Mark of Honor (old)
|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.
Marks of Honor were PvP items which were used as currency to purchase items from PvP rewards vendors. As of Patch 3.3.3, battleground Marks of Honor (apart from ) are no longer obtainable, but before this patch they were obtained by participating in any Battlegrounds or World PvP. In Patch 4.0.1, all Marks of Honor and PvP tokens were converted into .
Battleground Marks of Honor
Battleground Marks of Honor were awarded to players who participate in Battlegrounds. At the end of the match, each player in the battleground was awarded either: one mark of honor for a loss, two marks of honor for a draw or three marks of honor for a win. Players who leave Battlegrounds before the match is completed would not receive any marks of honor.
Each Battleground offered its own mark of honor. For example, Warsong Gulch awards players with the . Each type of mark of honor stacks up to 100 units. If a player accumulates more than 100 units of any type of mark of honor, the excess would be automatically mailed to the player via the in-game mailbox. See Battlegrounds for more complete details.
Prior to 3.3.3 battleground marks of honor were used as currency in conjunction with honor points to purchase items from vendors in the Champion's Hall and Hall of Legends as well as Battleground vendors located in Hillsbrad (Alterac Valley), Ashenvale (Warsong Gulch), and Arathi Highlands (Arathi Basin).
In general, items purchasable by battleground marks of honor are no longer all that useful to players. Most current PVP gear is purchasable by either honor points or a combination of honor points and arena points. This makes the best use for battleground marks of honor the quest referenced above, once the player has some of the more unique items purchasable by marks of honor.
Following Patch 3.3.3, battleground Marks of Honor could no longer be used as currency for items, instead they could be traded in to Brigadier Generals in Orgrimmar, Stormwind City and Dalaran for 185 each. In Cataclysm, all remaining Marks of Honor were converted into , forever removing the currency.
World PvP Marks of Honor
This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade.
World PvP marks are awarded to players when they score an Honorable Kill against an enemy faction member when in the specified zone. and can be obtained by scoring honorable kills in Hellfire Peninsula and Zangarmarsh. These can be used to purchase a few items from vendors in Honor Hold, Thrallmar, or Zangarmarsh (Alliance Field Scout/Horde Field Scout).
Halaa Battle Tokens are awarded to those who score an honorable kill in the vicinity of Halaa in Nagrand. They can be used to purchase a few items from vendors in Halaa when controlled by the player's faction.
Unlike battleground marks of honor, world PvP marks of honor are used to purchase items from vendors without requiring any honor points or other currency. However, there are comparatively few rewards available for these marks, and they are generally of lower quality than battleground rewards.