Azerite

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Not to be confused with Azsharite.
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  • Azerite
  • The blood of Azeroth crystalizes into chunks of Azerite, an extremely potent and powerful material.
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Azerite in Silithus.
Liquid Azerite

Azerite is the name given to the crystallized blood of Azeroth. When Sargeras stabbed the world with his sword, it caused her to bleed her life essence all over the world. The Alliance and the Horde are now fighting over it.[1] Magni Bronzebeard gave an adventurer the  [Heart of Azeroth], a relic from Azeroth herself that allows the bearer to consume the Azerite and through it, heal Azeroth.

Island expeditions will serve as the main source for Azerite, with maps for them provided by the gnomes and goblins.[2]

History

Long ago, Aman'Thul, the Highfather of the titan Pantheon, ripped the Old God Y'Shaarj from the world's crust and tore it apart. The volatile arcane lifeblood of Azeroth's world-soul rushed to the surface and roiled over the world. It was through this event that the Pantheon realized that the Old Gods had embedded themselves too deep in Azeroth's surface to remove without severely harming the world-soul, and so they instead resolved to imprison the vile entities below the surface of the world. After the Old Gods and their elemental minions had been defeated and sealed in their prisons, the titans' most powerful servants — the keepers — set to work to seal the still-bleeding wound. After having labored day and night to construct magic wards around the wound, the tumultuous arcane energies eventually calmed and settled into balance, and the keepers named it the Well of Eternity.[3]

On Kezan before the Cataclysm, the Bilgewater Cartel dug deep enough into the earth that they were able to find a small vein and mine Azeroth's blood. Jastor Gallywix fashioned it into the orb on his cane. He believes there is a possibility that this mining operation bears partial responsibility for the eruption of Mount Kajaro, and it may not have been solely the fault of the Cataclysm.[4]

After Sargeras stabbed Azeroth in Silithus, Azeroth began to bleed out across the world. The Alliance and Horde saw Azerite's potential as a power source and began to fight over it, while Magni Bronzebeard tasked an adventurer with gathering the blood and returning it to the world-soul to heal her.

Characteristics

  • Being a titan's blood, like the Well of Eternity, Azerite is arcane in nature.[5]
  • It is an extremely potent mineral that can be used to power machines and weapons.
  • When mixed with natural gas, liquid Azerite can harden quickly making it easy to obtain.[6]
  • Earth elementals go crazy if Azerite is infused into them.[7][8]
  • Ancients, being connected to the world, are pained by the presence of Azerite.[9]
  • Wielding Azerite makes one feel exultant and calm. It also increases one's endurance and provides them with an abundance of energy, increases comprehension by heightening insight, and also increases alertness, control, logic, strength, and dexterity.[10]
  • It can neutralize poisons and cannot be broken with swords, hammers, or goblin shredders.[11]
  • Azerite can become depleted.

As a companion pet

Notes and trivia

  • Liquid Azerite heals your character and gives a 10% damage buff.
  • Azerite has been likened to plutonium in regards to the nature of its discovery by the Horde and Alliance.[12]
  • With patch 7.3.5, Jastor Gallywix has an Azerite-decorated cane.
  • Lady Ashvane has an Azerite necklace.[13]
  • Azerite is similar in concept to Mako from the video game Final Fantasy VII, as a power source that is actually the life force of a living planet.

Speculation

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