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Mythic Dungeons and Raid Finder Drop Blue Quality Gear in Dragonflight

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Blizzard has changed the item quality of gear dropping from Mythic +0 dungeons and Raid Finder difficulty on the Dragonflight Beta. However, the item level doesn't seem to have changed.

As of the most recent build, regular Mythic dungeons drops Rare (blue) gear instead of Epic (purple).

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The first four bosses in the Vault of the Incarnates raid also drop blue gear on Raid Finder difficulty. Vault has 3 item level tiers (up from 2) and the later bosses drop better gear.

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The item level of gear from dungeons is currently the following for Level 70 characters:

  • Normal difficulty - item level 346
  • Heroic difficulty - item level 359
  • Mythic difficulty -- item level 372
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"Blizzard is discriminating me with their crappy blues because I want to do nothing but press a button and get a group!!!" in 3... 2... 1...

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6 hours ago, Teufel said:

"Blizzard is discriminating me with their crappy blues because I want to do nothing but press a button and get a group!!!" in 3... 2... 1...

You are telling me there is people who actually care about the color of their gear ?

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It is a bit weird how Blizzard keep tuning the "quality" of gear for "difficulty" levels. Particularly interesting is the evolution over the many years to differentiate rare and epic gear. At first, the difference was very clearly defined; epic gear had an extra primary or secondary stat over rare, and rare had an extra secondary stat over uncommon.

Since that differentiation was removed, purple gear was just "the same but slightly higher stats", then further along you got blues that could sometimes have higher stats than purples.

Blizzard tried to change this once again over the years, stating they wanted epic gear to feel powerful again.

With the introduction of additional difficulty layers for both dungeons and raids, this has been an ongoing battle. The introduction for any gear to have the ability to "roll higher" since Legion has made this extra difficult.

The removal of sets, furthermore diluted the differentiation.

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Gear "rarity" means nothing at all at current WoW so whatever.  I think it's a psychological move, they want people to push for more to get the purples and get the feeling they have powerful items. But it might backslash 

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