Artifact Traits

Orynx offers even more clarification on the Netherlight Crucible Ornyx came into a discussion on Blizzard's forums, in response to players' concerns, to clarify design choices and reasons why the Netherlight Crucible works the way it does.

A quick guide to the Netherlight Crucible The Netherlight Crucible is a way to combat bad RNG with a little more RNG while making you stronger. Basically, before patch 7.3 if you got a Relic with a trait you didn’t like, you’d throw it away. Now, if you get that Relic, you have a chance to add a better trait to it,...




Netherlight Crucible receives another tuning pass before it goes live The Netherlight Crucible has prompted some last minute tuning and class balance changes, with one last tuning pass before it goes live tomorrow. Since not all classes would benefit from the Netherlight Crucible’s effects in the same way, and some others needed a buff in general, the balance changes will bring everything more in line....

Patch 7.3’s Netherlight Crucible receives clarifications about its progression system The Netherlight Crucible has been a host of misunderstandings, to say the least. In an effort to keep us always progressing, Blizzard added a new Artifact upgrade system to patch 7.3 and a way to turn those pesky unwanted relics into something potentially better. Unfortunately, the system has been fraught with issues and remains so...

Watcher discusses Artifact Power design and changes coming in 7.2 If you’ve been grinding your way through your Artifact Traits, you’ve probably aware that the Artifact Power needed to get later traits doesn’t increase as sharply as it did at earlier levels. This can leave you well behind your peers if you aren’t spending a ton of time at the AP grind. And if you switch...

Patch 7.2 PTR: First look at the updated Broken Shore When the patch 7.2 PTR came up yesterday, we knew the Broken Shore came with it — and today we have our first look at the Broken Shore assault courtesy of Wowhead. (And if you’d rather see a text-based rundown, check Wowhead instead of watching the video.) Be warned, the video below contains spoilers for...




Ashbringer Artifact
New patch 7.2 PTR build brings new Artifact Traits, Broken Shore content The patch 7.2 PTR is about to get a new build, and it’s a doozy. Up until now the PTR has been focused on testing the Legion Assaults and feature changes, but now we’re looking at the quest chains to unlock the new Artifact Traits coming in patch 7.2. There are a total of seven...

New Artifact Traits and Artifact Power in 7.2 clarified If you’re wondering how you should proceed with Artifact Power in light of the new traits coming in patch 7.2, we have some clarification from the EU forums. The short version is, if you already have your Artifact maxed out, don’t worry — you won’t need to stockpile that AP. You’ll get your Artifact Power...



Artifact Traits in PVP are the first big change in patch 7.1.5 hotfixes Patch day has come and gone, and that means we’re heading into hotfix week. The first hotfixes for patch 7.1.5 have arrived, and we’ll no doubt have more as Blizzard works the kinks out of the patch. But considering just how much was in 7.1.5, this batch of hotfixes is actually pretty small, with a...

Totem Talk: What to do as a level 110 Resto Shaman It’s been a while since we last talked — when we last left off, we talked about Elemental and Restoration Shaman talents for questing while playing through Blizzard’s latest expansion. We’ve also discussed Resto mana regen as well as spell priority. Since then, there’s been quite a lot going on. Legion has been live for...

Priest hidden Artifact
Everything you need to know about Artifact weapons Your Artifact is defining part of your entire Legion experience.  It starts off as an ilevel 750 weapon, but you’ll upgrade it from there by adding Relics to boost ilevel and Traits to increase its overall power. You will need the Artifact for each spec you intend to play, not only because Artifacts are the only...

Hunter Artifact weapon
Locked and Loaded: The best Hunter Artifact weapon build paths It’s going to take a long time to fully unlock the Artifact traits of your chosen Artifact weapon, and even longer if you decide to level up more than one weapon at the same time. Just how long will depend on how you play, but you’re looking at several months at a minimum. With that...

Spiritual Guidance: Artifact paths for Discipline and Holy Priests Legion will be here Tuesday, and with that comes our brand new Artifact weapons. Now, as soon as you enter Dalaran, your class NPC will appear with a very urgent and mysterious quest. The quest leads you to choose your Artifact, then immediately launches into the respective Artifact questline before setting up your class hall. Once...

The Warrior’s Charge: Will we have too many talents in Legion? Looking at the Honor talents in Legion, I realized that there are a number of spec specific talents in the Honor trees. So many in fact, that instead of the eighteen or so talents I was expecting, when you add the Arms, Fury and Protection specific talents you’re looking at ten different talents that only...

Lightsworn: Retribution Artifact traits in Legion Ashbringer, the bringer of ashes, the legendary blade that put an end to the Mograine bloodline, shattered the runeblade Frostmourne, and slew legions of the undead has been central to Paladin and, arguably, Warcraft lore for a very long time. And now this priceless artifact can be yours for only three easy payments of $19.95!...

Arcane Sanctum: Mage artifact weapons in Legion Welcome back to Arcane Sanctum, 2016 edition! It’s pretty much just like the 2015 edition except with gradually more sunshine every day. The Legion alpha became available again this week and soon we’ll have more information about Mage things. For now, we’re going to be taking a look at what we know about the three...