Artifacts

Yes, you’ll be able to get (most) Artifact appearances after Legion I’ve been wondering about Artifact appearances in Battle for Azeroth, especially considering our Artifacts are getting an epic sendoff and there’s a whole new kind of Artifact in the next expansion. Are we still going to be able to go back and complete certain appearances that we just haven’t finished either due to luck, time, or other...

paladins in their order hall
Blizzard learned from the mistakes of Artifacts to make the Heart of Azeroth As they plan a new expansion, the World of Warcraft developers look at the current expansion’s systems. They ask themselves what worked, what didn’t and how they can use those answers to make the next expansion better. It’s one of the things which produces the signature Blizzard shine and brings me back to their games again...




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.

Patch 7.3 Artifact and Follower catch-up mechanisms If you’re wondering about what patch 7.3 has in store in regards to your alts, worry no more. There are a host of catchup mechanics and account-wide unlocks coming on Argus when the patch drops.

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.

Patch 7.2: Blizzard details soloable Challenge Artifact Appearances Patch 7.2 is coming soon, and with it come solo challenges  to unlock a new hidden Artifact appearance, the Challenge Appearance. These were first teased at BlizzCon as a solo-based appearance unlocked by dedication and mastery to your spec (inspired by the Benediction and green fire quests), but Blizzard has only just given us a...




What’s going to replace Artifacts? I know we’re not even half done with Legion yet, but one of the things that keeps popping up in my head every time I see a Hunter with Hati or use Strom’kar’s Warbreaker ability is this notion of just how much time and investment we put into these Artifacts. Yes, they’re weapons, but they’re...

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.



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...

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.

The Queue: Just hand over the corpse, Liadrin The Deathlord is a busy woman, Liadrin. Just give her the corpse and she’ll be on her way.

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Will WoW ever have another new class? Post Legion, I’m really wondering about how much room the game have for future expansion, specifically when it comes to classes. Legion in particular has set a unique design limitation for any new class.


Priest hidden Artifact
How to get all 3 Priest hidden Artifact appearances Hidden Artifact appearances have been the talk of WoW lately, with each class receiving a unique way to acquire each appearance. While Priest hidden Artifact appearances do involve a bit of RNG and grinding, they aren’t particularly difficult to get.

Is the cost of switching specs just too steep? In last week’s hotfixes, Blizzard nerfed Arms slightly and buffed Fury a reasonable amount. I’d be thrilled — I love playing Fury — except that I just spent almost a month leveling Strom’kar the Warbreaker, spending an ungodly amount of Artifact Power on the thing.

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Officers’ Quarters: Managing Legion’s loot system This week’s question was a rather straightforward request. Every expansion brings with it some new twists to WoW‘s loot system and Legion is no different.