- Author: Astrael
- Date: January 19, 2023
- Expansion: World of Warcraft
Adding to this week’s massive amount of upcoming changes, a Blue Post from yesterday confirmed that the highly anticipated Revival Catalyst will be available after Jan. 24’s scheduled maintenance, and provided some details on how it works. A vocal majority of players have expressed frustration at the nearly two-month gap between Dragonflight’s launch and the arrival of the Revival Catalyst. For some, the provided service feels necessary much sooner.
The Revival Catalyst will allow players to turn non-tier gear into corresponding tier gear for the same slot, which solves player frustration for still not having their desired tier set. Here are the details:
- To access the Revival Catalyst, players must travel to the northern side of Tyrhold in Thaldraszus. The console is located next to Antuka.
- Eligible items are earned through Mythic+ dungeons, PvP, the Vault of the Incarnates raid dungeon, Tier 2 (Epic) Storm Gear, Tier 2 Warmode gear, World Bosses, and direct options from The Great Vault.
- Tier set pieces that contribute to the tier set bonus will be granted for chests, gloves, legs, helms, and shoulders.
- Tier set appearance pieces that do not contribute to the tier set bonus will be granted for belts, boots, bracers, and cloaks.
- Gear obtained from crafting or Renown Items are not eligible for the Revival Catalyst.
The ability to use the Revival Catalyst will be gated behind a weekly, account-wide quest that awards one charge. Quest progress will require players to complete relevant Raid, Mythic+, PvP, and/or world content on a single character or combined across multiple characters on the account. Quest completion will then award a separate charge for each character on the account, including any future characters. As of launch, the maximum number of charges stored for an individual character will be capped at six.
For answers to frequently asked questions about the Revival Catalyst, see the Blue Post below.
The Revival Catalyst will become available for players after scheduled maintenance the week of January 24. To access it, characters will travel to the northern side of Tyrhold in Thaldraszus and the console is located next to the NPC Antuka.
At a base level, the Revival Catalyst will allow players to turn Season 1 Dragonflight gear into corresponding tier gear for that slot. Eligible items can be earned through Mythic+ dungeons, PvP, the Vault of the Incarnates raid dungeon, Tier 2 (Epic) Storm Gear, Tier 2 Warmode gear, World Bosses, and direct options from The Great Vault. Tier set pieces which contribute to the tier set bonus will be granted for chests, gloves, legs, helms, and shoulders. Tier set appearance pieces which do not contribute to the tier set bonus will be granted for belts, boots, bracers, and cloaks.
Each week, an account-wide quest will be available which awards a charge to the Revival Catalyst. Progress towards this quest will require players to complete relevant Raid, Mythic+, PvP, and/or world content. This can be done on a single character or combined across multiple characters on the account. Completion will then award a separate charge for each character on the account which includes any characters that get created in the future! The total number of charges that can be stored for an individual character is currently capped at 6.
If a character vendored, disenchanted, or destroyed a Dragonflight Season 1 item that you want to use for this system, please visit the World of Warcraft Item Restoration 39 page for assistance.
Some additional details:
Q: When creating tier set items with the Revival Catalyst, what is the item level of the tier piece after the process is complete? Is it the same item level as the base piece or are there item level ranges that snap to LFR, Normal, Heroic, and Mythic item levels for tier?
A: The resulting item will have the same item level of the item that you put into the catalyst. It also keeps Mythic/PvP upgrade paths, tertiary stats (leech, speed, etc.), and sockets.
Q: Are tier set items created by the Revival Catalyst upgradeable or do you need to remake the tier with a higher item level base piece?
A: You’ll want to remake it with a higher item level base piece, unless the initial version had an upgrade path from PvP or Mythic+ and you earned currency to allow it to be upgraded in that way. For example, if you convert a non-set 9/12 helm from Mythic+ to a 9/12 tier piece, you will be able to use the Valor currency to upgrade it to a 12/12 tier piece.
Q: What secondary stats (Haste, Versatility, etc.) will be on the items made by the Revival Catalyst?
A: The tier pieces all have specific secondary stats regardless of what item is put into the system, only the tertiary stats (Leech, Speed, etc.), and sockets carry over.
Q: What gear is not eligible for use in the Revival Catalyst?
A: Items that are not eligible for the Revival Catalyst include items gained from crafting and from the Renown track.