There are various ways to get that Artifact Power and similar to Legion, you get them from the similar ways. But also, in BFA, you get them from the new content gameplay as well.
Remember that these numbers are in Beta. The numbers might change but the amount compared to each other will most likely be the same.
When you hit max level (120) you will find World Quests when opening your map. Mouseover on a world quest will give you information on what it rewards. Travel to that location and you start/activate the quest automatically. You must unlock World Quest and you can check our guide that helps you how. Completing a world quest that rewards Artifact power will reward between 200-300 Artifact power.
On the bottom left corner on your map you will see emissary quest. An emissary quest is a reputation faction leader that wants you to complete 4 quests (3 for Tortollan) that are tied to that reputation faction. Clicking on an emissary icon will take you to the location where those quests are. Each Emissary quest will be available for three days. The Emissary quest reward is reputation for that certain faction, 400 Artifact power, and a specific reward. This specific reward can be gold, gear or 500 Artifact Power.
These bosses are tied to the World quest. There are several world bosses in BFA but only one world boss available each week. However, an extra world boss will be available when you have won warfronts and have access to Arathi Highlands. Killing a world boss rewards 650 Artifact Power.
These are enemies that have a silver/grey dragon above their icon. These are harder to kill and the difficulty can vary a lot. These mobs are all over the BFA content. You will see an arrow pointing to a direction when you are close, and a chest on the map when it is in the area of your mini map. Killing and looting a rare mob rewards 20 Artifact Power.
There are tremendous number of hidden chests spread out all over the BFA content. The best way to spot them is to look at your minimap. You will see an arrow pointing to a direction when you are close, and a chest on the map when it is in the area of your mini map. These do not reward artifact power, but I believe that will change.
Dungeons and Raids
There are 10 dungeons when BFA is released but you will not be able to enter all dungeons at once.
The dungeons access is divided in faction and your character level. However, once you hit max level, you can enter all 8 dungeons (last 2 are mythic only mode).
Regarding Azerite Power, you get more when the difficulty is higher.
Normal will give the smallest amount of Azerite Power, then heroic mode, mythic mode and finally mythic plus.
Mythic plus was implemented when Legion came out and we will still have it in BFA.
When entering the Mythic Dungeon, you will see a Challenger’s Pedestal. This pole regulates the Mythic plus. If you leave it alone it will be a regular Mythic run.
When using a keystone on that Challenger’s Pedestal , the difficulty change so that all enemies will increase their health and damage and at certain key levels, affixes will be implemented. Affixes are extra buffs on enemies and debuffs on players to make it harder.
On mythic plus, you get one chest reward in the end of the dungeon that rewards gear and Azerite power.
Also, At every weekly reset, you will get a chest in your order hall (faction ship) that contains a gear item reflecting the highest Mythic level you completed during the prior week and of course, Azerite Power.
Azerite Power from raids comes from looting the boss you kill. Each boss will reward Azerite Power.
Raids are divided in 4 difficulties (Raid Finder mode, Normal mode, Heroic mode, and Mythic mode), but it doesn’t matter which difficulty you kill the boss and loot.
You can only loot Azerite Power once per boss, no matter difficulty, per week.
So, let´s say in BFA, the first raid is Uldir that contains 8 bosses. If you kill the first 3 on normal and loot Azerite power, you will not get any loot if you kill the same 3 on heroic or any other difficulty.
|Daily Random Heroic Dungeon||300|
|killing a Heroic Dungeon boss killing a Heroic Dungeon End boss||35
|killing a Normal Dungeon boss
killing a Normal Dungeon End boss
|killing a Mythic 0 Dungeon boss killing a Mythic 0 Dungeon End boss|
|Looting the Mythic + chest when completing
|Looting the Weekly Mythic Plus Chest|
|Killing a Raid boss|
|Daily Random Battleground||255|
|Daily Random Epic Battleground||255|
|Daily Arena Skirmish||105|
Island expedition is a scenario of 3 players.
This scenario takes you to a random island where you must gather Azerite power faster than 3 other characters. These 3 other characters are either NPS´s or other players.
You choose what type of scenario you want when queuing up. The difficulties are
- Normal mode (against 3 NPC´s)
- Heroic mode ((against 3 NPC´s)
- Mythic mode (against 3 NPC´s)
- PvP mode (against 3 other players)
The amount of Azerite power you need to gather in that island differs depending on what difficulty you choose. On normal mode, you compete who gathers 6000 Azerite Power first, on Heroic mode, you compete who gathers 9000 Azerite Power first, etc.
You gather Azerite power from many different sources on that island (chests, looting mobs, Rare mobs etc).
The Azerite Power you gather on island expedition is only tied to the scenario. The actual Artifact Power you get from this is the reward when you win. The harder difficulty should (not on beta) reward more Artifact Power.
Further, there is a bar on the top side when you will que up for an island expedition. This bar counts how much Azerite Power you (your team) have gathered from Island expeditions.
For example, if you win one heroic mode Island exp, you have gathered 9000 Azerite Power. When you win another one, you have gathered 9000 more with a total of 18 000 Azerite Power. If you lost a heroic mode but gathered 7500 on that scenario, it adds 7500 more, with a total of 25 000 Azerite Power.
Now, why is this important, because, every time you gather 40 000 Azerite power, you will be rewarded 2000 more Artifact Power.
It seems that this will be a weekly task, but on beta, I could do this over and over. It started at 0/40 000 everytime I reached 40 000.
|Azerite Gathered in Island
40 000 (around 7 runs) Reward
|Normal mode win||125? (got 300)|
|Heroic Mode win||175? (got 300)|
|Mythic mode win||250|
|PvP mode win||250|