Heirloom

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Heirlooms are an item type that was introduced with Wrath of the Lich King.[1] The items have a golden hue in their text color, and their attributes scale with the character's level.[2] Nearly all heirloom items are named after popular items from the early days of Classic WoW, and share the look of these items.

Once purchased, heirlooms are learned like mounts, pets, and toys, and show up in the Heirlooms tab. From there, players can upgrade their heirlooms to be effective for more levels, and to make copies of the heirlooms to use on a character. Heirlooms can be mailed to any character that shares the same account, including those of opposing faction or on different realms.

Heirloom shoulders, chestpieces, cloaks, helms, legs and the ring grant greater experience gains while wearing them. The experience bonuses stack with each other and with the rested bonus, and affect experience gains from quests, but do not stack with Essence of Wintergrasp. The maximum possible experience bonus from heirlooms alone is 50%.

Heirloom items do not have a durability stat, and do not need to be repaired. This saves money when leveling your character.

Heirloom item restrictions are skill based and not class based. For example, any class could wear the cloth shoulders and chest for the 20% experience boost, but classes such as warriors and rogues would not benefit from the item's casting stats. Because characters don't typically get any shoulder or head gear until after level 20, putting any lower-armor-type XP enhancing heirloom you may have sitting around (like cloth, which all can wear) on even a mail or leather class will be helpful until you start getting equipment for what would otherwise just be just an empty slot.

For classes that can wear mail and plate items, while the character is under level 40, heirlooms will appear as leather or mail armor types until that character is able to wear the mail or plate armor type. For example, when purchasing an heirloom for a shaman, you want to buy a mail heirloom item, which will scale down to leather when equipped on the shaman until the shaman reaches level 40, when it will become mail again.

Collection system

The Heirlooms tab in Patch 6.1

Patch 6.1 implemented the Heirlooms tab in the Collections interface, and thus players now only need to acquire heirlooms once to learn them. Once learned (like pets, mounts or toys), players can right-click on an heirloom to add it to that character's inventory. Duplicate heirlooms and heirlooms that have been learned but are not useful to the current character can (like toys) be deleted without any further issue if they have not been enchanted.

The vast majority of heirlooms scale from levels 1 to 60, but can be upgraded with tokens twice: once to be effective from levels 1 to 90, and a second time to be effective from levels 1 to 100. Upgraded heirlooms, when created from the heirlooms tab, will show up in characters' bags at the upgrade level seen in the UI.

Enchants only apply to individual copies of heirlooms (unlike upgrades), so if an heirloom has been enchanted and it is no longer useful to the character wearing it, consider mailing the heirloom to another character rather than deleting it.

Nontraditional heirlooms (like the  [Dread Pirate Ring] or Garrosh weapons) are invisible in the heirlooms tab until acquired. Only the highest-difficulty Garrosh weapon will be visible in the UI if the player has the same item in multiple difficulty modes.

Pre-6.1 heirlooms

Now-upgradeable heirlooms acquired before Patch 6.1 will automatically appear in the heirlooms tab at upgrade level 1/2 (effective up to level 90) regardless of whether or not they were actually upgraded, with the heirloom items themselves staying in the character's bags, bank or void storage.

Heirlooms with attributes that are no longer used (such as dodge or PvP resilience) were updated to provide another secondary stat (crit or haste).

Sources

All-access

The following vendors sell heirloom shoulders, chests, trinkets, necklaces, and weapons, and both sets of the heirloom upgrade tokens for gold:

Dame Evniki Kapsalis at the Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown also sells many of the same heirlooms in exchange for Champion's Seals, and Daenrand Dawncrest at the Darkmoon Faire sells the same heirlooms that Kapsalis does in exchange for Darkmoon Prize Tickets.

Liliana Emberfrost in the Champion's Hall of Stormwind City and Galra in the Hall of Legends of Orgrimmar also sell (formerly) PvP-focused heirlooms in exchange for [Honor Points].

Vendor-purchased heirlooms
Item Cost Cost Cost Cost Slot Type Primary
 [Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle] (90 · 100) 500g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points Shoulder Cloth Intellect/Haste
 [Tattered Dreadmist Mantle] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Shoulder Cloth Intellect/Crit
 [Exceptional Stormshroud Shoulders] (90 · 100) 500g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points Shoulder Leather Agility/Haste
 [Lasting Feralheart Spaulders] (90 · 100) 500g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points Shoulder Leather Intellect/Haste
 [Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Shoulder Leather Agility/Crit
 [Preened Ironfeather Shoulders] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Shoulder Leather Intellect/Crit
 [Prized Beastmaster's Mantle] (90 · 100) 500g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points Shoulder Mail Agility/Haste
 [Aged Pauldrons of The Five Thunders] (90 · 100) 500g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points Shoulder Mail Intellect/Haste
 [Mystical Pauldrons of Elements] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Shoulder Mail Intellect/Crit
 [Champion Herod's Shoulder] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Shoulder Mail Agility/Crit
 [Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons] (90 · 100) 500g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points Shoulder Plate Strength/Haste
 [Pristine Lightforge Spaulders] (90 · 100) 500g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points Shoulder Plate Intellect
 [Polished Spaulders of Valor] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Shoulder Plate Strength/Crit
 [Burnished Pauldrons of Might] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Shoulder Plate Strength
 [Tattered Dreadmist Robe] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Chest Cloth Intellect/Crit
 [Stained Shadowcraft Tunic] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Chest Leather Agility/Crit
 [Preened Ironfeather Breastplate] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Chest Leather Intellect/Crit
 [Champion's Deathdealer Breastplate] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Chest Mail Agility/Crit
 [Mystical Vest of Elements] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Chest Mail Intellect/Crit
 [Polished Breastplate of Valor] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Chest Plate Strength/Crit
 [Burnished Breastplate of Might] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Chest Plate Strength/Haste
 [Grand Staff of Jordan] (90 · 100) 750g N/A N/A 1500 Honor Points Two-Hand Staff Intellect/Haste
 [Reforged Truesilver Champion] (90 · 100) 750g N/A N/A 1500 Honor Points Two-Hand Sword Strength/Haste
 [Repurposed Lava Dredger] (90 · 100) 750g 40 Champion's Seal 75 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Two-Hand Mace Agility
 [Dignified Headmaster's Charge] (90 · 100) 750g 40 Champion's Seal 75 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Two-Hand Staff Intellect/Crit
 [Bloodied Arcanite Reaper] (90 · 100) 750g 40 Champion's Seal 75 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Two-Hand Axe Strength/Crit
 [Burnished Warden Staff] (90 · 100) 750g 40 Champion's Seal 75 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Two-Hand Staff Agility/Haste
 [Charmed Ancient Bone Bow] (90 · 100) 750g 40 Champion's Seal 75 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Ranged Bow Agility/Haste
 [Upgraded Dwarven Hand Cannon] (90 · 100) 750g N/A N/A 1500 Honor Points Ranged Gun Agility/Crit
 [Sharpened Scarlet Kris] (90 · 100) 650g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points One-Hand Dagger Agility/Crit
 [The Blessed Hammer of Grace] (90 · 100) 650g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points One-Hand Mace Intellect/Haste
 [Battleworn Thrash Blade] (90 · 100) 650g N/A N/A 1000 Honor Points One-Hand Sword Stamina/Thrash
 [Bloodsoaked Skullforge Reaver] (90 · 100) 650g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A One-Hand Sword Strength/Haste
 [Devout Aurastone Hammer] (90 · 100) 650g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A One-Hand Mace Intellect/Crit
 [Venerable Mass of McGowan] (90 · 100) 650g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A One-Hand Mace Agility
 [Balanced Heartseeker] (90 · 100) 650g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A One-Hand Dagger Agility
 [Venerable Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge] (90 · 100) 650g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A One-Hand Sword Agility
 [Musty Tome of the Lost] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Off-hand frill Intellect/Haste
 [Weathered Observer's Shield] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Off Hand Shield Intellect/Haste
 [Flamescarred Draconian Deflector] (90 · 100) 500g 25 Champion's Seal 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Off Hand Shield Strength/Haste
 [Inherited Insignia of the Alliance] (90 · 100) (Alliance) 700g N/A N/A 1250 Honor Points Trinket CC break
 [Inherited Insignia of the Horde] (90 · 100) (Horde) 700g N/A N/A 1250 Honor Points Trinket CC break
 [Inherited Mark of Tyranny] (90 · 100) 700g N/A N/A 1250 Honor Points Trinket +Health
 [Swift Hand of Justice] (90 · 100) 700g 35 Champion's Seal 70 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Trinket Haste/Heal
 [Discerning Eye of the Beast] (90 · 100) 700g 35 Champion's Seal 70 Darkmoon Prize Ticket N/A Trinket Intellect/Heal
 [Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed] (90 · 100) 700g N/A N/A N/A Neck Healer
 [Eternal Emberfury Talisman] (90 · 100) 700g N/A N/A N/A Neck Strength DPS
 [Eternal Horizon Choker] (90 · 100) 700g N/A N/A N/A Neck Intellect DPS
 [Eternal Talisman of Evasion] (90 · 100) 700g N/A N/A N/A Neck Strength tank
 [Eternal Will of the Martyr] (90 · 100) 700g N/A N/A N/A Neck Agility DPS
 [Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace] (90 · 100) 700g N/A N/A N/A Neck Agility tank

Guild vendors

Guild vendors sell heirloom helms, cloaks, and legs with guild reputation requirements. Helms and cloaks merely require honored guild reputation, while legs require being in a guild with [Working Better as a Team]:

Guild vendor heirlooms
Item Cost Slot Type Primary
 [Ripped Sandstorm Cloak] (90 · 100) 500g Back Strength tank
 [Worn Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape] (90 · 100) 500g Back Strength DPS
 [Inherited Cape of the Black Baron] (90 · 100) 500g Back Agility DPS
 [Ancient Bloodmoon Cloak] (90 · 100) 500g Back Intellect DPS
 [Burnished Helm of Might] (90 · 100) 500g Head Plate Strength DPS
 [Tattered Dreadmist Mask] (90 · 100) 500g Head Cloth Intellect DPS
 [Preened Tribal War Feathers] (90 · 100) 500g Head Leather Intellect DPS
 [Stained Shadowcraft Cap] (90 · 100) 500g Head Leather Agility DPS
 [Mystical Coif of Elements] (90 · 100) 500g Head Mail Intellect DPS
 [Tarnished Raging Berserker's Helm] (90 · 100) 500g Head Mail Agility DPS
 [Polished Helm of Valor] (90 · 100) 500g Head Plate Strength DPS
 [Tattered Dreadmist Leggings] (90 · 100) 500g Legs Cloth Intellect DPS
 [Stained Shadowcraft Pants] (90 · 100) 500g Legs Leather Agility DPS
 [Preened Wildfeather Leggings] (90 · 100) 500g Legs Leather Intellect DPS
 [Tarnished Leggings of Destruction] (90 · 100) 500g Legs Mail Agility DPS
 [Mystical Kilt of Elements] (90 · 100) 500g Legs Mail Intellect DPS
 [Polished Legplates of Valor] (90 · 100) 500g Legs Plate Strength DPS
 [Burnished Legplates of Might] (90 · 100) 500g Legs Plate Strength

Other sources

Beyond the vendors, there are a few other sources of heirlooms:

In the Brawler's Guild, once players reach rank 8, they may purchase the  [Brawler's Razor Claws] (90 · 100) for 650g from Quackenbush at Bizmo's Brawlpub in the Deeprun Tram beneath Stormwind or from Paul North at the Brawl'gar Arena in Orgrimmar.

Players who manage to win the Grand Prize or get Second Place at the weekly Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza at Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale may elect to receive the  [Dread Pirate Ring] (90 · 100).

Upgrades

As previously mentioned, heirlooms as sold by the vendors are effective from levels 1 to 60. Upgrade tokens are available for purchase to upgrade heirlooms to be effective up to level 90, and again to level 100.

Heirloom upgrade tokens
Item Cost Cost Cost Level
 [Ancient Heirloom Armor Casing] 1000g 55 Champion's Seal 100 Darkmoon Prize Ticket 1-90
 [Ancient Heirloom Scabbard] 1200g 65 Champion's Seal 120 Darkmoon Prize Ticket 1-90
 [Timeworn Heirloom Armor Casing] 2000g N/A N/A 1-100
 [Timeworn Heirloom Scabbard] 5000g N/A N/A 1-100

Additionally, during holidays like Love is in the Air or the Lunar Festival, vendors tend to sell upgrade tokens in exchange for the event currency. See the four upgrade token articles for details.

Achievements

Chauffeured Chopper

There are four achievements for learning heirlooms, with the last requiring 35 unique heirlooms learned. Upon unlocking the fourth achievement, players will receive a letter in the mail with a  [Clinking Present] attached. Inside the present is the  [Chauffeured Chopper], a mount that can be used by players of all levels.

  1. [Where's the Mailbox?]
  2. [Alt-ernative Lifestyle]
  3. [Ready for Powerleveling]
  4. [Heirloom Hoarder]

Stat values

An heirloom's stats correspond to the item level of a blue quality item requiring its wearer's level until the heirloom stops leveling, as specified by the tooltip. However, heirlooms give bonuses to four different stats from a far lower level than blue items start doing so. At level 80, heirlooms are approximately equivalent to an item level 187 rare item, and will ultimately be replaced by questing, instancing, and PvP at the maximum level.

On reaching levels 58 and 68, players will notice unusually large stat increases to heirlooms, because these are the lowest required levels for blues introduced in, respectively, Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King. The same is true at level 81 for Cataclysm heirloom cloaks and pants. However, while blue items introduced in Cataclysm all require at least level 81, uncommon items of level 272 only require level 77.

For almost any given justice-point heirloom weapon or armor item, as well as for each of the heirloom cloaks at level 80, there exist four uncommon replacements that:

  • Occur as world drops.
  • Bind when equipped.
  • Have the same stats as the heirloom with higher values.
  • Have required levels of 77, 78, 79 and 80.
  • Have item levels of 272, 278, 283 and 289.
  • Have four consecutive item IDs (see ItemString).
  • Have the item suffix "of the Earthfall" (for Strength items), "of the Windflurry" (for Agility items), or "of the Fireflash" (for Intellect items).

Enchanting your heirlooms

Main article: Enchantments by Slot

Heirlooms can be enchanted only with enhancements that will not bind the item to the character. All enchantments can be applied to heirloom items. High level enhancements applied to items equipped by low level players have their power scaled down down to be similar to enhancements intended for that level range. Note that profession specific enchantments still require the profession.

Nontraditional heirlooms

Some heirlooms are not designed for leveling characters from 1 to 100.

Hodir Shoulder Enchants

Heirloom shoulder enchants can be used at any level, but are only usable by level 80 characters. This is to allow for the use of these enchants without having to grind through the reputations of Sons of Hodir with another character.

Note that the Sons of Hodir heirloom items are only the highest level version of the item the faction vendor carries. For example,  [Lesser Inscription of the Axe] is not an Heirloom and the name will not appear in a brown color in the vendor's trade window.

Name Cost
 [Greater Inscription of the Axe] 100g
 [Greater Inscription of the Crag] 100g
 [Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle] 100g
 [Greater Inscription of the Storm] 100g

Garrosh weapons

From Patch 5.4 to the launch of Warlords of Draenor, Garrosh Hellscream, the final boss of Siege of Orgrimmar, dropped heirlooms for level 90-100 players. These heirlooms can no longer be acquired, and are invisible in the collections UI unless one of the heirlooms has already been learned. If players have multiple versions of the same item in different difficulty levels, only the highest-difficulty heirloom will be visible in the UI.

Item Slot Description
 [Hellscream's Barrier] (F · H) Shield Spirit
 [Hellscream's Cleaver] (F · H) Axe (1H) Agility DPS
 [Hellscream's Decapitator] (F · H) Axe (2H) Strength DPS
 [Hellscream's Doomblade] (F · H) Sword (1H) Strength DPS
 [Hellscream's Pig Sticker] (F · H) Polearm Agility DPS
 [Hellscream's Razor] (F · H) Dagger Agility DPS
 [Hellscream's Shield Wall] (F · H) Shield Strength tank
 [Hellscream's Tome of Destruction] (F · H) Held In Off-hand Intellect DPS
 [Hellscream's Warbow] (F · H) Bow Agility DPS
 [Hellscream's Warmace] (F · H) Mace (1H) Spirit
 [Hellscream's War Staff] (F · H) Staff Intellect DPS

Reputation commendations

Select Mists of Pandaria factions have Grand Commendations available for purchase that double the reputation gains with factions once their commendation has been purchased and used. In order to purchase a commendation, one character on the player's account must reach revered standing with that faction.

Though technically heirlooms (they have the golden color), commendations are BoP and should be consumed immediately after purchase.

Faction Grand Commendation Cost
Anglers  [Grand Commendation of the Anglers] 50g
August Celestials  [Grand Commendation of the August Celestials] 50g
Dominance Offensive  [Grand Commendation of the Dominance Offensive][com 1] 50g
Golden Lotus  [Grand Commendation of the Golden Lotus] 50g
Kirin Tor Offensive  [Grand Commendation of the Kirin Tor Offensive][com 2] 50g
Klaxxi  [Grand Commendation of the Klaxxi] 50g
Lorewalkers  [Grand Commendation of the Lorewalkers] 50g
Operation: Shieldwall  [Grand Commendation of Operation: Shieldwall][com 1] 50g
Order of the Cloud Serpent  [Grand Commendation of the Order of the Cloud Serpent] 50g
Shado-Pan  [Grand Commendation of the Shado-Pan] 50g
Sunreaver Onslaught  [Grand Commendation of the Sunreaver Onslaught][com 2] 50g
Tillers  [Grand Commendation of the Tillers] 50g
  1. ^ a b  [Grand Commendation of Operation: Shieldwall] has the same effect as  [Grand Commendation of the Dominance Offensive] for members of the opposite faction.
  2. ^ a b  [Grand Commendation of the Kirin Tor Offensive] has the same effect as  [Grand Commendation of the Sunreaver Onslaught] for members of the opposite faction.

Patch changes

  • WoD Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24):
    • Heirlooms have a tier system can be upgraded to increase the maximum level that the item scales up to.
      • Heirlooms with no upgrades can scale up to level 60.
      • Heirlooms with 1 upgrade level can scale up to level 90.
      • Heirlooms with 2 upgrade levels can scale up to level 100.
      • Old heirlooms that have been upgraded to scale to level 85 are grandfathered in with 1 upgrade level.
    • New Heirlooms for the neck slot are now available and allows the character to cast a heal once a minute. This heal shares a cooldown with potions and Healthstones.
    • Vendors in Ironforge (Alliance) and Undercity (Horde) now sell Heirlooms for gold.
    • Alternate methods for obtaining Heirlooms and Heirloom upgrade tokens are also available:
    • Collecting 35 heirloom items awards a special mount that's usable by level 1 characters.
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Vendors who sell PvE Heirloom items for Justice Points have taken a vacation. PvE Heirlooms will continue to be available at the Darkmoon Faire and Trial of the Crusader, and PvP Heirlooms will still be able to be purchased for Honor.
      • Shield and off-hand Heirloom items will be added to PvE Heirloom vendors at the Darkmoon Faire.
      • Discussion for this topic can be found in the forum thread titled: Heirloom Vendor Change in Patch 6.0.2.
  • MoP Patch 5.4.2 (2013-12-10): Players are now able to mail account-bound items to other characters that reside on a different realm on the same account. To send cross-realm mail: enter the character's name, followed by a hyphen "-", followed by the realm name. Note that cross-realm mail can only send account-bound items, not other items or gold.
  • MoP Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Many heirlooms can now be upgraded, which will allow them to continue leveling to 85, rather than 80.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Legs heirlooms added.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0a (2011-08-08): The tooltip color for heirloom items has been returned to gold.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): The names of Heirloom items now incorrectly appear in white.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Heirloom vendors added in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Death Knight [Runeforging] can now be used on heirloom weapons.
  • WotLK Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Level 80 helm and shoulder faction-related enchants are now considered Heirlooms.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): A new class of items known as Heirlooms has been added.

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