The World of Warcraft has always been divided into two parts: PvP and PvE. These two worlds rarely intersect and have their own laws and meta. For example, each class has different talent builds for PvP and PvE, besides PvP has special honor talents and gear and transmog.
Discipline Priest talents for PvP
Discipline Priest for PvE
These special difficulties and new subtleties are awarded with special PvP rewards that cannot be obtained in any other way. This quick basic guide of the PvP arena will introduce you to the Conquest Points system and rewards for your diligence.
Rating pvp system
First of all, the PvP system has Weekly Conquest Cap. If you fill the cap, you can earn some good item of the current week. Just play some ranking or even unranking PvP games. It could be an arena or battlegrounds.
Rating pvp matches are divided into three formats: 2×2, 3×3 and 10×10. Each format has its own rating, but 3×3 the most common mode, because of more valuable rewards. Increasing your rating, you will unlock the ranks — «Combatant», «Challenger», «Rival», «Duelist», «Gladiator». These ranks not only increase the level of the PvP equipment you receive, but also open up access to additional rewards such as titles, elite PvP armor items, and mounts.
Combatant — 1400–1599
- Title — «Combatant»
- Elite gear — wrist and waist
- Achievement — ««Combatant x-season»
Challenger — 1600–1799
- Title — «Challenger»
- Elite gear — gloves, leggings, feet
- Achievement — ««Challenger x-season»
Rival — 1800–2099
- Title — «Rival»
- Elite gear — helmet, shoulders, chest
- Achievement — ««Rival x-season»
Duelist — 2100–2399
- Title — «Duelist»
- Elite gear — cloak and enchant for weapon
- Achievement — ««Duelist x-season»
Gladiator (Elite) — 2400+
- Title — «Gladiator»
- Elite gear — tabard
- Achievement — ««Gladiator x-season»
Win 50 games at 2400+ rating to earn the title of Gladiator and rare mount Sinister Gladiator’s Proto-Drake. The game count will stop if you fall below 2400 and resume as soon as you return 2400.
Also you can get a special mounts reflect the conflict in Darkshore. These are awarded upon filling up your Rated PvP bar (which is separate from the PvP Conquest bar). Each victory on the 1400+ rating will bring 1% at your Rated PvP bar. Fill it up and you will get Vicious Black Warsaber for the Alliance or Vicious Black Bonesteed for the Horde.
Upon reaching the Gladiator rank, you will receive special items and trasmog for your class. Compare them with the raid rewards. Raid rewards are the same for all fracties.
Gladiator weapons are the same for all fractions.
Ny’alotha Raid Weapon Models
Before you step into the arena and start reaching your wishful «Gladiator» rank, you should learn all spells of all classes. You should track cooldowns of both your teammates and your enemies, as well as other things such as enemy interrupts. Some addons will come in handy for you, here you can see my favorites.
Allows a player to easily manage all aspects of the arena. Major cooldowns can be set to appear on enemy frames.
Tracks enemy interrupts and cooldowns. Very useful if you don’t always feel the approximate cooldown of a spell.
Visual and/or audio notification of buffs, procs, and cooldowns. Mandatory for a priest or other support
Shows teammates’ cooldowns. Helps to better understand your capabilities as a team.
Unique pvp rewards require unique pvp knowledge. This is a basic guide to rewards and pvp, but if you get interested in the arena check out our other guides about strategy, type of compositions, important countdowns and dampening.