• March 30, 2023

Back in May, we gave you an overview of the second PvP season of WoW: Shadowlands. At that time, however, we did not know how high the item level of the PvP equipment will be. Exactly that has changed in the meantime. It's time for an item level overview!

WoW Patch 9.1: PvP items are better in PvP

First, a little reminder: PvP items from the 2nd PvP season are supposed to be stronger in PvP content than in PvE. When you enter a battleground or arena, the item level of these items will automatically increase by 13 points. The same applies if you have activated the war mode in the open world. To compensate, the base item level of these items in PvE will be slightly lower than it would have been without this change.

WoW Patch 9.1: Conquest equipment item level

You can expect these item levels when you participate in rated PvP in the second season:

  • Unrated: Itemlevel 233 (220 in PvE) - no rating requirement.
  • Fighter: Itemlevel 239 (226 in PvE) - rating requirement of 1.400
  • Challenger: Itemlevel 246 (233 in PvE) - rating requirement of 1.600
  • Rival: Item level 253 (240 in PvE) - rating requirement of 1,800
  • Duelist: Itemlevel 259 (246 in PvE) - rating requirement of 2,100
  • Gladiator: Itemlevel 259 (246 in PvE) - Rating requirement of 2.400

WoW Patch 9.1: Itemlevel of the honour equipment

You can once again upgrade your earned honor items multiple times, whereby you must have a certain fame level from rank 4 onwards.

  • Rank 1: Itemlevel 190 (177 in PvE) - no glory level requirement
  • Rank 2: Item level 197 (184 in PvE) - no glory level requirement
  • Rank 3: Itemlevel 203 (190 in PvE) - no fame level requirement
  • Rank 4: Itemlevel 210 (197 in PvE) - Fame level 43
  • Rank 5: Item level 216 (203 in PvE) - Fame level 43
  • Rank 6: Item level 223 (210 in PvE) - Fame level 59
  • Rank 7: Itemlevel 229 (216 in PvE) - Fame level 59

WoW Patch 9.1: PvP Items from the Treasury

As in Season 1, Season 2 will once again offer the opportunity to earn additional PvP rewards through the Treasury. The requirements have not changed yet:

  • 1st item - 1,250 honor via rated PvP
  • 2nd item - 2,500 honor via rated PvP
  • 3rd item - 6,250 honor via rated PvP

The quality of the reward depends on your rank, which in turn is determined by your rating:

  • Score 0 to 1,399 - No rank: Item level 233 (220 in PvE)
  • Rating 1.400 to 1.599 - Fighter: Itemlevel 239 (226 in PvE)
  • Rating 1.600 to 1.799 - Challenger: Itemlevel 246 (233 in PvE)
  • Rating 2.099 to 1.800 - Rival: Itemlevel 253 (240 in PvE)
  • Rating 2,100 to 2,399 - Duelist: Itemlevel 259 (246 in PvE).
  • Rating 2,400+ - Elite or Gladiator: Itemlevel 259 (246 in PvE)


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