Editor’s Note: This article goes over the new questline added this week. If you want to experience them fresh, there be spoilers ahead. Otherwise, read on!
That’s right, Artifact level 126. That is the highest level your Artifact weapon in World of Warcraft can reach. Yesterday, the final quest for the Silithus quest chain was released. Everyone thought that on completing this quest chain that our Artifacts were supposed to be deactivated. Though that will still happen, our Artifacts will not be deactivated until Pre-Patch officially hits live servers. Until then our Artifacts will get an increased boost each week starting with maxing out all of our Artifacts for each spec.
Sadly you will have to do the quest chain on each character at this time, but it may change. Allow me to take this WoW Wednesday and show you how to get Artifact level 126 in a few simple steps and reach a power you never even imagined.
Quick Note: I will be doing these quests from the perspective of an Alliance toon, though I’m sure it’s pretty much the same for the Horde side.
Summons to Stormwind / Gifts of the Fallen
To obtain this quest you previously had to kill Argus on any difficulty, but it seems to have changed. It’s being reported now that upon login you will receive this quest regardless of killing Argus or not. Summons to Stormwind is self-explanatory, take the Dalaran portal to Stormwind and fly over to Lion’s Rest to turn in the quest. Gifts of the Fallen is also simple, speak with Mathias Shaw again and watch the short clip.
Witness to the Wound
With a base camp already established in Silithus, it’s time for us to take make our way there to monitor the Horde operations. To make this journey quicker head over to the old Cataclysm portals and take the portal to Uldum. Once you’ve loaded into Uldum it’s a quick flight over to Silithus. Check the screenshot below for portal location.
Free Samples / It’s a Sabotage
“The crown has ordered SI:7 to infiltrate the goblin mining operation and collect any information we can find on this mysterious new substance.” “I need someone who can take the direct approach.” So in short for the quest Free Samples, it’s time to start murdering the Horde again for some Mysterious Ore. Because you pick up Free Samples and It’s a Sabotage together it’s safe to assume that It’s a Sabotage will also include some form of Horde sabotage. For this quest, while you’re killing goblin miners you will also be on the lookout for goblin shredders to place some good old fashioned dynamite on.
The Twilight Survivor / A Wee Bit O’ Cloth
Most will remember all of those Twilight Hammer cultists all over old Silithus. It seems that most of the cultists were destroyed by Sargeras in the attack, but a few still remain. We are tasked with taking down their leader Michiel Voidstrider. On your way over to take out Michiel Voidstrider, you will run into an outhouse that is offering a quest. It seems someone has run into a bit of problem with there being no cloth left in the outhouse. You’re tasked to find a wee bit o’ cloth. What’s the easiest way to obtain this cloth? That’s right, just kill the twilight cultists in the surrounding area.
Desert Research / The Source of Power / Larvae By The Dozen
Desert Research: “The crown wants the surviving silithid dissected and studied.” “Tammy Tinkspinner is conducting the research and in need of a collector.” Head over and speak with Tammy Tinkspinner, turn in Desert Research and pick up two new quests. It seems the silithid are stronger than before and it’s your job to murder them, collect their brains, and collect a few silithid broodlings. Kill the bigger silithid for the brains, but for the broodlings, you have to click them instead. Killing the little larvae won’t count towards completion.
A Recent Arrival / The Speaker’s Perspective / The Blood of Azeroth
These next few quests are quick talk to and turn in type quests which is a nice break from all the mindless killing. A Recent Arrival has you simply walk over and talk to Archmage Khadgar. For The Speaker’s Perspective, it seems Khadgar is upset will the fighting between the Horde and Alliance. Before he leaves he has another request for us. He asks us to take a letter to Magni Bronzebeared.
After giving him the letter and accepting The Blood of Azeroth, Magni tells us that what we have been fighting over this whole time was actually the lifeblood of Azeroth! He hopes that we can reason with the Alliance to stop the mindless fighting.
The Speaker’s Call / The Power in Our Hands
These are the last two quests before receiving your new powers. I don’t want to go into these quests because of the spoilers it brings, plus I think it’s something you should experience, not something you read and try to understand what’s actually happening.
First I’d like to say that I didn’t expect this at all from Blizzard. I didn’t expect them to give us such a huge power boost from just a few quests and possibly even more of a power boost each week leading up to the pre-patch. I know it’s the end of the expansion, but at the same time, this will give so many players more opportunities to clear Ahead of the Curve, Mythic Argus, any Mage Towers they have yet to complete and much more! Artifact level 126 is a massive jump to a lot of players, believe it or not, it’s actually a massive DPS boost.
The quests themselves weren’t that impressive, they seemed somewhat just thrown together. Just kill this, kill that, talk to this person, and repeat. I expected something a little bit more epic for such a big event in our characters story. Hopefully, the next events that will happen in the actual pre-patch won’t be as much of a let down as this was to me.
Let us know what you thought about the quests and the storyline of it all. I am genuinely interested in hearing what others thought about the story of what was supposed to be this big epic event involving our Artifacts.
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