Introduced in patch 8.2, Essences for the Heart of Azeroth were unequivocally a great addition to the game.
It's a tradition in World of Warcraft going all the way back to Cataclysm and the Dragon Soul raid that the last raid -- especially if it has any sort of Old God theme like Dragon Soul or Siege of Orgrimmar did -- will have weird items with unusual procs and powers that fit the theme of chaos, madness, and corruption of those selfsame Old Gods.
Azerite has been a major focus and main power system in Battle for Azeroth, but it hasn't fared well.
I said this was going to happen sooner or later.
Patch 8.2 brought us a lot of content, and it can be a little overwhelming figuring out what exactly you need to do to be ready for the new raid and what is more optional.
Patch 8.2 is right around the corner, and it's packed with so much content that it's kind of hard to keep up.
As we head to Nazjatar to fight Queen Azshara and save our planet, we're going to need to upgrade our necklace -- the Heart of Azeroth.
Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, is coming on Tuesday.
Patch 8.2 includes big changes to Azerite, with armor slots automatically unlocked and a talent system for the Heart of Azeroth
The Azerite armor system has been a hotly contested since day one of Battle for Azeroth.