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World of Warcraft: Legion Artifact guides for Druid and Hunter

Everything you need to know about Legion's Druid and Hunter Artifact Weapons.

The launch of World of Warcraft: Legion is on the horizon, and that means it's time for players to prepare for all the incoming changes. One of those changes is replacement of the Legendary Weapon system with Artifact Weapons. 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 Druid and Hunter. You'll find information on everything from the quest required to get your hands on the weapon to stats and traits.  Guides for the other classes will follow shortly and include:

Druid

Scythe of Elune - Balance Spec - Two-Handed Staff

Acquisition quest: Balance Chosen

Equip effect: Owlkin Frenzy can periodically trigger without being hit.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 1324 - 1928 Damage (451.3 DPS)
  • 3.60 Speed
  • +766 Stamina
  • +511 Intellect
  • +346 Critical Strike
  • +2925 Mastery
  • +2925 Spell Power

Relic slots:

  • Arcane Artifact x2
  • Life Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Bladed Feathers  3  Increases the Armor granted by Moonkin form by 25% to 75%, depending on rank.
Dark Side of the Moon  3 Increases the critical strike chance of Lunar Strike by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Echoing Stars  1  Stars from Starfall will now bounce to an additional target within 8 yards, dealing Astral damage equal to 25.2% of Spell power multiplied by 0.33.
Empowerment  3 Improves the damage modification of Lunar and Solar Empowerments by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Falling Star  3 Improves the empowerment granted by Starfall by 15% to 45%, depending on rank. 
Light of the Sun  1 Reduces the cooldown of Solar beam by 3 seconds per target interrupted.
 Moon and Stars 1 While in Celestial Alignment, each harmful spell cast grants an additional 3% cast speed buff.
New Moon  1 Deals 100% of Spell Power for Arcane damage to the current target. Empowers New Moon to become Half Moon and grants 10 Lunar Power. 
Power of Goldrinn  1 Starsurge has a chance to summon the spirit of Goldrinn, dealing Arcane damage equal to 400 % of spell power. 
 Rejuvenating Innervation 1 Innervate increases healing on you and your target by 20%. 
 Scythe of the Stars 3 Increases critical strike damage of Starsurge by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Skywrath 1 Increases the damage dealt by Lunar Strike and Solar Wrath by 10%. 
 Solar Stabbing 3 Increases the damage dealt by Solar Wrath by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Sunblind  1 Increases the radius of Sunfire effect by 5 yards. 
 Sunfire Burns 3 Increases the damage dealt by Sunfire by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Touch of the Moon 3 When you take damage you have a 5% to 15% chance to cast a Touch of the Moon, depending on rank. This will heal you for 360% of Spell power. This effect can't occur more than once every 20 seconds. 
 Twilight Glow 3 Increases the damage dealt by Moonfire by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 
Fangs of Ashamane - Feral Spec - Dual Wield Daggers

Acquisition quest: Feral Chosen

Equip effect: Grants the Ashamane's Frenzy ability, which unleashes a flurry of bloody slashes on an enemy target.

Stats:

First Dagger

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup 
  • Main Hand
  • 898 - 1668 Damage (712.82 DPS)
  • 1.80 Speed
  • +219 Agility
  • +328 Stamina
  • +148 Critical Strike
  • +142 Mastery

Second Dagger

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • Off Hand
  • 898 - 1668 Damage (712.82 DPS)
  • 1.80 Speed
  • +219 Agility
  • +328 Stamina
  • +148 Critical Strike
  • +142 Mastery

Relic slots:

  • Frost Artifact
  • Blood Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Ashamane's Bite  1 When using Ferocious Bite on a target, the spirit is Ashamane has a chance to copy a shadowy version of Rip on them.
 Ashamane's Energy 3 Tiger's Fury generates an additional 5 to 15 energy every second for 3 seconds, depending on rank. 
 Ashamane's Frenzy 1 Unleash Ashamane's Frenzy on the target, causing claws to swipe them 15 time over 3 seconds, causing Physical Damage equal to 20% of Attack power multiplied by 15, plus an additional Bleed damage equal to 20% of Attack power multiplied by 3 over 6 seconds.  
 Attuned to Nature 3 Increase the healing from Healing Touch by 15% to 45%, depending on rank. 
 Feral Instinct 3 Berserk also increases all damage dealt by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 Feral Power 3 Increase the critical strike chance of Shred by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
Hardened Roots  1 Bleed damage will no longer cause Entangling Roots to break. 
 Honed Instincts 3 Increase the duration of Survival Instinct by 1 second to 3 seconds, depending on rank. 
 Open Wounds 1 When using Rip on a target, the Fangs of Ashamane tear the wound open, causing attacks to ignore 100% of the target's armor for 5 seconds. 
Powerful Bite  3 Increase the critical strike damage of Ferocious Bite by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
Protection of Ashamane  1 When you leave Cat Form, you have a 100% increased dodge chance and armor for 5 seconds. This effect will be cancelled by shifting back into cat form and can only occur once every 30 seconds. 
 Razor Fangs 3 Increase the damage of Rip by 5% to 15%, depending on rank.
Scent of Blood  1 Swipe by 2 for the next 4 seconds. 
Shadow Thrash  1 Thrash has a chance to release part of Ashamane's soul, causing all enemies within 8 yards to take Shadow damage equal to 150% of Attack power every .8 seconds for 3 seconds. 
Sharpened Claws  3 Increases the damage of Swipe by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
Shredder Fangs  1 Increases the damage of Shred by 15%. 
Tear the Flesh  3 Increases the damage of Rake by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 
Claws of Ursoc - Guardian Spec - Dual Fist Weapon

Acquisition quest: Guardian Chosen

Equip effect: Grants the Rage of the Sleeper ability, which greatly empowers you with the avatar of Ursoc.

Stats:

First Dagger

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

Second Dagger

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

Relic slots:

  • Fire Artifact
  • Blood Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
 Adaptive Fur 1  Elemental damage has a chance to trigger Adaptive Fur, reducing damage from that element by 20% for 15 seconds.
 Bear Hug 1 Increases the chance to trigger Gore by 5%. 
Bestial Fortitude  3 Increases Stamina by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Bloody Paws 1 Thrash also snares targets by 50% for 6 seconds. 
Embrace of the Nightmare  1 While Race of the Sleeper is active, you are immune to crowd control and deal 33% increased damage and leech 33% of damage dealt. 
Gory Fur  1 Mangle has a chance to reduce the cost of the next Ironfur or mark of Ursol by 50%. 
Iron Claws  1 Increases Armor by 7%. 
Jagged Claws  3  Increases bleed damage by 5% to 15%, depending on rank.
Mauler  3 Increases the critical strike chance of Maul by  3% to 10%, depending on rank.
 Perpetual Spring 3  Reduces the cooldown of Barkskin by 3 to 10 seconds, depending on rank.
Rage of the Sleeper  1 Channels the rage of Ursoc, reflecting 33% damage to opponents. 
Reinforced Fur  3 Increases the effectiveness of Ironfur by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 Roar of the Crowd 1 Stampeding Roar increases movement speed by 10% per ally hit. 
Sharpened Instincts  3 Increases the effectiveness of Survival Instincts by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Ursoc's Endurance  3  Increases the duration of Active Mitigation spells by .5 to 1.5 seconds, depending on rank. 
Vicious Bites  3 Increases the damage of Mangle by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 Wildflesh 3 Increases the periodic healing of Frenzied Regeneration by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 
G'Hanir, the Mother Tree - Restoration Spec - Two-Handed Staff

Acquisition quest: Restoration Chosen

Equip effect: Casting a helpful spell has a chance to sprout a patch of flowers at the target's location that heals nearby targets every 2 seconds.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 1321 - 1982 Damage (458.8 DPS)
  • 3.60 Speed
  • +766 Stamina
  • +511 Intellect
  • +346 Critical Strike
  • +2925 Mastery
  • +2925 Spell Power

Relic slots:

  • Frost Artifact
  • Life Artifact x 2

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
 Ancient Power 1  The ancient power within the weapon increases all healing done by 5%.
 Armor of the Ancients 3 Ironbark reduces damage taken by an additional 2% to 6%, depending on rank. 
Blessings of the World Tree  3  Increases the direct healing of Regrowth and Healing Touch by 3% to 10%, depending on rank.
Dreamwalker  1 Wild Growth has a chance to cause your mind to momentarily shift into the Emerald dream, causing all allies with Rejuvenation on them to instantly be healed for 100% of attack power. 
 Essence of G'Hanir 1 Release the power within G'Hanir to increase the frequency that all heal over time effects heal allies by 50% for 8 seconds. 
Essence of Nordrassil  3 Efflorescence heals for 5% to 15% more, depending on rank. 
Grovewalker  3 Increases the healing of healing over time spells by  3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Infusion of Nature 3 Reduces the mana cost of Wild Growth by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
Knowledge of the Ancients  3 Increases mana regeneration by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Mark of the Shifting  1 While in Travel, Moonkin, Bear, or Cat form, heal for 1% of maximum health every 3 seconds. 
 Natural Mending 3 Increases the healing of Swiftmend by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 Nature's Essence 1 Wild Growth grants 20% of its total healing amount immediately. 
 Persistence 3 Increases the duration of Sunfire, Moonfire, and Rejuvenation spells by 1 to 3 seconds, depending on rank. 
Power of the Archdruid  1 Wild Growth has a 25% chance to cause the next Rejuvenation or Regrowth to also apply to 2 additional allies within 15 yards of the target. 
Repetitive Blooming  1 Lifebloom produces burst of healing every 8 seconds while it is active. 
 Seeds of the World Tree 3 Living Seed gains 10% to 30% additional value from critical heals, depending on rank. 
Tranquil Mind  1 Tranquility can now be channeled while moving and heals for 20% more. 

 

Hunter

Titanstrike - Beast Mastery Spec - Gun

Acquisition quest: Beast Mastery Chosen / HIghmountain Teleport Learned

Equip effect: Hati Will now fight for you as a companion.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 2752 Damage (917.36 DPS)
  • 3.00 Speed
  • +511 Agility
  • +766 Stamina
  • +346 Critical Strike
  • +332 Mastery

Relic slots:

  • Wind Artifact
  • Arcane Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
Beast Master  1 Increase the damage of Dire Beasts by 10%. 
Focus of the Titans  3 Multi-Shot damage increases by 5 to 15, depending on rank. 
Furious Swipes  3 Beast cleave deals an additional 10% to 30% damage, depending on rank. 
 Hati's Bond 1 Hati will not fight as your companion. 
 Hunter's Advantage 1 When you use Misdirection on your pet, your pet takes 35% less damage for 8 seconds. 
Jaws of Thunder  3 Kill Command has a 5% to 15% chance to be empowered by the Titanspark, dealing an additional 50% of its damage as Nature damage. 
Master of Beasts  1 Hati will benefit from Bestial Wrath, and Kill Command and Beast Cleave alongside your primary pet. 
Mimiron's Shell  3 When activated, Aspect of the Turtle will heal for 10% to 30% of maximum health over its duration, depending on rank. 
 Natural Reflexes 3 Increase the chance for you and your pet to dodge an attack by 2% to 6%, depending on rank. 
Pack Leader  3 Increase the damage of Kill Command by  5% to 15%, depending on rank.
Renewed Vigor  1 Each time you summon a Dire Beast, the cooldown of Exhilaration is reduced by 3 seconds. 
 Spirit Bond 1 Heal for 15% of the damage of your pet's Kill Command. 
 Spitting Cobras 3 Cobra Shot damage increased by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Surge of the Stormgod 1 When you use Multi-Shot, Titanstrike has a chance to discharge an electric current at your pets, causing an explosion of electricity that damage all enemies within 5 yards, causing Nature damage equal to ranged attack power multiplied by 2.
Titan's Thunder  1 Discharge a massive jolt of electricity from the Titanstrike into all of your pets and Dire Beasts, causing them to deal Nature Damage equal to 50% of Attack power to the target every second for 8 seconds. 
Unleash the Beast  3 Increase the damage bonus from Bestial Wrath by 2% to 6%, depending on rank. 
Wilderness Expert  3  Aspect of the Wild lasts an additional 1 to 3 seconds, depending on rank.
 
Thas'dorah, Legacy of the Windrunners - Marksmanship Spec - Bow

Acquisition quest: Marksman Chosen

Equip effect: Grants access to Windburst ability, dealing massive damage to a target and increasing allies movement speed in the arrow's path.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 2752 Damage (917.36 DPS)
  • 3.00 Speed
  • +511 Agility
  • +766 Stamina
  • +346 Critical Strike
  • +332 Mastery

Relic slots:

  • Wind Artifact
  • Blood Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
 Bullseye 1 Special attacks against a target with less than 20% heath grant a 3% critical strike buff for 6 seconds. This is a stackable effect. 
Call of the Hunter  1 Marked Shot has a chance to summon a regiment of fallen hunters to rain arrows down upon your foes. 
Called Shot  3 Multishot damage increased by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Critical Focus 1 Arcane Shot critical strike generate 5 additional Focus. 
 Deadly Aim 3 Aimed Shot critical strike damage increased by 5% to 15%, depending on rank.
 Gust of Wind 3 Reduce the cooldown of Bursting Shot by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
Healing Shell  3 While Aspect of the Turtle is active, heal for 12% to 40% of maximum health over 8 seconds, depending on rank. 
Legacy of the Windrunners  1  When you cast Aimed Shot, there is a chance for 6 extra Wind Arrows to coalesce and shoot at the target.
Mark of the Windrunner  1 Windburst now applies Vulnerability to the target. 
Marked for Death  3 Marked Shot increases Aimed Shot critical strike chance against the target by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 Precision 3 Increases the critical strike chance of Marked Shot by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Quick Shot  3 Reduce the cooldown of Trueshot by 10 to 30 seconds, depending on rank. 
Rapid Killing  1 While Trueshot is active, critical damage is increased by 50%. 
Survival of the Fittest  3 For 4 seconds after using Disengage, damage taken in reduced by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Wind Arrows 1 Increases the damage of Aimed Shot by 10%. 
Windburst  1 Focus the power of the Wind through your bow, dealing 1000% damage to the target and leave behind a trail of wind for 5 seconds, increasing the speed of any ally in the wind trail by 50%. 
 Windrunner's Guidance 3 Marked Shot damage increased by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 
Talonclaw - Survival Spec - Polearm

Acquisition quest: Survival Chosen

Equip effect: Grants the Fury of the Eagle ability, unleashing an unrelenting series of frontal spear strikes.

Stats:

  • Item Level 750
  • Binds on pickup
  • 2642 - 3963 (917.36 DPS)
  • 3.60 Speed
  • +511 Agility
  • +766 Stamina
  • +346 Critical Strike
  • +332 Mastery

Relic slots:

  • Wind Artifact
  • Iron Artifact

Artifact traits: 

Name Max Rank Description
 Ancient Power 1  Increases all damage done by 5%.
 Aspect of the Skylord 1 Aspect of the Eagle now also increases damage by 30% while active. 
Clipped Wings  3 Wing clip also reduces damage taken by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Eagle's Bite  1 Harpoon applies On the Trail, a unique damage over time effect that deals damage equal to 50% of Spell power over 12 seconds and is refreshed by autoattacks. 
Fluffy, Go  3 Increases the haste of your pet by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
Fury of the Eagle  1 Strikes all enemies in a cone, dealing damage to them. This ability is empowered by stacks of Mongoose Bite. 
 Hellcarver 3 Carve increases in damage by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
 Hunter's Bounty 3  Reduces the cooldown of Exhilaration by 5 to 15 seconds each time you kill successfully, depending on rank.
Hunter's Guile  1 Reduces the cooldown of traps by 20%. 
 Jagged Claws 3 Increases the Bleed Damage of Laceration by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
My Beloved Monster  3 Increases the critical strike chance of Flanking Strike by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Raptor's Cry  3 Increases the damage of Raptor Strike by 5% to 15%, depending on rank. 
 Sharpened Fang 3 Increases the damage of Mongoose Bite by 3% to 10%, depending on rank. 
Strength of the Mountain  3 Increases Physical damage by 2% to 6%, depending on rank. 
 Superior Trapper 1 Increases the size of traps by 10%. 
Talon Strike  1 Basic attacks have a chance to trigger Talon Strike, a flurry of two rapid blows. 
Terms of Engagement  1 Harpoon's Cooldown is reset when an enemy is killed. 

 

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 Mar. 24th 2016

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