Blizzard have detailed the process of acquiring the Onyx Annulet and Primordial Stones in the Zskera Vaults, how to upgrade them and more! You can check out our own preview of the new items here, featuring the actual Primordial Stone effects as well.

Onyx Annulet (Source)


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!