New 'heroic' items

I like how the new heroic raids will drop upgraded items of those that drop in normal.

Faction Champions, for example, has the Justicebringer two-handed sword on 25-man (ilevel 245) and it also drops on heroic (ie. ‘hard mode’) but has ilevel 258.

They have different colours too, but the same model.

MMO-champion has the heroic item with a ‘heroic’ label in its tooltip, too. Not sure what happens in-game.

The heroic version is a notable upgrade to the normal item, too, so it’s not just a polish.

Normal 25-man

736 – 1105 Damage

(255.7 damage per second)

+147 Strength

+155 Stamina

Blue Socket

Socket Bonus: +4 Strength

Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 90 (1.96% @ L80).

Equip: Increases your armor penetration rating by 82 (6.66% @ L80).

Heroic 25-man

811 – 1217 Damage

(281.7 damage per second)

+158 Strength

+174 Stamina

Red Socket

Blue Socket

Socket Bonus: +6 Strength

Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 94 (2.05% @ L80).

Equip: Increases your armor penetration rating by 94 (7.63% @ L80).

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4 comments to New 'heroic' items

  • dozenz

    Makes sense to me.

    With the frequency of content coming out I don’t want them wasting time just so Version 2 of the same instance drops different looking items than version 1.

  • Gravity
    Twitter: gravitydk

    Agreed. I can see the logic too. I’d prefer them to design new raid content than have different looks for weapons/armour.

  • Shayzani
    Twitter: Shayzani

    I don’t think that its always an issue of new armor vs new raid content or what have you. I think it would probably have more to do with performance issues.

    That said, I do think they’re perfectly capable of designing armor sets that aren’t just recolor’s and still producing raid content.

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