Activating the Heart Forge was MOTHER's idea; she detected that Azeroth was still dying, and that something needed to be done to further help her. After some calculations, MOTHER concluded that infusing the Heart of Azeroth with magical essences would fortify it and, in turn, the planet herself.
Unlocking the Heart Forge
In order to unlock the Heart Forge and gain access to the essence system, you need to complete a series of requirements:
- Unlock in Kul Tiras and Zandalar. This is done by completing / or, for alt characters, /.
- Complete the Nazjatar intro to open up Mezzamere/ Newhome. The Nazjatar intro begins with (or, optionally, /) and ends with .
- Accept from Magni Bronzebeard in Mezzamere or Newhome. This begins the Heart Forge unlock questline; the forge is unlocked several quests later, in .
With the Heart Forge unlocked, you can either interact with the Heart Forge or right-click on the to view the essence interface. It contains slots that can be activated at the Heart Forge after reaching certain Heart of Azeroth levels. Note that immediately raises your Heart of Azeroth level to 50, allowing use of the major slot right away.
|Major Slot||35||Allows the use of an essence's major and minor powers.|
|Perseverence||53||Increases stamina by 3%.|
|Minor Slot||55||Allows the use of an essence's minor power.|
|Perseverence||57||Increases stamina by 3%.|
|Perseverence||62||Increases stamina by 3%.|
|Minor Slot||65||Allows the use of an essence's minor power.|
|Perseverence||67||Increases stamina by 3%.|
|Perseverence||71||Increases stamina by 3%.|
|Minor Slot||75||Allows the use of an essence's minor power.|
|Perseverence||80||Increases stamina by 3%.|
- During the patch 8.3.0 PTR, a second forge was located within Ny'alotha, the Waking City for testing purposes. This forge used the Altar of the Eternal Hunt model.
- Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Added one new minor slot and three stamina increase slots.
- Patch 8.2.0 (2019-06-25): Added.