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Patch 5.2 Changes


Patch 5.2 promises plenty of new raiding experiences, items and factions to keep us busy, but it also introduces a few significant alterations to the core rules of transmogrification. Here’s a recap of all of the patch details relevant to items, and how mogging will be affected.


Transmogrification Rules

  Two-handed axes, maces, and swords can be transmogrified to each
     other.
  One-handed axes, maces, and swords can be transmogrified to each
     other.
  Staves and polearms can be transmogrified to each other.
  A significant number of weapons that were formally Main Hand only,
     have been changed to be one-handed.

Until now, only hunters were able to transmogrify across weapon types, with bows, guns and crossbows. The above changes mean that other classes now have substantially broader options for mixing across weapon-types too. Daggers, Fist Weapons and Wands remain unchanged, and can only be transmogrified to themselves. We’ve highlighted these weapon transmog groups in the image to the right.

The alteration of many main hand weapons to being one-handed also allows for much greater variety as, for example, rogues can now dual-wield many caster weapon looks, which they could not previously transmogrify. See the bottom for Wowhead’s gallery of weapon changes.

Currency

  Valor points are not being converted with this patch.
  Conquest Points will be converted to Honor Points, up to the cap of
     4000 Honor.
  Any Honor Points above the 4000 cap will be converted to coin, at a
     rate of 35 silver per point.

New Items

  The Throne of Thunder raid instance is being released. Check out our Tier 15 Overview article
     to see the new sets.
  Season 12 ends and Season 13 will begin, with brand new armor sets: Season 13 Overview.
  Three new factions will be selling reputation based Valor Point items: Shado-Pan Assault, Kirin Tor
     Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught. The latter two are Alliance and Horde specific respectively.
  Lookalikes of the Blacksmith-crafted Burning Crusade weapons are being introduced. These weapons
     will be BoE, unlike their predecessors.
  Many BoE uncommon items are being introduced as lookalikes of the original Zul’Gurub and
     Zul’Aman armor sets, which were removed when the two instances were revamped in Cataclysm.

Item Changes

  Malevolent Gladiator’s items can be purchased for Honor Points.
  Malevolent Gladiator’s items purchased after the patch will have a reduced item level of 476.
     Those purchased before the patch will retain their 483 item level.
  Dreadful Gladiator’s items can be crafted by relevant professions (Blacksmithing, Leatherworking,
     Tailoring).
  Item level 489 Valor point items from Patch 5.0 have had their costs reduced by 50%.
  Item level 496 Valor point items from Operation: Shieldwall and the Dominance Offensive have had
     their costs reduced by 25%.

Further Patch Info

If you’d like to read more about Patch 5.2, we’ve covered a lot of the new items in other articles which you can find on our front page.

The above covers the majority of the information from 5.2 which is in some way related to transmogrification, but there are of course many more changes and additions on their way. If you’d like to read further, we recommend you check out the following resources:

  Wowhead’s Gallery of Main-Hand Weapons Changed to One-Hand
  Wowhead’s Guide to Patch 5.2 Troll Transmog Gear
  Blizzard’s Patch 5.2 Round-Up
  Official Patch Notes
  Wowhead’s News Feed

Season 13 Sets

Patch 5.2 will be introducing three PvP sets for each class as part of the new “Tyrannical” Season 13. This post provides an overview of all of the forthcoming Tyrannical sets, with links to each of their respective articles.

Season 13 stands out amongst recent PvP seasons, as it is the first time since the original release of WoW that there have been faction-specific PvP armor sets. The two factions have their own differently coloured Conquest Point outfits, with the Horde featuring red in all of their armor sets, and the Alliance featuring blue. Both share the same Elite set appearance.

It’s also worth noting that the method for obtaining Elite gear has been changed with Patch 5.2. Arena rating is no longer required, but instead you must now earn a total of 27,000 Conquest Points within the season, in order to unlock Elite armor.


Tyrannical Gladiator’s Alliance Sets (Item Level 493)





Tyrannical Gladiator’s Horde Sets (Item Level 493)





Tyrannical Gladiator’s Elite Sets (Item Level 512)




Note: Keep in mind that the above data is drawn from the Patch 5.2 Public Test Realm, and is subject to change before official release. We will update the articles accordingly, should any of the above become obsolete.

Tyrannical Gladiator’s Elite Regalia

 


Tyrannical Gladiator’s Regalia
Mage Season 13 Elite Set (512)

Armor Type: Cloth
Level Req.: 90
Source: Conquest Point purchases
Availability: Very challenging to obtain

How to get the set:

The five items comprising the item level 512 Mage Season 13 Elite Tyrannical Gladiator’s Regalia are purchasable after having earned a total of 27,000 Conquest Points within the season.

The total cost of the 5-piece set is 10250 Conquest Points, broken down into 2250 each for the head, chest and legs, and 1750 each for shoulders and gloves. There are also matching boots and a belt, which have the same requirements as the above, costing 1750 Conquest a piece and bringing the set total to 13750 Conquest Points. There are no matching bracers.

All of the Elite Tyrannical items may be purchased from two vendors, one for each faction:
Ethan Natice, for the Alliance, located atop the Serpent’s Spine wall between the Valley of the Four Winds and Dread Wastes, close to a flight point named “The Lion’s Redoubt”.
Acon Deathwielder, for the Horde, also located on the Serpent’s Spine, but between Kun-Lai Summit and Townlong Steppes, close to a flight point called “Hellscream’s Fist”.

HeadTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Cowl
ShouldersTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Amice
ChestTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Robe
HandsTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Handguards
LegsTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Trousers


Extras:

WaistTyrannical Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty
FeetTyrannical Gladiator’s Treads of Cruelty

StaffLightning Rod (BoP drop from Hagara the Stormbinder in heroic Dragon Soul)


Recolours:

Tyrannical Gladiator’s Regalia (Horde)

 


Tyrannical Gladiator’s Regalia
Mage Season 13 Horde Set (493)

Armor Type: Cloth
Level Req.: 90
Source: Conquest Point purchases
Availability: Horde only! Challenging to obtain

How to get the set:

The five items comprising the item level 493 Mage Season 13 Tyrannical Gladiator’s Regalia are available for purchase with Conquest Points, as are the three matching off-set extras listed at the bottom. This particular version of the set is available to the Horde only.

The total cost of the 5-piece set is 10250 Conquest Points, broken down into 2250 each for the head, chest and legs, and 1750 each for shoulders and gloves. The three extras cost 4750 Conquest Points, 1750 each for the belt and boots, and 1250 for the bracers. That brings the total cost of the 8-piece outfit to 15000 Conquest.

All of these items may be purchased from Doris Chiltonius, located atop the Serpent’s Spine wall between Kun-Lai Summit and Townlong Steppes, close to a flight point called “Hellscream’s Fist”.

HeadTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Cowl
ShouldersTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Amice
ChestTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Robe
HandsTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Handguards
LegsTyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Trousers


Extras:

WristsTyrannical Gladiator’s Cuffs of Prowess
WaistTyrannical Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty
FeetTyrannical Gladiator’s Treads of Cruelty

DaggerOrganic Lifeform Inverter (BoP drop from Omnotron Defense System in Blackwing Descent)
Off-HandTyrannical Gladiator’s Endgame (Horde version. Vendor purchase for 1250 Conquest Points)


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