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Mists of Pandaria Level 90 - PvP Preparation

Are you one of the early birds that are dinged level 90? With honor gear not yet available and arenas being closed it may be a little hard to find things to do as a PvP player. Today I'll make a short list of things you could do and work on before the arena season begins.

World Bosses - Sha of Anger and Galleon

Getting some early gear will put you at an advantage early on the season. This can be particularly important, as competition tends to be the hottest in the beginning and end of every season. Sha of Anger is Mists of Pandaria new Baradin Hold boss, having a chance to give you PvP loot once a week. Sha of Anger is a world boss located in the Kun-lai Summit.

MMO-Champion has a really awesome page on Sha of Anger, with the abilities and loot tables and everything like that. Make sure you check it out:

There's also the boss Galleon, a world boss who drops high item level PvE gear. Getting a full set of PvP gear may take some time, and high ilvl PvE gear will be a good advantage early on.


Professions

Training your professions to 550 will be necessary for you to take advantage of the perks it gives. Training your professions early is usually the best because even though materials to level it may be expensive you can earn money from it easily. For example, I leveled Blacksmith to 600 and learned to make the Contender's Revenant PvP pieces. I've made over 50,000 gold from just making around 50 pieces of gear and then separately putting them on the auction house. Easy gold in a very short amount of time!

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Getting Early PvP Gear

You can get a full set ilvl 450 PvP armor from crafting: Most pieces cost around 1000 gold at the moment, but it is much cheaper if you make them yourselves or ask a friend to do so. The materials for plate armor usually costs around 100 gold. Meaning a whole set of 8 armor pieces would cost around 800 gold only!

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Capping Conquest Points

Once you hit level 90 you're able to cap your weekly Conquest Points. The cap from random battlegrounds is 1350 points, and it seems you can no longer trade in Valor Points for Conquest Points. Get those Conquest Points for early Malevolent gear

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Black Market Auction House

Got a lot of gold to spare? Maybe you should check out the Black Market Auction House, which has a chance to auction out gear that you could use.

If you've discovered some trick or tip on how to get ahead in these early stages of the expansion, share them in the comments below!
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#1 Smiercx

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:26 AM

What about weapons? Will there be any available for honor or we have to farm HCs to get any advantage?

#2 rob-hype

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

[quote name='Smiercx' timestamp='1348878376' post='3782596']
What about weapons? Will there be any available for honor or we have to farm HCs to get any advantage?
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Theres a blue set weapon that wil be available. "Dreadful" Gladiator is the set name for the blue honor gear. (yes there will be an honor blue set which releases tues if im not mistaken)
There are specific weapons that go with this set, however getting a 5 man heroic wep can still be beneficial if you wish to jump right into arena come tuesday.
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#3 Icekingx

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:37 AM

I think you can still turn VP into conquest somewhere so you will be able to get 1650 this week.

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#4 Smiercx

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

[quote name='rob-hype' timestamp='1348911653' post='3782728']
There are specific weapons that go with this set, however getting a 5 man heroic wep can still be beneficial if you wish to jump right into arena come tuesday.
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I dont, was just worried in general that ill be forced to farm hcs to get any kind of weapon to start with... thanks for info ! appreciated

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

[quote name='Icekingx' timestamp='1348918627' post='3782945']
I think you can still turn VP into conquest somewhere so you will be able to get 1650 this week.
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Would love to read more about that.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:53 PM

Nice thread
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#7 Tinkz

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

I dont understand this, but how about the honor gear, is it gonne be better than thouse gear you craft?
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:47 PM

Added a quick video on some pointers for killing Sha of Anger and Galleon.

Also I would love to see where you can exchange Valor Points for Conquest if that's true! Need to cap my own toons to 1650.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

[quote name='Vanguards' timestamp='1348937233' post='3783443']
Added a quick video on some pointers for killing Sha of Anger and Galleon.

Also I would love to see where you can exchange Valor Points for Conquest if that's true! Need to cap my own toons to 1650.
[/quote] Someone in my guild did say something about they knew where to go but our server had shut down for like 2 hours and I went to class. I will try to inform everyone when I know where this guy is located.

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#10 Phonecall

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:55 PM

Very nice guide. Don't forget about the new CoC for early on weapons!

[quote name='Tinkz' timestamp='1348923710' post='3783079']
I dont understand this, but how about the honor gear, is it gonne be better than thouse gear you craft?
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Well before you even get the honor gear, it is an advantage to have the crafted gear for battlegrounds.

#11 Icekingx

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:32 AM

So someone had just informed me that the VP > conq guy will not be able to do that until the season starts :( very sad but you have the option to do that from someone idk where he is but you can't do it till tuesday.

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#12 Neuromancer

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

Am I right in believing there's no mail Contender set with spirit? I can't find it anywhere :(

#13 DkH.ZeRa

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

will honor be reseted on season start? thx
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#14 Nidale

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

[quote name='Neuromancer' timestamp='1348997154' post='3784008']
Am I right in believing there's no mail Contender set with spirit? I can't find it anywhere :(
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You are correct.

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#15 Ephixa

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

Contenders gear is awesome for boosting pvp and ilevel for pve! totally worth the AH prices

The world bosses are pushovers

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#16 Tinkz

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

Alright, since i watched and read this thread i went into some bgs and won 1 game, and as i was watching my conquest points I was :o!!!!! where is my 50 conquest points. There was no conquest points, even when i won. How come that happend? Did something change these days?
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#17 DkH.ZeRa

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

nope, no changes. i still get conquest points. go win again. (only random or weekly BG)

will honor points be reseted?
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#18 Tinkz

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

[quote name='DkH.ZeRa' timestamp='1349027466' post='3784384']
nope, no changes. i still get conquest points. go win again. (only random or weekly BG)

will honor points be reseted?
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No, Honor Points will not get reseted.
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#19 PS92R

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:05 PM

[quote name='Tinkz' timestamp='1349025216' post='3784346']
Alright, since i watched and read this thread i went into some bgs and won 1 game, and as i was watching my conquest points I was :o!!!!! where is my 50 conquest points. There was no conquest points, even when i won. How come that happend? Did something change these days?
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did you not que random/cta?

#20 razldazl

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:09 AM

if you do all your dailies you can have bonus rolls on the sha which will drop pvp gear

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