Unlocks an appearance for this artifact
It's not quite the
of yore, but it's the closest that a lot of players now are going to be able to get.
As for you few who already have the original, and are mogging it over the Artifact,
you lucky sons of b-
...that many hoped it would never rekindle."
Jeff Kaplan was once interviewed and said that the original Corrupted Ashbringer was a mistake, meaning it was added too early to the game.
This list is a loose quote
, with notes, wowhead links, and updates over time from new info. Credit goes to the Alliance player
who made most of the screenshots in the list,
following along from the Horde, and
for the screenshots of the final part.
If you want to follow along with the findings, since multiple people presented the ideas that lead to these actions,
this is the MMO-C thread
where all of this information has been shared. Despite the title of the thread being "Shattered", the conversation shifted to Corrupted once it was realized that Shattered is the skin tied to a later patch. General credit as a whole goes to
the dedicated Discord channel
for constant testing and finding.
As a disclaimer, I was not involved in the findings. This comment is just aggregating all the info and will be updated appropriately.
Artifact Knowledge (AK) comes from
's work orders for
. Knowledge is
, which means all three specs benefit from it at once. Ashbringer's Level (traits purchased) and Artifact Power do not affect these events.
Patch 7.3: All level 110 characters have more than 40 levels of Artifact Knowledge automatically.
You have to do everything in the order shown
. You can, however, get the books after AK6 and get Nefarian's head after getting the new book.
Get the two Nat Pagle books
looted off players in
Do not complete the quest the head offers
, it is unrelated and will consume the head, forcing you to wait until the next lockout for another head
You just need his head, so if you happen to still have his head from long ago, you can use that
Artifact Knowledge Level: 6
seems to be the first to publicly confirm AK6 triggers Sister Elda for the next step
Patch 7.3: All level 110 characters have more than 40 levels of Artifact Knowledge automatically.
with both books
Your spec must be Retribution for her to respond to your books
She will give you
Dire Maul West
with the new book and Nefarian's head
Use the door behind
, down the hall, turn right, into the next hall, and under the platform
Do not kill
, no mobs or bosses need to be killed
Alliance: Talk to
at Chillwind Camp in
at The Bulwark in
Both factions share the same tracking quest
at Hearthglen in
Coordinates are 42.36 18.73, in the same building as
next to Thondroril River in
Supposedly has a random spawn up to 30 hours, unpredictable due to phasing and server sharding, be prepared to wait
As of Oct 4th
the slime now has unlimited tags, reports state that it is cross faction as well
and talk to
The slime drops the Phylactery
Go through all of Timolain's dialogue
from the Thondroril River
It first took
in the river (RNG, could be 10 casts, could be 10,000 casts)
You may fish anywhere along the river, as long as your location says "Thondroril River"
Your fishing skill does not matter
with the shard
Legion version of Maxwell, who is standing with the rest of your followers near your mission board in your class hall
If he is not there, you sent him on a mission, he will be back
After talking to him, talk to him again for the quest
Go to the Legion version of
using the Dalaran flight master, do not fly up to the old one
If you are waiting for the slime or fishing and are not sure you'll get anything, use the following script to check your quest progress.
/run local p,q,t=print,IsQuestFlaggedCompleted,tostring p('Talked to Prince Tortheldrin: '..t(q(43682)))p('Talked to Alexia/Bardu: '..t(q(43683)))p('Slime can drop Timolain: '..t(q(43684)))p('Shard can be fished up: '..t(q(43685)))
Minor note: There were trolls in the replies that have been deleted. If you were confused by Leefa's and jojopojo64's replies, they were responding to the trolls. I also responded, but accidentally deleted my reply.
I'm curious as to whether using the corrupted remembrance skin triggers an event in the Monastery, similar to that of the original Corrupted Ashbringer.
Shout out to all those palas out there going nuts farming b/c of the "new" Corrupted Ashbringer:
Do yourself a GREAT favor and try not to farm
with your paladin. You will spend too much time. The book is not BoP, thus tradable. So...
You probably have already noticed that your paladin is so slow in this expansion in comparison to other classes. Three seconds of
with a CD 45 sec is a joke, even if you can use it twice. And
is hard to keep up and thus a pain in the ass - besides, what are 20 % if even a shaman for example gets 30 % permanently?
Now, this is the problem: While the book itself is almost a 100 % drop from
, the tome itself has not a 100 % chance to appear. So as long as your not one lucky chap you will find yourself running DM over and over again. Plus: Old instance, long ways to run, just to see your tome not there.
For the reasons above I highly recommend you to
use a Demonhunter to farm
instead. Even a fresh Lvl 100 is fine. Due to his
his movement speed is permanently greatly increased (Lvl 100 quest gear: 20 %). But what's even better: With his Super-Mario-Double-Jump and gliding, a DH can easily overcome chasms. Now this will save you lots of time.
What you want to do is, go to DM EAST with your DH. There will be two tomes that are of interest for you, one close to the entrance and the second next to the first boss
. Luckily, for the first one you will not have to run around the whole court. As a DH you can simply double jump (in dangerous situations use
) over the chasm on the left next to the entrance. The first book can be found right next to the group of
with a bit of luck. The next one will be, as said, close to
at the far rear left end.
In case you were not lucky, head back to the entrance and reset the instance.
If you're really lazy and don't want to waste your time with actively searching for the second tome, you can also just focus on the first, since you will see whether it's there or not right when you get into the instance even before you jump. However, I have found the second tome to be significantly more often there than the first. And of course there is a limit to resetting the instance.
Oh, and by the way: Now that you know a way to easily farm the book....it can be sold on the auction house.
tl;dr Use a demonhunter to farm the book at DM EAST instead of your pally. It'll save you a lot of time.
P.S. I've added two pictures to the website of the Dusty Tome.
Has anyone actually aquired it yet on live?
I LOVE how acquiring this hidden appearance harkens back to all the wacky theories of yore! Books, fishing, it's all here!
.. but then again, that one was
back with Wrath of the Lich King.
So how do we attain this?
Is there a more comprehensive guide on this yet? I have both the Nat Pagle books, but can't start it yet. My artifact is level 17, and I think i'm at research rank 3 or 4. My Ashbringer book is on the 5th page, at least.
I ran into someone on Thrall today, Stragos, who had apparently unlocked the appearance, but when I asked him about it he was super defensive and just outright put me on ignore. What little info I did get out of him, he said that everything else was wrong. But I'm not sure I'm willing to believe that considering that
For those that already have the hidden appearance, Here's how to track your hidden artifact appearance color variants through achievement progress:
/run AddTrackedAchievement(11152) - Complete 30 dungeons using a hidden artifact appearance. (This achievement does not display correctly)
/run AddTrackedAchievement(11153) - Complete 200 world quests using a hidden artifact appearance.
/run AddTrackedAchievement(11154) - Kill 1,000 players using a hidden artifact appearance.
Check all your hidden artifact appearance progress using this script
/run local q,x,_,a,b = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo,0 for i=1,11 do _,_,_,a,b = q(11152,i) x=a end local _,_,_,c,d = q(11153,1) local _,_,_,e,f = q(11154,1) print("Dungeons: "..x.."/"..b) print("WQs: "..c.."/"..d) print("Kills: "..e.."/"..f)
Note: Completing any of these achievements will complete them for all your other specializations on that character, regardless of having unlocked the consumable items for your other specs.
The correct achievement ID's were shared by hamza1306 on the WoW subreddit -
The script was shared by MMOSimca on the same topic on WoW's subreddit -
Just got AK6 and I was able to turn in the books!
At level 6 artifact knowledge sister Elda can reform book for us and we can go get corrupted Ashbringer :D
confirmed AK 6 on live servers am completing now
If you are an EverQuest fan, please read! If not, don't!
Total geek moment.
This quest makes many references to the Paladin Epic quest from EverQuest. Here are the similarities -
Get the 2 books
Nat Pagle's Guide to Extreme Anglin'
looted off players in Alterac Valley battleground
A Thoroughly Read Copy of "Nat Pagle's Guide to Extreme Anglin
'." looted from A Dusty Tome in Dire Maul
Goes with the quest from EQ
Rineval Talyas says 'I see. If a scribe is what you seek, then bring me the torn books of fire and ice. A donation of 1000 platinum is needed as well. The donation will be offered as a blessing to the gods.''
Reach Knowledge level 6
Cecross seems to be the first to publicly confirm AK6 triggers Sister Elda for the next step.
Goes with the quest from EQ
You say, 'Hail, Oracle of K`Arnon'
Oracle of K`Arnon says 'Greetings, ______, I am the Oracle of K'Arnon. Do you quest for yourself, or do you offer that which I ?
You say, 'What knowledge?'
Oracle of K`Arnon says 'I have lived long and have insight into many matters, yet I despise charity. To learn from me, you must first bring me that which I .
You say, 'What do you seek?'
Oracle of K`Arnon says 'I seek knowledge, which is superior to all things. And no knowledge is greater than that which is contained within the .
Reform the books by talking with Sister Elda <screenshots>
Goes with quest from EverQuest
Oracle of K`Arnon says 'Ah, the Book of Scale.. It would be wondrous indeed if you could recover the Book of Scale for me. If you do manage to procure the Book of Scale, I will gladly part with an artifact of my own that may be of interest to you.'
Hand in the Book of Scale.
Oracle of K`Arnon says 'Unbelievable! The legendary Book of Scale is mine! Please, take this as a small token of my thanks. I warn you however, if you ever manage to join the corporeal body to the evil that resides within, you will rue the day.'
4 - Killing Nefarian is very similar to a step in EQ where you have to kill Nagafen/Vox/Gorenaire/Talendar
Kill Large Vile Slime on the eastern river bank of Western Plaguelands
which summons Timolain the Accursed. The slime has a faction tag and ~16 hour spawn, but unknown if more than one player can tag it. Timolain threw Shard of Darkness into the water which you then fish it up. It took 350 casts in the river next to where the slime spawns. <screenshots>
Goes with part from EQ
Oracle of K`Arnon says 'Unbelievable! The legendary Book of Scale is mine! Please, take this as a small token of my thanks. I warn you however, if you ever manage to join the corporeal body to the evil that resides within, you will rue the day.'
He will give you back an artifact called
(dialogues needed). You must then head to the Everfrost caves, which you get to by going through a hole in the ice at the river (enduring breath is very useful for this trip). Get an enchanter to charm the Lich and then hand him the Phylactery (charming may not be required - lich will be KoS but you can still do the hand-in). This will spawn the true Miragul, a 53+ necromancer who is as hard to kill as a dragon, so make sure you have lots of friends with you. When you kill him, he drops the robe and his head.
Several small similarities from EQ, talking about corruption, an item that glows with a sickly green aura (Much like the icon from WoW's quest item
Heart of Corruption
The Shard of Darkness
is a weapon from EQ which
(the polar opposite of Paladins) can use, and finally, fishing may not be involved with the Paladin Epic 1.0, but it definitely is with the 1.5.
A few far stretches, but very much similar.
Kudos Blizzard, and good on you Furor.
A Few footnotes - As someone pointed out, The item Foror's compendium of Dragonslaying is a pure reference to EverQuest.
Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying
Scroll down a few comments for the contents of the book
One last thing - A lot of people complaining that the Vile Slime is a 4-30+ hour spawn time? Sound familiar, Miragul? :)
Make sure you are in Retribution spec in order to talk to her!
I used the phylactery whilst in a raid group, does this matter?
So i followed the whole guideline and actually have it right now on my paladin.
Had luck with the Slime that no one was acutally really farming this on my server
and i was prolly the luckiest guy who got the shard after about 70+ attempts.
Screenshots added to Heart of Corruption item.
Good luck to all of you!
You must be Retribution spec to talk to Sister Elda for the book dialogue.
1700 casts and still nothing.
Belive guys, just wait it out!
20 hours still no slime
Noticed it's otherway around on your back compared to every other skin for Ashbringer.
Just fished up my shard of darkness after 3,7k fishing casts, luckly got my slime kill on the 29th at around 2pm where barely anyone had AK6.
Also if you are unsure because you fished for hours and you didin't get it you can type this line and it either will say true or false if you are eligable to fish up the shard.
All i'd like to know is does it whisper?
Video guide if you're not into reading :) However all credit goes to the awesome paladin community that figured it out.
Got it in less then 5 hours, was pretty lucky. Here's my experience:
Bought dire maul book from AH for 13k, then did AV 3 times. I would say AV book dropped after around
Now the fun part comes. I was waiting for the slime to appear. Was waiting on MY server and after around 2 hours strange thing happened. I was zoned out and there was only me and the slime at the area (everyone else dissapeared wtf) so I killed it and got the item.
I fished for less then 2 hours and I got the item after 437th try. Here's the proof:
Anyway, I can say I was lucky af.
Good luck to everyone trying to get this thing!
dropped for me from 3 cast
This is something small but make sure not to send Tyrosus on missions or he won't be there to turn in the shard and you'll have to wait.
How to farm Direl Maul for the Books
Could anyone please confirm if the skin whispers like the classic Corrupted Ashbringer did?
Waited a the river for 12 hours on a low pop server... Nothing.
Someone mentioned that they found the slime listed in premades...
Had an idea. Ran "PREMADE FILTER"
Created the search term "?vile ?slime ?Thondroril ?Timolain ?Phylactery"
1 Minute Later!
Timolain's Phylactery is mine!
Adding the Large Vile Slime NPC ID to NPCScan might help you if you have to AFK.
The NPC ID is 111122
My video of the kill with the addon pop-up.
My looting of the up river out of the way of the horde.
The taggin of this mob looks a bit weird.
Last afternoon, after waiting for 9 hours (some of the present reported to be waiting for 30), the slime spawned and inmediatly got grey tagged.
I am alliance, and some of the alliance paladins there said they got the item, while I saw one of the hordes fishing in the river later, what makes me think he got it too.
Rumors say that only the first 5 players attacking it get credit, being or not in party.
Also heard rumors about it not spawning in consacrated ground or that aoe does not affect the tag and you must do a direct hit in order to get credit, but these afirmations smell more like one guy trying to scam the others to get credit :D
And I totally understand, being working with the game runing under and hearing constant sound of consacration and spinning hammer casting is annoying at the least XD
Anyway, I really hope they fix this like they did with the Koshumoh orbs bottle necks, because it is an inmense waste of time to be here just waiting for a mob to respawn. For the holy or protection specs at least you have the chance to kill some mobs or even do wq in those zones while farming the items, but just waiting for a mob to respawn is far from the idea of fun I have in mind XD
Killed at 1:43AM Server Time - Server; Twisting Nether US
Camped with a guy from the kill before it, he was afk and missed it.
Spawn Time was 24 Hours 15 Minutes.
I got my shard shortly after, about 3 hours of fishing, just over 610 casts.
Very well explained guide, thank you everyone for their hard work.
I noticed this when i was afk.
The corrupted ashbringer will keep whispering "You Will Die!" until you stop being afk.
I got my Shard of Darkness after 135 casts
It spawned on Exodar- Spanish realm at 7:30 a m. (Today 7th of October, 2016)
You can try it out with this time. Spawn should take about 16 hours. Good luck.
Instantly got the Large Vile Slime by spamming LFR. Just got phased to that *!@#. Wasted 5 min to kill it
18 AV runs finally got it on a win.
4 Dire Maul runs finally noticed it on the ground.
18 hours sitting and waiting for slime who did spawn exactly on it's 30th hour.
And It took me only 69 cast to fish up the gem.
9 hours of fishing, 1744 casts =D
spent several hours camping the slime, decided to download cross realm assist finally found an empty server about an hour in got the
then it took me about 72 casts to get
, also when i found the slime i made a custom group to share with others i think i got about 7-8 other people their tags so i was pretty happy
Do not use
whilst in a raid group.
does not get flagged as completed
. If you do, you cannot fish up the
and you will have to kill the
Type the following in to your chat box to check you can fish up the shard, before you commit yourself to a day of fishing:
means you can fish up the
means you cannot.
So dropped for me after 800 casts, but got the message "You cant loot this item", contacted a GM but there is a 2 day wait time at least. Kept on fishing and dropped again after 100 casts.
1,464 Casts later
shard of darkness has 0.2% drop chance
fishing buddy showed when i looted it after 604 casts
Don't know if anyone will ever see this in all these comments but here is a video with everything you need to know in it, including some coordinates of entrances to DM and items, how to solo the first boss in BWL, and many more important details. COULD NOT have done this with out all of you wonderful people sharing your experiences and details here on wowhead. Huge shout out to the pally community!
A word of warning to those starting this journey.
If you have more than 1 copy of either Nat Pagle book on you at the time you go to have it combined with the other Nat Pagle book by talking to
, the process will
copies of either book that you have in your bags.
A ticket with Blizzard will not restore the extra consumed copies of either book:
Thanks for all the patience with us as we took a look into the Nat Pagle's Guide to Extreme Anglin' you were looking to restore. To our dismay, Nat Pagle's Guide to Extreme Anglin' was unable to be found to be returned to you. This is due to Game Master's being unable to assist in acquiring Hidden Artifact appearances, even in cases such as this, where two of the books were consumed instead of just one :/
So if you have multiple copies of either Nat Pagle books, I would recommend you mail them to an alt before completing the step to combine them in your journey to obtaining the
. I cannot say that placing extra copies in your bank will make them safe from being consumed (no way to test this currently).
Unlocking a hidden artifact appearance awards the Feat of Strength
. I was awarded this upon turning in
my video guide
After flying to Acherus: the ebon hold, and engaging with Lord Maxwell Tyrosus do not fly back to Dalaran before following Tyrosus to the Four Horsemen or apon reaching the designated zone no dialog will start and the quest will "bug out" making you unable to complete all the criteria of the Quest "Walking in Shadows"
Only 4000 casts in...fml this is awful, I shouldav played a bm hunter.
This has likely been said, but you can turn the books in to Sister Elda before getting Nefarian's Head.
1555 casts later and I finally collected the Shard, I won't be able to collect the skin till the evening sense the Champion is currently on a mission, the fishing portion of this quest is just too damned long and taxing, but I am glad I have it now, will post a screenshot later of the results. Good luck everyone!
All-in-all pretty poor luck with this thing. I do have it as of a few minutes ago but let me detail my adventure here.
I began the quest several days ago, doing it during down-time and queues. Everything is really straight-forward, and easily attained until it's time to kill Large Vile Slime. At that point I spent about 10 hours waiting for spawn. This includes doing what I could to server-hop, and try to change shards a handful of times.
It's not a bad idea to start your fishing at this point! You do have a river running next to the spawn location, and
it seems a waste to sit there and do nothing while you're camping
After using the phylactery, and moving onto fishing for the shard: that's where the real struggle was! It took
this number is slightly skewed, as casts were often interrupted by pvp as I am on a pvp server, and occasionally hitting my hotkey for fishing out of reflex, instead of clicking the bobber
) as counted by the fish and items in my bag from fishing in Thondroril River.
To break down how long that many casts takes: Let's assume the average cast time of "Fishing" is about
(as my cast time for fishing is 22 seconds, this seems reasonable). This means that
apiece takes approximately
3710 x 11 (seconds for cast)= 40,810 (seconds)
40,810 (seconds) / 60 = ~680.17 (minutes)
680.17 (minutes) / 60 = ~11.34 (hours)
That being said, the events that follow after are a fairly satisfying reward! Happy farming, and enjoy your new Corrupted Ashbringer!
At 800 casts so far and nothing... ugh...
Used the script to double check and I'm certainly eligible (after killing slime etc).
It's brutal. I saw some guy get one at 2100 casts :/ He may have gotten off lucky.
Was standing there fishing for the shard, noone in sight, then i heard loud and clear. not shure if it was background or ambient.
do i have to complete my order hall campaigh first or its erelevant?
I just want to thank everyone who took time to figure this out and work on the guide here in the comments. I followed it to the letter, and other players in game were helpful in regards to shard hopping to tag the slime. I got the slim in a couple hours.
The fishing part?
Third cast. I think people around me were crying IRL. I was stunned. Crazy thing is even though I've played since vanilla beta I have probably cast a fishing line 5 times or so.
Good luck all.
Finally got mine just now.
Exactly 4 hours 3 min and 54 seconds.
Total casts was 1055.
Got it in around
casts (in the pic below u will find around 8.040, the rest like potions, greens, non stackable rare fishes, etc.. was trashed for inventory reasons).
The actual probability, for me, is
What i suggest to "enjoy" the journey is:
Turn off auto loot
(atm some players experienced the "cannot loot item" which prevents them from looting the fished shard)
Turn off all addons
Buy giant bobbers from fishing vendors (that will help a lot when playing in windowed mode)
Configure WoW for windowed mode
Reduce the game window to its minimum size
Turn off all audio setting apart from effects (u need to know when to click the bobber)
When in position zoom to max so, in front of you, there will be only water and the bobber
Put wow window in one of the for screen corners and watch film/tv series until u're done
The Fishing part of this quest chain is SADISTIC! and i wanna punch the dev who decided to set the drop rate ludicrously small!
Make sure you train Legion Fishing by the fountain in Dalaran before you start fishing for this, if you haven't already. You're gonna be here a while.
When you first get Heart of Corruption hidden skin, its greenish. Then you can unlock other colors by doing epic stuff.
I'm interested in the violet skin. It says you need to complete 100 dungeons. Anyone knows if those dungeons need to be Legion or if I can go all the way back and spam easy really low level vanilla's to get my skin?
Started at fishing skill 13 went to 738, 1268 casts 4 hrs. 40 mins. and 19 secs. 0058 realm time Stormrage-U.S.
Il confirm that every single bit of this guide is correct, after i done all the parts up to killing the Large slime, i had to server hop about 30 times with the help of ( Cross Realm Assist ) Addon, got to the mob while it had 5% left, tagged it and looted it, then on to the fishing part. i spendt exactly 1hr and 18 minutes fishing.. time flew if you have some randoms there to chat with just to take your mind off the fact that you are fishing :p I really really enjoyed this adventure! Cheers laddies! GL on your hunt!
just fished up the shard took me 653 casts :)
Do you know if you can come back another day to try the fishing part again or do you have to re do the whole chain?
For veteran rets, this skin is absolutely worth the effort! And yes, this may test your patience, but again, you're doing this to get a real bad ass looking appearance.
I remember back in the day when only a handful of lucky souls could actually wield Ashbringer obtained from the very original naxxramas. And that in itself was far more of a painful experience to endure than the privilege we have today to obtain the skin!
As for myself, it took 3129 casts - which included some mana potions, 2x greens and a few healing potions.
Some advice for those of you who find the fishing part pure torment:
- Get a 2nd screen for your PC if you haven't gotten one already. I scooped up a cheapo used 19" LCD long ago for a few bucks, hooked it up onto my display card's 2nd output and normally use it to watch movies, series and youtube content while doing dull and borring wow related stuff that doesn't require my full attention.
- Get the Fishing Buddy addon which contains useful fishing tweaks and records your amount of casts.
- Buy the large baubles from the Dala fishing vendor which makes looting a bit easier.
Good luck, soon enough you'll have it!
For those who are camping the Large Vile Slime, you might also want to try:
1. Go back to the class hall and find one of the Paladin trainer, i.e. Vindicator Baatun.
2. Talk to him and line up for the proving grounds
3. Get in and transport out of the scenario
4. Fly from your class hall to the spawn point
5. Transport in and out with this macro:
6. Keep doing this until you are in the Large Vile Slime phase, it takes me about five hours to see this big guy.
I am too lazy to edit and put link on the text.
I write up this comments while I am fishing my shard. 500 casts and still no luck. To make this less boring, try doing the One That Didn't Get Away achievement if you don't have it yet.
Good luck all.
i am maxed out on fishing (but i dont think it matters for this)
took me 1162 casts
After 18 hours in 2 days of camping the slime I finally started whispering pallies I saw via realm hopper to pst me if they saw it while they were fishing. Sure enough I got an invite and there was the slime. The guy who invited me said "now use the item, talk and start fishing. it would be bull@#$% if you got it first cast since i've been here 5 hours." sure enough, i got it first cast... praise be to RNGESUS!
1743 casts over 1 and a half day, geez it was tough and yet many have to fish even more. poor souls.
Also you can set a custom alert message in NPC Scan you need to use the ID for the old removed Slime which is #12387 i used it and it works.
By the luck of the gods, I was able to get it in the first cast! I touched a Blingtron right before fishing. Pls dont hurt me.
I have just one question, HOW THE HECK DID YOU FIGURE OUT ALL OF THIS? I really envy you that you went this deep, i hope one day i will fnd out hidden lore on my own, until then, thank you for your hard work brining this togeather for us!
It seems that they have changed how the Slime spawns, because I got him twice within a 3 hour window. The first time I camped him I just showed up on and off, but this time I stayed for a couple hour fishing and running around. Then all the Paladins on the shore fishing and the other two disappeared and and there was the Large Vile Slime standing right in front of me. He is neutral and did not attack. No one else that was standing there with me or was on the shore was ported to the instance. I think this is how Blizzard solved the phasing issue. You get selected probably by RNG and then ported to the instance with the Slime. He did not spawn in the instance I was in I was taken to him. He is a tough fight that is designed for multiple Paladins fighting him at once. I am a 849 Paladin and almost died as a Ret and had to run away. When I lost aggro and returned he was still there. I switched to Protection and had soloed him from there. The loot still dropped from him.
So I go right to fishing along the shore and I was soon placed back in the instance where there was a lot of Paladins fishing on the shore and some waiting for him. This went on for a couple hours and then I left to grab a drink. I hear a bunch of fighting and sure enough I was in a private instance with two of the alliance Paladins that were waiting and only me (horde) on the shore. Everyone else was gone and the cool thing was, the two alliance Paladins brought him next to me and were fighting him there so I would hear the fight and run to the computer. Even though I did not need it, I help them finish him off and back to fishing. Soon after a bunch of Paladins fishing on the shore started popping up.
Point is I do not think he spawns, if you are there on the shore where he spawns then you get selected to be pulled into a private instance where he is waiting and yes I believe it is RNG.
I got him 2 times in less than 3 hour window. This also confirms while I was waiting other Paladins did not gate or log out they just disappeared, which I thought was odd. Congrats to the two alliance Paladins!
Just happened again. I went to bed and got on after work today and was fishing with a lot of other Paladins and then a couple of us were phased out an there he was again waiting. All the other paladins on the shore disappeared and it was only the four of us.
I think it is a random RNG, because he does not spawn, you get selected and taken to him. If not all the Paladins on that shore would have seen him spawn and been there foe that fight. That is 3 times I have killed him in under 18 hours.
I would recommend hanging out or fishing on the shore and eventually you will get your RNG roll and be phased to him.
Just FYI, I killed the slime and started to fish around the river next to slime spawn point. I moved around that area occasionally but for most part stayed within the area. My fishing skill was 800 and I did not equipment a rod. I received the Shard of Darkness after a total of 1,491 casts. I did not cast continually either (because I have a life LOL). I took several breaks to do world quests, run raids, mythics, etc. The Shard of Darkness eventually dropped for me on the second day of this GRIND (yes it is a nasty GRIND for some) on the 9th cast. In all I caught the following (course it does not matter it will be random for everyone):
2x Raw Greater Sagefish;
4x 19 pound Catfish;
1x 26 Pound Catfish;
512x Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish;
954x Raw Mithril Head Trout;
6x Mana potion;
2x Greater Healing potion;
1x Smoothbore Gun;
9x miss casts (either clicked to early by accident, moved and disengaged, or miss clicked bobber);
Good luck to everyone.
For some strange reason blizzard decided to flip this skin over in 7.1.5, so the skull is facing forwards and the blade's tip is jutting out to the side, instead of slightly clipping through the ground on human males. The way it was before was one of the reasons I always wanted it, since no other single bladed 2h sword was the same; now it just feels off. Lazy way to "fix" that clipping if that was the reason for the change.
So after camping for more than 30 hours i used the Server Hop addon and found the Large Vile Slime that was untapped. I did a /y to let everyone know it spawned and a PALADIN *!@#$%bag named Dackifacki from Twisting Nether attacked and killed me twice as i was auto-attacking the slime waiting for others to join. By the time i corpse ran for the second time, the slime was dead and i couldn't loot it. Needless to say, i am pissed off and have opened a ticket.
If you see Dackifacki on Twisting Nether, please pass on to him that i hope karma hits him hard.
I'm adding a screenshot of the dead slime and me obviously not being able to loot it
On a helpful note, Slime was up at 19:16 server time on Twisting Nether. Maybe it helps someone.
It took me 12hrs of camping the slime and 4 hours of fishing (logged with Fishing buddy) to get the shard.
gl guys, you can do this!
Slime dead on Frostmourne realm as of 20mins ago - Someone thankfully placed a group in the group finder. Currently fishing for shard will do the same on my home realm if it spawns.
I got mine tonight. Patch 7.2
44 Raw Mithril Trout
19 Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish
Was in Ret spec, 800 skill, underlight angler .
This can't be real. The slime spawned after 3 hours, and i got the crystal after just 34 casts.
Gues im lucky!
Just want to give some hope! Took me about three tries a 5 min to find the slime within four days. The fishing part also took only 57 tries for me. So all in all the "grindy" part was quite harmless. Maybe I was extremely lucky or it got secretly nerfed ;-)
FYI...as soon as you consume this it will do the "thrust Artifact in the air/spin camera around" thing so if you are looking to screen cap a cool pic of you getting Corrupted Ashbringer make sure you're in an area without NPCs and other junk in the way.
Missed it by a few minutes yesterday so decided to give it another go. Was waiting around for almost 5 hours today, it popped up around 12.25. Waited a couple of minutes for other people to come. Killed it, used the phylactery and started fishing. Flew to a town nearby to level up fishing, flew back and I guess I must've phased because it was up again. Phased to another while making a group for it, where it was also up (at 13.02) :P Made group and was able to help 2 paladins with it.
Continued fishing after and took me about 80casts to get the shard :D So, yay lucky :D Now i have to wait 4 hours till Tyrosus comes back from a mission.
I guess I got lucky but I think it's kinda silly that some classes/specs can just buy their "hidden" skin while others are at the total mercy of the RNG gods (and random spawns)
My server was Bloodhoof/Khadgar, killed 2 at 12.30 and 13.05 but due to crz and phasing I don't know if this info is any useful. Good luck to everyone still trying to claim this one.
Got the slime when it was at 2% then 8 casts later had the shard, guess I got really lucky.
Awesome looking skin!
To counter any discouragement some players might think when they first come and read some of the posts about the bottlenecks in this chain, it appears that the Large Vile Slime spawn time has been increased and amount of fishing has been reduced, both significantly. I do not know if that was in the latest patch or a previous patch that these changes occurred.
When I got to the Large Vile Slime portion of the quest it was already spawned with no one waiting for it. I killed it and looted the phylactery. Moved on to the fishing portion. It look me exactly 45 casts. I flew back to where the slime spawns and it was back, probably around 15 minutes after I killed it.
I'm not saying any of this to brag - the fishing was nerfed a while ago. Multiple people on Reddit and in my guild have confirmed that it's less than 100 casts, more often less than 50, to get the shard. However, many waited multiple hours for the slime, so the spawn timer increase seems like a much more recent change.
A quest line this epic and the final quest doesn't even have voice acting? Fail, blizz, truly a major fail.
Here is my journey to get the hidden appearance,
Played two Alterac Valley matches by choosing specific and not through random, won both. The second win I was awarded the book.
The 2nd book I found in Dire Maul North sitting next to the final two bosses.
I already had Nefarian's head in my bags since I had been farming BWL for xmog the last few weeks.
After waiting for a couple hours for a slime to spawn I started to research if there was an easier way. By using the advice from a couple others in the thread I was able to find a slime using a trial account on a RP realm. Created trial class horde toon, hearthed to garrison, used portal to Ashran, then portal to Undercity. Found on Argent Dawn US today, was able to invite two paladins on my realm that also needed the slime. Logged back on to my paladin, they invited me to the group and we killed the slime. Thanks to the users in this thread for the helpful advice, saved a lot of time.
I fished out the shard on the 85th cast.
Did not take very long at all using the advice here, started the night before and finished today. I would estimate it took 4 hours to complete everything. Could have saved time by using the trial class trick earlier.
Blizzard either nerfed this, or I am stupid lucky. And given the rest of my life, I am going with nerf.
AV took the longest, clocking in at 8 matches over a three day period. Finally won the book when I lost the BG. Queue times of 30 minutes meant I got to go out and do my normal thing in between battles.
Slime was there on my first search, right next to the river and just outside the cavern near the bridge. Look north when nearing the bridge. And, after I killed him, he was back within five minutes. (I spent those five minutes buying a fishing pole.)
Fished up the shard on the fourth cast. Yes, fourth. Stood right next to bridge, if that matters, right near where the slime was. He says in the dialogue that he threw it in. I assume it didn't go far.
I salute all of you pioneers who endured hours of waiting for respawn timers, and long periods of fishing, and whatnot. And I appreciate all of your !@#$%ing to Blizz to make this less difficult. It paid off.
Now, once Tyrosus gets back, I shall have me my Corrupted Ashbringer. Finally.
I do not know if this is true or RNG, but this is my story and I'll stand by it.
After I acquired the phylactery and talked to Tim I started to fish for the shard, after a few casts I decided to use a fishing rod to boost my skill. After 100 casts (33 catfish, 66 trout and 1 9 pound trout) I wondered if I needed the Ashbringer equipped. So I equipped the Ashbringer and on cast 101 I got the shard.
Its possible you need to be in retribution spec and have the Ashbringer equipped to acquire shard.
Who ever gave Retribution this long endless trip to just get there artifact skin, needs to be fired! Seriously, speaking about Attument 2.0
It is not so much of gathering the first part, it is more of waiting for that rare spawn, then fishing.
Okay guys I need some help. I have both Nat pagle books, nefarians head, I'm in retribution spec, I have artifact knowledge of 30 and Sister Elda still will not talk to me. I've tried sending a ticket for potential bugs and they said everything is working as intended. What do I Do? I've followed this guide perfectly.
Done this today. I don't really know how long it took but for nat pagle books I did Alterac Valley twice because it didn't drop first time and also ran Dire Maul twice. When I went to kill the slime it wasn't there. Waited for a while but it didn't show up then I realized I forgot my fishing pole at the bank so I hearthstoned back to Dalaran, came back to Thondoril river and the slime was there. Killed it, looted the phylactery, talked to the lich and started fishing. I fished like 30 fishes and finally got the last item.
Nice. Hunter's buy their Hidden off a vendor. Paladins need to run a BG with a long queue time, and hope people try to PvP in it (Most of the time in AV it's "avoid PVP so we can win" strat) and hope the book drops. Or buy it for 100k+ on AH. And that is just the FIRST step.
Yes, it is a nod to a crazy theory people had - doesn't make it more
would rather have the ability to get the original corrupted version again cus that looks better.
I got my corrupted ashbringer 20mins ago and it was prolly the best hidden artifact experience I ever had (I have almost done all the hidden artifact appearences).
I bought the books cause I had a hard time dropping them, when I went to Slime I was kinda surprised because my server is kinda high populated (outland) so I wasn't expecting the Slime to just be there but it was, then I had to go back to Ironforge and learn fishing (never fished with this alt before) and then I went back to Thondroril River, It took me 36 casts to fish the Shard. From what I heard It seems that Blizz increased the drop rate chance of all the Hidden Appearences in 7.3 so I guess that means that the drop % of the shard was also Increased (maybe they also lowered the respawn of the Slime?) . Now I hope that we get to keep our artifact appearences for the upcoming expansions.
got it with 67 cast today.
am i lucky or whaat? :D
I got pretty lucky with this. Started Monday, won AV on the first try, and was automatically given the first book. Got the second book from my third or fourth run through Dire Maul. Finished up the requirements up to the slime, then waited until Tuesday after the server reset to kill it. After 83 casts, I got the crystal :)
I don't think you should have to do PVP, since not everyone enjoys it myself included. its unfair to prevent players from getting something by forcing them to do something they don't enjoy
Some very important information for all you retribution paladins, who like me couldn't get into AV BG (6h queuetime for 3 times without a pop) to get the books and have ridiculous prices for the Nat Pagle AV book in the AH (450.000g on my realm at the time of writing this):
You can unlock skin number 2,3,4 if you have ANY other hidden artifact on your paladin! If you get the prot one from the Suramar Wretched quest (which is RNG but doable) or happen to have the Holy one drop while questing (happened to me) then you do NOT have to do the ridiculous questline for Corrupted Ashbringer. You can just unlock the other skin colors with the Hidden skin that you have and those will also be unlocked for your Retri Artefakt.
I just noticed this after talking to some paladins and then trying it and it saved me hours of waiting for AV queue.
Hope this information helps someone else too.
Have fun guys
It took me two runs in dire maul for the book. Four and a half hours for AV and received the book on the win. Fished up the shard within 75 casts. Better than just mindless grinding.
I got the book in DM just running old content for the hell of it on my DH, second run of DM. Looked it up here on WoWhead to see what it was. Ran AV on my pally in prot spec and got the other book after the second bg, took about an hour between que and bgs. Ran BWL and got Nefarion's head. Did all the "go here, talk to npc" stuff. Vile slime was up when I got there, killed it and got the phylactery. Started fishing at lvl 138 and got the shard on my 10th cast. In total, it took less than 2 1/2 hours to do everything after finding the first book.
Either this has all been nerfed or I was just extremely lucky. Happy farming.
looted 8 bodies in my first AV for nat pagle book 1
had to reset dire maul east only 3 times, found it by first boss.
made a trial 100 on low pop rp realm, found the rare, logged back on my main to server hop and the rare was alive.
starting fishing at level 1
obtained the crystal at level 96.
saw the rare spawn as I flew back in from training fishing at lvl 75, gave the tag to a paladin in another instance. I had on a basic white fishing pole with a giant fishing bobber and a +50 worm food buff.
he obtained the fishing item within 20 casts, he had found it before I could even say good luck and leave group.
this felt extremely nerfed unless I'm the luckiest paladin in the game right now
Start to finish this only took me 3 hours, not even consistently as I got food and other couple minute breaks from the game to prepare myself for an 8 hour fishing fest that I was able to avoid.
If I get the
from the AH, can I skip to where I talk to Tortheldrin with the Head of Nefarian?
I never did this long questline to get the Heart of Corruption item, yet after 200 World Quests, the Red Corrupted Remembrance tint unlocked. Across the whole bottom bar, only the 3rd red box is usable. If you are dead set on the green tint, I guess you must do all this stuff for the green tint, but the Dungeon and enemy players killed tints will likely unlock as well. The only other tint I have unlocked is Bar 2 Greatsword of the Righteous.
What I truly dread is all the crap involved with Balance of Power! Then doing it on EACH of my alts. NO WAY Blizzard!
Took only 50 casts for me to obtain the shard surprisingly. Started at 0 fishing skill and got the achievement for 50 fish along with the shard. lol
Also, it appears that they fixed things to where even if Tyrosus is on a mission, he will still appear at the table for you to show the shard to and start the quest to obtain the hidden skin, so that's a plus.
I'm gonna get stacked and put on fire for this...
But after camping for the vile slime for 2-3 hours last week, I got fed up with it, and left to do somrthing else. And then I decided to have a go at it again, today.
Behold, the vile slime is there, up and alive. Opened up the LFG tool and waited 10-15min, but no-body came.
I took it down with wings, btw it's soloable with ret 930'ish. Then I talked to the ghost guy that comes when you click the phylactery etc etc.
Then I took the fishing for a spin. And I got the shard after the 16th cast.
GL to anyone else that attempts this, just try to do this right after the server restart so you don't have to wait forever for the slime to spawn, or so I've heard.
Btw the Large Vile Slime up again at Ragnaros-EU now as I'm typing this, litterally 10min after I killed the slime.
So I don't know if they increased the drop rate for everything here or I just got extremely lucky. I finished this whole quest line in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
I got the bok from my first AV
Getting the second half of the book was probably the longest part. I had to reset about 4 times.
The slime was there when I flew over & it only took 42 casts to get the last piece.
I have a feeling they buffed it.
Waiting for the rare spawn was the hardest. The fishing took 115 casts and the pally I was fishing with only took him 36 casts we were both level 1 fishing.
Just unlocked this in 8.0.1, but it's not showing up in my list of Legion Artifacts transmog list. Are we not able to mog other weapons to this?
Edit: Had to re-log for it to show up.
Just completed this today. Took me about 2 hours to finish everything after receiving the Nefarian head. Fished up the shard in about 20 casts. If you are having issues with the Nefarian head dropping put in a support ticket to blizz and they will help with that. Apparently it is a bug.
Man, the Horsemen have a lot of nerve complaining about a paladin daring to trespass in Archereus after the #$%^ they pull at the end of their class campaign.
"Oh really? YOU'RE mad that we violated YOUR sanctuary? And now you want to say making a purple crystal glow makes us even?"
Got it in 5 casts in 8.3 not sure if the drop rate has increased or not but that may be the case.
As of today 6/29/2020, I am inclined to believe the comments about the drop rate of the Shard being drastically reduced. I received it after a measly 33 casts, starting from level 1 fishing. This is, of course, subject to chance as is anything else, but in my experience with the brutal luck of drop rates, this one did not appear to be as bad as it was in early Legion.
Did they increase the drop chance of the crystal? I got it 28 throws and I was set up for a full afternoon of fishing.
question does anybody know if you still need to be artifact knowledge lvl 6 in order to get this skin?
To anyone trying to get this after patch 9.0, a few things have changed. For starters, since you can get your artifact at an earlier level, you may want to start working on this before level 45. You can get the two books and Nefarian's head, however you cannot talk to Sister Elda to continue until you reach 45. After that point though the process is the same. You can make your life a bit easier when camping the slime by changing between war mode on and off. You can also change your timewalking campaign, as this will put you into a different shard as well. Keep in mind though, if you change to a timewalking campaign it will make the slime and surrounding enemies scale to your level. Best of luck if you're trying this!
When trying to get the Large Vile Slime, using a second account to check quiet realms using 110 trial characters worked the best for me. Still took an hour or two creating multiple characters and flying them over to check though. I found DK worked the best as you can use death gate then fly straight from Ebon Hold in under a minute. I think I got lucky with the fishing part as I caught that on my 9th cast.
Is this still obtainable?
this still works in Shadowlands
i got the slime by having a friend on argent dawn to zone me,
then fished up the gem and followed the quest,
thank you for the guide
The Book was in my First Dires Maul, Slime spawned the next morning after staring the quest and it took me exactly 25 Fishing Attempts and got my Crystal. Ez Quest lol. ^^
Shadowlands brought new formatting to the macros or something, so I came up with this updated tracker. I'm new with this API stuff so let me know if its broken and I will delete comment.
/script local CQ=C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted; print("Talked to Prince Tortheldrin:",CQ(43682)) print("Talked to Alexia/Bardu:",CQ(43683)) print("Slime can drop Timolain:",CQ(43684)) print("Shard can be fished up:",CQ(43685))
you can actually get this without doing the pre req's just get a hidden artifact on a different spec, and you can unlock the other colours such as the kill 1000 players after unlocking a hidden artifact:)
It was either dumb ass luck or being on the same side as the slime is the place to be. I fished hundreds on the eastern side and got nothing. First cast on the western side got the item.
Took me 83 Casts as of 9.1 - fishing from zero skill right beside where the slime spawns.
55 tries to get the shard :3 still working.
As of 9.1 , this item is still obtainable.
Randomly dropped a book while doing Alterac Valley, 2 hours later i had the appearance. The slime was there waiting for me , and i fished the crystal in only 27 attempts.
Remember to set your spec to retribution, or you won't be able to turn in the two books.
switching to war mode to get the slime doesnt work anymore.
i've been sitting in war mode on my paladin at the river for half an hour.
i really wanna kill whoever came up with this questline
so i have both books and sister elda doesnt have the dialogue to combine the books is there any help here?
Artifact Knowledge Guide
Hidden Artifact Weapon Appearances and Effects
Retribution Paladin Artifact Weapon: Ashbringer
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