Changes in 10.0.5 to Item Upgrades
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We have a few adjustments to item upgrades in patch 10.0.5 that we want to outline and clarify.

War Mode and Primal Storms gear are no longer be upgradeable by trading gear and upgrade currency (Trophies of Strife, Storm Sigils) at the previous vendors (Malicia in the Gladiator’s Refuge and Rethelshi in the Sapphire Enclave). These items now use the other item upgrade vendors that Valor, Honor, and Conquest gear have used, such as Corxian in the Gladiator’s Refuge.

War Mode and Primal Storms gear obtained at level 70 prior to this patch will still be upgradeable. However, War Mode gear obtained pre-level 70, before the patch, will not be upgradeable.

  • New pre-level 70 gear obtained after the 10.0.5 patch went live will be upgradeable.

There’s a bug fix in patch 10.0.5 that made The Drakebreaker’s Breastplate now cost 10 Trophies of Strife to upgrade. This was done to make it consistent with other chest pieces.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Changes in 10.0.5 to Item Upgrades started by Lumy View original post
Comments 17 Comments
  1. Zalraki's Avatar
    What godawful prick thought it would be a good idea to screw over alts and casual players? I still had 4 pieces left to upgrade because of the Storm Sigil time gating. Can't upgrade anything right now.
  1. Rapti's Avatar
    Now thats just load of BS. Had items bought prior and cant upgrade them.
  1. Gorsameth's Avatar
    You can still upgrade them, you just need to go to a different person. Ask a guard in Valdrakken for the Item Upgrade NPC. Its in the hall with the PvP vendors. you can upgrade there same as before
  1. Zalraki's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gorsameth View Post
    You can still upgrade them, you just need to go to a different person. Ask a guard in Valdrakken for the Item Upgrade NPC. Its in the hall with the PvP vendors. you can upgrade there same as before
    Incorrect. I have tested it with the old items and a newly bought item. Both say they can't be upgraded.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zalraki View Post
    What godawful prick thought it would be a good idea to screw over alts and casual players? I still had 4 pieces left to upgrade because of the Storm Sigil time gating. Can't upgrade anything right now.
    You can upgrade them, maybe go to the upgrade vendor as the blue post says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalraki View Post
    Incorrect. I have tested it with the old items and a newly bought item. Both say they can't be upgraded.
    show us. cause i just tried it seconds ago and they work just fine.
  1. Gorsameth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zalraki View Post
    Incorrect. I have tested it with the old items and a newly bought item. Both say they can't be upgraded.
    I tested it and it worked just fine. New shiny 385 chest piece.
  1. Mad_Murdock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gorsameth View Post
    I tested it and it worked just fine. New shiny 385 chest piece.
    I got the same issue. All the 359 items I bought on Monday says "can no longer be upgraded" So I bought a new 359 belt and it says "can no longer be upgraded". This is from Corxian.

    No issue upgrading valor mythic+ items on the same toon

    Also disabled all add-ons just to be sure, still failed
  1. Rapti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    You can upgrade them, maybe go to the upgrade vendor as the blue post says.

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    show us. cause i just tried it seconds ago and they work just fine.
    Tried it myself and it didnt work, says cannot upgrade so... seems buggy as F.
  1. willtron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gorsameth View Post
    I tested it and it worked just fine. New shiny 385 chest piece.
    I just tried wit ha bit of gear i had in my bag and the same bit i just bought, neither can be upgraded.
  1. Angrie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by willtron View Post
    I just tried wit ha bit of gear i had in my bag and the same bit i just bought, neither can be upgraded.
    do you have the currency needed to upgrade the piece? I think you're misreading it.
  1. 1mmersi0n's Avatar
    Upgrading was blocked due to an exploitable bug i believe.
  1. scvd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    You can upgrade them, maybe go to the upgrade vendor as the blue post says.

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    show us. cause i just tried it seconds ago and they work just fine.



    Note the "upgrade 1/2"
  1. Gurbz's Avatar
    Seems like they might have fixed it. After not working all morning I was just able to upgrade an item I bought today.
  1. Mad_Murdock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scvd View Post


    Note the "upgrade 1/2"
    Hotfix seems to have been applied. I'm now able to upgrade as well
  1. willtron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Angrie View Post
    do you have the currency needed to upgrade the piece? I think you're misreading it.
    Yep, have everything required.
  1. BoogieDoo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zalraki View Post
    Incorrect. I have tested it with the old items and a newly bought item. Both say they can't be upgraded.
    They are now cheaper to upgrade, what are yall complaining about
  1. Shoox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BoogieDoo View Post
    They are now cheaper to upgrade, what are yall complaining about
    Can you not read?

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