Posted Fri, Apr 05, 2013 by Mem
Introduced in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, heirloom items are a special type of item found in World of Warcraft. Characterized by their distinctive golden text color, heirloom item are special because their attributes scale with your characters level. The name heirloom is quite fitting because these items are typically name after popular items from the days of classic World of Warcraft.
Once a heirloom item has been purchased
it becomes permanently bound to the player's account. This is
different from other items that bind to just an individual character.
Due to this feature heirloom items can be mailed to any character
that shares the same account and realm. Heirloom items may even be
mailed to characters of opposing factions. The ability to mail
heirloom to characters on different realms has been the subject of
much debate and is possibly in the works for a future patch.
As if scaling stats and being able to use heirloom items on various characters wasn't enough, these items another bonus; extra experience. Every Heirloom piece, except for trinkets, allow the player to receive greater experience gains while they are equipped. Experiences bonuses on these pieces stack with each other as well as the rested bonus, but not with the Essence of Wintergrasp buff.
Heirloom item stats are comparable to the item level of a similar blue quality item until the heirloom stops leveling as noted by its tooltip. However, unlike blue quality items, heirlooms provide bonuses to four different stats at lower levels. Despite their usefulness, heirlooms are not “super” items and will eventually at higher levels need to be replaced by items found as drops or earned by questing.
Unlike other items in the game, heirloom items can only be enchanted with enhancements that will not bind the item to a character. Heirloom items are always treated as level 1 items, and therefore most higher enhancements cannot be placed on them. The only exception to this rule is Death Knight runes.
Heirloom items can be purchased by
players through a number of methods. PvP geared heirlooms are
available for Honor Points, while PvE heirlooms can be purchased with
Justice Points or Champion's Seals and in the case of the Guild
Rewards system; gold. Heirloom Vendors selling various heirloom items
can be found in Dalaran, Stormwind City, Orgrimmar, Darkmoon Island,
Wintergrasp Keep, and the Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown.
Heirloom Head Pieces
Heirloom Shoulder Pieces
Heirloom Shoulder and Head Enchants
Heirloom Weapons and More
Heirloom Head Pieces
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