Artifact Weapons

Here’s what’s happening to your Artifacts in Battle for Azeroth Artifact weapons have been an integral part of Legion, but they’ll be getting some changes in the next expansion, Battle for Azeroth. First and foremost, they’re going away.

Should the next expansion keep Artifacts? I get asked about once a Queue if we’re going to keep leveling our Artifacts in the next expansion. My answer has always been no.




The Queue: Artifact skins, fire mages, and chili So… sup? Remember me, dear Queue?

Know Your Lore: The Pillars of Creation We’re in the midst of the largest battle with the Burning Legion that Azeroth has ever seen. Those Legion forces are pretty much a never-ending stream, originating from a portal opened by Gul’dan.

Ashbringer Artifact
Role Play: Artifact weapons, Class Halls, and titles in roleplay Legion introduced a vast change in the leveling experience. Instead of being ushered through zones story by story, players can pick and choose their path.

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.




Role Play: Alliance roleplay in Legion Now that Legion is out, it’s pretty clear that the Alliance have a lot to think about while combing the Broken Isles. Obviously the Burning Legion has returned, and Azeroth itself is in danger.

Dave Kosak: “Artifacts will be a Legion-specific thing” We’re all excited for Legion and the mass of new content it brings, and some of that content comes in the form of Artifacts such as Strom’kar the Warbreaker. Many of us have wondered if we’d continue to use the Artifacts going forward into whatever we’re going to do in a post-Legion world.



Craig Amai
Reminder: Legion Developer Q&A with Craig Amai this week The weekly series of Legion developer Q&A sessions continues this week with Lead Quest Designer Craig Amai, who will be answering your questions live on the Warcraft Twitch account. If you missed it, you can catch up on last week’s Legion PVP Q&A  — featuring Brian Holinka — with our liveblog of the event.

Zen Meditation: Brewmaster Monk artifact quest preview Similar to previous artifact previews — check out our previews for Windwalker and Mistweaver — there will be many, many Legion story spoilers here. If you want to experience this quest fresh when Legion launches, don’t click on!

Breakfast Topic: Artifacts after Legion We know we’ll be using our Artifact weapons for the duration of Legion — these weapons of power are intrinsically tied to the gameplay and narrative of the expansion. What we don’t know is what will happen to them once this expansion concludes and the next one begins.

Zen Meditation: The Windwalker artifact adventure Thrown into the hype of Legion, who could neglect the questions about the artifact weapons? Having completed Sheilun, Staff of the Mists in our last installment, today we pursue a similar vein with Windwalker.

Breakfast Topic: Your favorite part of the game My favorite parts of World of Warcraft have always been the stories. The quest chains that are more than “get ten bear claws” (from bears who, for the most part, do not actually seem to have claws), the dungeons and raids that tell you more about the people and places in Azeroth (so long as your...

Video: Legion Assassination Rogue Artifact quests The latest build of the Legion alpha finally opened up the Assassination Rogue for testing — including acquisition of their Artifact weapons, the Kingslayers. When we got our first glimpse at the lore behind these weapons, I have to admit I was a little confused, especially considering their grisly history.

Locked and Loaded: Legion alpha Hunter updates We’re now about three months into Legion alpha testing the Hunter class, so I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit each spec and see what has changed since my initial first impression columns (Survival, Marksmanship, Beast Mastery). This week’s build in particular comes with some exciting changes for Marksmanship.

Shaman Restoration Artifact
Totem Talk: Legion’s Restoration Shaman Artifact Scenario Last time we talked, I gushed about our new class order hall. The look, the feel, the ambiance all sing to me in a way that I did not expect it too.