Posted Tue, Jul 28, 2009 by Messiah
With the new Trial of the Crusader instance/raid being introduced into the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King in the upcoming 3.2 patch players are wondering just how good the loot will be. Well, Blizzard answered that question in the forums with the following.
Here's a basic breakdown of the item levels for each dungeon:
Trial of the Champion (5-player) normal mode: Item level 200
Trial of the Champion (5-player) Heroic mode: Item level 213
Trial of the Crusader (10-player) normal mode: Item level 232
Trial of the Crusader (25-player) normal mode: Item level 245
Trial of the Grand Crusader (10-player) Heroic mode: Item level 245
Trial of the Grand Crusader (25-player) Heroic mode: Item level 258
In addition, successful tribute runs (Trial of the Grand Crusader only) will result in higher item level rewards from the tribute chest at the end.
For those that may not know item levels, 213 is equivalent to Naxxramass 10 man raids, 219 is Uldaur 10 man raids, and 226 is Ulduar 25 man raid levels. Overall this means that loot items will be significantly better than the previous Naxx to Ulduar step.