The item level of several items is getting a boost!

Blizzard are preparing to deploy a hotfix that will increase ilvl of all raid drops from all difficulties of the Blackrock Foundry raid.

When will this occur

17 Mars US
18 Mars EU

Blackrock Foundry            

Raid Ilvl before                      Ilvl after hotfix
Raid Finder 650 655
Normal 665 670
Heroic               680                  685
Mythic               695 700

Apexis Vendor

Increase item lvl with 5
670 to 675 instead

Highest ilvl on crafting

Increase item lvl with 5
680 to 685 instead

This is the reason:

“The main purpose of this change is to ensure that killing new bosses in the Blackrock Foundry raid feels appropriately rewarding. We are finding that groups coming out of a couple of months in Highmaul could often have an average item level that was just barely shy of the loot dropped by the appropriate difficulty in Foundry. A core part of the experience of progressing through a new raid tier lies in the sense that even if you didn't manage to kill a particular boss this week, the upgrades your raid group gathered along the way will make things smoother and improve your chances the following week.”

14 Mar 2015