For other uses, see Apocalypse (disambiguation).

Apocalypse is the artifact used by unholy death knights in World of Warcraft: Legion.


This item is a quest reward from N Death knight [10-45] The Dark Riders.


Vampiric demons known as nathrezim forged this ancient sword, which brings with it violence, plagues, and death. Apocalypse soon earned a horrific reputation in the hands of a Tirisgarde mage who couldn't control its destructive energies. In time the sword was seized by the malevolent Dark Riders: servants of Medivh, the corrupted Guardian of Tirisfal. They hid the blade in the catacombs under his home, the tower of Karazhan.[1]

Artifact traits

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Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Apocalypse] 1 Feast of Souls
[Armies of the Damned] 1 Plaguebearer; Scourge the Unbeliever
[Deadliest Coil] 4 Gravitational Pull; Unholy Endurance
[Deadly Durability] 4 Double Doom; Gravitational Pull; Plaguebearer
[Double Doom] 1 Deadly Durability
[Eternal Agony] 4 Feast of Souls; Scourge the Unbeliever; The Darkest Crusade
[Feast of Souls] 1 Apocalypse; Eternal Agony; Rotten Touch
[Fleshsearer] 1 None
[Gravitational Pull] 1 Deadliest Coil; Deadly Durability
[Plaguebearer] 4 Armies of the Damned; Deadly Durability; Rotten Touch
[Portal to the Underworld] 1 Runic Tattoos; The Darkest Crusade
[Rotten Touch] 4 Feast of Souls; Plaguebearer; Runic Tattoos
[Runic Tattoos] 4 Portal to the Underworld; Rotten Touch; Scourge of Worlds
[Scourge of Worlds] 1 Runic Tatoos; The Darkest Crusade
[Scourge the Unbeliever] 4 Armies of the Damned; Eternal Agony; Unholy Endurance
[The Darkest Crusade] 4 Eternal Agony; Portal to the Underworld; Scourge of Worlds
[The Shambler] 1 Unholy Endurance
[Unholy Endurance] 4 Deadliest Coil; Scourge the Unbeliever; The Shambler


Ability Ranks
[Cunning of the Ebon Blade] 1
[Lash of Shadows] 4
[Death's Harbinger] 1
[Black Claws] 1
[Concordance of the Legionfall] 50


Inv sword 2h artifactsoulrend d 01.png Classic

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Classic]

This is the default appearance Recover one of the Pillars of Creation Recover  [Light's Heart]
N [10-45] Light's Charge
Complete the first major Campaign effort with your order
N [10-45] A Personal Request

Inv sword 2h artifactsoulrend d 04.png Upgraded: Unholy War

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

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Complete the death knight Order Campaign
 [Forged for Battle]
Unlock every artifact trait
 [Power Realized]
Research the full history of the artifact
 [Part of History]
Obtain eight rare archeological finds
 [This Side Up]

Inv sword 2h artifactsoulrend d 03.png Valorous: Herald of Pestilence

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Valorous]

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Complete the Balance of Power questline
 [Improving on History]
Kill eight world bosses
 [Unleashed Monstrosities]
Complete a Mythic Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone
 [Keystone Master]
Earn the achievement  [Glory of the Legion Hero]

Inv sword 2h artifactsoulrend d 02.png War-torn: Faminebearer

Achievement: Alliance  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]/Horde  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]

Participate in Player vs. Player combat and reach  [Honor Level 10] Reach  [Honor Level 30] Reach  [Honor Level 50] Reach  [Honor Level 80]

Inv sword 2h artifactsoulrend d 06.png Challenging: Death's Deliverance

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

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Complete the Imp Mother Challenge questline Defeat Heroic Kiljaeden after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Win 10 rated battlegrounds after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Defeat all Legion dungeon bosses after unlocking a challenge artifact appearance

Inv sword 2h artifactsoulrend d 05.png Hidden: Bone Reaper

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

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Acquire  [The Bonereaper's Hook] Complete 30 Legion dungeons after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Complete 200 World Quests after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Kill 1,000 enemy players after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance



Patch changes


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2015-10-23. Legion: Death Knight Artifact Reveal. Retrieved on 2015-11-08.

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