I’m sure this isn’t even close to news for some of you, but I just noticed this week that my Valor to Conquest Point conversions are counting toward my CP season total. What this means is that all CP gains now count toward that 7,800 point benchmark required for purchasing ilvl 397 `Cataclysmic’ weapons. This information has obvious worth for casual PVPers, but it also has worth for two kinds of PVE hunter: (1) hunters who are still trying to get a high-ilvl weapon and (2) min-maxing dwarf and troll hunters who want to take advantage of their racials but are currently using an ilvl 397 (or lower) ranged weapon of the wrong type. I saw a 360 dps gain on femaledwarf while comparing a PVP weapon that activated a weapon racial with a PVE weapon of the same item level that did not.
A few points of clarification:
- Valor conversions do not go past your weekly CP cap, meaning that even if you have 7,800 Valor stored up, you may have to wait a few weeks before getting the weapon since you can only convert so much per week.
- Weapon racials are activated by the base weapon, not the weapon’s appearance via transmogrification. This means that you can’t transmogrify a gun into a bow as a troll and expect your racial to work.
- I suppose there’s a another kind of hunter who this news is relevant for, the transmog nut. The bow in particular looks pretty good.