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Blizzard have clarified a lot of questions surrounding the tier sets coming in the Sepulcher and outside it, from the token groupings, number of drops, trade restrictions, Great Vault specifics, Creation Catalyst details and more.

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Good afternoon, friends! You all have had a lot of questions about how Tier Sets and the Catalyst work, and hopefully these answers clarify some of the questions you’ve raised over the past few days.

Should we expect to see similar class groupings (i.e. Protector, Conqueror, Vanquisher) on tokens as we did in the past?

We liked how the four groups of three classes played out, so we won’t be returning to Vanquisher/Conqueror/Protector. The design intent here is that each token has a thematic link and a variety of folks who can use it.

Our tokens for this tier are:

  • Mystic - Druid/Hunter/Mage
  • Venerated – Paladin/Priest/Shaman
  • Zenith - Monk/Rogue/Warrior
  • Dreadful – Demon Hunter/Death Knight/Warlock

How many tier tokens will drop in a raid?

A tier-dropping Mythic boss will drop 2 tier tokens for a Mythic raid containing 20 eligible players. In the case of a scaling raid such as Normal or Heroic, 10 loot-eligible players would see 1 token drop, while 30 loot-eligible players would see 3 tokens.

Are tier tokens tradable if I have equipped an item of the same (or higher) item level in that token slot? Are tier tokens tradable without restrictions?

You need to have soulbound a Tier piece of equivalent or higher item level to be able to trade tier pieces. The same applies to tokens.

How is the item level of a tier piece determined for the Great Vault? Completing one +15 dungeon gives us a 278 piece of loot in the vault, so does that mean tier would be 278 as well in this same slot in the Great Vault?

Yes. The item level is equivalent to what you’ve earned through heroic deeds across the various different game systems.

When creating tier set items with the Creation Catalyst, what is the item level of the tier piece after the process is complete? Is it the same item level as the base piece given to the Creation Catalyst or are there item level ranges that snap to LFR, Normal, Heroic, and Mythic item levels for tier?
The item level of the thing you put in the catalyst. It also keeps Mythic/PVP upgrade paths, tertiary stats, and sockets.

Are tier set items created by the Creation Catalyst upgradeable or do you need to remake the tier with a higher item level base piece?
You’ll want to remake it with a higher item level base piece, unless the initial version had an upgrade path from PVP or Mythic+ and you earned currency to allow it to be upgraded in that way.

How are Catalyst charges going to work?

Catalyst charges will start relatively rare (1/week) then accelerate in acquisition rate as the patch moves towards the future. These values will gradually accelerate over time, to the point where eventually you will be earning a charge every other day.

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