Heirloom Gear Guide

Heirloom Gear Guide
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: April 24, 2024
  • Updated: May 2, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Heirlooms are special pieces of equipment that scale with the level of your character and provide an experience bonus as well as powerful scaling stats. They are ideal for leveling, not only for the increased experience they provide but because you will not need to replace them as you level up. Heirlooms are also account bound, meaning that once you obtain one, you will be able to use it for any character on the same account.

Once an heirloom has been acquired, it will appear in the Heirloom tab of your Collections window. There you can click on it, and a new copy of the item will be added to your character’s bag. You do not need to purchase the item again or send it by mail.

Currently there are two types of heirlooms in the game. Heirlooms from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion can scale up to level 80, while those that were added in Cataclysm can scale all the way to 85. Most heirlooms can be bought with gold. Some can also be bought with other forms of currency. We’ll cover where and how you can buy each piece in this guide.

Where to Buy Heirlooms

Heirlooms can be bought in a few different places depending on the currency you wish to purchase them with. Note that guild heirlooms are bought with gold, but you will need to reach a certain level of Guild Reputation first.

Wow Alliance Crest Alliance Heirloom Vendors

Vendor Name
Currency
Location
Brammold Deepmine
Justice Points
Curiosities & Moore in Dalaran (50, 57)
Enchanter Isian
Justice Points
The Silver Enclave in Dalaran (37, 56)
Shay Pressler
Gold (Guild)
The Trade District in Stormwind (65, 77)
Steeg Haskell
Gold (Guild)
The Commons in Ironforge (36, 86)
Velia Moonbow
Gold (Guild)
Warrior’s Terrace in Darnassus (64, 38)
Nuri
Gold (Guild)
Trader’s Tier in The Exodar (54, 71)
Riha
Gold (Guild)
Terrace of Light in Shattrath (59, 47)
Mirla Silverblaze
Gold (Guild)
Runeweaver Square in Dalaran (53, 55)
Liliana Emberfrost
Old Town in Stormwind (74, 68)
Knight Dameron
Wintergrasp Fortress in Wintergrasp (52, 18)
(Only when the Alliance control Wintergrasp)
Daenrand Dawncrest
Darkmoon Faire at Darkmoon Island (48, 67)
Dame Evniki Kapsalis
Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown (69, 23)

Horde Heirloom Vendors

Vendor Name
Currency
Location
Brammold Deepmine
Justice Points
Curiosities & Moore in Dalaran (50, 57)
Enchanter Erodin
Justice Points
Sunreaver’s Sanctuary in Dalaran (65, 22)
Goram
Gold (Guild)
The Valley of Strength in Orgrimmar (48, 76)
Kim Horn
Gold (Guild)
The Trade Quarter in Undercity (70, 44)
Larissia
Gold (Guild)
Walk of Elders in Silvermoon (78, 85)
Randah Songhorn
Gold (Guild)
Lower Rise in Thunder Bluff (37, 63)
Riha
Gold (Guild)
Terrace of Light in Shattrath (59, 46)
Mirla Silverblaze
Gold (Guild)
Runeweaver Square in Dalaran (53, 55)
Galra
Hall of Legends in Orgrimmar (38, 71)
Stone Guard Mukar
Wintergrasp Fortress in Wintergrasp (52, 18)
(Only when the Horde controls Wintergrasp)
Daenrand Dawncrest
Darkmoon Faire at Darkmoon Island (48, 67)
Dame Evniki Kapsalis
Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown (69, 23)

cataclysm heirloom vendor
Enchanter Erodin, an Heirloom Vendor

List of Heirlooms Available in Cataclysm

And now without further ado, here is every heirloom item that is currently available for each equipment slot along with its cost.

Head

Heirloom head pieces can only be purchased from guild vendors. They will only appear on the vendor once you have reached Revered reputation with your guild. They each cost 1500 gold.

Name
Armor Type
Primary Stat
Cost
Cloth
Intellect
1500 gold
Leather
Intellect
1500 gold
Leather
Agility
1500 gold
Mail
Intellect
1500 gold
Mail
Agility
1500 gold
Plate
Strength
1500 gold
Plate
Strength
1500 gold

Shoulder

Shoulder pieces can be purchased from multiple sources. They cost either 2175 Justice Points, 2175 Honor Points, or 60 Champion’s Seal, depending on the vendor.

Name
Armor Type
Primary Stat
Cost
Cloth
Intellect
Cloth
Intellect
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Leather
Agility
Leather
Intellect
Leather
Intellect
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Leather
Agility
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Mail
Intellect
Mail
Agility
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Mail
Intellect
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Mail
Agility
Plate
Strength
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Plate
Intellect
Plate
Strength

Back

Heirloom back pieces can only be purchased from guild vendors. They will only appear on the vendor once you have reached Friendly reputation with your guild. They each cost 1200 gold.

Name
Primary Stat
Source
Intellect
1200 gold
Agility
1200 gold
Strength
1200 gold
Strength
1200 gold

Chest

Chest pieces can be purchased from multiple sources. They cost either 2175 Justice Points or 60 Champion’s Seal, depending on the vendor.

Name
Armor Type
Primary Stat
Source
Cloth
Intellect
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Leather
Intellect
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Leather
Agility
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Mail
Agility
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Mail
Intellect
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Plate
Strength
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal

Finger

There is only one heirloom ring in the game in Cataclysm, Dread Pirate Ring, which can only be won from the Kalu’ak Fishing Derby. The derby takes place every Saturday afternoon in Dragonblight.

Trinket

Trinkets can be purchased from multiple sources. They cost either 2175 Justice Points, 2725 Honor Points, or 60 Champion’s Seal, depending on the vendor.

Name
Primary Stat
Source
Intellect
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal

Weapon

Weapons can be purchased from multiple sources. Their costs vary and are listed in the table below.

Name
Weapon Type
Primary Stat
Source
Dagger
Agility
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
Dagger
Agility
One-Hand Sword
None
One-Hand Sword
Strength
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
One-Hand Sword
Agility
2175 Justice Points
60 Champion’s Seal
One-Hand Mace
Intellect
One-Hand Mace
Intellect
2725 Justice Points
75 Champion’s Seal
One-Hand Mace
Agility
2175 Justice Points
75 Champion’s Seal
Two-Hand Axe
Strength
3500 Justice Points
95 Champion’s Seal
Two-Hand Sword
Strength
Two-Hand Mace
Agility
3500 Justice Points
95 Champion’s Seal
Staff
Intellect
3500 Justice Points
95 Champion’s Seal
Staff
Intellect
Bow
Agility
3500 Justice Points
95 Champion’s Seal
Gun
Agility

cataclysm heirlooms collections window
The Heirlooms tab in the Collections window

Enchantments for Heirlooms

Since heirlooms are considered level 1 items at all times, you won’t be able to apply high level enchantments to them. If you want to enchant your gear, here are some options that are possible for level 1 items.

Chest Enchantments

Ranged Weapon Enchantments

Melee Weapon Enchantments

 

About the Author

Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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