Only Azeroth’s most seasoned veterans possess the fortitude to wield Artifacts of legend against the Burning Legion. Your myth-forged weapon grows in power as you do, and your choices will change its abilities and the way it looks, sounds, and feels in combat. Fashion your Artifact into the perfect instrument of battle, and guide your faction in its most desperate hour.
You have become one of the greatest Shaman in Azeroth, deserving of a weapon not only with power—but with a name.
Shaman have three distinct specializations: Elemental, Enhancement, and Restoration. Each brings with it a unique identity that is reflected within the Artifact weapon choices.
- The fury of storms runs through the veins of the Elemental Shaman, as it does through The Fist of Ra-Den. Only a true master of the elements can wield its power.
- Enhancement Shaman meld the power of the elements with their prowess in combat. For them, no weapon will suffice but one of legend: Doomhammer. In close combat, a master Shaman can draw out its true power.
- Restoration Shaman wield the Scepter of Azshara, a weapon of great healing and restoration. Theirs is the way of harmony with nature and purification—but when conflict arises, this weapon will prove a powerful ally.
Each Artifact is a symbol of the might of the Shaman that wields it. Names have power—learn those of these mythic weapons well, for they will be your constant companions against the deadliest foe you’ve faced yet.
Elemental - The Fist of Ra-Den
Aman'Thul the Highfather, leader of the titan Pantheon, entrusted his greatest servant, Highkeeper Ra, with this artifact, which could channel the fury of the storms. Ra used it to bestow life on the titan-forged mogu race, and he wielded it in battle against the Black Empire for years beyond counting. Later lost to Ra, the weapon was ultimately recovered by the August Celestial Xuen, who saw its immense and dangerous power, and chose to safeguard it until someone worthy could take up the weapon in a righteous cause once again.
Enhancement – Doomhammer
Forged in elemental lava on the orc homeworld of Draenor, this massive hammer is connected deeply with the elements, and its true power is only awakened in the hands of those who can speak to the elements in kind. The Doomhammer was long wielded by Orgrim Doomhammer, one of the greatest orc warriors of the Horde, and now rests with Thrall, one of the most powerful shaman Azeroth has ever known.
Restoration – Scepter of Azshara
A powerful scepter created by Queen Azshara long ago, before her transformation into a naga. The scepter swirls with waters from the Well of Eternity prior to its corruption, granting the scepter great magical and restorative powers. The Scepter of Azshara was lost during the War of the Ancients, shortly before Azshara and many of her followers were swallowed by the sea. Taken up by surviving night elves who knew nothing of the power it truly held, it was buried with an unknown priestess in a family tomb in Azsuna, waiting to be discovered by someone that could unlock its true potential.