The valor points system is back

Author: WoWAnalytica
Posted: 10/03/2021

Valor Points are back in patch 9.0.5! The Valor Points system returns to World of Warcraft in patch 9.0.5. Thanks to this, people who do not raid, but do Mythic+ Dungeons will be able to upgrade their items. The introduced system allows you to increase your weapons level in a way similar to PVP items. Currently, the beginning of the Shadowlands expansion, as well as the first season of Shadowlands has not been very kind to players in respect to acquiring equipment. After a lot of pressure from the World of Warcraft community, the developers started to optimize the drop rates. While the number of drop items has been increased in raids, at the same time the Valor Points system has been introduced for Mythic+ Dungeons in order to solve the equipment issue.

How can I get Valor Points?

Currently, in patch 9.0.5, you will be able to earn points in two ways: By completing daily Covenant Callings which, in addition to gold rewards, will contain 35 or 50 Valor Points each, depending on the rarity. Another way is doing Mythic + Dungeon. Depending on the level of the run, an appropriate number of Valor Points will be awarded.

Valor Point Cap

In the first week from the introduction of the Valor Points system, we will be able to earn a maximum of 5,000 points. With each successive week, this number will increase by 750. The most interesting thing, however, is that a single character can have a maximum of 1500 Valor Points, so we can get more per week than we can keep on our character. Before introducing the patch to the servers, however, the developers decided to give up this option. All because of pressure from the World of Warcraft community, who believed that such a system did not exist.

How to upgrade Mythic+ gear in Shadowlands

In order to be able to increase the level of items obtained from mythic+ dungeons, a character should have completed an achievement, which is divided into four levels.

  • Upgrading an item to 200 item level – no achievement required
  • Upgrading an item to 207 item level – requires Shadowlands Keystone Explorer: Season One
  • Upgrading an item to 213 item level – requires Shadowlands Keystone Conqueror: Season One
  • Upgrading an item to 220 item level – requires Shadowlands Keystone Master: Season One
  • Valor Costs to Upgrade Gear

    A specific and fixed number of Valor Points will be required to upgrade an item to a certain level. Depending on the particular piece of equipment, the number of points will vary.

    • 250 Valor – Shield, Offhand, Ring, Cloak, Bracer, Neck
    • 400 Valor – Trinket, Belt, Shoulders, Gloves, Boots
    • 475 Valor – Helm, Legs, Chest
    • 500 Valor – One-Handed Agility Weapon
    • 750 Valor – One-Handed Intellect Weapon
    • 750 Valor – One-Handed Strength Weapon
    • 1000 Valor – Two-Handed Weapon
      Valor Points upgrade

      What is the cost of upgrading equipment for Valor Points?

      It all depends on its category. As can be seen in the list above, two-handed weapons will be the most expensive investment. No matter if we plan to upgrade an item from level 1 to level 2 or from 11 to 12, the number of Valor Points required will be the same, i.e., on the example of a two-handed weapon – a fixed amount of 1000. Given the weekly cap, we'll need three weeks to upgrade a two-handed weapon to level 12.

      What items can I upgrade with Valor Points?

      Only items that drop from Mythic+ dungeons and received from Mythic+ Vault Rewards can be upgraded. Items obtained from raids or Mythic+ dungeons prior to the release of patch 9.0.5 cannot be upgraded.

      Can I buy equipment with Valor Points?

      At this point in time, you can only use Valor points to upgrade the equipment acquired. Whether Blizzard will allow us to spend points on new equipment in the future, remains to be seen.

      Where can I upgrade equipment for Valor Points?

      Upgrades can be done with the same NPC that increases the level of PVP gear. It is Aggressor Zo'dash who is in Oribos and his coordinates are 34.55, 56.55. Another vendor showed up at Covenant Halls
      Valor Point NPC

      How to get Valor Points quickly?

      Currently, the best way to get Valor Points is to do low level Mythic + dungeons. No matter what key we make, we will finally get 135 points. Therefore, many people with very good equipment prefer to make less demanding instances - because it is much faster.

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