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World of Warcraft: Legion Artifact Guides for Mage & Monk

Prepare your Mage and Monk for the World of Warcraft Legion expansion with this Artifact Weapon guide.

World of Warcraft: Legion is just a few weeks away. Blizzard has slowly been implementing changes to the game in order to get everyone ready with their pre-launch patches, and players are preparing for all the incoming changes.

Perhaps one of the biggest changes this time is the introduction of Artifact Weapons -- a special inclusion that may only last as long as the Legion expansion does. These are the only weapons a player will wield in Legion, and there are a total of 36 based on class specialization. 

Below you will find everything you need to know about the artifact weapons for the Mage and Monk classes. There is information on the quest required to get your hands on the weapon as well as the all important stats and traits.  Guides for the other classes will follow shortly and include:

Mage

Aluneth, Greatstaff of the Magna - Arcane Spec - Two-Handed Staff

Acquisition quest: Alu'neth, Greatstaff of the Magna

Equip effect: Grants the Mark of Alu'neth ability, which places a rune on the ground that explodes for massive damage after a short delay.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 1321 - 1982 Damage (458.76 DPS)
  • 3.60 Speed
  • +766 Stamina
  • +511 Intellect
  • +340 Haste
  • +2786 Mastery
  • +2925 Spell Power

Relic slots:

  • Arcane Artifact  x2
  • Frost Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Aegwynn's Ascendance 1 Evocation explodes for Arcane damage equal to 25% of the mana it restored after it completes.
Aegwynn's Fury 3 Increases damage dealt by Arcane Missiles by 2% to 6%.
Aegwynn's Imperative  3  Increases the duration of Arcane Power by 1 to 3 seconds.
Aegwynn's Wrath 3 Increases critical strike chance by 1% to 3%.
Ancient Power  20 The chaotic entity Aluneth bends to your will, empowering your spells. Increases Arcane damage by 5% to  15%.
Arcane Purification 3 Increases damage dealt by Arcane Explosion by 3% to 10%.
 Arcane Rebound 1 When Arcane Barrage hits more than two targets, it explodes for additional Arcane damage equal to 200% of Spell power to all enemies withing 10 yards of the primary target.
Blasting Rod  3 Increases damage deal by Arcane Blast by 2% to 6%.
Crackling Energy 1 Increases the radius of Arcane Explosion by 4 yards.
Ethereal Sensitivity 3 Spells have a 1% to 3% increased chance to activate Arcane Missiles.
Everywhere At Once 3 Increases the window to activate Displacement by 1 to 3 seconds, and reduces the cooldown of Displacement by 2 to 6 seconds.
 Mana Shield 3 Increases damage absored by Ice Barrier by 33% to 100%.
Mark of Aluneth 1 Creates a rune around the target, inflicting Arcane damage equal to 120% of Spell power over 6 seconds. Then detonates for Arcane damage equal to 15% of yoru maximum mana.
Might of the Guardians 1 Increases Arcane damage dealt by 3%.
Rule of Threes 1 Have 33.3% chance to five 3 additional Arcane Missiles.
Sloooow Down 1 Slow applies to all enemies within 5 yards of the target.
 Torrential Barrage 3 Increases damage dealt by Arcane Barage by 3% to 10%.
Touch of the Magi 1 Arcane Blast has a 10% chance to apply Touch of the Magi, accumulating 20% of the damage dealt to the target for 6 seconds, and then exploding for the same amount of Arcane damage on the target and nearby enemies.
 
Felo'melorn & Heart of the Phoenix - Fire Spec - Dual Wield Sword

Acquisition quest: The Frozen Flame

Equip effect: Grants the Phoenix's Flames ability --  hurls fire at all enemies near the target.

Stats:

Felo'melorn

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup 
  • Main Hand
  • 648 - 1205  Damage (356.3 DPS)
  • 2.60 Speed
  • +218 Intellect
  • +328 Stamina
  • +146 Haste
  • +146 Mastery
  • +2923 Spell Power

Heart of the Phoenix

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • Off Hand
  • +287 Intellect
  • +431 Stamina
  • +117 Critical Strike
  • +265 Haste

Relic slots:

  • Arcane Artifact
  • Fire Artifact x 2

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Aftershocks 1 Flamestrike calls down 1 additional pillar of fire each time it's cast.
Big Mouth 1 Increases the range of Dragon's Breath by 3 yards. 
Blast Furnace 1 Fire Blast deas additional Fire damage equal to 63% of Spell power over 9 seconds.
Blue Flame Special 3 Increases damage dealt by Flamestrike by 5% to 15%.
Burning Gaze 3 Increases Fire critical damage by 1% to 3%.
Cauterizing Blink 3 Activating Blink heals you for 6% to 18% of your maximum health over 2 to 6 seconds. 
Empowered Spellblade 20 Felo'melorn acts as a conduit for spells, further empowering their effects. Increases Fire damage by 5% to  15%.
Everburning Consumption 3 Increases damage dealt by Ignight by 4% to 12%.
Fire at Will 3 Reduces the cast time of Fireball by 3% to 9%.
Great Balls of Fire 3 Increases damage dealt by Fireball by 3% to 9%.
Molten Skin 3 Molten Armor reduces all Physical damage you take by an additional 3% to 10%.
 Phoenix Reborn 1 Targets affected by Ignite have a chance to erupt in flame, taking additional fire damage equal to 50% of Spell power and reducing the remaining cooldown on Phoenix's Flames by 10 sec.
Phoenix's Flames 1 Hurls a Phoenix that causes Fire damage to the target equal to 300% of Spell power and splashes Fire damage equal to 100% of Spell power to nearby enemies. Damage is always a critical strike.
Pyretic Incantation 1 Each consecutive critical strike increases critical strike damage dealt by 5%.
Pyroclasmic Paranoia 3 Increases damage dealt by Pyroblast by 2% to 6%.
Reignition Overdrive 3 Increases damage dealt by Fire Blast by 8% to 24%.
Scorched Earth 1 Casting Scorch grants 5% movement speed, stacking up to 5 times. 
Wings of Flame 1 Increases Fire damage by 3%.
 
Ebonchill, Greatstaff of Alodi - Frost Spec - Two Handed Staff

Acquisition quest: Finding Ebonchill

Equip effect: Grants the Ebonbolt ability, which deals massive Shadowfrost damage to a single target.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup 
  • 1321 - 1928 Damage (451.3 DPS)
  • 3.60 Speed
  • +766 Stamina
  • +511 Intellect
  • +340 Haste
  • +2925 Mastery
  • +2925 Spell Power

Relic slots:

  • Arcane Artifact
  • Frost Artifact x 2

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
 Black Ice 1  Ebonchill has a chance to empower Icicles, increasing damage done by 100%. 
Chain Reaction 1 Frostbolt critical strikes empower Ice Lance, increasing damage dealt by 20% for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.
Chilled to the Core 1 Activating Icey Veins encases you in ice, increasing Frost damage dealt by 20%. 
Clarity of Thought 3 Frostbolt has an additional 2% to 6% chance to activate Brain Freeze. 
Ebonbolt 1 Deals Shadowfrost damage equal to 900% of Spell power and grants two chargers of Fingers of Frost.
Frozen Veins  3 Frostbolt critical strikes reduce the remaining colldown on Icy Veins by .5 to 1.5 seconds.
Ice Age 3 Increases damage done by Flurry by 5% to 15%.
Ice Nice 1 Frostbolt has a chance to generate 2 icicles.
Icy Caress  3 Increases the damage dealt by Frostbolt by 3% to 10%.
Icy Hand 1  Increases the maximum charges of Fingers of Frost by 1.
It's Cold Outside 1 Channels the rage of Ursoc, reflecting 33% damage to opponents. 
Jouster 3 When Ice Lance deals damage, take 4% to 12% less damage for 1 to 6 seconds.
Let It Go 3 Increases the critical strike damage of Ice Lance by 4% to 12%. 
Orbital Strike  3 Increases the critical strike of damage of Frozen Orb by 15% to 45%.
Shattering Bolts 1  Increases the critical strike chance of Frostbolt by 15%.
Shield of Alodi 3 Increases damage absored by Ice Barrier by 33% to 100%.
 Spellborne 20 Harness more and more of Ebonchill's potential. Increases Frost damage by 5% to 15%.
 The Storm Rages 3 Increases the critical strike chance of Blizzard by 5% to 15%.
 

Monk

Fu Zan, The Wanderer's Companion - Brewmaster Spec - Two-Handed Staff

Acquisition quest: The Wanderer's Companion

Equip effect: Grants the Flaming Keg ability, which does exactly what you think it will do.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 2642 - 3963 Damage (917.37 DPS)
  • 3.60 Speed
  • +511 Agility
  • +766 Stamina
  • +340 Haste
  • +340 Mastery

Relic slots:

  • Life Artifact
  • Storm Artifact
  • Iron Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Brew-Stache 1 Activating Purifying Brew or Ironskin Brew grants 10% dodge for 1.5 seconds. 
Dark Side of the Moon 3 Blackout Strike also reduces the damage of the target's next auto attack against you by 2% to 6%.
Dragonfire Brew  1 After using Breath of Fire, breath fire 2 additional times, dealing Fire damage equal to 70% of Attack Power each time.
 Exploding Keg 1 Hurls a flaming keg at the target location dealing Fire damage equal to 1000% of Attack power to nearby enemies and causing them to miss melee attacks for the next 3 seconds. 
Face Palm 3 Tiger Palm has a 10% to 30% chance to deal 10% to 30% of normal damage and reduce the remaining cooldown of Brews by 1 additional second.
Fortification  1 Activating Fortifying Brew grants 25% dodge for 21 seconds.
Full Keg 1 Increases damage dealt by Keg Smash by 10%.
Gifted Student 3 Gain 1% to 3% Critical Strike chance for 1 to 3 seconds after dodging or healing from Gift of the Ox.
 Healthy Appetite 3 Increases maximum health by 1% to 3%.
Hot Blooded  3 Increases the damage of Breath of Fire's periodic burning effect by 25% to 75% and causes it to reduce the target's damage done to you by 2% to 6%.
Obsidian Fists 3 Increases the critical strike chance of Blackout Strike by 3% to 9%.
 Obstinate Determination 1 Gift of the Ox summons an additional Healing Sphere when your health drops by 35%.
Overflow 3 Each time Gift of Ox generates a Healing Sphere, it has a 5% to 15% chance to generate a Greater Healing Sphere that heals for twice as much.
 Potent Kick 3 Increases the duration of Ironskin Brew by .5 to 1.5 seconds.
Smashed 1 Increases the range of Keg Smash by 10 yards.
Staggering Around 3 Fortifying Brew increases the damage you delay with Stagger by an additional 2% to 6%.
Swift as a Coursing River 1  Activating Fortifying Brew, Purifying Brew, or Ironskin Brew increases movement speed by 6% for 15 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
Wanderer's Hardiness 20 Increases total health by 5% to 15%.
 
Sheilun, Staff of the Mists - Misweaver Spec - Two-Handed Staff

Acquisition quest: Sheilun Staff of the Mists Chosen

Equip effect: Grants the Sheilun's Gift Spell, which significantly heals an ally.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 1321 - 1928 Damage (451.3 DPS)
  • 3.60 Speed
  • +766 Stamina
  • +511 Intellect
  • +340 Haste
  • +2625 Mastery
  • +2925 Spell Power

Relic slots:

  • Frost Artifact
  • Life Artifact
  • Storm Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Blessings of Yu'lon 1 Activating Revival summons the spirit of Yu'lon, healing all revived targets for an additional 30% of the ability's heal over 6 seconds.
Celestial Breath 1 Activating Thunder Focus Tea causes you to exhale the breath of Yu'lon, healing up to 6 allies within 12 yards for an amount equal to 90% of Spell power multiplied by 3 over a period of 3 seconds.
Coalescing Mists 3 Increases healing done by Effuse by 3% to 10%.
 Dancing Mists 1 Renewing Mist has a 10% chance to immedately spread to an additional target when initially cast or when traveling to a new target.
Essence of the Mists 3 Increases the healing done by Essence Font by 5% to 15%.
Extended Healing 3 Increase the duration of Renewing Mist by 1 to 3 seconds.
Infusion of Life 3 Increases the healing done by Vivify by 5% to 15%.
Light on Your Feet  1 Channeling Essence Font for its full duration increases your movement speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
Mists of Life 1 Life Cocoon applies Renewing Mist and Enveloping Mist to the target.
Mists of Wisdom 1 Increases all healing done by 3%.
Mistweaving 20 Sheilun's power over the mists becomes second-nature over time, allowing even greater mastery over your powers.
Protection of Shaohao 3 Increases damage absorbed by Life Cacoon by 5% to 15%. 
Sheilun's Gift  1 Draws in all nearby clouds of mist generated by Sheilun, healing the target for an amount equal to 200% of Spell power per cloud absorbed.
Shroud of Mist  3 Reduces all damage you take by 3% to 10% while you are channeling Soothing Mist.
 Soothing Remedies 3 Increases healing done by Soothing Mist by 3% to 10%.
Spirit Tether 3 Transcendence of movement reduces the movement speed of nearby enemies by 20% to 40%.
 The Mists of Sheilun 1 Healing spells have a chance to awaken Sheilun, increasing healing over time by 20% for 10 seconds. When this effect ends, Sheilun releases a wave of mist that heals all allies within 15 yards for an amount equal to 200% of Spell power.
 Way of the Mistweaver 3 Increases healing done by Enveloping Mist by 3% to 10%.
 
Fists of the Heavens - Windwalker Spec - Polearm

Acquisition quest: Fists of the Heavens Chosen

Equip effect: Grants the Strike of the Windlord ability, a fierce double attack that also cripples your foe.

Al'burq - Main Hand

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 1297 - 2409 (712.75 DPS)
  • 2.60 Speed
  • +219 Agility
  • +328 Stamina
  • +148 Critical Strike
  • +142 Mastery

Relic slots:

  • Storm Artifact
  • Iron Artifact

Alra'ed - Off Hand

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 1297 - 2409 (712.75 DPS)
  • 2.60 Speed
  • +219 Agility
  • +328 Stamina
  • +148 Critical Strike
  • +142 Mastery

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Crosswinds 1  During Fists of Fury, Wind Spirit images of you attack your Fists of Furty targest for Physical damage equal to 8 times 100% of Attack power.
Dark Skies 1 Increases damage dealt by Blackout Kick by 20%.
Death Art 3 Reduces the remaining cooldown on Touch of Death by 10% to 30% if the target dies while under the effects of or directly from Touch of Death.
Fists of the Wind 3 Increases damage dealt by Fists of Fury by 5% to 15%. 
Gale Burst  1 Increases damage done by Touch of Death by 10% of all damage dealt to the target during the duration.
Good Karma  1 Damage redireced by Touch of Karma also heals you.
 Healing Winds 3 Activating Transcendence: Transfer heals you for to 20% of your maximum health for 2 to 6 seconds.
Inner Peace 3 Increases maximum Energy by 10 to 30.
Light on Your Feet 3 Increases dodge chance by 3% to 10%.
Power of a Thousand Cranes 3 Increases damage dealt by Spinning Crane Kick by 3% to 10%.
Rising Winds 3 Increases damage dealt by Rising Sun Kick by 5% to 15%.
Spiritual Focus 1 Increases the damage and healing bonus of Serenity by 5%. Increases damage dealt by Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits by 5%.
 Strength of Xuen 3 Increases the chance for Tiger Palm to make your next Blackout Kick cost no Chi by 2% to 6%.
Strike of the Windlord 1 Strike with both Fists of Heavens at all enemies in front of you, dealing damage equal to 2250% times 2 and reducing movement speed by 50% for 6 seconds.
Tiger Claws 3 Increases damage dealt by Tiger Palm by 10% to 30%.
Tornado Kicks 1 Rising Sun Kicks strikes a second time for 25% additional damage.
Transfer the Power 1 Blackout Kick and Rising Sun Kick increase damage dealt by your next Fists of Fury by 5%, stacking up to 10 times.
Windborne Blows 20 The longer you spend with the Fists of Heavens, the more furious your blows. Increases all damage by 5%.

 

And there you have it, complete guides for the first two Artifact Weapons in World of Warcraft: Legion. If you're looking for another class, you'll be able to find it in one of the following guides.

Published Aug. 20th 2016

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