Season 9

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Arena Season 9 (Vicious) commenced on 14 December 2010, one week after the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and ended on June 28, 2011, the release of patch 4.2.0. Season 9 is notable for being the first season with rated battlegrounds. It also introduced some new features such as War Games, which are unrated battles set up between players for fun.

Armor Sets

Season 9 has two types of sets: Bloodthirsty and Vicious.

Class Spec Bloodthirsty Vicious
Death Knight Death Knight Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Desecration Vicious Gladiator's Desecration
Druid Druid Balance Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Wildhide Vicious Gladiator's Wildhide
Feral Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Sanctuary Vicious Gladiator's Sanctuary
Restoration Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Refuge Vicious Gladiator's Refuge
Hunter Hunter Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Pursuit Vicious Gladiator's Pursuit
Mage Mage Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Regalia Vicious Gladiator's Regalia
Paladin Paladin Holy Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Redemption Vicious Gladiator's Redemption
Retribution Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Vindication Vicious Gladiator's Vindication
Priest Priest Holy Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Investiture Vicious Gladiator's Investiture
Shadow Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Raiment Vicious Gladiator's Raiment
Rogue Rogue Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Vestments Vicious Gladiator's Vestments
Shaman Shaman Elemental Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Thunderfist Vicious Gladiator's Thunderfist
Enhancement Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Earthshaker Vicious Gladiator's Earthshaker
Restoration Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Wartide Vicious Gladiator's Wartide
Warlock Warlock Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Felshroud Vicious Gladiator's Felshroud
Warrior Warrior Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Battlegear Vicious Gladiator's Battlegear

Rewards

  • Bloodthirsty Gladiator items are longer available.
  • Vicious Gladiator items can no longer be obtained from vendors, but some still drops from Argaloth (10/25 man) in Baradin Hold. These include: Cloak, Feet, Finger, Hands, Legs, Neck, Trinket and Belt.
  • Glorious Vicious Gladiator items are longer available.

All 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  ?? ??, 2017
Legion Season 3
(Season 21)
Gladiator: Legion Season 3  ?? ??, 2017  ?? ??, 2017
Legion Season 4
(Season 22)
Gladiator: Legion Season 4  ?? ??, 2017  ?? ??, 2017

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