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Great Vault Expectations – First Two Weeks of July

Great Vault Expectations – First Two Weeks of July

Originally Posted by Blizzard
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We’ve seen some questions from players who’d like to know specifics about how endgame loot and the Great Vault will operate over the next two weekly resets, so we’ve prepared the following outline.

Next Week

Following the next weekly reset on July 6 in this region, the Great Vault will offer rewards exactly as it has in previous weeks. Between now and then, defeating raid bosses in Castle Nathria, completing Season 1 Mythic Keystone Dungeons, and earning Honor in rated PvP will generate those rewards. Season 2 will begin on July 6, but the Great Vault looks back at previous efforts to determine the item levels of rewards.

With the July 6 weekly reset marking the start of Season 2, all Mythic+ Rating will be reset to 0, and all Mythic+ Keystones will be lowered by an additional 3 levels to account for the overall increase in dungeon difficulty.

Mythic+ players who wish to receive the best rewards from the Great Vault for their initial Season 2 efforts will want to complete Mythic+ Dungeons at +15 or higher difficulty the week of July 6-12.

Mythic+ end-of-run drops will cap at Mythic+10 throughout the week of July 6-12, and Season 2 Rated PvP gear upgrades are initially capped at Rival (base item level 239) until Mythic Difficulty Sanctum of Domination is available.

The Second Week of July

After Season 2 has been underway for a week, the Great Vault will offer upgraded rewards following the weekly reset on July 13 in this region. This includes rewards earned in the Sanctum of Domination raid, Unchained Gladiator’s PvP gear, and higher item level Mythic+ rewards.

As a reminder, you’re only eligible for Great Vault raid loot from bosses that you have previously defeated on the difficulty you’re looking for. For example, you must defeat Heroic Kel’thuzad before his loot will show up as a Heroic quality selection in the Great Vault.

Mythic+ Gearing in Season 2

We’ve made a few small adjustments to the item-level curve for Season 2 Mythic+ rewards, to make Mythic+ gear progression more comparable to early raiding rewards at some levels of difficulty. Here are the item levels of gear drops and rewards:

Difficulty Season 1
End-of-Run
Season 1
Missed Timer
Season 1
Great Vault
Season 2
End-of-Run
Season 2
Missed Timer
Season 2
Great Vault
Mythic+2 ilvl 187 ilvl 184 ilvl 200 ilvl 210 ilvl 210 ilvl 226
Mythic+3 ilvl 190 ilvl 187 ilvl 203 ilvl 213 ilvl 210 ilvl 226
Mythic+4 ilvl 194 ilvl 190 ilvl 207 ilvl 216 ilvl 213 ilvl 226
Mythic+5 ilvl 194 ilvl 190 ilvl 210 ilvl 220 ilvl 216 ilvl 229
Mythic+6 ilvl 197 ilvl 194 ilvl 210 ilvl 223 ilvl 220 ilvl 229
Mythic+7 ilvl 200 ilvl 197 ilvl 213 ilvl 223 ilvl 220 ilvl 233
Mythic+8 ilvl 200 ilvl 197 ilvl 216 ilvl 226 ilvl 223 ilvl 236
Mythic+9 ilvl 200 ilvl 197 ilvl 216 ilvl 226 ilvl 223 ilvl 236
Mythic+10 ilvl 203 ilvl 200 ilvl 220 ilvl 229 ilvl 226 ilvl 239
Mythic+11 ilvl 203 ilvl 200 ilvl 220 ilvl 229 ilvl 226 ilvl 242
Mythic+12 ilvl 207 ilvl 203 ilvl 223 ilvl 233 ilvl 229 ilvl 246
Mythic+13 ilvl 207 ilvl 203 ilvl 223 ilvl 233 ilvl 229 ilvl 246
Mythic+14 ilvl 207 ilvl 203 ilvl 226 ilvl 236 ilvl 233 ilvl 249
Mythic+15 ilvl 210 ilvl 207 ilvl 226 ilvl 236 ilvl 233 ilvl 252

The most notable adjustment is that now, a Mythic+15 or higher is required to get the maximum item level from the Great Vault, while Mythic+14 or higher provides the highest end-of-run item level.

Thanks for reading. We’ll see you ’round the Vault!