If you’ve reached level 80 in World of Warcraft, chances are you’re well-versed in ways to get better gear for your character. Quest rewards, items created by yourself or purchased from the auction house, and PvP rewards purchased with marks and honor points are some of the most well-known ways. And of course, once you’ve reached level 80, there are plenty of dungeons and raids open to you. However, some of the best gear in the game doesn’t come as a drop, it’s bought with emblems.
So what are emblems?
If you can remember level 70 and the Burning Crusade expansion, you might remember earning Badges of Justice as a way to upgrade your gear and access other usable items. Emblems are the level 80 equivalent of these badges. Depending on when you hit level 80 and what dungeons or raids you’ve done, you can have up to four types of emblems:
- and Value.
Here’s a look at where you can get these emblems and what you can use them for:
Warcraft Wealth Review of – Emblems of Conquest;
The Crest of Conquest is the newest form of currency in Northrend. It is used to purchase epic level 8 items that have an item level of 226. If you wish, you can also exchange these emblems for emblems of value at your quartermaster.
Emblems of Conquest drop from level 80 raids that previously dropped emblems of heroism and valor, from bosses in Ulduar, and from all level 80 5-man heroic instances.
- Archavon the Stone Watcher.
- Caverns of Time – Stratholme Sacrifice.
- Drak’Tharon Keep.
- Nexus – The Nexus.
- Nexus – The Oculus.
- Obsidian Sanctuary.
- Narjun’s Well – Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom.
- Well of Narjun – Azjol-Nerub.
- The Nexus – Eye of Eternity.
- The Violet Bastion.
- Ulduar – Chambers of Lightning.
- Ulduar – Chambers of Stone.
- Utgarde – Utgarde Keep.
- Utgarde – Pinnacle of Utgarde.
- Zul’Drak – Gundrak.
Once you’ve earned enough Emblems of Conquest, you can head to one of the many vendors in Dalaran to exchange them for loot. The main armor type that upgrades to this is the Deadly Gladiator game on the armor type that is applied to your character. There are also a few other armor pieces available that are not related to this set.
You can also buy;
- armor tokens.
- We free.
- And Runic Orbs.
Warcraft Wealth Review of – Emblems of Heroism;
Emblems of heroism are another currency in Northrend. They are used to purchase relics and level 7 epic items with an item level of 200.
Unfortunately, emblems of heroism are no longer a drop. This means you’re limited to what you had on hand prior to patch 3.2.
However, you can also get them by trading your Crests of Conquest or Crests of Valor. To do this, you will need to convert your Emblems of Conquest to Emblems of Valor in your Emblem of Conquest Quartermaster. All Emblems of Valor can then be converted to Emblems of Heroism in their Emblem of Valor quartermaster. Usuri Brightcoin found in the Underbelly of Dalaran can also be exchanged for their emblems.
Once you’ve collected enough Emblems of Heroism, you can turn them in to one of the many vendors in Dalaran. Each class can purchase the appropriate Wild Gladiator set items, as well as other forms of armor, including relics.
Heirloom and Epic weapons are also available as;
- And armor tokens.
Wealth of Warcraft Review – Emblems of Triumph;
Crests of Triumph are another Northrend currency. They are used to purchase epic level 9 items with an item level of 232 or higher.
You can find Emblems of Triumph on bosses in Crusaders Coliseum 10 and 25 player modes on both Normal and Heroic difficulty. You will also receive two Emblems of Triumph for completing Proof of Death daily heroic quests. They can also be found in the Archavon Vault in 10 and 25 man modes.
Emblems of Triumph are currently the highest Emblems in the game and can be downgraded to the other three Emblems with the appropriate vendors in Dalaran.
Like the other Emblems, Emblems of Triumph can be used to purchase rewards, most of which are armor for head and shoulder slots.
They are also available;
- Thrown weapons.
- a wand
- some charms.
- And trinkets.
Warcraft Wealth Review – Emblems of Valor;
Crests of Valor are the fourth type of currency in Northrend. They are used to purchase epic level 7 items with an item level of 213. They can also be exchanged for emblems of heroism.
Like Emblems of Heroism, Emblems of Valor are no longer found as loot. However, you can trade your Emblems of Conquest for Emblems of Valor at your Emblem of Conquest quartermaster if you wish.
Once you’ve collected enough Valor Emblems, you can visit one of the many Dalaran vendors that accept them.
They are used to buy;
- Hateful Gladiator’s armor set, among other armor items.
- They can also be used to buy rings.
- And armor tokens.