Season 12

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Arena Season 12 (Dreadful and Malevolent) is a PvP Season that started one week after the release of Mists of Pandaria. The season ended on March 5, 2013.[1] This season includes two armor sets for each class, Dreadful Gladiator (item levels 464 for armor and 476 for weapons) and Malevolent Gladiator (item levels 489 for armor and 502 for weapons).

New this season

  • Season 12 is the first season with resilience being split into PvP power and PvP resilience.
  • It is the first season to include monks.
  • The Tol'vir Proving Grounds will be playable for the first time.
  • PvP and PvE Vendors are now in the Pandaria zones and are as of 5.1 marked on the map for your faction.
  • The two new battleground (Silvershard Mines and Temple of Kotmogu) are available as rated battlegrounds as of 5.1.[2]

Rewards

Dreadful Gladiator

Class Set
Death Knight Death Knight Dreadful Gladiator's Desecration
Druid Druid Dreadful Gladiator's Wildhide (Balance)
Dreadful Gladiator's Sanctuary (Feral Combat)
Dreadful Gladiator's Refuge (Restoration)
Hunter Hunter Dreadful Gladiator's Pursuit
Mage Mage Dreadful Gladiator's Regalia
Paladin Paladin Dreadful Gladiator's Redemption (Healing)
Dreadful Gladiator's Vindication (Damage)
Priest Priest Dreadful Gladiator's Investiture (Healing)
Dreadful Gladiator's Raiment (Damage)
Rogue Rogue Dreadful Gladiator's Vestments
Shaman Shaman Dreadful Gladiator's Thunderfist (Elemental)
Dreadful Gladiator's Earthshaker (Enhancement)
Dreadful Gladiator's Wartide (Restoration)
Warlock Warlock Dreadful Gladiator's Felshroud
Warrior Warrior Dreadful Gladiator's Battlegear

Malevolent Gladiator

Item Cost Item level Drops from Sha of Anger
Two-hand weapons 3500 [Honor Points] 470 No
One-hand weapons 2250 [Honor Points] 470 No
Off-hands 1250 [Honor Points] 476 No
Helm 2250 [Honor Points] 476 No
Shoulders 1750 [Honor Points] 476 No
Chest 2250 [Honor Points] 476 No
Bracers 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Gloves 1750 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Belt 2250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Legs 2250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Boots 1750 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Trinkets 1750 [Honor Points] 476 No
Necklaces 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Rings 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Cloak 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Class Set
Death Knight Death Knight Malevolent Gladiator's Desecration
Druid Druid Malevolent Gladiator's Wildhide (Balance)
Malevolent Gladiator's Sanctuary (Feral Combat)
Malevolent Gladiator's Refuge (Restoration)
Hunter Hunter Malevolent Gladiator's Pursuit
Mage Mage Malevolent Gladiator's Regalia
Paladin Paladin Malevolent Gladiator's Redemption (Healing)
Malevolent Gladiator's Vindication (Damage)
Priest Priest Malevolent Gladiator's Investiture (Healing)
Malevolent Gladiator's Raiment (Damage)
Rogue Rogue Malevolent Gladiator's Vestments
Shaman Shaman Malevolent Gladiator's Thunderfist (Elemental)
Malevolent Gladiator's Earthshaker (Enhancement)
Malevolent Gladiator's Wartide (Restoration)
Warlock Warlock Malevolent Gladiator's Felshroud
Warrior Warrior Malevolent Gladiator's Battlegear

Video

Seasons

Main article: PvP Season
Season Title Start Date End Date Duration Notes
Season 1 [Gladiator] January 30, 2007 June 19, 2007 20 weeks Introduced with The Burning Crusade
End coincided with Patch 2.1.2
Season 2 [Merciless Gladiator] June 20, 2007 November 26, 2007 23 weeks EU End Date was November 27, 2007
Season 3 [Vengeful Gladiator] November 28, 2007 June 23, 2008 29 weeks  
Season 4 [Brutal Gladiator] June 24, 2008 October 14, 2008 17 weeks Last arena season of The Burning Crusade
Season 5 [Deadly Gladiator] December 16, 2008 April 14, 2009 17 weeks Gear titles: Savage, Hateful, Deadly
Season 6 [Furious Gladiator] April 21, 2009 August 25, 2009 18 weeks Beginning corresponded with patch 3.1.0
Season 7 [Relentless Gladiator] September 1, 2009 January 19, 2010 20 weeks End corresponded with the opening of the Crimson Hall in Icecrown Citadel
Season 8 [Wrathful Gladiator] February 2, 2010 October 12, 2010 37 weeks Beginning corresponded with patch 3.3.2 and the release of the Frostwing Halls in Icecrown Citadel

End corresponded with patch 4.0.1

Season 9 Alliance [Hero of the Alliance: Vicious]
Horde [Hero of the Horde: Vicious]
[Vicious Gladiator]
December 14, 2010 June 28, 2011 28 weeks Began one week after the Cataclysm
Ended with launch of patch 4.2.0
Season 10 Alliance [Hero of the Alliance: Ruthless]
Horde [Hero of the Horde: Ruthless]
[Ruthless Gladiator]
July 05, 2011 November 29, 2011 21 weeks Began one week after patch 4.2.0
Ended with launch of patch 4.3.0
Season 11 Alliance [Hero of the Alliance: Cataclysmic]
Horde [Hero of the Horde: Cataclysmic]
[Cataclysmic Gladiator]
December 6, 2011 August 28, 2012 38 weeks Began one week after patch 4.3.0
Ended with launch of patch 5.0.4
Season 12 Alliance [Hero of the Alliance: Malevolent]
Horde [Hero of the Horde: Malevolent]
[Malevolent Gladiator]
October 2, 2012 March 5, 2013 22 weeks Began one week after the launch of Mists of Pandaria
Ended with launch of patch 5.2.0
Season 13 [Tyrannical Gladiator] March 12, 2013 September 10, 2013 26 weeks Began one week after patch 5.2.0
Ended with launch of patch 5.4.0
Season 14 [Grievous Gladiator] September 17, 2013 February 18, 2014 22 weeks Began one week after patch 5.4.0
Ended with launch of patch 5.4.7
Season 15 [Prideful Gladiator] February 25, 2014 October 14, 2014 33 weeks Began one week after patch 5.4.7
Ended with launch of patch 6.0.2
Warlords Season 1
(Season 16)
[Primal Gladiator: Warlords Season 1] December 2, 2014 June 23, 2015 29 weeks Began three weeks after the launch of Warlords of Draenor
Ended with launch of patch 6.2.0
Warlords Season 2
(Season 17)
[Wild Gladiator: Warlords Season 2] June 30, 2015 November 10, 2015 22 weeks Began one week after patch 6.2.0
Ended with launch of patch 6.2.2
Warlords Season 3
(Season 18)
[Warmongering Gladiator: Warlords Season 3] November 17, 2015 July 19, 2016 35 weeks Began one week after patch 6.2.2
Ended with launch of Patch 7.0.3
Legion Season 1
(Season 19)
Vindicative Gladiator September 20, 2016 December 13, 2016 6 a.m. PST 12 weeks Began four weeks after the launch of Legion
Legion Season 2
(Season 20)
Gladiator: Legion Season 2 December 13, 2016 8 a.m. PST March 28th, 2017 15 weeks Ended with launch of Patch 7.2.0
Legion Season 3
(Season 21)
Gladiator: Legion Season 3 March 28, 2017  ?? ??, 2017 Began with launch of Patch 7.2.0
Legion Season 4
(Season 22)
Gladiator: Legion Season 4  ?? ??, 2017  ?? ??, 2017

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