Not too long ago, we published an article on how we are likely to obtain the different artifact skins and colors in Legion. A watchful reader rightfully commented ‘but what about the Serpent’s Coil and Frozen Fate skin?’. My guess was that these designs would not be rewarded until later tiers or content patches. But I was wrong. At least, for the Serpent’s Coil skin as it is now known how to obtain the basic look and its variations.
Hidden artifact looks
It is not just for us resto shamans that new artifact looks have been enabled. It seems like every spec has its own ‘hidden look’, and a unique way of obtaining it. A friend of mine plays a priest. He told me how some priests had been book hunting, and how finding all these books would allow you to unlock a new skin variation. Off I went, to rally the resto shaman troops. Together we could hunt for our hidden look. But no such thing was implemented. Instead, all we have to do is loot the first boss in the Eye of Azshara dungeon, and be lucky. It felt anticlicmatic. I was hoping for a book hunt, leading me across the old and new world. Instead I found out it was RNG we had to defeat. On top of that, this was the dungeon I have been farming the most. This never dropped for me. Of course I don’t know exactly when this was implemented, but I couldn’t help but feeling a little disappointed. The item is called the Coil of the Drowned Queen. I am assuming they refer to Lady Hatecoil as being the first boss, although most groups kill Warlord Parjesh first.
What it looks like
Fair is fair, the hidden skin is awesome. Serpents are swirling around the shield and the scepter, giving it an intriguing look. Once you have unlocked the base model, you can then start working towards unlocking the other colors: green, purple, and red. Unlike the other looks so far, you can only progress towards unlocking these while wearing the base (blue) model of the Serpent’s Coil. Wowhead currently only shows the shields in the appearances tab for me (just for this skin), so you’ll have to imagine the scepter.
- You can unlock the green skin by completing 100 dungeons while using one of the Serpent’s Coil looks;
- You can unlock the purple skin by completing 200 world quests while using one of the Serpent’s Coil looks;
- You can unlock the red skin by killing 1,000 enemy players while using one of the Serpent’s Coil looks.
Needless to say, we want to get that starter skin early on in the expansion so we can start farming the other looks straight away. But Serpent’s Coil wasn’t the only hidden skin, Frozen Fate is still a mystery to all of us. No one knows how and when we will be able to start progressing towards it. The name leaves us guessing. Why is it frozen? Until more information becomes available, I guess we’ll have to let it go.