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Arena Season 6 came along with Patch 3.1 today.

You can expect a post from us in the next week regarding your S5 titles and access requirements moving forward

As a reminder, as we start 3.1 we're going to need your new builds and strategies as they develop. So if you have something you think should be in our official content sections, please let us know by posting in the appropriate Content Feedback Forum.

Good luck to everyone this season!


Here is the blue reminder about the changes that have been implemented for this season as well as the gear list:

Official Blizzard Quote:

Arena Season 6 has now officially begun, and players can immediately begin competing for the new Furious Gladiator PvP item sets. We have reset all Arena team ratings, Arena points, and personal ratings though players retain their honor points and matchmaking rating going into this season. Some new changes are being made in this season as well:

    * All teams at the start of the season and all new teams created during the season will now start at 0 team and 0 personal rating instead of 1500.
    * In order to get teams boosted up more quickly from their 0 starting rating, whenever a team’s rating is below the lesser of 1300 rating or their matchmaking rating minus 200, they will receive extra points for a win but won’t lose more on a loss. The amount of extra points will taper off as the ratings reach these values.
    * Team matchmaking ratings will now be shown on the score box after a rated match is completed.
    * When a player joins an existing team, their personal rating will start out equal to the team rating up to a maximum of 1000.
    * We have recalibrated the ratings required to purchase items and many now have lower requirements compared to season 5.


Also, to coincide with the launch of Arena Season 6, players who were on the top teams from each battlegroup at the end of season 5 should be receiving their end-of-season rewards today. These include Arena-specific titles until the end of the new season, and for players that have earned the rank of gladiator, a Deadly Gladiator’s Frostwyrm.
Here is a list of some PvP items that will be available in Arena Season 6 and their expected rating requirements:

No Rating Required:
Hateful Gloves
Hateful Legs
Hateful Chest
Hateful Helm
Hateful Shoulders
Hateful Ring
Hateful Trinket
Deadly Bracer
Deadly Belt
Deadly Boots
Deadly Neck
Deadly Ring
Deadly Cape
Deadly Trinket

Rating Required:
1250+: Deadly Relics/Idols/Librams/Totems
1300+: Deadly Gloves
1350+: Deadly Legs
1400+: Deadly Chest
1450+: Deadly Helm
1500+: Deadly Shoulders

1400+: Furious Bracer (honor)
1450+: Furious Belt (honor)
1500+: Furious Boots (honor)
1550+: Furious Neck (honor)
1600+: Furious Gloves
1650+: Furious Ring (honor)
1700+: Furious Legs
1750+: Furious Chest
1800+: Furious Trinket (honor)
1850+: Furious Weapon
1900+: Furious Helm
1950+: Furious Wands/Relics/etc
2000+: Furious Cloak (honor)
2050+: Furious Shoulders
2200+: 2nd Tier Furious Weapon
2300+: Furious Tabard
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Season 5 has come to and end. We're looking forward to season 6 which may start as early as April 21st.

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 5 has come to an end, we expect Arena Season 6 to begin as early as Tuesday, April 21 or possibly a week after. Please visit the following thread for information on changes that will happen in this season along with a breakdown on items that will be available: http://forums.worldo...864860497&sid=1

For all you EU folks:

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 5 has come to an end, we expect Arena Season 6 to begin as early as Wednesday, April 22 or possibly a week after. Please visit the following thread for information on changes that will happen in this season along with a breakdown on items that will be available:
http://forums.wow-eu...496400102&sid=1

We also got word on changes that will be implemented in Season 6

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 6 is on the horizon, we wanted to share some details regarding upcoming changes to the arena rating system in Arena Season 6. With Arena Season 6, arena teams will start at 0 rating instead of 1500, which will allow teams to have more continuous progression throughout the arena season. In addition, we reevaluated item purchases and felt many of them were too difficult to obtain so we will be altering the rating requirements needed to purchase the latest arena items. For example, items with a rating requirement will now be obtainable starting at 1250 rating.

As with the current system, the matchmaking system will attempt to match teams against opponents who are closest to their average matchmaking rating. Starting with Arena Season 6, a team’s average matchmaking rating will be shown in the scoreboard at the end of each match so that you can see where your team stands compared to the opposing team you just faced. All arena teams that are below a 1500 arena rating will always earn arena points as a 1500 rated team. This will allow teams to continue to build up arena points while working on gaining the ratings needed to purchase items.

In order to make joining teams later in the season a little easier for players, the system will now be setup so if a player joins a team that has a team rating of 1000 or higher, the player’s personal rating will start off at 1000 instead of 0. And Another thing to keep in mind is that until you start to get close to your team's matchmaking rating, you will be gaining around 20 or more points in a win and zero or nearly zero in a loss. So players will make steady progress through games played until they near their team's matchmaking rating.

Please note that a more specific start date for Arena Season 6 will be provided as soon as it is determined.

Here is a list of some PvP items that will be available in Arena Season 6 and their expected rating requirements:

No Rating Required:
Hateful Gloves
Hateful Legs
Hateful Chest
Hateful Helm
Hateful Shoulders
Hateful Ring
Hateful Trinket
Deadly Bracer
Deadly Belt
Deadly Boots
Deadly Neck
Deadly Ring
Deadly Cape
Deadly Trinket

Rating Required:
1250+: Deadly Relics/Idols/Librams/Totems
1300+: Deadly Gloves
1350+: Deadly Legs
1400+: Deadly Chest
1450+: Deadly Helm
1500+: Deadly Shoulders

1400+: Furious Bracer (honor)
1450+: Furious Belt (honor)
1500+: Furious Boots (honor)
1550+: Furious Neck (honor)
1600+: Furious Gloves
1650+: Furious Ring (honor)
1700+: Furious Legs
1750+: Furious Chest
1800+: Furious Trinket (honor)
1850+: Furious Weapon
1900+: Furious Helm
1950+: Furious Wands/Relics/etc
2000+: Furious Cloak (honor)
2050+: Furious Shoulders
2200+: 2nd Tier Furious Weapon
2300+: Furious Tabard

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