World of Warcraft Classic PvP content plan

Blizzard reveals World of Warcraft Classic PvP content plan

It’s time to find out what’s going to be happening with PvP when Classic releases this Summer and beyond! Blizzard have just clarified that the initial experience will be very Vanilla, as there will be no formal system for PvP, which means no Honor points, Honorable of Dishonorable kills etc.- Icy-Veins

Classic PvP System Overview

Blizzard has finally detailed the full Classic PvP Content plan, including which content comes in what phase.

  • Phase 2: Honor System and PvP Rank Rewards
  • Phase 3: Alterac Valley and Warsong Gulch
  • Phase 4: Arathi Basin
  • Phase 5: Possibly PvP vendor updates
  • Phase 6: World PvP in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands

Honor Ranks and Titles

There are a total of 14 ranks for both factions. Each rank requires a minimum amount of Rating Points to be calculated every week, then calculated in comparison to other players on your server.

Each rank grants access to different rewards, from PvP consumables to Epic Mounts that do not require Epic Riding Skill and Epic pieces of gear at the highest ranks. Each rank is also applied to your character as a Title.

Sources of Honor

There are many ways of obtaining Honor to increase your CPs for your character. Below, we detail all ways to earn CPs for your weekly calculations.

Honorable Kills

You gain a certain amount of CPs every time to kill a player of the opposite faction, within your level range. There are certain factors that can increase or decrease the amount of Honor you gain from a HK:

  • Character Level – The level of the player matters on how much honor you gain from a HK. If you’re level 60, killing a level 60 character will yield more honor than killing a level 50. Killing a grey player, or a player more than 10 levels below yours, awards no Honor.
  • Your Own Level – The more leveled you are, the more Honor you will gain per kill. Killing a level 60 character with a level 60 gives more Honor than the same situation, but both characters are instead Level 30.
  • Subsequent Kills – Players killed repeatedly within a 24-hour period will give less honor. The Honor per kill is reduced to 75% on the second kill, 50% on the third kill, and 25% on the fourth kill. Killing a player five or more times within 24 hours of the first kill will award no Honor.
  • Kills in a Group/Raid – When killing players in a party or a raid, everyone in the party/raid get an equal share of the Honor gained per kill. Lower levels will receive less Honor per kill than higher leveled characters. If you’re too far away from a player being killed, you will not receive Honor even if someone closer to the target did.
  • Contribution per Kill – Each solo character, party or raid gets a share of Honor from the killed enemy character. The share is roughly equal to the damage % you, your party or your raid did to the killed character.
  • Player Rank – Honor Ranks make the target worth more Honor when killed. You will receive more Honor from killing a Knight/Stone Guard character, than from killing a Private/Scout.
  • Being Present – You need to be close to the enemy and alive to receive any Honor for the kill. An enemy being healed does not mean he will award more Honor points when killed.

Killing Racial Leaders

Killing one of the NPCs considered the leaders of their race. There are only 6 of these, all on a two-hour spawn timer. They provide huge Honor bonuses, divided equally between solo players, parties and raids who participated in the kill. The racial leaders, along with their locations, are:

  • Alliance: Highlord Bolvar Fordragon (Stormwind), King Magni Bronzebeard (Ironforge), Archdruid Fandral Staghelm (Darnassus)
  • Horde: Thrall (Orgrimmar), Cairne Bloodhoof (Thunder Bluff), Lady Sylvanas Windrunner (Undercity)

Battleground Objectives

Battlegrounds contain several objectives, besides winning the Battleground (IE. capture the flag in Warsong Gulch, steal a base in Arathi Basin, or kill a lieutenant in Alterac Valley). All players of the same faction will receive the same amount of Honor upon completing a Battleground objective.

General Tips for the Week

  • Battleground objectives give a substantial amount of Honor and are meant to be a big part of your Honor for the week. Don’t ignore Battlegrounds if you wish to raise your rank!
  • While repeated kills give you less Honor, they still count towards your kill ratio for the week. You can easily get a few solo kills early in the day, and join a raid during prime time to meet your quota for the day or week.
  • If you feel you haven’t obtained enough HKs for the week, you can do Battlegrounds or join a PvP raid to obtain more kills before the weekly reset.

Dishonorable Kills

A Dishonorable Kill, or DK, happens when killing what’s called a Civilian NPC in PvP combat. Civilian NPCs are usually lower level NPCs that are useful to the opposite faction (like vendors or questgivers) that can stall player progress when unavailable. Civilians will have a “Civilian” tag next to their names when targetted by the opposite faction.

Dishonorable Kills will affect your Honor rating immediately, making you lose standings within your server and, with enough DKs, you might even lose a PvP rank. DKs are the only thing that can affect your rating when it happens, instead of waiting for the weekly reset to witness its impact.


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