Arkonite is a crystal-like material. It was created by Exarch Hataaru of the draenei Artificers after his arrival on Draenor. Harnessing the planet's raw materials, he created these purple crystals as a potent source of arcane energy.
Tainted Arkonite Crystals can also be found at the harbor of Shattrath City. Interacting with them gives players the Arkonite Empowerment debuff, which can be then used to gain the achievement.
Arkonite can also be used as defense crystals by the draenei. The draenei of Azuremyst Isle were eventually able to build back up their own arkonite defense crystals during the third invasion.
- During the Patch 7.3.0 PTR, the argunite keystone and pylons in and were called arkonite. This was likely changed in order to not contradict Chronicle's statement that Hataaru made arkonite on Draenor.
- Because of the similarities between the two minerals and how they were used, Hataaru's creation of arkonite was most likely an attempt to reproduce argunite.
- Since it powers up Auchindoun's defenses, the Heart of Auchindoun is presumably arkonite.