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Blizzard have detailed the specifics of the currency conversion calculations coming with the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch next week. From emblems and badges converted into either gold or Justice Points to Arena points and other PvP currencies, we get all the numbers and caps that are coming into effect soon. 

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Greetings!

As we prepare for the release of the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch next week, we want to update you on some of the currency conversions that will take place during maintenance. Just like the original transition from Wrath of the Lich King to Cataclysm, the currency systems used for purchasing many items in Cataclysm Classic will change.

Justice Points

Emblems of Triumph and Emblems of Frost will be converted into Justice Points, and there will be a cap, as detailed below. All emblems and badges that are lesser than Frost and Triumph will be converted into gold. This includes legacy badges, such as Badges of Justice. If any of these older currencies are found on your character, they will convert into gold, and you’ll receive that gold via in-game mail.

Any bosses that you defeat that are level-appropriate to you (that previously awarded badges or emblems upon defeat) will now award Justice Points. Similarly, any items that previously cost emblems or badges of any type will now cost Justice Points.

We’re planning for these conversions to mirror those of the original Cataclysm. Outdated emblems will convert directly to gold:

  • 1 Badge of Justice → 1 gold 83 silver 30 copper
  • 1 Emblem of Heroism → 5 gold 50 silver
  • 1 Emblem of Valor → 5 gold 50 silver
  • 1 Emblem of Conquest → 5 gold 50 silver
  • Current emblems (Triumph and Frost) will convert to Justice Points at a rate of 11.58 Justice Points per emblem:
    • 1 Emblem of Triumph → 11.58 Justice Points
    • 1 Emblem of Frost → 11.58 Justice Points

Please note that Justice Points will only be awarded up to the cap of 4,000 points. Any emblems of Triumph or Frost beyond that will be converted to gold at a rate of 47 silver per emblem. This differs slightly from Original Cataclysm, during which the conversion was 47 silver + 50 copper per point. There will be no “soft cap” period for Cataclysm Classic.

Arena Points

Season 8 ended last week, and Arena Points were converted to Honor Points at the usual rate (1 Arena Point = 10 Honor Points). Please note:

  • Because this was the final season of the Wrath expansion, the prices of Wrath gear will not be discounted in advance of Cataclysm Classic.
  • Before the Cataclysm pre-patch, Honor Points may be spent on Wrath gear. Any Wrath Honor Points that are not spent will be converted during the Cataclysm pre-patch maintenance.

PvP Currency Conversions

With the release of patch 4.4.0 on May 1, all Honor Points, any leftover Battleground Marks of Honor, Stone Keeper’s Shards, Venture Coins, and Spirit Shards will be converted into the new Honor Points. The new Honor Point pool will also have a cap for these conversions.

At the time of conversion to the new Honor Points, items that previously cost Honor or Arena Points will become available in-game for the new Honor Points. Gear from Wrath Classic will have its rating restrictions lifted (except for tabards). Rated Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds won’t be available again until Season 9 (shortly after the release of Cataclysm Classic), when they can be entered to win the higher-tier PvP Conquest Points.

We plan for the conversions to the new Honor Points to be similar to those of the original Cataclysm. Your new Honor Points total will be the sum of the following amounts:

  • Old Honor * 0.024
  • Battleground Mark of Honor * 2.976
  • Wintergrasp Mark of Honor * 19.08
  • Stone Keeper Shard * 1.6
  • Venture Coin * 3
  • Spirit Shard * 1

The new Honor Points will also have a cap of 4,000. Any excess points above 4,000 will be converted at a rate of 35 copper per Honor Point. Again, there will be no “soft cap” period for Cataclysm Classic. Please note that this gold conversion rate differs from what was announced in 2010 for Original Cataclysm (35 silver per point).


Please remember that purchasing any item with the new Honor Points and Justice Points after the patch will require that the purchaser meet the item’s minimum level requirement.

Thank you very much!

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      Omnotron Defense System: The Omnotron Defense System was once touted as the Dark Iron dwarves’ greatest technological marvel. When Nefarian arrived in Blackwing Descent, he repurposed the run-down system to annihilate anyone intruding on his laboratories. Magmaw: Magmaw is a colossal lava worm summoned from the Firelands centuries ago by Ragnaros’ Dark Iron servitors. Nefarian largely considers Magmaw a worrisome pest but has grown fond of feeding the beast his failed experiments… and servants. Atramedes: Atramedes, or Experiment 25463-D, is a failed attempt to bestow enhanced senses on a black dragon whelp. The toxic salve applied to the broodling robbed him of sight, forcing him to rely on sound and smell for survival. A tragic story… if Atramedes weren’t so evil. Chimaeron: Terrifying. Ugly. Evil. Kill it. Maloriak: The human Malory was a bright young alchemist until he was kidnapped by Nefarian and fused with the corpse of a dragonspawn. The result— Maloriak— is a bumbling minion who possesses only a dull glimmer of his former intelligence. Nefarian’s End: Deathwing’s son, Nefarian gained infamy for his horrifying efforts to create chromatic dragons from the essences of Azeroth’s various dragonflights. After his death in Blackwing Lair, he was reanimated and charged by Deathwing to continue his insidious endeavors. Throne of the Four Winds Al’Akir the Windlord’s personal lair, the Throne of the Four Winds, glides high among Skywall’s boundless vistas. Now the barriers of the Elemental Plane have been ruptured, Al’Akir is free to travel Azeroth’s winds at his leisure. He has mustered his fiercest tempests to scour Uldum of life and seize control of the mysterious titan-forged Halls of Origination.
      Zone: Uldum
      Difficulty: (10) Normal, (10) Heroic, (25) Normal, (25) Heroic
      Bosses: 2
      The Conclave of Wind: With Siamat, Lord of the South Wind, imprisoned by the Neferset tol’vir, Al’akir’s lieutenants are vying to fill the power vacuum that now exists in the Conclave of Wind. The remaining conclave members are Anshal, Lord of the West Wind, whose gales can heal allies or poison enemies; Rohash, Lord of the East Wind, whose tempests can grind the mightiest mountains to dust, and Nezir, Lord of the North Wind whose frigid storms have claimed more lives than all other cardinal wind lords combined. Al’Akir: Gifted with great intelligence and cunning, Al’Akir the Windlord once served as the foremost tactician in the Old Gods’ horrific armies. In the wake of the Cataclysm, he has aligned with Deathwing and turned his godlike power against many of the air elementals’ ancient tol’vir nemeses. Navigate Azeroth’s tumultuous terrains and explore zones reshaped by elemental fury and dungeons teeming with untold dangers. The commencement of PvP Season 9 also ushers in an era of fierce new competition, where every battle is a testament to skill and strategy. Azeroth’s call to arms rings clear, and calls its champions rise and etch their triumphs and tales into the very lands. We look forward to our next adventures with you.
    • By Staff
      Blizzard have announced the opening of the WoW Classic shop, featuring items for Wrath and Cataclysm Classic. The feature is available in-game or on the Battle.net Shop.
      Classic (Source)
      The WoW Classic shop has opened its doors with a variety of items for your Wrath of the Lich King Classic and Cataclysm Classic collections*.
      Here’s what’s currently in the shop inventory:
      Auspicious Arborwyrm mount Kalu'ak Whalebone Glider mount Re-Awakened Phase-Hunter mount  Pebble the Penguin (Pebble's Pebble) pet Dark Portal Hearthstone Effect Fishspeaker's Lucky Lure toy Path of Illidan toy Visit the Battle.net Shop or the in-game shop to purchase.
      *WoW Classic Shop items only available in WoW Classic progression realms.
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