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Season 1 Ranked PvP Item Level Clarification

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Battle for Azeroth PvP Season 1 has finally begun and Blizzard have cleared up the rewards structure for the various tiers and their corresponding item levels, from 340 to 385:

Blizzard LogoPvP Season 1 (source)

Now that BFA Season 1 is underway, we’ve seen a number of questions about the item levels of various rewards and reward tiers. Here’s an outline of the current item levels you’ll see when you receive rewards from ranked PvP:

  • Tier, Rating, End of Match iLvl, Weekly cache iLvl, Weekly Azerite item iLvl
  • Unranked, 0 – 1399, item level 340, item level 355, item level 355
  • Combatant, 1400 – 1599, item level 350, item level 365, item level 355
  • Challenger, 1600 – 1799, item level 360, item level 370, item level 370
  • Rival, 1800 – 2099, item level 365, item level 375, item level 370
  • Duelist, 2100 – 2399, item level 370, item level 380, item level 385
  • Gladiator, 2400+, item level 375, item level 385, item level 385

Some reminders:
End of match rewards are occasional.
For your weekly Azerite item Conquest turn-in, see Marshal Gabriel in the Salt and Shanty Inn near the Ashvane Docks in Boralus or Xander Silberman at Mugambala in Zandalar.
You’ll loot your weekly cache reward from a chest in that area.
The weekly cache items can Warforge/Titanforge.

Now go strike down your enemies!

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does anyone gear up just through pvp anymore? seems much easier and quicker to get gear through m/m+/raids. maybe they should bring back pvp power/defense so that gear has meaning again.

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7 minutes ago, krapmyself said:

does anyone gear up just through pvp anymore? seems much easier and quicker to get gear through m/m+/raids. maybe they should bring back pvp power/defense so that gear has meaning again.

It's actually a real slog to gear with Arenas now. You get 35 points per 2s win and you don't get any for a loss, so you're looking at about 30ish matches to get your weekly. I've not had any of the end of match reward drops yet, either. RBGs though is only 5 wins which isn't bad at all. It's a fairly lopsided system IMO that only really benefits the top tier Arena players who spend all night every night grinding.

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