Legion Theory : The Artifacts part Three


Greetings everyone, for this 3rd part of my Legion theories for the Artifacts. This week I’ll shared my speculations on Artifacts for Shamans, Mages and Warlocks. If you miss my previous theories, I suggest you to check them out!

WARNING: You are about to enter in the SPOILER ZONE. In this area, the events of the expansion will be put forward, a huge part of this article is based on quotes from developers during the presentation of Legion and with also some personal speculation. If you want to have the full surprise when the time comes, please wait outside 😀

  • Shaman Crest


    Among the races using the elements, there is one that was put away compared to others, those are the Draenei. Most of time we associate races of the Horde with shamanism but during the destruction of Draenor (the real one, not the WoD one) by the Burning Legion, those were the draeneis who received the help of the Elements when the Light forsaken some of them. The first one to enter in contact with the Elements was the Farseer Nobundo.

    It would be interesting to have something related to the character, we know that Thrall will be present during the events of the Broken Shores, but maybe other character of the Earthen Ring will be there too like Nobundo and a weapon related to him like his staff could be given to players.


    Will the Farseer help the Elementary Shamans with his staff?


    Doomhammer, is an artifact that was already confirmed by Blizzard during the announcement of Legion. The legendary weapons that is currently in the hands of Thrall. "Somehow" he's going to loose all hope shortly after the events of Legion (remember that according to the developers our world will be on fire, a bit like during Cataclysm). The Enhancement shamans will use this weapon in one hand and on the other one something made of pure energy (lightning maye?) using ambidexterity. 

    Doomhammer artifacts

    The different models of Doomhammer


    Usually, when we talk about the Restoration specialization we associate it with water spells. It shouldn't be a surprise to have something related to the Elemental plan of Water and more precisely Neptulon, the Tidehunter.  Since the events of Cataclysm, players have heard anything from the Elemental Lord of Water, taken away by the leviathan Ozumat. It was only until recently that developers announced that Neptulon freed himself from its tentacles on its own.

    With the Nagas also present in Legion, it is possible that Neptulon will once again help heroes to defeat the forces of Azshara and the Legion. For the moment only one weapons is associated with him, his Trident. However it's difficult to imagine Restoration Shamans to use a two handed weapons such as this, so I suppose something infused with the power of the Water Lord could be a solution, unless Blizzard decided to do something like the Survival Hunters using now a spear.


    Neptulon helping once again heroes from our world?


  • Mage Crest


    A sword that was once the Prince Kael'thas possession, Felo’melorn was lost during his battle against the Lich King at Icecrown. Mages players will be tasked to go around the place and look for this powerful blade.



    Available on the Legion official website, Ebonchill, Greatstaff of Alodi, will be the artifact for Frost mages. Alodi was the first Guardian of Tirisfal (a title that people like Medivh will receive) but he was also a High Elf, it's possible that players will be tasked to go around Tirisfal or Silvermoon to retrieve the staff. 

    The staff of the first Guardian of Tirisfal exudes unnatural iciness, allowing its wielder to keep a cold, sharp, and collected mind even in face of overwhelming odds.
    Upgraded version
    Frisébène Bâton 2
    Naga/Blood Elf themed
    Frisébène Bâton 3
    Frostfire themed


    This one is a bit special, this it required some Sherlock Holmes speculations (indeed Watson). In the Blizzard press kit, available there is a staff under the name Aluneth (we'll see the apostrophe later if there is), but always can be seen during a short time during the announcement trailer of Legion (at 1:27 if you are looking for it, be warned it's fast).

    Aluneth Trailer
    Now where it's getting interesting is that clearly have some violet/purple color associated to the Arcanes. Furthermore, when I took a look at the URL of the Ebonchill staff it entitled http://media.blizzard.com/wow/legion-6a153ad2/images/artifact-antonidas-1.jpg take note that Antonidas, ancient leader of the Kirin Tor is present in the URL but the weapon associate to it is not related at all to him. 

  • Warlock CrestSome of you might have been waiting for this specific speculation, and if you are familiar with the recent video of Nobbel his theory on Legion's Artifact well there are the same since I run out of ideas for this specific class. 


    The Skull of Gul'dan (Oh hang on a minute, I'm not talking about the Gul'dan from Warlords of Draenor, but the one who died decades ago in the main reality). Yes this Artifact went to many hands during history, lastly in Illidan's one. We don't know much of what happened to it after the events of the Black Temple during Burning Crusade but since Maev took his body it could also mean she took away the Skull to be sure that no one would abuse of its dark power. We do know that a great power is within and whispers through death. Like Nobbel said in his video, put it on a staff and you should have one of the most fearsome weapon on Azeroth.


    The Warcraft III : The Frozen Throne players might remember this name, Drak'thul is an orc, ancient disciple of Gul'dan that Maiev meet in the Broken Shores when she was tracking Illidan. We shouldn't underestimate one of Gul'dan apprentice, so I would imagine an Artifact a bit like the Paladins (for this case, a dagger with a dark grimoire).

    Drak'Thul is a warlock in Gul'dan's Stormreaver clan. This weathered orc wears a tattered wolf pelt and a pair of tarnished bracers sprouting wolf hair. The wolf’s head falls over his face, obscuring his eyes, but his long gray hair spills, greasy, down his shoulders. He moves with arthritic care. Drak’thul didn’t survive to become one of the last Stormreavers by being stupid. He is a canny combatant, staying back when he needs to stay back and striking preemptively when the situation warrants. He prefers ranged attacks, like shadow bolt, to eliminate his opponents early; if forced into melee, he uses spells like demon skin and mirror image to improve his chances. He avoids using his battle rage ability, as it clouds his mind and prevents him from fleeing if he is outmatched.


    A weapon that was used to destroyed Draenor itself is tempting right? Behold the Jeweled Scepter of Sargeras,  it's a powerful artifact that used to belong to the Dark Titan Sargeras. A demon in the Tomb of Sargeras located on the Broken Isles held the Scepter until it was killed by Ner'zhul's henchmen. He used it along with the Book of Medivh, Eye of Dalaran and the Skull of Gul'dan (some interesting artifacts for us maybe?)to create the portals which tore Draenor apart. The scepter was in Ner'zhul's possession when he entered the rift, and while its current whereabouts are unknown it is likely to be held by Kil'jaeden, since Ner'zhul was almost immediately waylaid by Kil'jaeden and his minions after entering the rift, and the Scepter was not found anywhere near the Frozen Throne.



Benjamin Vogt

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