Gear Updates in The War Within

In The War Within, there have been significant updates to gear, including changes to item levels (ilvl) and currencies. Notably, the names of upgrade currencies have been altered, and the crests have also undergone name changes.


Name Changes on Upgrade Currencies


  • The flightstones, previously used in Dragonflight, are now known as valorstones in The War Within.

  • Similarly, the crests in The War Within have been renamed as follows:

    • Weathered Harbinger Crest (formerly whelping in Dragonflight)
    • Carved Harbinger Crest (formerly Drake in Dragonflight)
    • Runed Harbinger Crest (formerly Wyrm in Dragonflight)
    • Gilded Harbinger Crest (formerly Aspect in Dragonflight).

Upgrade Costs and Ranks


  • Each upgrade requires 15 crests, with the specific type of crest varying based on the gear being upgraded.

  • Different gear types have varying numbers of upgrade ranks:
    • Explorer, Adventurer, Veteran, and Champion Gear have 8 ranks of upgrades.
    • Hero Gear has 6 upgrades, and Myth Gear has 4 upgrades.

Gear Upgrade Details for Different Gear Types


Explorer Gear:

  • Ranks 1 to 8 have ilvls ranging from 560 to 580.
  • All ranks cost valorstones.
Rank 1 560 ilvl 
Rank 2 563 ilvl
Rank 3 564 ilvl
Rank 4 567 ilvl
Rank 5 571 ilvl
Rank 6 574 ilvl
Rank 7 577 ilvl
Rank 8 580 ilvl

Adventurer Gear:

  • Ranks 1 to 4 have ilvls ranging from 571 to 580 and cost valorstones only.
  • Ranks 5 to 8 have ilvls ranging from 584 to 593 and cost both valorstones and Weathered Harbinger Crest.
Rank 1 571 ilvl
Rank 2 574 ilvl
Rank 3 577 ilvl
Rank 4 580 ilvl
Rank 5 584 ilvl
Rank 6 587 ilvl
Rank 7 590 ilvl
Rank 8 593 ilvl

Veteran Gear:

  • Ranks 1 to 4 have ilvls ranging from 584 to 593 and cost valorstones + Weathered Harbinger Crest.
  • Ranks 5 to 8 have ilvls ranging from 597 to 610 and cost valorstones + Carved Harbinger Crest.
Rank 1 584 ilvl
Rank 2 587 ilvl
Rank 3 590 ilvl
Rank 4 593 ilvl
Rank 5 597 ilvl
Rank 6 600 ilvl
Rank 7 603 ilvl
Rank 8 610 ilvl

Champion Gear:

  • Ranks 1 to 4 have ilvls ranging from 597 to 606 and cost valorstones + Carved Harbinger Crest.
  • Ranks 5 to 8 have ilvls ranging from 610 to 619 and cost valorstones + Runed Harbinger Crest.
Rank 1 597 ilvl 
Rank 2 600 ilvl
Rank 3 603 ilvl
Rank 4 606 ilvl
Rank 5 610 ilvl
Rank 6 613 ilvl
Rank 7 616 ilvl
Rank 8 619 ilvl

Hero Gear:

  • Ranks 1 to 4 have ilvls ranging from 610 to 619 and cost valorstones + Runed Harbinger Crest.
  • Ranks 5 and 6 have ilvls ranging from 623 to 626 and cost valorstones + Gilded Harbinger Crest.
Rank 1 610 ilvl 
Rank 2 613 ilvl
Rank 3 616 ilvl
Rank 4 619 ilvl
Rank 5 623 ilvl
Rank 6 626 ilvl

Myth Gear:

  • Ranks 1 to 4 have ilvls ranging from 623 to 632 and cost valorstones + Gilded Harbinger Crest.
Rank 1 623 ilvl 
Rank 2 626 ilvl
Rank 3 629 ilvl
Rank 4 632 ilvl

These updates provide a comprehensive overview of the gear upgrades and associated costs in The War Within.

11 Jun 2024