The Scale of the Earth-Warder is one of the artifacts used by protection warriors in World of Warcraft: Legion. Equipping it will automatically place  [Scaleshard] in your main hand.


This item is a quest reward from N Warrior [10-45] Legacy of the Icebreaker.


An impenetrable shield crafted from a scale of the black Dragon Aspect, Neltharion the Earth-Warder, before the Old Gods' corruption overcame him. The formidable vrykul king Magnar Icebreaker carried this shield into combat and won victory after victory in the face of grim odds. When he finally fell in battle, it was due to treachery by servants of the Val'kyr Helya. The shield is now entombed with King Magnar's body in the Path of Kings in Stormheim.[1]

Artifact traits

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Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Dragon Scales] 1 Dragon Skin; Reflective Plating
[Dragon Skin] 4 Dragon Scales; Intolerance; Thunder Crash
[Intolerance] 4 Dragon Skin; Shatter the Bones; Thunder Crash; Wall of Steel
[Leaping Giants] 4 Scales of the Earth; Wall of Steel
[Might of the Vrykul] 1 Rumbling Voice
[Neltharion's Fury] 1 Strength of the Earth Aspect
[Rage of the Fallen] 4 Strength of the Earth Aspect; Vrykul Shield Training
[Reflective Plating] 1 Dragon Scales; Dragon Skin; Thunder Crash
[Rumbling Voice] 1 Might of the Vrykul; Toughness; Will to Survive
[Scales of the Earth] 1 Leaping Giants
[Shatter the Bones] 4 Intolerance; Strength of the Earth Aspect
[Strength of the Earth Aspect] 1 Neltharion's Fury; Rage of the Fallen; Shatter the Bones
[Thunder Crash] 4 Dragon Skin; Intolerance; Reflective Plating
[Toughness] 4 Rumbling Voice; Vrykul Shield Training; Will to Survive
[Unbreakable Bulwark] 1 None
[Vrykul Shield Training] 4 Rage of the Fallen; Toughness; Wall of Steel; Will to Survive
[Wall of Steel] 1 Intolerance; Leaping Giants; Vrykul Shield Training
[Will to Survive] 4 Rumbling Voice; Toughness; Vrykul Shield Training

Hidden trait: Unknown


Ability Ranks
[Protection of the Valarjar] 1
[Bastion of the Aspects] 4
[Gleaming Scales] 1
[Neltharion's Thunder] 1
[Concordance of the Legionfall] 50


Inv shield 1h artifactmagnar d 01.pngInv sword 1h artifactmagnar d 01.png Classic

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Classic]

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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 Warrior [10-45] Jorhuttam

Inv shield 1h artifactmagnar d 02.pngInv sword 1h artifactmagnar d 02.png Upgraded: Arm of the Fallen King

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

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Complete the warrior 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 shield 1h artifactmagnar d 03.pngInv axe 1h artifactmagnar d 03.png Valorous: Unbroken Stand

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 shield 1h artifactmagnar d 04.pngInv sword 1h artifactmagnar d 04.png War-torn: Deathguard's Gaze

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

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

Inv shield 1h artifactmagnar d 06.pngInv mace 1h artifactmagnar d 06.png Challenging: Legionbreaker

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

Complete the The Highlord's Return 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 shield 1h artifactmagnar d 05.pngInv mace 1h artifactmagnar d 05.png Hidden: Last Breath of the Worldbreaker

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

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Acquire  [Burning Plate of the Worldbreaker] 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

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Stats, item level and level requirement modified due to level squish.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.


  1. ^ Legion: Warrior Artifact Reveal (2015-10-23). Retrieved on 2015-11-20.

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