heirloom gear guide

Heirlooms are special pieces of equipment that scale with the level of your character and provide an experience bonus. 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 that account. Heirlooms received a buff for the Dragonflight expansion, and will generally be much more powerful than any other gear you can acquire at that level.

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, heirlooms can scale up to level 59, which should get you up to Dragonflight content. Heirlooms must be upgraded in order to continue scaling, but once upgraded, they are upgraded for the entire account. 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, and how to upgrade them. But first, the heirloom achievements!

heirloom hoarder achievement
The Heirloom Hoarder achievement

How to Get the Chauffered Chopper

The Chauffeured Chopper is a level 1 mount that you can get by collecting heirlooms. It is the only mount you can use before learning the Riding skill at level 20. This mount is pretty nice to have if you’re leveling alts – which is probably the case if you’re collecting heirlooms in the first place.

Here are the achievements you can get for collecting heirlooms. When you have completed all four by collecting 35 heirlooms in total, you will receive your mount.

The mount has a 60% speed increase over running, which does not go up with your Riding skill. This is because you’re not the one driving it. Your driver is Franklin Martin if you’re Alliance, or Koak Hoburn if you’re Horde. You ride in the sidecar, but you still control the vehicle’s movement.

The Heirloom Set Bonuses

Wearing multiple heirloom pieces together will grant you set bonuses. Heirlooms no longer have individual experience bonuses like they once did. Instead, you will get your experience bonuses from wearing a set of heirlooms, collectively known as Regalia of Fabled Adventurers.

There are eight heirloom slots that count toward the set bonuses: Heirloom Helm, Heirloom Necklace, Heirloom Shoulders, Heirloom Cloak, Heirloom Chestpiece, Heirloom Legs, and two Heirloom Rings. Weapons and off-hands do not count toward the set bonuses. You will need to wear heirlooms in six of those eight slots to activate all of the set bonuses.

The set bonuses are:

  • (2) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by 30%.
  • (3) Set: Increases your out-of-combat regeneration in the outdoors, normal dungeons and battlegrounds.
  • (5) Set: Gaining a level triggers Burst of Knowledge, dealing Holy damage to nearby enemies and granting you 40%to your primary stat for 2 min. Defeating enemies extends this effect, up to an additional 2 min.
  • (6) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by an additional 30%.

collections heirloom tab
The Heirlooms tab in Collections

Where to Buy Heirlooms

Heirlooms can be bought in several different places depending on the currency you wish to purchase them with.

  • Guild heirlooms are bought with gold, but they must first be unlocked by completing guild achievements.
  • Brawler’s Guild heirlooms are also bought with gold, but must be unlocked through the Brawler’s Guild
Vendor Name
Currency
Location
Krom Stoutarm
Gold
Hall of Explorers, Ironforge (75, 10)
Shay Pressler
Gold (Guild)
The Trade District, Stormwind (65, 77)
Steeg Haskell
Gold (Guild)
The Commons, Ironforge (36, 84)
Velia Moonbow
Gold (Guild)
Warrior’s Terrace, Darnassus (64, 38)
Nuri
Gold (Guild)
Trader’s Tier, The Exodar (54, 71)
Riha
Gold (Guild)
Terrace of Light, Shattrath (59, 47)
Mirla Silverblaze
Gold (Guild)
Runeweaver Square, Dalaran (52, 56)
Quackenbush
Gold (Brawler’s Guild)
Bizmo’s Brawlpub, Deeprun Tram, Stormwind (67, 34)
Liliana Emberfrost
Old Town, Stormwind (74, 68)
Knight Dameron
Wintergrasp Fortress, Wintergrasp (52, 18) (Only when the Alliance control Wintergrasp)
Daenrand Dawncrest
Darkmoon Faire, Darkmoon Island (48, 67)
Dame Evniki Kapsalis
Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown (69, 23)
Provisioner Stoutforge
Tradewinds Market, Boralus (67, 26)
Vendor Name
Currency
Location
Estelle Gendry
Gold
The Rogues’ Quarter, Undercity (78, 76) (Before the Battle of Lordaeron)
Pathfinder’s Den, Orgrimmar (57, 90) (After the Battle of Lordaeron)
Goram
Gold (Guild)
The Valley of Strength, Orgrimmar (48, 76)
Randah Songhorn
Gold (Guild)
Center Rise, Thunder Bluff (38, 63)
Kim Horn
Gold (Guild)
The Trade Quarter, Undercity (70, 44)
Larissia
Gold (Guild)
Walk of Elders, Silvermoon (78, 85)
Riha
Gold (Guild)
Terrace of Light, Shattrath (59, 47)
Mirla Silverblaze
Gold (Guild)
Runeweaver Square, Dalaran (52, 56)
Paul North
Gold (Brawler’s Guild)
Brawl’gar Arena, Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar (70, 31)
Galra
Valley of Spirits, Orgrimmar (38, 70)
Stone Guard Mukar
Wintergrasp Fortress, Wintergrasp (52, 18) (Only when the Horde control Wintergrasp)
Daenrand Dawncrest
Darkmoon Faire, Darkmoon Island (48, 67)
Dame Evniki Kapsalis
Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown (69, 23)
Provisioner Mukra
The Docks, Dazar’alor (51, 95)
krom soutarm alliance heirloom vendor
Krom Stoutarm in Ironforge

How to Upgrade Heirlooms

By default, a new heirloom will only scale up to level 29. Beyond that point, its stats will not scale any higher and it will not count toward any set bonuses. In order to rectify that, you will need to upgrade the item.

To upgrade a weapon you will need an Heirloom Scabbard. To upgrade any other piece, you will need an Heirloom Armor Casing. These can both be purchased from most of the heirloom vendors listed in the section above, as well as from Timewalking vendors and many holiday vendors. You can also acquire two of each from a level 3 garrison quest chain, starting with the quest Mystery Notebook.

Here are all of the Heirloom tokens along with their levels and their costs:

Complete List of Heirlooms

And now without further ado, here is every heirloom item that is currently available for each equipment slot!

Heirloom head pieces can only be purchased from guild vendors. You must have Friendly reputation with your guild to buy them. They each cost 500 gold.

Name
Armor Type
Source
Cloth
Guild vendor
Leather
Guild vendor
Leather
Guild vendor
Mail
Guild vendor
Mail
Guild vendor
Plate
Guild vendor
Plate
Guild vendor
Plate
Guild vendor

Eternal neck pieces can be purchased from standard heirloom vendors for 700 gold. The Man’ari Training Amulet is a reward for the Assault on Felfire Armory mission in the Class Hall, which is made available through the Felfire Shattering quest.

Name
Source
Gold vendor
Gold vendor
Gold vendor
Gold vendor
Gold vendor
Gold vendor
Class Hall mission: Assault on Felfire Armory

All shoulder pieces can be purchased from standard heirloom vendors for 500 gold. Half of them can also be bought with 8 Mark of Honor, and the other half can be purchased with either 25 Champion’s Seal or 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Name
Armor Type
Source
Cloth
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Cloth
Leather
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Leather
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Leather
Leather
Mail
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Mail
Mail
Mail
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Plate
Plate
Plate
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Plate
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor

Most heirloom back pieces can only be purchased from guild vendors. You must have Friendly reputation with your guild to buy them. They each cost 500 gold. There is also one heirloom cloak for each faction that can be purchased for 75 PVP service medals.

Name
Source
Guild vendor
Guild vendor
Guild vendor
Guild vendor
Banded Gilnean Cloak (Alliance only)

All chest pieces can be purchased from standard heirloom vendors for 500 gold. All except for one can also be purchased with either 25 Champion’s Seal or 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Name
Armor Type
Source
Cloth
Leather
Leather
Mail
Mail
Plate
Plate
Plate
Gold vendor

Heirloom leg pieces can only be purchased from guild vendors. Your guild must complete the Working Better as a Team guild achievement to unlock them. You must have Honored reputation with your guild to buy them. They each cost 500 gold.

Name
Armor Type
Source
Cloth
Guild vendor
Leather
Guild vendor
Leather
Guild vendor
Mail
Guild vendor
Mail
Guild vendor
Plate
Guild vendor
Plate
Guild vendor
Plate
Guild vendor

There are only four heirloom rings. Three are from garrison shipyard missions. The fourth is a reward from Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza, which happens every Sunday and can only be won by 50 people each week.

Name
Source
Garrison shipyard mission: The House Always Wins
Garrison shipyard mission: For Hate’s Sake
Garrison shipyard mission: The Wave Mistress

Heirloom trinkets come from a variety of places. Several can be purchased from standard heirloom vendors for 700 gold. The other sources are as follows:

Name
Source
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Dwarven War Horn (Alliance only)
Hymnal of the 7th Legion (Alliance only)
Tidesages’ Warscroll (Alliance only)
Orcish War Horn (Horde only)
Win Darkmoon Dominator 13 times
Garrison mission: The Consuming Void

Most heirloom weapons can be purchased from standard heirloom vendors. One-hand weapons and polearms can be bought for 650 gold and two-hand and ranged weapons are 750 gold. Other sources are as follows:

Name
Weapon Type
Primary Stat
Source
Dagger
Agility
Dagger
Agility
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Fist Weapon
Agility
Brawler’s Guild vendor
One-Hand Sword
None
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
One-Hand Sword
Strength
One-Hand Sword
Agility
One-Hand Mace
Intellect
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
One-Hand Mace
Intellect
One-Hand Mace
Agility
Polearm
Agility
Gold vendor
Polearm
Agility
Two-Hand Axe
Strength
Two-Hand Sword
Strength
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Two-Hand Mace
Agility
Staff
Agility
Staff
Intellect
Staff
Intellect
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor
Bow
Agility
Gun
Agility
Gold vendor
Mark of Honor vendor

There are only three off-hand heirlooms, and two of them are shields. They can all be purchased from standard heirloom vendors for 700 gold, or with either 25 Champion’s Seal or 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Name
Type
Source
Off-hand
Shield
Shield

There are a few other miscellaneous items that are classified as heirlooms. We’ll list those here for the sake of completion.

Flight Maps

This is a set of heirloom toys which will allow your alts to learn flight paths without having to discover them. These can be purchased from standard heirloom vendors for 10,000 gold a piece.

Sons of Hodir Shoulder Enchants

These shoulder enchantments were made into heirloom items to make them easier to obtain on alts. They require Exalted reputation to purchase from the Sons of Hodir quartermaster and cost 100 gold.

Mists of Pandaria Reputation Commendations

While these are technically heirloom items, they function more as account-wide unlocks. Unlocking them requires reaching Revered with the associated faction on any character on your account. The commendations can then be bought for 50 gold each. Once used, they will double reputation gains with that faction for all characters on your account.

preened druid heirloom set
The Preened heirloom set and Eagletalon Spear

Unobtainable Heirlooms

There are two sets of heirloom items from the Warlords of Draenor expansion that are no longer obtainable in the game, but still usable if you have already collected them. These items don’t show up in the Collections window unless you already have them.

These were high-level heirloom weapons that dropped from Garrosh Hellscream, the final boss in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. There is a different version of each weapon that dropped from each raid difficulty (except for Raid Finder). If you have collected them, they can now be used from level one like any other heirloom weapon. They are the only heirloom items that have gem sockets.

Name
Weapon Type
Primary Stat
Shield
Intellect
One-Hand Axe
Agility
Two-Hand Axe
Strength
One-Hand Sword
Strength
Polearm
Agility
Dagger
Agility
Shield
Strength
Off-Hand
Intellect
Bow
Agility
One-Hand Mace
Intellect
Staff
Intellect

These trinkets had a chance to drop from mythic dungeon bosses in Warlords of Draenor. Like the weapons that dropped from Garrosh, they used to be only for higher level characters, but can now be used from level one.

 

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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 and indie games.
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