Artifacts | BlizzCon 2015 World of Warcraft: Legion Game Systems Panel Transcript


Browse these pages:ArtifactsArtifact PowerRelicsUpgrading ArtifactClass Halls
Class ChampionsDemon HunterClass ChangesProfessionsItemization


Upgrading your Artifact

Craig: Now you have had your artifact in hand for a while, and you will eventually once you reach max level 110 in Legion … you will reach a moment when you can upgrade it. You will undergo a questline involving some outdoor content, interacting with some of the major factions of Legion, and some dungeon content culminating in this major upgrade moment.



Craig: At this moment, you will unlock an additional relic slot to your weapon, further increasing the specialization options available to you; but you also unlock a new model for your weapon as well.

In the case of the Deadwind Harvester this is what the upgraded model looks like.



Craig: Even past that, there are more questlines you are going to be able to tap into specializing different types of content that will give you access to other models for your weapon over time.



Craig: The Deadwind Harvester — there are a few more that you can see up here, and even beyond that (these models) we also have many different colors you can unlock for each model based off the same type of content that you focus on originally.

You can see here the interface for some of those color swap might look like for the Deadwind Harvester. This come in the form of — more like achievements. Finish all the questing zones. Or exalted with certain factions in the expansion that might unlock certain colors.



Craig: But they also tap into aspects of the artifact’s history as well. There might be a specific color that is unlocked by slaying a villain who previously killed the owner of the artifact before you did. Or going to locations in the world that are significant to your weapon specificly.

That’s a pretty good overview of Artifact Systems. There is a lot of things that we haven’t talked about here specificly when it comes to the personality of the individual weapons, and how you are going to feel them in the world, but I have talked a lot about the Deadwind Harvester.



Craig: I want to give you guys a little bit of a glimpse of the other artifacts you are going to see in Legion. So we have a video for you. Enjoy!


Browse these pages:ArtifactsArtifact PowerRelicsUpgrading ArtifactClass Halls
Class ChampionsDemon HunterClass ChangesProfessionsItemization


Tomas Hernandez is owner of since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.

Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers.

I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for (formerly

***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet’s patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donations will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round to bring you the latest interview with the developers, photos, and panel videos (where allowed).

Facebook Twitter YouTube Skype 

© 2018 Blizzplanet - Read our Privacy Policy; and Terms and Conditions

©2004-2018 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. World of Warcraft, Warcraft and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.