Prior to patch 8.0.1, their primary purpose was to allow the choosing of artifact traits by consuming Artifact Power; now, most of them can only be used to change a weapon's appearance. The Luminous Pearl is the only forge that can still be used to its full extent, since the 's power was not sacrificed to subdue the Sword of Sargeras.
Each artifact forge is also accompanied by an NPC who, before the artifacts were burned out, could reset an artifact's traits when spoken to.
List of forges
|Death knight||Soul Forge||Acherus: The Ebon Hold|
|Demon hunter||Cursed Forge of the Nathrezim||On the lower level of the Fel Hammer.|
|Druid||Seed of Ages||West of the Circle of Spirits in the Dreamgrove after .|
|Hunter||Altar of the Eternal Hunt||On the lower floor of the Trueshot Lodge.|
|Mage||Forge of the Guardian||In the Guardian's Library, the (upper?) floor of the Hall of the Guardian.|
|Monk||Forge of the Roaring Mountain||Inside the Temple of Five Dawns.|
|Paladin||Altar of Ancient Kings||Sanctum of Light|
|Priest||Altar of Light and Shadow||At the northern end of the Hall of Balance in Netherlight Temple.|
|Rogue||Crucible of the Uncrowned||Hall of Shadows|
|Shaman||Ancient Elemental Altar||Heart of Azeroth|
|Warlock||Felblood Altar||Dreadscar Rift|
|Warrior||Forge of Odyn||Skyhold|
|All classes||Underlight Pearl||At the Dalaran fountain after ; requires completion of to use.|
Choosing artifact traits prior to 8.0.1.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.