Heart of Azeroth is a new legendary amulet used in Battle for Azeroth to unlock Azerite powers. Check out our guide to find out how it works!
Welcome to our Heart of Azeroth guide. Here you will learn everything related to the legendary amulet in Battle for Azeroth.
Table of Contents
- Empowering Heart of Azeroth
- How to Get the Heart of Azeroth
- Gameplay Walkthrough
- Azerite Armor
- Azerite Armor Examples
- Azerite Powers
- How to Reset Azerite Powers
Introduction [Return to Top]
Heart of Azeroth is a legendary neckpiece gifted to players from Magni Bronzebeard. The only Artifact in Battle for Azeroth is shared across all specializations, as opposed to Legion Artifact weapons.
You’re going to collect Artifact Power (also known as Azerite) from various sources in order to level it up and increase its item level (works just like heirlooms). Higher ranks obviously require more Artifact Power and reaching specific levels unlocks powerful Azerite powers (Heart of Azeroth) on Azerite Armor.
Acquisition [Return to Top]
Seek out Magni Bronzebeard in Silithus and follow him to the chamber.
Magni Bronzebeard: The entrance tae the chamber is this way. Come on!
Magni Bronzebeard: Ach! This chamber is in ruins, $PlayerName. It won’t hold together for long!
While inside the chamber, you can view the Antorus epilogue cinematic to learn more about what caused Azeroth to become wounded (great for new players who have not experienced Legion content).
Talk to Magni and choose the “What does Azeroth want of me, Magni?” option and you’ll see the following cutscene play:
Magni Bronzebeard: Azeroth calls tae ye, champion. She offers a gift… one born of her own essence.
Magni Bronzebeard: The very Heart of Azeroth!
Magni Bronzebeard: Infuse this amulet with power… it might be the only way tae save her!
Talk to Magni to receive your Heart of Azeroth.
Next, you must infuse the amulet with power. An action button will appear and you need to be close to Azerite nodes to absorb their power.
Magni Bronzebeard: The seal on this chamber protects the world’s soul. But with all this Azerite burstin’ through, the seal is close tae shatterin’!
Magni Bronzebeard: If ye use yer amulet tae absorb the Azerite, its power should mend the chamber’s seal!
Absorb the nodes until the bar is filled to 100%. Then, stand in the middle of the chamber and hit the action button again and wait for the quest to complete.
Magni Bronzebeard: That’s it! I think it’s workin’!
Magni Bronzebeard: Keep goin’! Just a wee bit more…
Magni Bronzebeard: No! The seal is shatterin’! Hold on, lass! Please hold on!
Magni Bronzebeard: Ye did it, champion! The chamber is secure!
You’ll receive your first piece of Azerite armor upon completion.
Magni Bronzebeard: Keep that amulet close tae yer heart, $PlayerName. It’ll see ye through the dark times ahead.
Magni Bronzebeard: I’ll keep searchin’ fer ways tae heal the damage done tae Azeroth. When I have need of ye, I can reach out through that talisman.
Magni Bronzebeard: I may be her Speaker, but you are her champion. And she needs ye tae fight fer her.
Magni Bronzebeard: Well hero, ye’ve got work tae do. The teleportation pad will take ye back tae yer allies. Good luck… tae all of us.
Use the teleportation pad to return back to Stormwind/Orgrimmar.
Heart of Azeroth Questline (Gameplay Video) [Return to Top]
Here’s a full gameplay preview of the Heart of Azeroth acquisition questline.
Azerite Armor [Return to Top]
Head, Shoulders & Chest slots are occupied with Azerite Armor in Battle for Azeroth. The system is very similar to the Netherlight Crucible, where you had to reach a specific Artifact level to unlock new powers. With Azerite Armor, you must level up your Heart of Azeroth to unlock Azerite powers.
- Rare items have three tiers of Azerite powers.
- Epic items have four tiers of Azerite powers.
Azerite Armor is non-tradeable. You can Shift right-click an item to preview Azerite powers.
Here we have two pieces of epic quality Azerite Armor of item level 355. As you can see in the screenshots below, it has four tiers of Azerite powers that are not available immediately, because they require a specific Heart of Azeroth level to be unlocked.
The current level of your Heart of Azeroth is indicated by a number found in your amulet slot under the character tab. Our Heart of Azeroth is at level 16, so we still need to reach level 17 to unlock the first trait on the Azerite chest piece (Honorbound Artificer’s Robes) linked below.
Azerite Armor Examples [Return to Top]
Azerite Powers [Return to Top]
Azerite Armor has four tiers (rings) of traits. Each provides a specific type of benefit for you to choose from.
Tier 1 (outer ring) contains specialization-specific powers, PvP powers, Uldir powers, or zone-specific Azerite powers.
- Note: You’ll need to reset your Azerite powers if you pick a spec-based power and switch between specs.
- Tier 2 (middle ring) generally benefit the performance of your role. They provide damage increases for DPS, increase damage mitigation for tanks, or increase healing output for healers.
- Tier 3 (inner ring) is reserved for defensive and utility-oriented powers.
- Tier 4 (fourth ring) always contains the Azerite Empowered power that increases the item level of that item by 5.
(Image courtesy of Treckie)
How to Reset Azerite Powers [Return to Top]
Azerite powers can be reset by talking to Azerite Reforger Nudara the Shaper in Zuldazar Harbor or Boralus. Simply, drag and drop a piece of Azerite Armor into the slot that appears on screen to reset your Azerite powers. The item can be equipped while reforging and Azerite Armor slots (Head, Shoulders, Chest) do not have individual reforging costs, so if you decide to reforge a Helm twice and Chest Armor five times, the subsequent reset will cost 640 Gold.
It does not matter which piece of Azerite Armor you want to reset, the cost quickly ramps up to prevent players from switching between powers for specific encounters within raids. If you accidentally pick a wrong Azerite trait on your gear, don’t worry, Blizzard does not want you to be locked into a set of choices and the initial cost of changing Azerite traits will be negligible. Respeccing becomes pricy if you plan to “abuse” the system.
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The path to restoring the final titan continues with a legendary neckpiece called Heart of Azeroth. Check out our guide to find out how the Artifact works!