How to Use Equipment Upgrade in WoW Dragonflight

There are many ways to get and upgrade your gear in WoW Dragonflight, and one of the best ways is to upgrade gear drops directly. Upgrading gear improves item level and stats, so it’s a valuable tool. However, not all equipment can be upgraded. There are requirements, you see, but we know all about how to do it without a hitch. Here’s how to use the gear upgrade system in WoW Dragonflight.

Using the Equipment Upgrade System in WoW Dragonflight

To start the leveling process, you will need to go to the Gladiator’s Refuge, located in Valdrakken. There you will find Corxian, the NPC you need to start the upgrade. As mentioned, not all equipment can be upgraded. In fact, only two types of gear can be upgraded: Mythic+ and PvP gear.

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Mythic+ gear, as the name suggests, can only be obtained by completing Mythic+ races of any tier. Completing Races and Timing Keys will reward you with a special currency called Valor. The amount of Valor you get depends on whether or not you time the key and how long it took. By talking to Corxian, you can select a Mythic+ item you own and use Valor to increase its item level. Mythic+ items have 13 levels of enhancements you can apply, and each level of enhancement adds +3 item level. However, there are three pitfalls to this. First, the amount of Valor you can get per week is capped, and a season max increases each week. Furthermore, each upgrade requires more bravery than the last, making the Mythic+ gear upgrade process an additional method of improving your overall item level. Finally, the level to which you can upgrade a piece of gear is locked behind your Mythic+ rating. Even if you have the Valor Points to upgrade a piece of gear, unless you meet the rating requirements, Corxian won’t let you complete the process. The Mythic+ ranking is improved with continued Mythic+ executions. the level to which you can upgrade a piece of gear is locked behind your Mythic+ rating. Even if you have the Valor Points to upgrade a piece of gear, unless you meet the rating requirements, Corxian won’t let you complete the process. The Mythic+ ranking is improved with continued Mythic+ executions. the level to which you can upgrade a piece of gear is locked behind your Mythic+ rating. Even if you have the Valor Points to upgrade a piece of gear, unless you meet the rating requirements, Corxian won’t let you complete the process. The Mythic+ ranking is improved with continued Mythic+ executions.

 

On the other side of the spectrum, PvP gear can be upgraded in almost the same way as Mythic+ gear. There are, however, some differences. First, and most importantly, the currency needed to upgrade PvP gear is called Honor. Honor is earned by completing PvP matches. Victories grant more honor than losses. PvP gear upgrades also tend to be capped at level 9 instead of 13. PvP upgrades are not locked behind a specified grade. Instead, they’re locked behind PvP ranks that can be obtained through the Arena. For example, to upgrade a piece of PvP gear from level 389 to level 392, you will need to reach Challenger Rank 1.

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