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WoW Shadowlands: Anima - the return of currency items

What the artifact power was in the WoW expansions Legion and Battle for Azeroth, the new resource Anima embodies in Shadowlands. Anima serves us in the endgame of Shadowlands as currency, among other things, but we also need it for various other purposes, such as learning soul band talents. Anima will therefore play a similarly important role in Shadowlands as the artifact power in Legion and Battle for Azeroth.

Anima from containers

Blizzard, however, is again taking more of a cue from the system in Legion than Battle for Azeroth in terms of how we obtain Anima: as Vanion reports, we will no longer automatically receive captured Anima in Shadowlands. The game will not credit the resource to our anima account, but will instead put a corresponding item in our pocket, from which we will have to extract the anima by clicking on it - similar to the artifact making containers from Legion.

So, for example, when we complete a world quest in Shadowlands that promises us Anima as a reward, or when we relieve a rare enemy of Anima, we get a corresponding item that contains Anima. These include:

  • Epic Anima Container Bastion
  • Bloodbound Anima Globe
  • Pocket Anima Phial
  • Maldraxxus Anima Battery 03
  • Arendweald Anima 3

In the future, there will be one more mouse click (or two, if you want to count the opening of the inventory) between you and the coveted Anima resource than you are currently used to in Battle for Azeroth. We don't know why Blizzard decided to return to the system from Legion - the developers haven't commented on this yet. Vanion suspects that opening a container should feel more rewarding than automatically crediting the resource. What do you think about this? Do you think it's a good thing that Blizzard has decided to spend Anima via container items? Write us your opinion in the comments!

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