Valor Amounts in 9.0.5

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#1 - March 4, 2021, 5:28 p.m.
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As we’ve tested and iterated on the changes in patch 9.0.5, we’ve concluded that Valor for Mythic Keystone Dungeon gear would benefit from an immediate kickstart, so we’re adjusting the configuration of Valor caps. This currency is being added well into Shadowlands Season 1, so we want to pace it as though it’s been available for several weeks, giving players a large measure of gear catch-up capacity from the start.

  • In 9.0.5, there will be a weekly Valor cap that increases by 750 Valor each week, and the cap will start at 5000 Valor earnable in the first week.
  • In the second week of 9.0.5, the Valor cap will be 5750. In week 3, the Valor cap will be 6500, etc.
  • There will be a cap of 1500 on how much Valor a character can hold at a time.

Here are a few examples:

  • A character earns the maximum cap of 5000 Valor on the first week, regardless of what is spent (if any), they’ll be able to earn 750 Valor total the second week.
  • A character earns 1000 Valor on the first week, regardless of what is spent (if any), they will be able to earn 4750 the second week.
  • Any character that hits the maximum amount of Valor and spends it on upgrades will be able to earn another 750 the following week.

As always, thank you for your testing and feedback.

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#14 - March 8, 2021, 9:39 p.m.
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Update: There will not be a limit of 1500 Valor that can be held.

I’ve put a strikethrough on that part of the OP.

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#17 - March 16, 2021, 6:23 p.m.
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We’ve been seeing some confusion on the Valor system and wanted to clarify a little bit more. The total amount of Valor that can be earned starts at 5000 Valor, and by the following week an additional 750 Valor can be earned, totaling to 5750 maximum Valor.

For more clarity, here are a few examples:

  • A character earns the maximum cap of 5000 Valor on the first week, regardless of what is spent (if any), they’ll be able to earn 750 Valor total the second week.

  • A character earns 1000 Valor on the first week, regardless of what is spent (if any), they will be able to earn 4750 the second week.

  • Any character that hits the maximum amount of Valor and spends it on upgrades will be able to earn another 750 the following week.

Due to the implementation being in the middle of Shadowlands Season 1, the large cap of 5000 at the start is to provide an immediate kickstart with the system as though it has been available for several weeks, any future iterations of the Valor system will start with a different cap.

Hope this helps clear things up a bit!