept was sound and that realization lead to the addition of the Steam Workshop, where Steam users could create their own content for the games they were playing, starting with the now legendary Team Fortress 2 hats, and peaking with the insane prices for certain CS: GO skins.

      This particular skin went for over $60,000, with a signature
      of a pro player, and it's "only" worth $20,000 without it.
      And so, without the monotony of gold farming, we may not have gotten the Steam Workshop, so the next time you're feeling annoyed at having to grind that 5 mil for the Brutosaur, just think of all the things we wouldn't have had if items in WoW were cheaper!
      Source: PCGamesN.
    • By Stan
      We're back with your weekly dose of interesting pieces of art from r/wow. Highlights include Jaina and her Water Elemental created using polymeric clay, Murloc glass art, and more.
      1. Dark Iron Dwarf by VanHarmontt (Source)

      2. Murloc Glass Art by ishirna (Source)

      3. Jaina and Her Water Elemental by joenewvillage created using polymeric clay (Source)
      4. Titan Azeroth by Aredheel (Source)

      5. Valeera by BoogieGus (Source)

      6. Gilded Blade RP Guild from Argent Dawn by LuciapPilou (Source)

      7. Taiquel Portrait by Orniris (Source)

      A full video of the whole process is linked below.
      8. Draenei Priest Wearing Plate by Aloija (Source)

      9. An Afternoon in Meredil by Wildchargeart (Source)

      10. Zerya, Revantusk Druid by Erileth (Source)

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