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Blizzard have detailed the Creation Catalyst system coming with next week's reset, where you can upgrade your gear to tier sets, how much it will cost, how often you can do it, an additional FAQ for various specifics and more. 

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Greetings!

The Creation Catalyst will become available to players after scheduled maintenance the week of 12 April. To access it, you will travel to the far south area of Zereth Mortis that is the Catalyst Gardens. The Creation Catalyst is on a floating island above the main pool area and can be reached via flying or using a small teleporter right below it.

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At a base level, how it works is you input a piece of Season 3 gear and a corresponding tier set piece will be made with a matching item level. The useable items can be Season 3 gear from raids, Mythic+, PvP, World Boss Antros, or items purchased with Sandworn Relics from Rafiq in Pilgrim’s Grace, Zereth Mortis. The applicable slots are helms, shoulders, cloaks, chests, bracers, gloves, belts, legs, and boots. Note that the 2-piece and 4-piece set bonuses will only be on the helms, shoulders, chests, gloves, and legs.

The Creation Catalyst can transform one item per week, but it can store up these charges so that if you miss a week you’ll be able to create two set pieces the following week, and alts or players who come along later in the Season may be able to create an entire set if they have the Flux for it.

The Catalyst will use the Cosmic Flux currency that is earned from a wide variety of activities in the game. The costs for the different item slots are:

  • Bracers and Cloaks: 600
  • Belts and Boots: 800
  • Gloves and Shoulders: 1200
  • Chests, Helms, and Legs: 1500

If a character vendored, disenchanted, or destroyed a Season 3 item that you want to use for this system, please visit the World of Warcraft Item Restoration page for assistance.

Some additional details:
Q: 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?
A: The resulting item will have the same item level of the item that you put into the catalyst. It also keeps Mythic/PvP upgrade paths, tertiary stats (leech, speed, etc.), and sockets.

Q: 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?
A: 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. For example, if you convert a non-set 9/12 helm from Mythic+ to a 9/12 tier piece, you will be able to use the Valor currency to upgrade it to a 12/12 tier piece.

Q: What secondary stats (Haste, Versatility, etc.) will be on the items made by the Creation Catalyst?
A: The tier pieces all have specific secondary stats regardless of what item is put into the system, only the tertiary stats (Leech, Speed, etc.), and sockets carry over.

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"The Creation Catalyst can transform one item per week" Another kick in the *filtered* for any of us that havent been very lucky in the weekly chest and / or don't want to do their shitty raid content.

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2 hours ago, tomchee said:

What is the point of putting cloack, braclet, etc... in to the Creation Catalist then? o_O

Tier Set transmog completion and in some cases better secondstats maybe. 😉

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4 hours ago, Keno said:

"The Creation Catalyst can transform one item per week" Another kick in the *filtered* for any of us that havent been very lucky in the weekly chest and / or don't want to do their shitty raid content.

Guess the WoW community makes it a point to keep whining about valid QoL improvements, until tier pieces would be sold for badges again.

...and which point you will be complaining how easy it is to get tier set, so every 5k overall mage can get it.

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7 hours ago, Teufel said:

Guess the WoW community makes it a point to keep whining about valid QoL improvements, until tier pieces would be sold for badges again.

...and which point you will be complaining how easy it is to get tier set, so every 5k overall mage can get it.

Hey, I wouldn't complain if that was the case!

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15 hours ago, Teufel said:

until tier pieces would be sold for badges again.

yes please, for badges you earn in raid, m+ or pvp. so i wouldnt be forced to play raid content, to play m+ content. while we are at it, can we get some other 1 min CD trinkets so i dont need to do pvp since legion?

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10 hours ago, ResoWho said:

yes please, for badges you earn in raid, m+ or pvp. so i wouldnt be forced to play raid content, to play m+ content. while we are at it, can we get some other 1 min CD trinkets so i dont need to do pvp since legion?

Do you play cutting edge? Then you have to play all three branches to get the best gear there is, balancing all three for min-maxing is a wasted effort better spent elsewhere.

Do you play casually? Then you still have the option to get the best gear there is but you do not actively need it. In which case it's yours "I WANT" and nothing else preventing you from taking it. And even in that regard they step towards you and offer an alternative you keep whining about, because we both know you are in this category.

Grow an effin pair.

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5 hours ago, Teufel said:

Do you play cutting edge? Then you have to play all three branches to get the best gear there is, balancing all three for min-maxing is a wasted effort better spent elsewhere.

Do you play casually? Then you still have the option to get the best gear there is but you do not actively need it. In which case it's yours "I WANT" and nothing else preventing you from taking it. And even in that regard they step towards you and offer an alternative you keep whining about, because we both know you are in this category.

Grow an effin pair.

Due to unregular workshift and also having to work up until 23:30 o'clock i retired from mythic progress raiding at the beginning of BFA. Due to my limited time im playing M+ on a level you could call hardcore progress if it was for raiding. I would prefer to only play M+ and go for the highest possible keys, i cant do that without raiding (and playing pvp, for fire specc). Basically im playing around 5-8h M+ on a daily base.

 

anyways, there many people who want to play just 1 content and get their equipt due to that content. tier sets and dominiation sockets force(d) you to raid due to the significant dmg increase, since you easily do like 5k dps less then another specc with 4 piece. saying that someone is casual and dont need to get the set (early) is just ridiculous. if you havent got the 4 piece allrdy you feel like a 2nd class dd/tank/heal this week and also you are treated like one and might not get invited since many groups want that allrdy. (Why would you take someone who does less dmg, if you arent premates and enough 4 piece guys listed?)

about the pvp part, its just poor design in my opinion, if you have to get the pvp trinket for fire mages since legion which is in fact 3 Addons and nearly 6 years the same trinket

obvsl its an improvement to get the set from the vault and the crafting system. still an improved system can be further improved or changed to a better system.

Also who are you, that you think, that everyone with a different opinion is just a "crying casual"? 

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It could just as easily be demanded, what's in it for a PVPer to do this pesky world questing?   Since PVP for battlegrounds is a queue, even wanting to fly is a social need, not any sort of power boost.   

There's so many "it works this way in world, that way in pvp" that have been going on for so long (years, but if you don't believe me read only 9.2.0's sets of patches) it's farther apart in maths than engineers arguing over imperial versus metric measurements.

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later, if they have the flux for it

This is an improvement over Korthia (requires rep grinding the tiers of research) and over Mythic+ n/12 levels gear (can only upgrade to 6/12 unless you go off to stack PVP rating;  that said, it could get you to 226 if you had the honor points)

flux: use your favorite method to acquire
bump to (SL 4) tier feature: use your favorite gear

...it's a start.

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