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26 Jan 2021

WoW Shadowlands Great Vault Guide: Weekly Reset, Raids, Mythic Keystones, PVP, Rating & more

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WoW Shadowlands players, rejoice, a new Weekly Reset means another shot at massive Great Vault loot!

Here's how to get the best loot each week in your Great Vault in Shadowlands.

Latest News - Weekly Reset Brings a Massive Shadowlands Update

A new WoW Shadowlands Update will go live in this week's Weekly Reset, which runs on 26 January from 10am to 11am EST.

This patch features huge nerfs to Castle Nathria bosses, mythic keystone dungeons (especially Necrotic Wake), Paladin, Mage, Druid, and plenty more!

Expect some big changes across the board after the update goes live.

Read over the full 26 January Shadowlands Update patch notes here!

Shadowlands Great Vault

The Great Vault in Shadowlands is a return of the weekly chest format of previous expansions. The good news is there's much more nuance and choice with the Great Vault, giving players more control of what gear they get each week.

WoW Shadowlands Great Vault Keystones Gear PVP Mythics Raids Castle Nathria
MILESTONES: The Great Vault is measured in achieving milestones

For starters, checking off milestones for your Shadowlands Great Vault will earn you more loot options when its time to open up.

That means if you kill 1, 4, or 10 Castle Nathria bosses, you'll have 1, 2, or 3 different loot options under the raid milestones.

READ MORE: WoW Shadowlands Hotfix: Patch Notes, Castle Nathria Nerfs, Balance & more

But that certainly isn't all you're limited to with the Great Vault.

Mythic+ Dungeons Great Vault

This week was the debut of Mythic plus content in Shadowlands, and it's started off as a massive success.

WoW Shadowlands Great Vault Mythic Plus Gear Ilvls
THE GRIND: Battling up your Mythic+ keys is an important part of your Great Vault gear

Mythic plus dungeons are a fantastic way to gear up for end-game content in new and exciting ways, and is more repeatable than killing the 10 Castle Nathria bosses.

For your Great Vault, completing Mythic Plus dungeons has a number of different effects on the gear you get.

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For starters, completing the milestone amount of Mythic plus dungeons in Shadowlands is a great way to bump up the number of gear choices in your Great Vault each week.

Beyond this, your highest completed Mythic Plus dungeon as well as your fourth and tenth best dungeons completed will have different effects on your loot options.

WoW Shadowlands Mythic Dungeons Keystone Great Vault Gear
ENTER AT YOUR PERIL: Mythic+ dungeons grow massively in difficulty

To maximize the Ilvl of at least one choice in your Great Vault from Mythic Plus dungeons, you'll need to push 1 Mythic+ key as far as you can.

That's because one piece of gear in your Great Vault will be based on the highest key you complete, and the other two will be based on your fourth best key, and your tenth best key.

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For a Mythic 10 key completion (note, completion, not completion beating the timer), your highest ilvl piece in your Great Vault will be a whopping 220 Ilvl!

Castle Nathria Great Vault

Along with Mythic plus content stacking up your Great Vault, Castle Nathria does a great job of this as well in Shadowlands.

WoW Shadowlands Castle Nathria Great Vault Gear Raid Ilvl
PLACE OF NIGHTMARES: Castle Nathria isn't exactly player-friendly

There are 10 bosses in Castle Nathria, which you can fight on Normal and Heroic difficulty alike.

Your Great Vault gear will depend on your boss kills, so getting down as many quality bosses as you can is important to give yourself more options.

READ MORE: WoW Shadowlands Castle Nathria Guide: Bosses, Loot, Fights & more

To grow the ilvl of your Castle Nathria Great Vault gear, you'll want to complete the milestones on the highest difficulty you can.

If you complete the milestones under Heroic difficulty, your gear options will be Heroic quality rather than Normal.

PVP Great Vault

PVP players aren't ignored when it comes to the WoW Shadowlands Great Vault - getting several PVP gearing options and milestones.

WoW Shadowlands PVP Great Vault Gear Ilvl Guide Rating arena
TALE AS OLD AS TIME: The Horde and Alliance are in perpetual conflict

For players to maximize their gear in the PVP Great Vault, reach each honor milestone for the week. This will give you at least 3 Shadowlands PVP gear pieces to choose from when it's time to open up.

To push this gear's Ilvl even further, you'll want to get your Arena rating as high as possible (can be 2v2 or 3v3 depending on your preference).

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This rating will dictate the Great Vault PVP gear's ilvl - with 1600-1799 rating, your gear options will be 213 ilvl. With 1800-2100 rating, this levels up to 220 ilvl!

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