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Item Level Upgrades is a feature introduced in Patch 5.1 to upgrade the item level (along with attributes and bonuses according to Blizzard's secret formula) with [Valor Points], [Conquest Points], [Justice Points], and [Honor Points]. Upgrade state will be reflected in tooltips. Some items will not be upgradeable.

From Patch 5.1 notes:[1]

  • Players can now use PvE and PvP currencies to directly upgrade equipment by visiting Ethereal merchants in their respective Pandaria faction capitals.
  • Weapons and armor of item level 458 or higher can be improved by up to 8 item levels each.
  • Rare quality PvE gear costs 750 Justice Points to upgrade once for 8 item levels, while Epic quality PvE gear costs 250 Valor Points for 4 item levels and can be upgraded twice.
  • Rare quality PvP gear costs 1500 Honor Points to upgrade once for 8 item levels, while Epic quality PvP gear costs 750 Conquest Points for 4 item levels and can be upgraded twice.
  • Be aware that items that have received item level enhancements cannot be placed into Void Storage.

In Patch 5.2 Edit

The ability to upgrade item levels will be temporarily suspended for Patch 5.2 due to re-thinking itemization based on new raid content. It returned in Patch 5.3.[2]

In Patch 5.3 Edit

The return of item upgrades with the addition of PvP item upgrade capability has been confirmed for Patch 5.3.[3]

Upgrade level Edit

So far the maximum number of times an item can be upgraded is twice. Items upgraded once are sometimes called "Upgrade level 1" items and items upgraded twice are called "Upgrade level 2" items.

Upgrade NPCs Edit

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They will be temporarily removed in Patch 5.2 to return in Patch 5.3.[4]

As of Patch 5.1.0A, there are only 4 Voidbinder NPCs with the title <Item Upgrade>:

Details Edit

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References Edit

  1. Daxxarri 2012-11-27. 5.1: Landfall Patch Notes. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
  2. Olivia Grace 2013-01-14. Blizzard clarifies patch 5.2 item upgrade changes, upgrade NPC gone. WoW Insider.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment 2013-03-22. Item Upgrades in 5.3. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2013-03-22. Item Upgrades in 5.3. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  4. Blizzard Entertainment Bashiok 2013-01-14. #1 - Voidbinders Taking a Break in 5.2. Official Community > General Discussion forum (US).

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