|“Ten thousand years ago, as the seas engulfed Zin-Azshari, Queen Azshara forged a dark bargain with N’Zoth that transformed her loyal subjects into the sinister naga. Through millennia of brutal conquest, Azshara has built a new empire from the ruins of the old and now holds dominion over the depths that once threatened to claim her. Ever the gracious host, she has invited the Alliance and Horde alike into her Eternal Palace to witness her glorious ascension… and their ultimate demise”.|
The Azshara’s Eternal Palace Raid is the fourth Instance for the Battle for Azeroth Expansion that opened its gates to the Champions the previous week. There are eight bosses total with the Queen Azshara herself as the last one. The Raid is mostly linear, except for the second and third bosses, which can be done in any order:
1st Boss – Abyssal Commander Sivara;
2nd or 3rd Boss – Blackwater Behemoth;
2nd or 3rd Boss – Radiance of Azshara;
4th Boss – Lady Ashvane;
5th Boss – Orgozoa;
6th Boss – The Queen’s Court;
7th Boss – Za’qul;
8th Boss – Queen Azshara.
There are new Achievements to earn, new titles, and new Mounts and Battle Pets to obtain. We will talk about all these options in this review, but let us start with the unlock schedule, for this is the basic information.
Azshara’s Eternal Palace Raid Unlock Schedule
Normal and Heroic Difficulties have been released already;
- July 16 (US)/July 17 (EU) – Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Abyssal Commander Sivara, Blackwater Behemoth, Radiance of Azshara);
- July 30 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Lady Ashvane, Orgozoa, The Queen’s Court);
- August 13 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Za’qul, Queen Azshara).
All bosses have the same base item level loot, which is the following:
- 400 ILvl for the LFR difficulty;
- 415 ILvl for Normal;
- 430 ILvl for Heroic;
- 445 ILvl for Mythic.
We recall that every time you acquire an item, it has a small chance to increase its Item Level for 5 or even 10 points. Whenever an Item receives this bonus it gets the label Warforged. If the ILvl of a specific Item has increased to 15 level points or higher, the label becomes Titanforged. The maximum number for the Titanforged gear is 455 for the Mythic difficulty of the Azshara’s Eternal Palace Raid.
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Unfortunately, there are certain limitations to the Item Level system. Azerite Armor cannot Warforge and Titanforge and weapons cannot Titanforge.
Each class and specialization requires unique handling to the needed equipment sets. Special services, such as SimulationCraft or Raidbots, are very useful in these cases. They help you to provide a complete Character Simulation. If you are interested in such programs, read our full SimulationCraft overview.
As long as the complete Raid sets bonuses were removed from the game lately, the new weapon and gear items have got very interesting appearances and several unique visual effects, which reflect the style of the instance.
- Agility Polearm Shiver Venom Lance. This Item drops from the first boss Abyssal Commander Sivara;
- One-handed Agility Axe Diver’s Folly. Drops from the Blackwater Behemoth boss;
- One-handed Strength Axe Dream’s End. This axe is in the seventh boss Za’qul loot table;
- One-handed Intellect Mace Orgozoa’s Paralytic Barb. This mace drops from the fifth raid boss Orgozoa;
- Agility Crossbow Shiver Venom Crossbow. This Item drops from the first raid boss Abyssal Commander Sivara.
- Intellect Staff Anu-Azshara, Staff of the Eternal; Drops from the last boss – Queen Azshara.
Storm of the Eternal
Some armor pieces in the new Raid have a special effect – Storm of the Eternal on them. If you wear such a piece of gear, this effect will occur every 2 Minutes for 10 Seconds, giving you certain bonuses. All effects are based on the armor piece you wear. As a cool bonus, all of these effects across the raid will occur simultaneously! Here are the Items that have one of the possible Storm of the Eternal effects:
- Handguards of the Highest-Born – Cloth Gloves;
- Slippers of the Sorceress-Queen – Cloth Boots;
- Gloves of Incomparable Beauty – Leather Gloves;
- Beloved Monarch’s Waistwrap – Leather Waist;
- Cherished Empress’s Leggings – Mail Legs;
- Cherished Empress’s Leggings – Mail Boots;
- Eternity Keeper’s Greatbelt – Plate Waist;
- Tide Goddess’s Wargreaves – Plate Legs.
All of these Items drop from the Royal Cache – the Treasure Chest that appears after the Queen Azshara is defeated.
There aren’t any Class armor sets in the Battle for Azeroth unfortunately, so there are not any unique Class transmogrification sets as well. But every type of armor whether it is Cloth, Leather, Mail or Plate has its own Set that conveys the atmosphere of the Raid. New gear sets have naga theme, obviously, with fins and in underwater colors. Mythic sets have additional details and additional visual effects of course.
There is also a cool looking special plate Shoulder armor that drops from the seventh boss Za’qul. These shoulders have the appearance of Za’qul’s armor and are similar to other special transmogrification items like Tusks of Mannoroth from Siege of Orgrimmar or The First Satyr’s Spaulders from Emerald Nightmare. This Item drops on Mythic and Heroic difficulties only, so if you are eager to get them, visit our special marketplace spot, where you can find everyday Mythic and Heroic Raids. Choose the seller, suitable day, and time and get your Pauldrons of Za’qul! All the deals are absolutely safe! The seller will be paid only after you will confirm receipt of the needed loot.
There are brand new weapons in Azshara’s Eternal Palace Raid with sometimes unique effects such as additional healing or damage increasing. Each specialization has at least two weapon choices, just like it was in the Battle of Dazar’alor Raid. Here we will list all the weapon units with primal stats and the names of the Bosses, which present you these Items.
BoE Trash Drops
The system of Bound When Equipped (BoE) Items in the new raid is quite similar to the one, existed in previous instances of this Expansion. There are two BoE drops for each type of armor – wrists and gloves, and a cloak with a prior stat that generates according to the class and specialization. The BoE Items may be Warforged and Titanforged like any other armor piece. The Item Level of BoE gear depends on the difficulty of the Raid:
- Raid Finder: 400+
- Normal: 415+
- Heroic: 430+
- Mythic: 445+
This is the complete list of BoE Items for the Azshara’s Eternal Palace Raid:
Handwraps of Unhindered Resonance – Hands (Haste, Mastery);
Cuffs of Soothing Currents – Wrist (Critical Strike, Haste);
Brineweaver Guardian’s Gloves – Hands (Critical Strike, Haste);
Skulker’s Blackwater Bands – Wrist (Haste, Versatility);
Deepcrawler’s Handguards – Hands (Critical Strike, Haste);
Abyssal Bubbler’s Bracers – Wrist (Critical Strike, Haste);
Gauntlets of Crashing Tides – Hands (Critical Strike, Haste);
Brutish Myrmidon’s Vambraces – Wrist (Critical Strike, Haste);
Cloak of Blessed Depths – (Haste, Versatility).
Appropriate gear appears to be one, if not the most, important part of asuccessful Character. Everyone knows that only good gear may provide good playing. We recommend using the SimulationCraft or the Raidbots programs to determine the stats weight which is, by the way, a very important step in their character’s rising if they want to choose the best possible pieces of equipment for their current Character specialization. Let us have a closer look at the major gear parts for each type of armor, excluding the Azerite armor items.
|Bindings of the Herald||Intellect, Haste, Vers||Wrist:||Za’qul|
|Sea Sculptor’s Cuffs||Int, Vers, Mastery||Wrist||Radiance of Azshara|
|Gloves of Unshackled Arcana||Int, Haste, Mastery||Hands||Radiance of Azshara|
|Handguards of the Highest-Born||Int, Crit, Mastery||Hands||Queen Azshara|
|Belt of Blind Devotion||Int, Haste, Vers||Waist||Radiance of Azshara|
|Cephalopod’s Sash||Int, Crit, Haste||Waist||Orgozoa|
|Priscilla’s Fishnets||Int, Haste, Mastery||Legs||Lady Ashvane|
|Seawrath Legwraps||Int, Crit, Mastery||Legs||Abyssal Commander Sivara|
|Eelskin Flippers||Int, Crit, Versatility||Feet||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Slippers of the Sorceress-Queen||Int, Crit, Mastery||Feet||Queen Azshara|
|Cultured Pearl Armbands||Agi/Int, Crit, Mastery||Wrist||Lady Ashvane|
|Tideblood Bracers||Agi/Int, Crit, Haste||Wrist||Abyssal Commander Sivara|
|Anglerfish Feelers||Agi/Int, Haste, Vers||Hands||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Gloves of Incomparable Beauty||Agi/Int, Haste, Mast||Hands||Queen Azshara|
|Ship Swallower’s Belt||Agi/Int, Vers, Mast||Waist||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Beloved Monarch’s Waistwrap||Agi/Int, Crit, Mastery||Waist||Queen Azshara|
|Leggings of the Stormborn||Agi/Int, Crit, Vers||Legs||Radiance of Azshara|
|Formcrafter’s Pants||Agi/Int, Crit, Mastery||Legs||Orgozoa|
|Ancient Tempest Striders||Agi/Int, Haste, Mast||Feet||Radiance of Azshara|
|Ardent Worshipper’s Boots||Agi/Int, Crit, Vers||Feet||The Queen’s Court|
|Arcanamental Bindings||Agi/Int, Crit, Mastery||Wrist||Radiance of Azshara|
|Shackles of Dissonance||Agi/Int, Haste, Mast||Wrist||Za’qul|
|Grips of the Scaled Arcanist||Agi/Int, Haste, Vers||Hands||Radiance of Azshara|
|Hands of the Fanatic||Agi/Int, Crit, Haste||Hands||The Queen’s Court|
|Tanglekelp Waistwrap||Agi/Int, Crit, Haste||Waist||Lady Ashvane|
|Wavespine Clutch||Agi/Int, Haste, Mast||Waist||Abyssal Commander Sivara|
|Pelagos Predator’s Legguards||Agi/Int, Haste, Vers||Legs||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Cherished Empress’s Leggings||Agi/Int, Vers, Mast||Legs||Queen Azshara|
|Slipstreamer’s Saltwalkers||Agi/Int, Crit, Vers||Feet||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Vethan’s Icewalkers||Agi/Int, Crit, Mastery||Feet||Queen Azshara|
|Palace Sentinel Vambraces||Str/Int, Crit, Haste||Wrist||Abyssal Commander Sivara|
|Naga Executor’s Armguards||Str/Int, Vers, Mastery||Wrist||Radiance of Azshara|
|Gauntlets of Overflowing Chill||Str/Int, Haste, Mast||Hands||Abyssal Commander Sivara|
|Undercove Crushers||Str/Int, Vers, Mastery||Hands||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Storm-Tempered Girdle||Str/Int, Haste, Mast||Waist||Radiance of Azshara|
|Eternity Keeper’s Greatbelt||Str/Int, Crit, Mastery||Waist||Queen Azshara|
|Fleetwrecker’s Greaves||Str/Int, Crit, Vers||Legs||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Tide Goddess’s Wargreaves||Str/Int, Vers, Mastery||Legs||Queen Azshara|
|Sabatons of the Stalwart||Str/Int, Haste, Vers||Feet||Abyssal Commander Sivara|
|Coralshell Warboots||Str/Int, Crit, Haste||Feet||Lady Ashvane|
|Cloak of Ill Tidings||Mastery, Critical Strike||Cloak||Za’qul|
|Drape of the Hatcher||Critical Strike, Haste||Cloak||Orgozoa|
|Boralus Noble’s Seal||Mastery, Haste||Ring||Lady Ashvane|
|Ring of the Highborne Courtier||Critical Strike, Mastery||Ring||The Queen’s Court|
|Cursed Lover’s Ring||Haste, Versatility||Ring||Queen Azshara|
|Azshara’s Font of Power||All||Queen Azshara|
|Ashvane’s Razor Coral||Strength & Agility||Lady Ashvane|
|Dribbling Inkpod||Strength & Agility||Orgozoa|
|Edicts of the Faithless||Strength & Agility||The Queen’s Court|
|Phial of the Arcane Tempest||Strength & Agility||Radiance of Azshara|
|Vision of Demise||Strength & Agility||Za’qul|
|Za’qul’s Portal Key||Intellect||Za’qul|
|Aquipotent Nautilus||Intellect||Lady Ashvane|
|Chain of Suffering||Tank||Za’qul|
|Bloodthirsty Urchin||Tank||Lady Ashvane|
|Luminous Jellyweed||Healer||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Zoatroid Egg Sac||Healer||Orgozoa|
|Deferred Sentence||Healer||The Queen’s Court|
|Shiver Venom Relic||Intellect DPS||Abyssal Commander Sivara|
|Leviathan’s Lure||Intellect DPS||Blackwater Behemoth|
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Azshara’s Eternal Palace Azerite Armor
The Azerite Traits have a huge influence on gameplay in this Expansion; they deal damage, heal, they give additional characteristics; change the basic principles of class abilities, etc. Considering this, Azerite armor is, probably, the most interesting loot in this new Raid. Helms, Shoulders, and Chests are able to interact with your Heart of Azeroth, granting you Azerite Powers. In addition, the 5th ring on Azerite Armor has appeared in Season 2. This ring always contains 2 spec-specific traits and is placed outside of the previous 4 rings.
Every armor type has 7 total pieces of Azerite Armor in the Raid. Each boss will drop one piece of Azerite Armor for each class, except for Queen Azshara. This is the full list of Azerite Armor Items:
Azshara’s Eternal Palace Azerite Traits
Azerite Armor that comes from Azshara’s Eternal Palace will come with one of three unique zone-traits.
Azshara’s Eternal Palace Raid Essences
Essences – are new Heart of Azeroth slot system that works similar to Glyphs. A Player has 1 major slot and 2 minor slots. A Major slot provides a powerful active ability and Minor – passive effect. Essence socketed in a big golden socket slot apply both Major and Minor bonuses, while two small sockets only apply the minor ones.
Essences, just like gear items, have a variety of different quality ranks, and as you get a higher ranked essence, it is not necessarily a straight damage boost. It may provide more stats, additional charges or utility elements.
Unlike artifact traits from Legion Expansion, essences are more role-focused – they are meant for Tanks, Healers, and Damage Dealers. Some of them work only for a specific role. If you want to know more about new essences, welcome to our Heart of Azeroth – WoW Patch 8.2 Changes review.
Defeating one of the three Queen Azshara-related encounters will award you with a number of Aqueous Reliquary, which can be combined to create a Heart of Azeroth Essence. These bosses are:
The number of Aqueous Reliquary dropped will depend on the difficulty of the bosses killed:
- LFR – 1;
- Normal – 3;
- Heroic – 6;
- Mythic – 12.
You need 9 Aqueous Reliquary to create the Rank 1 Version of the Essence, 18 Aqueous Reliquary to create Rank 2, and about 36 Aqueous Reliquary to create Rank 3. The Essence that Aqueous Reliquary will create is based on your loot specialization.