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Shadowlands PvP Rewards
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since we implemented an updated design for Shadowlands PvP gearing into the Beta this week, we’ve seen several requests for a more-detailed explanation of the intentions behind the system.

Previously in the Shadowlands Beta, we tested a design where Conquest served as both the currency for the Great Vault and the currency for purchasing PvP gear from the vendors, with a weekly cap. From the outset, two of our main goals with PvP gearing in Shadowlands were:

  • Give players more direct control over their gearing by spending earned Conquest at PvP vendors, with an accessible cap and catch-up system.
  • Allow the Great Vault to supplement PvP gearing for Rated players, with a rewards track that is closely aligned to other organized endgame activities (Mythic Keystone dungeons, Raiding).

However, in Beta testing, we found that because by definition Conquest can’t be earned after hitting the weekly cap, using the same currency for both systems made capping Conquest and earning Conquest gear take much more effort than had been the case in past expansions’ iterations of the Conquest system.

In the live game, we recently updated Honor to be a currency that is rewarded by all PvP activities, including Rated ones. So in this design, we’ve shifted the Great Vault to require Honor from Rated activities only. Earning Honor through Rated PvP each week will result in a valuable reward from the Great Vault, and that allows us to detach Conquest from the Great Vault and place the Conquest cap much lower.

This means that players who do Rated PvP will earn their purchases from the PvP vendor much faster, and since Honor from Rated activities is uncapped, those who are really into PvP can continue to progress towards unlocking the second and third Great Vault options after capping Conquest for the week.


As the Beta winds down, please know that we greatly appreciate all of the testing and player feedback we’ve received since focused PvP testing began in the Shadowlands Beta. Thank you for all of your forum posts and tweets and bug reports and Youtube videos. We’re really looking forward to the PvP scene in this expansion.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Shadowlands PvP Rewards started by chaud View original post
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  1. LordTakeo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    You do realize there is no incentive to do regular battlegrounds? I've illustrated it in many posts above why. In all of those I also forgot to mention that in order to even upgrade your PvP gear you need certain Renown ranks. So unless you plan on capping your renown on alts as much as possible your alts won't be getting PvP gear and you'll be better off grinding heroics/mythics/lfr/normal raids/world quests.
    I mean, I can unlock slots of the Vault now, with Honor, as far as I understood.
    Which gives me motivation to do, well, BG's.

    Doing BG's passively will give me a taste for SL PvP, and gives me an incentive to learn and seeing how I can snatch that one armor piece that evades me from dungeon spamm, and just power upgrade through it, till it eventually gets replaced when M+ drops.

    Also, it's just fun. Getting -anything- meaningful for something I like doing, so I don't feel guilty about wasting my time, is pretty neato.
    If I said something factually wrong though, please do correct me, since this is how I interpreted Blizzards post.
  1. Lucetia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LordTakeo View Post
    I mean, I can unlock slots of the Vault now, with Honor, as far as I understood.
    Which gives me motivation to do, well, BG's.
    Only the honor you earn from Rated Content (RBG's / Arena's) count for the great vault. If they allowed all honor total then that would be fine, but right now they are only allowing honor from the rated content.

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