In the gameplay and systems panel, Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street just revealed some massive changes to gear itemization in Warlords of Draenor. The fabled item squish is finally coming, stats are being removed, new stats are being added, and reforging is gone. There's a lot to cover so let's get right down to it.
Enchanting, reforging, and gems
- They feel like there is too much modification needed to be done every time you get a new piece of gear: enchants, gemming, and reforging your caps.
- There will be fewer items which can accept enchants, but the items which can still be enchanted will have more powerful enchants and more choice.
- Fewer gem sockets, but gems will be much more powerful. No more socket bonuses or metagems. Sockets are a bonus which can appear on gear and do not count towards item budget.
- Reforging is gone!