Truthguard is one of the artifacts used by protection paladins in World of Warcraft: Legion. Equipping it will automatically place  [Oathseeker] in your main hand.

Its hidden trait, [The Light Reveals], can show certain NPCs as being demons in disguise.


This item is a quest reward from N Paladin [10-45] Shrine of the Truthguard.


The titanic watchers Tyr and Archaedas created this shield when their comrade, Loken, fell to corruption. They gave Truthguard to a vrykul champion who used it to expose Loken's treachery. When Tyr and his allies later stole the Discs of Norgannon and fled, the champion stayed behind and held off many of Loken's servants. A desperate Loken sent horrific monsters after Tyr, who fell in combat. In time the vrykul champion migrated to Stormheim in the Broken Isles, where the shield was eventually entombed in the Path of Kings.[1]


See Libram of Ancient Kings

Artifact traits

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Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Bastion of Truth] 4 Forbearant Faithful; Light of the Titans; Unflinching Defense
[Bulwark of Order] 1 Resolve of Truth
[Consecration in Flame] 4 Hammer Time; Painful Truths; Tyr's Enforcer
[Eye of Tyr] 1 Truthguard's Light
[Faith's Armor] 4 Righteous Crusader; Sacrifice of the Just; Truthguard's Light
[Forbearant Faithful] 1 Bastion of Truth; Stern Judgment
[Hammer Time] 4 Consecration in Flame; Righteous Crusader; Stern Judgment; Unflinching Defense
[Light of the Titans] 1 Bastion of Truth
[Painful Truths] 1 Consecration in Flame; Resolve of Truth
[Resolve of Truth] 4 Bulwark of Order; Painful Truths; Righteous Crusader
[Righteous Crusader] 4 Faith's Armor; Hammer Time; Resolve of Truth
[Sacrifice of the Just] 1 Faith's Armor; Scatter the Shadows
[Scatter the Shadows] 4 Sacrifice of the Just; Truthguard's Light; Unflinching Defense
[Stern Judgment] 4 Forbearant Faithful; Hammer Time; Tyr's Enforcer
[Truthguard's Light] 1 Eye of Tyr; Faith's Armor; Scatter the Shadows
[Tyr's Enforcer] 1 Consecration in Flame; Stern Judgment
[Unflinching Defense] 4 Bastion of Truth; Hammer Time; Scatter the Shadows
[Unrelenting Light] 1 None

Hidden trait: [The Light Reveals]


Ability Ranks
[Bulwark of the Silver Hand] 1
[Holy Aegis] 4
[Defender of Truth] 1
[Blessed Stalwart] 1
[Concordance of the Legionfall] 50


Inv shield 1h artifactnorgannon d 01.pngInv sword 1h artifactnorgannon 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 Paladin [10-45] The Codex of Command

Inv shield 1h artifactnorgannon d 02.pngInv sword 1h artifactnorgannon d 02.png Upgraded: Light of the Titans

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

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Complete the paladin 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 artifactnorgannon d 06.pngInv mace 1h artifactnorgannon d 06.png Valorous: Divine Protector

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 artifactnorgannon d 03.pngInv sword 1h artifactnorgannon d 03.png War-torn: Dark Keeper's Ward

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 artifactnorgannon d 04.pngInv mace 1h artifactnorgannon d 04.png Challenging: Crest of Holy Fire

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

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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 artifactnorgannon d 05.pngInv mace 1h artifactnorgannon d 05.png Hidden: Vindicator's Bulwark

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

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Acquire  [Spark of the Fallen Exarch] 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

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-08-29): Protection Paladins who obtained Truthguard without receiving credit for taking the hippogryph to Stormheim should now receive credit for doing so when they re-enter the "Shrine of the Truthguard" scenario.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.


  1. ^ Legion: Paladin Artifact Review (2015-10-23). Retrieved on 2015-11-10.

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