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WoW Wrath Classic (WotLK) Heirloom Guide

WotLK Classic brings many new quality-of-life changes to the game. One of which is heirloom gear. These special items will grant a character bonus experience for leveling while wearing them.

There are no class restrictions for heirlooms, they are only limited by armor type.

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How to get heirlooms in Wrath Classic (WotLK)?

Level 80 characters can purchase most heirlooms by exchanging various amounts of Emblem of Heroism. Later, they can also be bought with Champion’s Seal from the Argent Tournament.

However, it might be the case that they’re bought with Emblem of Valor (via exchanging) in Wrath Classic, as the game will launch on Patch 3.3.5.

Certain heirlooms can also be acquired from Wintergrasp, and bought with Stone Keeper’s Shard. The heirlooms available are either weapons or shoulders.

WoW Wrath Classic (WotLK) Heirloom Guide

Heirloom Armor in Wrath Classic

Each armor piece grants +10% bonus XP to a character. In WotLK, heirlooms are only available for two gear slots, shoulders, and chest (there’s also one ring). There are two different shoulders for each type, one acquired from PvE content currency and another from PvP content.

Mage, Warlock, & Priest Heirlooms

(Cloth, Intellect)

Rogue / Feral Druid Heirlooms

(Leather, Agility)

Resto Druid, Balance Druid Heirlooms

(Leather, Intellect)

Hunter & Enhancement Shaman Heirlooms

(Mail, Agility)

Resto Shaman & Elemental Shaman Heirlooms

Note: Holy Paladins will also use these as well.

(Mail, Intellect)

Warrior, Prot & Ret Paladin, Death Knight Heirlooms

(Plate, Strength)

Holy Paladin Heirlooms

(Plate, Intellect)

Ring Heirlooms in Wrath Classic

This is a special reward from the two weekly fishing events in Wrath Classic. It grants +5% bonus XP.

Trinket Heirlooms in Wrath Classic

Heirloom trinkets do not grant bonus XP.

Weapon Heirlooms in Wrath Classic

Heirloom weapons do not grant bonus XP.

One-Handed Mace

One-Handed Sword



Two-Handed Mace

Two-Handed Sword

Two-Handed Axe



Heirloom Enchants

These are the working enchants that can be applied to heirlooms in WotLK Classic. TBC enchants don’t work as they require items that are level 35+ and the heirlooms are classed as level 1, regardless of what they’re currently scaled to.




Heirlooms are essential for leveling alts faster and are a welcome addition to the game for many players. However, the downside of them is that they do take away the upgrading-gear element of leveling, which degrades the overall RPG experience of the game for some players.

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Saturday 17th of December 2022

Missing the balanced heartseeker emblem of heroism dagger, and the crusader enchant description should read "has a reduced effect for players above level 60."


Saturday 17th of December 2022

Updated, thanks!


Wednesday 9th of November 2022

would be nice if you could show best weapons for classes and show stats of certain gear at higher levels :)


Tuesday 25th of October 2022

this guide states that you can put major spell power on heriloom weapon which is incorrect, made me spend a lot of gold for nothing


Saturday 15th of October 2022

why does every guide on heirlooms skip shoulder enchants... ?