Valor Points in Shadowlands – patch 9.0.5

World of Warcraft is back with Valor points. This is a 

What is Valor Points

currency you get from the start of patch 9.0.5.
You use Valor Pints to upgrade specific gear.
It is only gear that you get from mythic plus dungeons that you can upgrade. 


How to get Valor points

For now, you can farm valor points in two ways:

  • Completing mythic dungeons.

  • Complete callings
    Rewards 35 Valor per quest. 


How to unlock higher ilvl gear to upgrade

The ilvl on gear to upgrade to, is based on your progress in mythic dungeons.

 

Upgrade to (ilvl)   Objectives
200                                      Complete all 8 mythic dungeons
207                                     Complete all 8 mythic dungeons in level 5 or higher
213                                      Complete all 8 mythic dungeons in level 10 or higher
220                                      Complete all 8 mythic dungeons in level 15 or higher

 


Is there a weekly cap on farming Valor points

Yes.
Weekly Cap
The first week will start with 5000 Valor points Cap.
Each week will increase the cap with 750 more Valor points. 

Character hold
1500 is the maximum a player can hold at a time. 


How to upgrade mythic dungeon gear

You can upgrade one piece of gear 12 times. Datamining that shows that you can upgrade it 14 times later on. 

Rank Item Level
1 184
2 187
3 190
4 194
5 197
6 200
7 203
8 207
9 210
10 213
11 216
12 220

One rank increases the the ilvl by 3 or 4. 


How much does it cost to upgrade

What is datamined is that you can upgrade a piece of gear 12 times, with future upgrades later on in the game, up to 14 times.

Also, what is datamined is that the value prices are 250, 400, 475, 500, 750 and 1000 Valor.

WoWhead has a prediction, that these values are based on that the item that you want to upgrade (due to how it looks in PvP at the moment in shadowlands).

My prediction is different because of two reasons.

  • If an item costs 1000 Valor (a 2h weapon according to WoWhead prediction) to upgrade one time, then it will take 12 times to upgrade a 184 ilvl to 220 ilvl. That would cost 12 000 Valor points.
    The weekly cap is 750 Valor points, which means that it will take 16 weeks to upgrade a 2H weapon. We will be in the next patch until then and next patch will have higher ilvl rewards on casual content that requires harder content today to get.

  • The WoWhead prediction is based on how the PvP system looks today. But there is a big difference. In PvP, you have a vendor that sells you all types of gear. In the mythic PvE Valor system, you must get lucky on loot and you definitely don’t choose what gear slot you want. You do not buy gear with Valor, you only upgrade them. The valor system and PvP system are not comparable in that way.

    Therefore, my prediction is that the datamined values (250, 400, 475, 500, 750 and 1000) is the price that increases, the higher ilvl you want to upgrade your gear. There is no price difference between a neck piece and a weapon because you don’t buy it, you get it by chance.

 

The prices of upgrading any price of gear can look like this.

Rank

ilvl

Valor Cost

Requirement

1

184

250

 

2

187

250

 

3

190

400

 

4

194

400

 

5

197

475

 

6

200

475

Complete all 8 Mythic dungeons

7

203

500

Complete all 8 Mythic dungeons
+5 or higher

8

207

500

Complete all 8 Mythic dungeons
+5 or higher

9

210

750

Complete all 8 Mythic dungeons
+10 0r higher

10

213

750

Complete all 8 Mythic dungeons
+10 or higher

11

216

1000

Complete all 8 Mythic dungeons
+15 or higher

12

220

1000

Complete all 8 Mythic dungeons
+15 or higher

13

223

 

Not Available yet

14

226

 

Not Available yet

 

 

 

11 Feb 2021