Valor Points are the upper-level currency rewarded for participating in PvE encounters, typically raids. The lower-level PvE currency, rewarded from Heroic mode dungeons, is awarded in the form of Justice points.
Patch 4.2This section concerns content that is not yet released.
As of Patch 4.2 and part of the introduction of a new raid tier (Tier 12), all Valor points will be converted to Justice points up to a cap of 4000 with excess being converted to money at a rate of 1/47 and Tier 11 items will be purchasable with Justice points. Presumably, this conversion will take place each time a new raid tier is released.
|Rise of the Zandalari (Patch 4.1) Heroic||140 Valor points (up to 7 times per week)|
|Complete the Cataclysm daily Heroic mode dungeon run||70 Valor points (up to 7 times per week)|
|Defeat a Cataclysm 10-player raid boss encounter||70 Valor points|
|Defeat a Cataclysm 25-player raid boss encounter||90 Valor points|
Valor Points can be spent by the Alliance in Stormwind and by the Horde in Orgrimmar. Valor Points can purchase Item Level 359 Epic gear, which will cost 700-2200 Valor Points depending on the slot of the item. The items purchased may then be upgraded to Heroic versions of the gear by obtaining an Essence of the Forlorn from raid content, and the converting it at the Valorous Quartermaster for a X-of the forlorn, where X is the slot of the item that one wishes to upgrade. Heroic versions have an Item level of 372.
- Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Converted to Justice points.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added item level 359 and 372 quartermasters to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
- / Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Added.