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An arkonite crystal in the Tomb of Lights, Auchindoun.

An arkonite defense crystal in Azuremyst Isle.

Arkonite is a crystal-like material. It was created by Exarch Hataaru of the draenei Artificers after his arrival on Draenor. Harnessing the planet's raw materials, he created these purple crystals as a potent source of arcane energy.[1]

Arkonite Crystals are used to power everyday items in draenei society.[2] They power arcane devices and light sources,[1][3] and they can also be used to channel magics.[4] Arkonite can also be used as defense crystals by the draenei.[5][6] When the Old Horde almost wiped out the draenei from Draenor, Velen ordered his artificers to reinforce Telredor's defenses. The draenei smiths constructed a network of arkonite crystals that shrouded the temple's presence from the Horde.[7]

The draenei of Azuremyst Isle were eventually able to build back up their own arkonite defense crystals during the third invasion.[8]

On alternate Draenor

Most of the arkonite produced by the draenei is supplied to Shattrath City and Auchindoun.[9] They are also used to power town shields, including at Telaar.[10]

Arkonite Pylons are used to generate power for the tombs outside Auchindoun, and they are sometimes repurposed to power surrounding small towns in emergencies.[11]

Tainted Arkonite Crystals can also be found at the harbor of Shattrath City. Interacting with them gives players the Arkonite Empowerment debuff, which can be then used to gain the  [Charged Up] achievement.

An important source of arkonite is the Jorune Mine in Talador.[9] It is also mined from below the mountains of Tanaan Jungle.[12]

Arkonite crystals were used by the draenei in Karabor during the Defense of Karabor.

Notes

Speculation

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • Because of the similarities between the two minerals and how they were used, Hataaru's creation of arkonite was most likely an attempt to reproduce argunite.
  • Since it powers up Auchindoun's defenses, the Heart of Auchindoun is presumably arkonite.

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