The pain in my bear butt.
This quest is part of a comment-size guide for “Balance of Power.” questline (the last quest…finally). Quests are pretty much self-explanatory and all it takes is some time and good will to complete them. Completing this questline rewards Artifact Appearance (Appearance 3, Tint 1).
Image of Kalec appears in your Order Hall and gives you the following quest:
The Power Within (Meet Archmage Kalec at Azurewing Repose in Azsuna.)
Reasons behind appearance of Archmage Kalec in your Class Order Hall are not yet completely understood but most people noticed him few days after they completed their Class Campaign.
From there you take a next quest from Senegos:
The Heart of Zin-Azshari (Retrieve the Heart of Zin-Azshari and defeat the Wrath of Azshara in the Eye of Azshara on Mythic difficulty.)
After completing the previous quests you receive a few new quests (exactly 3: two from Senegos and one from Archmage Kalec).
A Vainglorious Past (Obtain a Vainglorious Draught from Veridis Fallon.)
– You can purchase Vainglorious Draught from Veridis Fallon in Crumbled Palace [46.9 , 41.4] in Azsuna for 150g (Requirement: Court of Farondis – Honored).
Fallen Power (Recover a Corrupted Essence from Oakheart and defeat the Shade of Xavius in Darkheart Thicket on Mythic difficulty.)
Tempering Darkness (Obtain 30 Blood of Sargeras.)
Should not be a problem since by the time you get that quest and if you did not spend any Blood of Sargeras you should have some stacked up simply by completing Dungeons and World Quests.
Lucid Strength (Absorb the power from the Corrupted Essence using the Heart of Zin-Azshari.)
Right next to you.
The Wisdom of Patience (Await the opening of The Emerald Nightmare, then report back to Senegos in Azsuna.)
In Nightmares (Obtain a Deathglare Iris and the Horn of the Nightmare Lord from The Emerald Nightmare.) NOTE: NOT doable with LFR. It has to be Normal difficulty or higher. In order to complete this quest you need to kill 2 bosses: Il’gynoth and Xavius and loot mentioned quest items.
Essence of Power (Collect 30 Corrupted Essence from The Emerald Nightmare.) This quest gave me a weird WoD and Khadgar flashback. NOT doable with LFR. Only Normal or higher difficulty. Essences
do not have a 100% drop rate and bosses can drop 1- 2 Corrupted Essences at the time.
Essential Consumption (Absorb the combined power of the Corrupted Essences using the Heart of Zin-Azshari.)
Right next to you.
Repaid Debt (Meet Archmage Kalec in the Shal’Aran in Suramar.)
Borrowing Without Asking (Recover a Containment Crystal from the Vault of the Wardens on Mythic difficulty.)
Rite of the Captain (Take Advisor Vandros’ Eon Winder from The Arcway on Mythic difficulty.)
Literary Perfection (Find Lothrius’ first edition copy of “Wards, Sigils, and the Nightborne Way” in the Court of Stars on Mythic difficulty.)
Twisted Power (Use a Greater Portal Stone to summon Vizuul the Twisted at the Altar of End Times in Faronaar and collect his runebindings.)
A True Test (Absorb the power from the Twisted Runebindings using the Heart of Zin-Azshari.)
Right next to you.
Seeking the Valkyra (Seek out Ashildir at the Vault of Eyir in Stormheim.)
The Mark (Prove your worth to the Valarjar, then receive the Mark of the Valkyra from Eyir.)
Retrieving the Svalnguard (Retrieve the Svalnguard and defeat Helya in the Maw of Souls on Mythic difficulty.)
A Feast Fit for Odyn (Acquire flank meat from Thunderhoof in Stormheim, Spinesever’s spine in Highmountain, and a steak from Leytusk in Azsuna.)
Presentation is Key (Retrieve 4 Adamantium Casing Scraps and defeat Dargrul the Underking in Neltharion’s Lair on Mythic difficulty.)
Odyn’s Blessing (Obtain Odyn’s blessing in the Halls of Valor on
Heroic or Mythic difficulty.)
– Use Grand Feast of Valhallas when you enter the dungeon – at the start. You can enter the dungeon alone, put the feast down, get out and then get a group to defeat Odyn and get his blessing. After you defeat him wait for him to finish his speech (RP) and then you can collect his blessing on the loot chest.
Planning the Assault (Await the opening of the Nighthold, then meet Archmage Kalec in Shal’Aran.)
Into the Nighthold (Collect 20 Nightshards from the Nighthold on Normal difficulty or higher.)
– Try and complete this quest without killing Gul’dan because if you kill him before acquiring The Nighthold: Darkness Calls quest in Part 20 he won’t drop quest item for you this week and you’ll need to wait for a next reset to complete The Nighthold: Darkness Calls quest in Part 20.
The Nighthold: Delusions of Grandeur (Collect the core of Trilliax and Grand Magistrix Elisande’s Millennia Tome in the Nighthold on Normal difficulty or higher.)
The Nighthold: Darkness Calls (Bring one Gul’dan’s eyes to Archmage Kalec on Normal difficulty or higher.)
Balance of Power (Absorb the combined power of the Nightshards and the Eye of Gul’dan using the Heart of Zin-Azshari at the Lunar Crucible.)
This is the entire quest chain I have to complete to get my glowly bear appearance Balance of Power. I am up to ….part 9. OF TWENTY ONE PARTS!! Part 9. Which on its own is tolerable. Unless, like me, you hated Suramar so much you avoided it so thoroughly that you don’t even have your mask. I am now stuck on part 9 completing the stupid questline to get Revered with the Nightfallen. I am hating every minute of it. I was annoyed that I needed to even do the first part on my pally to get her class mount to buy the stupid gem.
I cannot express my hatred for this place. If any other achievements on my toons need this place they can stay incomplete unless they are super compelling…ie…mounts/pets/titles.
My hatred refers to the questing. The need for ancient mana farming, the need to always be on the lookout for being busted out of your disguise and the constant back and forth to Meredil after 2 quests. The city itself is gorgeous and the artwork is magical – no complaints whatsoever about the look and feel.
I do adore the change to the druid forms when under the mask. Cat form is my favourite!
The owl is pretty nice as well.
I just completed the Leyline Bling achievement last night which is barely through the zone quests and shows me at about 5000/12000.
I am running around in feral doing the quests just because it is faster to kill things (though my bear isn’t that bad!). I am going to have to pick Lana’s brain soon about a easy/fast “rotation” instead of just smooshing buttons when they light up and hoping for things to die. I am not wanting top DPS here, just gimme 5 buttons I can smoosh and rip people’s faces off.
So…my balance of power is all to get this appearance. The pain and hatred is all to have this purple glowly bear butt! If i lose it after legion I swear to all the aspects of the dragons I will rage like Ursoc.
I have to complete Balance of Power AND a level 15 mythic – which my group wants anyway. To do the level 15 mythic we need our DPS to have better gear (Ben/Drew switched toons on us for and haven’t managed to spend time getting the gear. Oui changed as well but he came to a normal run and went up like 40 ilevels or something stupid). I think Tank wise I am ok and Michael is fantastic for healing. I think we can do a 15, we just need to focus on gear and making sure we have maximum DPS output to do it. I want to get it done before the xpac ends – even more so now.
So I continue with the quest line which requires 8 mythic dungeons throughout and some raids in Normal mode. <tired sigh> I am never going to finish this. All help is appreciated!