Today, we take a look at the Guardian druid artifact intro questline. The Guardian artifact, the Claws of Ursoc, were sealed away in the Emerald Dream after the demigod Ursoc was slain in the War of the Ancients, thousands of years ago. Now, players are tasked with taking up the ancient weapons again in defiance of the Legion. To do so, players will return to Vordrassil--also known as Grizzlemaw city--in Northrend, descend into the Emerald Dream, and confront an ancient enemy.
Today, we have a quick tour of the druid Class Hall, the Dreamgrove. Located in the verdant forests of Val'sharah, the Dreamgrove is a unique place where the barrier between the mortal realm and the Emerald Dream is thin. From here, portals into the Dreamway allow druids to travel quickly across Azeroth.
Today, we take a look at the Balance druid artifact intro questline. The Balance artifact, the Scythe of Elune, is tied to the worgen curse--those who wield it must struggle against the unending feral spirit inside. From the Dreamgrove, Naralex sends players to the Twilight Grove in Duskwood to retrieve it.
Today, we take a look at the Affliction warlock artifact intro questline. The Affliction artifact, Ulthalesh, the Deadwind Harvester, contains a powerful part of its history in its name. Warlocks will have to follow the trail of the legendary Dark Riders and brave the long lost Karazhan catacombs to claim this demonic scythe. Quest Recap As you may recall from our BlizzCon coverage, Ulthalesh was the very instrument used to wipe Deadwind Pass of life, creating the barren, bleak, deathly landscape players have known since The Burning Crusade. Then it mysteriously disappeared, and the only hint of its whereabouts are mentions of the Dark Riders from the Tome of Blighted Implements. (The book is found in a prior sequence while working on the Warlock Class Hall on a Legion portal world.) Calydus, a helpful but mysterious demon, sends players from the Dalaran sewers to Duskwood on the tail of the Deadwind Harvester. Arriving at the quest
Today, we take a look at the Elemental shaman artifact questline. The Elemental artifact, the Fist of Ra-Den, should bring back memories of an expansion not to long ago. In Mists of Pandaria, heroes fought through the stronghold of Lei-Shen, the Thunder King, to find and defeat this imprisoned Titan on Heroic mode. The Fist came into the White Tiger’s possession at some point, and shamans must pass his trials to obtain it. Lei-Shen had long ago begun using Ra-Den’s blood and power for his own purposes, but according to Xuen, the “tools of the storm god” were a power even Lei-Shen feared to harness. At the Temple of the White Tiger, shamans will be tested in three trials–with a couple throwbacks to the trials during the Pandaria dailies along the way. But you can relax–you won’t have to carry any torches up the steps of the temple this time. You
Today, we take a look at the Enhancement Shaman Artifact questline. The Enhancement Artifact, Doomhammer, has a rich history of Shaman and Warrior masters, typically of the Orc variety. Most recently, it was borne by Thrall, although (spoilers) he loses that privilege during the course of the questline. Shortly after landing near the Maelstrom, Geth’xun and a small incursion of demons crash down on the gathering. At the end of the confrontation, Geth’xun disarms Thrall, who finds himself unable to wield Doomhammer as he once did. As Thrall ponders the fallout of his decision to kill Garrosh on Draenor, you must follow after Geth’xun into the Maelstrom and through the depths of Deepholm. After a couple encounters with familiar Deepholm baddies, you will find Doomhammer defending itself from the Dreadlord with a rock shield. Using your Shamanic powers, you can shatter the shield, take Doomhammer for yourself, and defeat the Dreadlord before
Today, we have a quick tour of the Shaman Class Hall, the Heart of Azeroth. Located on the precipice of the Maelstrom, the Heart of Azeroth is a vital nexus of elemental energy. To open the Class Hall, players must fend off a Burning Legion invasion and chase after a stolen Doomhammer. We’ll look at unlocking the Shaman Class Hall, as well as obtaining its Artifacts, in a future post. Shaman Class Hall Preview Screenshots For more on Class Halls, see our previous coverage.
This week a couple Warlords hotfixes went live, including the purchasable Crystallized Fel change we noted on Tuesday, fixes to Shamans’ Healing Stream Totem and Healing Tide Totem, and other NPC and quest-related fixes. You can view the complete list of changes below or on the official blog post.
Today, we have a quick tour of the Mage Class Hall, Hall of the Guardian. To open the Class Hall, players must first do a little dirty work for Meryl Felstorm, previously Winterstorm, who was one of the founders of the Council of Tirisfal many years ago. Opening the Hall of the Guardian Felstorm is on the tracks of a dreadlord named Kathra’natir, who is hellbent on obtaining the Forge of the Guardian, recently secured in the Violet Hold right in Dalaran. The Forge is used to transfer the power of each preceding Guardian of Tirisfal into the latest one, which would make it quite the boon for the Burning Legion. After securing the Forge, Felstorm and the ghost of Alodi take players high into the Hall of the Guardian, one of the spires overlooking Dalaran. The tower still has its protective spells in place, making it a suitable place to
Today, we take a look at the Fire Mage Artifact quest line. The Fire Artifact, Felo’melorn, was the blade wielded by the royal Sunstrider family in the War of the Ancients and, more recently, by Prince Kael’thas. It is rumored to be a match for even the Lich King’s mighty blade. Felo’melorn, last used in combat by Prince Kael’thas Sunstrider against the Lich King Arthas Menethil, has since been lost to the Lich King’s fortress. Lyandra Sunstrider, now an undead thrall, must be slain to obtain it. In the alpha, some glitches persist, such as when leaving or entering the Hall of the Guardian (Class Hall), which will sometimes kick players off. Aside from that and some missing voice overs, the quest line is quick, action-packed, and sees the return of some cool characters, like Aethas, who we last saw defying the Kirin Tor when he commanded the Sunreavers to