Primordial Stones Available On Patch 10.0.7 PTR – Blizzard Explains How It Works

February 10, 2023

The Primordial Stones are a new feature coming with Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7. Blizzard has now explained in a Blogpost on how this new system is going to work. Read more..

While questing in the new Zone ‘Forbidden Reach’, you will unlock Zskera Vaults, an instanced dungeon with puzzles which is meant to be single player content. As you progress through it, you will unlock an Onyx Annulet ring which can be socketed with Primordial Stones. 

Zskera Vault is currently the only content that rewards the Primordial Stones. Various activities around the Forbidden Reach will reward Vault Keys, which are needed to explore further into the Vault. 

Blizzard has also stated that the Onyx Annulet will be most likely replaced with an item from Dragonflight Season 2.

Greetings!
 
We’d like to shed some light on the specifics of the feature surrounding Primordial Stones and how they work.
 
By questing in 10.0.7, you’ll unlock the Zskera Vaults, which is a solo instanced dungeon with some fun puzzles to solve. As you venture through, you’ll acquire the Onyx Annulet ring and a bunch of Primordial Stones that can be socketed into it. These stones have trinket-like effects, and some also work together to create some spicy combinations.
 
When it comes to acquiring these:
 
  • The Zskera Vaults are where you get Primordial Stones, and can be accessed with keys that you’ll receive from rares and chests across the Forbidden Reach.
  • The keys will be Bind On Account, so you can get your alts into the Zskera Vaults easily.
  • You can crush your Primordial Stones into fragments which can be repurposed into an item to upgrade your favorite stones (through your local Jewelcrafter).
  • You can use these fragments to purchase newer stones from Researcher Imareth. While you can’t buy specific stones, they come in families, so you’ll be able to target the Stones you want.
  • Primordial Stones can be unsocketed from the Annulet.
 
Our intent here is to minimize random outcomes so that you can customize and experiment with your Onyx Annulet, similar to the Mechagon Trinket (the Pocket-Sized Computation Device). Being able to upgrade your favorite Stones will also increase the item level of the ring up to 424, allowing its power to scale up in a deterministic way.
 
Of course, given its maximal item level, we expect that you’ll replace it with something better in Dragonflight Season 2.
 
Thank you for reading. We’re excited to see what you do with them, and how you feel when you get your hands on these!