- For the old relic gear slot, see Relic.
Artifact Relics are special items which players can slot into their Artifacts. Distinct from the previous items of that name, Artifact Relics are Artifact-only objects obtained through completing quest lines, dungeons and raids in the Broken Isles, Argus, or other Legion-related content. Artifact Relics will have a major impact on the overall power of the Artifact, such as its basic damage and item level. The Artifact Relic system will act as a substitute for the upgrading of weapons seen in previous expansions; rather than switching to a new and more powerful weapon, the player will slot a new and more powerful Artifact Relic into their Artifact.
Relic slots per artifact
The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Artifact relics no longer provide rank bonuses to minor artifact traits.
- Patch 7.3.0 (2017-08-29): The third slot is automatically unlocked with the Class Campaign requirement removed.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.