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Restoration Druid Heart of Azeroth Essences

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago for patch 8.2.5 by Preston. View the change log.

This page gives an overview of the Restoration Druid Heart of Azeroth essences.

Your Heart of Azeroth is leveled up using Artifact Power and its level determines how many essence slots you have, out of a total of three. Unlike in Legion, you only have one Heart of Azeroth and any Artifact Power you acquire is automatically applied to it, there's no need to click items in your bag or worry about which spec's item you're leveling up.

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Heart of Azeroth Essence Layout

The Heart of Azeroth essence slots first become available at Artifact Power level 50, following a short questline that begins with Essential Empowerment. This unlocks the center slot which allows the use of both the Main Ability and Minor Ability of any essence put there. The two other slots are unlocked at Artifact Power levels 55 and 65, essences placed in these only activate their Minor Ability. In addition to the essence slots, stamina increases will also be unlocked at Artifact Power levels 53, 57, 62, and 67.

Essences can be added or changed at the Heart Forge in The Chamber of Heart, accessed from the Titan Translocator in Silithus.

Heart of Azeroth Essence Layout

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Heart of Azeroth Essences

Essences come in multiple ranks, from 1 to 4. Higher ranks are more powerful and often have additional effects. Different essences are obtained from nearly all types of content, including raids, dungeons, PvP, and reputation. Rank 4 of an essence grants a purely cosmetic effects and will be functionally the same as Rank 3.

Obtaining Essences - +

Essences are obtained through all types of content, along with their increased ranks. Below is information on where to obtain each essence available to Restoration Druids.

  1. The Well of Existence (Refreshment, The Well of Existence)
    • Rank 1 - Reputation, Honored with Rustbolt Resistance
    • Rank 2 - Reputation, Revered with Rustbolt Resistance
    • Rank 3 - Reputation, Exalted with Rustbolt Resistance
    • Rank 4 - Chance from Rustbolt Supplies
  2. The Ever-Rising Tide (Overcharge Mana, The Ever-Rising Tide)
    • Rank 1 - Reputation, Honored with The Unshackled (H) / Waveblade Ankoan (A)
    • Rank 2 - Reputation, Revered with The Unshackled (H) / Waveblade Ankoan (A)
    • Rank 3 - Reputation, Exalted with The Unshackled (H) / Waveblade Ankoan (A)
    • Rank 4 - Chance from Unshackled Supplies (H) / Ankoan Supplies
  3. Life-Binder's Invocation (Life-Binder's Invocation, Seed of Enoar)
  4. Artifice of Time (Standstill, Artifice of Time)
  5. Vitality Conduit (Vitality Conduit, Transference)
    • Rank 1 - Raid, The Eternal Palace, combine 9 Aqueous Reliquary
    • Rank 2 - Raid, The Eternal Palace, combine 18 Aqueous Reliquary
    • Rank 3 - Raid, The Eternal Palace, combine 27 Aqueous Reliquary
    • Rank 4 -  Raid, The Eternal Palace, defeat Queen Azshara on Mythic difficulty
  6. The Crucible of Flame (Concentrated Flame, Ancient Flame)
  7. Vision of Perfection (Vision of Perfection, Strive for Prefection)
  8. Worldvein Resonance (Worldvein Resonance, Lifeblood)
  9. Memory of Lucid Dreams (Memory of Lucid Dreams, Lucid Dreams)
  10. Ripple in Space (Ripple in Space, Reality Shift)
  11. Conflict and Strife (Conflict, Strife)
    • Rank 1 - PvP, Weekly War Chest
    • Rank 2 - PvP, reach Rank 1000
    • Rank 3 - PvP, combine 15 Burgeoning Battlefield Furor
    • Rank 4 - PvP, reach Elite rank

Raiding - +

The rankings below are relevant for all builds when raiding, except where noted in parenthesis. The talent builds noted correspond to those on the Talents and Builds page. The rankings are based on the Rank 4/Rank 3 version of each essence.

Lvl 50 Slot - Main and Minor Ability Active
  1. The Ever-Rising Tide (Overcharge Mana, The Ever-Rising Tide)
  2. The Well of Existence (Refreshment, The Well of Existence)
  3. Life-Binder's Invocation (Life-Binder's Invocation, Seed of Enoar)
  4. Artifice of Time (Standstill, Artifice of Time)
  5. The Crucible of Flame (Concentrated Flame, Ancient Flame)
  6. Worldvein Resonance (Worldvein Resonance, Lifeblood)
  7. Vitality Conduit (Vitality Conduit, Transference)
  8. Ripple in Space (Ripple in Space, Reality Shift)
  9. Conflict and Strife (Conflict, Strife)
Special Considerations
Lvl 55/Lvl 65 - Minor Ability Active
  1. The Well of Existence (The Well of Existence)
  2. The Ever-Rising Tide (The Ever-Rising Tide)
  3. Conflict and Strife (Strife)
  4. Life-Binder's Invocation (Seed of Enoar)
  5. Artifice of Time (Artifice of Time)
  6. Worldvein Resonance (Lifeblood)
  7. Ripple in Space (Reality Shift)
  8. Vitality Conduit (Transference)
  9. The Crucible of Flame (Ancient Flame)
Special Considerations
  • Vision of Perfection (Strive for Prefection)
    • Fights where Tranquility is needed more frequently.
  • Memory of Lucid Dreams (Lucid Dreams)
    • Fights where more mana is needed.

Mythic+ - +

The rankings below are relevant for Mythic+ dungeons using the talent build on the Talents and Builds page. The rankings are based on the Rank 4/Rank 3 version of each essence.

Lvl 50 Slot - Main and Minor Ability Active
  1. The Ever-Rising Tide (Overcharge Mana, The Ever-Rising Tide)
  2. Vitality Conduit (Vitality Conduit, Transference)
  3. The Crucible of Flame (Concentrated Flame, Ancient Flame)
  4. The Well of Existence (Refreshment, The Well of Existence)
  5. Artifice of Time (Standstill, Artifice of Time)
  6. Life-Binder's Invocation (Life-Binder's Invocation, Seed of Enoar)
  7. Ripple in Space (Ripple in Space, Reality Shift)
  8. Conflict and Strife (Conflict, Strife)
  9. Vision of Perfection (Vision of Perfection, Strive for Prefection)
  10. Worldvein Resonance (Worldvein Resonance, Lifeblood)
  11. Memory of Lucid Dreams (Memory of Lucid Dreams, Lucid Dreams)
Lvl 55/Lvl 65 - Minor Ability Active
  1. Artifice of Time (Artifice of Time)
  2. The Well of Existence (The Well of Existence)
  3. The Ever-Rising Tide (The Ever-Rising Tide)
  4. Life-Binder's Invocation (Seed of Enoar)
  5. Vitality Conduit (Transference)
  6. The Crucible of Flame (Ancient Flame)
  7. Ripple in Space (Reality Shift)
  8. Worldvein Resonance (Lifeblood)
  9. Memory of Lucid Dreams (Lucid Dreams)
  10. Vision of Perfection (Strive for Prefection)
  11. Conflict and Strife (Strife)


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

September 24, 2019 - 9:42 am (Restoration) - Reviewed guide and updated for 8.2.5. Small tweaks to BiS trinkets and azerite essences.

August 23, 2019 - 2:18 am (Enchants, Gems, Consumables) - Changed Machinist's Brilliance to be the weapon enchant of choice.

August 04, 2019 - 12:29 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with Mechagon trash debuffs, plus debuff fixes for Eternal Palace.

July 14, 2019 - 10:08 am (Addons) - Updated Clearcasting WeakAura to new aura trigger.

July 13, 2019 - 10:51 am (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated Mythic+ gear and trinkets.

July 13, 2019 - 10:34 am (Heart of Azeroth Essences) - Updated Mythic+ essences.

July 10, 2019 - 2:21 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with additional Eternal Palace debuffs and Operation: Mechagon debuffs.

July 09, 2019 - 12:02 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code for Eternal Palace.

July 08, 2019 - 11:00 am (Heart of Azeroth Essences) - Updated Raiding essence lists.

July 08, 2019 - 10:58 am (Azerite Armor Traits) - Added Eternal Palace traits to Raiding lists.