The Laboratory of Mardivas | 8.2 Nazjatar

A few days ago, I looted an Arcane Reagent item named Strange Volcanic Rock: “Bring to a Pyroclasmic Arcanocrystal to charge it, empowering the Elemental Essence Amalgamator with the power of fire.”

I had no idea what it was for until I found a grey quest (meaning it is underground) in the mini-map while navigating through Nazjatar’s Azsh’ari Terrace. Inside a cave you can find The Laboratory of Mardivas. The quest with the same namesake is given by a floating book: Mardiva’s Tome of the Elements.

8.2 Nazjatar Questline Videos

The Alliance and the Horde fell into a trap when Queen Azshara ordered the use of the Tidestone to part the waters above Nazjatar. Their ships crashed down upon the bottom of the sea. Now both factions and their allies have united to confront and put an end to Queen Azshara. Check out the quest videos below:

8.2 Nazjatar Questline Videos

8.2 Nazjatar Exploration Video

Nazjatar is now available for testing in the World of Warcraft 8.2 PTR servers. The zone is immense in size taking me 1:45 to fully explore it, and there were definitely some areas I missed.

The zone is layered in low and high ground and felt a lot like an Argus 2.0. Elites are shown directly in the map and the mini-map. They also ping the mini-map. Definitely Argus 2.0.

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8.2 Mechagon: Construction Projects Map

Mechagon has a daily rotation of Construction Projects that include: the Reclamation Rig, Flame Turrets, Drill Rigs, and Launch Pads. Usually, there are two Construction projects per day.

Talk to Waren Gearhart at Rustbolt (73.15 33.37) to learn what construction projects are available today.

8.2 Gift of the Dragonflights

The latest PTR 8.2 build introduced a new quest from Magni Bronzebeard. It has a placeholder that indicates a in-game cutscene will play. Not much to go on about what it entails, but the text confirms the dragonflights have returned and united to assist with the restoration of Azeroth after Sargeras’ sword wounded the world.

WE STAND UNITED

Magni: The work you have done to empower the Heart of Azeroth cannae be understated! With this power, we might just stand a chance o’ savin’ the world.

It’s been a long fight fer certain, and there will be more tae do. But fer now, we’ve got a little gift fer ye!

Let me know when yer ready, champion.

QUEST OBJECTIVES

Speak to Magni.

8.2 Mechagon Rare Elites Map

Mechagon has several Rare Elites spread in the present timeline and in the alternate future timeline (via Chromie). Some respawn within 10-20 minutes. Others have odd respawn timers.

Some are extraordinary rare respawns like Bonepicker, and Steel Singer Freza. Some only spawn when a player summons it, or like the one in Junkwatt Depot that requires multiple players to clear the area for a rare to spawn.

Some Rare Elites spawn only during a specific Construction Project. Among them, some spawn underground. The blue dots in the map correspond to hidden cave entrances that are opened by Drill Rigs.

An easy way to track your progress is the Rest in Pistons Achievement located under the Exploration-Battle For Azeroth tab.

The numbers in the map correspond to the Rare Elite name in the table seen beneath the map image. Clicking the Rare Elite name will open a YouTube page in our channel (where available).

There is a total of 35 Rare Elites. Work in progress. This map will be updated as I find them.

8.2 Mechagon Rare Elites Map

8.2 Heart Forge – Heart of Azeroth

After completing the 8.1.5 Heart of Azeroth questline, players will get a visit by a Messenger of the Speaker: an Earthen Guardian. For the Horde, he is located at the Grand Bazaar (near the Port of Zandalar flightmaster).

He provides the quest titled Return to the Heart. This grants access to the Heart Forge.

8.2 Mechagon: Summoned Rare Elite

During the 8.2 Content Preview livestream (read the Transcript), Jeremy Feasel said the following:


This an a variety of other out-world activities awaits you in Mechagon. Similar to Nazjatar, Mechagon will also be featuring a Timeless Isle-like rare spawn system.

When you see one of those stars show up in your mini-map, it will often be one that you don’t see very often.


Some of them have a longer respawn timers, some of them are very rare or have odd or different or secret ways to get them to spawn; and you know that when you see one of those stars on your mini-map, it always have something awesome on its drop table; or at least, you have the potential to getting something awesome… unless you already have that mount.

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