Cataclysm: Justice and valor point drop rates revealed

Blizzard recently announced the justice and valor point amounts for all types of raid and heroic content for Cataclysm. Justice and valor points are replacing the current badge/emblem system, allowing players to purchase items and gear for points. When a new tier of raid content is launched, valor points become justice points, reducing the emblem clutter that had been so rampant in Wrath of the Lich King. Hit the jump for the official blue post.

Ulvareth -- Justice Point Drop Quantities
Although we've revealed some details of the conversion process (forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=14574620794&sid=1), many of you have asked how many Justice and Valor Points bosses and daily dungeons will actually award. This list is incomplete, and the values may still change, but it covers the majority of the content we've been asked about.

Lich King Heroic dungeon boss -- 16 Justice Points
Lich King daily normal dungeon -- 12 Justice Points
Lich King daily Heroic dungeon -- 23 Justice Points
Lich King raid boss -- 23 Justice Points

Cataclysm Heroic dungeon boss -- 75 Justice Points
Cataclysm daily normal dungeon -- 75 Justice Points
Cataclysm daily Heroic dungeon -- 75 Valor Points
Cataclysm 10-player raid boss -- 75 Valor Points
Cataclysm 25-player raid boss -- 105 Valor Points

It's important to note that once you outgrow content, by leveling past it by a predetermined amount, you'll no longer gain points. The 'outgrown' level for end-game Wrath of the Lich King content is likely to be level 81. Once you level beyond Lich King content you'll still be able to enter the dungeons, kill bosses, and see their drops, but they will not award you with points. This same principle applies to all content that provides Justice Points, including content from The Burning Crusade.


Blizzard has said in the past that 25-man content would reward players with a faster avenue to hitting their point caps for the week, and now we see how. An extra 30 valor points are awarded per raid boss in 25-man. For those of you sticking to 10-man content, it most likely means that you'll be doing your daily heroic in Cataclysm more often than a strict 25-man raider.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.