Season of Discovery PvP Rank Caps

To answer a question we’ve seen from players who are planning to focus on ranking up in Season of Discovery — we’re adding caps to the rank you can achieve during each phase. We want to enable everyone to push rank at a reasonable pace without worrying about rushing to earn highly lucrative PvP rewards.

To start in the first phase of Season of Discovery, at level 25, the cap will be rank 3. Our current plan is to then increase the cap with each new phase, so that rank will cap at 9 for the first few weeks of level 60. Thereafter, we’re planning to increase the rank cap every few weeks along with the release of level 60 content such as Blackwing Lair, finally reaching rank 14 with the opening of The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj.

We’re looking forward to seeing the PvP action in Season of Discovery!


time to be world first rank 3


actually nice


Oce PvP server please Blizzard


We don’t even legit know how many servers we’re getting in NA. I don’t think they’re going to confirm or deny anything until launch and we see the servers.

Amazing. A good way to mix PvP and PvE gear on a comparable stats timeline.


Can someone please let us know which timezone each server will be in before launching them? Kind of important info to relay.

Sounds good, thanks for letting us know!

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Thank you. This will prevent people from using those PVP bots

Rank 9 is too soon for 60. The legs and chest 2-piece set is BiS for many classes.

R8 is a better cap for the first week of 60, then increase to R9 in 2-3 weeks.

The cap will be rank 9. You’ll still have to grind the honor at 60.

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AQ40…? BWL would have been fine for 14 cap…


Would it be possible to restrict the gear instead of restricting rank? That would give people more time to hit their target ranks and still keep some of the more powerful gear locked until an appropriate time.


Which will take one week since everyone will be at least Rank 8 when the L60 band unlocks.

So, all you need to do is grind 175k in AV after the last band unlocks and people will have BiS legs and chest when they ding 60.

Bad game design that diminishes the value of group content by running dungeons in favor of solo-qing AV.

you realize that rank 8 is when you get chest and legs right? making your comment not only dumb but irrelevant and contradictory


Actual garbage change stop trying to control what and how players decide to play the game this essentially makes pvp ranking useless


They already did days ago.
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No idea where you figured that the Chest+Legs combo was bis for most classes but this is just wrong. Warriors favor SGC as their chest, Mages favor Robes of the Archmage and Warlocks favor Robe of the Void just to name a few. Now the rank 10 shoulder and rank 7 boots are usually the go to combo for most classes but as ranking is capped at 9 we don’t have to worry about that now do we doom sayer…

rank 14 weapons are on par with AQ40 weapons, why would BWL be the time to release r14 and make all BWL weapons irrelevant?