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Mage Tower Returns?! Major Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 Update!

on September 09, 2021

Mage Tower Possibly Returning For 9.1.5!

With Patch 9.1.5 on the horizon, speculation is brewing about a potential return of the Mage Tower feature and Artifact appearances that were introduced in Legion. The Mage Tower feature was highly praised by the WoW community and to this day is one of the many features of the game that players would love to see make a comeback. Dataminers have uncovered teleportation spells with locations to the Mage Tower bosses, suggesting that the Mage Tower may be returning for 9.1.5 - or possibly something completely new!

What Is The Mage Tower?

The Mage Tower in Legion was a building on the Broken Shore that players could enter to face off in solo boss encounters to unlock a rare, unique appearance for their Artifact weapons. Once you progressed far enough into the expansion and unlocked all the requirements, a quest would become available to your character through the Order Hall that allowed you to enter the Mage Tower. 

The boss challenges were extremely difficult and tested a player's abilities to the max. Each quest was available to a specific class and specialization.

Closing the Eye: Survival Hunter, Subtlety Rogue, Havoc Demon Hunter, Frost Death Knight, Arms Warrior

An Impossible Foe: Feral Druid, Outlaw Rogue, Unholy Death Knight, Fury Warrior, Fire Mage, Elemental Shaman

The God-Queen's Fury: Arcane Mage, Assassination Rogue, Retribution Paladin, Enhancement Shaman, Demonology Warlock

Feltotem's Fall: Discipline Priest, Windwalker Monk, Beast Mastery Hunter, Destruction Warlock

The Highlord's Return: Blood Death Knight, Vengeance Demon Hunter, Guardian Druid, Brewmaster Monk, Protection Paladin, Protection Warrior

End of the Risen Threat: Holy Priest, Holy Paladin, Mistweaver Monk, Restoration Druid, Restoration Shaman

Thwarting the Twins: Shadow Priest, Affliction Warlock, Marksmanship Hunter, Balance Druid, Frost Mage

 What Are Mage Tower Artifact Appearances?

Successfully completing the Mage Tower challenge rewarded you with a unique appearance and skin for your Artifact weapon. These appearances were different for each class specialization, and included 4 changeable color variants that could be unlocked after the base appearance was earned, for a grand total of 36 special appearances. The appearances were incredibly detailed and players raved over them (and still do to this day!). The Mage Tower Artifact appearances continue to be one of the most valued and sought after items in World of Warcraft.

Death Knight:

Blood - Bonejaw

Frost - Soul Collector

Unholy - Apocalypse

Druid:

Guardian - Might of the Grizzlemaw

Feral - Ghost of the Pridemother

Balance - Manascythe

Restoration - Night's Vigilance

Demon Hunter:

Havoc - Flamereaper

Vengeance - Umberwing

Hunter:

Beast Mastery - Serpentbite

Marksmanship - Wildrunner

Survival - Forests' Guardian

Mage: 

Arcane - Eternal Magus

Fire - Timebender's Blade

Frost - Elite Magus

Monk:

Brewmaster - Bearer of the Mist

Mistweaver - Essence of Calm

Windwalker - Xuen's Enforcer

Paladin: 

Holy- Justice's Flame

Protection - Crest of Holy Fire

Retribution - Shattered Reckoning

Priest:

Discipline - Ascended Watch

Holy - Memory of Argus

Shadow - Twisted Reflection

Rogue:

Assassination - Ghostblade

Outlaw - Fencer's Reach

Subtlety - Iceshear

Shaman:

Elemental - Rehgar's Legacy

Enhancement - Typhoon

Restoration - Frozen Fate

Warlock:

Affliction - Spine of the Condemned

Demonolgy - Soul of the Forgotten

Destruction - Guise of the Darkener

Warrior:

Arms - Blade of the Sky Champion

Fury - Helya's Gaze

Protection - Legionbreaker

For the most part all of these have remained incredibly popular since Legion. The most popular artifact appearance without a doubt are the Guardian and Feral Druid forms. Unlike the other appearances, these did not change the visual appearance of your weapon. They actually changed the entire appearance of your character when you shape-shifted into bear or cat form respectively. Might of the Grizzlemaw, the Guardian Druid appearance, turned your character into a monstrous "werewolf" style bear that stood on two legs. This is arguably one of the best cosmetic features ever added to WoW in my opinion, and the shared opinion of many others. The Ghost of the Pridemother Feral Druid appearance turned your character's cat-form into a spectral colored saber-toothed tiger. When you ran with this appearance activated, you would leave a trail of sparkles in your path. Many other classes and specs, like the Havoc Demon Hunter appearance with the flaming glaives, Fury Warrior, Holy Paladin, and Unholy Death Knight are also hugely popular. Which one is your favorite?

Unfortunately, once Legion ended the Mage Tower itself and the rewards were removed from the game with the launch of Battle for Azeroth. While a strong interest and love for the appearances remains, not everyone was able to acquire them while they were available. So if you were lucky enough to conquer the challenge back then, you can display your unique Artifact appearance with pride! 

Many people are anticipating a return of the Mage Tower Artifact appearances with the datamined teleportation spells being discovered for 9.1.5. However, this does not mean that we will get the Mage Tower Artifact appearances back even if we see the Mage Tower feature itself make a return. Many players would be overjoyed if that happened, since it would give them an opportunity to unlock something they may not have been able to get back in Legion, but many players would also be upset with the reintroduction of something they have that is rare and valuable to them because it can't be obtained anymore. In the past, such as with the MoP Challenge Mode gear, Class Order Hall sets were introduced in Legion that were recolors of those same Challenge Mode sets. They were not as nice, and varied from the original design in some areas, but this is one instance of lost, unobtainable items making a return to the game in one form. While that could also happen with Mage Tower, the Mage Tower feature in Shadowlands could be a totally new invention with brand new, unique rewards different from those in Legion. We think this is the more likely scenario. Whatever the case may be, if you have stepped away from WoW for lack of content or enjoyment, with this news now might just be the perfect time to get back into the game. If introduced, the Mage Tower will hopefully bring about all new challenges that require you to use all your knowledge of the game, your class, and spec in order to complete them - with great new rewards as well! For many people who have nostalgia for Legion and its content, this is just the kind of thing they need to reignite their interest in World of Warcraft and bring them back to Azeroth.

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