Falcosauros Mounts Preview, Beast Mastery Artifact Quest and Weapon Models, Hati Wolf Models
Up next for Legion news is a preview of the new Falcosauros mount animations, as well as a look at the Beast Mastery Artifact Acquisition quest, models for all
styles, and models for the Artifact pet Hati. The Beast Mastery quest sends you back to Ulduar, and yes, you do get to hit the big red button.
Today's Legion model preview are the new Falcosauros mounts:
. Below is a video and images of the mount animations, but you can also preview your own character riding these mounts using the
Legion Dressing Room
and selecting the "Choose Mount" option on the bottom-left of the paperdoll.
The recent build also added creature and battle pet versions of this model, which we've included in an
Beast Mastery Artifact Acquisition
Below is the questline for Beast Mastery Hunters to acquire
. It takes you back to Ulduar, where you are aided by Mimiron and Thorim...and get to hit the big red button. More artifact videos can be found on our
YouTube Artifact Acquisition Playlist
In ancient times, a vrykul warlord stole a rifle infused with the power of storms. He used the artifact’s might to conquer his rivals on the Broken Isles. Delve into the warlord’s tomb and recover this mighty weapon!
Full description and dialogue from the quest line under the spoiler button. If you want to learn more about the lore behind Ulduar, questing in
will fill in most of the backstory:
The introductory quests
let you choose which artifact weapon to pick. You go around Dalaran to talk to hunter NPCs that represent each specialization:
(Beast Mastery, found in Pet Shop):
Been working with ol’ Brann Bronzebeard, searching the Broken Isles for any edge against the Legion.
We’re close to finding the tomb of some vrykul warlords the legends say stole a rifle called Titanstrike. Brann got all excited, join on about how that gun is infused with the power of storms and such!
Sounds interestin’ eh? If you’re up for fetchin’ it, I’m your dwarf!
Apata HIghmountain (Survival):
Emmarel Shadewarden is a noble soul. The tauren of Highmountain have long been allies of the Unseen Path.
Talonclaw, the spear wielded by my ancestor Huln Highmountain, was lost in battle against a fierce night saber called Dakarr. Many have tried to retrieve it…all have failed.
Our elders belie recovering Talonclaw is the key to driving the Legion from our lands.
My brother Wuho and I are heading out to slay the beast and claim the spear. If you were to join us, we’d be sure to succeed!
Courier Larkspur (Marksmanship):
My commander, Ranger-General Vereesa Windrunner, has uncovered a possible lead as to the whereabouts of her missing sister Alleria.
Alleria’s knowledge of the Legion would be invaluable to our cause. And the bow she carried with her, Thas’dorah, is an artifact of awesome power.
Together, you and the ranger-general can save them both.
you meet Grif and in
you head to the Shield's Rest tomb in
. This is the same location for the Protection Warrior and Protection Paladin artifact weapon quests. Grif has decided to partner with a vrykul, Prustaga, for assistance, even though there are concerns that vrykul aren't trustworthy.
– Making Introductions
Speak with Grif and meet his vrykul guide, Prustaga.
Grif: Brann introduced me to Prustaga not long ago. Befreindin’ vrykul…that dwarf certainly has a way with words.
Grif: Seems Prust wants the Legion out of here as much as we do. Worked night and day to find this tomb!
Prustaga: I care nothing for friendship, soft-earthen. So long as this one helps us enter the tomb, they will be tolerated.
Grif: Trouble is, looks like some fools plundered the tomb and stirred up all sorts of spirits.
Warlord Volund: Thief…Coveter…Defiler! Thief! Coveter!
Grif: Pipe down! We’re after yer gun for a good cause, ghosty!
Prustaga: Enough chatter. Move!
– Tomb Raider
Fnd the entrance to the tomb of Warlord Volund inside the Tomb of Ancient Kings.
– Volund's Hoard
Assist Prustaga in opening the door to Volund's tomb.
– Every Nook and Cranny
Scour Volund's Hoard for a sign of Titanstrike.
Grif: By Magni’s beard, Volund certainly had a taste for titan relics!
Grif: Look at that - a mechagnome! Brann told me all about these. It might be able to help us find Titanstrike!
Grif: Now let’s see..plug this in over here…re-align the power unit…
XR9-47: Remote relay observe unit XR9-47 active. System status: damaged. Rebooting. Please stand by.
XR9-47: System status. Functional. Rerouting commands to maker’s console.
Grif: Maker? Oh…please don’t be him…
Image of Mimiron: Bronzebeard, is that you? My records show this unit has been inactive for millennia, stolen from my lab not long ago.
Grif: For the last time, I’m not Brann!
Prustaga: Where is Titanstrike?
Mimiron: The gun is here? Most curious! Let’s see, telemetry coming in now…the Broken Isles…vrykul tomb…yes, yes, this is starting to make sense.
Mimiron: Oh my stars, yes, this is it! The lid is attuned to a particular frequency, so I just need to transmit a signal like so, and…
Mimiron: There it is! It’s really here!
– Volund's Last Stand
Warlord Volund seeks to stop you from claiming Titanstrike.
– Answering the Call
Use the teleportation pad to join Mimiron in Ulduar.
Prustaga: You’ve played your part. <stuns everyone and runs off with Titanstrike>
Prustaga: The heart of this weapon will grant me the fury of the gods. The vrykul of Northrend will follow me into glorious battle!
Mimirion: Not good, not good at all. You should both meet me in my workshop in Ulduar at once. we need to figure this thing out.
Mimirion: Perfect! Titanstrike’s power has energized this teleportation pad. It won’t last long but I should be able to reroute it…success!
Grif: Well we can’t stop now what’re ye waiting for?!
MImiron: Excellent, you made it through in one piece! I’ve been meaning to test that new teleporter for ages.
MImiron: I’m preparing the diagnostics systems now…that was quite the epic struggle you had back there with that vrykul. Thief had it coming if you ask me.
MImiron: There you are! Right on schedule.
You've now teleported to Mimiron's workshop in Ulduar, and he needs help processing the data in
. Of course, there are lots of explosions and malfunctions you need to solve as he analyzes the information.
The Creature’s Workshop - need help processing info.
Mimirion: Now, let’s recall that observation unit from Stormheim.
Mimirion: Stormheim…Stormheim…Ah, there it is.
Mimirion: Engaging processors. Initializing download relays.
Mimirion: Once the process kicks into gear, it should only take a minute or two to get everything off XR9-47 here. Just sit back and enjoy the science.
Mimirion: Those alarms indicate that we’re encountering some…minor technical difficulties with the fusion press unit.
Mimirion: All you need to do is deactivate the two control panels over by the fusion press. Bronzebaread and I will man the central console.
Grif: Oh fer crying out loud.
Mimirion: Astounding! Fusion system running at 98.33 efficiency. Repeating, of course.
Mimirion: Oh dear. Now the Storm Leviathan unit is experiencing target recognition system malfunction.
Mimirion: Activate the stabilization matrix before it tears the whole lab apart!
Mimirion: Leviathan unit stable! Excellent work, most excellent indeed.
Mimirion: Well, friends, the good news is the download is 89% complete! But we seem to also be experiencing a minor cause of total system failure.
Mimirion: I suppose there’s no time like the present. This will either fix everything or destroy us…I need you to press the big red button labeled ‘DO NOT PUSH THIS BUTTON’.
Mimirion: (after button is pushed) Download complete! Splendid work, positively splendid. Come on over to the control console.
Mimirion: Yes…yes, I see. Oh. No, no no. Not good. Not good at all.
Grif: What is it? Where’s Prustaga headed?
Mimirion: Thorim’s throne at the Temple of Thunder. I’ll explain on the way - we don’t have much time.
In the quest
, you rush to Thorim so that Prustaga cannot infuse Titanstrike and the power of the Titans into herself. You also get to ride in
between Ulduar and the Temple of Storms, which is pretty neat.
Image of Mimiron: Pity you aren’t joining Thorim under better circumstances. He’s quite the animal lover himself - always going on about those wolves of his.
Grif: Aye, it’ll be nice to be around one of our own. Even if he is a bit tall for my liking
Image: Indeeded, Bronzebeard. Now hold on - I’m taking you in.
When you reach Thorim, a new scenario begins:
Stage 1: Converse with Thorim
Thorim: Bronzebeard, back again I see! Hati has missed you.
Thorim: Ah, and with one of the mortals who freed us from the grip of the Old God! We must hold a feast to celebrate.
Grif: It’ll have to wait, Thorim. There’s a crazed vrykul on her way here with Titanstrike to steal its power!
Thorim: Then we shall slay them together. Come, vrykyl and face the fury of the storms!
Stage 2: Fend off the Vrykul Horde
Stage 3: Defeat Prustaga
Grif: Prust is headed for the throne! We’ve got to stop her!
Prustaga: Behold my glorious ascension!
Prustaga: Yes…I can feel the power of the makers coursing through my veins.
Grif: See reason, Prust! We are nor yer enemy!
Prustaga: You were means to an end. Nothing more! I will not be denied my destiny!
(As she dies, she explodes, unleashing a powerful wave of energy.)
Grif: Is Hati….?
Mimiron: She’s alive, but only barely. It appears that she’s absorbed Titanstrike’s power.
MImiron: Even though she’s a creature of lightning magic, my science can’t tap into it. I’m afraid that all the power is soon to be lost.
Thorim That’s it! If you can bind Hati’s spirit to your own, you can use Titanstrike to calm the storms.
Stage 4: Bind Hati’s spirit to your own
Stage 5: Wield Titanstrike
Thorim: By Odyn’s beard, you did it!
Thorim: I charge you this day to wield Titanstrike against the enemies of creation who would destroy this world.
Thorim: Hati’s noble spirit resides within the weapon forevermore. She will be a loyal companion to you in the dark times ahead.
Grif: I’ve seen no better hunter in all my days roaming the wild. Yer faith is well-placed, Thorim.
Upon returning to Dalaran, you unlock the teleport to your class hall and proceed with the regular questline to learn more about the Artifact UI and how to spend power.
Hati: Summoned Beast Mastery Artifact Wolf
The Beast Mastery equip effect is
: Hati will now fight for you as a companion. Hati is Thorim's wolf that nearly died from absorbing Titanstrike's power, but was saved by the player binding their spirits together.
Beast Mastery Weapon Models
This model video covers all the styles and colors for
. More model videos can be found on our
YouTube Artifact Models Playlist
All weapon styles can be added to the
Legion Dressing Room
and can be browsed on the "Appearances" tab in the
. You can also
save and share an Outfit with this artifact
- a custom transmog set!
Based on artifact model naming conventions ('artifactlegion' for Beast Mastery, 'artifactwindrunner' for Marksmanship), there may be a bow model for an alternate sixth artifact weapon style:
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