i like the new looking DK warrior shamy and warlock gear becasue it really stands out for there name of a DK and warrior etc
This is an amazing guide! I had heard that pvp gear was easier to get in Warlords form a friend but this guide spells it out so well! I will be doing all these things as I want to start to try WoW pvp for the first time in Ashran!
Cap starts at 1500 with 200 bonus points coming from clearing Ashran.
Gearing up is so much easier now, at least as far as getting the honor gear. By using the gladiator's sanctum and a bit of BG farming I was able to gear up both my Ret and Holy sets on my paladin in record time. Getting the conquest gear is still time gated unless you can reach higher ratings, which is fine. Does kind of suck that it will take around 3 weeks to get my first piece of conquest though since I'm grabbing my weapon first.Overall should be a great season once some of the balance issues are ironed out.
super concise, thank you!
Love the guide and will definitely use it as a reference. :)However, you might want to mention the Timeless Solium Band you get through the legendary quest line is probably better than the basic PVP rings, as it has the ilevel of 680, while the basic gear only scales to 675. It is better for me, at least as a healer.
You can get the 1500 conquest points from arenas, bgs, and whatever else. But ashran and gladiator sanctum work orders can give you that last 200
You can get ilvl 600 (660) pieces from strongboxes when you lose, ilvl 620 (675) pieces from strongboxes when you win as well as from the honor vendor, and ilvl 626 (681) pieces from strongboxes when you win, if they roll Warforged.
Olivia nailed it with the comment about the ring. Great guide and very helpful!
I'd like to add something that happened to me couple of days ago:I joined the queue for Ashran, after some time we killed the Horde leader and I've got the box. Since my PvE spec is prot and retri is offspec for PvP, I opened the box with loot specialization on prot.I've got the Primal Gladiator's Cloak of Endurance. At first I was happy I got the conquest gear from Ashran, but imagine my suprise getting prot cloak.Pro tip: Put your loot specialization on CURRENT SPECIALIZATION when you're opening the box or whatever spec you want to possibly get loot for.
You also get a piece of conquest gear if you win the highmaul coliseum(gladiator sanctum level 3). However, if you don't play DK or feral druid you might have a hard time winning it.
Is strongbox low chance drop for conquest gear confirmed?
Although indirectly mentioned in the article, if you are looking to gear up as fast as possible, do random BG's but do not spend the honor until you have capped at 4k. This will prevent you from buying gear that you later get from the reward boxes. If you do get an item you bought with honor recently, always see if you can sell back the piece you just bought.
I am missing two aditional things for RBGs.You also get 0-200 Conquest Points per lose and you get the chance to win a piece of Conquest Gear on the first win per week (it is rolled similar to the personal loot system in LFR in Pandaria ).
As of today the conquest weapons are still gated by season earnings of 7250 conquest so you might want to plan around that.