Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

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Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Squisheii Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:57 am

Every specialization's Artifact weapon has an appearance that must be unlocked through a different method. This method usually has no breadcrumbs and have a variable difficulty range. As mages have three specs, there are three different Hidden Artifact skins to unlock.

The Fire and Frost Artifact skins have been found and the steps to receive the item are relatively well known, but the Arcane Artifact skin has proved elusive as it's probably the hardest Artifact skin to get in the game.

For other classes Artifact skins: Check this post on the Official Forums.


Arcane: Woolomancer's Charge

This skin requires Artifact Knowledge 6. Step 1 does not have any Artifact Knowledge cap.

1. There is one mob in each zone that when Polymorphed, will result in an emote from a Volatile Sheep that says "..."

The mob that you Polymorph in each zone is:
  • Plains Runehorn Calf - North West of Talon Rest, Stormheim
  • Cliffwing Hippogryph - West of Felblaze Ingress, Azsuna
  • Wild Dreamrunner - Around Lorathil, Val'sharah
  • Heartwood Doe - Crimson Thicket, Suramar
  • Highpeak Goat - North of Ironhorn Enclave, Highmountain
You will be able to track your progress with the following hidden quests. Credit to Phurox and Ataxus who helped to find all these on the beta.

2. Walking into your class hall has a daily chance to start the next part of the hunt via the following quest https://legion.wowhead.com/quest=43828/ ... daily-roll. See below for details on how the Daily Roll system works.

As of 9/30 there are reports that relogging resets that daily roll and allows you to try again. This was quickly hotfixed for Prot Warriors.

3. When the roll is a success, you will get an emote from Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf and a https://www.wowhead.com/npc=111107/volatile-sheep NPC will be following you around. Click the sheep until it explodes.

4. Search around the Runewood, Stormheim for the https://www.wowhead.com/npc=111691/extr ... heim-sheep. Right click the sheep until it explodes.

5. Go to the Tower of Azora in Elwynn Forest. There is a short event located here.

The Discord server Order of the Shepherd did a great job working together to find this skin.

Fire: Stars' Design

This skin requires Artifact Knowledge 5 or higher.

This skin will drop from mobs in Suramar. There have been report of it dropping from other zones on beta, but they are not confirmed. On live, players have been farming spiders in Falanaar for the drop.

Credit to Cypter for the Reddit Post identifying the Artifact Knowledge required.

Frost: Frostfire Remembrance

This event requires the Tier 2 Teleportation Nexus choice in the Tech Tree and Artifact Knowledge 4 or higher.

Assuming you have the Teleportation Nexus, once per day, you may "roll the dice" to try to receive the Artifact skin. To trigger the roll, you must cross the bottom of the stairs in the class hall (on the left or right sides). If the roll results in a success, there will be an emote in the chat log:
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Click on any of the portals and you will teleported to Frostfire Ridge and may collect the Artifact Skin.

If the roll results in a failure, there will be no confirmation that you actually made a roll. If you would like to determine if you crossed the line, you may a script to check if you've completed this quest.

Note that this only determines if you've made the roll today. A "Yes" means you've made the roll, and if you do not see an emote, that means the roll resulted in a failure. A "No" means you haven't made the roll, and you should move to the bottom of the steps to trigger it.

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If you need a script to check quest completion, use the following. Replace 44384 with the Quest's ID.

Code: Select all

/run for k, v in pairs({ QuestCompleted = 44384}) do print(format("%s: %s", k, IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(v) and "\124cff00ff00Yes\124r" or "\124cffff0000No\124r")) end
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Bottles Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:59 am

There is a dragon nest littered with dead sheep just north of Aggramar's Vault in Stormheim. I can't help but think this is somehow connected.

Things that I tried after polymorphing the individual mobs in each zone and completing the sheep daily roll.

-Polymorphing goats and critters on top of the nest.
-Having storm dragons breath on top of said polymorphed goats and critters.
-Dying on top of the nest to see if there was anything there when dead.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby sephkun Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:12 pm

For the frost mage artificact, does it matter which set of steps it is? There are the narrow winding steps as well as the larger ones.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Ataraxey Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:32 am

Has ANYONE found the Fire hidden appearance in live yet?

I've killed at least 200 Duskwatch Battlemasters and 100 or so Thicket Hunters but no luck. Also killed every rare, seems like we're missing something.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby gakkiz Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:26 pm

[*]https://legion.wowhead.com/quest=43828/ ... daily-roll is a quest similar to the Frost Artifact (see below for details on how it works). This roll triggers once per day when teleporting into the class hall. We don't know what the "success" is; for all we know someone could have rolled a "success" and not completed the follow up. Because it triggers when entering the Class Hall, we think it's likely that it will occur in the Class Hall.[/code]
I checked the completion of this quest for a few days after entering the class hall and it got never completed. Did they change it from beta to live? Does it get completed for anyone?
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby MagusMaximus Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:49 am

I've crossed every set of steps in the class hall in an attempt for the Frost hidden appearance, and the quest is still remaining as not completed when I run the check script for it in-game.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Squisheii Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:37 pm

For some hidden artifacts, their procs won't trigger until certain conditions are met. For druids, they have to complete the intro Suramar storyline (last I checked), for others the Class Campaign has to be finished. I was unaware of any with the mage one, but unless the entire method has changed, there appears to be some gate on it.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby MagusMaximus Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:58 pm

For some hidden artifacts, their procs won't trigger until certain conditions are met. For druids, they have to complete the intro Suramar storyline (last I checked), for others the Class Campaign has to be finished. I was unaware of any with the mage one, but unless the entire method has changed, there appears to be some gate on it.
That makes sense; I will keep trying and see if I can roughly determine when the condition is met.
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Unread postby andy Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:17 am

For some hidden artifacts, their procs won't trigger until certain conditions are met. For druids, they have to complete the intro Suramar storyline (last I checked), for others the Class Campaign has to be finished. I was unaware of any with the mage one, but unless the entire method has changed, there appears to be some gate on it.
That makes sense; I will keep trying and see if I can roughly determine when the condition is met.
I just completed my mage class campaign and the quest trigger still isn't working. Hidden daily roll quest remains uncompleted.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Forminasage Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:36 pm

With regards to the 5 polymorphed creatures - could they be act as a sort of keypad for a password, with the order in which you polymorph them mattering? Has anyone whose tried polymorphing them had a response other than "..."?
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby andy Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:07 pm

Has anyone gotten http://www.wowhead.com/item=139559/the-stars-design" target="_blank to drop yet on live? Any additional information would be nice to determine if there's some kind of prerequisite to getting it.

Also, the server restarts on 9/6 didn't seem to fix anything with the hidden frost artifact's "daily portal roll" quest. It's still not working, unless they've added a requirement for it to even roll.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby gakkiz Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:14 pm

i finished the campaign and nothing changed for me regarding the daily sheep roll
i have the suspicion that you need a certain level of artifact reasearch to unlock some - if not all of the hidden mage artifacts. the additional lore text you can read in the book might hint at the appearances

if anyone knows something about the artifact reasearch notes from beta, or even has them written down it would be great to share
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Unread postby andy Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:39 pm

i finished the campaign and nothing changed for me regarding the daily sheep roll
i have the suspicion that you need a certain level of artifact reasearch to unlock some - if not all of the hidden mage artifacts. the additional lore text you can read in the book might hint at the appearances

if anyone knows something about the artifact reasearch notes from beta, or even has them written down it would be great to share
That's actually a great point. Artifact research work orders on the beta were only 12 hours per level for a long time, so we all gained artifact knowledge extremely quickly. This could very easily explain why the daily portal roll isn't working, too.

Edit: Managed to get my beta client working again (servers are still up). While this doesn't say anything about the level not being a factor, the first six pages don't really say anything that would point at Draenor, frostfire/fire, or elements.

Part 1: http://puu.sh/r1SN5/376f4ac59e.jpg" target="_blank
Part 2: http://puu.sh/r1SPO/1739a886ff.jpg" target="_blank
Part 3: http://puu.sh/r1SQA/0b182eb1e2.jpg" target="_blank
Part 4: http://puu.sh/r1SQU/d1db044a32.jpg" target="_blank
Part 5: http://puu.sh/r1SRF/667f7ee096.jpg" target="_blank
Part 6: http://puu.sh/r1SRX/6e1caf1a67.jpg" target="_blank
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby gakkiz Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:00 pm

i finished the campaign and nothing changed for me regarding the daily sheep roll
i have the suspicion that you need a certain level of artifact reasearch to unlock some - if not all of the hidden mage artifacts. the additional lore text you can read in the book might hint at the appearances

if anyone knows something about the artifact reasearch notes from beta, or even has them written down it would be great to share
That's actually a great point. Artifact research work orders on the beta were only 12 hours per level for a long time, so we all gained artifact knowledge extremely quickly. This could very easily explain why the daily portal roll isn't working, too.

Edit: Managed to get my beta client working again (servers are still up). While this doesn't say anything about the level not being a factor, the first six pages don't really say anything that would point at Draenor, frostfire/fire, or elements.

Part 1: http://puu.sh/r1SN5/376f4ac59e.jpg" target="_blank
Part 2: http://puu.sh/r1SPO/1739a886ff.jpg" target="_blank
Part 3: http://puu.sh/r1SQA/0b182eb1e2.jpg" target="_blank
Part 4: http://puu.sh/r1SQU/d1db044a32.jpg" target="_blank
Part 5: http://puu.sh/r1SRF/667f7ee096.jpg" target="_blank
Part 6: http://puu.sh/r1SRX/6e1caf1a67.jpg" target="_blank
thank you for uploading! you are right, it does not say anything about the frost appearance. what about the fire and arcane one? could you also copy those descriptions
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby andy Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:20 pm

i finished the campaign and nothing changed for me regarding the daily sheep roll
i have the suspicion that you need a certain level of artifact reasearch to unlock some - if not all of the hidden mage artifacts. the additional lore text you can read in the book might hint at the appearances

if anyone knows something about the artifact reasearch notes from beta, or even has them written down it would be great to share
That's actually a great point. Artifact research work orders on the beta were only 12 hours per level for a long time, so we all gained artifact knowledge extremely quickly. This could very easily explain why the daily portal roll isn't working, too.

Edit: Managed to get my beta client working again (servers are still up). While this doesn't say anything about the level not being a factor, the first six pages don't really say anything that would point at Draenor, frostfire/fire, or elements.

Part 1: http://puu.sh/r1SN5/376f4ac59e.jpg" target="_blank
Part 2: http://puu.sh/r1SPO/1739a886ff.jpg" target="_blank
Part 3: http://puu.sh/r1SQA/0b182eb1e2.jpg" target="_blank
Part 4: http://puu.sh/r1SQU/d1db044a32.jpg" target="_blank
Part 5: http://puu.sh/r1SRF/667f7ee096.jpg" target="_blank
Part 6: http://puu.sh/r1SRX/6e1caf1a67.jpg" target="_blank
thank you for uploading! you are right, it does not say anything about the frost appearance. what about the fire and arcane one? could you also copy those descriptions
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Part 1: http://puu.sh/r1ZIY/2233566dda.jpg" target="_blank
Part 2: http://puu.sh/r1ZKY/b856668aea.jpg" target="_blank
Part 3: http://puu.sh/r1ZLz/d57cc96ab3.jpg" target="_blank
Part 4: http://puu.sh/r1ZM8/a112d559e2.jpg" target="_blank
Part 5: http://puu.sh/r1ZMM/c47e4c1bdc.jpg" target="_blank
Part 6: http://puu.sh/r1ZNm/08257fdf14.jpg" target="_blank

I don't have the arcane artifact completed because I have no interest in arcane.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Gibilthemage Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:05 pm

I don't have the arcane artifact completed because I have no interest in arcane.
Unfortunately its the "hardest" and only undiscovered one left.

Arcane Parts http://imgur.com/a/8rEMf" target="_blank
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Vodakhun Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:37 am

The frost hidden appearance's "quest" doesn't complete for me either. I wonder if it's just Suramar progression related like you guys said for other spec, or maybe it's something we have to do in Frostfire Ridge or a similar place (lava/snow?) to unlock it.

Edit1:
So I was thinking, what if we have to do something with the Ebonchill daily exp/reputation buff? Either get it once from each NPC, or do something while we have it active

Edit2:
Searching wowhead I found this NPC:
http://www.wowhead.com/npc=113513/asher" target="_blank
It was added in 7.0.3 and has the title <Fury of Frostfire>
There are other npcs with the <Fury of Frostfire> title, they are in the northeast of Frostfire Ridge and were added in 6.0.1, I'll go explore later.

Edit3:
A spell related to Asher, I guess it's just the teleport to the Frostfire Ridge instance where you loot http://www.wowhead.com/item=139560/ever ... l#comments" target="_blank:
http://www.wowhead.com/spell=225708/summon-of-asher" target="_blank
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby zeddiccus Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:03 pm

Just saw a post on wowhead saying that Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf is an anagram of "accepted frosh helmet". Seems like a reference to the Mystical Frosh Hat that you get in Azsuna.
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Re: Mage Hidden Artifact Appearances

Unread postby Elysia Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:56 am

The frost hidden appearance's "quest" doesn't complete for me either.
Having this same issue. Spent the last 20 minutes running all over the hall using the macro every so often, and it never printed yes. Not sure if there are more requirements than listed, but here's my current progress in the expansion so far:

- Level 110
- Class hall research level 2 unlocked
- Artifact weapon research part 1 completed
- Nightfallen to Honored
- All available Suramar questlines completed
- Class hall campaign is not completed

I'm wondering if the last one is a necessary component or not. My final mission is currently running, so I should finish the campaign tonight or tomorrow at some point. I'll keep testing a bit until then, but I do believe I've covered every inch and crossed every step possible so far without returning a "Yes" result.

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