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Heirloom is an item type that was introduced in the Wrath Wrath of the Lich King expansion.[1] These items have a light-yellow or pale golden hue in their text color, and their attributes scale with the character's level.[2] Nearly all heirloom items are named after popular items from the early days of Classic WoW, and share the look of these items.

Once purchased, heirlooms bind to the account, as opposed to an individual character. This means they can be mailed to any character that shares the same account and server, including those of opposing faction (patch 3.3). Heirloom items can be returned for a refund within the normal two-hour grace period, but only if the item was not mailed to a different character yet.

Heirlooms automatically take on the attributes of a blue quality item of the level of its wearer. At level 80, heirlooms are approximately equivalent to an item level 187 rare item, and will ultimately be replaced by questing, instancing, and PvP at the maximum level. Heirloom items do not have a durability stat, and do not need to be repaired. This saves money when leveling your character. Heirlooms were given a durability stat in Patch 3.3.5,[3] but this was quickly hotfixed.[citation needed]

Mail and plate items scale with characters as they become able to wear them at level 40. For instance, if you buy a mail heirloom armor item, it will scale down to leather when equipped on a level 12 shaman and then scale back to mail again when the shaman reaches 40.

Heirloom armor pieces allow greater experience gains while wearing them. The experience bonuses from the helms, cloaks, shoulders, chestpieces and ring stack with each other and with the rested bonus, and affect experience gains from quests,[4] but do not stack with Essence of Wintergrasp.

The experience bonus benefits of the heirloom shoulders, chestpieces and ring only apply up to level 80. The helm and cloak will continue to provide their experience benefits through level 85. With helm, shoulders, chest, cloak, and ring equipped, a character of level 1-80 would provide a character 40% increased experience from quests and kills, falling off to 15% from 81-85.

Heirloom item restrictions are skill based and not class based. For instance, any class could wear the cloth shoulders and chest for the 20% experience boost, but classes such as warriors and rogues would not benefit from the item's casting stats. Additionally, with the introduction of armor specialization in patch 4.0, it is highly advisable to obtain the appropriate Heirloom armor type for the class you plan to level.


Tips

  • If you like to level alts, go for gear that can be used by multiple classes. For instance, a cloth shoulder piece with stamina and intellect are optimal for cloth-wearing casters like Mages, Priests and Warlocks, but can also be serve a purpose for classes that optimally are equipped with leather, like Druids, and perhaps even, if the XP boost is more highly desired than the armor and attribute bonuses, for a physical damage class such as a Rogue, Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight or Hunter.

Shoulders

The heirloom shoulders were originally sold only in Wintergrasp or Dalaran. In Patch 3.2.0, the shoulders sold in Dalaran are also purchasable from Dame Evniki Kapsalis at the Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown for Champion's Seals once the title <Crusader> has been earned.[5]. Both PVP and PVE shoulders give 10% XP bonus for killing monsters and completing quests.

Shoulder item vendors

PvE
  • Neutral Brammold Deepmine <Antiques & Heirlooms> in Dalaran for 2,175 Justice Points.
  • Horde Enchanter Erodin <Heirloom Vendor> in Dalaran for 2,175 Justice Points.
  • Alliance Enchanter Isian <<Heirloom Vendor> in Dalaran for 2,175 Justice Points.
  • Neutral Dame Evniki Kapsalis <Crusader's Quartermaster> at the Argent Tournament Grounds of Icecrown for 60 Champion's Seal.
  • Alliance Larisse Pembraux <Justice Heirlooms> in Stormwind City for 2,175 Justice Points.
  • Horde Zulna <Justice Heirlooms> in Orgrimmar for 2,175 Justice Points.
  • Neutral Daenrand Dawncrest <Heirloom Prizes> in Darkmoon Island for 110 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.
PvP
  • Horde Galra <Honor Heirlooms> in Orgrimmar for 2175 Honor point.
  • Alliance Liliana Emberfrost <Honor Heirlooms> in Stormwind City for 2175 Honor point.
  • Alliance Knight Dameron <Wintergrasp Quartermaster> in Wintergrasp Keep when Alliance controls the zone for 2175 Honor point.
  • Horde Stone Guard Mukar <Wintergrasp Quartermaster> in Wintergrasp Keep when Horde controls the zone for 2175 Honor point.

PvE shoulders

Name Type Bought In Cost Namesake Recommended Classes
[Tattered Dreadmist Mantle] Cloth - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion's Seal [Dreadmist Mantle] Mage, Warlock, Priest, Druid*, Shaman*
[Preened Ironfeather Shoulders] Spell Leather - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion's Seal [Ironfeather Shoulders] Druid, Shaman*
[Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders] Agility Leather - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion's Seal [Shadowcraft Spaulders] Rogue, Druid, Monk, Hunter*, Shaman*
[Mystical Pauldrons of Elements] Spell Leather/Mail - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion's Seal [Pauldrons of Elements] Shaman, Paladin*
[Champion Herod's Shoulder] Agility Leather/Mail - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion's Seal [Herod's Shoulder] Shaman, Hunter
[Polished Spaulders of Valor] Strength Mail/Plate - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion's Seal [Spaulders of Valor] Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight
[Burnished Pauldrons of Might] Tanking Mail/Plate - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion's Seal [Pauldrons of Might] Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight
* - After the addition of Armor Specialization, indicated classes will not gain full benefits of their class mechanics when using these pieces.

PvP shoulders

Name Type Bought In Cost Namesake Recommended Classes
[Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle] Cloth - PvP Wintergrasp 2175 Honor point [Sunderseer Mantle] Mage, Warlock, Priest, Druid*, Shaman*
[Lasting Feralheart Spaulders] Spell Leather - PvP Wintergrasp 2175 Honor point [Feralheart Spaulders] Druid, Shaman*
[Exceptional Stormshroud Shoulders] Agility Leather - PvP Wintergrasp 2175 Honor point [Stormshroud Shoulders] Rogue, Druid, Hunter*, Shaman*
[Aged Pauldrons of The Five Thunders] Spell Leather/Mail - PvP Wintergrasp 2175 Honor point [Pauldrons of The Five Thunders] Shaman
[Prized Beastmaster's Mantle] Agility Leather/Mail - PvP Wintergrasp 2175 Honor point [Beastmaster's Mantle] Shaman, Hunter
[Pristine Lightforge Spaulders] Spell Mail/Plate - PvP Wintergrasp 2175 Honor point [Lightforge Spaulders] Paladin, Shaman (after 40)
[Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons] Strength Mail/Plate - PvP Wintergrasp 2175 Honor point [Stockade Pauldrons] Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight
* - After the addition of Armor Specialization, indicated classes will not gain full benefits of their class mechanics when using these pieces.

Chestpieces

Heirloom chestpieces were released in Patch 3.2.0. They have a 10% experience boost from quests and kills, and this boost stacks with the 10% from the shoulders (thus making leveling for the lower-levels much easier)[6].

Chest item vendors

Argent Tournament
  • Neutral Dame Evniki Kapsalis <Crusader's Quartermaster> once the title <Crusader> has been earned, at the Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown costing 60 Champion's Seal Champion's Seals.
Dalaran
  • Neutral Brammold Deepmine <Antiques & Heirlooms> in Dalaran costing 2175 Justice Points Justice points.
  • Horde Enchanter Erodin <Heirloom Vendor> / Alliance Enchanter Isian <Heirloom Vendor> in Dalaran costing 2175 Justice Points Justice points.
Faction capitals
  • Alliance Larisse Pembraux <Justice Heirlooms> in Stormwind City costing 2175 Justice Points Justice points.
  • Horde Zulna <Justice Heirlooms> in Orgrimmar costing 2175 Justice Points Justice points.
Other
  • Neutral Daenrand Dawncrest <Heirloom Prizes> in Darkmoon Island for 110 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Chest items

Below, classes in parentheses are not in the proper armor class, but will still get the full benefit from the listed heirloom. Classes in brackets will find the heirloom significantly weaker than another one, but will still benefit. Keep this in mind if buying an heirloom for several alts to use.

Name Type Bought In Cost (JP/Seals) Namesake Recommended Classes
[Tattered Dreadmist Robe] Spell Cloth - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Dreadmist Robe] Mage, Warlock, Priest, Druid*
[Preened Ironfeather Breastplate] Spell Leather - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Ironfeather Breastplate] Druid, Shaman*
[Stained Shadowcraft Tunic] Agility Leather - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Shadowcraft Tunic] Druid, Rogue, Monk, Shaman*, Hunter*
[Mystical Vest of Elements] Spell Leather/Mail - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Vest of Elements] Shaman, Paladin*
[Champion's Deathdealer Breastplate] Agility Leather/Mail - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Deathdealer Breastplate] Shaman, Hunter
[Polished Breastplate of Valor] Strength Mail/Plate - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Breastplate of Valor] Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight
[Burnished Breastplate of Might] Tanking Mail/Plate - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Breastplate of Might] Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight
* - After the addition of Armor Specialization, indicated classes will not gain full benefits of their class mechanics when using these pieces.

Rings

The [Dread Pirate Ring] was added in Patch 3.3.0 and grants players an additional 5% XP bonus (stackable with bonuses from other heirloom armor pieces) for quests and kills.

Unlike the other heirlooms, the ring is only available by completing the quest N [80] Kalu'ak Fishing Derby.

This makes it the most difficult of all heirloom pieces to obtain since only one person can win the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby, and thereby turn in the quest, each week.

The ring offers Stamina, Hit Rating and Critical strike rating, making it universally desirable for all classes and talent specs. This is especially true for tanks and dps at the lower (pre-60) levels, where hit is extremely difficult to come by. With several of the changes made to healing talent trees and ability interactions builds, the hit is no longer a completely wasted stat.

Name Type Location Source Namesake Recommended Classes
[Dread Pirate Ring] DPS Ring Dalaran N [1] Kalu'ak Fishing Derby Unknown Most classes

Weapons, accessories, misc.

Like the shoulders, many of these weapons and other heirlooms were originally sold either in Dalaran or in Wintergrasp. Some were added as available only at the Argent Tournament, but currently both the Dalaran and Argent Tournament vendors offer the same selection of items.

Weapons, accessories, misc. item vendors

PvE
  • Neutral Brammold Deepmine <Antiques & Heirlooms> in Dalaran for 2175-3500 Justice Points.
  • Horde Enchanter Erodin <Heirloom Vendor> in Dalaran for 2175-3500 Justice Points.
  • Alliance Enchanter Isian <<Heirloom Vendor> in Dalaran for 2175-3500 Justice Points.
  • Neutral Dame Evniki Kapsalis <Crusader's Quartermaster> at the Argent Tournament Grounds of Icecrown for 60-95 Champion's Seal.
  • Alliance Larisse Pembraux <Justice Heirlooms> in Stormwind City for 2175-3500 Justice Points.
  • Horde Zulna <Justice Heirlooms> in Orgrimmar for 2175-3500 Justice Points.
  • Neutral Daenrand Dawncrest <Heirloom Prizes> in Darkmoon Island for 110-160 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.
PvP
  • Horde Galra <Honor Heirlooms> in Orgrimmar for 2175-3500 Honor point.
  • Alliance Liliana Emberfrost <Honor Heirlooms> in Stormwind City for 2175-3500 Honor point.
  • Alliance Knight Dameron <Wintergrasp Quartermaster> in Wintergrasp Keep when Alliance controls the zone for 2175-3500 Honor point.
  • Horde Stone Guard Mukar <Wintergrasp Quartermaster> in Wintergrasp Keep when Horde controls the zone for 2175-3500 Honor point.

PvE items

Name Type Bought In Cost Namesake Recommended Classes
[Dignified Headmaster's Charge] Staff - PvE See vendor locations above 3500 Justice Points / 95 Champion's Seal [Headmaster's Charge] Mage, Priest, Shaman, Warlock, Druid, Hunter (twink up to level 19)
[Burnished Warden Staff] agility Staff - PvE (to be added in patch 5.0.1) See vendor locations above 3500 Justice Points / 95 Champion's Seal [Burnished Warden Staff] Druid, Monk
[Devout Aurastone Hammer] 1H Mace - PvE See vendor locations above 2725 Justice Points / 75 Champion's Seal [Aurastone Hammer] Shaman, Paladin, Priest, Druid
[Venerable Mass of McGowan] 1H Mace - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 75 Champion's Seal [Mass of McGowan] Rogue, Shaman, Death Knight, Warrior (levels 20-59)
[Balanced Heartseeker] Dagger - PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Heartseeker] Rogue, Hunter
[Venerable Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge] 1H Sword -PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge] Rogue, Death Knight, Warrior (level 20-59), Hunter (20+)
[Bloodsoaked Skullforge Reaver] 1H tanking Sword -PvE See vendor locations above 2175 Justice Points / 60 Champion's Seal [Skullforge Reaver] Paladin, Death Knight, Warrior (level 10-68)
[Bloodied Arcanite Reaper] 2H Axe - PvE See vendor locations above 3500 Justice Points / 95 Champion's Seal [Arcanite Reaper] Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight, Shaman (levels 1-40)
[Repurposed Lava Dredger] 2H Mace - PvE See vendor locations above 3500 Justice Points / 95 Champion's Seal [Finkle's Lava Dredger] Druid, Shaman (levels 1-40)
[Charmed Ancient Bone Bow] Bow - PvE See vendor locations above 3500 Justice Points / 95 Champion's Seal [Ancient Bone Bow] Hunter, Warrior, Rogue
[Discerning Eye of the Beast] Intellect/Mana Trinket See vendor locations above 2725 Justice Points / 75 Champion's Seal [Eye of the Beast] All caster
[Swift Hand of Justice] Haste/Health Trinket See vendor locations above 2725 Justice Points / 75 Champion's Seal [Hand of Justice] All

PvP items

Name Type Bought In Cost Namesake Recommended Classes
[Grand Staff of Jordan] Staff - PvP See vendor locations above 3500 Honor point [Staff of Jordan] Mage, Priest, Warlock, Druid
[The Blessed Hammer of Grace] 1H Mace - PvP See vendor locations above 2725 Honor point [The Hammer of Grace] Shaman, Paladin, Priest, Druid
[Sharpened Scarlet Kris] Dagger - PvP See vendor locations above 2175 Honor point [Scarlet Kris] Rogue, Hunter
[Battleworn Thrash Blade] 1H Sword - PvP See vendor locations above 2175 Honor point [Thrash Blade] Rogue, Death Knight, Warrior (level 20-59)
[Reforged Truesilver Champion] 2H Sword -PvP See vendor locations above 3500 Honor point [Truesilver Champion] Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight
[Upgraded Dwarven Hand Cannon] Gun - PvP See vendor locations above 3500 Honor point [Dwarven Hand Cannon] Hunter, Warrior, Rogue
[Inherited Insignia of the Alliance] Trinket - PvP See vendor locations above 2725 Honor point [Insignia of the Alliance] All
[Inherited Insignia of the Horde] Trinket - PvP See vendor locations above 2725 Honor point [Insignia of the Horde] All

Other

Name Type Bought In Cost Namesake Recommended Classes
[Discerning Eye of the Beast] Intellect/Mana Trinket See vendor locations above 2725 Justice Points / 75 Champion's Seal [Eye of the Beast] All caster
[Swift Hand of Justice] Haste/Health Trinket See vendor locations above 2725 Justice Points / 75 Champion's Seal [Hand of Justice] All
[Dread Pirate Ring] Ring Dalaran / Northrend Quest Reward - N [1] Kalu'ak Fishing Derby All

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Cloaks

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Heirloom Cloaks now appearing in Patch 4.0.3 as part of the new Guild Leveling/Rewards system. They have a 5% experience boost from quests and kills and stack with all other Heirloom items.

Cloak item vendors

Once your guild has Reached Level 10, these can be purchased from NPCs with the title <Guild Vendor> in any Azeroth capital.

Cloak items

Below, classes in parentheses are not in the proper armor class, but will still get the full benefit from the listed heirloom. Classes in brackets will find the heirloom significantly weaker than another one, but will still benefit. Keep this in mind if buying an heirloom for several alts to use.

Name Type Bought In Cost Guild Level Recommended Classes
[Inherited Cape of the Black Baron] Agility Cloak <Guild Vendor> in any Azeroth capital 1200g 10 Shaman, Hunter, Rogue, Monk, (Druid)
[Ancient Bloodmoon Cloak] Spell Cloak <Guild Vendor> in any Azeroth capital 1200g 10 Mage, Warlock, Priest, (Druid), (Shaman)
[Worn Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape] Strength Cloak <Guild Vendor> in any Azeroth capital 1200g 10 Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight, (Druid), (Shaman), (Hunter)
[Ripped Sandstorm Cloak] Tanking Cloak <Guild Vendor> in any Azeroth capital 1200g 10 Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight, (Druid)

Head

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Heirloom heads now appearing in Patch 4.0.3 as part of the new Guild Leveling/Rewards system. They have a 10% experience boost from quests and kills and stack with all other Heirloom items.

Head item vendors

Once your guild has Reached Level 20, these can be purchased from the following vendors:

  • Alliance Becca Radler <Guild Vendor> in Stormwind City
  • Horde Goram <Guild Vendor> in Orgrimmar
  • Neutral Mirla Silverblaze <Guild Vendor> in Dalaran

Head items

Below, classes in parentheses are not in the proper armor class, but will still get the full benefit from the listed heirloom. Classes in brackets will find the heirloom significantly weaker than another one, but will still benefit. Keep this in mind if buying an heirloom for several alts to use.

Name Type Cost Guild Level Recommended Classes
[Tattered Dreadmist Mask] Cloth 1500g 20 Mage, Warlock, Priest
[Preened Tribal War Feathers] Spell Leather 1500g 20 Druid
[Stained Shadowcraft Cap] Leather 1500g 20 Druid, Rogue, Monk
[Mystical Coif of Elements] Spell Mail 1500g 20 Shaman
[Tarnished Raging Berserker's Helm] Mail 1500g 20 Shaman, Hunter
[Polished Helm of Valor] Plate 1500g 20 Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight
[Burnished Helm of Might] Tanking 1500g 20 Paladin, Warrior, Death Knight

Legs

With the release of Mists of Pandaria, leg heirlooms can be unlocked by completing the guild achievement, Money achievement.png Working Better as a Team.

Name Type Cost Vendor
[Tattered Dreadmist Leggings] Cloth Unknown Unknown
[Preened Wildfeather Leggings] Spell Leather Unknown Unknown
[Stained Shadowcraft Pants] Leather Unknown Unknown
[Mystical Kilt of Elements] Spell Mail Unknown Unknown
[Tarnished Leggings of Destruction] Mail Unknown Unknown
[Polished Legplates of Valor] Plate Unknown Unknown
[Burnished Legplates of Might] Tanking Unknown Unknown

Shields

As of Patch 4.1, there are no Heirloom quality shields, but Blizzard is thinking about it and may add some in the future.[7]

Head and Shoulder enchants

The head enchants available at revered with certain factions, and the shoulder enchants available at exalted with the Sons of Hodir, are also heirloom-quality items, but are only useable by level 80 characters. This is to allow for the use of these powerful enchants without having to grind through the reputations (particularly Sons of Hodir) with another character.

The enchants became Bind to Account in Patch 3.3.0. Note that these Heirloom items are the only the highest level version of the item the faction vendor carries. For example, [Lesser Inscription of the Axe] is not an Heirloom and the name will not appear in a brown color in the vendor's trade window. Even though you are able to purchase and enchant both Head and Shoulder Heriloom enchants, they WILL NOT activate until level 80, essentually making them useless.

You need at least the Wrath Wrath of the Lich King expansion to acquire these enchants.

Name Slot Level Faction Reputation Vendor Cost
[Arcanum of Blissful Mending] Head 80 Wyrmrest Accord Revered Neutral Cielstrasza <Wyrmrest Accord Quartermaster> in Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight 150g
[Arcanum of Burning Mysteries] Head 80 Kirin Tor Revered Neutral Archmage Alvareaux <Kirin Tor Quartermaster> in Dalaran 150g
[Arcanum of Torment] Head 80 Knights of the Ebon Blade Revered Neutral Duchess Mynx <Ebon Blade Quartermaster> at Shadow Vault, Icecrown 150g
[Arcanum of the Savage Gladiator] Head 80 Alliance Vanguard Exalted Alliance Logistics Officer Brighton <Alliance Vanguard Quartermaster> at Valgarde, Howling Fjord or Alliance Logistics Officer Silverstone <Alliance Vanguard Quartermaster> at Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra 150g
[Arcanum of the Savage Gladiator] Head 80 Horde Expedition Exalted Horde Gara Skullcrush <Horde Expedition Quartermaster> at Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra or Horde Sebastian Crane <Horde Expedition Quartermaster> at Vengeance Landing, Howling Fjord 150g
[Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector] Head 80 Argent Crusade Revered Neutral Veteran Crusader Aliocha Segard <Argent Crusade Quartermaster> at Argent Vanguard, Icecrown 150g
[Arcanum of Hyjal] Head 85 Cataclysm Guardians of Hyjal Revered Neutral Provisioner Whitecloud <Guardians of Hyjal Quartermaster> in Nordrassil Inn, Mount Hyjal 150g
[Arcanum of the Earthen Ring] Head 85 Cataclysm Earthen Ring Revered Neutral Provisioner Arok <Earthen Ring Quartermaster> in Silver Tide Hollow, Shimmering Expanse 150g
[Arcanum of the Ramkahen] Head 85 Cataclysm Ramkahen Revered Neutral Blacksmith Abasi <Ramkahen Quartermaster> in Ramkahen, Uldum 150g
[Arcanum of the Dragonmaw] Head 85 Cataclysm HordeDragonmaw Clan Revered Neutral Grot Deathblow <Dragonmaw Clan Quartermaster> at Bloodgulch, Twilight Highlands 150g
[Arcanum of the Wildhammer] Head 85 Cataclysm AllianceWildhammer Clan Revered Neutral Craw MacGraw <Wildhammer Clan Quartermaster> at Thundermar, Twilight Highlands 150g
[Greater Inscription of the Axe] Shoulder 80 Sons of Hodir Exalted Neutral Lillehoff <The Sons of Hodir Quartermaster> at Dun Niffelem, Storm Peaks 100g
[Greater Inscription of the Crag] Shoulder 80 Sons of Hodir Exalted Neutral Lillehoff <The Sons of Hodir Quartermaster> at Dun Niffelem, Storm Peaks 100g
[Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle] Shoulder 80 Sons of Hodir Exalted Neutral Lillehoff <The Sons of Hodir Quartermaster> at Dun Niffelem, Storm Peaks 100g
[Greater Inscription of the Storm] Shoulder 80 Sons of Hodir Exalted Neutral Lillehoff <The Sons of Hodir Quartermaster> at Dun Niffelem, Storm Peaks 100g

Enchanting your Heirlooms

Heirlooms can be enchanted only with enhancements that will not bind the item to the character. The items are treated as item level 1, and so most Burning Crusade or higher enhancements cannot be applied to them. Death Knight runes became applicable to heirlooms in 4.0.1. Enhancements that require a base character level to use, such as Zandalar Signets, will become active only when the character has reached that required level.

The shoulder enchants from the Inscription profession work on Heirlooms shoulders at any level as long as the character has Inscription as one of his professions. Thus the minimum level required to have these shoulder enchants is 65 (for a skill of 400). The PvP shoulder enchant will work only after your character reaches level 70.

It is not possible to enchant the heirloom ring due to the level restrictions of all ring enchantments.

For the sake of space, only the most useful enchantments are included in the list below.

Enchant Slot
[Enchant Weapon - Crusader] Melee Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Lifestealing] Melee Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Fiery Weapon] Melee Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Icy Chill] Melee Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Agility] Melee Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Strength] Melee Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Superior Striking] Melee Weapon
[Enchant 2H Weapon - Agility] 2H Weapon
[Iron Counterweight] 2H Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Spellpower] Caster Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Healing Power] Caster Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect] Caster Weapon
[Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spirit] Caster Weapon

The +15 agility enchant is more powerful and preferable to Lifestealing, Crusader, Fiery, and Icy Chill, if more costly.

Chest Enchant
[Enchant Chest - Stats]
[Enchant Chest - Greater Stats]
[Enchant Chest - Major Mana]
[Enchant Chest - Major Health]
Cloak Enchant
[Enchant Cloak - Superior Defense]
[Enchant Cloak - Stealth]
[Enchant Cloak - Subtlety]
Ranged Enchant Level Req.
[Crude Scope] 5
[Standard Scope] 10
[Biznicks 247x128 Accurascope] 50
[Heartseeker Scope] 70
Shoulder Enchant Level Req.
[Chromatic Mantle of the Dawn] 50
Zandalar Signet of [Might]/[Mojo]/[Serenity] 55
Master's Inscription of the [Axe]/[Crag]/[Pinnacle]/[Storm] 65 (400 Inscription)
[Greater Inscription of the Gladiator] 70
Greater Inscription of the [Axe]/[Crag]/[Pinnacle]/[Storm] 80

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Patch changes

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References

  1. Account-Bound Items FAQ #0 by Bornakk - 2008/10/21 05:33:09 PM
  2. http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9679633896&sid=2000&pageNo=4#75
  3. Glauzuu 2010-06-30. #6 - 3.3.5 Heirloom bug. Archived from the original on 2010-06-30.
  4. Do the heirloom shoulders increase quest xp? | 2009-05-27 17:20 by Blizzard Entertainment Bornakk
  5. Zarhym 2009-07-24. Re: 3.2 new heirlooms. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  6. Zarhym 2009-06-16. Re: 3.2 new heirlooms. Retrieved on 2009-08-03. “One thing I can tell you is that chest piece heirlooms will be available in the next content patch. They will provide a 10% experience bonus that stacks with the shoulder bonus.”
  7. Vaneras 2011-04-17. Heirloom shield - Why not? #31.

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