Magni Bronzebeard presents players with the Heart of Azeroth, an artifact that allows them to take advantage of the special properties that Azerite armor possesses. From this guide, you will learn all about Azerite armor, and how to unlock and modify Azerite features.
Please refer to the list of Azerite features and the review of Heart of Azeroth if you want to know more details about Azerite armor and Heart of Azeroth
Follow the link to open the Wowhead's Azerite Power Finder tool, and find out where to find the equipment with the desired features and how to obtain it.
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What is Azerite armor?
Azeri armor is a new type of armor that has been added to the game since the Battle for Azeroth expansion. The peculiarity of this armor is that it's enhanced with a powerful artifact, the Heart of Azeroth. In the Battle for Azeroth expansion, only those items that occupy certain cells - the breastplate, headpiece, and shoulder pad - will have Azerite features.
Items with Azerite traits do not increase secondary traits - they increase primary traits. In addition, these items have a fixed base level, and cannot have such properties as "Hardened in combat", "Forged by titans", as well as tertiary properties.
Also, these items differ from the fact that they possess rings. There are a number of Azerite traits associated with each ring that will enhance or change the abilities your character possesses. These features are not random - for example, two copies of the same shoulder pads will have the same Azerite properties anyway. Use Wowhead or the dungeon guide to find out which Azerite traits a particular outfit has.
Getting Azerite Armor
Azerite armor can be obtained in the same way as any other equipment - as a reward for completing local quests, dungeons and raids, and more. However, Azerite armor of level 340 or higher can be obtained only for participation in such content, on which the saving system extends its effect. This limits the rate at which players can obtain Azerite items - thus, you won't be able to complete the first week of 50 dungeons unlocked by a level 50 epochal key and obtain the best Azerite items.
Note: You will not be able to transfer Azerite equipment to another player - even if you have a higher level item destined for the same cell as the item you wanted to transfer.
Rewards for completing quests
You will receive an Azerite item from level 270 to 300 as a reward for completing the storyline of one of the BFA game zones and other important quests.
Pharming Azerite armor (no limit)
Azerite armor of the specified level can be obtained by farming from sources that are not covered by the save system:
- In dungeons of normal difficulty mode, items of level 310 are obtained;
- In the dungeons of heroic difficulty mode items of 325th level can be obtained;
- As a reward for the completion of certain local quests can be obtained item 325th level.
Aerite armor farming (with restrictions)
- Acerite armor of the specified level can be obtained only from those sources to which the preservation system extends. This prevents situations in which the player gets the best equipment in a very short period of time.
- Level 340 items are obtained in the epoch difficulty dungeons.
- An item of level 370 can be obtained as a reward for completing a messenger quest.
- A level 355 item can be obtained as loot after defeating a local boss.
- After achieving exaltation with the Defenders of Azeroth, a level 355 item can be obtained.
- After defeating a Howl of Perdition or Lion's Roar, you can obtain a level 370 item.
- The number of sources mentioned will increase after the opening of the Uldir raid. Azerite armor cannot be obtained after completing a dungeon unlocked with an epochal key.
- Uldir Raid
- In Uldir Raid, you can get level 340 items.
- In an Uldir raid of normal difficulty, you can obtain level 355 items.
- In an Uldir raid of Heroic difficulty, you can gain 370th level items.
- In an Uldir raid of epochal difficulty, you can obtain level 385th level items.
- Weekly Stash for completing dungeons unlocked with an epochal key
- As a reward for completing a dungeon opened with a level 2 or 3 key last week, you can get a level 340 item.
- For last week's dungeon unlocked with a level 4 or 6 key, you can get a level 355 item.
- As an award for last week's dungeon unlocked with a level 7 to 9 key, you can acquire a level 370 item.
- For last week's dungeon, unlocked with a level 10 or higher dungeon key, you can get a level 385 item.
How is Azerite armor implemented in the game?
An Azerite item has three or four rings.
An Azerite item whose level is below 340 has only three rings
An Azerite item whose level is equal to or higher than 340 possesses four rings.
You can endow a ring with one of the suggested features. Once you select a characteristic, the ring will move, and the selected characteristic will be at the top of the ring. Want to see the rings? Just right click on the Azerite item while holding down the Shift key. The effect of the Azerite trait will dynamically change after the level of the Azerite item - a high level item will significantly increase the effects of the Azerite trait!
The player will access the rings gradually - from the outermost rings to the center. We will explain the differences between the rings with the multicolored image below.