These Thunderforged items can drop from both Normal and Heroic mode raids, but not from the Raid Finder, and have an item level which is six higher than the standard item level of items obtained from those sources. So, item levels will be as follows:
- Raid Finder: ilvl 502
- Normal mode: ilvl 522
- Normal Thunderforged: ilvl 528
- Heroic: ilvl 535
- Heroic Thunderforged: ilvl 541
Ghostcrawler was kind enough to clarify that this was not the unannounced feature he mentioned last night!
Hit the break for Tyiliru's full post. Will this make you more inclined to push for 25-man raiding over 10-man? Is item level inflation getting totally out of hand, and will this really make an impact, given that 25-man raiders already gear somewhat more quickly than 10man raiders?