What are Valor Points?
Valor Points are a form of currency introduced in "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm." They can be earned through Player versus Environment (PvE) play at high-level content. These points can then be used to exchange for different kinds of equipment and items.
Unlike Justice Points, there is no cap on total Valor Points. However, only 1250 Valor Points (VP) can be earned per week through various activities; VP earned past this point will not be given to the player.
There are internal limits within this cap, as follows:
- A maximum of 490 points per week can be gained from random Cataclysm Heroics.
- A maximum of 980 points per week can be gained from Zandalari Heroics. This total is combined with that of random Cataclysm Heroics. In other words, a player who gets 490 points from random Cataclysm Heroics can only get an additional 490 from Zandalari Heroics.
- A maximum of 1250 points per week can be earned from raiding.
This system ensures that players cannot earn the full cap each week without participating in raid content. A player's weekly progress can be tracked on the Dungeon Finder Tool.
How do I get Valor Points?
Valor Points can be earned through several methods: Cataclysm Heroics, Zandalari Heroics (introduced in patch 4.1), and Cataclysm raid content.
In Cataclysm Heroics, 70 Valor Points are awarded for each of the first seven random instances run through the Dungeon Finder. Each boss rewards Justice Points.
Zandalari Heroics reward 140 VP for each of the first seven random instances run through the Dungeon Finder. Boss kills are awarded Justice Points.
In 10-man Cataclysm raid content, 70 Valor Points are awarded per boss killed. 25-man raids reward 90 VP per boss killed. All raids are included in these rewards, including Baradin Hold.
Where can I spend my points?
Both major capital cities (Stormwind and Orgrimmar) house a vendor area that includes, in addition to three Justice Point vendors, a Valor Quartermaster.
The Alliance vendor area is located in Old Town of Stormwind, near the Human Hunter trainer. The Valor Quartermaster is Faldren Tillsdale.
Orgrimmar's vendor area is found in the Valley of Strength; Jamus'Vaz is the Valor Quartermaster here.
What can I get?
Valor Points can be spent in exchange for epic quality gear. Currently, the gear offered is item level 359, which is equivalent to the gear found in normal raid content. Many items found here are considered best in slot for specific classes and talent builds. The Valor Quartermasters also sell current tier gear, although some of it requires tokens from raids instead of Valor Points.
The Valor Quartermaster offers:
- Tier 11 Chestpieces, Gloves, and Legs
- Conquest Points (at an exchange of 250 VP for 250 CP)
- Author's own experience.
All screenshots and references from "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm" by Blizzard Entertainment. Screenshots provided by author.