For the quest item, see  [Heart of Fury].

Heart of fury at Ata'mal Terrace.

The Heart of Fury is the red shard of the ata'mal crystal. When possessed by an individual, it accentuates the individual's aggressiveness and strength.[1]


Rise of the Horde

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Velen, the draenei prophet, originally possessed the Heart of Fury. When he was captured by Durotan, the crystal was taken from him, along with the Brilliant Star. Ner'zhul's wish was to see Durotan's prisoners, for Velen was not alone when he was taken. Unfortunately for Ner'zhul, Durotan arbitrarily set the prophet free, but not before taking the two ata'mal crystals from him. The Heart was then utilized against the draenei by the Horde in their genocidal onslaught. The crystal was passed amongst the orc clans at each new moon, even coming to Durotan's hands for the orcs' attack on Telmor. It now lies within the possession of the fel orcs in Shadowmoon Valley.

World of Warcraft

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At one point, the Heart of Fury ended in possession of the Shadowmoon fel orcs at the Ata'mal Terrace in Shadowmoon Valley, its presence clouded with dark magic to keep it from the Sha'tar. Akama, leader of the Ashtongue Deathsworn who served Illidan, sent adventurers on a quest to retrieve it. Akama then placed it into the  [Medallion of Karabor], and instructed the adventurer to take it to the naaru A'dal in Shattrath City for safety.[2] When the Sha'tar forces finally assaulted the Black Temple, the naaru Xi'ri returned the Medallion to the adventurer, allowing them to enter the Black Temple.[3]