Hidden Artifact Weapon Guides (1 Viewer)


Mr Twinky

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As the title says here's a guide with the information I have gathered as to how to unlock your Artifact weapon :) Please Note: Some are not availbe yet as u need to do the raid for them and others are simply unknown atm.

Death Knight
Blood

Hidden Effect: The Maw Must Feed: The Maw of the Damned has feasted on the soul of a non-elite humanoid or demon creature, providing a 1% damage increase. Stacks up to 10 for a 10% increase.

Hidden Appearance: Twisting Anima of Souls is a drop from the final chest in the Withered Suramar Scenario.
The Withered Army Scenario/World Quest is introduced via the quest Withered Army Training.
To unlock this quest, you must have completed the main Suramar questline up to Building an Army and have 400 Ancient Mana on hand.
In this scenario, you earn a score based on the number of mobs you kill in the instance. Based on your score, you will get more Arcane Tablet of Falanaar reputation items and other items from the final chest.
There are many tips and tricks to maximizing your potential, such as starting with a larger Withered Army for more Ancient Mana, and looting small chests along the way for items like Traveler's Banking Chest and Ancient Mana Basin. Please check out varenne's comment and video for more details.

Frost
Hidden Effect: Soulblade While the artifact is equipped, you can see the Memory of Arthas as a special rare spawn throughout the Broken Isles. If you click him, he has special dialogue and then grants some artifact power to the blades. In addition, Frost DKs with this weapon equipped have a special idle animation wherein a pool of ice forms and crackles underneath their feet.

Hidden Appearance: Dark Runeblade - Unlocked via Runes of the Darkening.
The location of Runes of the Darkening is as yet unknown.

Unholy
Hidden Effect: Apocalyptic Deathblade - A deadly strike with the runeblade Apocalypse. It looks like this effect will periodically execute a low health target.

Hidden Appearance: Bone Reaper - Unlocked via The Bonereaper's Hook.
The location of this appearance is as yet unknown.

Demon Hunter
Havoc

Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Vengeance
Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Iron Warden - Unlocked via Bulwark of the Iron Warden.
Select the Order Hall trait Twisting Nether then take the Twisting Nether portal
Killing demons there gives the chance to drop Bulwark of the Iron Warden.

Druid
Balance

Hidden Effect: Feral Spirit - Ancient and powerful magic has affected this creature. Only a powerful Druid wielding the Scythe of Elune can dispel the effect. This buff will appear on Feral Worgen (neutral NPCs) in Val'sharah. When wielding your Artifact Weapon, you can decurse these worgen and you will be granted a small amount of Artifact Power.

Hidden Appearance: Sunkeeper's Reach - Unlocked via The Sunbloom (combine Seed of Solar Fire and Pure Drop of Shaladrassil's Sap)
Seed of Solar Fire is sold by Sylvia Hartshorn in Val'sharah and requires exalted with the Dreamweavers faction.
Pure Drop of Shaladrassil's Sap's location is as yet unknown.

Feral
Hidden Effect: Hunter's Rush - The Fangs of Ashamane have fed on the blood of beasts, providing a 3% movement speed increase.

Hidden Appearance: Moonspirit - Unlocked via Feather of the Moonspirit.
Acquiring this item is still unknown. Please refer to the item's page for possible speculation.

Guardian
Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Guardian of the Glade - Unlocked via Mark of the Glade Guardian.
Mark of the Glade Guardian drops from Ursoc in The Emerald Nightmare.

Restoration
Hidden Effect: Druidic Touch - Casting a helpful spell has a chance to sprout a patch of flowers at the target's location that heals a nearby targets every 2 sec. Also, Applebough the fruit vendor in Dalaran will notice your weapon and toss you a Laden Apple.

Hidden Appearance: Warden's Crown - Unlocked via Acorn of the Endless.
At the druid class order hall, choose the Evergreen Order Hall Talent and then plant the Evergreen Soil to grow Acorn of the Endless.

Hunter
Beast Mastery
Hidden Effect: As yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Titans Reach - Unlocked via Designs of the Grand Architect.
Designs of the Grand Architect is sold by Hobart Grapplehammer in Dalaran for 8000 g
This is a notable appearance as it turns a gun into a bow.

Marksmanship
Hidden Effect: Windrunning - Thas'dorah creates an aura of fast moving wind around its owner, gradually increasing movement speed of any party members within 8 yards. This stacks.

Hidden Appearance: Ravenguard - Unlocked via Syriel Crescentfall's Notes: Ravenguard
Syriel Crescentfall's Notes: Ravenguard is sold by Veridis Fallon in Azsuna for 1700 g when you reach Revered with Court of Farondis.
Please see our Court of Farondis reputation guide here.

Survival
Hidden Effect: Call to the Eagles - When you are below 40% health, a massive eagle comes to your aid for 10 sec. This can only occur once every 3 min. Also, you are an eagle when you are dead.

Hidden Appearance: Bear's Fortitude - Unlocked via Last Breath of the Forest
Last Breath of the Forest is a drop from from Ursoc in The Emerald Nightmare.

Mage
Arcane
Hidden Effect: Overcharge - Aluneth has recently absorbed power from a nearby source of magical energy. Arcane damage increased by 2% within the Broken Isles. In addition, this weapon periodically speaks to the wielder.

Hidden Appearance: Woolmancers Charge - Unlocked via The Woolomancer's Charge.
This appearance is still a mystery but it is somehow related to Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf.

Fire
Hidden Effect: While having this weapon equipped, talking to the elven blacksmith in Dalaran yields a unique dialogue which rewards artifact power. In addition, occasionally, the corpses of mobs you kill will be charred black and smoldering.

Hidden Appearance: The Stars Design - Unlocked via The Stars' Design.
The Stars' Design is reported to drop in Suramar and Azsuna.

Frost
Hidden Effect: The Council's Wisdom - Memories of the Guardians of Tirisfal have helped you understand Ebonchill's latent powers. Experience and Reputation gains increased by 5% in the Broken Isles. After completing the Memories of Ebonchill questline, you can speak to a Memories NPC to get this buff once a day. Lasts after you change specializations.

Hidden Appearance: Frostfire Remembrance - Unlocked via Everburning Crystal.
Unlock the Teleportation Nexus talent for your Class Order Hall.
A set of 5 portals is generated in the Class Hall; there is a small daily chance instead you will be phased to Frostfire Ridge where you can loot Everburning Crystal. You will be alerted to this chance by an emote when walking around on the stairs of your class hall.

Monk
Brewmaster
Hidden Effect: Your monk has a little extra to say when he or she is drunk!

Hidden Appearance: Ancient Brewkeeper - Unlocked via Legend of the Monkey King.
Start by selecting Brewhouse in the Order Hall.
Tapping the Bubbling Keg once a day has a chance to drop Legend of the Monkey King.

Mistweaver
Hidden Effect: As yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Breath of the Undying Serpent - Unlocked via Breath of the Undying Serpent.
Breath of the Undying Serpent drops from the Dragons of Nightmare (Ysondre, Emeriss, Lethon, Taerar) in The Emerald Nightmare.

Windwalker
Hidden Effect: Lightning Burst - The gust of wind from your landing hits nearby enemies and knocks them back. Occurs when jumping from a certain height.

Hidden Appearance: Stormfist - Unlocked via The Stormfist which drops from the final chest in the Whithered Training Scenario.
The Withered Army Scenario/World Quest is introduced via the quest Withered Army Training.
To unlock this quest, you must have completed the main Suramar questline up to Building an Army and have 400 Ancient Mana on hand.
In this scenario, you earn a score based on the number of mobs you kill in the instance. Based on your score, you will get more Arcane Tablet of Falanaar reputation items and other items from the final chest.
There are many tips and tricks to maximizing your potential, such as starting with a larger Withered Army for more Ancient Mana, and looting small chests along the way for items like Traveler's Banking Chest and Ancient Mana Basin. Please check out varenne's comment and video for more details.

Paladin
Holy
Hidden Effect: Might of the Silver Hand - The Light empowers you, increasing your damage to Undead by 100%. Also, some NPCs in Dalaran will comment on your weapon.

Hidden Appearance: The Watcher's Armament - Unlocked via Lost Edicts of the Watcher.
Random drop from demons in Faronaar in Azsuna.
This appearance closely resembles Reinhardt's hammer from Overwatch.

Protection
Hidden Effect: The Light Reveals - Forcibly reveals hidden demons. Demons don't particularly enjoy being exposed.

Hidden Appearance: Vindicator's Bulwark - Unlocked via Spark of the Fallen Exarch which drops from the final chest in the Withered Army Training Scenario.
The Withered Army Scenario/World Quest is introduced via the quest Withered Army Training.
To unlock this quest, you must have completed the main Suramar questline up to Building an Army and have 400 Ancient Mana on hand.
In this scenario, you earn a score based on the number of mobs you kill in the instance. Based on your score, you will get more Arcane Tablet of Falanaar reputation items and other items from the final chest.
There are many tips and tricks to maximizing your potential, such as starting with a larger Withered Army for more Ancient Mana, and looting small chests along the way for items like Traveler's Banking Chest and Ancient Mana Basin. Please check out varenne's comment and video for more details.

Retribution
Hidden Effect: Ashbringer - The Ashbringer has a chance to instantly destroy any lesser demon or undead creatures.

Hidden Appearance: Corrupted Ashbringer - Unlocked via Heart of Corruption.
Battle.net reports this is from the quest Walking in Shadows.

Priest
Discipline

Hidden Effect: Overloaded with Light - Light's Wrath is getting hot. Your next Light's Wrath will do massive damage.

Hidden Appearance: Tomekeeper's Spire - Unlocked via Writings of the End
You must collect 12 tomes from around the world and combine them to obtain The Annals of Light and Shadow
Dalaran: The Violet Citadel, Dalaran - To the left as you enter the citadel stands Archivist Elysiana. Behind her, on the right bookshelf is one volume, Netherlight Temple ( Priest Class Order Hall) - Behind Juvess the Duskwhisperer, on the table, behind Meridelle Lightspark (sells the Class Order Hall set), on the bottom shelf of the hanging bookshelf, and speak to Archivist Inkforge and pick the middle option when following his prompts.
Broken Isles: Drop: Inquisitor Ernstenbok, Stormheim, rare vignette mob southwest of Halls of Valor in a cave (visible on the map), entrance at [62.4, 75.0], at the base of the cliffs right by the water. You will see Eye of Ernstenbok mobs outside the cave (See Map), Drop: Artificer Lothaire, Suramar, rare vignette mob in Moon Guard Stronghold in Suramar (northwest part of the zone) at [33.7, 15.0] (See Map), Drop: Chief Bitterbrine, Azsuna, rare vignette mob just off the coast of Azsuna at [65.1, 56.5], on the ship Queen's Reprisal. Nearest flight path is Shackles Den (See Map). Chief Bitterbrine can be found below deck (which is underwater) towards the front of the ship. Black Rook Hold, Stormheim - Found in the 5-man dungeon Black Rook Hold. After defeating the first boss, Amalgam of Souls, you will enter the Map Room. On the left side of the room, on one of the tables, is the volume.
Northrend: New Hearthglen in Dragonblight, Northrend (Take the portal to Wyrmrest Temple in the Chamber of the Guardian). In the church in New Hearthglen, entrance at [72.2, 73.5]. Turn left when entering, and go into the second room on the left (ground floor) it is on top of the bookshelf (See Map).
Azeroth: Instructor Chillhearts Room (Scholomance). Enter the room, kill the trash on the right. The volume is on the sixth bookshelf from the right, Flameweaver Koeglers Room (Scarlet Halls) Enter the room, kill Flameweaver Koegler. On the left side of the room find the table with the 3-pronged candelabra. The volume is on the bench between the table and the bookshelf. Karazhan, Deadwind Pass (Take the portal to Karazhan in the Chamber of the Guardian) After killing The Curator, head down the ramp until you enter the Guardians Library. Instead of taking the ramp here to the left, jump off to the right and head into the side alcove that is immediately there. In the alcove, there will be 3 bookshelves at the very end (far wall) of the alcove, with a purple book tapestry (wall hanging) above them. On the bottom shelf of the leftmost bookshelf is the volume (See map).

Holy
Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Crest of the Lightborn - Unlocked via Staff of the Lightborn
This appearance is created by fusing together Crest of the Lightborn (a drop from Hyrja) and Rod of the Ascended which requires Valarjar Exalted.

Shadow
Hidden Effect: The blade will periodically whisper to you.

Hidden Appearance: Claw of N'Zoth - Unlocked via Claw of N'Zoth.
Claw of N'Zoth drops from Il'gynoth in The Emerald Nightmare.

Rogue
Assassination

Hidden Effect: It has been reported that Assassination's weapon sometimes triggers a dialogue with repair vendor in Valdisdall in Stormheim - You 'lend" him a weapon and he gives you 50 AP.

Hidden Appearance: The Cypher of Broken Bone is a drop from from rares in the Underbelly, part of the Sewers of Dalaran.
There are a number of different rares that can spawn in the Underbelly. At peak times, there is not much downtime between one boss or another being up. In some cases bosses (even the same one) can spawn back-to-back.
Thieving Scoundrel - A rogue-like NPC; about 15.5 million health at baseline, health scales
Splint - A large rat - by far the most commonly spawning boss mob. Has about 15.5 million health at baseline, with scaling health. Clearly a reference to Splinter, a character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Mana Seeper - A mana fiend; health scales
Screek - A giant bat; health scales
Segacedi - A large shark that spawns in the waters around the Black Market; health scales

Outlaw
Hidden Effect: Taste of Blood - Fate and Fortune have fed on the blood of humanoid creatures, providing a 2% movement speed increase.

Hidden Appearance: Thunderfury, Hallowed Blade of the Windlord: Unlocked via Emanation of the Winds.
While the exact method of acquisition is unknown, there are hints via items on how to get this appearance: Bindings of the Windlord, Bindings of the Windlord. Battle.net reports the related quest is Audience with the Windlord.

Subtlety
Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Venombite - Unlocked via Tome of Otherworldly Venoms
Within the Uncrowned Vault, you can find a Satchel of Keys, apparently visible on a pillar within the vault. This contains Key to the Palace of Lei Shen (reportedly multiple keys).
Speak to Taoshi at the bottom level of the Order Hall to start the Troves of the Thunder King scenario. 1 Key to the Palace of Lei Shen is required for each attempt of this scenario.
This is the exact same scenario that was available during Mists of Pandaria.
Complete the scenario (reaching the end, or until the timer runs out) looting chests and obtaining as many Burial Trove Keys as possible.
Burial Trove Keys can be obtained from:
Golden Treasure Chest (Large Treasure Chests) 20% drop rate
Mogu Treasure Chest (Small Treasure Chests) 12% drop rate
Dropped by Skumblade Pillager who will spawn from treasure chests in the second room. When spawning, they will stun you and attempt to escape before being killed. Pre-emptive CC (e.g. Frost Rune Trap, which can be purchased in the initial preparation room of the scenario for Elder Charm of Good Fortune) can ensure he doesnt get too far away. 100% drop rate for Burial Trove Key.
Dropped by God-Hulk Gulkan at the very end of the scenario (if you reach there before time is up). 100% drop rate for Burial Trove Key.
Rewarded by Tenwu of the Red Smoke at the very end of the scenario. If you reach him before the timer is up and speak to him to end the scenario, you get an extra Burial Trove Key.
Use the Burial Trove Keys to open the Lei Shen's Burial Troves at the rest area after completing the scenario. These chests have a chance to contain Tome of Otherworldly Venoms, which unlocks the hidden appearance!

Shaman
Elemental

Hidden Effect: Some water and air elementals in Stormheim are friendly while you have this weapon equipped.

Hidden Appearance: The Prestige of the Amani - Unlocked via Lost Codex of the Amani.
Lost Codex of the Amani drops from rare spawns in the Underbelly in Dalaran.
There are a number of different rares that can spawn in the Underbelly. At peak times, there is not much downtime between one boss or another being up. In some cases bosses (even the same one) can spawn back-to-back.
Thieving Scoundrel - A rogue-like NPC; about 15.5 million health at baseline, health scales
Splint - A large rat - by far the most commonly spawning boss mob. Has about 15.5 million health at baseline, with scaling health. Clearly a reference to Splinter, a character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Mana Seeper - A mana fiend; health scales
Screek - A giant bat; health scales
Segacedi - A large shark that spawns in the waters around the Black Market; health scales

Enhancement
Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Zandalar Champion - Unlocked via The Warmace of Shirvallah.
The Warmace of Shirvallah is a drop from Broken Isles world bosses.
See our guide on Broken Isles World Bosses here.

Restoration
Hidden Effect: This weapon has a watery idle animation when your character stands still.

Hidden Appearance: Serpent's Coil: Unlocked via Coil of the Drowned Queen.
Coil of the Drowned Queen drops from mobs and bosses in Eye of Azshara.

Warlock
Affliction
Hidden Effect: It has been reported that killing enemies with this artifact weapon equipped will sometimes cause their spirits to revive and wander around a bit.

Hidden Appearance: Fate's End - Unlocked via Essence of the Executioner.
First, you need Grimoire of the First Necrolyte, which is a drop from Eredar Supplicants in Faronaar, Azsuna (west of Illidari Stand).
Next, you can begin the quest The Grimoire of the First Necrolyte. This quest requires that you obtain 13 Skull of the Executed from powerful champions in the Broken Isles namely the mobs that you kill for the Rare Elite World Quests (marked with a Blue Dragon on your Order Hall map). These elites typically require 3-5+ people to kill.
Once you have obtained the 13 skulls, which may take a number of days, you use them at the Executioner's Altar in Deadwind Pass to summon (NPC #112862). She drops Essence of the Executioner when defeated.

Demonology
Hidden Effect: The skull will periodically whisper to you - depending on zone, spell cast, or target killed, this whisper changes.

Hidden Appearance: Thal'kiel's Visage - Unlocked via Visage of the First Wakener.
The location of this appearance is as yet unknown.

Destruction
Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: The Legionterror - Unlocked via The Burning Jewel of Sargeras.
Select Demonic Offering.
The boss that is summoned by that Ritual of Doom has a chance to drop The Burning Jewel of Sargeras.

Warrior
Arms

Hidden Effect: Surrounded by Trolls! - Strom'kar reacts to the presence of its ancient foes, generating an aura of fear. This ability fears Troll mobs for 2 minutes.

Hidden Appearance: Arcanite Bladebreaker - Unlocked via The Arcanite Bladebreaker
The Arcanite Bladebreaker is a reward from Secrets of the Axes.
This quest requires you to search the Broken Isles and find and duel Saurfang.

Fury
Hidden Effect: Gaze of the Val'kyr - Odyn has granted you a second chance to defeat that which has bested you in combat. Do this within 8 sec and Odyn will grant you your life and restore 50% of your health. In addition, many NPCs in Stormheim and Helya herself will comment on your weapon and how you got them.

Hidden Appearance: Dragonslayer's Edge - Unlocked via The Dragonslayers.
Acquire The Dragonslayers by fusing together Haft of the God-King from God-King Skovald, Skull of Shar'thos from Shar'thos, and Skull of Nithogg from Nithogg

Protection
Hidden Effect: The hidden effect of this artifact is as yet unknown.

Hidden Appearance: Last Breath of the Worldbreaker - Unlocked via Burning Plate of the Worldbreaker.
Burning Plate of the Worldbreaker is found on the ground in the treasure piles in the upper level of Neltharion's Vault (not Lair) in Highmountain.



Hope you guys find this helpful :)
 
Elven blacksmith in Dalaran does work. There are also other NPC's that do something similar just by talking with them and accepting a command. They go through about one or two dialogues and increase AP.
 

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