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    Challenge Mode gear difference

    Since gear gets scaled to 463 in challenge modes, does that mean that pvp and pve gear are the same? (i.e. Malevolent gloves and Normal ToT gloves)?

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    Your PVP gear will be scaled down to 463, yes, but that will also include PvP stats. In other words, if you're wearing PvP gear, you shouldn't be in challenge modes.

    edit: Unless the PvP stats don't count against the item's budget, in which case it would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuku2 View Post
    Your PVP gear will be scaled down to 463, yes, but that will also include PvP stats. In other words, if you're wearing PvP gear, you shouldn't be in challenge modes.

    edit: Unless the PvP stats don't count against the item's budget, in which case it would be fine.

    You are correct, PvP stats don't count against an item's budget, see blue post: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7212151172#12

    Originally Posted by Taepsilum
    So we can conclude that PvP stats (Resilience and PvP Power) do not count towards the ilvl budget of any item.
    Last edited by Valyk; 2013-04-24 at 06:19 PM.

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    pvp gear and pve gear will have same budget, but the socket bonuses will make the pve sets more appealing (not a deal breaker though. You can still get all gold w/ less than ideal set of gear and composition)

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    Another thing to consider is that PvP trinkets and weapons will be undervalued because trinkets have a lot of wasted stat points on their passives and weapons/off hands only have one secondary stat on them instead of 2.

    The itemization, sockets, and socket bonuses are the best things to look at when considering gear for challenge modes.

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    Do set bonuses stick around in Challenge modes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteen View Post
    Do set bonuses stick around in Challenge modes?
    No, you do not receive bonuses from tier in challenge modes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteen View Post
    Do set bonuses stick around in Challenge modes?
    No. Nor does the +500 stat legendary gem. The +1 Prismatic Socket works fine. I don't know about the legendary Meta Gem.

    Furthermore, PVP gear might not be the best solution in challenge modes. Not because they're underbudget, but because several of the set bonuses are PVP stats (IE, resil or PVP power). That said, they're passable, except the trinkets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViridianCC View Post
    No. Nor does the +500 stat legendary gem. The +1 Prismatic Socket works fine. I don't know about the legendary Meta Gem.

    Furthermore, PVP gear might not be the best solution in challenge modes. Not because they're underbudget, but because several of the set bonuses are PVP stats (IE, resil or PVP power). That said, they're passable, except the trinkets.
    The meta gem requires an ilvl 502+ helm to be active. When in challenge mode, the helm is actually 463... the legendary meta gem is not active. You would need a secondary helm for that.

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