The intro quest becomes available right after you establish your foothold in Nazjatar. Magni informs you that MOTHER has apparently found a way to heal Azeroth.
1. Essential Empowerment
You learn that the Chamber of Heart has been repaired in your absence.
2. MOTHER Knows Best
MOTHER finished her awesome calculations and Magni tells you to talk to her. A not yet implemented cutscene begins to play and MOTHER introduces Essences.
3. A Disturbance Beneath the Earth
MOTHER sends you to Highmountain to recover a dragon essence from Neltharion’s Lair. By combining dragon essence with sufficient quantities of Azerite within Heart Forge will cause previously undiscovered abilities to manifest within the Heart of Azeroth.
You’ll find Navvarogg and Spiritwalker Ebonhorn at Snowblind Messa.
Ebonhorn discovered some sort of disturbance and you must investigate its source.
4. Take My Hand
The essence discovered by MOTHER may be an echo of power of the dragonflights. You must act fast before the essence falls into the wrong hands. Talk to Navvarogg to get teleported to the area.
5. Calming the Spine
The power of the black dragonflight echoes around you, and the earth is reeling in response. You must seal the Azerite Fissures in the Dragon’s Spine. You find out about the presence of a stone lord from Deepholm.
Once you close all fissures and complete the quest, it’s time to confront the stone lord. He won’t give up the essence without a fight.
6. Dominating the Indomitable
You then loot Petrified Ebony Scale. This will be your first essence and serves as an introduction to the new system in Rise of Azshara.
7. A Friendly Face
You must now bring the dragon essence to Magni and MOTHER. Navvarogg has prepared an exit for you, but near the entrance, you’ll notice a Blacktalon Watcher in stealth spying on you. We covered the presence of Wrathion’s Agents in Rise of Azshara in this post.
Upon arriving at the Chamber of Heart, Ebonhorn is ready to meet Magni and MOTHER.
8. The Heart Forge
The final quest is offered by MOTHER and you must use your Heart of Azeroth to activate the Heart Forge. You will receive rank 1 Petrified Ebony Scale and The Heart Forge achievement.
Don’t forget to check out our Patch 8.2 hub for more details about Heart of Azeroth changes coming in Rise of Azshara.
Essences Intro Playthrough
MOTHER finished her calculations and the Heart of Azeroth questline continues in Patch 8.2.