Xal’atath, Blade of the Black Empire

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item will be the Shadow Priest artifact in World of Warcraft: Legion, alongside the Off-hand item  item.

This terrifying dagger was made from the claw of an Old God eons ago, and dark priests used it for ritual sacrifices during the height of the Black Empire. After the fall of the Old Gods, Xal’atath was hidden away by cults. It has surfaced from time to time over the course of history, inevitably associated with some horrific ritual or disaster.

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The blade has a will of its own: it uses powerful Void energies and mind magics to warp everything around it for some nefarious purpose.

It whispers to you while doing various activities like dungeons, raids, questing or just walking around.

 

Artifact ability

The blade has a very powerful channeled ability called Void Torrent

 

Major Artifact Perks

You will be able to spend artifact power to gain access to several artifact perks. Here are some of the highlights:

 

Call of the Void
Mass Hysteria
Sphere of Insanity
Thrive in the Shadows
Mental Fortitude

 

Appearances

As you progress Legion endgame you can unlock multiple skin variations of Xal’atath, Blade of the Black Empire

 

Blade of the Black Empiresolo1
Vision of Madness
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Embrace of the Old Gods
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The Fallen blade
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Twisted reflection
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Claw of N’Zoth
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Off-hand

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Check out the WoWhead Artifact calculator to view it in 3d and explore some other color variations and artifact perks.

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Xal’athat whispers to you while doing various activities like dungeons, raids, questing or just walking around.

After getting stunned:
Xal’atath whispers:

Enjoy that?

Xal’atath whispers:

<short chuckle>

After you kill something
Xal’atath whispers:

Did you feel it cease to exist?

Xal’atath whispers:

Every little death helps.

Xal’atath whispers:

Boring.

Xal’atath whispers:

The research into the Void here is commendable, but ultimately futile. How could you possibly understand what the titans did not?

Xal’atath whispers:

A beast of stone who ignorantly throws around power he barely controls.He should be put down before he ruins our plans.

Xal’atath whispers:

So much fury in this soul! It will be a good harvest

Xal’atath whispers:

I know the Naaru consider us horrors to be resisted. We do not share this view. They are mearly beloved brethren that lost the true path. They will return to their masters… in time

Xal’atath whispers:

Skovald seeks to join the ranks of the destroyers, unaware that so many of those who dare are betrayed.

Xal’atath whispers:

The dragons are weak here. You would do well to exploit this fact.

Xal’atath whispers:

The God of the Deep writhes in his prison, breaking free ever so slowly. You should hurry and defeat the fallen titan… there are greater battles yet to fight.

Xal’atath whispers:

This city of the elves pales in comparison to the sleeping city…

Xal’atath whispers:

The fallen elves cower behind their wall. They know no other way…

Xal’atath whispers:

Do the naaru speak of the eternal conflict? That the entire history of your world is but a fraction of the time that has passed?

Xal’atath whispers:

Another fool who believed Illidan’s lies of sacrifice and righteousness. Tormented, he turns on everyone.

Xal’atath whispers:

Another tortured soul, long overdue for oblivion. I am more interested in his advisor, though…

Xal’atath whispers:

Disaster abounds here. Elf ruins filled with unquiet souls ripe for harvest.

Xal’atath whispers:

A beast of stone who ignorantly throws around power he barely controls. He should be put down before he ruins our plans.

Xal’atath whispers:

Suramar, its “noble” citizens greedily slurping at their world’s very lifeblood.

Xal’atath whispers:

Do the naaru speak of the eternal conflict? That the entire history of your world is but a fraction of the time that has passed?

Xal’atath whispers:

The walls between realms are thin here, so easy to tear open. Do you know what would happen if true shadow and light would meet here?

Xal’atath whispers:

So much fury in this soul! It will be a good harvest

 

I think that’s awesome. I will update this post when i find more whispers.

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3 thoughts on “Xal’atath, Blade of the Black Empire

  1. There was a whisper I heard from Xal’atath last night while doing WQs in Aszuna about the legion digging deep into the broken isles and suggesting they won’t like what they find if they keep digging. I thought I’d written down the whisper in the exact words but I can’t find it now! It was one of the best ones.

    Loving this artifact and it’s made leveling my spriest, along with void form, so much better this expansion.

    Also thanks for listing all these whispers!

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