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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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      The Prophet Skitra - Mythic Ny’alotha, the Waking City
      13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)
      Halls of Devotion - Looking for Raid Ny’alotha, the Waking City
      14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)
      As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.
      Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
      A: In Zuldazar, Boralus, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade III in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)
      Q: What character should I use to test the raid?
      A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players’ effective level to 120 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.
      Q: How long does testing last?
      A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.
    • By Stan
      It's time for Cataclysm Timewalking this week and players level 86 and above are eligible to enter the Firelands Timewalking raid for the very first time.
      Firelands, the new Timewalking raid, has been added to the game in Patch 8.2.5, and this week, it's the first time players can enter it and defeat the seven bosses for loot.
      You can find item level 395 loot in Timewalking dungeons and item level 415 loot dropping in the new raid. Completing 5 Timewalking dungeons for the weekly quest rewards Cache of Palace Treasures, a chest with one piece of gear from Normal difficulty The Eternal Palace.
      Don't forget that Reins of the Infinite Timereaver has a chance to drop from any Timewalking dungeon boss as Personal Loot and save up your Timewarped Badges for expensive mounts like Beastlord's Irontusk, Beastlord's Warwolf, Bridle of the Ironbound Wraithcharger, Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade, and more.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Gather your staunchest allies and head into the Firelands raid dungeon to take on the elemental lord Ragnaros and his cohorts—and take on six dungeons from Deathwing’s era— during Cataclysm Timewalking, running December 10–17.
      The Firelands is the molten domain forged by the titans to house Ragnaros and his wayward minions. Following Deathwing’s emergence into Azeroth, Ragnaros and his servants surged onto the slopes of Mount Hyjal before being driven back by the sacred mountain’s valiant defenders. Now Ragnaros is rallying his loyalists to defend the Firelands from Azeroth’s champions.
      When: The Firelands raid is available throughout the Cataclysm Timewalking event.
      Difficulty: The difficulty is set to Normal and, like any Normal level raid, will not be available through Raid Finder.
      Minimum Level: Players level 86 and above are eligible to participate.
      Bosses: (7) Beth’tilac, Lord Rhyolith, Alysrazor, Shannox, Baleroc, the Gatekeeper, Majordomo Staghelm, Ragnaros
      During Cataclysm Timewalking, you can assemble a raid group of between 1 and 30 players to step into the molten domain of Ragnaros. Don’t have a regular group? The Group Finder (I) can help. Create your own group in the Premade Groups section or search for like-minded adventurers.
      DUNGEONS IN CATACLYSM TIMEWALKING
      Grim Batol
      Don’t be fooled by Grim Batol’s humble exterior; many of this mountain fortress’s desecrated chambers are buried deep in the Twilight Highlands. Once the stronghold of the Wildhammer dwarves, and later seized by orcs as a prison for Alexstrasza, the city is now in the clutches of the Twilight’s Hammer cult.
      The Stonecore
      Within the Temple of Earth, locked in the heart of Deepholm, lies the Stonecore. It was inside these caverns that the Twilight’s Hammer toiled over Deathwing, hammering elementium plates to the Dragon Aspect’s body in an attempt to hold his tormented form together. With his renewal complete, Deathwing ascended into Azeroth, shattering the World Pillar and destabilizing the region of Deepholm.
      Lost City of theTol’vir
      The Lost City of the Tol’vir is the stronghold of the Neferset, a faction of the cat-like tol’vir who swore fealty to Deathwing in exchange for a cure to the curse of flesh, which had turned their rocky hides to soft skin. With the affliction expunged, the tol’vir have rebelled against the benefactor, although they remain irrevocably twisted and hostile due to the dark pact they made.
      The Vortex Pinnacle
      The Vortex Pinnacle exists within the elemental plane of Skywall. Its elegant structures, crowned with bronze and gold, sit atop platforms bridged by pure air. Yet behind its exterior beauty, the pinnacle harbors Neferset tol’vir, as well as Al’Akir the Windlord’s merciless elemental legions. As long as the barrier between Skywall and Azeroth remains open, terror will rain down on Uldum from the skies.
      Throne of the Tides
      Deep within the Abyssal Maw’s fathomless expanses lies the Throne of the Tides. From here, the great elemental lord Neptulon the Tidehunter has surveyed and protected his aquatic domain for ages. He now faces his greatest challenge as a force of serpentine naga and malefic faceless ones threaten to depose him, leaving his realm and its secrets ripe for the plundering.
      End Time
      One of an infinite number of potential outcomes, this timeway depicts the desolate future of Azeroth should Deathwing fail to be stopped. Nozdormu has identified a powerful anomaly that exists in this moment and bars access to the past—and hope of retrieving the Demon Soul. The powerful creature from out of time lives alone amidst the time-twisted echoes of the past.
      JUST THE FACTS
      Your character and items will be scaled down to a power level fitting for the challenge at hand, but bosses will yield loot appropriate for your regular level. Timewalking dungeons also have a chance to drop items that usually drop when you run them on Heroic, and you’ll earn reputation with a faction that is interested in the dungeon. For example, when you Timewalk through The Stonecore, Slabhide could drop the Reins of the Vitreous Stone Drake mount for you.
      Look for the following all week long:
      Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and Chronicler Toopa in Boralus have a quest for you. You can also start the quest from within the Adventure Guide (Shift- J).
      Quest Requirement: Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons.
      Rewards: Artifact Power and one loot box containing a piece of gear from Normal difficulty The Eternal Palace.
      EVERY WEEK
      The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.
    • By Stan
      Goblin and Worgen players will be able to embark on a new quest line for their Heritage Armor in Visions of N'Zoth.
      Requirements
      If you want to unlock new Heritage Armor in Patch 8.3, you must have a maximum-level goblin or worgen character and be Exalted with Bilgewater Carter or Gilneas to begin the quest line when the patch hits live servers.
      The Goblin set is comprised of the following items:
      X-52 Bomber Jacket X-52 Extreme Handgrips X-52 Fireproof Stompers X-52 Insulated Headgear X-52 Minesweeper Wristwraps X-52 Precision Goggles X-52 Reinforced Legguards X-52 Sapper's Shoulderguards X-52 Utility Belt The Worgen set includes the following:
      Greyguard Buckle Greyguard Ceremonial Shoulderguards Greyguard Dueling Gloves Greyguard Formal Overcoat Greyguard Formal Robe Greyguard Formal Trousers Greyguard Stompers Greyguard Tophat Greyguard Wristbands Blizzard (Source)
      Celebrate your legacy with two new Heritage Armor sets—one for goblins and one for worgen—coming in the release of the Visions of N’Zoth content update.
      Players with a maximum-level (120) goblin or worgen who are Exalted with their faction (Bilgewater Cartel or Gilneas respectively) will be able to embark on a new quest line for each race to learn more about their history. Once you complete your quest, you’ll gain a new Heritage Armor transmogrification set unique to your race and be able to show off your pride.

      Crafted by the finest madmen and women, this explosive look is the glow up you need. Or, that could be a lit fuse—careful!
      Show off your noble roots by sporting this tailored velvety black and gold-trimmed attire complete with a dapper top hat. Snooty airs not required.
      Begin your journey by visiting the embassy in Orgrimmar or Stormwind once Visions of N’Zoth goes live.
    • By Starym
      The remasters and upscales keep on coming, as we have the Burning Crusade's intro cinematic in up to 8K resolution now!
      While BC is my favorite expansion ever, I was never a fan of the cinematic, as it's just a collection of various clips that don't have much of anything to do with Illidan's narration, until the very end. Obviously the two new races deserved screen time, but we didn't even get to see the Dranei's ship(s) in there, and then it's straight on to random battle clips. It obviously takes its cue from the Vanilla cinematic, as far as the clips go, but where it worked for Vanilla, which was simply setting the stage for the world itself, it falls a little flat here. But at least it does end on a high note, with the green horned one making a proper appearance.
       
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    • By Starym
      We have more Ivan Kuzkin goodness for you today, as he's put together a highlight reel of his 2019 Arena cinematic footage!
      We'll also be taking a look at his previous PvP videos, including a really old one from 4 years ago which is particularly impressive (and longer). Here's "The Rhythm of Chaos":
      And here's two earlier video trailers for the 2019 spring and fall seasons:
       
      Impressive stuff as always. Which cinematic would you wish IKedit would remaster next? Or should he go back to his earlier class series or other original machinimas?
       

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