Battle for Azeroth is officially live! While we explore Kul Tiras and Zandalar, further the war campaign, and recruit new allied races, the question of what fate has in store for the Horde’s Warchief hangs in the air. After how the Burning of Teldrassil turned out, the discussion over Sylvanas and what’s become of the Horde under her rule has been, to pardon the pun, heated. I won’t dwell on the controversy much because the discussion quickly became vitriolic towards Blizzard’s writers (especially Christie Golden) in a way that was far too similar to the worst portions of the Star Wars fandom. Instead let’s look at the story itself and where I think it might be taking Sylvanas.
Right before PAX East kicked in last week, Blizzard Entertainment introduced a patch that enabled the Heart for Azeroth for those who created a brand-new level 110 character in the Battle for Azeroth Alpha Test.
At this moment, only the Heart of Azeroth’s Chest armor is available for testing, and the UI is currently a placeholder. It looks like this when you press the SHIFT key and right-click the Chest item. The Heart of Azeroth necklace itself doesn’t have a UI window, except for the number at the bottom of the item which represents the level of your Heart of Azerite. In the image to the right, the level is 1.
Below you can browse through the traits of each Chest armor per Class. The purple numbers are the number correction for a character level 110 (not shown properly in WoWHead).