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PvP - What do i need to compete?
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It`s been years since i played WoW and so much has changed, i simply do not know where to start. The last time i played, it was fairly simple, play BG`s all day long and use those Honor Points to buy useful PvP gear. Not as good as the Arena rewards, but still better than nothing.
Now that i`m lv90 with a single character, i would like to have some fun again with PvP. But apparently there`s an Honor Point cap nowadays, so quickly attaining nice gear is no longer an easily accesible option. Also because the game has so little in-game tutorials / explanations on how everything works i decided to ask here what to do:
I`ve currently attained two types of currency. Justice and Honor Points. Apparently Justice Points are gathered through PvE such as Scenario`s or Dungeons/Raids. And Honor Points through BG`s and probably open PvP area`s. And then there are Conquest Points which i apparently can only gather through playing Rated BG`s and Arena`s, but for this you`ll need a team and i`m actually more of a solo player.
Then i`ve also seen that it`s possible to upgrade your gear (that you can buy from the vendor trading for either Honor or Justice Points), how exactly does this work? And what exactly is the new stat called PvP Power?
And is this all there is to know about pimping yourself to the max for PvP ?
Last but not least, i`ve read that it`s possible to keep the looks from a specific piece of gear you like and take the stats from a better piece of gear and transfer it to the piece of gear which you think looks better. How exactly does this work?
I assume there are already answers scattered through out a multitude of topics here on the WoWhead forum, yet i was hoping that someone might be so helpful as to provide me with either direct answers or links to the answers that i`m searching for.
Thanks in advance!
Sells honor gear.
The cap is more of a "How much you can have at once" cap than anything else, as far as i know.
Calling the following "/2 LF 2s" should get you an arena team if your lucky.
Upgrades are more or less just another way of making your gear better like gems and enchants.
PVP power is just reverse Resilience.
Resilience decreases damage to take
Power increases the effect of your own attacks (or heals if your a healer spec)
The "Transfer the stats" thing is called transmogrification, which works like this.
You go to the ethereals (Talk to a footman about it, i'm too busy) and you need to have the gear you want to have the stats for equipped.
Following this, go up to the guy that transmogrifies (Transmogs) stuff and right click the gear who's look you want, you will be billed a chunk of gold and you get a new look.
This fixes "Clownsuits" and is JUST in time considering we don't all have to look like something out of an oriental !@#$fest.
Gearing up for PvP:
-Buy or craft a Contender set
-Fill non PvP slots with honor items
-Try to get the most Conquest Points you can every week in order to buy your PvP Weapon as soon as possible. This weapon has PvP power on it, which will increase your damage or healing by alot compared to any PvE weapon. Should take you 3-4 weeks to be able to buy it , due to a cap on how much Conquest Points you can earn weekly.
OK, I will attempt to answer each of your questions in order. I too mainly PvP solo, although I have dabbled with Arena and Rated BG's. Solo fits my time schedule better.
The honor point cap is set at 4000 total, but there is no limit to how much honor you can gain in one week, so if you grind battlegrounds you can get the basic blue quality set of PvP gear fairly quickly. Obviously focus on getting your 4 piece set bonus completed first (Chest/Legs/Shoulder/Head/Hand) as the 4 piece buffs tend to be helpful.
Fill out your remaining slots with the best possible PvE gear, but replace this as soon as possible, because you really need the PvP Power and PvP resilience for viability and survivability.
When doing battlegrounds, if you do the random daily or the selected battleground of the week, you can also earn 100 Conquest points for your first win of the day, and 50 for each subsequent win. It takes longer to get enough to purchase something from the conquest vendor this way then going the arena/rated BG route, but it can be done. These points DO have a weekly cap, correct me if I am wrong but I think it is 1200 per week. To get your PvP weapon requires you to earn 7500 conquest points in an arena PvP season, so it can take a while if you are only earning 500 or so conquest points a week. This, combined with the conquest point cap, forces you to buy several pieces of conquest PvP gear before you get a PvPweapon.
Another fairly quick way to potentially earn a high level PvP piece is to join a Sha of Anger raid each week. This is a fairly quick and easy event and you stand a decent chance of having a useful PvP piece drop for you as loot.
Hope this helps, and good luck.
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