Along with the announcement of World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Legion, came the news of a new type of weapon that will be introduced. The artifact weapons are powerful, famous weapons, once wielded by the heroes of the game that players will now be able to obtain. But that’s not all. These weapons will all come with their own unique talent trees so players have rank them up to become more powerful and unlock new abilities stored within the weapons.
These aren’t just any old weapons either. Paladins will get the chance to wield Ashbringer, the blade of Tirion Fordring whilst as a Shaman you can get your hands on Doomhammer, the weapon of Orgrim and then later Thrall. Everyone will get the chance to earn these weapons so to avoid everybody running around with the same looking weapon, Blizzard are also introducing a range of skins and appearance alterations to the weapons that can be unlocked in a variety of different ways.
But why tell you about it when I could just show you. Here are a couple of examples of the talent system, firstly on a Paladin’s Ashbringer and then secondly on some Deathknight weapons. Here you can see how the progression through the talents will work, unlock a node and the next nodes open up for purchase.
Next up here are some examples of the variations of appearance available. Here’s the Monk staff.
Here’s Ashbringer for the Paladins
Felo’melorn is a spell sword for mages
The Eagle Spear is the Druid weapon
Blizzard are also aware that when in bear and cat form a druid weapons aren’t visible so they’ve changed the skins depending on which weapon appearance you’ve selected. Here are some examples of cat form
This ones for the Deathknights
And finally here’s the famous Doomhammer
So what do you think of those weapons? Looking forward to levelling your class specific one up? Let me know what you think about this new system in the comments below!