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5-27-2009 @ 8:40AM
So how do I actually get heirloom items? I've heard about them, now read about them, but have no idea what I need to do to get them or how to use them.My altaholism would greatly appreciate the knowledge :)
5-27-2009 @ 8:51AM
I suppose it is written somewhere here, but in brief: you need a lvl 80 character who can do heroic dungeons or pre-3.1 10-man raids (Naxx, OS, EoE, VoA). The bosses you kill drop Emblems of Heroism, the currency you need to buy some epics and heirlooms. There's also another way - but it also requires a high level character (68 at least I guess). When your faction controls Wintergrasp, you get Stone Keeper's Shards ("weeklies" in Wintergrasp award them as well). They allow you too get different, more PvP-oriented Heirlooms.For shoulders (which are the most popular ones because of the exp bonus), you need either 40 Emblems or 200 Shards.Heirlooms are used as any other piece of gear, you just wear them. However, you can send them between your characters on the same realm (and faction). Their statistics increase with your toon's level, so you don't have to replace them at all.Here's a list of all heirloom items: http://www.wowhead.com/?items&filter=qu=7.Hope it helped.Ok, that wasn't brief at all. Lol.
5-27-2009 @ 8:52AM
Forgot one thing - Stone Keeper's Shards drop from every Northrend instance boss.
5-27-2009 @ 9:07AM
Thank you so much! That was exactly what I was looking for.So basically I'll have to play in Wintergrasp to have any hopes of getting such items. My main is only 73 and will never see the heroic side of any dungeons, so at least I know there's another way.Thanks again.
5-27-2009 @ 9:58AM
The explanation was perfect! So I have nothing to add, just addressing your question about having to do Wintergrasp. You don't actually. You get a buff when your faction wins Wintergrasp, doesn't matter if you participated or not. When you then do instances, whether they be normal or heroic, it doesn't matter as long as they are Northrend instances, stonekeeper's shards will drop from every boss! I have a gazillion of the stupid things and I never do Wintergrasp. I have bought the shoulders and the mount, now I just... let them sit there, and all this without ever stepping foot in Wintergrasp itself!
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