This guide is aimed to cover all the features of the shattered planet of Argus, including the rich storyline, new factions, group events, Vindicaar researches, Veiled Argunite, catch-up gear, hidden treasures, rares and more.
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Patch Notes for Shadowlands Pre-Patch
The minimum level for Argus is now 45.Argus is important as completing You Are Now Prepared! is required to open two Allied Races: Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves. For more information about these Allied Races, please see the guides below.
Lightforged Draenei Allied Race Void Elf Allied Race
After defeating Kil”jaeden in the Tomb of Sargeras, Illidan Stormrage used a Sargerite Keystone to open a rift between Argus and Azeroth, making Argus visible in Azeroth”s sky. After the Battle for the Exodar, Prophet Velen ordered the Light”s Chosen to make the necessary preparations to leave for Argus. The draenei created a dimensional ship called the Vindicaar especially for the purpose to return to their homeworld of Argus. While you”re on Argus, the Vindicaar will serve as your mobile base of operations, allowing you to quickly travel between the shattered islands. Argus is a level 45 only, no-fly zone, similar to the Isle of Thunder or Timeless Isle. The playable part of the planet is split into three zones.
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Argus is the original homeworld of the eredar. it is once an utopian world whose inhabitants were both vastly intelligent and highly gifted in magic. Thousands of years ago, the eredar lived here in tranquility. Argus has since been twisted by demonic, chaotic energies and has become the stronghold of the Burning Legion and is even referred to as Legion”s homeworld. It is bisected by a great fel-radiating rift that ends at a cataclysm which has removed a portion of the planet. Argus is so saturated with fel magic that a demon”s death there is permanent. However, the krokul present on Argus say that even though the demons are killed here, they return.
Argus was once ruled by the Second Duumvirate, consisting of Velen and Kil”jaeden. During this time, the sorcerer Thal”kiel and his order of eredar mages, the Wakeners, began using summoning magics to conjure demons from the Twisting Nether. Archimonde, his trusted apprentice, decapitated his former master himself. Archimonde would later rise to rule Argus alongside Velen and Kil”jaeden, and the three eredar wisely ruled the planet for many years in harmony.
Eventually, Argus attracted the attention of Sargeras. He offered the eredar a deal: in exchange for their loyalty, he would give them power undreamed of by all races. Kil”jaeden and Archimonde were quick to accept the offer, but Velen had a vision of the future: the eredar would be transformed into demons under the rule of Sargeras. Eventually, Velen was contacted by a race of divine energy beings called the naaru and guided his followers off the planet. They fled Argus, taking the name draenei, meaning "exiled ones", while Kil”jaeden, Archimonde became the feared, insidious sorcerers and tacticians of the Burning Legion. As the draenei fled, the world was devoured by the Burning Legion.
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Content Unlock Schedule
Similar to Broken Shore, the content of Argus also had an unlock schedule. The non-raid content was staggered through the first 3 weeks of Patch 7.3:
Initial Content Schedule
Available new zones: Krokuun and Antoran Wastes,Access to The Assault Begins, 1st chapter of the story campaign,Unlock World Quest areas: Krokuun World Quests, Antoran Wastes World Quests and Petrified Forest World Quests,Access to new emissaries: Army of the Light and Argussian Reach,Unlock Class Hall mission upgrades: Krokuun Equipment, Krokuun Missions, Krokul Ridgestalker.
Access to the zone: Mac”Aree,Access to Dark Awakenings, 2nd chapter of the story campaign, Unlock World Quests areas: Nath”raxas Hold World Quests and Mac”Aree World Quests,Access to Invasion Points and Greater Invasion Points (new world bosses).
Access to War of Light and Shadow, 3rd chapter of story campaign,Unlock World Quests areas: Kil”jaeden”s Terrace World Quests and Western Mac”Aree World Quests,Unlock Class Hall mission upgrades: Mac”Aree Equipment, Mac”Aree Missions, Void-Purged Krokul,Access to the rest of 7.3’s non-raid content, such as The Seat of the Triumvirate dungeon and the Netherlight Crucible,Unlock additional Class Hall mission upgrades: Lightforged Equipment, Lightforged Missions, Lightforged Bulwark.
Last unlocked content:
Magni”s quest lines for Antorus preview cinematics,Antorus, the Burning Throne raid instance and its related stuff:
Paragon of Argus & the title Glory of the Argus Raider & the reward Antoran GloomhoundInsignia of the Grand ArmyScythe of the Unmaker – unique transmog – 3D view : / Mounts: Shackled Ur”zul, Antoran Charhound and Kirin Tor Summoning Crystal
You Are Now Prepared!
Getting to Argus
Right after the Patch 7.3 launch it turned out that the Patch 7.2″s Broken Shore Intro Scenario is an Account-level requirement to begin the campaign of Argus. This is because storywise the journey to Argus is a continuation of what happened on the Broken Shore and in Tomb of Sargeras.
To unlock Assault on Broken Shore your character needs to hit level 45 then head to the Violet Citadel in Dalaran and complete the quest: Uniting the Isles offered by Archmage Khadgar. Then head to Krasus” Landing and complete Armies of Legionfall. Since the completion of the Broken Shore scenario is Account-wide you need only one character on your account to complete it, then the rest of your characters can skip it by choosing Khadgar”s gossip option: "I”ve heard this tale before…". Once you complete the Assault on Broken Shore quest, head straight back to the Violet Citadel in Dalaran, where the introduction quest for Argus, The Hand of Fate, will be available from Khadgar. Once you”ve accepted this quest, try to complete the quest chain up until the end of Rendezvous before doing anything else, as this will create a Lightforged Beacon in Dalaran that can be used to teleport back to Argus at any time.
If you do leave Argus before completing Rendezvous and you’re struggling to get back, head to your capital city’s docks. Alliance players will need to speak with Vereesa Windrunner, while Horde players will want Lady Liadrin. They will send you to a phased version of the Exodar and you’ll get another chance to complete the introductory questline, though you may have to repeat quests, so its better to just complete the quests the first time around.
The Crown of the Triumvirate is composed of three pieces. Velen possess a third of the whole, the Eye of Prophecy and you must find the other 2 pieces, Sigil of Awakening and The Crest of Knowledge through the Argus campaign. By restoring the crown, you can unlock the Vindicaar”s full power. With this power, the vessel”s weapons can break the wall of Antorus, the Burning Throne, and the joint forces of the Light can finally start the offensive against the corrupted world-soul of the planet: Argus the Unmaker.
► Note: This achievement will also be a requirement to unlock Void Elf and Lightforged Draenei Allied Races in Battle for Azeroth.
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Prerequisite: Character level 45 & Completion of the Broken Shore intro scenario
1. The Hand of Fate / The Hand of Fate
2. Two If By Sea / Two If By Sea
5.Into the Night Cutscene: The Battle for Argus
6.Alone in the Abyss
7.Righteous Fury 8.Overwhelming Power 9.A Stranger”s Plea
11.Sign of Resistance
12.The Prophet”s Gambit
15.Prisoners No More 16.Threat Reduction
17.A Strike at the Heart
18.Return to the Vindicaar
19.A Moment of Respite
21.Crystals Not Included 22.A Grim Equation 23.The Best Prevention
24.Fire at Will
25.Locating the Longshot
26.Bringing the Big Guns Cutscene: Activate Light”s Judgement
28.The Light Mother
30.The Child of Light and Shadow Cutscene: The Fate of Xe”ra
31.Essence of the Light Mother 32.The Vindicaar Matrix Core
33.An Offering of Light
34.The Burning Heart
35.Securing a Foothold
36.Reinforce Light”s Purchase ◄—► 37.Reinforce the Veiled Den
38.Sizing Up The Opposition –––––––––––––––┘
8: ilvl 880 relic
13: Lightforged Beacon: Krokul Hovel, New Alchemy profession quests
16: Krokul Battle Horn
24: Lightforged Cannon Projectile
29: Lightforged Beacon: Shattered Fields
30: New Blacksmithing & Leatherworking profession quests
32: Light”s Judgment
34: Krokuun World Quests, Antoran Wastes World Quests, Krokuun treasures, Class Hall side chain
35: Lightforged Beacon: Antoran Wastes
36: Lightforged Beacon: Light”s Purchase
37: Lightforged Beacon: The Veiled Den
38: Antoran Wastes treasures
Prerequisite: THE ASSAULT BEGINS
1.The Speaker Calls
2.Visions of Torment Cutscene: Aggramar”s Rise
4.Storming the Citadel
5.Scars of the Past 6.Preventive Measures 7.Chaos Theory
8.Dark Machinations 9.A Touch of Fel 10.Heralds of Apocalypse
11.Dawn of Justice
12.Lord of the Spire Cutscene: Aggramar”s Arrival
13.Forming a Bond
14.A Floating Ruin
15.Mac”Aree, Jewel of Argus Cutscene: Velen”s Flashback – Escape from Argus
16.Defenseless and Afraid 17.Khazaduum, First of His Name
19.The Path Forward
21.Conservation of Magic 22.Invasive Species
23.The Longest Vigil
24.Gatekeeper”s Challenge: Tenacity 25.Gatekeeper”s Challenge: Cunning 26.Gatekeeper”s Challenge: Mastery
27.The Defiler”s Legacy
28.The Sigil of Awakening
4: Lightforged Beacon: Destiny Point
6: Sanctified Warrior Memento
10: Phial of “Sacred” Fel Liquid
12: Nath”raxas Hold World Quests
13: Lightforged Warframe
16: Depleted Pylon Core
19: Lightforged Beacon: Triumvirate”s End
21: Partially Charged Conduit
27: Ruined Conservatory Emblem
28: Mac”Aree World Quests, Shroud of Arcane Echoes, New Tailoring and Jewelcrafting profession quests,
Lightforged Beacon: Conservatory of the Arcane, Mac”Aree treasures
Prerequisite: DARK AWAKENINGS
1.Where They Least Expect It
2.We Have a Problem
3.A Non-Prophet Organization 4.Wrath of the Hight Exarch 5.Overt Ops
6.Flanking Maneuvers 7.Talgath”s Forces
8.What Might Have Been Cutscene: Velen”s Flashback – The Triumvirate”s Decision
9.Across the Universe
10.Shadow of the Triumvirate
11.The Seat of the Triumvirate Cutscene: Alleria Peers into the Void
12.Whispers from Oronaar 13.Arkhaan”s Prayers
14.The Pulsing Madness 15.Arkhaan”s Pain
19.Sources of Darkness 20.The Shadowguard Incursion
21.A Vessel Made Ready
22.A Beacon in the Dark
23.An Offering of Shadow 24.Seat of the Triumvirate: The Crest of Knowledge
Cutscenes: Reincarnation of Alleria
The Vindicaar Turns Gold
10: Kil”jaeden”s Terrace World Quests, Lightforged Beacon: Prophet”s Reflection, Light-Smote Skullplate
14: Sanctified Prayer Effigy,
21: Discarded Remnant of the Void,
22: Lightforged Beacon: Shadowguard Incursion, , unlocks The Seat of the Triumvirate, Dungeon World Quests
23: Unlocks The Netherlight Crucible
24: Western Mac”Aree World Quests,
Class Hall Mission Upgrades
Started by a side quest-chain in Krokuun, there are several upgrades available for your Class Hall”s missions. You can unlock dozens of new missions via this questline, upgrade your Champions” gear to 950 and hire special unit types to your missions in exchange of Order Resources. There are many quests in this chain require to complete particular key missions but luckily the Vindicaar has a Scouting Map on the table left to the Netherlight Crucible, so you don”t have to travel to your Class Hall over and over to start missions. Patch 7.3 offers some great catch-up items for champions too, such as Grimoire of Lost Knowledge for and Relinquished Armor Set for both sold by Warmage Kath”leen on the Broken Shore. There”s Krokul Armor Set too, which can be obtained from common treasure chest on Argus and from missions as a reward. For more details on the Class Hall Mission topic read the updated Class Hall Mission Guide.
Invasion Points are small repeatable scenarios for various rewards. World Bosses of Argus can also be found in Greater Invasion Points. You can unlock Invasion Points after completing Chapter 2: Dark Awakenings in the Argus campaign. This is an Account-wide requirement.
Fel Heart of Argus
There”s also a small chain with the ultimate reward Fel Heart of Argus, a power for Vindicaar”s Matrix Core. This is a part of the achievement: Locked and Loaded.
Antorus Raid Cinematics
Few weeks before the launch of Antorus raid Magni foresaw some new visions about Antorus. Players who finished the Argus Campaign is able to see these new cinematics via a breadcrumb quest chain started by High Exarch Turalyon on the Vindicaar.
Argus Legendary Ring
With the opening of raid instance Antorus, the Burning Throne in Patch 7.3.5. on 21.09.2017, the new legendary ring Insignia of the Grand Army became accessible for everyone. The short quest sequence starts on the Vindicaar above Antoran Wastes and ends inside the raid instance by defeating the last boss Argus the Unmaker.
PART 1 – Available after you complete The Burning Heart in THE ASSAULT BEGINS
1.The Wranglers (breadcrumb)
2.An Argus Roper 3.Duskcloak Problem 4.Strike Back
6.Remnants of Darkfall Ridge
7.Nath”raxas Hold: Preparations 8.Supplying Krokuun
9.Nath”raxas Hold: Rescue Mission
PART 2 & PART 3 – Available after you complete A Beacon in the Dark in WAR OF LIGHT AND SHADOW
10.The Ruins of Oronaar
11.Relics of the Ancient Eredar 12.Beneath Oronaar
14.Shadowguard Dispersion 13.Void Inoculation
15.Hindering the Legion War Machine
16.Take the Edge Off 17. Supplying the Antoran Campaign
3: Duskcloak Dorsal Plate
5: Petrified Forest World Quests
6: Krokuun Equipment
8: Krokul Ridgestalker / Krokul Ridgestalker
9: Krokuun Missions, Smoldering Infernal Stone
10: Mac”Aree Equipment
13: Void-Purged Krokul / Void-Purged Krokul
14: Mac”Aree Missions, Shadowguard Harvester
15: Lightforged Equipment, Stasis Core Crystal
17: Lightforged Bulwark / Lightforged Bulwark
18: Lightforged Missions, mission reward: Man”ari Training Amulet
Prerequisite: The Sigil of Awakening at the end of DARK AWAKENINGS
1.Where They Least Expect It
2.Invasion Point Ofensive
4.Invasion Onslaught (Weekly)
2: , Greater Invasion Points
Prerequisite: Forming a Bond in DARK AWAKENINGS
1.The Mysterious Missive
2.Intercepting the Legion”s Plans
4.Foiling the Legion”s Jailbreak
4: Voidcore Control Rod
5: Fel Heart of Argus
Prerequisite: A Beacon in the Dark at the end of WAR OF LIGHT AND SHADOW
1.The Speaker Listens
2.Visions of Fear Cutscene: Breaking of the Pantheon
3.The Speaker Seeks
4.Visions of Another Cutscene: The Life Binder”s Plea
There are 2 versions for the first quest:
The Burning Throne is offered after completing all 3 parts of the Argus campaign, or
The Burning Throne is offered during Chapter 1: The Assault Begins.
You can pick up both quests from High Exarch Turalyon on the Vindicaar flying above Antoran Wastes once you fulfill their criteria.
┌─ The Burning Throne —requires completion of A Beacon in the Dark at the end of WAR OF LIGHT AND SHADOW.
│ └─ The Burning Throne —requires completion of An Offering of Light in THE ASSAULT BEGINS.
└───────── The Death of a Titan Rewards: Insignia of the Grand Army, Boon of the Pantheon
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Landscape of Argus
Argus, as the Legion”s homeworld, is hostile territory. Demons patrol every crag of the shattered surface. Argus is split into three zones: Krokuun, the Antoran Wastes and Mac”Aree. The zones are quite different but they share the overall apocalyptic feeling. There are many unusual things on Argus. Violent tornadoes sweep across the zones and volcanoes erupt often. Prime Naaru are used to revive at graveyards instead of Spirit Healers, and Legion Battleship Paraxis bombards the surface from time to time, killing everyone who doesn”t find shelter in time. You can discover these environmental hazards in more details in the article: The Terrors of Argus.
Argus brought brand new crafting materials and a new version of Blood of Sargeras for your crafting pleasure:
Empyrium — to make mining easier, Krokul Mining Pick is added. Processing recipe: Design: Mass Prospect Empyrium Astral Glory — processing recipe: Technique: Mass Mill Astral GloryFiendish LeatherLightweave ClothPrimal Sargerite — Successor of Blood of Sargeras, used for crafting professions. You can acquire Sargerite through World Quests, gathering professions, Alchemy transmutes and Class Hall missions.
New tradeskill recipes are available from various vendors on the Vindicaar listed in the New Factions section. Tradeskill crafters also offer new profession quests on the lower deck of Vindicaar. These new quests unlock at various sections of the storyline, for the exact points please read the reward sections of the Argus Campaign.
New 7.3 crafted gear:
Lightweave Breeches – TailoringFiendish Shoulderguards – LeatherworkingFiendish Spaulders – LeatherworkingEmpyrial Breastplate – BlacksmithingDesign List: Argus Crowns – JewelcraftingAstral Alchemist Stone – Alchemy
These, and only these new crafted items can be upgraded by Primal Obliterum. In addition to these recipes, Enchanters can finally learn how to shatter Chaos Crystal into Leylight Shards by Formula: Chaos Shatter and Jewelcrafters can craft new epic +200 secondary stat gems: Design List: Argus Gemcutting. There”s also a new mount, called Pond Nettle for Fishing.
For a more detailed profession preview head over the Patch 7.3 Professions Preview article.
Each zone has its own unique surface buffs. Players can acquire these temporary zone-wide buffs from various environmental elements, like crystals, beacons and more.
FelbloomBleakthornMoongrassChaos CloverDoom Shroom
+ 5% all stats / – 10% health+ 10% Critical Strike / – 10% health+ 10% Haste / – 10% health+ 1000 Mastery / – 10% health+ 10% Versatility / – 10% health
Defiler”s GuileKruul”s ResolveVarimathras” Hunger
– 30% magic damage taken- 20% physical damage taken+ 20% Leech
Blessing of the Righteous
+ 10% damage done
Light”s HaloLight”s AegisLight”s RadianceLight”s Momentum
Ground area with damage buffShield that soaks damage on struckChance to disorient enemies10% mount speed + damage buff on dismount
Den of Fiends
Lightforged combat ally for 20 min
Flames of AntorusConviction of the CovenMight of the LegionFoul ConcoctionAlchemical Infusion
+ 15% Haste / – 4% health every 3 sec- 30% damage taken / -10% healing received+ 20% main stats / +10% damage takenHurts you for ~700k damageGets you tipsy
The Spirit Crucible
Broken Soul Fragment
Drop spheres that heals you on pick up
Throwing AoE bomb for 10mil damage
Speed and Haste buff stacking up to 50%
Ancient BoonAncient BlessingAncient Ward
Heals for 50% of max health+ 15% Damage DoneAbsorbing shield for 2mil health
+ 25% Haste + Speed / +50% damage taken
To travel between the zones and locations of Argus, the Vindicaar and its network of teleportation beacons are used. As you progress through the Story of Argus, new beacons become available and the network is getting more spread. The "flight paths" of Argus are Account-wide so once you discover a beacon all of your character can access it. The vessel has a Navigation Console used as a flight map where you can teleport yourself to any discovered beacon. There”s a Krokul Flute to help you to reach the nearest beacon. A Wormhole Generator: Argus is also available for those who aren”t too picky.
Patch 7.3 takes you far away from the Broken Isles, and there”s no direct transport connection between the fields of Argus and the Broken Isles / Class Halls. In worst case, when everything is on cooldown, — you may reach a teleport beacon on foot — then port back to Vindicaar — then port to Dalaran from Vindicaar to reach the Broken Isles. You can find the Dalaran portal on the lower floor, right below the command bridge on the Vindicaar.
New Dungeon & Raid
Argus has two new instances, a 5-man dungeon called The Seat of the Triumvirate and Antorus, the Burning Throne, a raid instance.
The Seat of the Triumvirate is Heroic+ only, houses 4 bosses who drop 865+ Heroic and 885+ Mythic gear. The dungeon”s entrance is located on the far west end of Mac”Aree. By completing Seat of the Triumvirate: The Crest of Knowledge, Western Mac”Aree World Quests become available. The dungeon will unlock by completing the story quest A Beacon in the Dark in Chapter 3: War of Light and Shadow. This lock is Account-wide.
Antorus, the Burning Throne has 11 encounters, the loot itemlevel range is 915+ (Raid Finder), 930+ (Normal), 945+ (Heroic) and 960+ (Mythic). By completing Mythic: Argus the Unmaker you earn the title . The entrance of the raid instance is located at southwest side of Antoran Wastes. The Antoran Gloomhound is a reward of Glory of the Argus Raider. Antorus opened on Nov 29, 2017 in Patch 7.3.2 to the public.
You can find more detailed articles about the new instances on the following links:
Seat of the Triumvirate Dungeon Ability GuideSeat of the Triumvirate Mythic+ Route Guide – Legion 7.3.5
Antorus, The Burning Throne Zone PreviewAntorus, the Burning Throne Raid GuidesAntorus Raid Guide: Boss Infographics
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Base of Operations: The Vindicaar
Your base of operation on Argus is the draenei vessel called Vindicaar. This is a mobile central hub, you can find story tellers, quest givers, mailbox, mission table, faction quartermasters, profession crafters, repair and other important stuff here. The basic transportation between Argus”s zones is also managed from here. You can quickly move the Vindicaar itself between the 3 zones once you unlocked them. Unlocking the zones requires story progression. Once you complete the storylines of Krokuun and Antoran Wastes, you”re allowed to move the Vindicaar to Mac”Aree. After completing the dungeon quest Seat of the Triumvirate: The Crest of Knowledge, the Vindicaar turns golden, indicating that the ship reached its full potential. The vessel also provides special tools and devices which may help you on your mission on Argus.
Anshlun compiled a very helpful and detailed guide called The Vindicaar: Matrix Core and Argus Transportation Hub, it has a lot of pictures highlighting where all the NPCs are, as well as some "Stay a While and Listen" secret dialogue options.
The Matrix Core
The dimensional ship provides not only transportation but due to its unique Matrix Core you may progressively develop different types of bonus power you can use all around Argus. You can unlock these spells through the Argus campaign and once you choose a power it will be available on your UI through the Zone Ability Bar. If the chosen power spell doesn”t appear on your cast bar automatically, you can find it in the General tab of your Spell Book. Some of these spells are required to unlock special parts of content, such as accessing hidden treasures. There”s also an achievement Locked and Loaded to unlock all four Matrix Core powers on a character.
● Ground-target AoE spell● Stun effect● Can break parts of environment● 2 minutes cooldown
● Armor suit for 45 sec● Vehicle bar with cool spells● 10 minutes cooldown
● Passive● Out-of-combat health regeneration● Protection against a fatal damage● 30 minutes cooldown
● Improved vanish & stealth ability● +100% damage post-effect● 3 minutes cooldown
Fel Heart of Argus
Shroud of Arcane Echoes
Unlocks in Chapter 1at The Vindicaar Matrix Core
Unlocks in Chapter 2at Forming a Bond
Unlocks in Side Questlinesat Long Overdue
Unlocks in Chapter 2at The Sigil of Awakening
The Netherlight Crucible
Patch 7.3 introduces a new way to upgrade your Artifact by customize relics. The device, called Netherlight Crucible, is located at the base floor on the Vindicaar. It provides 3 tiers of bonuses, gated behind your Artifact Level. The first tier”s trait is a plain +5 itemlevel increase – Netherlight Fortification – for each relic slot. The second tier provides two randomly chosen passive bonuses: One Light and one Shadow power. The third tier grants a bonus point for 3 existing Artifact traits (available for traits that could have more points than 1).
To unlock the Netherlight Crucible you have to play through the Argus story campaign and reach the quest An Offering of Shadow at the end of Chapter 3: War of Light and Shadow to complete Now You”re Cooking with Netherlight.
Unlocking the Netherlight Crucible is Account-wide, once you unlock it with one of your character your other characters can access it too.
You can read a more detailed article about the Netherlight Crucible here: Netherlight Crucible and Relic Customization in Patch 7.3 and the feature is now also included in the Talent Calculator.
Blizzard has clarified many things about this feature so if you have any question you may check their Q&A list first: