Blizzard Previews the Heart of Azeroth that Players Will Receive When BfA Launches
The centerpiece of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the Heart of Azeroth necklace that players will receive almost immediately after the expansion launches. They will receive the necklace after assisting Magni Bronzebeard with the healing of Azeroth herself. Players will be able to empower it with Azerite to "awaken" four other armor pieces that can be equipped and that provide (mostly) passive bonuses to player power.
The Heart of Azeroth will allow you to siphon the power of Azerite as you continue to heal of the planet, and once it’s empowered, it will level alongside you. As this Artifact increases in power, so too do its stats. It will also help you empower special helms, chest pieces, and shoulder pieces.
Each piece of Azerite-empowered armor has anywhere from three to four rings of Azerite traits available to unlock as you level up your Heart of Azeroth. As it increases in power, you’ll unlock more rings on your Azerite-empowered items. You can—and should—equip Azerite-empowered armor pieces in all three of the available slots, and you can view and change their associated powers by using Shift Right Click to open the interface.
Azerite empowered armor pieces can be found while questing, raiding or even in PvP. Each item will have an iLevel attached to it and players, if they love the pieces bonuses, can chase down the same piece, but at a higher iLevel.
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