Cataclysm Classic Launch Notes - Updated June 4

The Cataclysm Classic pre-patch is coming to an end with the launch of Cataclysm Classic on Monday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. PDT, and we’d like to share some notes on aspects of the expansion that players will want to know.

World Bosses

Poseidus, Mobus, Garr, Xariona, Akma’hat, and Julak-Doom will first begin spawning with the weekly reset the week of June 4. They’ll begin to appear alongside the Baradin Hold raid and its first boss, Argaloth.

Except Poseidus, who drops a mount, world bosses will drop item-level 346 pieces of unique gear alongside a recipe and a random iLvl 359 bind-on-equip epic. These bosses will eventually drop their item-level 359 unique gear when Zul’Gurub and Zul’Aman unlock.

Chaos Orbs

In the Cataclysm Classic Beta, Chaos Orbs were Bind on Equip. They will be Bind on Pickup in Cataclysm Classic, just as they were in original Cataclysm.

Heroic Raids

In original Cataclysm, access to attempt Heroic Raids required first completing them on Normal difficulty. This is not the case in Cataclysm Classic – you can go straight into Heroic raiding.

PvP Availability and Rewards

In Cataclysm Classic PvP, the weekly caps for Valor and the seasonal cap for Conquest have been increased by roughly 60%. The rewards granted for certain activities have been adjusted:

  • The weekly cap for Valor is now 1600.
  • The initial cap for Conquest Points is now 4000 and increases by 4000 every week throughout the season.
  • The Random Cataclysm Heroic reward is 240 Valor Points.

Please note: Valor will not be earnable between the launch of Cataclysm and the first weekly reset in each region. Conquest will become available starting with the second weekly reset on May 28, with the launch of the first Cataclysm PvP season.

In Cataclysm Classic, 2v2 and 5v5 will no longer be eligible brackets for earning Gladiator titles or rewards. In the 2v2 and 5v5 brackets, you will be able to earn non-Gladiator titles and Conquest.

PvP Item Transmogs

Rather than utilize the Replica PvP Vendors that were originally added in patch 4.3.0, we’re changing all of the original WoW Classic (Era) PvP gear to be usable as transmog appearances.

All of these pieces of armor have been and will continue to be available from the Legacy Armor and Legacy Weapon Quartermasters in both the Champion’s Hall in Stormwind and the Hall of Legends in Orgrimmar.

Getting to Vashj’ir

To alleviate potential congestion issues, on launch day we’ve removed a few of the questing prerequisites to use the portal to Vashj’ir that can be found at the Western Earthshrine in the Valley of Wisdom in Orgrimmar and The Eastern Earthshrine near the Stormwind Keep in Stormwind.

Baradin Hold Lockouts

Added June 4, 2024

In this first phase of Cataclysm Classic, Baradin Hold allows players to complete both the 10-player and the 25-player versions of the raid each week. There is not a shared weekly lockout between the two versions of the raid.


Arch BLP. Am prepared to beg. The rest is sexy though.


“Valor will not be earnable between the launch of Cataclysm and the first weekly reset in each region. Conquest will become available starting with the second weekly reset on May 28, with the launch of the first Cataclysm PvP season.”

Just to confirm valor points are earnable on May 21st?

Can you get 2200 weapons/tabards/elite gear from 2s or no? Kind of vague wording.


I do like all of these changes, but not allowing valor points the first monday night really sucks because I took tuesday off of work so I could powerlevel and do just that lol

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I also disagree with no world boss spawns on launch. Once the heroic versions of T11 die they have no use except as pre-raid bis. T11 normal drops 359. I’d like to relive the world boss days of classic era.

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Why delay the 5 unique epic items from world bosses? This is the first progressive itemization we’ve seen in classic and its on these 5 specific unique items. To what end?

Do you still need your vanilla rank/RBG rank to transmog the old pvp gear or not? Because if not, you just killed rated BGs.

That’s not entirely true, there were a bunch of items added to level 60 dungeons in phase 5 or 6 of Classic that weren’t there beforehand that were all really good prebis items.

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Fix our professions. This thread has nearly 300 replies and you’re still selling boosts that brick your character’s professions (making them unplayable) and have said NOTHING about it.

Fix our quests.

Fix the TOGC dailies.

You’ve already taken our money, now give us what we paid for.


It’s bad grammar due to how they structured the sentences.

Valor will be obtainable following the reset on 5/21
Conquest will be obtainable following the reset on 5/28

Basically they’re just stopping people degenerating day one and having a massive advantage by valor capping. 1600x3= 4800, which is 400 valor over what’s required to get 2 piece.


adding new items is not the same thing as changing the stats on items

still no transmog for warglaives tho?


Who cares about any of this stuff when glaives still cannot be transmogged!?


So does that mean all warlord/high warlord gear will be transmogable regardless if you originally got the rank/title? Because if so that’s kinda messed up to all the people who grinded for rank 13/14

Please add Glyph of the Stars. So many Druids would appreciate this now that Tmog is in the game. Would be so much appreciated


i get why these had to go, but i think killing these brackets is kinda lame

maybe no rank 1 titles for these brackets instead? feel like everyone loved 2s(even tho they were trash) because of the accessibility, finding 3s in cata is gonna be brutal


no 2s titles? way to kill arena for last 300 good players left lmao

soo… SoD dead, Cata dead, retail dead.

GGWP, it’s officially over.


Thank you for these changes!

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