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Patch 5.4: Answers to Frequently Re-Asked Questions

Matthew Rossi

We here at WoW Insider see a few questions pretty much every time a new patch is announced. Often, we see these same questions asked repeatedly, many times after we've answered them. So, out of a desire to be helpful (and to have a place to point folks) here are a few of those questions, answered for you here.

Q: What is happening to my Valor/Conquest points in patch 5.4?
A: Your Conquest points will be converted to Honor. If you have 4000 honor already, or will be pushed over the 4000 honor mark by the conversion, they will be converted to gold. All other points, be they Valor, Justice, or Honor points will not be converted.

Q: What new gear can I get for Valor points?
A: None. There is no new Valor gear. Shado-Pan Assault gear will still cost Valor, but will be discounted by 34%. All other current Valor gear (from the original reputation gear to the Patch 5.1 items) will now cost Justice Points instead.

More questions answered following the jump.

Q: So I can't get any new gear if I don't raid in 5.4?
A: Not true! You in fact can get new 535 gear via the new Timeless Isle. You can get armor tokens from mobs that become iLevel 496 gear. This gear will be appropriate for your specialization when you use it to create the gear, so be in the spec you want gear for. However, you can also save the token and instead of making a 496 piece with it, you can gain a Burden of Eternity which will make a iLevel 535 item instead. So yes, by just soloing on the Timeless Isle, you can get your character gear that's equivalent to heroic Throne of Thunder gear.

Q: If Battlefield Barrens is going away, how can I get the pet/transmog gear/item?
A: Well, certain items will still be available. While the weekly quest and quartermaster are going away (and with them the latent Kor'kron armor items and resources like wood, oil, stone and meat) you can still get Gahz'rooki's Summoning Stone, the Raptorhide Boxing Gloves, and the Kor'kron Supply Satchel from the Kor'kron camps in the Barrens itself, which will not be going away in patch 5.4. However, this does mean that all other items sold by the Quartermaster like the Troll Shoes will be gone, and if you're working on the transmog sets using the Latent Kor'kron armor pieces this is your last week to finish. You also won't be able to get the Hordebreaker and Darkspear Revolutionary titles after this week.

Q: Can I still get the epic boot quest from Chen that current you get after the introductory Barrens quests?
A: We have been told that quest is staying in the game.

Q: How can I complete my legendary cape when no one wants to run Throne of Thunder/some other raid anymore?
A: The first 8 bosses in Siege of Orgrimmar will drop Titan Runestones now. They will also drop Sigils and Secrets of the Empire if you're not on the Runestone part of the quest yet. You can also run Throne of Thunder in LFR, since now ToT LFR bosses will drops the Sigils for the earlier stages of the legendary questline. So it'll be easier to catch up.

That covers some of the most often asked questions. If I missed one, the great thing about this post is, it has a comment section you can drop it in and I can try and come back and update.

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