Mage Tower Active on NA Realms - April 29th through May 2nd
is up once again on NA realms, from the morning of April 29th through May 2nd.
perk, which always provides the following benefits when the building is active:
spawns inside the Mage Tower, which contains portals leading to all other Broken Isle zones - Suramar, Val'sharah, Highmountain, Stormheim, and Azsuna.
Veiled Wyrmtongue Caches
spawn across the Broken Shore, which have a chance to contain
. This can help you reach Legionfall War Turn-ins faster for reputation.
open, which allow players to try solo challenges which unlock new Artifact Weapon tints. Check out the appearances in our
7.2 Artifact Appearances Preview
Patch 7.2 Catch-Up Tips for Returning 110s and Alts
If you're returning to WoW after a break, it may feel overwhelming with all the rapid-fire patches and new developments. However Patch 7.2 has made some parts of the game easier to catch-up on, so we've rounded up frequently asked questions for alts!
In this post we'll address:
How do I get Artifact Knowledge quickly?
What are quick ways to gain Artifact Power?
How do I improve my Artifact?
How do I gear up quickly?
What activities should I focus on at 110?
Artifact Weapons: What's New in Patch 7.2
There have been many updates to artifact weapons since we last previewed them on the 7.2 PTR, including Infinite Traits, new Artifact costs, and more! Here's our updated rundown of what's coming for Artifacts in the patch, plus a video previewing one of the new Empowered Artifact questlines:
PTR Development Notes for Build 23578, Artifact Curve Changes, Nighthold Bosses Drop AP
Another 7.2 PTR build is on the way later today. Here's the development notes and some upcoming changes to the 7.2 Artifact Power Grind. Of particular interest in the development notes:
New content open for testing includes the
Cathedral of Eternal Night
Broken Shore World Bosses
Mythic+ has received a variety of improvements such as new affixes, the removal of Overflowing, and adjustments to Artifact Power rewards. Longer dungeons now reward more AP!
Blizzard has also confirmed that their initial Artifact Knowledge and Artifact Power curves were not final in the data - the build after next should see more accurate values. Our PTR Artifact Calculator should automatically update with those values, whenever they are added.
Edit: following the Artifact Power discussion, Lore revealed that Nighthold bosses now drop Artifact Power in 7.1.5.
Wowhead Weekly #108, January 30th Hotfixes, Blizzard Post on Crafted Legendaries
Today's news roundup covers Wowhead Weekly #108 and Blizzard posts on January 30th Hotfixes, Artifact Power in 7.2, upcoming PvP Brawls, the incomplete crafted legendary system and more.
Blizzard Posts 1/25: Artifact Power in Patch 7.2, Group Finder Change, Honor for Prestige 0
For today's Blizzard post roundup, Artifact Power in Patch 7.2 has received clarifications: Artifact Power tokens acquired before Patch 7.2 won't be usable on an Artifact Weapon that has its
new 7.2 traits unlocked
. A hotfix will be coming to allow players to vendor Artifact Power tokens. Don't stockpile your AP!
In other news, there is downtime with the WoW Token, Spanish realms are added to the English queues for group content and the amount of Honor to reach Honor Level 50 in Prestige 0 will be reduced in 7.2.
News Roundup for December 30th: January 2017 in WoW, Tweets on PvP and Artifact Power
For our final news recap of 2016, we have Blizzard's January 2017 event preview, 2016 Art Roundup, and some tweets on PvP and Artifact Power. Check out our
earlier post today
on the 7.1.5 Brawler's Guild as well!
World First Completed Artifact Weapon by Cerli - The Maelstrom EU
Cerli <The Brigade>
is the first player in the world to
max out all traits
on their Artifact Weapon! This requires
65,256,330 Artifact Power
; 5,216,130 for the 34 primary points and 60,040,200 for Ranks 1-20 of the Bonus Trait. More details on Trait Costs in the
Artifact Weapons Guide
Grinding out all that Artifact Power takes a lot of Mythic+ dungeons; according to
, he's up to 383 Darkheart Thicket, 818 Maw of Souls, and 444 Court of Stars clears.
Legion Artifact Guides: Quests, Artifact Power, Gearing, Traits, Appearances
Three days left until Legion so we're highlighting our Artifact Weapon guides today! These guides cover
traits and relics
, all artifact questlines,
how to acquire Artifact Power and Knowledge
, artifact build recommendations,
how to unlock appearances
, videos of all appearances, and more.
Artifact Power from Quests and Treasures Scales with Knowledge
Artifact Power from quests and treasures was confirmed to scale with Artifact Knowledge today. There was a concern that one-time AP rewards with lots of power would be something players would delay turning in until they had a lot of Artifact Knowledge to scale up. On the other hand, if the quest and treasure items did not scale up, it wouldn't feel good to return to old content to get a minuscule reward.
In addition to scaling Artifact Power items up, they also now grant a much smaller base amount of power. These items have been updated on Wowhead, such as
Learn more about Knowledge and bonuses in the
Artifact Weapon Guide
Hunter Tier 19 Armor, Artifact Power in Legion, Magister's Terrace Spotlight, December 9th Hotfixes
Today we're previewing Hunter Tier 19--it's got a bit of a Sylvanas theme.
Our full post has more information on acquiring Artifact Power, a spotlight on the Timewalking instance Magister's Terrace, and recent hotfixes.